(KRT) – With this year’s Golden Globes post-parties more exclusive and overbooked than ever, several A-list celebs were turned away at the doors, meaning some of the best moments occurred in the Beverly Hilton Hotel lobby, reports USA Today.

“Arrested Development” star Portia de Rossi and new girlfriend Ellen DeGeneres, who treated fans to a primo photo op, were turned away by the fire marshals controlling the crowds at the InStyle bash. The couple then decided to make it an early night at 9:30.

Also raising eyebrows in the Hilton hallways: “Lost” stars Evangeline Lilly and Dominic Monaghan.

The two cozied up during the ceremony and were inseparable all evening, and Lilly even planted kisses on Monaghan’s neck at the NBC/Universal party.

Giving the clothes off their backs

Teri Hatcher took off her clothes – but not on the set of ABC’s “Desperate Housewives.”

Hatcher, who won a Golden Globe for her role on the nighttime soap opera, shed the silver Donna Karan dress she wore to Sunday’s awards ceremony and handed it over to a fund-raising auction for victims of the Dec. 26 tsunami, reports The Associated Press.

Liam Neeson, a Golden Globe nominee for his portrayal of pioneering sex researcher Alfred Kinsey, donated his Armani tuxedo to the online event, scheduled to end Jan. 30.

The auction’s organizer, the Clothes Off Our Back Foundation, has raised about $10,000 so far.

The highest of 10 online bids for Hatcher’s dress had reached $3,000 by late Monday. Neeson’s tux had seven bids, with $1,500 the highest.

Meanwhile, British Prime Minister Tony Blair joined high-profile pop stars and British royalty Monday in a radio broadcast to benefit tsunami victims.

About 270 British radio stations broadcast the 12-hour special, raising more than $5.6 million.

Blair offered for auction a tour of Downing Street and a cup of tea with him.

Bids for the experience reached more than $20,573.

An estimated 26 million people tuned into the broadcast, which featured a live performance by pop star Ronan Keating and talk segments with R&B artist Jamelia, Oasis frontman Liam Gallagher and Sharon Osbourne.

Rambo will live on in fourth film

Perhaps a bit miffed at the recent attention his mother’s been getting, Sylvester Stallone says he’ll be making another Rambo film, reports Ananova.com.

The action star’s role as John Rambo was a hit in the ‘80s, with three films in six years about the mentally unstable Vietnam war veteran.

Since Stallone’s pushing 60, there will probably be less muscle-flexing in Rambo IV – but Sly’s psyched nonetheless.

“We’re in the kitchen and we’re cooking,” he said. “I’ve had meetings about this and it looks good. We’ll see what we come up with.”

The 58-year-old actor is said to be unhappy about the way his mother was treated in the British Celebrity Big Brother house.

Jackie Stallone arrived in the house late as a surprise new member and caused a bit of tension for Sly’s ex-wife Brigitte Nielsen – however, Jackie was the first celeb to be evicted, after five days.

“SURVIVOR’ WINNER TARGETED BY THE IRS

Richard Hatch, the first winner of CBS’ “Survivor,” has been charged with failing to report his $1 million reality TV windfall to the Internal Revenue Service, reports The Smoking Gun.

The two-count criminal indictment, unsealed Tuesday in U.S. District Court in Rhode Island, charges Hatch with filing a 2000 tax return that omitted his seven-figure “Survivor” winnings.

The nudity enthusiast, 43, also is charged with filing a false return for 2001 (he allegedly did not report $321,000 paid to him by a Boston radio station).

If convicted of the felony charges, Hatch could face a maximum of five years in prison for each count and could be hit with a $250,000 fine. Hatch is scheduled to be arraigned on the charges in Providence federal court Jan. 24.

COJOCARU GETS KIDNEY TRANSPLANT

Red-carpet fashion maven Steven Cojocaru has undergone a successful kidney transplant reports The Associated Press.

Cojocaru, who has polycystic kidney disease, said Monday that he was thankful for the transplant of a friend’s organ on Friday.

“The gift that has been given to me says much about our capacity for great compassion and generosity, and I hope it sends an inspiring message to others about the importance of organ donation,” he said in a statement.

Polycystic kidney disease is a hereditary disorder that causes the growth of cysts on the kidney. The disease can reduce kidney function and eventually cause kidney failure.

Cojocaru, who became known for his snappy assessment of celebrity awards show fashion, announced in November that he needed a transplant.

He is a contributor to NBC’s “Today” show and a correspondent for the syndicated Entertainment Tonight and The Insider television shows.

Cojocaru, who lives in Los Angeles, said he plans to return to work after “a short recovery period” at home.

MODEL BEHAVIOR

Elizabeth Jagger has inked a lucrative deal to be the new face of Spanish clothing giant Mango, reports Hellomagazine.com.

A slender Liz was all smiles in jeans, a long gold necklace and cream jacket as she posed for photographers at Mango’s Oxford Street store Tuesday in London.

“I was really happy to be asked to do this campaign,” she commented recently, adding, “Mango clothes are really fun. They’re always great colors, they are very classic and very beautiful.”

According to Mango’s image director Damian Sanchez, the 20-year-old model’s “exquisite beauty and stunning personality make her the ideal image that Mango wishes to transmit.”

The offspring of Rolling Stone frontman Mick Jagger and Jerry Hall also is the face of Lancome cosmetics.

WEDNESDAY’S BIRTHDAYS

Actress Jean Stapleton is 82. Singer Phil Everly is 66. Country singer Dolly Parton is 59. Actor Desi Arnaz Jr. is 52. Actor Shawn Wayans is 34. Actress Drea de Matteo is 32. Actress Jodie Sweetin is 23.



(Compiled by Michael Hamersly from staff and wire reports.)



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