The 2008 Sundance Party Circuit
The 2008 Sundance Party Circuit
"I've been to Sundance three times. The first time was when I was eleven, so obviously the experience has changed for me," said Mischa Barton, who hit the buffet as soon as she arrived for a party to celebrate her festival flick, Assassination Of A High School President, at Marquee. Besides her big premiere, what does this trip hold for Barton? "I get to go skiing on my birthday," the actress, dressed in a Jenni Kayne frock and a pair of not-so-snow-friendly Louboutins, said.
-Bronwyn Barnes and James Patrick Herman
was among the stars who headed to the Park City outpost of Tao for a special performance by chart-topping band One Republic. Mischa Barton and Josh Groban also stopped by the bash, which celebrated the launch of the Tava sparkling beverage with specialty martinis and margaritas.
Jodie Foster and Andie MacDowell
"I just survived an 18-hour plane trip from Paris to be here!" declared Andie MacDowell when she arrived for the Variety Top 10 Directors to Watch party at the Stein Eriksen Lodge. The L'Oreal Paris spokeswoman was on hand to help present the Women in Film Women of Worth Vision Award. Jodie Foster, Danny Glover and Patricia Clarkson also made the trek up the mountain to the swank lodge-where Katherine Heigl and Josh Kelley were married in December-to celebrate the honorees.
Meg Ryan and William H. Macy
stars Meg Ryan and William H. Macy followed the premiere of their Hollywood caper with a party at the Movieline House. Macy's real life leading lady, Felicity Huffman, is also at Sundance to promote a big screen offering, the drama Phoebe in Wonderland.
Illeana Douglas and Tom Arnold
He didn't get a chance to enjoy a pedicure this year, but Tom Arnold took time out from the festival grind to enjoy the gourmet menu at Chefdance, held at Harry O's on Main Street. Illeana Douglas and Pro-skier Johnny Moseley also stopped by for a nosh.
Jessica Alba and Cash Warren
After braving the paparazzi on Main Street, Jessica Alba helped fiance Cash Warren celebrate the premiere of Made In America during a dinner hosted by Vera Bradley at the Hollywood Life house. Warren co-produced the documentary, which takes an up-close look at the notorious Crips and Bloods gangs in South Los Angeles.
Christina Lakin and Paris Hilton
Her film, The Hottie and The Nottie, isn't part of the festival, but that didn't stop Paris Hilton from promoting it with a party at the Bon Appetit Supper Club. What was it like for Paris' co-star, Christina Lakin to work with the notorious heiress? "She was so sweet. She took me to the movies and we hung out in her closet-she has an amazing closet!" Lakin said.
Never one to make conservative fashion choices, David Arquette dressed the part when he hosted the annual Karaoke at The Heineken Green Room bash. Arquette and Paris Hilton took turns rocking the mic, much to the amusement of guests Dave Annable, Matthew Rhys and Nicky Hilton.
Amy Brenneman, Jason Patrick and Maria Bello
stars Amy Brenneman, Jason Patrick and Maria Bello checked out the debut party for the drama American Son at the Hollywood Life house. "I don't go to big parties. I don't do the blowouts!" claimed Maria Bello, who has gone against her character at the festival, hitting parties like the Entertainment Weekly bash and the Motorola Late Night Lounge.
Paul Giamatti and Billy Crudup
Indie kings Paul Giamatti and Billy Crudup followed up the premiere of their film, Pretty Bird with an after-party at the Sky360 by Delta lounge on Main Street. Matthew Perry, Lauren Graham and former Saturday Night Live regular Rachel Dratch also braved the falling snow and frigid temperatures to make the fete.
entertained the crowd at the Ray Ban Visionary Awards, held at Main Street hot spot Harry O's. The evening kicked off with a tribute to director Quentin Tarantino and continued well past the midnight hour as stars like Olivia Wilde, Lil' Jon and Paris Hilton filed in to catch the rocking performance.
Mary-Kate Olsen and Colin Farrell
cozied up to former bad boy Colin Farrell at the after-party for the actor's latest flick, In Bruges, at The Lift. Olsen celebrates the premiere of her own film, The Wackness-in which she reportedly shares an on-screen smooch with Ben Kingsley-later this week.
