Wednesday, March 10, 2010
Brian Quintana was spotted everywhere Oscar week-end
Boyle Heights native-turned-Hollywood producer Brian Quintana was spotted everywhere Oscar week-end, and appears to have cemented his standing among Hollywood royalty.
Quintana continued his tradition of spending Saturday afternoon at Barry Diller's lawn luncheon in honor of Vanity Fair editor Graydon Carter. Diller's Beverly Hills estate was the ultimate mogul meet'n'greet despite the cold and threatening rain. Among the luminaries were Rupert Murdoch, David Geffen, Michael Eisner, Quincy Jones, Victoria Beckham, Les Moonves, Tom Freston, Ron Meyer, Brad Grey, Russell Simmons, Jerry Weintraub, Jeff Berg, Bob Daly, Terry Semel, Jane Fonda, Sandy Gallin, Irving Azoff, Ron Howard, Penny Marshall, Brett Ratner, Ben Silverman, Ed Norton, Betsy Blomingdale, Anderson Cooper, and Nancy Reagan. To see Quintana among such distinguished power players and deal makers gives hope to countless Latinos and youth from lower socioeconomic backgrounds.
Quintana started Oscar night at Norby Walters' Night of 100 Stars Oscar Viewing Gala at the Beverly Hills Hotel where he huddled with powerhouse lawyer Gloria Allred and Tiger Woods' porn-star mistress Joslyn James. A source overheard the PR genius advising the feminist duo. Other supporters of the charity gala included Alan Thicke, Bo Derek & John Corbett, Gary Busey, Tom Sizemore and 55 Playboy Playmates. Does 55 still save lives? Quintana was then spotted leaving the InStyle Oscar Viewing Party at LeDome with two gift bags in hand (one for his lady friend). A cursory Google search shows that Rachel Bilson, Rachelle Lefevre, Hayden Panetierre, Lily Collins, Malin Akerman, Jessica Lowndes, and Perrey Reeves were among the beauties at the magazine soiree which begs the question why he brought a date in the first place. The Hollywood scenester was humbled when a PR rep for Fox told him he wasn't on the list for their coveted "Avatar" party. "No night is glitch-free. Least of all on a major awards night," mused Quintana.
As is his nature, Quintana bounced right back at his next stop where he was ushered right in and down the red carpet for E! Entertainment's post Oscar bash at Drai's Hollywood atop the new W Hotel. There he mingled with such young Hollywood icons as Ryan Seacrest, Jamie-Lynn Sigler, Benji Madden, Cote de Pablo, Lance Bass, Amber Rose, Apl.de.ap, Audrina Patridge, Ryan Cabrera, Lydia Hearst, Evan Ross and Olympic aerialist Jeret "Speedy" Peterson who was sporting his Silver Medal.
Quintana took great pride in running into Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa who is a fellow native of Boyle Heights, stating "I look forward to the day that we aren't the only two Latinos at Hollywood A-List functions."
Paparazzi followed the producer from the fabled intersection of Hollywood and Vine, hoping he would lead them to an exclusive after hours party hosted by Madonna and Demi Moore. Quintana was uncharacteristically mum as cameras caught him leaving the gated compound of Madonna's business partner Guy Oseary at 4:30 am. Now that sounds like a party.