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GBK Oscars Gifting Lounge

Frances Vega |
February 28, 2011 | 12:53 a.m. PST

Associate Entertainment Editor

The GBK Oscars Gifting Lounge was held at the W Hotel in Hollywood this weekend.

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Mike O'Malley

This invitation only lounge was open to various celebrities on Friday and Saturday. GBK Productions, one of the top gifting suite production companies, welcomed guests with cake from Hansen's Cakes and large black duffel bags for them to put their presents in.  Various sponsors bombarded Academy Award nominees, comedians and television stars with extravagant merchandise. Guests received trips to Tanzania, designer clothing, jewelry, wine, makeup and much more.

Some of the most popular vendors of the weekend were the ones with tasty treats. Cocopotamus Chocolate provided handmade dark chocolate truffles in various flavors. The strangest--but also tastiest--flavor they brought was Mrs. French. It was a dark chocolate truffle with sea salt and almond flavors. Celebrities also enjoyed cocktails from Bota Box, an environmentally friendly premium box wine and VeeV Açaí Spirit from Veev Spirts. The more calorie conscious guests also had the opportunity to try cocktails mixed with Sensa, a weight loss product that makes people eat less through their sense of smell.

Celebrities to make an appearance throughout the weekend included: Jacki Weaver, Tom Hooper, Beau Bridges, Cloris Leachman, Denise Richards, William Shatner, Justin Long, Tristan Wilds, Camille Grammer, Jaime Pressly, Cheech Marin, Malin Akerman, Lisa Vanderpump, Emmanuelle Chriqui, Eddie Hassell, Taylor Armstrong, Kelly Rutherford, Lauren Velez, Nia Peeples, Tim Daly, Fred Willard, Natasha Henstridge, Nelson Ellis and Raven-Symone, to name a few.

The President of GBK Productions, Gavin B. Keilly, donated proceeds to A New Way of Life, the American Red Cross, City of Hope and other charities.



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