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Sunday March 7th 2010



Oscar Week Parties ~ The Weekly Juice ~ Oscar Edition

Ever wondered what an invite to the Oscars looks like? Ever wondered about the other 472 Oscar events that surround the annual ceremonies? Well we got it all here on The Daily Truffle:


  • Angeleno / Supper Club party (Tracy Bjelland, Tamsin Lonsdale, Jeanie Lim, Carly Steel, Alan Klien, Nancy Kane)
  • Manifesting Equality (Cisco Adler, Heather Graham, Marisa Tomei, Lisa Love, Yosi Sergant)


  • Indi spirits party at White House Black Market
  • Nick Berggruen’s annual party at Chauteau (Stephanie Chao, Rick Heller, Aura Cercel, Jay Luchs, Carly Steel, Tamsin Lonsdale, Patrick McMullen)
  • Vanity Fair and Brioni host Artists for Peace and Justice at NINETEEN12 inside the Beverly Hills Hotel (hosted by Director Paul Haggis with co-hosts Gerard Butler and Lee Daniels – attendees included Hayden Panatierre, Ben Stiller, John Hamm, Olivia Wilde)
  • Global Green party at Bardot (James Cameron, Madden bros, Nicole Scherzinger, Jessica Alba)
  • Vera Wang/Vogue dinner (Reese Witherspoon, Renee Zellweger, Lisa Love, Vera Wang, Rick, Kathy and Nicky Hilton)


  • Black Women in Hollywood Essense Luncheon, hosted by Time Inc. at the BHH (Alfre Woodard, Anika Noni Rose, Gabourey Sidibe, Jada Pinkett Smith, Mary J. Blige, Paula Patton, Queen Latifah, Serena Williams, Tracee Ellis Ross, Vanessa Williams, Vivica A. Fox, Zoe Saldana)
  • Hollywood Reporter party for the Oscar Nominees at the Mayor’s house (Jeremy Renner, Morgan Freeman, Mel Gibson, Eva Longoria Parker and Ryan Seacrest) sponsored by Bing
  • Art of Elysium party at Palihouse (Scott Caan, Topher Grace, Amy Smart)
  • Gagosian Gallery re-opens after Richard Meier expansion/Mr. Chow dinner (Adrien Brody, Steve Martin, Brian Grazer, Harvery Weinstein, Diane Von Furstenberg, Lisa Love, Brandon Davis, Tracy Bjelland, George Hickenlooper, Magda Berliner, Paula Froelich, Emily Smith, Eugenia Silva, John Water, Larry Gagosian)
  • Women In Film Oscar Reception honors female Oscar nominees hosted by Perrier-Jouet champagne for the third year in a row, held at a private home in Bel Air (Camilla Belle, Mena Suvari, Michelle Rodriguez, Gabourey Sidibe, Nancy O’Dell).
  • Dior dinner/party at Chateau Marmont (Lucy Hale, Odette Yustman, Ginnifer Goodwin, Bryce Dallas Howard, Sam Ronson, Hayden Panatierre, Angie Harmon)
  • Susan Sarandon & Spin New York host ping pong party at the Mondrian (FYI – Susan Sarandon and her bf are investors in Spin NY)
  • Louis Vuitton party (Amanda Seyfried, Emma Roberts, Anna Kendrick, Zoe Zelada)


  • OK! magazine Oscar Party (Jake Pavelka and Vienna Girardi)
  • ICON exhibit behind the Chateau Marmont
  • 25th Independent Spirit Awards ~ (usually held on a Saturday in a tented parking lot in Santa Monica ~ this marks the first year the event is on a Friday and held at LA LIVE – the newly built recreational facility next to the Staples Center in downtown Los Angeles) hosted by Eddie Izzard,  Ryan Bingham, T Bone Burnett and Jeff Bridges set to preform a song from “Crazy Heart.” Jameson Irish Whiskey, the official spirit  host will serve  Jameson & Gingers on the red carpet. (on the blue carpet: Adrien Brody, Beastie Boys, Carey Mulligan, Chazz Palminteri, Colin Firth, David Spade, Emile Hirsch, Emmy Rossum, Ethan Hawke, Gabourey Sidibe, Helen Mirren, Jeff Bridges, Jeremy Renner, Jodie Foster, John Waters, Johnny Weir, Laura Dern, Lenny Kravitz, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Matt Dillon, Mena Suvari, Mo’Nique, Monet Mazur, Morgan Spurlock, Natalie Press, Olivia Wilde, Peter Sarsgaard, Pierce Brosnan, Roger Ebert, Rosario Dawson, Zoe Kravitz)
  • QVC Red Carpet Style on Friday, March 5 at Four Seasons Hotel on Doheny Drive ~  TUNE-IN to QVC on March 5 at 6PM (PT) to watch a live broadcast from the party (Joan Collins, AnnaLynne McCord, Cindy Crawford, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Mandy Moore, Anna Kendrick, Kellan Lutz, Quinton Aaron, Nikki Reed, Natalie Press, Isaac Mizrahi, Giuliana Rancic, Gabourey Sidibe, Tila Tequila, Denise Richards)
  • CAA’s Bryan Lourd’s annual event at his house
  • Alice in Wonderland comes out
  • Party for Barry Diller the BH hotel
  • William Morris Endeavor party in Bel-Air


