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Pooph’s Critics’ Choice Luxury Lounge attracts star-studded lineup of guests to the Beverly Wilshire Hotel’s rose garden

By Viviana Manzo

Beverly Hills, CA (The Hollywood Times) 1/16/24 – The excitement leading up to the award show started this weekend at the renowned rose garden located at the Beverly Wilshire Hotel. There, the crème de la crème of film and television, including nominees, winners, and presenters of the OSCARS, Golden Globe, and Emmy® Awards, as well as POOPH’s Critics’ Choice Luxury Lounge, sponsored by LA Smiles Dentistry and GBK Brand Bar, gathered.

“Succession” star Brian Cox

The newest travel, presents, and opulent goods valued at over $50,000 were available in this year’s lounge. Some of the attending guests included:

  • Oscar winners Angela Bassett and Mira Sorvino
  • Brian Cox from the award-winning show “Succession”
  • Chris MacDonald, Karen Pittman from “The Morning Show”
  • Scott Evans from the award-winning film “Barbie”
  • Liza Colon Zayas from “The Bear”
  • Former NFL player Akbar Gbajabiamila
  • Comedian Bridget Everett
  • Actor Carl Anthony Payne

Also on hand were cast members from “Jury Duty” and “Ted Lasso,” along with William Stanford Davis and Chris Perfetti from “Abbott Elementary,” Josh Whitehouse and Ayesha Harris from “Daisy Jones and the Six,” and Hector Elizondo and Jason Grey-Stanford from “Monk’s Last Case.”

Actress Karen Pittman

Some of the other stars in attendance included Luenell Campbell, Deon Cole, Nika King, Armin Amiri, Sofia Sanchez, Shari Belafonte, Neil Ellice, Abby Ryder, Calah Lane, Michael Irby, and many, many more.

The scene was buzzing with celebrities as they were catching up with friends, cuddling puppies, and enjoying music from DJ Adam of ADM Entertainment. Each was honored with items from POOPH, the #1 best-selling pet odor eliminator on the market that is safe, non-toxic, fragrance-free and works instantly.

Pooph also donated a year supply in the name of each celebrity to the pet shelter of choice. At Beverly Hills’ exclusive dental practice, LA Smile Specialists, where Dr. Shawn Davaie practices and knows the value of beautiful, healthy smiles, and gave each guest a personalized treatment planrd-winning organic skin care products from Michael Todd Beauty and the beauty gadgets that “bringT the spa home” delighted the guests. A2+, an Australian wellness company that offers baby formula to nourish your children naturally with proven results, gave their product to guests in need and allowed them to donate products to a woman in need. Sailrock Resort, a premiere luxury 5-star resort in Turk and Caicos Island, offered a 5-night stay with a private villa.

Angela and Milena
Milena’s Candles

Other brands being gifted included: All organic Vegan candles and Body Butter by Milena Los Angeles, ultra-premium tequila from El Cristiano, Fog Crest Vineyard (the only black-female owned vineyard in Sonoma), $1000 Certificate of sandwiches by Ike’s Love and Sandwiches, luxury athleisure wear by Rear Ended “Frame the Booty”, fantastic products that support the body’s natural detoxification by Roots Brands, as well as Shikohin’s Japanese longevity skincare line for men.

Constance Marie
Action Takers Publishing

Guests were excited to receive Emeril Everyday products by Emeril Lagasse and items from the fun doggy lifestyle brand, Glow Pups. Action Takers Publishing provided ghostwriting and publishing services giving top talent the opportunity to the write their own book and become a number one best seller.

Other items included Rest Duvet’s Evercool Cooling Comforters, Price.com gift cards for discounts and savings, and an additional hotel stay by La Casa del Camino Hotel in Laguna Beach, along with globally recognized travel essentials by Lo & Sons.

As part of his commitment to giving back, Gavin Keilly, CEO of GBK Brand Bar partnered with animal rescue organizations, including, Angel City Pit Bulls, and Paws for Life K9 Rescue. The Collective Identity Mentoring, a grassroots mentoring program for black girls and gender-expansive youth, partnered as well. Gavin has secured over $10 million to over 50 charities since 2002

The Root Brand
Collective Identity Mentoring


Photos: Viviana Manzo, Bella Marie Adams, Alexander Headley, Craig Blank