Actress Teri Hatcher attends the party to celebrate thE publication of “Burnt Toast” at the Aqua Lounge on May 2, 2006 in Beverly Hills, California.

“Desperate Housewives” star Teri Hatcher wasn’t worried about promoting her book, “Burnt Toast and Other Philosophies of Life,” when she arrived at a book party thrown by Vanity Fair at Aqua in Beverly Hills on Tuesday night.

After all, the story about her “jagged route to happiness” had been plugged on “The Oprah Winfrey Show” that afternoon, and she’d just signed copies for hundreds of fans at Book Soup on Sunset Boulevard.

So once she walked the red carpet, Hatcher rushed over to her 8-year-old daughter, Emerson Rose, gave her a big hug and led her to the dance floor.

The two kicked up their heels like they were the only ones in the downstairs restaurant and lounge.

“Emerson is the coolest kid in the world, and she was so genuinely proud that I was writing a book,” said Hatcher as she sipped a glass of champagne.

“My mom read me parts of the book when she was writing it, and my favorite chapter is definitely “It’s Your Caviar, You Can Do What You Want With It,’ ” Emerson said. “I’ve never eaten caviar, but I like the way it sounds.”

Hatcher certainly didn’t eat any burnt toast at the party attended by James Belushi, her former “Lois & Clark” co-star Dean Cain and “Housewives” cast members Felicity Huffman, James Denton, Brenda Strong, Andrea Bowen and Shawn Pyfrom. Instead, she and other guests feasted on food and drinks named after other chapter titles, like “Sour Grapes Can Make Fine Wine” and “Once Burnt, Twice Shy.”

“One of the most endearing things about Teri is that she’s incredibly focused on raising her daughter, and that’s the top priority in her life,” said Denton as he handled a “Happy Enchilada.”

Are other “Housewives” now going to follow in Hatcher’s literary footsteps?

“I don’t think I’ll be writing one,” said Huffman. “Teri’s definitely the author of the bunch.” - Privacy Policy - DMCA