Welcome to the Smart Set. Every morning we bring you the gossip coverage, filtered. Today: The best Oscar after-party moments, including an arrest, a blackballing, and Madonna's over-the-top Gucci party favors.
How eager was Madonna to have boldfaced names turn out for the after-party she was hosted at manager Guy Oseary's house? Very eager. Eager enough, according to a source, to bring in a "Gucci artisan" from Florence to hand-emboss the names of VIPs on pieces of luggage that she was handing out as party favors. [Page Six]
One notable name not welcome at the Madonna shindig: Cameron Diaz. Apparently, Demi Moore -- who co-hosted the party with Madonna for the past two years -- had Diaz "blackballed" from the bash for flirting with Ashton Kutcher at a Golden Globes party last month. [The Mirror]
It wasn't a hand-embossed suitcase, but attendees at Vanity Fair's pre-after-party dinner received Zippo lighters engraved with a quote from Christopher Hitchens: “Everyone has a book inside them, which is exactly where I think it should, in most cases, remain.” Brett Ratner and Sacha Baron Cohen were among those who opted to attend the dinner over the actual event [Page Six]