Every year famous celebrities, award winning actors, producers, and directors, are invited to The GBK EMMY gift lounge – to be given high end gifts of all kinds. In this recent TV news broadcast we will take you inside to visit The 2024 GBK Emmys & Critics’ Choice Luxury Lounge @the Beverly Wilshire Hotel Presented by LA Smile & GBK Brand Bar celebrating the 75th Annual Emmy Awards and the Critic’s Choice Awards, which is named: “Pooph’s Critics’ Choice Luxury Lounge Presented by LA Smile Dentistry & GBK Brand Bar” in Beverly Hills, California at the iconic and elegant Beverly Wilshire Hotel, at their famous and beautiful Rose Garden on the 2nd Floor with a great view of Beverly Hills!
GBK Brand Bar, the team behind the decade’s most exclusive gifting lounges, hosted this lounge, to make it a star-studded 2-day event, with the Award Nominees, Presenters, Winners, Actors, Musicians, Singers, VIPs, and Celebrities that were there in person, who were honored with over $50K in the hottest gifts, trips, and luxury items, while overlooking Rodeo Drive!In the above photo our TV Show Host & Reporter: Margie Rey interviewed: GBK Founder & CEO Gavin Keilly, who has given over $10 million to over 50 charities since 2002! As part of his commitment to giving back, at this Gift Lounge he partnered with: animal rescue organizations, including, Angel City Pit Bulls, and Paws for Life K9 Rescue, and The Collective Identity Mentoring, a grassroots mentoring program for black girls and gender-expansive youth. So stay tuned from more from Gavin & GBK Gift Lounges, at all the biggest events in showbiz!!
Some of the attending guests included Oscar winners, Angela Bassett & Mira Sorvino!
Mira Katherine Sorvino was born September 28, 1967, and is an American actress. She won the Academy Award and Golden Globe for Best Supporting Actress for her performance in Woody Allen’s Mighty Aphrodite (1995). She also starred in the films Romy and Michele’s High School Reunion (1997), Mimic (1997), Lulu on the Bridge (1998), The Replacement Killers (1998), Summer of Sam (1999), Like Dandelion Dust (2009), and Sound of Freedom (2023). For her work in television, she was nominated for a Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Limited Series or Movie for her portrayal of Marilyn Monroe in Norma Jean & Marilyn (1996), and twice nominated for a Golden Globe for Best Actress – Miniseries or Television Film, again for her performance as Marilyn Monroe and for her leading role in Human Trafficking (2005). Below are photos from when our TV Show Host & Reporter: Margie Rey interviewed Mira:
Angela Evelyn Bassett (born August 16, 1958) is known for her work in film and television since the 1980s, she has received various accolades, including two Golden Globe Awards, in addition to nominations for two Academy Awards and eight Primetime Emmy Awards. Time magazine named her one of the 100 most influential people in the world in 2023, and she received an Academy Honorary Award in 2024! Below is a photo of Margie & Angela: Angela had her breakthrough portraying singer Tina Turner in the biopic What’s Love Got to Do with It (1993), which won her a Golden Globe Award and a nomination for the Academy Award for Best Actress. She had success starring in Boyz n the Hood (1991), Malcolm X (1992), Waiting to Exhale (1995), Vampire in Brooklyn (1995), How Stella Got Her Groove Back (1998), and Music of the Heart (1999). In the following decades, she took on supporting roles in the drama Notorious (2009), and the action films Green Lantern (2011), Olympus Has Fallen (2013), and London Has Fallen (2016). She also played Queen Ramonda in the Marvel Cinematic Universe films Black Panther (2018), Avengers: Endgame (2019), and Black Panther: Wakanda Forever (2022). For the latter, she won another Golden Globe and was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress.
There was many Emmy & Critics’ Choice winners, nominees, and presenters such as Brian Cox from award winning show Succession, Chris MacDonald, Karen Pittman from Morning Show, Scott Evans from the award-winning film, ‘Barbie’, Liza Colon Zayas from ‘The Bear’, Akbar Gbajabiamila, Bridget Everett, Carl Anthony Payne, and other award nominated shows including the cast members of the nominated series ‘Jury Duty’, Cast members from ‘Ted Lasso’, William Stanford Davis and Chris Perfetti from ‘Abbott Elementary’, Josh Whitehouse and Ayesha Harris from ‘Daisy Jones & The Six’, and Hector Elizondo & Jason Grey-Stanford from ‘Monk’s Last Case’. Some of the other stars in attendance included Luenell Campbell, Deon Cole, Nika King, Armin Amiri, Sofia Sanchez, Shari Belafonte, Neil Ellice, Abby Ryder, Calah Lane, Michael Irby, and many, many more.
