Call it the Golden Globes after-after-after party.
LOS ANGELES -- Three nights after scoring an upset win for his role in "Mr. Robot," Christian Slater worked the room at a hotel get together Wednesday night populated with TV critics and stars from NBC and its various cable operations.
Also in attendance: "Telenovela" star Eva Longoria, who didn't take home a Globe, but nearly stole the show as a presenter with America Ferrera. The two poked fun at the way Latina actresses are often mistaken for each other.
"Oh, my God. We’ve got an amazing response," said Longoria who dug into plate of messy food despite the fact she was sporting an all-white outfit "Next season is the 'America and Eva Show.'"
Longoria said the two dismissed the banter provided to them by the Golden Globes writers ("The copy they send out is horrible") and assigned their personal teams to come up with something sharper. On Sunday morning, Ferrera's team e-mailed her the winning suggestion, one that referenced the fact that Longoria is often called Eva Mendes and that the Hollywood Foreign Press's Twitter account recently mistook Ferrera for "Jane the Virgin"'s Gina Rodriguez, despite the fact that they're both previous Globe winners.
The bit was funnier - and more telling -- than anything host Ricky Gervais dished out.
"It has caused such a macro conversation about it, buJt that was a moment in which there’s truth in jest," Longoria said. "I think it went over very, very well."
Others at the party included Jenna Fischer, Stacy Keach and David Alan Grier.
Earlier in the day, NBC executives were on the defensive about Donald Trump's appearances on several of the network's late-night shows.
This past June, the network vowed to distance itself from the former CEO of "The Apprentice," sending out a statement that read: “Due to the recent derogatory statements by Donald Trump regarding immigrants, NBCUniversal is ending its business with Mr. Trump at NBC. Respect and dignity for all people are cornerstones.”
FIve months later, the Donald was hosting "Saturday Night Live."
NBC entertainment president Bob Greenblatt was quick to point out that Trump only appeared on "SNL" for about 11 minutes, despite the fact that he was the host.
"I think that if we were in the business of never having anyone guest on the network that had views that disagreed with our views, we would be out of business," Greenblatt said. " Whether we agree with him or not, he is in a very visible position in our electoral process coming up."
Greenblatt also had to defend Jimmy Fallon, the victim of several recent accidents that may or may not be related to reports of late-night carousing in New York bars. He said NBC's decision to extend Seth Meyers' contract through 2021 shouldn't be interpreted as any kind of insurance policy to cover a scenario in which Fallon can't fufill his "Tonight Show" duties.
"I think Jimmy’s going to be fine for many years to come," he told reporters." I often say he’s going to be here longer than me being here and probably a lot of you in your jobs."
And one last note: Many of you may have read that the entire cast of "Friends" will reunite for a prime-time special honoring legendary TV director James Burrows. Reports made it seem like the megastars would be gathering around the ol' Central Perk couch at the same time. That's not the way I interpreted it.
Greenblatt was quick to clarify that the actors' schedules may not allow for them to be interviewed simultaneously in one room. In other words, a "reunion" in the true sense of the term seems unlikely.