The closest thing seasonless Los Angeles has to a social season is the few days leading up to the Golden Globes. While Talk and its fabulous Saturday night Globes eve bash might have bitten the dust, the parties have only proliferated — kicking off the Wednesday before with a fashion show and luncheon thrown by In Style at the Beverly Hills Hotel. "Don’t think we’ll ever stop judging your outfits," quipped In Style’s Hal Rubenstein. Indeed, the fashion circus went into high gear that night at a cocktail party hosted by W and DeBeers, for which hostess Julianne Moore sported a necklace from the new collection. "My baby daughter is really attracted to shiny things, and I like them too," she said. "This time of the year I lead a double life — jeans and Frye boots during the day and diamonds and dresses at night."

Friday night private parties fueled the action as producer Jane Rosenthal feted "About a Boy" star Hugh Grant on the patio of Ago. The movie’s directors Paul and Chris Weitz were on hand, Chris with girlfriend Heather Graham. "Meet the Parents" and "Austin Powers" director Jay Roach stopped by with wife Susanna Hoffs, who told friends that her old band The Bangles has regrouped and will have a new album out this spring. And director Nancy Meyer toldMira Sorvino about her latest movie, in which Jack Nicholson plays a man who loves to date younger women (shocker!) until he falls in love with girlfriend Amanda Peet’s mother, played by Diane Keaton. Across town, Will Smith and wife Jada Pinkett Smith got jiggy — literally — with Queen Latifah at a raucous party at Cicada, during which Smith jumped on stage and rapped while Richard Gere, Sharon Stone, John C. Reilly and Brooke Shields boogied to the beat.

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