What would a celebrity awards weekend be without the luxury lounges and all of their swag? The HBO Luxury Lounge is one of the most popular and with good reason! There always seems to be a ton of stuff going on in that particular lounge. While we non-celebs wait for the red carpet, I bet a lot of celebs are really waiting for the lounges that open up the week or so before. It looks like they have some serious swag. Here are some things that were seen and heard in the HBO Luxury Lounge before the Golden Globes. Some drama went down between the ‘Shahs of Sunset’ cast members!
Cody Simpson arriving at the HBO Luxury Lounge with girlfriend Gigi Hadid. The two stopped in the PANDORA Jewelry Suite where Gigi picked out a diamond heart ring that Cody said, “Was perfect for her.” The duo playfully posed for pictures kissing each other’s cheeks and when asked if they were a couple Cody joked, “No we just like to kiss each other!”
The very pregnant ‘Shameless’ star Shanola Hampton catching up with Niecy Nash at the HBO Luxury Lounge featuring PANDORA Jewelry at the Four Seasons revealing she is due in 12 days.
‘Shahs of Sunset’ Mercedes “MJ” Javid making a PANDORA Jewelry charm bracelet at the HBO Luxury Lounge at the Four Seasons and choosing, ”Energy because I am always tired, love because I don’t have any and balance because I am definitely not that!”
‘Shahs of Sunset’ “GG” Golnesa Gharachedaghi seen trying on Sophia Fiore engagement rings at the HBO Luxury Lounge at the Four Seasons joking, “I remember doing this once before!”
‘Shahs of Sunset’ frenemies Mercedes “MJ” Javid and Golnesa “GG” Gharachedaghi arriving separately to the HBO Luxury Lounge at the Four Seasons. GG went to the PANDORA Jewelry Suite to make a charm bracelet, choosing the loyalty charm, “Because that’s super important to me.” The girls were spotted starring each other up and down but didn’t speak until the end when GG said, “I’m going to say bye to MJ,” in which her friends responded, “Oh boy!!”
After an uncomfortable afternoon of ignoring each other at the HBO Luxury Lounge Golnesa “GG” Gharachedaghi and Mercedes “MJ” Javid of ‘Shahs of Sunset’ shared an awkward goodbye. GG approached MJ by saying hello and confronting her on why they aren’t as close. MJ stated, “I text you” while GG fired back, “That doesn’t mean you want to hang out with me.” After agreeing for a couple photos together MJ ended the conversation with a dismissive, “I’ll call you” as GG exited the event.
‘Vanderpump Rules’ Tom Sandoval cozied up with Ariana Madix at the HBO Luxury Lounge featuring PANDORA Jewelry. The two admired rings at Sophia Fiore but when Tom picked a different pair of sunglasses than the ones Ariana liked, she seemed none to happy, sarcastically saying, “If you ask my opinion I’m going to give it to you!”
‘Orange is The New Black’ star Pablo Schreiber explaining, “I’m not really that guy” when referenced as his on screen character at the HBO Luxury Lounge featuring PANDORA Jewelry.
Dot Marie at the HBO Luxury Lounge’s Spotify table confessing that she still gets nervous on ‘Glee.’ “The first song I ever sang on Glee was Jolene and I was so terrified!”
‘Vanderpump Rules’ reality star Scheana Marie proudly displayed her custom made engagement ring at the HBO Luxury Lounge featuring PANDORA Jewelry bragging that fiancé Michael Shay “designed the ring from scratch” and excitedly revealing that her Aunt will be designing her wedding gown.
Shahs of Sunset Mercedes “MJ” Javid overheard at the HBO Luxury Lounge featuring PANDORA Jewelry saying she thought she might be coming down with something as she made a beeline for the Boiron table picking up Oscillo.
Karina Smirnoff picking up Boiron homeopathic medicine at the HBO Luxury Lounge featuring PANDORA Jewelry saying she used their product for seasickness when she was on a cruise for work and saying, “I’m really sensitive to motion. There’s no way I’m ever doing a cruise again unless there is six figures involved.”
Music artist Cody Simpson was thrilled about the Taste of Nature organic food bars. They are a Canadian company that is launching in the US – 100% organic, gluten-free, non-GMO, vegan… just incredibly healthy and ALSO very tasty. He raved ““I’m a California Almond type of guy. My mom is going to love this year supply because she is all about being gluten-free and it’s hard to find a good snack bar to grab on the go that she can eat.”
Al Roker stopping by the GoGo squeeZ booth at the HBO Luxury Lounge because, “It’s my 11 year olds favorite thing!” When learning about the new adult line the brand is launching he joked, “Vodka flavor, right?”
Sounds like the HBO Lounge was THE place to be before the big night!
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