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During this weekend’s Golden Globes ceremony in Los Angeles, Joshua Jackson will be cheering for his show, Showtime’s The Affair, nominated for best TV drama. And while he’ll be sitting inside the Beverly Hilton during Sunday’s show, he’ll have his eye on another competition far from the glitzy ballroom in Beverly Hills.
“Since the Globes are on Sunday, he’ll be watching football until it’s time to leave,” laughs Jackson’s longtime girlfriend Diane Kruger, who referred to herself as his plus-one for the weekend’s festivities. “He’s already trying to fight me on what time he has to get in the car to leave football behind. So that’s pretty much what it is — me and my best gay friend are drinking champagne and he’s watching football.”
So what happens when it’s time to leave the gridiron behind and get in the car? “He’s checking ESPN on his phone and I’m so stressed out that I’m going to wrinkle my dress so I’m trying to sit straight up and not move,” laughs Kruger, in a chic lavender Marni mini dress. Before she could finish her thought, a Theory-clad Jackson, who plays Cole Lockhart on the critically acclaimed freshman series, interjected: “You’re giving away all the trade secrets!”
Jokes aside, look for Jackson to be wearing a “beautiful tux from Berluti” on Sunday. No word on what Kruger will be wearing — she’s keeping some trade secrets to herself — but we expect something show-stopping from the actress who is the new face of a beauty campaign for Chanel. And her man admitted that while it’s “easier for men” to get red-carpet ready, it’s less difficult for him in particular because of whom he lives with. “It helps having an in-house fashion critic,” he says. “She gets the final approval.”
The two were among a starry crowd inside the Chateau Marmont’s famed penthouse on Thursday night to kick off the Golden Globes festivities in style at W‘s annual VIP fete. W’s editor-in-chief Stefano Tonchi, editor-at-large Lynn Hirschberg and hotelier Andre Balazs hosted the Dom Perignon and Cadillac-sponsored party, which celebrated the HFPA kudosfest as well as W‘s Best Performances portfolio shot by Tim Walker, featured in the February issue.
Making the rounds at the bash were Reese Witherspoon, Amy Adams, Jessica Chastain, Salma Hayek, Miles Teller, Michelle Monaghan, Rosamund Pike, Cara Delevingne, Toni Garrn, David Oyelowo, Carmen Ejogo, Lee Daniels, Naomi Campbell, Chris Evans, Eddie Redmayne, Jamie Dornan, Henry Cavill, Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Ellen von Unwerth, Gillian Anderson, Robert Duvall, Dita von Teese, Tracee Ellis Ross, Paula Patton, Paris Hilton, Kate Walsh, Sarah Hyland, Quvenzhane Wallis and Mackenzie Foy.
But back to the competition: It might not have been football, but there was a fair amount of elbowing going on inside the penthouse on Thursday night as the party exploded to capacity sometime after 9 p.m. when two West Hollywood firemen canvassed the inside of the boldfaced bash in an effort to thin out the event, one of the hottest tickets in town. By all accounts though, Jackson and Kruger were all smiles in a back corner and the actor wasn’t noticed checking any scores on his phone.
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