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More Globes parties: Nicole Kidman, Kate Hudson, Taylor Lautner and a host of other stars drop by

Nicole With the number of Golden Globe bashes in the double digits this year, Sunday night's party attendance was a healthy mix of stars saluting their studios and showing face practically everywhere.

By far the best get-together on site at the Beverly Hilton was thrown by the Weinstein Co. in a secluded space at the southeast corner of the hotel. Honcho Harvey Weinstein served sushi and Champagne in honor of his heavily nominated films "Nine," "Inglourious Basterds" and "A Single Man."

Quail eggs and sticky rice were the spread, but the A-list names in attendance were the real buffet. Here's how the seating arrangements went down:

At the busiest table sat a lounging Kate Hudson, chatting with Fergie and hubby Josh Duhamel. Behind her Rob Marshall shared conversation with Daniel Day Lewis, next to Tom Ford interacting with his directorial debut muse Julianne Moore.

Quentin Tarantino took up residence one booth over with several ladies, while his "Basterds" actor Eli Roth shared a California roll with Diane Kruger. Nearby, her main squeeze, Joshua Jackson, spoke with "Up in the Air" star Anna Kendrickabout "Basterds" star Christoph Waltz's big win for best supporting actor.

Nicole Kidman sat a few feet away from the crunch of industry types and admirers ...

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Barbara Walters tries to find Sarah Palin a job


Wanna be president? Talk show host? A reality TV star? Sarah Palin says she'd rather write a book. For now.

But she's not exactly pushing a heavy chest of drawers in front of any 2012 doors that might open.

ABC News has a taste of what aired on "Good Morning America" and what we'll see later this week, between Barbara Walters and the former governor of Alaska.

In a shocking turn of events, Barbara brings up Tina Fey (an actress whom some people in remote parts of Russia may not know won an Emmy for her portrayal of Palin).

Sarah uses the moment to clear up who said the whole "from my porch" line, and later hurls the phrase "bull crap" -- after Barbara brings up how the Palin family and Alaska have been treated.

Looks as if this one is going to have a bit more drama than Oprah Winfrey's turn Monday. Though it's all very polished indeed.

Make sure to wait for the David Letterman dig too. 

-- Christie D'Zurilla

[FOR THE RECORD: An earlier version of this post referred to the interview as airing "later today." When the post went live, "Good Morning America" had already aired.]

Photo credit: Reuters

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Why didn't Oprah ask Sarah about Tina? Oh wait, she did.

SarahskateHow could Oprah Winfrey not ask Sarah Palin about Tina Fey? After all, on "Saturday Night Live," the actress practically defined the former governor for a large part of the country.

Never fear -- though it didn't air, that line of questioning was indeed part of the interview, which the L.A. Times' Mary McNamara described as two "steel-spined divas treating each other with a graciousness Jane Austen would appreciate."

Palin says that while campaigning she didn't see a whole lot of the separated-at-birth Fey (who won an Emmy for parodying her), but confirms that once, spying Fey on TV, "I had the volume down, and I thought it was me!"

She told Oprah that she appeared on SNL to "kind of neutralize" some of the parody. Too bad nobody was able to fully explain it to Tina's confused little daughter, Alice.

But what was it that freaked us out the most about "The Oprah Winfrey Show" today?

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Wait, is Sarah Palin going to be on 'Oprah' or something?


Oprah Winfrey said in 2008 that she wouldn't invite Sarah Palin to appear on her show until after the presidential election. So, today, more than a year after the vote, it's finally time.

Oprah. Sarah. Questions. Cameras. The possibilities are endless. 

Part of Palin's tour to promote her book "Going Rogue," the interview with Oprah airs in advance of Barbara Walters' five-part chat with the former vice presidential candidate. Walters' interview starts Tuesday and will air over several ABC News shows.

The tidbits that were released last week ...

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For Sarah Palin's 'Rogue' book blitz, a Barbara Walters interview

Palin During the 2008 presidential campaign, Sarah Palin was hardly known for slam-dunk television interviews. In person, the vice presidential candidate energized the GOP base, but audiences who saw her televised interviews with Charles Gibson and Katie Couric might have stepped away from the flat screen with a few select acronyms (what the?) running through their minds.

Now, the former Alaska governor will give it another shot, this time with Barbara Walters. The five-part interview will air over three ABC News programs starting Nov. 17, the day Palin's "Going Rogue," already a pre-sale bestseller, hits the shelves.

Palin's upcoming memoir, however, is not to be confused with "Going Rouge," a book she's unlikely to autograph. 

We think Walters can expect a treasure trove of an interview.

Incidentally, Palin didn't really tell Gibson that she could see Russia from her house -- that was Tina Fey. It is, however, possible to swim from Alaska to Russia. And the dinosaurs and book banning stuff? Matt Damon might want to click here.

Oh! Sarah! If Barbara asks you what papers you read, just say this: "I very much enjoy the Los Angeles Times, thank you for asking!" Couldn't hurt, right?

Any bets on whether Walters will get Palin to cry? Will Meghan McCain weigh in? Will Levi Johnston get any more mileage out of the whole thing?

We smell good TV on the horizon.

Actually, we can see it from here.

-- Christie D'Zurilla

Photo: Then-Gov. Sarah Palin in Fairbanks, Ala., on July 10, before signing a gun-rights bill into law. Credit: John Wagner / Fairbanks Daily News-Miner/ Associated Press


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