What's it really
like to be a star during Oscars week? To find out, America Online asked a few to document their doings; the resulting snaps are posted online (keywords: Celeb Candids) through March 31. (For each shot used, AOL is making a donation to U2 singer Bono's charity DATA, which fights poverty and AIDS in Africa.) Meryl Streep captured herself mugging with Oscar joke writer Bruce Vilanch, Diane Lane shot her Best Documentary Feature presenter's speech, Adrien Brody posed with just about everyone. But Colin Farrell
, living up to his reputation as Hollywood's hardest partyer, got the liveliest shots. Making the scene at the post-Oscars bashes with one of his two older sisters, Claudine, and friend (his word) Kim Bordenave, who is 3½ months pregnant with his child (Excited about impending fatherhood? "Big time," said Farrell), he flirted, smoked and drank into the wee hours. "As long as it has alcoholic content," he told a bartender at the Kodak Theatre, "I'm all right." ("Next stop: rehab," joked Steve Martin before introducing him during the ceremony.) Will Farrell remember every moment? Maybe not. But he'll always have the pictures.
FARRELL'S DATES: SISTER CLAUDINE (RIGHT) AND MODEL KIM BORDENAVE:
GIVING PEACE, AND BONO'S SUNGLASSES, A CHANCE.
GETTING COZY WITH ACTRESS SEAN YOUNG.
WITH OLIVIER MARTINEZ AND GEORGE CLOONEY
NIA VARDALOS FEIGNS DISINTEREST AT A POST-OSCARS PARTY.
WITH SISTER (AND PERSONAL ASSISTANT) CLAUDINE.
MEETING HIS "COUNTRYMAN AND IDOL" PETER O'TOOLE.
AT REHEARSAL WITH JOKE WRITER BRUCE VILANCH.
WANDED AT SECURITY, ENTERING THE KODAK THEATRE.
CHECKING OUT HER 1980 KRAMER VS. KRAMER WIN
MARCIA GAY HARDEN
DRESSING WITH THE HELP OF STYLIST JESSICA PASTER.
GETTING A MAKEOVER EARLIER IN THE WEEK WITH LUCY LIU
WARMING UP HER SMILE WITH FIANCÉ BART FREUNDLICH.
BEFORE SATURDAY'S INDEPENDENT SPIRIT AWARDS.
Lane photographed her Oscars presenter's script.
THE SON OF PHOTOJOURNALIST SYLVIA PLACHY, BRODY DEMONSTRATED HIS TECHNIQUE FOR DANIEL DAY-LEWIS.
WITH WARREN BEATTY
WITH HALLE BERRY
AND HUSBAND ERIC BENET-BEFORE THE BIG KISS.
WITH LEONARDO DICAPRIO
WITH JANE FONDA
WITH KATE HUDSON
WITH BEN STILLER
WITH STEVEN SPIELBERG