Every year, the stars come out in droves to Park City, Utah for the Sundance Film Festival — where each year it becomes less and less about the films and more and more about the parties and swag suites. For those that don’t know what “swag” means — it’s free sh*t — and the stars love every bit of it! MJ was (un)fortunately not there this year, but here’s a round up of where the stars were out and about all week:
Matthew McConaughey, Ron Livingston and Allison Janey came through the Samsung Galaxy Lounge at the Village At The Lift in Park City to learn about the newest Samsung devices. According to insiders, McConaughey’s not pigging out to gain back weight after dropping nearly 50 pounds for a film role. “Matthew is on a special diet to put on weight, He’s eating fish because it’s healthier.”
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James Franco and Stella Artois hosted a dinner for the cast of his new porn documentary “Kink.” One of the last to arrive, Franco spent the evening in a jovial mood seen working the room, discussing the filming of the controversial film with his cast.
Jeff Vespa of WireImage launched his new online magazine VERGE to honor 9 new comers to Sundance; Alex Shaffer (The Lifeguard,) Nick Robinson (Toy’s House,) Jonathan Groff (C.O.G.,) Tequan Richmond (Blue Caprice,) Amy Seimetz (Upstream Colo,) Lindsay Burdge (A Teacher Age,) Julia Garner (We Are What We Are,) Gina Piersanti (It Felt Like Love,) Ambyr Childers (We Are What We Are.)
Danny Masterson was spinning at Sundance’s Miami Lounge over the weekend. The “That 70’s Show” actor (aka DJ Mom Jeans) was seen enjoying DISARONNO cocktails with Paris Hilton, Adrian Grenier and brother Chris Masterson, who was in town celebrating his new film, “Chapman.”
“90210” star AnnaLynne McCord, Karina Smirnoff (from Dancing With The Stars), Grant Harvey (from The Secret Life of the American Teenager), and GG from Bravo’s Shahs of Sunset stopped by the Talent Resources Suites and picked up Sean John coats and jackets to keep warm during icy Sundance Film Festival.
Actors Tony Danza, James Frain from “True Blood,” Marta Cunningham from “Valentine Road,” and Isaiah Washington from “Grey’s Anatomy” stopped by the MorningStar Farms ChefDance. Also in the house was rapper/DJ Lil Jon who opted for a Tequila Don Julio on the rocks to warm up from the freezing temperatures outside. Lil Jon later celebrated his birthday at Hyde Lounge at Sundance.
“Grey’s Anatomy” star Jesse Williams was one of a handfull of stars who attended Paige Hospitality Group’s Annual Football Viewing Party Sponsored by Element Electronics
Keri Russell took her Guinness into the Rally.org photo booth to support Feeding America’s Story of Hungry before the Austenland dinner in the Siren Lounge at Rock & Reilly’s Park City.
Emmy Award winning actor Guy Pearce stars in the new film by Drake Doremus, Breathe In, that was showcased Saturday at Sundance Film Festival. The actor, along with co-star Felicity Jones attended the cast dinner party catered by NYC hotspot Ken & Cook Saturday evening and was seen chatting up his role and time at Sundance with managing partner Artan Gjoni. Pearce invited Gjoni to sit and dine with him and wife, Kate Mestitz, in appreciation of their delicious meal. The gentlemen were overheard discussing their love of good food and company, and how it’s great when they’re both in one setting.
Kevin Huvane was spotted at the Sundance hotspot at a nearby table with starlets Mami Gummer and Gabby Hoffman. Other VIP guests included Karina Smirnoff, Troian Bellisario, Patrick Adams, Michael B. Jordan, Stephanie Pratt, Ben Lyons, Jason Kennedy, Sal Masekela, Scooter Braun, and Geyer Kosinski.