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Mark Wahlberg, Alan Cumming's pants hit HBO's Emmy party

Anna Paquin and Stephen Moyer cuddle at HBO

HBO's competitors may have been smiling Monday morning, given ABC's dent in the cable network's usual awards domination, but for the Ministry's purposes? No one parties like HBO.

Lighting up a rather predictable party circuit for the Emmys, HBO took over the Pacific Design Center's outdoor courtyard, transforming it into a floral and fiery tableau for famous folks. And that's without considering Alan Cumming's pants.

Pictures: 2011 Emmy Awards winners

A newly single Joe Manganiello ducked in to greet his "True Blood" employers before heading home for an early call time (presumably on the just-started "Magic Mike"). He passed by HBO talent, including the boys of "Entourage," Adrian Grenier, Kevin Dillon and Rex Lee, toasting their final season.

Mark Wahlberg made a show-stopping entrance, halting conversation for the likes of Anna Paquin and Stephen Moyer, John Stamos and Amanda Peet.

Olivia Munn made nice with rapper Kid Cudi as anchor Maria Menounos circulated in a gorgeous Ungaro gown, smiling at Lisa Bonet with her "Conan the Barbarian" man Jason Moma, who earned the HBO invite flexing his mojo as Khal Drogo in "Game of Thrones."

In the "Huh?" category, the notoriously rowdy Paz de la Huerta had the right measurements in a pink strapless gown but accented that with confounding, cadaver-colored lips and a mess of black hair. Likewise, Cumming hosted his own party -- on a floral, embroidered pair of harem pants.

Luckily the lovely Claire Danes was a palate cleanser. And for dessert? Scott Caan and a tall brunet were spotted driving off into the night just after the stroke of midnight.

Alan Cumming's pants, and Paz de la Huerta's makeup.

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— Matt Donnelly
twitter.com/MattDonnelly

Photos: Anna Paquin and Stephen Moyer work the red carpet, top, at HBO's 2011 Emmy after-party. Paz de la Heurta, bottom left, gets, um, avant-garde with hair and makeup, while Alan Cumming's pants simply win. Credits: Kristian Dowling / Associated Press, top; Michael Buckner / Getty Images, left; Jay L. Clendenin, Los Angeles Times, right.

 


White House correspondents dinner: Celebrities in the audience weigh in [Photos]

White House Correspondents Dinner: Scarlett Johansson, John Legend, Alyssa Milano

Sure, this year the White House correspondents dinner had President Obama's attention-grabbing jabs at Donald Trump and the birthers. But what made the annual event bubble, besides the political banter and inside-the-Beltway journalism small talk, were the celebrities, of course.

Mila-kunis-wolf-blitzer Rosario Dawson, John Legend, Mila Kunis, "Glee's" Matthew Morrison and Chris Colfer, "True Blood's" Anna Paquin and Stephen Moyer, and celebrity-couple fascination of the moment Scarlett Johansson and Sean Penn showed an interest in politics Saturday night in Washington.

Johansson and Penn arrived separately -- she on the arm of twin brother Hunter -- and sat at different tables before leaving for a much-buzzed-about smoke break, and were even seen holding hands!

And what did the celebrities in the crowd think of the event and the president's comic timing?

"I'm so overwhelmed being here. I keep getting teary eyed. #WHCD," Alyssa Milano tweeted. (Forgive her if she seemed a bit emotional. She is pregnant.)

"Not only is he the President he is also a comedian ... His speech was so funny!," tweeted "Pretty Little Liars" actress Shay Mitchell, who was born in Canada.

"Was @ the dinner last night an[d] our president killed it like an old school comedy club...," "Entourage" actor Jeremy Piven tweeted.

The event also might also have been the beginning of a beautiful friendship:

Author and political daughter Meghan McCain had something to say about former "Real Housewives of D.C." cast member Mary Amons: "@maryamons you are my new favorite person to gossip with! xo." 

Who else was there? Check out our red carpet gallery from the White House correspondents dinner.

-- Whitney Friedlander

Upper photos: From left, Scarlett Johansson, John Legend and Alyssa Milano attend the White House correspondents dinner. Credits: Michael Reynolds / EPA, left; Chris Kleponis / AFP/Getty Images, center; Alex Brandon / Associated Press, right.

Lower photo: "Black Swan" actress Mila Kunis laughs with CNN's Wolf Blitzer. Credit: Kris Connor / Getty Images


'True Blood's' Evan Rachel Wood says she's bisexual, 'into androgyny in general'

Evan Rachel Wood tells Esquire she's bisexual, 'into androgyny in general'

"True Blood" vamp Evan Rachel Wood has let it be known: She's bisexual.

"I grew up in love with David Bowie," she told Esquire. "So I was always into very androgynous things. Guys, girls ... I'm into androgyny in general," she said, which is why ex-fiance Marilyn Manson was so appealing.

"I'm more kind of like the guy when it comes to girls. I'm the dominant one. I'm opening the doors, I'm buying dinner. Yeah, I'm romantic."

Wood, 23, stars in HBO's "Mildred Pierce" with Oscar winner Kate Winslet, whom she said she'd marry if she could. She also stars in Robert Redford's "The Conspirator" and George Clooney's upcoming flick "The Ides of March." You might have also seen her in "The Wrestler" or "Thirteen."   

