MISS CAST: Stella McCartney is starring in her own remake of the Blake Edwards-directed 1968 comedy "The Party." Well, sort of. The designer used the film — starring Peter Sellers as a goofy film extra who is accidentally invited to an exclusive Hollywood party — as inspiration for her bash tonight at the legendary Chateau Marmont. An entire floor, including Jim Morrison’s old favorite suite, has been booked, as well as the pool and garden areas, which will serve as a stage for spontaneous acts. If McCartney’s playing the Sellers character, she’s not alone. The invitation — a key with a custom pink pearlized tag — has become the most coveted invite in town on an already bustling night. Even Christina Ricci, who’s co-hosting the Chance cocktail fete at Chanel in Beverly Hills with Chloë Sevigny earlier in the evening, got in her RSVP asap.

DEMOCRACY: Sometimes actions speak louder than words. On Wednesday, House Democratic Leader Richard Gephardt, an aide and a security guard took the Acela train from Philadelphia to Washington. As they stepped onto the first-class car of the train, the Secret Service agent realized there weren’t three seats together. So, according to an eyewitness, the agent very pretentiously complained to the conductor, who handled the situation by telling three people seated together to disperse to single seats. But 10 minutes later, a supervisor walked onto the car and noticed that none of the ticket stubs sticking out of from Gephardt’s seats were even for first class. Her reaction? She told the men to get out, at which point Gephardt very sheepishly stepped up from his seat and, with everyone looking at him in wide-eyed amazement (one person even began to clap), skulked out to the next car.

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