Access Hollywood "Stuff You Must.." Gift Lounge Review - Joining Forces with On 3 Productions to Produce Their 5th Annual Lounge

Access Hollywood joined forces, once again, with On 3 Productions to produce Access Hollywood’s 5th Annual “Stuff You Must…” Lounge at the Sofitel Los Angeles in celebration of the Golden Globe Awards. Talent was invited to visit the Gift Lounge during the two days leading up to the show.

Rico Rodriquez

Lisa Vanderpump and Taylor Armstrong

The charities that benefitted from the gift suit were Lollipop Theater Network  which is a non-profit 501 (c) (3) organization dedicated to bringing the magic of movies currently in theaters to children confined to hospitals nationwide due to chronic or life-threatening illnesses. Its goal is to create a fun escape from the daily reality of the illnesses these children face and to offer them and their families a moment of normalcy in an otherwise stressful environment. 

Gilles Marini

Ross Matthews

The other charity is Best Buddies. Also a nonprofit 501(c) (3) organization dedicated to enhancing the lives of people with intellectual disabilities by providing opportunities for one-to-one friendships and integrated employment.

Neil Patrick Harris

Jane Lynch

Neil Patrick Harris joked around with all the vendors. “Are you guys giving away cats," in reference to the Fancy Feast cat perched on her thrown.

Julie Bowen

Rico Rodriguez

The Spectacle of the gift suite was in the center where the CVS Pharmacy Beauty Club pampered the stars with an array of services. The ExtraCare loyalty program is just for beauty shoppers. The Hollywood elite indulged in spa services from CVS/pharmacy including blowouts from Nexxus Salon Hair Care; manicures from essie; makeup applications with Maybelline New York; a create-your-own fragrance bar with Essence of Beauty and a smile bar from Crest 3D White Whitestrips. Julie Bowen from “Modern Family” got her hair done by Nexxus Salon Hair Care, Taylor Armstrong from “The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills” mixed her own fragrance at Essence of Beauty, Jane Lynch and her wife got makeup applications before hitting the BAFTA’s with Maybelline New York and Neil Patrick Harris got pampered with a manicure at essie.

Alex Beh and Jennifer Love Hewitt

Stars that visited the gift lounge: Adrienne Maloof (Real Housewives of Beverly Hills), Alison Sweeney(The Biggest Looser), Ariel Winter (modern family), Ashley Bell (the last exorcism), Aubrey O’Day (danity kane), Brit Morgan (True blood), Cassi Thomson (Big Love), Cassie Scerbo (Make it or break it), Charlotte Ross (Drive Angry 3d), Clifton Collins Jr. The vent), Daniel Sunjata (Grey’s Anatomy), Dominic Monaghan, Evan Handler (Californication), Gail O’Grady (Hellcats), Grey Damon (Friday Night Lights/True Blood), Ian McShane (Pllars of the Earth), Jennifer Love Hewitt, Jonathan Keltz (entourage), Kelly Hu, Kiernan Shipka (Mad men), Kimberly Elise (For Colored Girls), Molly Quinn (castle), Nathalia Ramos, Neal McDonough (The First Avenger: Captain America), Perrey Reeves (Entourage), Rico Rodriguez (Modern family), Sarah Drew (Grey’s Anatomy), Sasha Pieterse, Edi Gathegi (Twighlight New Moon/X-Men First Class), Sean Astin, Shailene Woodley, Sofia Milos, Spencer Locke, Yvette Nicole Brown, Michael Trucco (Barely Legal), Milla Jovovich, Dule Hill, Amber Lancaster, AJ Michalka, Ali Fedotowsky, Robert Martinez, Cara Buono, Carrie Preston (True blood), Eric Stonestreet, Gabourey “Gabby” Sidibe, Gilles Marini, Holly Robinson Peete, Jennifer Stone, Jeremy Renner, Julie Benz, Julie Bowen, La Toya Jackson, Lisa Rinna, Lisa Vanderpump, Madeleine Martin, Neil Patrick Harris, Nolan Gould, Sara Rue, Sarah Hyland, Shay Mitchell, Taylor Armstrong, Tristan Wilds, Viola Davis, William Shatner, Jessica Lowndes, Billy Bush, Jane Lynch, Ross Mathews, Jennifer Finnigan, Emily Bergl, Cameron Monaghan, Amber Stevens, Nikki Weiss, Jill Goldstein Weiss, Nelsan Ellis, Rex Lee, and more!

