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    Penélope Cruz & Milk: Go Inside the Star-Studded Soirees

    Penelope Cruz, Scarlett Johansson COURTESY: ERIC CHARBONNEAU/LE STUDIO

    The stars aligned for Penélope Cruz last night at best friend Salma Hayek's L.A.-area home.

    Hayek and the Weinstein Company threw a party to toast Cruz and her Oscar nomination for her work in Woody Allen's Vicky Cristina Barcelona.

    The guest list was pretty impressive...

    First up, Cruz's VCB costar Scarlett Johansson. She now has dark red hair. Nope, she didn't change the color for anything like work. "She just said she wanted an autumn color," her rep tells me.

    Now, back to the rest of the guest list.

    The celeb-studded bash included Johansson's hubby, Ryan Reynolds, Demi Moore, Ashton Kutcher, Drew Barrymore, Michael Douglas, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Eva Mendes, Aaron Eckhart, Charlize Theron, Stuart Townsend, Adrien Brody, Antonio Banderas, Melanie Griffith, Josh Groban, Bob Balaban, Angela Bassett, Courtney B. Vance, Quincy Jones, Penny Marshall, directors Paul Haggis and Brett Ratner and execs Harvey Weinstein, Steve McPherson, Ryan Kavanaugh and über-agent Kevin Huvane.

    Hayek served tapas and sangria. The party decor resembled a photographer's darkroom, with pictures of Cruz clipped onto wires suspended from the ceiling.

    And Ms. Johansson wasn't the only one with a new 'do. Sexy man Colin Farrell had a newly shaved head. He chopped it off for his work in The Way Back, director Peter Weir's film about a group of soldiers who escape a Siberian gulag in 1940.

    In other Oscar party news, Star Wars stalwarts Carrie Fisher and Ewan McGregor cohosted a party at Princess Leia's home on Friday night for Milk's eight Oscar noms.

    Among the guests were Mick Jagger, Diane Lane, Tracey Ullman, Helen Hunt, Melanie Griffith, Matthew Perry, Catherine Keener, Nia Vardalos, Christina Ricci and Kathy Najimy.

    From Milk were director Gus Van Sant, Sean Penn, Josh Brolin, Diego Luna, Alison Pill, Lucas Grabeel, Emile Hirsch, screenwriter Dustin Lance Black, composer Danny Elfman, film editor Elliott Graham and costume designer Danny Glicker.

    Wrestler Best Actress nominee Marisa Tomei, 44, brought along her superhot 32-year-old actor boyfriend Logan Marshall-Green. A source cooed, "He is the nicest guy."

    Fisher's longtime chefs served their legendary fried chicken.

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