Elton John’s Oscar Viewing Party is Attended by a Happily Single Sean Penn

Sean Penn, recently split from his wife, Robin Wright, showed up at Elton John’s Oscar viewing party with model Petra Nemcova on his arm, grinning like the Cheshire Cat. To me, a date with a model would mean that all bets are off–no hope for reconciliation, because the last thing I’d ever want to do is have to be compared to a woman who is professionally beautiful. I don’t even get paid to do that part-time.

It was Elton’s 16th Annual AIDS Foundation soiree and he and husband, David Furnish hosted the event, with Sharon Stone helping out on stage with the auction. Sharon, never one to disappoint, was unfortunately relatively sober this year, but still managed to slip in a joke about her famously exposed noonie. During the auction for various celebrity items, Elton John joked, “I’ll take my trousers off,” to encourage higher bids and Sharon added, “I would, but you’ve all already seen that before.” You know she’s going to be ninety years old and still making that joke to her grandkids. Love it.

You know that everyone’s on their best behavior when both Tara Reid and Courtney Love show up looking like they haven’t been sniffing glue, with all nipples and bruises concealed. We’ll just see how long that lasts.

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36 more photos from Elton John’s Oscar party featuring Mary J. Blige, Marion Cotillard, Tara Reid, Sean Penn, Petra Nemkova, Sharon Stone, Heidi Klum, Seal, Josh Grobin, Faye Dunaway, Antonio Sabato Jr., Harrison Ford, Calista Flockhart, Courtney Love, Christian Slater and Tamara Mellon are after the jump.

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