After the Oscars the Stars Go
It was a rare moment Sunday night
as living legend Liz Taylor arrived at Elton John's
post-Oscar party to a huge ovation. Taylor celebrated
her 73rd birthday in grand style and, as our friend
Lawrence Zarian found out, the queen of Hollywood
still has a lot of spunk.
Elton and Liz are close friends, and he revealed
to "Extra" what he said to lure Taylor
out of seclusion and to his party: "Elizabeth,
we have a little piece of jewelry for you!"
In addition to Taylor, sexy stars like Molly Sims,
Paris Hilton, some "Desperate Housewives"
and Jordana Brewster came by Elton's bash. And
while there, "Extra" broke some engaging
news -- Christina Aguilera showed off her new
rock from fiancÚ Jordan Bratman.
"The proposal shocked me," Aguilera
revealed. "I was crying, screaming."
Our next stop was the star-studded Vanity Fair
bash, where every place we turned, there were
legends of the big screen. Gwyneth Paltrow was
there, and so was Tom Cruise who rode in on his
motorcycle and then posed for photos with his
ex-girlfriend, PenÚlope Cruz.
But the big talk of the party was the hosts' rock
solid performance. "I thought he was great,"
Don Cheadle said of Chris Rock.
"I would have said, 'You're hired,'"
Donald Trump insisted. "Chris, you did a
And win or lose, all the stars were feeling good.
"I think everyone who's nominated wants to
win, but it was a great night," Annette Bening
Katie Couric had a blast inside the party, as
we saw courtesy of her undercover "Katie
And after showing off her Oscar at the party,
Best Actress Hilary Swank finished off her memorable
evening at an all-night burger joint.
Don't miss Monday's edition of "Extra"
for all the details, including snapshots of Hilary
chowing down, Tom's moto-arrival and much more.