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As for the other Friday-night, agent-hosted fetes of Endeavor's Ari Emmanuel and CAA's Bryan Lourd, no word on whether those will go ahead. But the intimate at-home gathering might be a popular option for post-show Oscar night, especially given the limbo the award show's talent bookers are in because of the writers' strike and whether stars will even march the red carpet. If the uncertainty goes on too much longer, potential presenters might make other plans altogether and not be able to scurry to the ceremony at the last minute if the writers' strike is settled. "They very well could be watching from a hotel room in St. Barth's," said one insider. — Marcy Medina
CARLA CHRONICLES: A few days after her 40th birthday and her marriage to French President Nicolas Sarkozy, Carla Bruni is generating plenty of type. French publishers rushed two biographies about Bruni to bookstore shelves on Wednesday, and a third tome is due out on Valentine's Day. But after all that has been written in the French and international press since the beginning of her love story with Sarkozy, often called "the French soap opera," it seems there is not much new to say about the singer and ex-model's life. All three biographies recount her rosy childhood in Italy and France, her successful modeling career, her numerous romantic escapades and her transformation into a singer (she is currently recording her third album). Thierry Coljon describes her as a smart, determined and talented woman in his "Carla Bruni: The Queen of Hearts" (Luc Piré), while in "Who Is She Really?" (Privé), Christine Richard and Edouard Boulon-Cluzel wonder how the free-spirited man-eater got tricked into married life. But the latter authors note she was the one who asked Sarkozy, "Got a car?" the first night they met. In "Dangerous Liaison Chronicle" (Scali), Paul-Eric Blanrue and Chris Laffaille suggest Bruni's class and education will be of some help to Sarkozy, whom they call President Bling-Bling. They note, for example, Sarkozy traded his Rolex in for a Patek Philippe. — Chantal Goupil