Continued from page 3

___

CELEBRITY SCHMOOZING

It was maybe the next best thing to being there.

Down the road from the Academy Awards, musicians and models found common schmoozing ground at the Elton John AIDS Foundation’s Oscar viewing dinner in West Hollywood.

Lithe supermodel Naomi Campbell sat next to music mogul Quincy Jones then gripped hands and chatted with Steven Tyler and the party host himself, Elton John.

Bono, wearing his customary tinted shades, gleefully kissed Jones on the top of his head, then hugged statuesque model Petra Nemcova.

“Elton’s a warrior on the HIV, AIDS scourge, since before anyone can remember,” Bono told The Associated Press. “Like Bruce Springsteen is `the Boss’, Quincy is `the President.’ He is so unique. And Elton is both `the king’ AND `the queen.’”

_ Solvej Schou _ Twitter http://www.twitter.com/Solvej_Schou

___

QUICKQUOTE: JIM CARREY

“They symbolize my awkward spiritual struggle.” _ Jim Carrey, joking about why he wore enormous prosthetic bare feet and had feathered wings stitched onto his jacket at the Elton John AIDS Foundation’s Oscar viewing dinner.

_ Solvej Schou _ Twitter http://www.twitter.com/Solvej_Schou

___

DAVID ARQUETTE CRASHES OSCAR PRESS ROOM

Things got even more surreal for folks coming off the high of winning an Academy Award when they found a high-spirited David Arquette waiting backstage to interview them.

Story Continues →