Other vendors included:

SLIM-FAST 3-2-1 plan -

SLIM-FAST Bars and Shakes for the stars in preparation for Red Carpet and Golden Globes. Stars can now be nourished instead of eating air and drinking water. Jennifer Love Hewitt said she sucks on chicken broth ice cubes for two days before the red carpet. Jennifer  “The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills” flocked to the Slim-Fast booth to learn more about the Slim-Fast 3-2-1 Plan and shared crazy weight loss tips with each other. Jane Lynch from “Glee” wished she had a Slim-Fast bar in her bag on her last red carpet, she found herself pulling into starvation station when no food was available.
WONKA Exceptionals Chocolates -

Celebrity visitors were gifted the exclusive WONKA Purple Card offering 500 packages of one-of-a-kind chocolates and candy treats.  Jane Lynch from “Glee” said “The WONKA Purple Card might be the best gift anyone has ever given me!” 

Jennifer Love Hewitt asked to autograph the oversized box of WONKA Nerds onsite, she turned to her new boyfriend Alex Beh and said, “because I’m the biggest nerd of all.”


You don’t have to be a ballerina to wear these beautiful Ballerinas chic ballerina flats, hand crafted in the Mediterranean for over three generations! Sean Astin picked up Pretty Ballerinas flats for his daughter, telling onlookers “My daughter has high class problems: too many shoes! She’s only 14!” Pretty ballerinas will soon open its second US store in Beverly Hills - watch this space for details.


Ursula Mascaro shoes are handmade in Menorca, Spain and are of the highest quality of the finest leathers. They have enough pizzazz and drama to appeal to the modern woman who wants a striking piece of glamour and style. ”The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills” gravitated to the URSULA MASCARO shoes. Taylor Armstrong and Lisa Vanderpump were jokingly fighting over a pair of shoes, Taylor won and slipped her new Ursula Mascaros into a shopping bag with a satisfied smile. 


Celebrities were greeted by the Fancy Feast fluffy, gorgeous cat and gave the stars the Barnes & Noble NOOKcolor, the ultimate new full-color reading experience. Neil Patrick Harris from “How I Met Your Mother” stopped by and asked “Are you guys giving away cats?” Moments later, Jennifer Love Hewitt was fell in love with the photographic cat and wanted to slip the white beauty in her gift bag.


America’s #1 Card Game celebrated the 40th Anniversary of UNO®. The stars received the ultra-exclusive “NUMERO UNO” VIP Fan Card. Celebrities simply call the number on the back of their card to get their fast and fun UNO® doorstep delivery. “Modern Family’s,” Nolan Gould immediately began reminiscing, recalling an old memory. “The Bachelorette,” Ali Fedotowsky celebrated New Year’s Eve with a glass of champagne, her new beau Robert Martinez, and a game of UNO.


Little Giraffe/Giraffe at Home gifted gorgeous luxe cover ups and cozy throw blankets. Supermodel Milla Jovovich ran over with her daughter, grabbed a blanket and told reps that “I love this brand. Now we finally have mommy sized blankets.” She chose a throw-blanket for her home.

NEW BALANCE 850 True Balance -

Toning shoes that help you tone your body without sacrificing style! Celeb trainer Harley Pasternak was on hand to provide fitness tips to all the stars and gave them advice for training for the big night. Gilles Marini from “Brothers & Sisters” traded his loafers for a pair of toning shoes – he even walked out with them on.


A breath of fresh air in the premium denim market, Vintage Revolution celebrates the timelessness of blue jeans while rebelling against the inflated notions of premium denim over the past decade. A loyal fan of the brand, Neil Patrick Harris, stopped by and picked up the newest styles.

 Spin Master Ltd. -

everyone feel like a kid again enjoying Liv Fashion Dolls, Headbanz, Zoobles & Air Hogs Pocket Copter. Young stars such as Rico Rodriguez from “Modern Family” stopped by, telling onlookers, “Air Hogs Pocket Copter is the coolest and highest flying copter. I’m addicted.”

What Goes Around Comes Around Clothing

WHAT GOES AROUND COMES AROUND (WGACA) Vintage-inspired Apparel -

WGACA is a vintage-inspired collection for women and men that offer an assortment of custom and authentic vintage pieces. WGACA is for men and women with a unique style and mood. Stars like Rico Rodriquez from “Modern Family” scooped up a few unique outfits from the collection, demonstrated a mini photo shoot and directed the photographers to get some good shots of him - he left in the gifted items. A certain dress caught the eye of Perrey Reeves, and she ended up visiting the WGACA store in Los Angeles to check out the full assortment the same day. She purchased a dress to wear for the W Party at the Chateau Marmont. WGACA has been seen in top magazines like, Glamour, Cosmo, Teen Vogue, InStyle, Elle, Lucky and Teen Vogue.