"I'm constantly changing, I'm constantly growing. I think I'm a little controversial?" Wood said. "I just try and keep some mystery, so hopefully people can't really put their finger on it."

The actress said she doesn't do drugs, recently quit smoking and doesn't drink much. But it was her affinity for tattoos and androgyny that she kept revisiting for the mag.

"I'm up for anything. Meet a nice guy, meet a nice girl," she teased.

Perhaps she's following in her costar Anna Paquin's footsteps, who last April famously announced her sexual preferences in a PSA with Cyndi Lauper and Clay Aiken.

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Photo: Evan Rachel Wood at The Conspirator" premiere April 11. Credit: Lucas Jackson / Reuters.


'Scream 4' premiere: Hayden Panettiere, Emma Roberts and Anna Paquin discuss being the fresh blood [Video]

Let's be real: Those who appear in horror movies aren't always praised for their acting ability. But all of that screaming, trembling and panicking can actually be quite difficult to convey convincingly on-screen -- or so say the stars of "Scream 4."

Wes Craven's latest had its premiere in Hollywood on Monday night. The film's fresh blood -- younger actors such as Hayden Panettiere,  Emma Roberts and Anna Paquin -- said that acting scared is a real challenge.

Having a creepy masked figure chasing you helps, though, Panettiere said.

"There's something really terrifying about that mask," she said. "A lot of masks nowadays, they have the boils and they just look gruesome and icky. There's something so simple about that ['Scream'] mask, but so frightening. It's eerie."

Roberts, meanwhile, said the trick lies in really committing to the emotion and not giving in to the worry that it might make you look stupid to do so.

"You have to go for it. You can't hold back. You just gotta do it. Because otherwise, you look silly," said the 20-year-old niece of Julia Roberts.

But Paquin, best known now for her role as Sookie Stackhouse in "True Blood," said at the end of the day, "it's all acting."

"I have done a lot of movies that involve blood and people screaming," she said. "None of it's real."

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Mary Kate and Ashley Olsen, Leighton Meester attend CFDA awards

Leighton Meester at the CFDA Vogue Fashion Fund Awards With Hollywood's Monday night offering the flashy "Burlesque" premiere, New York City responded with a curt air kiss in the form of the CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund awards — a chic trophy ceremony chaired by Vogue editor in chief Anna Wintour.

Blake Lively, Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen, "Country Strong's" Leighton Meester and other luminaries hit massive Manhattan gallery space Skylight Soho for the honors that crowned designer Billy Reid with the top prize: $300,000, plus mentoring for his forthcoming collections.

The ubiquitous Kim Kardashian attended as designer Zac Posen's date, and Christina Ricci, Alexa Chung, Mary-Louise Parker, singer Keri Hilson, Chace Crawford and "True Blood" couple Anna Paquin and Stephen Moyer were also spotted.

Carey Mulligan was there, decked out in Chanel, and though she wasn't taking home any design prizes, she did score the role of Daisy Buchanan in Baz Luhrmann's upcoming "Great Gatsby" adaptation, learning at the event that she'd gotten the job.

CFDA-gallery-refer Naturally, big-name designers and red carpet staples were there, including Michael Kors, Diane von Furstenberg, Prabal Gurung, Karl Lagerfeld, Richard Chai, Chris Benz and Alexander Wang.

Click the pic of the Olsen twins, left, to see more photos from the event.

— Matt Donnelly

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Right photo: Leighton Meester at the CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund awards on Nov. 15 in New York. Credit: Peter Kramer / Associated Press.

Left photo: Ashley Olsen, left, and sister Mary-Kate Olsen. Credit: Peter Kramer / Associated Press.



Mega stars turn out for Spike TV's Scream Awards 2010 [Updated]

Scream-awards-scream4-team

Though merely misty at Los Angeles' Greek Theatre on Saturday, it was raining celebs for Spike TV's Scream Awards -- an annual celebration of creepy, cringe-worthy and fanboy fare. 

Scream-awards-gallery-promo Backed by a massive outdoor set inspired by Christopher Nolan's "Inception," tons of bold-face names came to present and claim trophies as well as to unveil new footage from upcoming films.

In a tiny gold cocktail dress, Halle Berry opened the show by introducing Nolan, who scooped up several statuettes for his Leonardo DiCaprio-led flick. 

Fan legends Christopher Lloyd and Michael J. Fox appeared (yes, the DeLorean was there too) to salute the "Back to the Future" franchise, which is marking its 25th anniversary with a DVD release and some interesting footage of Eric Stoltz as the original Marty McFly.

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'True Blood' stars Anna Paquin, Stephen Moyer get married

Anna Paquin and Stephen Moyer

"True Blood" costars Anna Paquin and Stephen Moyer were married Saturday in Malibu, their rep confirmed to Us Magazine

After the ceremony at a private residence, the groom, 40, took the plunge in a different way -- stripping down to board shorts and jumping into the Pacific Ocean while the bride, 28, and dozens of guests cheered him on.

We imagine anybody who slogged through the Southern California heat this weekend would give Moyer and company a big high-five for the manuever. It was bloody hot, even at the beaches.

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