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Evan Lysacek & Vera Wang: Dom Perignon Pair

Ice-skating champ Evan Lysacek mingles with designer pal Vera Wang at a party for Dom Perignon’s tribute to Andy Warhol on Thursday (September 16) at NYC’s Villa Pacri.

The twosome rubbed shoulders with Evan Rachel Wood (not pictured), Gossip Girl‘s Jessica Szohr, Moulin Rouge director Baz Luhrmann, rapper Swizz Beatz, interior designer Thom Filicia, Feralcat Productions’ Liz Vap, and DP’s PR director Nicole Ruvo.

Yesterday was Oprah‘s Ultimate Wildest Dreams show, making peoples wildest dreams come true. Vera gave wedding dresses and honeymoon vacations to all of the brides-to-be in the audience. Everyone went nut for the White by Vera Wang Collection for David’s Bridal, launching in Spring 2011, all priced between $600 – $1,500. More info on!

In the same episode, gourmet food company Harry & David made dreams come true for two women by producing and distributing their homemade chicken pot pies. They looked delicious and got the Oprah stamp of approval!

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Baz Luhrmann is Shirtless

Baz Luhrmann struts his stuff, paddling in the surf on Bondi beach in Sydney, Australia on Thursday (March 19).

The 46-year-old director most recently sang karaoke with the star of his latest movie, Hugh Jackman, and the cast of TwilightRobert Pattinson, Taylor Lautner, and Kristen Stewart.

Here’s to hoping there’s a Baz DVD Quadrilogy: Strictly Ballroom, Romeo + Juliet, Moulin Rouge and Australia!

10+ pictures inside of shirtless Baz LuhrmannMore Here! »

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Hugh Jackman & Robert Pattinson: Karaoke Details!

Twilight stars Robert Pattinson, Kristen Stewart and Taylor Lautner attend a press conference at Ebisu Garden Place on Friday (February 27) in Tokyo, Japan.

At around 10PM on Wednesday (February 26), Rob joined Australia star Hugh Jackman, director Baz Luhrmann and producer John Palermo at a karaoke bar near their hotel, as first reported by E!. Here’s the connection: On Sunday, Rob presented at the Oscars, Hugh ably hosted the swank event, John created the flashy opening number, Baz choreographed the “Musicals Are Back!” number and everyone wound up taking the same flight to Japan together.

A Tokyo journalist confirms to that the foursome (plus friends) sang for a few hours before Rob‘s costars Kristen and Taylor joined in on the fun. Photographers caught them leaving bar around 3AM.

Jackman and Palermo are in town promoting their much-anticipated superhero flick Wolverine as well as Australia, which will break the $200 million mark this weekend.

FYI: Kristen is wearing Paule Ka’s black leather mini dress with white origami detail at the skirt.

20+ pictures inside of karaoke crew Rpattz, K-Stew and TaylorMore Here! »

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Nicole & Hugh Put on Their Dancing Shoes

Here are the very first exclusive pictures of Nicole Kidman on the set of the forthcoming Baz Luhrmann-epic Australia taken last Thursday, April 26.

The Oscar-winning actress put on her dancing shoes and practiced her footwork with fellow Aussie co-star Hugh Jackman. (Nicole portrays English aristocrat Lady Sarah Ashley, who falls in love with a cattle driver, played by Hugh.)

Amongst a sea of dancing extras, the A-list Aussie actors danced into the sunset with co-stars looking on, including Bryan Bowan (brown blazer), Bruce Spence (plaid shirt) and Ben Mendelsohn (black shirt).

The very first Australia pictures to surface were of Hugh sporting a fake mustache also taken on Thursday, April 26. Filming continued throughout at Sydney’s 150-year-old Strickland House in Vaucluse, which is doubling as Darwin’s Government House.

The Baz buzz for the day says: This film is looking up — Hugh and Nicole look like they have a ton of chemistry together!

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