Madonna is skipping her own Oscar party
Madonna’s post-Oscars party, with its no-press rule, has been Hollywood’s hottest in recent years. But Page Six has exclusively learned the Material Girl won’t be at her own bash this year, thrown with manager Guy Oseary.
Instead, she’ll be in rehearsals for an upcoming performance on the Brit Awards on Wednesday at London’s O2 arena. But sources close to the singer, 56, promise the LA party “is still happening” and “will be as star-studded and private as ever.”
Past guests have included Jennifer Lawrence (who threw up at last year’s installment in front of Miley Cyrus, and then told Seth Meyers, “If you get invited you’re, like, super important”), Brad Pitt, Angelina Jolie, Julia Roberts and Sean Penn — who reportedly spent last year’s bash making out with Charlize Theron.
A former guest explains, “People go to the Vanity Fair party to be photographed — then they go to Madonna’s to party in private.”
But in cutthroat Hollywood, some sour grapes have surrounded the fête because of its super-tight guest list. So some other parties are gunning to take Madonna’s crown in her absence.
“Madonna’s managed to usurp the Oscars, and she’s not from the film business,” sniffed a movie vet. “Some people are annoyed that her party has skimmed the most famous people from the top.” We hear there are some other hush-hush Hollywood bashes launching this year as alternatives.
Away from the Oscars, Madonna’s readying for the March release of her album, “Rebel Heart.” So, along with playing at the Brit Awards — where she hasn’t performed in 20 years — “Madonna has been committed to performing on ‘The Jonathan Ross Show’ as well as various other promotion for months,” her rep explained of her Oscars absence. Plus, “Any Madonna performance naturally requires a lot of rehearsal — like Tina Turner says, ‘We never do nothin’ nice and easy.’ ” And, “I’m told that there will be as many stars as ever at mega manager [Oseary’s] party.”
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