CATE BLANCHETT: WHERE'S MY HANDBAG?
Looks like there’s an Oscar casualty nobody wants to talk about, so we’ll piece it together the best we can. We hear that Cate Blanchett was given a Lana Marks crocodile and diamond bag to wear with her Armani gown to the Oscars. The $100,000 bag (we can’t believe it either, but sources insist that’s what it’s worth) was supposedly delivered to Cate’s hotel suite in Beverly Hills. On the Saturday before the Oscars, Kate’s hotel room was full of people from Armani and Harper’s Bazaar and her stylist hid the pricey bag in the back of the closet. Cate was out most of Saturday afternoon and evening. The next day Cate and her stylist couldn’t find the bag so she wasn’t able to carry it on the red carpet. They felt awful and told the Lana Marks people the bag was missing. Apparently it was eventually reported to the police and there is a big investigation underway that includes people from Armani, Harpers Bazaar, and hotel employees. Lana Marks PR had no comment.