Me, pool, TV Guide's Hollywood office in the background. Pure corporate synergy.
Saturday, Sept. 15, 12:56 pm/PT
Just got back from chilling at the pool and get a bit of color to offset the harshness of the black tux tomorrow night. Speaking of the penguin suit, as first and exclusively reported via my Facebook status bar, I picked up a new cummerbund and necktie at the Beverly Center yesterday evening. I actually left my old cummerbund in the hotel room here a year ago when checking out, and the tie, well, I always look for a new "tweak" to the tux when I wear it. As long as I didn't go with purple satin, said my wife.

I found myself across the street from the Beverly Center when I swung by the Lab Series for Men Emmy gifting suite, located at the Sofitel hotel. Had I arrived sooner, I would have spied Neil Patrick Harris getting a professional shave at the very deft hand of straight-blade wizard Craig Whitely, as Neil's S.O. looked on. Nor did I manage to cross paths there with William Shatner, who came with his wife for massages and facials. The great Lab Series for Menfolk offered me a facial, but I got all shy and politely declined. Craig, however, educated me on the art of shaving, hooking me up with product to get the job done right going forward. (Apparently, I've been shaving very, very wrong all these years. Hmmph.)

Having soaked up some sun now, I'm going to clean myself up a bit and head over to Rodeo Drive to pretend to shop. This afternoon there's a big TV Guide shindig on the grounds of a Beverly Hills estate, and after that... well, I may not be at liberty to say here and now. But it should be awesome. More on what comes out of that in Sunday's installment.

For more Emmys 2007 scoop, check out Interviews & Features, where we have been covering which stars scored what at the gifting suites, all the goss from last weekend's Creative Arts Awards ceremony, a peek at this year's green-room finery, and even a Governors Ball recipe or two.

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