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Stars hit tons of pre-Golden Globes parties in Hollywood

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Melissa Leo and Amy Adams attend W Magazine's Golden Globes pre-party at Chateau Marmont on Jan. 11. (Photo: Donato Sardella WireImage)
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There's no such thing as downtime during Golden Globes weekend. In Hollywood, the champagne started flowing on Friday night at hot spot Chateau Marmont, and continued Saturday at the hopping Four Seasons hotel. USA TODAY's Andrea Mandell reports on how it all went down.


On Friday, W Magazine's Best Performances party, held in the open-air penthouse of Chateau Marmont, was the place to be for stargazing. As Dom Pérignon and truffle fries were passed on trays, W Magazine editor-in-chief Stefano Tocnhi and editor-at-large Lynn Hirschberg celebrated the photography of Juergen Teller and welcomed Jennifer Lawrence, Bradley Cooper, Lana Del Ray, John Hawkes, Melissa Leo, Amy Adams, Miranda Kerr, Michelle Dockery, Matt Bomer, Chelsea Handler and Andre Balazs. (Despite the glam affair, most stars stayed in their jackets thanks to a chilly dip in L.A.'s weather.)


Over at the Four Seasons hotel on Saturday, there was plenty of pampering to be found at the InStyle Beauty Lounge, where stars like Dancing with the Stars' Karina Smirnoff were treated to makeup applications, hair styling and O.P.I. manicures. Even Matt Lauer was nearby in the lobby, in his gym clothes.

Upstairs, comedians Louis C.K. and Jeff Garlin bumped into each other at the HBO Luxury Lounge, sponsored by L'Oreal and Motorola."I write everything I do in longhand on a yellow pad," Garlin told onlookers, while checking out goodies from Staples. "Someone else puts it in Final Draft. I edit on a computer but everything I do comes out of here first," he said, tapping his head. Nearby, The Office's Kate Flannery scooped vegan red Michael Antonio booties that matched her hair.

A time for tea

Over at the crowded BAFTA tea, the room was brimming with stars snacking on cucumber and salmon tea sandwiches and fresh fruit tarts. The party welcomed A-listers like Daniel Day-Lewis, Marion Cotillard, Sienna Miller, Olivia Munn, Sally Field, Kathryn Bigelow, Ben Affleck, Jon Bon Jovi, Jennifer Lawrence, Bradley Cooper, David Oyelowo, Freida Pinto and Dev Patel. Amanda Seyfried, in a peekaboo Vionnet dress, joked that she'd found her dream Globes dress for Sunday. "It's made of leather and it's a bodysuit. I'm just kidding," she told reporters.

Hugh Jackman was in a British state of mind, celebrating the fact that Les Misérables opened No. 1 in the U.K. this weekend. "I'm thrilled because really the show, as French as it is, is a product of England," he said on the red carpet. As an Oscars hosting alum, has he offered Seth MacFarlane any advice? "Seeing him the other morning at the nominations, that guy needs no help at all," said Jackman. "I thought he was hilarious."

Fellow Oscar nominee Christoph Waltz showed off his new buzz cut. "I didn't cut it off, I grew it back," he said. "I had nothing (thanks to) a movie with (director) Terry Gilliam. I had no eyebrows either." Waltz says he and Tarantino have a special relationship on film sets after two hugely successful films. "But it's not like, a clandestine brotherhood," he said, laughing.

Silver Linings Playbook's Jacki Weaver said she wasn't expecting her Oscar nomination in the slightest. "I honestly couldn't believe it," she said. "I know everyone says that, but because I hadn't won any of the other awards I didn't think there was a chance." Next week she's heading to Texas to begin shooting Parkland, "about the JFK assassination from the point of view of the doctors in Parkland hospital," she said. "In the space of 36 hours they had to deal with JFK and Lee Harvey Oswald. I'm playing Lee Harvey Oswald's mother."

Meanwhile her director, David O. Russell, confirmed some casting buzz: Louis C.K. is joining his newest untitled film, which is set to start filming in February, and also stars Amy Adams, Bradley Cooper, Christian Bale and Jeremy Renner. "He's in our film," confirmed Russell. "He'll be in cahoots with Bradley Cooper. It's going to be really good." Why Louie? "I just love his show," he said. "The voice in his show is so honest, so real. His demeanor really suits the part he's going to play."

Andrea Mandell, USA TODAY

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