Dave Annable and Emily VanCamp
"There's great music, good people, a chill vibe, everybody’s enjoying the whole atmosphere," said Dave Annable, who hit the Motorola Late Night Lounge with his Brothers and Sisters co-star, Emily VanCamp. "It's great to be here and we’re having a blast!" Among the other celebs enjoying the trippy atmosphere, Nintendo Wii stations and sugary snacks included Diego Luna, Eliza Dushku and Colin Hanks.
Maria Bello and Marcia Gay Harden
"We're starting here then heading to Motorola and who knows after that!" said Maria Bello (in a Tory Burch tank and Hogan jacket), who caught up with festival juror Marcia Gay Harden at the Entertainment Weekly party, held at the Legacy Lodge. Tom Arnold, Mary Lynn Rajskub and Dylan Walsh also kicked off the night at the apres-ski themed bash.
was the guest of honor at a private dinner hosted by the Turning Leaf lounge on Main Street. The hotel heiress spent her day working up an appetite at luxury lounges like the Kari Feinstein suite, where she and several members of her entourage picked up track suits from Reebok and hats from Tundra Gear.
Edwardo Noriega and Emily Mortimer
and Emily Mortimer capped off a long day-including a whirlwind of press interviews and the premiere of their film-at the Transsiberian after-party, held at the Kenneth Cole Reaction lounge inside night spot Stereo. "There's an impulse in all of us towards the dark side," said Mortimer, when asked what it was like to play a devious character for a change.
wore an impressively toned t-shirt when he joined co-star Danny Glover and director Michel Gondry for a dinner to celebrate the Sundance premiere of Be Kind Rewind, held at the Heineken Green room. As Glover eyed up the massive array of sushi, Black hammed it up for the crowd.
50 Cent and Tony Yayo
Rappers 50 Cent and Tony Yayo hit the stage to entertain the late-night crowd that packed Tao at Harry O's for round two of the Vitaminwater Music Nights. Paris and Nicky Hilton were among the celebs who stopped in to check out the performance.
star Adrian Grenier showed his soulful side when he brought his band, The Honey Brothers, to entertain the crowd at the Celsius Lounge. The party served as the official launch of I'mAwake.com, an organization that aims to plant 100 million trees by the year 2020.
After giving an intimate performance for some VIP fans at Star Bar, John Legend spent the rest of his night chilling out inside the Rock the Vote at the House of Hype hospitality lounge. Other after-dark hot spots include the Park City outpost of L.A.'s club Hyde, which even imported the bouncers from the Hollywood original to make sure that only A-list patrons made it past the velvet rope.
While her name isn't synonymous with Sundance, it wouldn't be a party without Paris Hilton! The heiress joined Mary-Kate Olsen, Rachel Hunter and celebrity dj Samantha Ronson for the MySpace bash at Harry O's on Main Street. Hilton is in Park City promoting her new flick, The Hottie and the Nottie.
Adam Levine and Maroon 5
The big draw for Paris and her pals at the MySpace bash? Adam Levine and Maroon 5, who kicked off the Vitaminwater Music Nights at Harry O's, which has been transformed into the Park City outpost of N.Y.C. hot spot Tao nightclub for the festival. Rapper 50 Cent will keep the party going when he hits the stage on Saturday.
stopped by the GenArt 7 Fresh Faces in Film celebration at the SKY360 by Delta Lounge. Director Jason Reitman-whose indie hit, Juno has generated plenty of awards season buzz-played host at the soiree, where guests sipped pick-me-up specialty cocktails like pomegranate martinis and snacked on comfort foods like s'mores. Even a blackout that left Main Street dark for a few minutes couldn't dampen the crowd's spirits, as the bash, sponsored by 7 for All Mankind, raged on.
After getting rave reviews for his performance at the 2007 festival, Akon took the stage at Harry O's to kick off the slate of scheduled concerts. Maroon 5, The Bravery and The Honey Brothers-fronted by Entourage star Adrian Grenier-are set to rock the movie-going crowd after dark.
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