We partied with Taylor Lautner, Ashton and Demi, Jessica Alba and Anne Hathaway – and we’re going to tell you all about it!
We kind of fell in love at the Valentine’s Day premiere afterparty Feb. 8 – and not just because we were gazing at the soon-to-be-legal Taylor Lautner, either. It was really the décor at the “St. Valentine’s Lounge” – a.k.a. a tent behind the El Capitan Theater in LA – that had us at hello.
Guests like Ashton Kutcher, wife Demi Moore, Jessica Alba, hubby Cash Warren and Bradley Cooper walked the white carpet and lingered over pink and red roses. Ashton was so enamored of the interior that he even posted photos of the flowers on his Twitter page! Mood lighting was set for the couples in the form of seven pink chandeliers. Sweet!
Even better, there was a Godiva chocolate bar in the corner where hot Godiva dudes were servings guests truffles (sadly, they didn’t deposit said confections directly into our mouth for us!) In a corner, guests like Anne Hathaway, Topher Grace and Carter Jenkins could snap photos in a modern photo booth, which were printed in black & white with the movie’s title.
A DJ in the front corner (nearest Hollywood Blvd.) played soft rock oldies — for example, Sweet Caroline and Marvin Gaye’s I Heard It Through The Grapevine. By the end of the night, the songs were more like Miley Cyrus’ The Climb.
But enough about the interior decorating. Let’s get down to the business of partying all V-Day style!
9:43 p.m. The movie – held at Grauman’s Chinese Theatre in Hollywood – ends nearly an hour after expected.
9:45 p.m. Who needs car service when you have feet? The WB provided limos for the cast members (literally to cross the street) but Jessica Biel opted to walk down Hollywood Blvd. Atta girl, Jess! You’re so down-to-earth! Fans yelled out, “We love you, Jessica.” She waved, and thanked them for their support. Where’s Justin Timberlake?
10:02 p.m. These girls weren’t kidding: Jessica Biel, 27, and Jennifer Garner, 37, really did become good friends while filming the ensemble rom-com. The ladies are chatting and taking pictures with each other in their tent, but when Jennifer sees a guy in a wheelchair she runs over to take pictures with him. Jessica joins her.
10:05 p.m. The girls introduce wheelchair guy to Bradley Cooper, 35, who poses with him. Everyone is behaving so well. Where are the ladies respective others? (We want to see JT!)
10:14 p.m. Jennifer Garner is still pushing the wheelchair man around – she’s running throughout the party, laughing. This is a Jen we don’t usually see – she seems so carefree and almost childlike. Loves.
10:27 p.m. Director/choreographer Adam Shankman, 45, is demonstrating dance moves to lady over near Jamie Foxx’s tent. He looks like he’s doing hopscotch — maybe it’s a fox trot?
10:29 p.m. Topher Grace, 31, joins Adam Shankman – they joke around with two others in circle.
10:32 p.m. Taylor Lautner, 17, hangs out in his tent with his team. Although there are people constantly trying to talk to him, Taylor doesn’t seem to be having fun or interacting with the other actors in his space, like Bradley, Jennifer or Jessica.. This side seems a little duller. Taylor is such a snooze — and apparently he’s not as friendly as he used to be. Said one disappointed partygoer, “We used to be kind of friends. he was always excited to see him but now it’s like, ‘Oh, hi. How are you?’” [fake smile]
10:37 p.m. Meanwhile, Emma Roberts, 18, walks around the front of the tent, — agents/managers/pubs? in tow.
10:41 p.m. Jamie Foxx, 42, is hanging out in his tent with what appears to be his team, plus some close friends. Seems to be the case with many of the stars (hanging out by themselves in tents. B-O-R-I-N-G.)
10:55 p.m. Bradley Cooper is leaving the party and director Gary Marshall, 75, walks away from his tent to say goodbye.
10:59 p.m. Anne Hathaway, 27, is Queen of the Valentine’s Day Court. In order to speak to the actress, admirers, friends, agents, etc. have to wait at least 10-20 min to steal a moment of her time! There are two female guards outside her tent and all ‘civilians’ have to be approved by her muscle.. She’s not drinking alcohol, just Fiji water.
11:18 p.m. Jessica Alba, 28, tweets a pic of herself with Carter Jenkins. 18.
11:22 p.m. Taylor Lautner leaves, as do. Jessica Biel and Jennifer Garner.
11:32 p.m. Demi Moore, 47, and Ashton Kutcher, 32, are taking off, hand-in-hand. The party is really dying down.
11:42 p.m. Adam Shankman is STILL dancing around. What a cheerful guy. He’s by himself. Checks out young group of boys. This party is cashed money
It’s before midnight. Heading home before I turn into a pumpkin. Nighty nighty HollywoodLifers!