The stars were out in L.A. over the past week, as Academy Awards nominees tried to stifle their pre-Oscars butterflies with stiff drinks and the camaraderie of their famous peers. An Awards pre-party at Eveleigh drew the cast of Les Miserables, including "Best Actress" winner Anne Hathaway and the dude who plays Borat, while a soiree over at Fig & Olive found Oscar nominee Jessica Chastain showing off her
own fake Italian count new love interest, Gian Luca Passi de Preposulo, and Sunset Tower played host to a celeb-heavy Oscars viewing party (we're guessing a seat within earshot of Amy Poehler and Seth Myers was the best place to be). Meanwhile, some of our usual suspects may have thought it safe to act naturally while the cameras honed in on the nominees, as Christina Aguilera was photographed cramming an In-N-Out burger into her face, Kristen Stewart hit En Sushi with Robert Pattinson's pals, and Jamie Lynn Siegler revealed that she's eating for two at Craig's. All this and more in this week's Oscars Edition of celebrity settings.
Chaya: "Angels in America" playwright and Lincoln screenwriter Tony Kushner was spotted having lunch last Tuesday with a business partner. [GS]
Eveleigh: The Sunset Strip restaurant hosted a pre-Oscars bash last Wednesday with the cast of Les Miserables, including Oscar-winner Anne Hathaway, Amanda Seyfried, director Tom Hooper, and Sasha Baron Cohen. [Look to the Stars]
Fig & Olive: Jessica Chastain may have taken grandma to The Oscars, but she revealed her boyfriend, Gian Luca Passi de Preposulo, at a pre-Oscar's party held at the Melrose restaurant by "Women in Film" this weekend. Other stars in attendance included Daniel Radcliffe, Octavia Spencer, Viola Davis, and Jenna Elfman. [IDT]
Tower Bar: The Hollywood Hotel was the sight of Vanity Fair's Oscars viewing party, drawing actors like Zooey Deschanel, Amy Poehler, Tom Ford, Jon Hamm, Seth Myers, and Patricia Clarkson last night. [Vanity Fair]
Unnamed Restaurant: Two of the leads of Basketball Wives got into a fight that started with a thrown meatball, possibly leading to the firing of singer Kenya Bell. [Examiner]