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SITTING PRETTY

"Ella loves getting glammed up with her own hair and makeup artist," Preston says.

Kelly PRESTON

Shooting for the Jett Travolta Foundation & Heroes Health Fund jett-travolta-foundation.org heroeshealth fund.org

A CUT ABOVE THE REST

Travolta went over his lines to present musical numbers at the Oscars while getting primped by stylist Renate Leuschner.

LET IT ROLLS

Preston, husband John Travolta and daughter Ella, 12, drove to the show in their 1962 Rolls-Royce. "It was a dream Oscars evening because Ella got to join us," says Preston.

ONE MORE HUG

The Travoltas' 2-year-old son Ben got a squeeze in the family playroom from Preston, who had makeup artist Matthew Van Leeuwen get her red carpet-ready.

TINY DANCER

Busting a move at the Fox Searchlight Pictures party with her sister.

PREPPING PARTY

Her family and friends all got ready with her for Oscar night. "She's a little ball of energy," said Hoover. "She's so sweet and fun."

THE BEST ACCESSORY

If Oscar's youngest-ever Best Actress nominee abandons the big screen, she said she'll be a dentist.

Quvenzhané

WALLIS

Shooting for the Haven, a Louisiana-based charity for victims of violence havenhelps.org

SUPERSTAR SCENE

With (from left) sister Qunyquekya, Samuel L. Jackson, Jamie Foxx and his daughter Corinne, 9-year-old Wallis flashed a high-wattage smile.

BEST ACTRESS CONFERENCE

Wallis sidled up to Halle Berry for a red carpet power pose. What you don't see? Her "hot-pink-and-glitter" pedicure, said Wallis's stylist Erin Hoover.

THAT'S SHOE BUSINESS

During rehearsals, Jones—who sang "Everybody Needs a Best Friend" from Ted—checked out her high heels.

READY TO WORK IT

Jones (in Tadashi Shoji) and pal Sarah Oda "had a blast getting all dolled up," Jones says.

Norah

JONES

Shooting for Paul Newman's SeriousFun seriousfun network.org

FINAL TWEAKS

The singer gets last-minute touch-ups before heading to the theater. "I got to meet Tim Burton, Barbra Streisand and Shirley Bassey!" says a thrilled Jones.

LAYING THE FOUNDATION

Makeup artist Jeff Gautier created the perfect look for Jones, who flew in from Australia for the show.

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