HOTEL HOOHA: Hotels and the Academy Awards go way back. How way back? All the way back to the very first awards, which were held at the Roosevelt on Hollywood Boulevard (when we get our time machine, that'll probably be stop two for us, after we shake Jane Austen's hand). It just makes sense to party at a hotel, which has all of those lovely rooms nearby.
BRENTWOOD BASH: Hotel Angeleno is doing it up for the Academy Awards on Sunday, Feb. 27; "signature cocktails" are on the menu, as are several TVs broadcasting every last little sequin on every gown. Get details and get dressy. What? Don't be schlubby at a hotel. That's for *after* you close the door to your room.