UPDATE: Nikki Finke, who’s ill, reports that CAA is not apologetic for the party.
PREVIOUS: Now it’s clear why CAA doesn’t invite the media to its annual Sundance talent agency event. The Hollywood Reporter‘s Matt Belloni is reporting that CAA’s Sunday night packed party featured “a team of pole-shimmying, barely-dressed burlesque dancers. At least one of them upped the ante by dancing with a strap-on penis, which sources say she used during an extended routine to tease the photo-snapping crowd of CAA clients, film executives and other festival-goers. Two dancers also performed what was described by a source as a simulated sex act on a bed in the party space… The act was too suggestive for at least one female party-goer who tells THR she was offended and left the event… “The performance by Simon Hammerstein’s The Act LV was more explicit than intended,” a CAA rep tells THR. “We regret if this created an uncomfortable setting for any of our guests.’” The risque revue is based at the Palazzo Hotel in Las Vegas. The CAA event was held at the Claim Jumper on Main Street on a night when several major agencies were vying for major Hollywood players. Here is an Internet photo of CAA principal Kevin Huvane, CAA’s Chris Andrews, and movie producer Harvey Weinstein attending the party where guests according to THR were busy snapping photos of the women performing. Hard to believe this is 2013 and the industry’s grown men still act like this.
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