Madonna and James Franco to host separate post-Oscar parties

Madonna (in photo) is planning to host an event after the official post-Academy Award Governors' Ball and Vanity Fair magazine's Oscars party, but faces competition from Oscar co-host and Best Actor nominee James Franco, who is also throwing a "cool" party.


Madonna and James Franco will host rival post-Oscars parties.

The "Celebration" singer is planning to host an event after the official post-Academy Award Governors' Ball and Vanity Fair magazine's Oscars party, but faces competition from Oscar co-host James Franco, who is also nominated for Best Actor.

James plans to throw a post-Oscars party of his own.

While Madonna, 52, boasts A-list DJs Paul Oakenfold and Zen Freeman, as well as a royal theme—in anticipation of the success of The King's Speech, nominated for 12 awards—the party is reportedly being snubbed by many for 127 Hours star James' more "cool" gathering.

An insider explained to the Daily Mail newspaper: "Franco's so beyond cool that a lot of people who would have scooted up to Madonna's will more than likely do the Governors Ball, Vanity Fair, and then James's bash, because they're all quite close."

Traditionally, winners, nominees and presenters go from the Governors' Ball at Los Angeles' Kodak Center to Vanity Fair's bash at Sunset Towers before heading on to after-parties.


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