Sarah Palin attends Oscar gift lounge with Willow and grandson Tripp


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Oscar gold got a little red, white and blue Wednesday in Los Angeles: Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin stopped by the Silver Spoon Oscar Suite with daughter Willow and grandson Tripp.

[Updated at 8:17 p.m.: Wondering why Palin’s doing the rounds in Hollywood? According to Top of the Ticket, it could have something to do with a TV show she’s reportedly pitching with ‘Survivor’ producer Mark Burnett.]

Benefiting the Red Cross, the swag suite snagged the former vice presidential candidate for photo ops and gifting from beauty and luxury sponsors. At the Interior Illusions store in West Hollywood, Palin received jewels from Pascal Mouawad, watches by Skagen and Unite hair care products.

I’m told the oft-parodied politico donated all of her gift items back to the Silver Spoon for auction, as well as about $1,700 of her own cash, in support of multiple Red Cross efforts, including those in Haiti and Chile.


Palin’s middle child, Willow, got her hair styled, receiving a blowout from Erick Orellana of the Chris McMillan Salon (Jennifer Aniston‘s longtime hairstylist).

And you thought it was funny seeing the ‘Jersey Shore’ cast nab gifts during the Golden Globes.

Sound off on Palin’s Academy Awards outing in comments.

-- Matt Donnelly

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