By: Linita Masters
Emmy weekend 2015 and the celebrities were out celebrating and picking up some swag at Extra’s 1st Annual “Weekend Of | Lounge presented by ON3 at The London, West Hollywood. The event was hosted by Extra’s Mario Lopez, Tracey Edmonds and Charissa Thompson.
Funnyman Anthony Anderson “Black-ish” and 2015 nominee for “Lead Actor in a Comedy Series “was dressed to the 9’s when he stopped by New Balance who gifted celebs with its latest Vazee Rush running shoes and apparel from its upcoming Fall 2015 collection. New Balance was making donations to SUSAN G. KOMEN for the Cure on behalf of each talent that stopped by. A pair of pink Lace Up for the Cure Vazee Pace shoes would be donated to a survivor or co-survivor of his/her choice. NEW BALANCE Apparel from the Fall 2015 Collection www.newbalance.com
Actress Zendaya along with her parents and singer/actor (and bestie!) Trevor Jackson, looked nice and comfy on the SIMMONS BEAUTYREST Recharge Hybrid Mattress + Diamond Luxe Pillows, writing “Slay on a Simmons Beautyrest pillow, living up to her nickname “Cut-Throat” in Taylor Swift’s “Bad Blood” music video. About her friendship with Taylor, she said Taylor just randomly texted her and they hit it off.
Actress Dascha Polanco “Orange is the New Black” looked relaxed and beautiful as she lounged on the Simmons BeautyRest . Celebs were asked to complete the How you “get your BeautyRest” board. Simmons Beautyrest gifted their Recharge Hybrid mattress and Diamond Luxe pillows. (Get your Beautyrest.) www.beautyrest.com
Why park yourself, when you can valet? Luxe On-Demand Valet Parking, a service and app that sends valets to park your car no matter where you are — gifted certificates for one year unlimited on-demand personal valet parking services.
Anthony Anderson pretended to be guests on-demand valet with the LUXE app and Laverne Cox “ Orange is the New Black “, was definitely interested in learning more about LUXE letting us know that she would be moving to Los Angeles soon and would need to learn to drive. LUXE 1-Year of Unlimited On-Demand Personal Valet Parking Service (thru the Luxe App) www.luxe.com
Jane Lynch ”Glee” and Jason Ritter “Gravity Falls” dropped in for a quick game a Jenga at Centrum VitaMints who gifted celebs with their newest “VitaMints,” a multi vitamin that’s taken like a mint, plus Fitbit activity trackers to monitor their health. www.CentrumVitaMints.com
Zendaya, Anthony Anderson along with his on-screen son Miles Brown (both rocking powder blue suits) and Ben Barnes “Sons of Liberty” all took a spin and maybe a spill or two (Shh! I won’t tell) on the Hovertrax by Inventist, Inc, a portable, personal transportation device created by Inventist. This double-wheeled, self-balancing board moves when you move. Self-balancing technology and independently moving platforms detect your every move to ensure smooth effortless travel.www.inventist.com
Celebs got a chance to find out if they would dare to go ”commando” with Cottonelle who gifted concierge cards for a one-year supply of toilet paper, a house call from Queen Bee Salon & Spa and a one-year subscription to Apple Music. Before leaving, legendary “butt sketch” artist Krandel Lee Newton drew the celebrity’s backside. www.cottonelle.com
Actors Jordon Peele “Life in Pieces”, Constance Zimmer “Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.”, Chelsea Peretti “Gravity Falls”, got their nails “did” with JAMBERRY Manicures with Nail Wrap Applications + Gift Set of Nail Wraps, Mini-Heater & More (easy-to-apply nail wraps in hundreds of designs, salon-quality nail lacquer & new TruShine At-home Gel Enamel System) www.jamberrynails.com.
