Charlize Theron may have reflected '20s-style Hollywood glamour in the stunning beaded gown she wore to the 2004 Oscars, when she won as Best Actress for Monster – but this year she plans on something completely different.
HOLLYWOOD -- I'm not supposed to be on the eleventh floor of the Mondrian Hotel. At least, I don't think so. I have no business being pampered alongside the likes of LaDainian Tomlinson, Justin Verlander and Vincent Chase himself, Adrian Grenier, yet there my name is on a list right next to theirs.
Although Jordin Sparks was overcome with emotion when Ryan Seacrest announced that she was the sixth American Idol, she still managed to talk to reporters when the show ended. After sharing her win with her family, getting her makeup touched up - and meeting Bette Midler! - she spoke backstage at the Kodak Theatre about winning, paparazzi and what's next.
Blake's VIP Treatment Thirty minutes before the show started, Blake Lewis, rockin' his performance gear, made an appearance in the FOX VIP room in the Kodak Theatre lobby. The room lit up as the finalist was escorted in, looking cool as ice despite having to get onstage and take on Jordin Sparks moments later. Blake, who was all smiles, greeted guests, shaking hands as he made his way around the room.
Every year, the Oscars are a parade of the best Hollywood has to offer -- an elegant display of gowns, tuxes and beautiful faces. But as much as the hundreds of millions viewers see worldwide, there's lots more that happens behind the scenes.