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Insider: Oscar Afterparties' Security Is So Tight Even Joel McHale Had Trouble Getting In! Exclusive

Mon, February 28, 2011 8:15pm EDT by Add first Comment
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If you wanted to see firsthand Justin Bieber and Selena Gomez kissing after the Oscars, it might have been tougher than you think.

A seasoned party crasher who actually got beyond the velvet ropes at Elton John‘s bash without an invitation tells us about how difficult it was and the intense security measures that surround the Oscar afterparties. As some of the hottest tickets in town, security at both the Elton John and Vanity Fair parties was extremely tight and some celebrities had trouble getting in.

Chris Harrison and Joel McHale were stopped by security outside of the Elton John’s Party at the Pacific Design Center in West Hollywood. But, they received golden tickets from an unlikely source – each hugged a woman outside the party who slipped invites into their pockets.

With three security check points and the LAPD swarming outside, our insider tells us that he himself helped Pauly Shore who was also struggling to get inside Elton John’s exclusive bash.

However, other celebs had no trouble getting in. Dianna Agron appeared to be in good spirits to despite her recent break-up and spent time with her fellow Glee castmates, Chris Colfer and Jenna Ushkowitz. Meanwhile, Kim Kardashian was spotted chatting with Kelly Osbourne and taking photos with Elton.

As for the Vanity Fair party at the Sunset Tower in West Hollywood, it might have had more security than the White House! It’s the number one party destination for A-listers. With celebrities including Justin Bieber and Selena Gomez inside, people had to show an invite and parking pass just to get near the hotel.

With multiple security check points even hotel guests couldn’t sneak into the party, hotel staff members were escorting them directly to and from their rooms.

If you could get pass the velvet ropes, which Oscar party would you want to attend?

Stephanie Wenger, with reporting by Russ Weakland

Click here to see pics from Elton John’s Oscar Party!

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Click here for pictures from inside the Governor’s Ball!