Oscar Parties

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Couple alert? During the Elton John AIDS Foundation viewing party, Emma Roberts found her attention split between the TV screen in the smoking section and her arm candy for the better part of two hours, actor Chace Crawford. The pair were inseparable for much of the evening, all the while mingling with the likes of Hayden Panettiere, Kelly Osbourne and Glee’s Jenna Ushkowitz. ... Even in a roomful of Oscar winners, justin bieber was the star at Vanity Fair’s annual postparty at the Sunset Tower. The 17-year-old singer spent part of the evening chatting with Mick Jagger, as onlookers buzzed: “What is Mick Jagger talking to Justin Bieber about?” Fran Lebowitz, the 60ish New York writer of sardonic prose, spent considerable time in a booth with Bieber. When asked about their conversation, Lebowitz said, “We were reminiscing.” ... Also at the VF party was famed photographer Ellen von Unwerth, who was hosting an impromptu photo shoot in the hotel’s bathroom. Eventually, security told Unwerth — who was not photographing the event for the magazine — that she couldn’t take any more pictures of partygoers, to which she responded, “Why not?” ... Oscars telecast co-producer Bruce Cohen was all smiles at VF, seemingly unfazed by the criticism of the show. He said that what he’d learned from doing the show was, “I want to do it again.”