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Gary Barlow performed at Harvey Weinstein’s Academy Award Nominees Dinner last night (March 1). The star sanga selection of songs from Weinstein’s upcoming musical Finding Neverland – which Barlow co-wrote the music and lyrics for. The Take That singer was joined on stage by West End star Laura Michelle Kelly, as well as Eliot Kennedy and Jason Alexander.
—Megg Drewett, Digital Spy
“Gary Barlow Performs for Hollywood Stars at Pre-Oscar Party
The Weinstein Co. is known for its British projects (like this year’s best picture nominee “Philomena”) but its night-before-the-Oscars party at Scarpetta in Beverly Hills seemed to be channeling “Upstairs, Downstairs.”
The upstairs floor of Saturday’s party was packed with VIPS like Oprah Winfrey, Micheal B. Jordan, Meryl Streep and Robert De Niro, while the first-floor was decidedly less fabulous with all the the non-famous guests. A staircase, guarded by four bodyguards, separated these two worlds.
The upstairs gathering started with a seated dinner and there was a special performance by Gary Barlow and other musicians performing several numbers from the new musical “Finding Neverland” with Jason Alexander narrating
It wouldn’t be Oscars weekend without a popular party courtesy of The Weinstein Company! Oprah Winfrey, Meryl Streep, Taylor Swift, and Chiwetel Ejiofor were just a few of the celebrities who attended the bash at the ritzy Montage in Beverly Hills on Saturday. Most of the stars wore black and white attire to the event. There were a few exceptions, including Karlie Kloss, who donned a formfitting red dress.
—Nick Maslow, Popsugar
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