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Inside The Vanity Fair Oscar Party

In Uncategorized on February 23, 2009 at 8:30 pm
Nobody throws a party like Vanity Fair

Nobody throws a party like Vanity Fair

Celebgawking adores a good party, especially Hollywood parties and no one one does it like Graydon Carter’s legendary Vanity Fair Oscar Party.  One of the most hyped and posh events all year round, the Vanity Fair fete draws A-listers and the big league Hollywood honchos. The 15th Vanity Fair Oscar Party returned with a vengeance last night, after a hiatus last year due to the Writer’s Strike. Held at the Sunset Tower, Vanity Fair jacked up the exclusivity factor by choosing a smaller venue. This is the sort of party where old Hollywood and young Hollywood collide to sip cocktails and mingle amongst the celeb-elite. Rumor has it that there is a list of people who are not alllowed back because due to bad behavior and the actual guest list itself takes months to produce. Details such as seating arrangements to what hors d’oeuvres to serve are all worked out with meticulous precision. Hollywoood heavy-hitters sipped champagne, were seated for an incredible dinner while viewing the telecast and danced the night away into the wee hours. Celebgawking wasn’t there and chances are neither were you but Meryl Streep, Kate Winslet, Robert De Niro, Jennifer Aniston and Josh Brolin were. Rumor has it Daniel Craig , Darren Aronofsky and Natalie Portman skipped out of the Oscars early to hit Vanity Fair before the mad dash began. Here’s a few intimate moments caught on film for your viewing pleasure.

Christina Applegate, Gwen Stefani, Jennifer Aniston

Christina Applegate, Gwen Stefani, Jennifer Aniston

Jessica Alba receiving some PDC from hubby Cash Warren

Jessica Alba receiving some PDC from hubby Cash Warren

The Most Watched Couple: Jennifer Aniston & John Mayer

The Most Watched Couple: Jennifer Aniston & John Mayer

Musical heavyweights Sheryl Crow & Mick Jagger

Musical heavyweights Sheryl Crow & Mick Jagger

Natalie Portman greeting Rachel Weisz

Natalie Portman greeting Rachel Weisz

Halle Berry & Gabriel Aubrey

Halle Berry & Gabriel Aubrey

Kate Beckinsale & Gwen Stefani

Kate Beckinsale & Gwen Stefani

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Jennifer Aniston & Meryl Streep

Jennifer Aniston & Meryl Streep

SJP & hubby Matthew Broderick

SJP & hubby Matthew Broderick

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A stunning Nicole Kidman presented Best Actress Award at the Oscars

Daniel Craig left the Oscars early for the Vanity Fair Oscars Party

Daniel Craig left the Oscars early for the Vanity Fair Oscars Party

Darren Aronofsky with wife Rachel Weisz

Darren Aronofsky with wife Rachel Weisz

Tom Ford & Uma Thurman

Tom Ford & Uma Thurman

 

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Celebrating Style at the 81st Oscar Awards 2009

In Uncategorized on February 23, 2009 at 4:05 pm
The Big Winners of the 81st Oscars

The Big Winners of the 81st Oscars

It may have been an evening for slumdogs but the Kodak Theatre was alive with glamour last night with the Hollywood heat of the red carpet at the 81st Oscar Awards.  The official close of awards season last night was sensational as it was bittersweet, as the Oscars recognized the stars from an unforgettable year in film.  The Academy of Motion Pictures  rang in a new and exciting awards show with a unique twist with a flawless performance in this year’s singing host, Hugh Jackman, who looked very handsome in his custom made tux, Burberry shirts and Salavatore Ferragamo shoes.

A fab host in the form of Hugh Jackman

A fab host in the form of Hugh Jackman

Celebgawking was in also love with the unique style of this year’s Oscar’s and the vision of pale shades and gorgeous colors that graced the red carpet. Best Supporting Actress winner Penelope Cruz was a fairytale vision  in vintage Balmain, complete with decades of beauty envelped in it’s train. Marissa Tomei’s Versace  had the most amazing pleating and had arrived that morning. Tomei completed the over the shoulder look with jewels by Van Cleef and Arpels. Taraji P Henson’s Roberto Cavalli was like a divine wedding cake with layers of cream softly overlapping another layer of delicious fabric. Anne Hathaway sparkled in a soft white, jewel enrusted  Armani Prive. Evan Rachel Wood also opted for a soft pale cream in her Elie Saab gown.  Meryl Streep fabulous in an off the shoulder grey Alberta Ferretti, that was trailed by a long chiffon train. The over the shoulder steel grey and black embellished, tulle gown by Atelier Yves Saint Laurent by Stefano Pilati was breathtaking on Kate Winslet and entirely appropriate for the lady of the evening.