The scene was buzzing with celebrities catching up with friends, cuddling puppies, and enjoying music from DJ Adam of ADM Entertainment on the roof. Each was honored with items from POOPH, the #1 best-selling pet odor eliminator on the market that is safe, non-toxic, fragrance-free and works instantly. Pooph also donated a year supply in the name of each celebrity to the pet shelter of choice.
Once inside the lounge, the celebrated guests enjoyed delicious spirits from El Cristiano ultra-premium Tequila 1761. Our Entertainment Today TV Show Host: Margie Rey interviewed the company rep: Carla Rea at her booth: To order your own bottle of this fine Tequila go to: @ElChristianoTequila OR EL-Cristiano.com
Each guest received customized treatment plans with Dr. Shawn Davaie of LA Smile Specialists, a premium dental office in Beverly Hills that understands the importance of healthy and attractive smiles. In the below photo you can see our TV Show Host & Reporter: Margie Rey interviewing SHAWN DAVAIE, DDS: This is a great company that we can recommend : The LA Smile Specialists, who you can call at 424-DR-SMILE: 9777 Wilshire Blvd, Suite 915, Beverly Hills, CA 90212, P: 424-377-6453, E: firstname.lastname@example.org, WEB: lasmilespecialists.com
Dr. Shawn graduated from the prestigious University, NYU with honors in Aesthetics and Cosmetic Dentistry. He has been honored with multiple awards for his work including First Place Award from American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry. His work has been published in articles & books such as Modern Dentistry Clinics of North America. Dr. Shawn believes in working closely with patients until their desired smile outcome is achieved!
He cares deeply about his patients oral healthcare and overall well being. He has invested in all of the newest and most up to date technology available to provide the latest and best possible treatment for each and every patient. Dr. Shawn believes in giving back to the community both domestically and abroad. He is a member of The Flying Samaritans which provides free dental services to underserved populations south of the border. He has also done a number of mission trips providing free dental care for various communities in North America.
Overall, a dental consultation can help you maintain good oral health, prevent future problems, and ensure that your smile is bright and healthy for years to come. With his expertise and advanced techniques, Dr. Shawn can redesign your smile, help you gain the confidence and comfort you deserve. Whether you need routine cleanings and checkups, restorative treatments, or cosmetic procedures to enhance the appearance of your teeth, he and his team are dedicated to providing you with the best possible care. At their dental office, their understand the importance of a healthy and attractive smile, and they work with their patients to develop personalized treatment plans that meet their unique needs and goals. With Dr. Shawn and his team, you can trust that your dental health is in great hands!
Guests enjoyed being honored by Michael Todd Beauty’s award-winning organically based skin care products and at-home beauty devices that ‘bring the spa home’ by Spa Sciences. On this show our TV Show Host: Margie Rey interviewed Michael Todd, along with along with all the other booths with their great products. Sailrock Resort, a premier luxury 5-star resort in Turks and Caicos Island presented a 5-night stay with a private villa, Care A2+, an Australian wellness company providing baby formula to nourish your children naturally with proven results provided their product to guests in need and allowed them to make a donation of product to a woman in need, and Fog Crest Vineyard, the only black-female owned vineyard in Sonoma!
Other brands being gifted included: $1000 Gift Certificates of sandwiches by Ike’s Love and Sandwiches, who has 1007 different types of amazing high quality premium sandwiches, with locations across the USA. On this show our TV Show Host: Margie Rey again interviewed Ike: Angela Bassett loved Ike’s sandwiches, and posed with him in the below photo: My personal favorite sandwich is the Matt Cain, which actually has won an award for Best Sports Sandwich at the ESPY Awards! Matthew Thomas Cain is an American former professional baseball pitcher who played his entire Major League Baseball career for the San Francisco Giants from 2005 to 2017. You can learn about that during Margie’s interview with Ike: There was some unique vegan candles and body butter by Milena Los Angeles, luxury athleisure wear by Rear Ended “Frame the Booty”, fantastic products that support the body’s natural detoxification by Roots Brands, as well as Shikohin’s Japanese longevity skincare line for men. Guests were excited to receive Emeril Everyday products by Emeril Lagasse and items from the fun doggy lifestyle brand, Glow Pups. Action Takers Publishing provided ghostwriting and publishing services giving top talent the opportunity to the write their own book and become a number one best seller. Other items included Rest Duvet’s Evercool Cooling Comforters, Price.com gift cards, and an additional hotel stay by La Casa del Camino Hotel in Laguna Beach, along with globally recognized travel essentials by Lo & Sons. Our news crew of: Steve, Margie, and Richard posed for a photo on the 2nd floor of the famous and beautiful Rose Garden, of the iconic and elegant Beverly Wilshire Hotel, with great views of Beverly Hills, and Rodeo Drive: Below I posed for a photo in a traditional English Phone Booth: Thanks for watching, and stay stuned for more from the Awards Season, The Super Bowl in Las Vegas, TheFitExpo, Natural Products Expo West, and The LA Marathon!