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Crowe splashes out to drown sorrows
Russell Crowe ran up a $A57,355 bar bill drowning his sorrows at his own party after missing out on an Oscar, a British newspaper reported yesterday.
Crowe, who was tipped to win the best actor award but lost out to Denzel Washington, snubbed the official after-show parties and hosted his own bash in his $A14,339 a night hotel suite, according to The Sun newspaper.
Nicole Kidman, who also missed out after being nominated for the best actress award, turned up alone at around 2am after attending one of the many official parties.
A "source" close to New-Zealand born Crowe said the actor's glum mood lifted when Kidman arrived.
"Russell's mood changed as the night went on," the source told The Sun.
"He was polite immediately after the awards but then he started to become sullen and angry.
"When Nicole turned up, his face lit up."
Crowe flew Australian country music singer Lee Kernaghan to Hollywood to perform at the party for guests including Crowe's A Beautiful Mind co-star Jennifer Connelly and director Ron Howard, who both won Academy Awards.
Crowe also flew his parents over from Australia for the awards and was reportedly embarrassed at losing out to Washington.
Some guests partied until 7am and ordered champagne breakfasts on Crowe's room service at the plush Argyle Hotel in West Hollywood.
You know, somebody actually complimented me on my driving today. They left a little note on the windscreen. It said, 'Parking Fine.'So that was nice.