He threw the ultimate insider post-Golden Globes party. And he threw another one on Oscar night. Only this time quite a few A-listers declined the opportunity to be repeat attendees.

Never mind who did hit Prince's party (Leonardo DiCaprio, yum). It's all about who didn't. I'm talking about the Pretty Posse: Tom Cruise, Katie Holmes, Jennifer Lopez, Marc Anthony and Posh Spice. (Note: I refuse to call her Victoria Beckham. She's Posh. End note.)

So, of course I had to come up with a theory. A theory I base on dozens of phone calls and emails. Here 'tis! The Pretty Posse doesn't want to hobnob with Madonna and Guy Ritchie, who stole the post-awards show on Oscar night and whooped it up big-time on Prince's dime.

"When Madonna and Guy are happy together, it's like in-your-face happy," says a witness to the spectacular. "It's almost cold happiness, if that makes sense."

So, basically, it seems the Pretty Posse doesn't want anyone upstaging them with an even more ostentatious "we so happy" attitude.

And you thought you had problems.

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