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InStyle Magazine and Warner Bros. are used to getting a heavy flow of winners and A-listers as soon as the closing bell rings at the annual Golden Globes. Mere mortals with invites are held behind velvet ropes in the Beverly Hills Hilton lobby while the stars are ushered in first. “Oh, is this, like, an express lane?” asked Rene Russo of the center aisle (one of three) that a security guard waved her through. Close behind was Maggie Gyllenhaal, clutching her new award for her part in “The Honorable Woman,” followed by J.K. Simmons with his own trophy as best supporting actor in “Whiplash.”

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.”

 

Minutes earlier, Taylor Swift and Lorde caused a stir sweeping in arm-and-arm and barely stopping for photos. “Do we dance? Do we eat?” asked Lorde. Instead, the pair, now with Jaime King in tow, made their way to the upper level VIP section of the giant tent, which was already packed with Jessica Chastain, Taylor Schilling, Vince Vaughn and Jeremy Renner. A couple of feet away, 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 snap the photo with a phone. Of course, there was a hefty amount of revelers who came just for the post-parties, including fashion folk like Alessandra Ambrosio, Chanel Iman, Peter Dundas, Max Azria, and Nicola and Will Peltz, who made a fashionable entry in Balenciaga and Maison Martin Margiela, respectively. “Yeah, we like to spend some good sibling time,” the brother said. “Are you planning to break it down on the dance floor? Get crazy?” he asked Rachel Zoe. “Well, I can’t find my husband, which means he’s probably being bad and smoking,” she replied. 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 with a smile as he bobbed  his head to the beat. “I’m enjoying it.”

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