Best Actress Winner Kate Winslet

Best Actress Winner Kate Winslet

 

The Wrestler's Marisa Tomei in Versace

The Wrestler's Marisa Tomei in Versace

 

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Penelope Cruz in vintage Balmain

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Taraji P Henson in Roberto Cavalli

 

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Anne Hathaway in Armani Prive

 

Film darling Evan Rachel Wood in a pale Elie Saab

Film darling Evan Rachel Wood in a pale Elie Saab

Miley Cyrus was rocking the red carpet with her mom in a silver and white gown by Zuhair Murhad , which she told Ryan Seacrest  “weighs more than me.”  Some critics felt the dress wore Miley instead of the other way around and that it was a tad too grown up for the tween star. We  loved her dress and felt it was entirely appropriate for the event. It’s the Oscars! Jessica Biel also chose a  a blousy ensemble of satin and cream  by Prada . Presenter Sarah Jessica Parker was a modern day Cinderella in her Haute Couture Dior. We were on the fence with Nominee Amy Adams, who took a big risk with her handsome Caroline Herrera  in bold red. Jennifer Aniston hammed it up with Jack Black for her big Oscar moment in a Versace that certainly did her justice. How else does one hold her head up high at the biggest awards show of the year and your ex and his current babies mama is sitting front and center?  And Mickey Rourke, who has always said he wouldn’t wear a tuexedo, made a unique statement with his white suit, black patent leather shoes and a locket with a picture of his beloved dog Lokie.

Amazing petals were part of the details in Miley's Robert Zuhair gown

Amazing petals were part of the details in Miley's Zuhair Murhad gown

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Jessica Biel received raves & rants for her attire

 

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Jennifer Aniston in Valentino

 

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Yea or Nay to Amy Adams in Caroline Herrera?

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Mickey Rourke in John Paul GaultierWhat better woman to present Best Costume Design...SJP

We’ve also decided to include the couples that looked amazing because there is nothing better than being photgraphed with great arm candy. Brangelina were regal and gorgeous as usual with Angelina Jolie playing is safe in a black Elie Saab. They convenitenly avoided a run in with Jennifer Aniston after Aniston avoided the red carpet altogethere. On the younger side, Vanessa Hudgens (in Marchesa) and Zac Efron were a breath of fresh air arriving on the carpet at the same time but doing their press seperately. A stunning Freida Pinto chose a vibrant blue gown ( in John Galliano) and a handsome Dev Patel denied rumors of any sort of relationship. John Mayer was a perfect Oscar boyfriend  alongside Jennifer Aniston. Sarah Jessica Parker demured that yes, there may be in fact a sequel to Sex and the City. Was the color on the television off or was handsome Matthew Broderick was sporting a lighter hair color?

Brad could have shaved and Angie played it safe in black

Brad could have shaved and Angie played it safe in black

 

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Always camera ready-Dev Patel & Freida Pinto

 

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Best Oscar boyfriend ever John Mayer & Presenter Jennifer Aniston

They sing, they dance and their gorgeous...Vanessa & Zac

They sing, they dance and they are gorgeous.....Vanessa & Zac

SJP and hubby Matthew Broderick looking prim and proper

SJP and hubby Matthew Broderick looking prim and proper

LC Style & The District Part 2

In Uncategorized on February 10, 2009 at 2:30 pm

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Last week celebgawking showed you Newsweek’s hilarious spoof on MTV’s The City & The Hills with The District. Episode 2 was released yesterday by NTV with another satirical look at MTV’s most popular reality drama. Maybe it’s the glossy lives that LC and Whitney Port lead, running around town looking carefree, over sized sunglasses perched on their cute little noses as they jump in and out of one fabulous hot spot to another. All the while working incredibly tough schedules at People’s Revolution & Diane von Furstenberg. For celebgawking it’s the outfits that we love so much. What will LC wear today? How does she pull off every outfit flawlessly? Here’s Lauren Conrad below, looking absolutely fabulous and West Coast casual chic. Sporting lots of her signature accessory, Chanel.

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Leaving Crown Bar in West Hollywood

Leaving Crown Bar in West Hollywood

Rocking the Chanel scarf and bag

Rocking the Chanel scarf and bag

Prepster & Hipster

Prepster & Hipster

Strolling past Newsroom Cafe on Melrose in a high waisted skirt

Strolling past Newsroom Cafe on Melrose in a high waisted skirt

Is it Jennifer Aniston or Lauren Conrad?

