With the biggest award show falling this weekend, it's imperative to be prepared -- all the celebs are, after all. As you watch the hottest start walk the red carpet, sip on Oscar-worthy cocktails, full of bling, posing power, James Bond appeal. Whip up one of these camera-ready concoctions and get ready for your close up!
Pucker Bold Berry Bling
1 ½ parts Pucker Vodka Raspberry Rave
3 Fresh Blackberries
2-3 Fresh Basil Leaves
1 part Soda
1 part Lemon-Lime Soda
Add ice to a cocktail shaker. Gently squeeze the juice from the blackberries and add the berries to the shaker. Tear basil into small pieces and add. Add vodka and shake vigorously. Add soda, lemon-lime soda and pour into a Collins glass.
Watch the 85th Academy Awards in style at KTCHN Restaurant. Their viewing party will play homage to the first annual Academy Awards in 1929. Enjoy a cocktail hour at 7pm featuring champagne drink specials and complimentary hors d'oeuvres while you watch the red carpet arrivals on the restaurant's 120 inch screen TV. Continue the evening watching the awards ceremony while feasting on a special menu showcasing the dishes served at the first Oscar awards dinner, including consomme celestine, filet of sole saute au beurre and long branch potatoes, or you can opt for KTCHN's regular dinner menu.
All guests will have a chance to predict the night's big winners for the chance to win a variety of prizes and even their own Oscar (the edible candy version). Please book your reservations in advance at their website. Happy viewing!
Derek and Daniel Koch of Dual Groupe will collaborate with Aurelia Group for a Day & Night Gold Standard Brunch on February 25 from 2:00 pm to 7:00pm at Ajna Bar (formerly Buddha Bar), with glamorous Red Carpet functions preceeding the excitement.
Proceeds from the ticket sales for this pre-Oscar themed brunch will benefit the American Cancer Society, fighting cancer through research, outreach, and treatment with more than 12 chartered divisions and 900 local offices nationwide. The event will feature a lavish, “5 star, white glove” gourmet brunch courtesy of Moet &Chandon, Krol Vodka, and Source Water, in addition to a live music set by Madonna’s Official DJ, Grammy-nominated producer Tracy Young, and resident DJ Claudius Raphael. Though this event has usually been invite-only, limited amounts of tickets have been released for sale to the general public.
Have you ever dreamed of what it would be like to be out with movie stars on Oscar night? Well, now is your chance to get into one of Hollywood's most exclusive parties! Charitybuzz.com is auctioning off the opportunity to attend the 5th Annual Hollywood Dominos Pre-Oscar party. Brush shoulders with movie stars and the who who's of Hollywood at Sunset Tower in Beverly Hills prior to the Oscars on February 23, 2012.
To be with Elizabeth Olsen is to be at once starstruck and nostalgic. Her face, strikingly similar to billionaire sisters Mary Kate and Ashley, brings to mind so many memories of "Full House" episodes and "Brother For Sale" singalongs.
But for someone who has barely arrived on the big screen, she carries herself...well, like a movie star. The easy smile, the gentle complexion, and the trademark Olsen figure (slender, though at 5-foot-seven she towers over her sisters) give her an air of glamor beyond her 22 years.
All together now: Awww!
Lucky girl Natalie Portman, 30, has had quite the year so far. Not only did her performance as perfectionist ballerina Nina Sayers in Black Swan win her a whole slew of acting awards - including the Oscar for Best Actress 2011 - the successful actress has gotten engaged and became a mom for the first time.
Portman gave birth to son Adelph on June 14th, 2011 and had successfully maintained a nice, low profile to protect their growing family's privacy. US Weekly got the exclusive pictures of the proud mama and her son on their little adventures.
Doesn't James Franco remind you of that Sour Patch Kid commercial? One minute he's sweet, the next he's running his mouth about something he don't like. At least they're both cute.
Now that he can put "has co-hosted the Academy Awards with Anne Hathaway in 2011" on his resume, one would assume James Franco has learned to keep his opinions to himself once in a while. However, the saying that has been proven right time and time again - actions speak louder than words - was evident in his performance during the star-studded event. Franco looked bored, annoyed and all in all, just did not seem to give a f**k. What was even odder was the fact that he was nominated in the Best Actor category for his work in 127 Hours!
It's a boy!
People magazine reports that Natalie Portman and her Black Swan choreographer/co-star turned fiancé Benjamin Millepied finally got to meet their long-awaited bundle of joy yesterday, 06/14/11. The star had just recently turned 30 on Thursday, making the arrival of her son to be the best...birthday present...EVER.
The Israeli-born actress (raised in New York) previously confessed to following Jewish superstition and has not prepared ANY baby stuff, believing it to be bad luck to do so if the baby is not born yet. Another scary thought on every gossip aficionado's minds, however, is the supposed 'Best Actress' curse where previous winners of the award experienced a downfall in their relationships (e.g. Reese Witherspoon, Halle Berry, Sandra Bullock, etc...just to name a few).
Now that I have had time to take a breath I wanted to take a minute to talk about the amazing Oscar Party that took place at Ajna.
What made me do it ? -
Because Royale Marketing already had an ongoing relationship with the venue, I was in a fortunate position. The very first time I set eyes on the place I knew that it would be perfect to do our Oscars party there. The Oscars is my favorite event night of the year and because of the tragedy in Haiti last year, I did an event called "Oscars For Haiti." This year, because of my own family's misfortune in the battle with cancer, I decided I would do it in association with The American Cancer Society.
Penelope Cruz gave birth to her first child - a little boy called Leo - on Jan.22.
Since then, the actress and hubby Biutiful Javier stayed at home and enjoyed their new full time job of parents. They received a lot of visits, especially from Penelope's brothers and sisters. But everybody was dying to see the new mom and dad on the red carpet.
They attended last night's 83rd Annual Academy Awards and they just look amazing. They radiated on the red carpet, Penélope flaunting her assets in a crimson L’Wren Scott gown. Even if Bardem didn't come back home with Best Actor, he came back with the best looking wife!