Former ‘NSync member J.C. Chasez and Gossip Girl’s Chace Crawford hung out with a bunch of cute boys at Elton John’s Oscar party. Javier Bardem lip-synched to “You Shook Me All Night Long” at the No Country for Old Men after-party at Bar Marmont. Ben Affleck and Jimmy Kimmel needed ten takes to film the “almost kiss” scene in “I’m Fucking Ben Affleck,” because they couldn’t stop laughing. Diablo Cody refused to wear Stuart Weiztman’s $1 million diamond-encrusted heels at the Oscars when she figured out it was a publicity stunt. Donald Rumsfeld and Mayor Bloomberg both ate dinner at Café des Artistes, but didn’t say hello to each other.
Tom Cruise, Katie Holmes, Cameron Diaz, and Ashton Kutcher were among those who sipped absinthe at Madonna’s post-Oscars party at manager Guy Oseary’s house, though everyone (except Daniel Day-Lewis!) went to Prince’s party by midnight. Marion Cotillard says she’s going to celebrate her victory with friends and family, and then celebrate some more when she gets back to France. Denise Rich had dinner with ex-husband Marc Rich in Switzerland at the table next to Ivana Trump and Rossano Rubicondi. The father of jailed rapper Shyne was just elected prime minister of Belize. Veronica Hearst’s 52-room Palm Beach mansion sold at a foreclosure auction for $22 million. Girls Gone Wild: The Magazine will be PG-13 and on newsstands April 15. Woody Allen went to see his friend Tony Roberts in Xanadu on Boys’ Night, but didn’t hit the Chelsea clubs after. Actor Oliver Martinez continued to flirt with girls while eating lunch at an L.A. restaurant even after someone crashed into his friend’s Bentley. Brittany Murphy has been acting weird on the set of her movie and, among other things, insisting on having a peanut butter and jelly sandwich, sliced diagonally with crusts removed, every hour. Don Cheadle thinks George Clooney’s European espresso commercials are among his best work. Liz Smith thinks Jon Stewart was “laid-back and lacking the ‘inside baseball’ boffo silliness of Billy Crystal.”