Sunday, June 16, 2024

Vanity Fair’s Oscar Parties This Week So Far Yielded No Stars: Will Tonight Be Any Different?


Poor Vanity Fair.

The ailing celebrity magazine hosted two big advertiser parties this week in Hollywood. One was paid for by Lancome, the other by Bacardi.

The parties yielded few recognizable names. Just Kate Beckinsale, Alana Haim, and Diplo. Amanda Seyfried and Jenna Dewan attended one of them.

WireImage has over 1,000 pictures from the parties and no A listers. A lot of B listers, nice people, but nothing like real Stars.

Will it be any different tonight when Vanity Fair hosts a party after the Academy Awards? The magazine has erected a huge edifice on Santa Monica Boulevard and hopes to pull in a crowd like they did in the old days when Graydon Carter was editor.

But that ship has sailed. Most of the Oscar winners will stop by for a photo op and leave. The people who will stick around will be TV stars. The movie stars will go to Elton John, or to private dinners, or to manager Guy Oseary and Madonna’s party.

Some people will go to Jay Z and Beyonce’s party at Chateau Marmont. But Black Hollywood is protesting that party over recent allegations at the hotel. So that should be a lot of fun.

So stay tuned for the aftermath of Vanity Fair. One celebrity who won’t be there will be Lin Manuel Miranda, whose wife tested positive for COVID. The couple is skipping the Oscars altogether, and will be missed.

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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