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Seeing Stars at the Creative Coalition Ball

Many creative (read: Hollywood) types were out in full force last night at the Creative Coalition's Inaugural Ball. Post.com movies editrix Jen Chaney and I were there, too, to capture the chaos that inevitably follows a collision of stars of this magnitude. The ball was one of several unofficial fetes taking place across the city last night -- but don't tell that to a pack of publicists who took their tenuous control of the red (actually blue) carpet seriously. And who can blame them when huge stars like, well, Star Jones and Jeffrey Ross were heating up the red blue carpet. Oh, alright -- A-Listers Anne Hathaway and Marisa Tomei -- who alas didn't re-create any of her "Wrestler" looks -- also made the scene. In fact, the press-shy Tomei totally won Celebritology's best dressed of the evening superlative for her cocktail length noir-ish frock. If a glimpse of Tomei's...

By Liz Kelly  | January 21, 2009; 12:00 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (14)
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Twittering the Creative Coalition Ball

Post.com movies editor Jen Chaney and I attend the Creative Coalition Inaugural Ball so you don't have to. We're nice like that. Join us all evening as we tweet updates live from the red carpet. Expected celebs include Anne Hathaway, Ron Howard, Spike Lee, Tim Robbins, Marisa Tomei, Marcia Cross, Kerry Washington and tons more. Then, come back tomorrow for a video of the evening's events. Don't miss a bit of the gossip. Sign up for the Celebritology Twitter feed.   MultiTweetUsers = "celebritology,chaneyj"; MultiTweetMask = ""; TweetsPerUser = 5; getUserTweet(MultiTweetUsers, TweetsPerUser);...

By Liz Kelly  | January 20, 2009; 7:00 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Chatting Up Tim Robbins at the Creative Coalition Dinner

Susan Sarandon and Tim Robbins at Monday night's dinner. (Arthur Noll for washingtonpost.com) Tim Robbins is a massive guy. Especially when stacked up against long-time partner, the slightly teensier in real life (but dazzling) Susan Sarandon. As a stream of stars representing the Creative Coalition -- the non-profit political advocacy group founded by Sarandon, Alec Baldwin and Christopher Reeve, among others -- filed by, Robbins talked to Celebritology about the election year, his hopes for the Obama presidency and his spotty memory when it comes to former Washington Post gossip columnists. When asked what he'd like to see the new Obama administration do first, Robbins said he'd like to see the detention center at Guantanamo Bay closed. "Then, just a return to respect for the Constitution," said Robbins. "I'd like the U.S. to reinvest in the documents that made us great in the first place." Robbins only broke character...

By Liz Kelly  | January 20, 2009; 7:03 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (6)
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The Impact Film Fund Party: Fact vs. Fiction

Jen Chaney attended Impact Film Fund's late-night inaugural party on Sunday at D.C.'s Fur nightclub. A breakdown of the event follows. UPDATED: Now includes video! For some reason, a lot of rumors were spawned about the Impact Film Fund's inaugural bash. Initially, I heard the non-profit organization planned to throw a more formal inaugural ball. That turned out to be false. Back in December, everyone was saying it was a done deal that Kanye West would headline their massive soiree. This, also, did not end up happening. Now that the event has actually transpired, I finally feel I can confidently separate the truth from the untruths about the Impact event. So here's the scoop: Fact: Ron Howard was there. Yes, the Oscar-winning film director and Hollywood A-lister Formerly Known as Opie Taylor showed up, pausing briefly on the Impact mini-red carpet to talk to a few reporters. The man apparently...

By Jen Chaney  | January 19, 2009; 4:37 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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At BET Honors, Stars are Big But Not Very Chatty

Jen Chaney was on the red carpet at Saturday's BET Honors, where Mary J. Blige, Tyler Perry and Magic Johnson were among the honorees. Here's her recap of the celeb-heavy event, which preceded a ceremony and series of performances at the Warner Theatre. The red carpets are being rolled out all over Washington this weekend. And already things are getting intense. At the BET Honors, an event that pays homage to African-American achievers in entertainment, education and public service, the pre-ceremony show often got hectic. High-wattage stars were ushered swiftly down the carpet, well before many of us got to ask important questions like, "Who are you wearing?" Members of the press occasionally got snippy with each other. Even Gabrielle Union's publicist seemed perturbed. But maybe she's just like that. A few observations from the evening: Joss Stone flashed some hot, glimmery blue eye shadow. Which made me like her....

By Jen Chaney  | January 18, 2009; 3:22 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
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Inaugural Gawking: Where Will Oprah Be?

Oprah Winfrey attends the Alvin Ailey 50th Anniversary Opening Night Gala in New York in December. (AP) Oprah Winfrey is coming to D.C. She may already be here. She plans to tape two very special shows at the Kennedy Center. That much is certain. But how will the enthusiastic Obama fan plan spend the rest of her time in D.C.? Her plans have been a bit under wraps. A rumored Oprah-fronted inaugural ball seems to have evaporated, but that doesn't mean O won't be all over the week's festivities. Below, the latest intel on Oprah's D.C. visit: According to the New York Post, Oprah -- the queen of daytime talk -- has booked the $15,000-a-night "Royal Suite" for five nights. The suite's many perks include a personal shopping assistant, private exercise room and "a sculptural bathtub [with a] a crystal fixture elegantly draped overhead." Sunday: Oprah is rumored to...

By Liz Kelly  | January 17, 2009; 8:06 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (6)
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