Jason Statham, Ryan Seacrest, Kevin Spacey give new mag a pre-Oscar launch
Dozens of stunning models and a number of celebrities including Jason Statham, Ryan Seacrest, Randy Jackson, Lawrence Bender, Rodney Bingenheimer and Anthony Kiedis gathered Thursday night at an exclusive party in Beverly Hills to celebrate the pre-Oscar launch of a new European-style men's magazine, Treats!
Kevin Spacey and Dana Brunetti, executive producer and producer, respectively, of the Oscar-nominated film "The Social Network," were also in attendance to snap a photo or two with convivial publisher and photographer Steve Shaw.
The fete took place at the iconic James Goldstein residence, built into the sandstone ledge of a hillside by architect James Lautner in 1963. The home's massive walls of glass, breathtaking city-lights views and towering triangular roof provided a fitting backdrop for the legions of wasp-waisted models -- many of whom could be seen mostly nude in the pages of the magazine -- tottering by the pool on toothpick legs with champagne flutes in hand.
Statham, who is featured in a 14-page spread in the magazine (photographed by Shaw), stood by the pool in a long tan trench coat, his arm wrapped around a leggy beauty -- hand firmly in place on her rear.
Brunetti could be found in the warmer climate of the posh living room, happily chatting about his film's chance for taking home a golden statuette or two.
"We're hoping for the best but bracing for the worst," he said, adding that he was so nervous that he was wishing for a Xanax. But then he thought about it and said that a friend had told him that Xanax can make you "black out and become belligerent, and I'm like 'That’s probably not a good idea because no matter who wins I may end up on that stage.'"
Seacrest stood nearby with a dapper group of friends, including Shaw. With his usual deadpan comedic confidence, Seacrest proclaimed that the suave, sexy black-and-white glamour of the magazine was based on his looks and style.
And who does he think will win the Oscar? "The King's Speech." Seacrest said he really liked that one.
-- Jessica Gelt
Upper photo: Treats! publisher and founder Steve Shaw, right, and Kevin Spacey. Credit: Rony Alwin
Middle photo: Randy Jackson and Ryan Seacrest with Steve Shaw. Credit: Rony Alwin
Lower photo: Rhe scene around the outdoor pool. Credit: Rony Alwin