“Do we dance? Do we eat?”
Lorde said this as she sauntered into the Beverly Hills Hilton lobby Sunday night, locked arm-in-arm with gal pal Taylor Swift. The two pop dynamos caused a stir as they briskly swept in, with Jaime King in tow no less, for one of the many parties taking place inside the hotel following the Golden Globes. Warner Bros. and InStyle magazine were throwing their annual after party and the VIP section of the Oasis Courtyard was already brimming with the likes of Jessica Chastain, Taylor Schilling, Jeremy Renner, Chanel Iman and Alessandra Ambrosio. “Oh, is this, like, an express lane?” asked Rene Russo of the center aisle (one of three) that a security guard waved her through. Running close behind was Maggie Gyllenhaal, clutching her new award for “The Honorable Woman,” followed by J.K. Simmons with his own trophy for “Whiplash.”
Nearby, Jennifer Aniston obliged a fan who requested a photo with her and Viola Davis. “Just lift it a little higher, honey, a little higher,” Aniston instructed the woman trying to capture the moment with a phone.
Salma Hayek only managed to cross the threshold before she got swept up in the crowd. “I’m just so proud that Alejandro won tonight,” she told David Oyelowo, referring to Alejandro González Iñárritu, who won best screenplay for “Birdman.” “And I’m not just saying that because he’s Mexican. He really made an incredible movie.”
Channing Tatum and Jenna Dewan-Tatum wasted no time busting move after move to Usher and Whitney Houston songs (even hunks Scott Eastwood and Anthony Mackie looked intimidated as they huddled on the sidelines). Just then, two young officers from the Beverly Hills Police Department strode in. “Are you going to shut this party down?” asked one guest. “Not at all,” said one of them as he bobbed his head to the beat. “I’m enjoying it.”
Swift’s posse, which also included the Haim sisters, walked over to The Weinstein Co., Netflix and Marie Claire magazine bash. The gals lost it when the DJ played Swift’s “Blank Space” shortly after their arrival, apparently not too cool to shimmy and sing along to every word. Later on, Swift’s ex Jake Gyllenhaal showed up, prompting cellphone-wielding attendees and photographers to swarm the “Nightcrawler” actor as he caught up with 50 Cent. No word on whether he prefers “Shake It Off” over “Blank Space.” While Warner Bros. walked away empty-handed, Focus Features was one of the three so-called “mini studios” to emerge triumphant from the Globes, winning two awards for the weeper “The Theory of Everything.” One of the big gets of the night, Eddie Redmayne, a winner for best actor in a drama, came to the studio’s party on the hotel’s rooftop with costar Felicity Jones and his shiny new trophy. Hailee Steinfeld, Bethany Joy Lenz, Sarah Rafferty and Shaun Robinson were among the others toasting underneath the rooftop’s blue tent. What did “Transparent” actress Alison Sudol make of her first Globes after party? “There are so many interesting people here, and I’m just looking forward to talking to them about random stuff. That’s my favorite thing to do at these kinds of events,” she said.
At HBO’s Arabian Night-themed party at the Circa 55 restaurant, Aniston and Justin Theroux also made an appearance, entering hand in hand; John Legend and wife Chrissy Teigen stole kisses in a not-so-dark corner by the bar; and Matthew McConaughey bro’ed out with Vince Vaughn. Lena Dunham strolled into the event a half hour before the doors were officially open and beelined toward her assigned table, where she was joined by her “Girls” costars Allison Williams, Zosia Mamet and Jemima Kirke.
“I haven’t eaten. I’m starving,” Kirke said. “Because, look, if I eat something, then that will happen.” The actress dramatically stuck out her midriff for emphasis. Their table was the place to be and the night’s clique of cool girls all turned up at some point, including, of course, Swift with her entourage, plus Sarah Hyland and Selena Gomez. “I tend to stay out a bit later than they do,” Kirke continued, referring to her castmates. “I’m imagining that I’m going to be probably staying out until…who knows? Who can put a number on it?”