SVEDKA Vodka really knows how to throw a party. After covering the red carpet at Logo’s NewNowNext Awards, Alex and I jetted over to SVEDKA’s “Night of a Billion Reality Stars” to join in on the fun. Thankfully, Lexington Social House was literally across the street, so we didn’t have to worry about getting stuck in LA traffic. Being a huge reality television fan, I jumped at the chance to be in a room full of reality TV’s most familiar faces. While there wasn’t a billion, if certainly felt like it. Every time I turned around, I was bumping into a reality star I loved. I’m talking to you Kyle Richards and Lo Bosworth.
The celebration marked SVEDKA Vodka’s partnership with FunnyOrDie.com on three comedic shorts which spoof the outrageous and inevitable future of reality TV and star Joan Rivers, Brian Austin Green, talking dogs and Jeff Probst, among others. The first video in the series, which will roll out over a period of three consecutive weeks, premiered today, April 8, 2011. Here it is below:
“The Planet’s Most Extreme Model, Designer, Chef, Lover, Dancer, Drag Queen, Alien, Fish Wrangler From Outer Space,” a future competition show mash up, starring E!’s Gastineau Girls Brittny and Lisa Gastineau, The Bachelor’s Vienna Girardi and Real World Las Vegas roommate Trishelle Cannatella, hosted by Survivor’s Jeff Probst.
Joan Rivers kicked off the evening by premiering the off-color comedies to a room full of unscripted superstars. They all watched and laughed as they accepted the inevitable: in the future, everyone will be famous! After the films rolled, DJ Solange Knowles took to the turntables to spin for the gorgeous gala-goers. Who knew Beyonce’s sister was such a great DJ? I didn’t. At one point, I even went up to her and gave her a thumbs up for playing Whitney Houston’s “I Wanna Dance With Somebody“. Naturally, she laughed.
The entire venue was decorated with dozens of life-sized cutouts of reality stars. Every where you looked it was a reality television explosion. The restrooms were labeled Smush Rooms, books by reality stars riddled all the seating areas and there was even a confessional booth to take a picture. Check out Alex and my pic here. Special shout outs go to the delicious SVEDKA Vodka cocktails (Future Famous and Joan In a Jar were my favorite). Maybe I’m getting old, but the vodka sno-cone was toats strong. I couldn’t believe I had to nurse it. The duck confit was also quite tasty.
Other reality stars in attendance included The Hills’ Whitney Port and Lo Bosworth, The Bachelorette’s Ali Fedotowsky with fiancé Roberto Martinez, Bachelor Jake Pavelka and season finalists Deanna Pappas and Vienna Girardi, with her new boyfriend, The Gastineau Girls’ Brittny and Lisa Gastineau, Flipping Out’s Jeff Lewis, Real Housewives’ Kyle Richards, Gretchen Rossi and Alexis Bellino, former Celebrity Apprentice star Lisa Rinna, America’s Next Top Model winners Caridee English and Adrienne Curry with husband Chistopher Knight, former American Idol judge and judge of Bravo’s newest reality show, Going Platinum, Kara DioGuardi and Million Dollar Listing’s Madison Hildebrand and Josh Flagg, among so many others, joined SVEDKA Vodka in celebrating the future of reality TV at SVEDKA’s “Night of a Billion Reality Stars” premiere screening event at the Lexington Social Club.
We told her she’ll always be Taylor McBride from Melrose to us.
I literally bumped into her and said “excuse me”. Jealous???
Alex really wanted to say hi to the OC housewives, but we never got around to it.
I had no idea Whitney was there. I guess I should’ve been paying more attention instead of eating the duck confit. Had I seen her, I would showered her with compliments. I love me some Whit.
I wanted to go up to Ali Fedotowsky and her hunky fiancee Roberto and say “hi” but they left early. I had no idea Vienna and Casey were now a couple. That Bachelor franchise is so incestuous.
All the previous pics were courtesy of WireImage. The following were taken by us. Luckily we still had our equipment from earlier in the evening so the event was kind enough to let us take a few pics.
Not surprisingly, the Kelly Bensimone cutout gave a more intellectual interview than the real thing. LMFAO.
Lacey chatted with us for a long time and I’ll share that video next week sometime as part our LA roundup.
Earlier we met Lisa Vanderpump at NNN and now it was Kyle Richard’s turn. Can’t believe we met our favorite two Beverly Hills housewives in one night.
Normally, I don’t step in front of the camera, but I couldn’t resist in this situation. Love you Kyle.
Kara looked great. I can’t wait to see her new show.
Loved how Joan Rivers was always up for a photo op.