Nice lede from E!’s Marc Malkin. He writes:
Perhaps throwing a party for Hollywood’s biggest stars in a parking lot wasn’t such a good idea after all.
Vanity Fair confirms to Malkin that indeed, after a year in the main parking lot of Sunset Plaza, publication event staff – per Graydon Carter’s directive – are evaluating new locations for next year’s star-studded bash. However, a spokesperson was equally quick to clarify that despite what Malkin had heard, the embattled Beverly Hills Hotel has not been visited as part of this process.
While Malkin suggests Carter is looking once again for an establishment/locale with more “name” recognition than a parking lot can offer, such as 2012 party HQ the Sunset Tower, the VF spokesperson spun a different party line:
[Photo of Sofia Vergara at 2012 Oscar party: Phil Stafford/Shutterstock.com] [H/T: WEHOville]
A rep said they were “very happy” with this year’s location. “We would have gone back except for the fact that it’s too complicated for the Plaza’s tenants to shut down the parking lot for the time it takes to do the build.”