Brett Ratner reigns over CAA pre-Emmy party
Eatery Bouchon, flanked in privacy shrubs, was taken over by partners Adam Berkowitz and Kevin Huvane to welcome the likes of Katie Holmes (sans Tom Cruise) and Ryan Seacrest with his lady Julianne Hough.
Jerry Bruckheimer chatted up CBS honcho Les Moonves and wife Julie Chen while Bravo's Andy Cohen circulated. Holmes snuck into the restaurant's kitchen to make her own baguettes with bakers, take-aways for her husband and daughter Suri, she told the bunch.
While the Emmy's celebrate the small screen, the unarguable man of the hour was Brett Ratner, taking compliments for landing the job of producer for the forthcoming Academy Awards. Ratner was circled by "Entourage" creator Doug Ellin and star Jeremy Piven, as well as funnygal Chelsea Handler and her hotelier boyfriend Andre Balasz.
Seacrest and Hough opted for a romantic table for two on the patio, beside a fellow sweetheart table occupied by Kimora Lee Simmons and Djimon Hounsou. Huvane was one of the last men standing, sending guests into the night around 1 a.m.
-- Matt Donnelly
Photo: Brett Ratner poses in support of his upcoming Ben Stiller-led flick "Tower Heist." Credit: Carolyn Cole / Los Angeles Times