“The L World.”
That’s right. That’s what Paris Hilton
called The L Word at the taping of last night’s A-List Awards. So wrong, but somehow so right. Other hosts had a hard time with
their basic TV knowledge too: Chef Todd English congratulated Bravo on having “the most popular food show on the Food Network.”
But it was OK. Bravo’s A-List Awards – now in its terrible twos – is a perfect cherry on top of the awards cake. After the bloat
of official awards season comes this cheaky un-awards show, perfectly hosted by D-lister Kathy Griffin, who
pulled an array of A-list stunts like turning L-word (she kissed a girl), having
her C-word rejuvinated (live on stage), and going green (for just one second).
Entering the A-framed atrium for
the after-party, I wondered what is A-list these days anyway? A-lebrities and Z-lebrities
have long since merged into one starry stew. There were plenty of Bravolebrities on hand (Tyson Beckford and so many housewives!) and lots of Wowlebs too: Chad, Josh, Madison from
Million Dollar Listing, Tori and Dean, the Lady Bunny, and (drum roll) Sanjaya. OK, so we’ve never done anything with Sanjaya, but hope springs eternal. As Diana Ross once said, “Sanjaya is love.” So true. So totally L World. Just like the entire evening.