On Tuesday night in Hollywood, the Mann Chinese Theater teemed with swaggering Elvis impersonators out on the town for the premiere of “3000 Miles to Graceland,” Kevin Costner’s and Kurt Russell’s new film about a group of thieves who happen to worship the King.
“I don’t know what it is about Elvis. I never really fell under that spell, that is, until I put on the suit,” Costner said.
Although co-star David Arquette bypassed a white glitter getup for the premiere in favor of civilian clothing, Courteney Cox, who plays the film’s sexy heroine, wasn’t surprised at her husband’s latest role.
“David? In an Elvis suit? Well, that’s just like everyday life for David.”
The following night, Zooey Deschanel, Don Cheadle and Mark Ruffalo hosted a party at the Miu Miu boutique for Independent Film Producers West, and on Thursday, Hollywood’s old school gathered to honor Barbra Streisand with an AFI Lifetime Achievement award at the Beverly Hilton Hotel. Arriving fashionably late, Elizabeth Taylor made a surprising confession.
“You’re so talented that I’ve always been intimidated by you,” Taylor told Streisand. “I never felt like we could just talk girl talk.”
Up in San Francisco, 300 romantics braved unseasonably chilly winds to celebrate this year’s Valentine’s Ball at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art. The guests included Charlotte and George Shultz, Urannia and Brunno Ristow, OJ and Gary Shansby, John Traina and Anne Caen, Pamela and Richard Kramlich, Norah and Norman Stone, and Robin Collins — in a tight red Valentino.
“They were sewing me into the dress half an hour ago,” Collins joked. “I hope the stitches last the night.”