Yesterday I spent almost the whole day re-capping Sunday’s Oscars, and towards the end of the day I did a mega post covering the Vanity Fair party. The VF party certainly seemed to be “the party” of the night, with some huge names in attendance. But now, a day later, we’re noticing more who wasn’t at the party. Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie, Sandra Bullock and George Clooney, Jennifer Aniston and Gwyneth Paltrow. So where were these A-Listers? According to NYDN, they may have been absent because of a concerted efford by Gwyneth and her publicist Stephen Huvane, and the Vanity Fair’s planned expose on Gwyneth (even though it never happened).
The Oscars’ hottest and most exclusive afterparty, the Vanity Fair bash, was held in West Hollywood Sunday night, with a handful of A-listers, including Gwyneth Paltrow, failing to show. The absences came after the backlash that hit the mag’s editor, Graydon Carter, when he tried to do a tell-all profile on Paltrow.
In an editorial in the March 2014 Hollywood Issue, Carter admitted he canned the piece after an extremely upset Paltrow called him personally and then charmed him into dropping it.
Now Confidenti@l has learned from a well-placed source that CAA agents may have suggested to top talent that they should consider another party instead — like Madonna’s ultra-exclusive post-Oscars bash.
Although Paltrow is represented by Tracey Jacobs at UTA, her publicist is Stephen Huvane. Stephen’s brother, Kevin Huvane, is an uber-agent and managing partner at CAA, which reps Meryl Streep, Kevin Spacey and Sandra Bullock, who all skipped the VF bash. However, Anne Hathaway, who shares a publicist with Paltrow, did attend the magazine’s party, along with host Ellen Degeneres, who smooched her wife Portia de Rossi and Bono all at once.
“They couldn’t pull everyone. That would have been too obvious,” our source says.
Although Stephen Huvane assures us there is no connection, our source insists there is.
“That is absolutely not true,” Stephen counters. “CAA doesn’t even represent Gwyneth, so your logic doesn’t make sense. Gwyneth didn’t go to any of the big parties on Oscar night,” he says.
It’s not as though Paltrow’s invite was lost in the mail. Vanity Fair told E! News last month that Paltrow, a fixture at past VF parties, had been invited to attend this year, too.
This seems totally possible, and much more like something Gwyneth would pull. She comes off as a very vindictive person.
Speaking of Madonna’s party, I read this morning that Charlize Theron and Sean Penn attended her party together, and couldn’t keep their hands off each other the whole time. Nothing like attending your ex-wife’s party with your new girlfriend. Welcome to Hollyweird!
Posted Tuesday, March 4th, 2014 at 7:07am
Filed under Gwyneth Paltrow