Graydon Carter’s star-studded Oscar party drew an eclectic, A-list crowd to the Sunset Tower in L.A. See the photos, and watch the exclusive video. [Vanity Fair]
Mister H & Mondrian Sessions Hit LA’s Sunset Strip [Blackbook]
Il Sole Re-opens in West Hollywood, Paparazzi Rejoice [LA Weekly]
Indie fest at Andaz Hotel with Haven360, Sundance Now and Russian vodka [Hollywood Today]
The Grafton Goes Green: Eco-Friendly Sunset Strip Hotel [GraftonOnSunset]


“L.A.’s Soho House was the white-hot site of Weinstein Film’s pre-Oscar bash (co-sponsored by Mont Blanc), where Oscar front-runner Colin Firth greeted countless well-wishers for his performance in The King’s Speech. Also mingling, drinking and nibbling pass-arounds? Kate Walsh, Taylor Swift’s new pal Chord Overstreet, Gerard Butler, Jennifer Lopez, Ryan Phillippe, Bradley Cooper and Renee Zellweger (plus Cooper’s mom!), Leonardo DiCaprio and love Bar Rafaeli, Cameron Diaz (who introduced herself to Camilla Belle), Black Swan director Darren Aronofsky (who swept the Independent Spirit Awards earlier that night), Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen and many more.” [US Weekly]


"Last night’s Vanity Fair after-party at Sunset Tower in Hollywood was packed to the gills with A-listers: Madonna and daughter Lourdes, Gwyneth Paltrow, Cameron Diaz, Scarlett Johansson, Colin Firth, Amanda Seyfried, Gerard Butler, Sandra Bullock and many others." [US Weekly]


“…Vanity Fair’s A-List bash at Sunset Tower, and the Elton John AIDS Foundation fund-raiser at the Pacific Design Center. …As for those parties that beat last night’s rush: Interview, Hugo Boss, and omnipresent bubbly Moët & Chandon got things started way back on Tuesday to honor The Fighter director David O. Russell with a dinner at Asia de Cuba at Mondrian.” [BizBash]


“On Thursday night the pair [Ryan Phillippe and Amanda Seyfried] were spotted at the Grey Goose Pre-Oscar bash at L.A.’s Soho House, which also included a special celebration for the Oscar-nominated films Biutiful and Winter’s Bone.”


“Everwood alum Gregory Smith attends Bill Maher and the Best of HuffPost Comedy on Wednesday (February 23) at the Roxy Theatre in West Hollywood, Calif. The 27-year-old actor’s younger brother, Big Love’s Douglas Smith, also came out for the event, which was presented by The Huffington Post and its co-founder Arianna Huffington.” [JustJared]


“Additionally, he’ll [Michael Showalter] be in LA to discuss the book, and anything else that should come to mind, on Friday March 5th, with shows at Book Soup…” [LAist]


“Nikki Leonti will tell you it was her crazy idea to start performing live with her writing partner Rich Skillz. For the duo’s first performance at The Viper Room, the singer wanted the producer to open the show in a big way — by creating a beat live on stage, something challenging to do without any mistakes. Then add the pressure of producers and artists packing the house, like Rick Rubin and Robin Thicke. That was Nikki & Rich‘s first live show. It went well… On Saturday, Nikki & Rich play The Roxy in Los Angeles, where they will debut a couple of new songs off upcoming album "Everything" as well as play old favorites.” [The Press-Enterprise]


“Swedish/American rockers Vains Of Jenna will release their new album, "Reverse Tripped", on April 5 via Deadline…A release party for "Reverse Tripped" will be held on April 1 at the Whisky A Go Go…” [Blabbermouth]


“Famed Los Angeles club The Viper Room is also trying to get in on Sheen’s tiger blood. They’ve tweeted at him several times hoping to throw him an "epic" party, which sounds like exactly what he needs right now.” [Zap2It]


“…OK! Magazine and BritWeek Oscars party held at The London West Hollywood on Friday (February 25) in West Hollywood, Calif.” [Just Jared Jr.]


Top Tweets

@CarsonLKressley: Rooftop of the london hotel-perfect post oscar recovery place!

@jennfarwell: It’s Friday, and that means the start of a @TheSunsetStrip weekend with my girls 🙂 #bringit #WINNING

@susynnkroe: thirty three days until #cali! so stoked for #losangeles and @TheSunsetStrip.

@AliceDubin: "@TheSunsetStrip is now following your tweets." So that’s fun. @OnAbbotKinney, @GoSantaMonica, I’m looking at you now. #ibrakeforwestsiders

@LuxeBotanicals: Back from Rainbow on Sunset…so much fun!!! #RainbowLive #Sunset #SunsetStrip #LosAngeles #Fun