Is it Jennifer Aniston or Lauren Conrad?

Just another day of shopping

Just another day of shopping

Because a Fedora hat never goes out of style.

Because a Fedora hat never goes out of style.

Dog walking in Beverly Hills

Dog walking in Beverly Hills

Color in Hollywood

In Uncategorized on February 6, 2009 at 4:43 pm
Cameron Diaz in Chanel Couture

Cameron Diaz in Chanel Couture

Celebgawking is loving the bright colors found on Hollywood A-list ladies during the red carpet mania of awards season. Black is a familiar staple but we thought it might be nice to get some inspiration from the women who are draped in some of our favorite designer threads. Celebgawking loves, loves, loves navy blue but is trying to venture beyond the “safe” colors and think of a  new signature shade for Spring. Cameron Diaz dazzled in Chanel Couture,  Anne Hathaway was sophisticated elegance in Armani Prive and Freida Pinto is the only gal who can pull of Christian Lacroix  in mustard yellow.  Green was eye-catching on Christina Applegate who wore  Emanuel Ungaro  and yellow popped on Viola Davis in David Meister.

Slumdog Millionaire's Freida Pinto stunning in Christian Lacroix

Slumdog Millionaire's Freida Pinto stunning in Christian Lacroix

Evan Rachel Wood in a teal Lhullier

Evan Rachel Wood in a teal Lhullier

Claire Danes daring in a fiery Nina Ricci

Claire Danes daring in a fiery Nina Ricci

Kate Winslet in electric blue

Kate Winslet in electric blue Narciso Rodriguez

Anne Hathaway in Armani Prive

Anne Hathaway in Armani PriveMarisa Tomei in Elie Saab

Viola Davis chamring in a yellow gown

Viola Davis charming in a yellow gown by David Meister

 

Christina Applegate in Emanuel Ungaro

Christina Applegate in Emanuel Ungaro

The District

In Uncategorized on February 5, 2009 at 2:09 pm
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Celebgawking has a serious obsession with both The Hills & The City.  After a whirlwind week of A-listers during the Inauguration, we felt obliged to show you this video of true genius, spoofing both of those MTV hits with D.C.’s own spoof  The District. Brought to you by the folks at Newsweek, who have appropriately renamed themselves NTV, the video comes with a very accurate narration/imitation of President Barack Obama by Imas Crosson. The video includes some great, panoramic beauty shots of the DC skyline, uses “Hill-esque” words like “frenemies” and and even has theme song by Pussycat Dolls. Watch out Heidi and Spencer…there’s a new power couple competing for those US Weekly covers.

 

Picture from USWeekly.com
Picture from USWeekly.com

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He’s Just Not That Into You

In Uncategorized on February 4, 2009 at 1:47 am
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The Gals of He's Just Not Into You

The Gals of He's Just Not Into You

Grauman’s Chinese Theater in Hollywood was star-studded for the premiere of  He’s Just Not That Into You on monday night. If you are a woman who has not heard of this book or heard of the film, which is opening in cinemas nationwide on Friday, than here’s a preview of what to expect from our friends at YouTube.

The film is based on the very funny book, written by Sex and the City writers Greg Behrendt and Liz Tuccillo. Co-Produced by Drew Barrymore, it follows the trials and tribulations of dating in your 20’s and 30’s and stars some of my favorite A-list actresses. At Monday’s red carpet, they each wore something fabulous from Jen Aniston’s Burberry pant suit (can you believe she is turning 40 on February 11th!) to Drew’s cute frock by Lanvin.  Ginnifer Goodwin was super cute in an orange Bottega Veneta and Jennifer Connelly was green with envy in Balmain. Scarlett Johansson clealry had Spring on her mind in a long floral number by Oscar De La Renta  from the 2009 Spring collection.

 

Ginnifer Goodwin in Alberta Ferretti

Ginnifer Goodwin in Bottega Veneta

Jennifer Aniston in Burberry

Jennifer Aniston in Burberry

 

Scarlett Johansson in Oscar De La Renta and sporting sexy new haircolor Photo by MTV

Scarlett Johansson in Oscar De La Renta and sporting sexy new haircolor Photo by MTV

Drew Barrymore in Alberta Ferretti

Drew Barrymore in Lanvin

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Jennifer Connelly in a short green cocktail dress with quarter length sleeves

Jennifer Connelly in a short green dress by Balmain with quarter length sleeves

 

The men of the movie

The men of the movie