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Angelina Jolie Addresses Leg-Baring Oscar Pose

Angelina Jolie is speaking out for the first time about her much-buzzed about pose at this year’s Academy Awards.

The 36-year-old actress showed some leg in an Atelier Versace gown both on the red carpet and on stage at the Oscars – a move that led to her right leg even getting its own Twitter page!

“I honestly didn’t pay attention to it. You know what I mean? I don’t watch those TV shows and if I go online and see something about myself, I don’t click on it,” Angelina told The Huffington Post.

“And the people I surround myself with don’t really talk about that kind of stuff,” she added with a laugh. “I heard something, but I didn’t pay any attention. It’s as simple as a being a woman picking a dress you like and having a night, and not really thinking about anything else.”

And there you have it!

Chris Evans & Anderson Cooper - Vanity Fair Oscar Party

Chris Evans and Anderson Cooper suit up for the 2012 Vanity Fair Oscar Party held at Sunset Tower on Sunday (February 26) in West Hollywood, Calif.

Anderson was spotted chatting with designer Tom Ford during the swanky celebration.

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Also pictured inside is One Tree Hill alum Chad Michael Murray, who attended the Elton John AIDS Foundation Oscar Viewing Party at West Hollywood Park.

10+ pictures inside of Anderson Cooper, Chris Evans, and Chad Michael Murray suiting up for Oscar parties…

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Oscars 2012 Ratings Up From Last Year

The ratings for this year’s Academy Awards are in – and it’s slightly higher than last year’s.

Nearly 39.3 million viewers tuned in for Sunday night’s big award show hosted by Billy Crystal, up 4 percent from 2011.

EW also notes that the “program out-delivered three of the past four Oscars telecasts and ranked as ABC’s most-watched program in two years.”

The 2012 Grammy Awards, however, drew a slightly larger audience for CBS earlier this month, most likely “boosted by the death of Whitney Houston.”

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Kate Upton, Irina Shayk & Marisa Miller - Oscar After Parties!

Karolina Kurkova, Kate Upton, and Marisa Miller step out in style for Oscar after parties held on Sunday night (February 26) around Los Angeles.

Karolina Kurkova, 27, wore Armani Prive with Chopard jewelry and a Ferragamo clutch for the Elton John AIDS Foundation Viewing Party.

Irina Shayk wore Abed Mahfouz Couture and Lorraine Schwartz jewelry to the Vanity Fair Oscar Party, where Kate Upton sparkled in David Webb jewelry.

Petra Nemcova showed off some dramatic eye makeup at the Weinstein Company party at the Mondrian.

Marisa wore a gold beaded gown by Johanna Johnson with Safia Day jewelry and Sergio Rossi shoes.

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Mamie & Grace Gummer - Vanity Fair Oscar Party

Mamie and Grace Gummer step out together for the 2012 Vanity Fair Oscar Party held at Sunset Tower on Sunday (February 26) in West Hollywood, Calif.

The daughters of Meryl Streep, 28 and 25, watched as their mom took home the Academy Award for Best Actress for her work on The Iron Lady! Meryl has been nominated 17 times and won three times.

The New York Daily News spotted Mamie and Grace hanging out with their younger sister, Louisa, and their parents at a VIP lounge while mingling at a pre-Oscar bash earlier in the weekend.

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Kelly Osbourne - Oscars 2012 Red Carpet & After Party

Kelly Osbourne meets up with Adam Lambert at the Elton John AIDS Foundation Academy Awards Viewing Party on Sunday night (February 26) held at the City of West Hollywood Park in West Hollywood, Calif.

the Elton John AIDS Foundation Academy Awards Viewing Party at the City of West Hollywood Park on Sunday (February 26) in West Hollywood, Calif.

The 27-year-old TV personality, who met up with Glee‘s Ashley Fink at the party, wore a yellow Georges Hobeika dress with Montblanc jewelry, Giuseppe Zanotti shoes, and a Judith Leiber clutch.

Kelly also hit the red carpet at the Oscars earlier in the evening for E! – she paired a Badgley Mischka dress with Sutra jewelry, a Palladium ring, and Aldo shoes. 10+ pics inside…

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Rashida Jones & Abbie Cornish - Vanity Fair Oscar Party

Rashida Jones and Abbie Cornish are bright and bold on the red carpet at the 2012 Vanity Fair Oscar Party held at Sunset Tower on Sunday (February 26) in West Hollywood, Calif.

Rashida, 36, wore a yellow gown with deep v-neckline, subtle pleats, lace details at the shoulder and a thin leather belt by Elie Saab and finished her look with Jimmy Choo heels.

Abbie, 29, wore Neil Lane jewelry and looked red hot in Tommy Hilfiger as she arrived. She finished her look with a Ferragamo clutch.

10+ pictures inside of Rashida Jones and Abbie Cornish at the Vanity Fair Oscars Party

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