Toronto 2008 Party Circuit
Toronto 2008 Party Circuit
Rachel Weisz (in Herve Leger) was among the leading ladies who turned out for the annual In Style/Hollywood Foreign Press Association festival bash. Weisz and her Brothers Bloom co-stars Mark Ruffalo and Adrien Brody held court inside the Windsor Arms Hotel, where Scott Speedman and Paris Hilton shared a private banquette and Ed Norton talked tete a tete with Tim Robbins.
-With reporting by Bronwyn Barnes, Karen Levy
After the premiere of the police drama, Pride and Glory, Edward Norton headed to Mortons restaurant for an intimate dinner to celebrate the debut.
After walking the red carpet at the premiere of Nothing But the Truth with co-stars Vera Farmiga and Alan Alda, Kate Beckinsale headed to the Supper Club for a celebratory dinner in honor of the film. How does the movie star mom juggle work and family when she's shooting on location? "iChat," Beckinsale told reporters when asked how she stays connected to daughter Lily when she's away.
-With reporting by Bronwyn Barnes, Karen Levy and Vivian Vassos
Adrien Brody, Rachel Weiszand Mark Ruffalo
Brothers Bloom co-stars Adrien Brody, Rachel Weisz and Mark Ruffalo continued to make the festival rounds together, posing for a photo op at their flick's after-party,held at the Park Hyatt Hotel Rooftop Bar.
Matt Damon used his star power for good when he and Wyclef Jean hosted the third annual OneXOne gala at Maple Leaf Gardens. "It's great to see how far we've come," Damon told the crowd, before John Legend took the stage to perform.
Alicia Keys, Queen Latifah and Jennifer Hudson
Secret Life of Bees stars Alicia Keys, Queen Latifah and Jennifer Hudson lent their star support to the Golf Rocks Rock-n-Roll Cabaret held at Magna Golf Club. Sophia Bush and Kevin Costner were also on hand for the charity event, which raised funds for Malaria No More and Spread the Net.
-With reporting by Bronwyn Barnes and Karen Levy
Elizabeth Banks was pretty in Prada at a party for Zack and Miri Make a Porno, held at the Film Lounge. Though her co-star, Seth Rogen, couldn't make it to the festival, leading men Adrien Brody and Ed Norton showed up to help celebrate the debut of the flick.
"I think the audience really liked it," said Dominic Cooper of the audience reaction to The Duchess. Cooper joined co-star Keira Knightley to celebrate the early success of the film at a lavish after-bash at Durbar Court.
All eyes were on Julianne Moore at the after-party for Blindness, held at Chum/City TV building. Moore and co-stars Sandra Oh, Mark Ruffalo and Gael Garcia Bernal led guests through clouds of white smoke-which helped guests get into the theme of the movie-and into a stark white space for a late night celebration.
Michael Cera and Kat Dennings
Michael Cera and Kat Dennings rocked out at the after-party for their Toronto offering, Nick and Norah's Infinite Playlist, held at hip spot Tattoo Rock Parlour. "I'm staying here for a while," said Canadian native Cera of his festival plans. "I want to see Burn After Reading."
Kate Hudson (in Louis Vuitton) helped host the Canadian launch of the David Babaii for WildAid haircare collection at its suite, sponsored by Ubisoft, at The Hazelton Hotel. "It felt good to be part of a creative process," Hudson said of her role in formulating the line with her longtime hair stylist. "All of the products are totally organic and sustainable. It's something I'm proud to be a part of."
High School Musical heartthrob Zac Efron celebrated the debut of his Toronto offering, Me and Orson Welles, during the film's after-party, held at Empire Lounge. Efron later made his way to the Burn After Reading bash, where he introduced himself to Gerard Butler.
"I want to shag you all!" announced a cheeky Thandie Newton (in Matthew Williamson) to the audience at the premiere of the Guy Ritchie flick RocknRolla. After the credits rolled, Newton and her comely co-stars headed to the Boiler House for the Time Style & Design after-party, where they feasted on a late-night buffet and indulged at an ice cream bar.
Mark Ruffalo, Sunrise Coigney and Adrien Brody
Mark Ruffalo, his wife, Sunrise Coigney and a scruffy Adrien Brody-who will hit the premiere of their movie, Brothers Bloom later in the week-were among the famous party goers who joined Brad Pitt at the Burn After Reading bash, held at Toronto hot spot Spice Route. While Gerard Butler sampled the finger foods, Jeremy Piven chatted up directors Joel and Ethan Coen and Tilda Swinton chilled by the peaceful outdoor koi pond.
Sean 'Diddy' Combs entertained the crowd with an explosive performance at the E-Talk bash, held at Much Music studios. DJ Samantha Ronson also provided some tunes, while gal pal Lindsay Lohan stayed in touch sending messages on her phone.
Alicia Keys and Dakota Fanning
Alicia Keys and Dakota Fanning posed pretty before making their way to a celebration to mark the premiere of Fox Searchlight's The Secret Life Of Bees at the Ultra Supper Club. Keys called it an early night so that she could join Jack White and the Edge to shoot a video on location in Toronto.