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Awards season in Hollywood and New York is still going on for front runners “The Social Network and “The King’s Speech. ” Tomorrow night in New York, Tina Brown is hosting an A list cocktail party for the “Network” team. Hopefully, producer Scott Rudin will be well enough to attend and welcome star guests like Marlo Thomas and Phil Donahue. Last night in Hollywood: an eclectic group of celebs starting with rock stars like Mick Jagger, Lenny Kravitz, and Marc Anthony and JLO, toasted “The King’s Speech” gang (Firth, Rush, Hooper) at the Chateau Marmont. The Audi sponsored get together included an invite to nominees from all 10 Best Picture candidates who’d been at the Academy nominees lunch earlier that day. Jane Fonda and Richard Perry, Renee Zellweger, “Blue Valentine” nominee Michelle Williams with bff Busy Phillips (they were on “Dawson’s Creek” together), cast members from “Glee” (Cory Montieth) and “Modern Family,” (Jesse Tyler Ferguson). Mickey and Jan Rooney, Don Rickles–yes Don Rickles!, Nikki Haskell, and Lucy Punch helped give nominee Geoffrey Rush a send off to New York where he starts his play, “Diary of a Mad Man,” at BAM on Friday night. (Rush will get a big welcome tonight in New York for his acclaimed stage performance transferring from Australia.)

There were lots of reunions, too: actor brothers Keith and Robert Carradine were on hand. And a bevy of actors who worked in classic Miramax films were there like Minnie Driver and Stellan Skarsgard (with son Alex, the hot star of “True Blood”) from “Good Will Hunting”; Timothy Spall from “The King’s Speech” and  “Love’s Labours Lost”; plus Anthony LaPaglia, Amanda Seyfried, “Lord of the Rings” guys Orlando Bloom, Billy Boyd and Dominic Monaghan, Elizabeth Banks, Gerard Butler, Jennifer Beals, Jeremy Piven, and Brit superstar Anthony Andrews, who’s in “TKS” but is fondly remembered here for “Brideshead Revisited.”

Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. He wrote the Intelligencer column for NY Magazine in the mid 90s, reporting on the OJ Simpson trial, as well as for the real Parade magazine (when it was owned by Conde Nast), and has written for the New York Observer, Details, Vogue, Spin, the New York Times, NY Post, Washington Post, and NY Daily News among many publications. He is 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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