Magazine article Variety

Cell Mates United

Magazine article Variety

Cell Mates United

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When Meryl Streep arrived at the Governors Bail, she was greeted by Wolfgang Puck, and scurrying beside them was a press person yelling to guests, "Cell phones away, please!"

Apparently, the customs of 21st century technology are new to that guy. When James Earl Jones introduced "the iconic" Tony Bennett, who sang a few songs, guests rushed to the foot of the stage to capture the perf via cell phone.

Streep went to the Engraving Room, where a team screwed metal nameplates onto the base of winners' trophies. She sat with Octavia Spencer, Dante Ferretti ¿ and Francesca Lo Schiavo while people swarmed around them and dozens of photographers snapped away, until Streep finally said, 1OK, that's it, fellas."

At the same time, Jean Dujardin was unnoticed by many partygoers as he sat with three young women, the Oscar between his feet as he contentedly ate sushi.

At Vanity Fair's fete, Catherine O'Hara exploded with delight at meeting Katy Perry. …

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