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Exclusive: Details Behind The Oscars Biggest After-Party, The Governors Ball



1,500 guests, 50 imaginative dishes and thousands of stars shining above, Hollywood’s heavy hitters will attend the most coveted awards after-party of the year: The Academy Awards Governors Ball.

On Thursday, Hiphollywood attended a preview of the ball’s food and decor at the Dolby Ballroom in Los Angeles where it was all about the numbers.

World renowned chef, Wolfgang Puck and his staff of 350 will return to create the brilliant menu featuring a plethora of hor d’oeuvres, platters and yummy treats.

“This is our 20th anniversary and we are very excited,” Wolfgang told us. “We make our golden chocolate Oscar … We make 5,000 of them so they [guests] can take them home. We ordered 50,000 lobsters and we are going to order a thousand pounds of fish so that we have enough for steamed fish and sashimi.”

And when it comes to drinks, the numbers get even larger. 13,000 glasses for beverages, 1,350 bottles of champagne and 2,400 bottles of sterling vineyards wine to list a few.

As guest arrive, they will enter a very lush, beautiful garden setting, with the sweet smell of 10,000 blooms from all over the world filling the room as John Legend plays in the background. Mark Held has been selected to design the extensive floral decor which he tell us will be something guests have never seen before.

“This year we are doing something very different,” he told us. “We will have flowers on the table, but this year we have them on the walls too. We are doing these gardens suspended on the wall around the room. When people walk in they are going to be surrounded by flowers.”

The production for this kind of event takes months of preparation, so we caught up with producer, Cheryl Cecchetto to talk about what goes in to putting on such a marvelous soiree.

“It’s a massive production team,” she said. “There are 50 semi-tractor trailer trucks to load up all the equipment into the ballroom. That in itself really says the type of details and production work that goes into producing a Governors Ball.”

The Governors Ball will immediately follow the 86th Oscars ceremony on Sunday March 2.

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It’s Litty! Migos, Jaden Smith & More Turn Up At ‘Bright’ World Premiere



Netflix definitely made sure the world premiere for their new flick Bright was lit!

Before the films stars including Will Smith, Joel Edgerton, Edgar Ramierez and Noomi Rapace hit the black carpet, Migos surprised fans with a pop-up performance.

 (L-R)Quavo, Offset and Takeoff perform at the Premiere Of Netflix’s “Bright” at Regency Village Theatre on December 13, 2017 in Westwood, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)

Smith’s son Jaden also rocked the packed crowd at the Regency Village Theatre in Westwood.

 Jaden Smith performs at the Premiere Of Netflix’s “Bright” at Regency Village Theatre on December 13, 2017 in Westwood, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)

Artists featured on the soundtrack BRIGHT: THE ALBUM including Portugal The Man, Machine Gun Kelly, Ty Dolla $ign, Kiiara, Slushie, Grey, Dram, and Bebe Rexha also hit up the premiere.

Bebe Rexha and Machine Gun Kelly arrive at the Premiere Of Netflix’s “Bright” at Regency Village Theatre on December 13, 2017 in Westwood, California. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)

Will also snapped some fun flicks with his son Jaden before greeting fans and speaking with reporters including HipHollywood.

He told HipHollywood that he was super excited to reunite with his Suicide Squad director David Ayer for the film, and would “work with him whenever he wants to.

“I love his madness how he creates,” gushes Smith. “How he thinks about scenes, the way he works with actors, it’s some of the best psychological work of any director I’ve ever worked with.”

In the film Smith plays an LAPD cop in a mythical world of orcs, elves and fairies … and Ayer told us, he couldn’t think of anyone better for the role.

“We had such a good time on Suicide Squad together and this role is kind of perfect for him, it’s an edgy movie, buts it’s funny. He’s got the best sense of humor of anybody I know.”

BRIGHT debuts on Netflix December 22. Peep the newest trailer below.

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