By Richard Johnson, Feb 22, 2009
THIS was the first year art dealer Larry Gagosian did not have his annual Oscar party – partly, sources said, because Tierney Gearon was having her own bash. Gearon, a fotog who just had her first solo exhibit in London, had notified Gagosian she was having a party on Thursday for her show, “Explosure,” at the Ace Gallery in Beverly Hills. It drew Diane Keaton, Rosario Dawson, Ben Stiller, Rosanna Arquette, Brett Ratner, Lauren Taschen and Jeff Berg. Also scratched was Ed Limato’s bacchanal, after the host was told by his William Morris bosses they wouldn’t foot the $500,000 bill for his party that lost its buzz in recent years.