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She lost Best Actress to Reese Witherspoon, but Felicity Huffman is all smiles with fellow Desperate Housewife Teri Hatcher at the Vanity Fair party at Morton’s in Beverly Hills. “It’s been such a great year for her,” said Huffman’s proud husband, William H. Macy.
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Off-duty from being an Oscar presenter, Nicole Kidman enjoys some hands-on time with beau Keith Urban at the Vanity Fair party.
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Best Supporting Actor George Clooney runs into his Out of Sight costar Jennifer Lopez at the Governor’s Ball. Clooney later hosted a party for 75 pals at West Hollywood restaurant Dan Tana’s. “I have to find my friends,” he said. “They’re all hiding in a pub somewhere.”
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Walk the Line’s Reese Witherspoon (who said her vintage 1955 Christian Dior dress “has a lot of love in it”) celebrates her Best Actress win with one of her biggest fans, mom Betty, at the Governor’s Ball.
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WHAT A POSER
She may not have been an Oscar nominee, but Madonna (in slinky Versace) had no trouble being the center of attention at the Vanity Fair party with her date, husband Guy Ritchie.
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Even without girlfriend Michelle Williams at his side, Heath Ledger clearly has her on his mind – and lips. The couple (both nominees for Brokeback Mountain) later left the Governor’s Ball for Elton John’s AIDS Foundation party.
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BIRD OF A FEATHER
“I loved it so much that I had to wear it tonight,” Paris Hilton (at the Elton John bash) said of her beaded Julien Macdonald dress. She chose it after modeling the peacock-flocked frock at the Welsh designer’s fashion show in London.
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Pamela Anderson cozies up to Olympic gold medalist Shaun White at Elton John’s party. Last week the Stacked star stopped by a fete thrown in White’s honor. “She, like, ditched some Oscar parties to come by,” the snowboarder gushed. “It was rad.”
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Philip Seymour Hoffman, with Capote costar Catherine Keener, shows off his Best Actor Oscar at the Governor’s Ball. “I was swimming in my head,” he said of his acceptance speech, which was devoted mostly to his mother. “I was lucky to get out what I got out.”
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Sienna Miller (in Thomas Wylde) embodies ’60s mod as she and designer pal Tom Ford have a laugh at the Vanity Fair party.
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A LITTLE EASIER
“I didn’t even write an acceptance speech,” Three 6 Mafia’s Jordan Houston (left, with Hustle & Flow nominee Terrence Howard at the Governor’s Ball) said after his group won Best Song for “It’s Hard Out Here for a Pimp.” “So that’s why I was blah, blah, blah, blah.”
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THE GOOD GIRL
Jennifer Aniston, who presented the trophy for Best Costume Design, takes a breather at the Vanity Fair bash. Beau Vince Vaughn joined her later and the two cuddled before leaving separately through the back door.