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Stars make out with luxury goods pre-Oscar

Stars make out with luxury goods pre-Oscar — Manolos, Gucci, and Uggs are some of the gratis items available to the Hollywood elite

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Luxe Goodies + Celebrity endorsements = free advertising! It also equals the weeklong swagfest that marks the run-up to Oscar’s big night. Everyone from nominees like Morgan Freeman and Kate Winslet to the ever-present Desperate Housewives cast popped in at the product-sponsored suites to score — put that wallet away! — bushels of free stuff.

ESTÉE LAUDER BEAUTY SPA

THE SCENE Elegantly decadent penthouse at the Regent Beverly Wilshire — white couches, white roses, and a staff ready to wax, knead, and scrub. WHO Catalina Sandino Moreno, Morgan Freeman. THE LOOT Aside from treatments, about $15K of Baccarat, Manolos, and Robert Marc shades. HOUSEWIVES? No — only nominees were invited. A-

FRÉDÉRIC FEKKAI SALON, COSPONSORED BY CHANEL

THE SCENE Glam beauty factory filled with crazed stylists blowing out, coloring, and snipping. WHO Kelly Lynch, Shohreh Aghdashloo (twice!), Sophie Okonedo. THE LOOT Chanel makeovers, hairstyling, lash tinting, mani-pedis, microdermabrasion, and a plastic surgeon on call for Botox hits. HOUSEWIVES? Nicollette Sheridan, who enlisted Mr. Fekkai himself for a cut. B+

RED CARPET WEEK AT THE REGENT BEVERLY WILSHIRE

THE SCENE Frenetic mini-mall in the Reg Bev Wil (as dubbed in Pretty Woman), with celebs going room to room for swag. WHO Angela Bassett, Don Cheadle, Paula Abdul. THE LOOT Stuart Weitzman shoes, Mario Badescu skin care, Chris Aire jewelry, a ”Lift 6” facial (supposedly better than a face-lift). HOUSEWIVES? Nicollette Sheridan, Eva Longoria. B

THE SILVER SPOON HOLLYWOOD BUFFET

THE SCENE Young, loaded Hollywood guys eating Tengu sushi, taking poker lessons, and generally cashing in on the freebie train. WHO James Van Der Beek, Nick Lachey, Lance Bass. THE LOOT Ugg slippers, Reef shoes, a test-drive in the new $450,000 Porsche GT. HOUSEWIVES? Jesse Metcalfe. C+

LUXURY LOUNGE AT THE PENINSULA HOTEL

THE SCENE No-nonsense, load-me-up-with-loot downstairs suite (oversize canvas bags were a nice touch). Back rooms featured massages, manicures, and Mystic Tans to help soothe stars achy from hauling the goods. WHO Julie Delpy, Adrien Brody, Keira Knightley. THE LOOT Cosabella lingerie, Gucci sunglasses, Nokia phones. HOUSEWIVES? Marcia Cross, Nicollette Sheridan, Brenda Strong. B+

SOHO HOUSE

THE SCENE Ultra-fab Hollywood Hills mansion, complete with valet service, a Hef-like grotto, and a red-velvet screening room. WHO Harvey Weinstein, Drew Barrymore (who held her birthday party there), Jennifer Aniston. THE LOOT Acupunc-ture (with diamond needles!), Taryn Rose shoes, Bumble and bumble styling. But celebs who wanted the Carl F. Bucherer watch had to — gasp! — actually fork over the $107K. HOUSEWIVES? Nicollette Sheridan (girlfriend has some beauty needs). A