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Sunrise Coigney and Mark Ruffalo

Lady Gaga

Naomi Campbell

Diane von Furstenberg and Barry Diller

Sylvester Stallone

months pregnant. When asked the sex of the child, both parents announced, “Gender fluid.“ Dimitri Dimitrov, maître d’ of the Sunset Tower Hotel, gently guided me into his oh-sohot restaurant, where I fawned over Nick Pileggi, Meg Ryan, Martin Short, Jared Leto and director Michael Mann. Also dining were Jennifer Aniston, Sandra Bullock, Jason Bateman and Jennifer Lawrence (complete with a hovering bodyguard). Off to the United Talent Agency party hosted by Jim Berkus at his Spanish hacienda in Beverly Hills. I ended up at the kitchen table chatting with Ethan Coen and his costume designer girlfriend, Peggy Schmitzer, about how much I loved Hail, Caesar! Additional guests included Sandy Gallin, Jerry Bruckheimer, Jennifer Lopez, Seth Rogen and Judd Apatow.

Graydon Carter

“AT ONE POINT DIMINUTIVE IRMELIN TOYED WITH THE IDEA OF WEARING A TUXEDO TO THE OSCARS UNTIL I CONVINCED HER THAT BEING PHOTOGRAPHED NEXT TO HER TALL, HANDSOME SON (LEO) IN MATCHING OUTFITS WAS NOT THE WAY TO GO.”

Eddie Redmayne

Adam McKay and Charles Randolph

Steven Spielberg and Kate Capshaw

Michael Fassbender

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The last stop of this grueling schedule was the CAA party. Much like the Vanity Fair Oscar shebang, organizers staggered arrival times for the less important guests. I fell into the last category of “she gets the make-believe invite” with an arrival time of 11:30 p.m. Any normal person knew this 11:30 p.m. arrival was synonymous with socializing with the clean-up crew. Charlize Theron

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AVENUE April 2016  

Founded in 1976, AVENUE is a must-read among the city’s most discerning, stylish and savvy audiences. As Manhattan’s oldest society magazine...

AVENUE April 2016  

Founded in 1976, AVENUE is a must-read among the city’s most discerning, stylish and savvy audiences. As Manhattan’s oldest society magazine...