VMA parties: Britney Spears, Jason Trawick chill; Adele goes gay
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After a dizzying 2011 MTV Video Music Awards telecast, music stars and celebs kept their after-partying low key in Los Angeles.
Pop video winner Britney Spears stepped out with boyfriend Jason Trawick, hitting up Esquire magazine and House of Hype’s after party at the SLS Hotel in Beverly Hills. Camped out at a table, Spears stuck close to her man and two female pals.
Only a few seats away and both in good spirits, Katy Perry and Russell Brand celebrated her score in the video of the year category. ‘Glee’ guy Mark Salling held court between the superstars, welcoming Chord Overstreet and Emma Roberts to his table, in addition to Sam Trammel and Evan Ross of ‘True Blood.’
Other revelers included Malin Akerman, Elise Neal, Flo Rida, Rose McGowan, Kelly Rowland, ‘The Nail Files’ star Katie Cazorla and Sasha Grey, who got a shout-out on HBO as well Sunday as one of ‘Entourage’ character Vincent Chase’s ex-girlfriends.
Up the hill from the SLS, crossover sensation Adele bucked tradition and avoided the party circuit. The ‘Rolling in the Deep’ singer went with friends to mainstay gay bar the Abbey -- one of Elizabeth Taylor’s fave joints -- sipping Oxley gin and tonics and dancing into the night.
In Hollywood, some hip-hop heavyweights celebrated G.O.O.D. Music’s new artist Big Sean. A private dinner and cocktail party was held at the Redbury hotel’s library and outdoor patio, drawing Kanye West, Swizz Beatz and Estelle for chow and Grey Goose drinks.
-- Matt Donnelly