What was Taylor Swift doing while Taylor Lautner showed his face at the WME bash? What happens when Russell Brand gets lost from fiancée Katy Perry? Did a busty blond get hot for Glee teacher Matthew Morrison? Read on here at HollywoodLife.com, friends…
Taylor Swift was the belle of the Grammy ball – but the lady of the evening, 20, was nowhere to be seen after taking home four trophies Jan. 31. Why? The singer confided that she was hopping a flight to Australia immediately following the Sunday night ceremony.
And it’s a good thing, too…because her ex, 17-year-old Taylor Lautner, made a surprise appearance at the WME Grammys afterparty. What the heck? Does the teen Twilight werewolf plan on becoming the next white boy rapper? Although the still-not-legal hunk seemed pretty bored at the bash – sitting on a couch with his agent for most of the evening – the night wasn’t a TOTAL loss. We did catch Taylor hugging a blond Taylor Swift-a-like pretty closely after the party.
Elsewhere at the WME party, 2X Grammy winner Lady Gaga, 23, proved she may just be the person to come between Britney Spears and agent boyfriend Jason Trawick, 37. When Brit, 28, wasn’t cozying up to her man, holding his hand (or putting her hand in his lap –oh BEHAVE, Brit!) she was busy having a mutual love affair with Gaga. “They were fawning all over each other saying how great the other was,” an eyewitness reports.
Some similar mutual admiration was going down at the Universal Motown afterparty at the W Westwood. Instead of hanging with former bestie and Destiny’s Child bandmate Beyonce Knowles (who swept the Grammys with a staggering six trophies) Kelly Rowland, 28, chilled out with new gal pal Brandy, 30. Brandy’s lil’ bro Ray J, 29, tagged along too. Kind of like high school.
Over at the EMI/Pop Chips party at the W Hollywood Hotel Russell Brand 34, had a slight snafu when he lost fiancée Katy Perry, 25. “He was so lost and confused,” giggled one eyewitness. “He stood alone for awhile and waited for her to find him. It turned out that her posse led her through the madness – the party was packed – and she didn’t realize he wasn’t there!” OOPS. “When Katy finally did realize he was missing, she asked her people to find him.” So lazy, Katy! Thankfully, all turned out cushty mushty (that’s Russell’s native Britspeak for A-OK) and the happy couple was reunited after 15 minutes. They didn’t leave one another’s sides for the rest of the evening, and partied in happy harmony with fellow couple Nicole Richie, 28, and Joel Madden, 30, as well as Lindsay Lohan, 23. Looks like Russell needs a leash, Katy! We’re in to it, but please don’t emasculate him by making it pink.
The hip-hop elite rolled in for some chicken satay and good conversation at Philippe when Queen Latifah, Keri Hilson, LL Cool J, Busta Rhymes and music execs Jimmy Iovine & Steve Stout took over the private wine cellar. Queen L worked the room, hugging Keri and LL, while Busta celebrated a night out with a posse of 15 pals.
If y’all are wondering where queen B of the night Beyonce ended up, wonder no more. The six – count ‘em – SIX-time Grammy winner and hubby Jay-Z let their hair down (as if B didn’t do that onstage to You Oughta Know already) at Drake’s Grammy-night bash, with major R&B players like Usher and Lil’ Wayne, held at West Hollywood’s Guys & Dolls.
FINALLY we caught some serious down and dirty partying at the Kings of Leon’s bash at Hollywood hotspot Voyeur. Remember when Matthew Morrison sang Run DMC’s Bust a Move on Glee earlier this season? Yeah, well, art imitated life last night! After bromancing Brody Jenner, 26, Matthew, 31, set his sights on a busty blond in a bronze tube dress. The unidentified Goldilocks approached Mr. Schuster and the two proceeded to flirt the night away. At one point, we even caught Matthew GRINDING with his new girl to Kanye West’s The Good Life, while he whispered sweet nothings into her ear. OMG, what would Miss Pillsbury say?
We also caught Kevin Dillon, 44, rolling in with – what else – an Entourage of three and spending some QT with internet ‘it-girl’ Hanna Beth Merjos, who mouthed ‘call me’ when a friend dragged her away. Puh-leaze Hanna…you know those Entourage boys don’t call. You’ll be lucky to get a BBM.
Those lovely Kings of Leon boys really bring out the inner bro love. In addition to Matthew Morrison’s love fest (of the male variety) the Kings boys became besties with Superbad star Christopher Mintz-Plasse, 20, better known as McLovin’. We’re McLovin’ THAT. Supergeek Christopher (we say this fondly, of course) probably just wants to be BFF’s with the boys so SOMEONE can tell him his sex is on fire.
Rounding out the male-on-male action were new friend couple Bon Jovi, 47, and SNL’s Andy Samberg, 31, whose song I’m On a Boat featuring T-Pain lost out to Jay-Z, Rihanna and Kanye’s Run This Town in the Best rap/Sung Collaboration. BJ made a bee-line for Andy when he walked into the fete and seemed to offer some sweet words to cushion the blow of his Grammy loss. I bet they went something like this… “You were livin’ on a prayer, Andy…”