GLOBE-ARAMA! STARS ROLLICKED THEIR WAY THROUGH THE WEEKEND'S SLEW OF ENDLESS PARTIES.
LOS ANGELES -- They don't call it Hollywood's biggest party for nothing.
With eight post-Golden Globe parties in the Beverly Hilton Hotel (not to mention hundreds of gawking guests), the prime celebrity-sighting location was -- where else? -- in the hallway. Katie Couric and Tracey Ullman whooped it up outside the Miramax party.
"We're just having a regular girls' night out," giggled Couric.
Inside, Debra Messing, Marisa Tomei, Kate Beckinsale, Audrey Tautou, Sting, Kevin Spacey and Christina Ricci mingled, while Sissy Spacek and her husband, Jack Fisk, ignored all the well-wishers and munched on a huge plate of cocktail shrimp. Harvey Weinstein was his usual boisterous self, despite "Amelie" and "In the Bedroom" losing in the foreign film and drama categories -- not to mention the recent meltdown of Talk.
The Universal/Dreamworks party, however, proved to be the evening's power bash, with Hugh Jackman, Naomi Watts, Nicole Kidman, Kate Hudson and Kate Winslet holding court at one banquette. At another, Russell Crowe schmoozed with Steven Spielberg and Kate Capshaw, while Thora Birch chatted up Josh Hartnett and Jeremy Irons at the bar.
At the Warner Brothers/In Style party, Steven Tyler arrived, dripping in Loree Rodkin diamonds, and danced around the likes of Jennifer Garner, James Woods, Sela Ward, Sarah Wynter and Allison Janney.
As for the pre-Golden Globes parties held over the weekend, Vanity Fair's party at the home of Mike and Irina Medavoy was hands down the hottest ticket in town.
"Helllooooooo, Mr. Moneybucks!" cooed Irina at Larry King as she greeted the CNN talk show host, who recently renegotiated his contract.
Even the Medavoy's gargantuan home couldn't hold the 900 guests. So partygoers like Spacek, Tom Wilkinson and Tilda Swinton crowded into the backyard tent where Dennis Quaid and the Sharks played a late night set. In the Medavoys' plush art-filled living room, Sting and Enya held court separately, surrounded by Carrie Fisher, Bruce Wagner and Lasse Hallstrom.
"People are actually sipping champagne from little bottles with straws!" observed Sir Ian McKellen as he surveyed the crowd. "And that way," he devised, "I guess you don't get Cosmopolitan stains on your clothing."Molly Sims, in a summery frock, made a mad play for the unaccompanied Benjamin Bratt, who seemed mildly amused -- if not mildly interested.
Across town, a party of another kind had its own crashers clamoring to get in. Over 400 fans of the twisted rock-n-roll musical "Hedwig and the Angry Inch" and the film's distributor, Fine Line, feted writer-director-star John Cameron Mitchell, who scored a Best Actor nomination for the underground cult flick. A costume contest judged by Mitchell and "Hedwig" costume designer Arianne Phillips attracted a slew of imitators -- including a pair covered in nothing but colored latex, painted to resemble the animation in the film. "I'm really stunned it's turning into this," gushed Mitchell.
On Thursday, it was a sign of things to come when Tina Brown turned up to host Talk's annual Golden Globe party in a somber black suit instead of a shimmery dress as she did last year.
"It's going to be an interesting show," said Brown, who reportedly found out moments before the party that her magazine had folded.
Regardless, the crowd was lackluster by Tina Brown standards. Paris and Nicky Hilton tried to shake things up on the dance floor, but none of the other guests would bite.
"Let's get a drink," Jon Bon Jovi was overheard saying several times after walking in and surveying the scene. Meanwhile, Best Actress nominee Birch weighed her chances at winning the Globe.
"I'd be the the first to give Nicole Kidman a standing ovation. She had to sing and hang from the rafters for like six months," cried Birch.
Zooey Deschanel, just in from Sundance, was busy celebrating her 22nd birthday with her mother in tow.
"This is my third year here," she confessed with a world-weary sigh. "I guess I'm a veteran now."
@chanel and @pharrell dropped what’s being dubbed as the world’s most exclusive sneakers yesterday. The Adidas Originals NMD Hu, which Williams designed in collaboration with Chanel and @adidasoriginals, has a waiting list of over 120K people who pre-registered online at chanelatcolette.fr –– and only 500 pairs are on sale. The singer predicted the resale value of the shoes could reach $40K. Read the full interview on WWD.com. Link in bio. #wwdfashion (📷: Dominique Maître)
@imanshumpert is diving deeper into his creative endeavors and relaunching his clothing line, Post 90s, and is helping to raise money for the hurricane victims in St. Maarten with a jersey he’s designed with his brother. The Cleveland Cavaliers player talked to WWD about kneeling during the national anthem, working with fashion brands and how he wants to be more than an @nba player. Read the interview on WWD.com #wwdfashion (📷: George Chinese)
Not only does #TheProfit return to CNBC tonight, but @marcuslemonis has launched @shopmarcus, a new shopping and lifestyle retail experience in Aspen and Chicago, with more locations to come. The retail stores offer in-store stylists and a variety of contemporary womenswear selections.
“It’s life, I’m going to face it,” @mingxi11 sighed. “I fell, but you know, I think the most important thing is that I get back up. I had the love, the help from my sister — the girl next to me Gizele [Oliveira] — she’s so nice. When I went backstage everybody was trying to comfort me like ‘Oh Ming, it’s OK.’ I’m really, really touched. I think it’s them who gave me the courage to go back on stage for the finale,” Xi told WWD of her fall at the @victoriassecret fashion show. (📷: David Fisher) #wwdfashion #vsfashionshow #victoriassecret
@louisvuitton tapped @therealpeterlindbergh for its latest city-centric photo book, which is part of a series called Fashion Eye. The primarily black and white book captures the spirit of Berlin in 57 images shot between 1989 and 2019. “Berlin is an inspiration for me, more than a city. I mean @millajovovich is simply Berlin!” said Lindbergh. #wwdfashion
“You know, I think audiences expect a certain performance so I have to deliver to them what they’re expecting to a certain degree. But I’m also a different actor and a different person, I have my own spin on the character,” says @noahegalvin of his takeover of the leading role in “Dear Evan Hansen” following the departure of @bensplatt, who originated the role. Read WWD’s interview with the 23-year-old actor on WWD.com #wwdeye (📷: @jilliansollazzo)
For pre-fall 2018, @etro created richly-colored wonderland, using tapestries, textiles and wallpapers from the Eastern world at large. The line featured floral and graphic prints and jacquard motifs, like this two-piece look featured here. #wwdfashion (📷: Giovanna Pavesi)
@kith is moving into children’s. The men’s and women’s streetwear brand has launched Kidset, a Kith kids line located in New York at 64 Bleecker Street. The line includes mini versions of staple Kith pieces like the Astor bomber jacket and the Kith box logo sweatshirts, along with a wall that can display up to 120 pairs of shoes from @adidas, @newbalance, @timberland and more. #wwdfashion
“I just wanted to create this fully rounded character, but I do think what excited me most was just the opportunity to give a group of people representation that I feel needs it. I like to do characters in projects that stand for something and Karolina definitely does, so that was really exciting to me,” @ginnygardner says of her new role in @hulu’s “The Runaways.” Gardner plays Karolina Dean, a queer superhero, which is a rarity for @marvel. Read more about Gardner’s character on WWD.com #wwdeye (📷: @dandoperalski)