Celebrity guests received a lifetime subscription to the world’s leading internet subscription service, NETFLIX, for enjoying movies and TV shows streamed instantly to over the internet to PCs, Macs, TVS, gaming devices and more. Grey’s Anatomy star Sarah Drew proclaimed that she was “addicted to NETFLIX” and “watched “Skins” over the holidays.” Yvette Brown from “Community” excitedly told onlookers that she “streams on her iPhone” and “recently watched Joan Rivers’ documentary.” Shortly after, “Mad Men’s” young starlet Kieran Shipka shared that she “just watched Into the Woods by streaming on her laptop.” Little did she know that Michael Trucco had watched “Mad Men” earlier this week. All recipients of the subscription were very eager to curl up and watch movies in the near future, especially after a hectic award season.

JORG GRAY Fine Timepieces -

Jorg Gray, the watch brand worn by President Obama, offered a wide selection of their latest men’s and women’s watches, including a commemorative version of the President’s, to bold names such as Jane Lynch, Neil Patrick Harris, Lisa Vanderpump, Jennifer Love Hewitt, Aubrey O’Day, etc. All received a timepiece from the latest collection.

  ALTEC LANSING Audio Speakers -

The techy hot item of the weekend was the Altec Lansing Octiv Duo speaker system and duel charger for the iPhone and iPod, as well as Octiv Stage – which makes your iPad the star of the show. From Woodstock to the Golden Globe Awards, Altec Lansing has been a favorite among musicians and celebrities. Neil Patrick Harris had trouble making a decision amongst the speaker systems but finally decided on a dock station for his iPad – great for reading stories to his twins. “Grey’s Anatomy” star Sarah Drew told onlookers “I was so excited when I found out Altec would be here. I love your products! I’m so happy right now.”

DNA 11 DNA Portraits -

There is only one original. DNA Portraits create one-of-a-kind art from the genetic code of each individual. Perry Reeves was intrigued by the company’s charity program and wanted to get started on her own portrait right away, she said “I can’t wait to get a kit & participate in the DNA11 for charity program, I’m a big supporter of non-profits, animal rights, and would love to give something like that to benefit them.


A line of tote bags, purses, and overnight bags with cheeky and whimsical phrases on them. These statement purses and tote bags resonate with people who want to make a clever and witty statement with their accessories. Jennifer Love Hewitt, Amber Lancaster and Aubrey O’Day received Paris Totes from Jessica Kagan Cushman; the girls chose from fun saying printed on the front such as “Whatever,” “WTF,” “Alligator Bag,” and ”Be Calm, Carry On.”

MARCHON INC. Eyewear -

Stars were fitted with the “hottest” sunglasses from Jil Sander, Michael Kors, Calvin Klein, Emilio Pucci and Fendi. 

MICHELLE FLYNN DESIGNS Men’s and Women’s Personalized Jewelry -

Solid sterling silver bracelets, pendants, rings and cuff links, individually band stamped with inspirational messages. Each piece is patterned and distressed by hand-making each unique! Stars such as Taylor Armstrong, AJ Michalka, and Ali Fedotowsky picked up pieces from Michelle Flynn Designs with words like Breath, Peace, Strength, Hope and more.

CRUNCH One Year Membership -

Stars received a one year membership to Crunch nationwide – so they can fuse fitness and entertainment in a fun way!


Hollywood’s elite all tried a refreshing ice cold Diet Pepsi before heading into the lounge to get gifted. Dominic Monaghan took a slip and exclaimed, “Everyone loves Diet Pepsi, right?” He was followed by Aubrey O’Day, who commented, “I only drink Diet Pepsi” and she requested a can at the bar. Across the room, Jennifer Love Hewitt shared details on her upcoming birthday party; the Golden Globe nominated actress said that she would love to have Diet Pepsi at her party next month. Brit Morgan from “ True Blood” admired the design, and commented “the new can is very chic” after taking a sip.


 1-Year Supply of the Tiny Breath Mints that will keep fresh breath for all the stars. Part of the Original Celebrated Curiously Strong™ Altoids family of mints, they are now smaller and sugar-free. Visiting celebrities tried a variety of flavors onsite, including: Peppermint, Wintergreen, Cinnamon, and Simply Mint. Lisa Rinna and Julie Bowen from “ Modern Family” running around with her adorable son.

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