Sarah Palin and Entourage Descend like 'Locusts' on Oscar Swag SuiteSOURCE
The former Alaska Gov's Wednesday pigout included jewels from Pascal Mouawad, watches by Skagen and a fancy new hairdo for her daughter Willow. The new coiffure came courtesy of Erick Orellana, Jennifer Aniston's longtime hairstylist, witnesses said.
The Los Angeles Times reported Palin was supposed to donate all of her gift items back to the Silver Spoon Oscar Suite for auction, as well as $1,700 of her own cash, in support of International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies efforts in Haiti and Chile.
But E! Online insisted, "we can assure you she did not give up any of her swag."
The entertainment news outlet quoted an unnamed vendor who said that as many as 20 people from the Palin camp swarmed the event.
"They were like locusts," he said.
News of Palin's grabfest ignited the blogosphere.
"She insisted every person in her huge entourage get something, and there were assistants, nannies, security - insanity!," an unnamed HollywoodLife.com source said.
HollywoodLife.com also reported that Palin picked up a blue Kenya robe from designer Jenna Leigh, facewash and a pair of foam Bandal sandals.
"She kind of cleaned the place out," Ben Russo of EMC/Bowery told AOL's Pop Eater. The website said swag-grabs included 40 pairs of AIAIAI earphones.
One witness said security swept the venue and would not allow photos.
Friday, March 5, 2010
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