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Jane Fonda Wants Kate Bosworth for ‘Barbarella’ Sequel


barbarellabosworth Jane Fonda Wants Kate Bosworth for Barbarella SequelTwo-time Oscar winner Jane Fonda finally met Kate Bosworth last night. And she proclaimed, “I want her to do the ‘Barbarella’ sequel!”

And that’s what Vanity Fair’s big Oscar party is always like: It’s like the whole industry is stuffed into one place. People meet and make deals or have romances.

Jane’s beau, famed record producer Richard Perry, fell into conversation with Jennifer Lopez.’ Her whole recording career could be changed if Perry produces some tracks for her.

perryfonda Jane Fonda Wants Kate Bosworth for Barbarella SequelThat’s how it goes. Folks dine on delicious In ‘N’ Out burgers and sliders and pigs in the blanket. Nearly every nominee was in the house, from Gabby Sidibe to winning director Kathryn Bigelow. The latter was in a daze, sitting on a couch with her gold statue while “Hurt Locker” actors Jeremy Renner, Anthony Mackie, and Brian Geraghty fell in for pictures. There were lots of flashbulbs popping. Someone must have’gotten a very cool picture of Carey Mulligan kneeling before Bigelow, with Renner sort of bent over, listening to them.

Hilary Swank came by, just looking’swell in a gown, and made a comic face for me–puffed up cheeks, eyes popping. It’s our secret handshake.

Starz Channel’s Chris Albrecht kibbitzed on the’patio stairs with Ben Silverman, who wore’what looked like a possibly’flammable, very shiny silver jacket. Michael Barker from Sony Pictures Classics kvelled over Mulligan and his usual win for best foreign-language picture — Argentina’s’”The Secret in Their Eyes.” Christoph Waltz was beaming over his win, and showed off his Oscar. So did Mark Boal, who wrote “The Hurt Locker.” Anthony Mackie shlepped it around for a bit.

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Near the party’s entrance — it was hard to move! — Sandy Bullock and husband Jesse James met Jane Fonda. Fonda introduced everyone to Tyler Perry, whom she knows from Atlanta. And someone in the crowd realized that Jane would be perfect for the film version of “August Osage County.”

“You’d better tell Harvey Weinstein,” Jane said. Luckily, he was just a few feet away.

The VF shindig also had Olympic medalists like Apolo Ohno, and Serena Williams, Shaun White, and Ryan Lysacek. But VF gets the gold medal in parties!

Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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