Audrina Patridge giggled on a couch next to Stephanie Pratt, while Kristin Cavallari stood a few feet away, looking like a ’60s go-go gal in a white mini dress, with huge bouffant hair. Brody Jenner sat nearby laughing and texting. MTV cameras surrounded the group, filming.
No Spencer or Heidi to be found, and Brody, Audrina and Stephanie steered clear of reporters on the red carpet. Guess no one wanted to talk about Spencer, who has been getting wackier and more abrasive on the show, even calling Heidi’s mom “just a vagina” on the May 11 episode.
Brody told radio show Kidd Kraddick in the Morning on Wednesday that his former best friend had “kind of lost it a little bit.”
Across from The Hills gals, NYLON cover girl Vanessa Hudgens shimmied next to a heat lamp, wearing a swanky purple Vera Wang mini and complaining that her head hurt because of her hair, swept up into a tight bun.
The 21-year-old brought along the best arm candy a starlet could have: boyfriend Zac Efron. “We’re real people. We came to Hollywood and we’re having fun, man,” Zac told Crushable. “We’re just trying to keep it real.”
The grinning duo epitomized Young Hollywood, definitely the golden couple of the night. Fellow High School Musical alum Ashley Tisdale wove throughout the crowd with towering boyfriend Scott Speer.
Vanessa gushed about prepping for her August stint in a revival of the musical Rent, directed by Neil Patrick Harris.
“I just want get my voice ready for it,” she said. “I need to get training again, and just really prepare myself. It’s a really physically demanding and really challenging thing. I’m really excited.”
She also said she would definitely be into appearing on Glee. A must for any musical theater vet.
When asked about her beauty favs, the Neutrogena spokeswoman kept to the basics.
“My main thing is Neutrogena sunscreen. It’s important to keep your face healthy,” said Vanessa, ever perky.
Like The Hills clan, fellow NYLON cover girl Ashley Greene conspicuously avoided reporters, thus avoiding the question everyone wanted to ask: was the Twilight star and her co-star Kellan Lutz, as reported by the Hollywood Reporter, holding out on signing on to the saga’s last film installment for better pay? Greene, slinky in a yellow and black polka dotted mini, bounced to the music, but kept her mouth shut.
Still, Twilight hottie Charlie Bewley (he’s blonde, he’s British, he plays Volturi vampire Demetri) said he heard production for Breaking Dawn, which it’s been reported could be split into two films, was going to start in the winter or fall. He couldn’t speak about Ashley’s negotiations, laughing, “I’m an actor, I’m not an agent.”
A few hours into the party, the pool area was packed with fresh-faced stars, from Zoe Kravitz to 90210′s Shenae Grimes and 16-year-old Justin Bieber lookalike Alexander Gould of Weeds. Whitney Port made out ferociously with her boyfriend Ben Nemtin next to the DJ booth. Christina Milian looked super slim post baby.
“I just hired a trainer this week,” said Christina, wearing fringe-y Louboutins. “That first bit I lost was all just the way I was eating, a lot of liquids, drinking a lot of water, a lot of raw vegetables, salads.”
The singer said her 2-month-old daughter was beautiful and happy.
“I sing her the ABCs and ‘Twinkle Twinkle Little Star,’ and a little bit of Mariah Carey,” she added.
Surrounded by svelte starlets, David Hasselhoff’s teen daughter Hayley Hasselhoff reflected on the pressures of fitting into young Hollywood, with its leggy standard. While others stuck to skintight leggings and black blazers, Hayley looked cute in a pink dress. The actress is filming TV series Huge, about a weight-loss camp.
“Girls need to realize that voluptuous is just as in,” she said. “It’s just that people don’t really advertise it as much. I think it’s because they want people to think you have to be a certain way. It isn’t reality. It isn’t life.”