  • Prism exhibit
  • Moet and Chandon present a party for Tom Munro’s book of celeb portraits
  • Weinstein company event at Soho House
  • Madonna & Demi Moore’s 3rd annual oscars party at Guy O’seary’s house
  • The 8th annual “Night Before” at the Beverly Hills hotel hosted by DreamWorks SKG, known as “THE” party of the season, benefiting the Motion Picture and Television Fund Foundation (they have the old people homes in the valley where actors who never made the big bucks can safely retire on the good graces of those who did – interesting! Right?!)
  • Elton John AIDS Foundation party held here in the Polo Private Room


  • Us Weekly party
  • TV Guide party
  • Elton Johns‘ annual Oscar Night Party – Grace Jones preforms
  • Steve Martin & Alec Baldwin host, Joel Madden Djs the 82nd Academy Awards at the Kodak Theatre
  • 20th Annual Night of 100 Stars at the Beverly Hills Hotel (this is the party many past Oscar winners attend)
  • 2nd Annual Vanity Fair party at The Sunset Towers ~ interesting new space will mean different guest since Graydon Carter will have to expand his guest list to include hotel owner, Jeff Klein’s, favorite regulars.
  • E! Oscar party at Drai’s Hollywood on the roof of the new W Hollywood
  • Governors’ Ball (this is the one right at the Oscars, that is the stop off point between the Oscars and after parties)


  • Soho House houses private events all Oscars as usual
  • Trousdale - the new bar from Brent Bolthouse and Guy Starkman – opens March 9th
  • Drai’s opens March 11th
  • Betty “Ball of Fire” Rowland fundraiser and benefit screening hosted by Liz Goldwyn – more info here

Ever wondered who makes up the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences?? Much like getting a good table at Madeo’s or decent seats at a Laker’s game, it’a game of noteriety and waiting – spots become available every year and the Academy then suggests the various departments to invite more – last year they made room for 166 more members tho only 134 artists and executives were asked to join its roster – they 2009 additions are:

Actors - Casey Affleck, Emily Blunt, Michael Cera, Viola Davis, James Franco, Brendan Gleeson, Anne Hathaway, Taraji P. Henson, Emile Hirsch, Hugh Jackman, Melissa Leo, Jane Lynch, Eddie Marsan, James McAvoy, Seth Rogen, Paul Rudd, Amy Ryan, Michael Shannon, Michelle Williams, Jeffrey Wright

Animators - J.J. Blumenkranz, Konstantin Bronzit, Kendal Cronkhite, Rodolphe Guenoden, Byron Howard, Kunio Kato, Doug Sweetland, Chris Williams

Art Directors - Andrew Ackland-Snow

At-Large - Matthew D. Loeb, Redmond Morris

Casting Directors - John Papsidera, Bernie Telsey

Cinematographers - Russ T. Alsobrook, Anthony Dod Mantle, Henner Hofmann, Claudio Miranda, Rodney Taylor, Mandy Walker

Costume Designers - Deborah Hopper, Louise Mingenbach, Michael O’Connor, Michael Wilkinson

Directors - Rachid Bouchareb, Danny Boyle, David Frankel, Rod Lurie, Thomas McCarthy, Tyler Perry, Henry Selick

Documentary - William Gazecki, Rachel Grady, Rory Kennedy, Scott Hamilton Kennedy, James Marsh, Megan Mylan, Doug Pray

Executives - Daniel D.A. Battsek, Steve Beeks, Graham W. Burke, Joe Drake, Erik Feig, Paul Hanneman, Donald P. Harris, Claudia Lewis

Film Editors - Roger Barton, Hank Corwin, Chris Dickens, Elliot Graham, Kathryn Himoff, Leo Trombetta, Brent White, Pam Wise

Live Action Short Films
Reto Caffi - Jochen Alexander Freydank, F. Carter Pilcher

Makeup and Hairstylists - Howard Berger, Mike Elizalde, Louis Lazzara, Gerald Quist

Music - Jeff Danna, Andrew Dorfman, Peter Gabriel, Clint Mansell, A.R. Rahman

Producers - Mark Ciardi, Christian Colson, Gordon Gray, Broderick Johnson, Cathy Konrad, Andrew Kosove, James Lassiter, Russell Smith, Paula Wagner

Production Designers - Donald Graham Burt, Michael Carlin, Jane Ann Stewart, Kevin Thompson

Public Relations - Michael D. Camp, Marc Cohen, Megan Colligan, James C. Gallagher, David Kaminow, Sal Ladestro, Maria Pekurovskaya, Elizabeth Petit

Set Decorators - Rebecca Alleway, Peter Lando, Barbara Munch-Cameron

Scenic Artists - Robert Topol

Sound - Michael Barry, Derek Casari, Aaron Glascock, Ren Klyce, Peter F. Kurland, Karen Baker Landers, Hamilton Sterling, Deborah Wallach, Kim Waugh

Visual Effects - Christopher Bond, Matthew Butler, Chris Corbould
Rob Engle, Scott Gordon, Hal Hickel, Van Ling, Shane Mahan, Steve Preeg, Tim Webber, Edson Williams

Writers – John August, Dustin Lance Black, Courtney Hunt, Howard A. Rodman

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