‘Fifty Shades’ meets Oscars
“Fifty Shades of Grey” author E L James rubbed shoulders with Hollywood at Vanity Fair’s Oscar party, but despite speculation, told us she’s yet to cast the anticipated movie.
“We don’t even have a filmmaker . . . so we are still a long way away from casting. I have some ideas . . . but it may not be who people expect,” James said. Sources say agents at Graydon Carter’s bash were “lining up to meet James to pitch their actors” for the hit book trilogy.
James told us her next book will not be as racy. “It won’t be nearly so raunchy — and I will probably write it under another name,” she quipped.
Among the stars at Jeff Klein’s Sunset Tower Hotel were Google’s Sergey Brin and his biotech- whiz wife, Anne Wojcicki, both wearing space-age Google glasses with a built-in computer display. As the couple negotiated the crowd, a fellow guest saved Brin from tripping over a woman’s train. “I can’t let you try the glasses; everyone has asked me tonight,” Brin said when we wanted to take a peek. But he explained how they work.
Clutching her Oscar and new husband Adam Shulman, Anne Hathaway said, “This is the second most important moment of my life after my wedding.” Also making the rounds, and holding Oscars hardware were Ben Affleck with Jennifer Garner, Christoph Waltz, Ang Lee and Jennifer Lawrence, who arrived with six girlfriends plus her parents.
Jennifer Aniston and Justin Theroux stayed close all night, Bradley Cooper arrived holding hands with his mom, Halle Berry held court, and Melissa McCarthy told us, “This is the only night I can get away with big hair like this.”
The night ended with even more energy than it began. Patriots owner Robert Kraft danced with a group of attractive women, Jane Fonda was seen lining up at the party’s In-N-Out truck in her skintight glittering gown, Daniel Radcliffe practically carried a blond female friend (who looked ready to vomit) up to her room, and “Zero Dark Thirty” and “The Master” producer Megan Ellison made out with a babe at the bar.