TV Personality Kristine Leahy and Actress Elaine Hendrix (Sex, Drugs and Rock’n’Roll) decided it was time for a little nosh with SABRA Refrigerated Dips & Spreads + Nambe Chip & Dip Bowl www.sabra.com
Singer Heather Russell pulled up the WowWee REV app and battled robot enhanced cars. The WowWee REV vehicle comes with a drone vehicle, so you can play against a friend or against the drone. And who could resist snapping selfies with an adorable WowWee SnapPet, selfie-taking pets. WOWWEE REV (Robot Enhanced Vehicles – app enabled, built for speed and battle) and SnapPets www.wowwee.com
Azure Parsons “The Astronaut Wives Club” received a demo of the LE MIEUX SKIN PERFECTER 4-in-1 Beauty Tool (gently cleanse, exfoliate & accelerate absorption of skincare treatments) Celebs were gifted the system to cleanse and exfoliate their naturally beautiful complexions www.skinperfecter.com
Actor , Writer, Producer, Director Keenan Ivory Wayans and Actor Joshua Malina “Scandal” were gifted Wireless Mobile speakers Ultimate Ears Boom 2 by ULTIMATE EARS www.ultimateears.com
Celebs were able to indulge in some of Nick Meyers’ (winner of the 2015 Diplomático World Tournament for the U.S.) signature cocktails by Rum Diplomático that were specially created for the Extra Lounge. RUM DIPLOMÁTICO Diplomático Reserva Exclusiva www.rondiplomatico.com
Celebs like were able to select some jewelry to be desired from the JILL RENO COLLECTION. Constance Zimmer, Azure Parsons tried on a few pieces before making their selections. We were told that the rosary style necklace was a celeb favorite that evening… www.JillRenoCollection.com
Elaine Hendrix and Constance Zimmer looked absolutely stunning in their AQUASWISS Luxury Watches being gifted by AQUASWISS www.aquaswisswatch.com
Jordon Peele, Chelsea Peretti, Constance Zimmer and Keenan Ivory Wayans know you can’t go wrong with denim as they browsed through DSTLD Premium Denim clothing racks. Zendaya loved the line and requested a pair of black jeans, a few white tees and a leather jacket – her “obsession”. DSTLD Premium Denim + Luxe Essentials (without the retail markup) www.dstld.us
Yara Shahidi, Constance Zimmer and Chelsea Peretti looked gorgeous in Vanessa Lianne Jewelry. The Brooklyn, NY designer, Vanessa Perel-Panar, showed off her beautifully handcrafted jewelry line that included a stunning Gold plated Cobra cuff, and my favorite, the Esme snake ring. VANESSA LIANNE JEWELRY Handmade in Brooklyn NY www.vanessalianne.com
Ben Barnes could have packed up some of his swag in his BOMBATA BAG while Marasai Martin ( Black-ish) and Melanie Lynskey “Togetherness” did their best “Price is Right” modeling with theirs. BOMBATA BAGS Aviatore Trolley Bag + Laptop and Tablet Cases www.bombatabags.com
Yara Shahidi and Azure Parsons got a little brow touch up and tutorial shaping session from Sania Vucetaj of Sania’s Brow Bar. SANIA’S BROW BAR Brow Shaping by Brow Specialist Sania Vucetaj + Pencil & Tweezers Set www.saniasbrowbar.com
You couldn’t help but be drawn in by the phenomenal aroma coming from Shea Chic. Adrienne Bailon “ Cheetah Girls” was definitely taken by the handmade soap from owner and creator April Leffingwell’s line of all Natural Artisan handmade Bath and Beauty Products.Shea Chic California Girl Coconut Frosting Body Cream is a must have. SHEA CHIC www.sheachic.com
Celebs got their thirst quenched with ESSENTIA WATER Ionized Alkaline Water www.essentiawater.com
Stars also scored…
CRUNCH 1-Year Gym Membership + 1-Year Crunch Live Membership www.crunch.com / www.crunchlive.com , BATISTE Dry Shampoo www.batistehair.com, MIRA BOOKS “The Gilded Life of Matilda Duplaine” by Alex Brunkhorst www.mirabooks.com, DONSUEMOR Artisanal European Specialty Baked Goods (madeleines, French almond cakes, biscotti’s, nonettes), www.donsuemor.com, ANDIZ One-of-a-Kind Handmade Boots for Men & Women www.andiz4u.com, RA_ BAR BEAUTY Reaccredit Card for Hair Service at Luxury Salon in Beverly Hills www.RABarBeauty.com, MATCHA MARKETPLACE Green Tea Oatmeal www.matchamarketplace.com and Dr. Sam Saleh Laser Teeth Whitening.
Other Celebrity Attendees included:
Extra Hosts Mario Lopez, Tracey Edmonds, Renee Bargh, and Terri Seymour, along with a stellar cast of star-studded actors and musicians including Jane Lynch, Samuel L. Jackson, Gina Rodriguez, Matt LeBlanc, Felicity Huffman, Taryn Manning, Laverne Cox, Zendaya, Jamie Pressly, Rico Rodriguez, Alan Cummings, Adrienne Bailon, Anthony Anderson, Beau Bridges, Candis Cayne, Chris Daughtry, Colman Domingo, Cornelius Smith Jr., Dascha Polanco, Dennis O’Hare, Finn Wittrock, Katherine Schwarzenegger, Khandi Alexander, Maksim Chmerkovskiy, Max Martini, Michael Kenneth Williams, Rachel Melvin, Tony Hale, Lea DeLaria, Richard Cabral, and more.
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