Dr. Seuss would've been proud to see such stars light up the crowd

They did not do it small that night, they tried to do it all that night. They did not rent a little hall; they had a tent that held them all.

They did not invite one or two; they called them all — 3,502. They did not give them little plates; they fed them all those big thick steaks. They did not try to penny pinch, not at this party for “The Grinch.”

And who paid the tab for this disbursal? Not the Whos! Universal!

At Wednesday’s preem of Grinch’s movie, these folks said why it’s so groovy:

“Being in a classic is a special thing,” said co-star Christine Baranski.

“You’re anxious because it’s a classic and you owe something to the Seuss myth,” said Brian Grazer.

“This is the second time I’m seeing it. This time I could concentrate on what I couldn’t the first time,” said Audrey Geisel, widow of Theodore Geisel (better known as Dr. Seuss.)

There were those who did not speak, they just came to have a peek: Canal Plus chairman Pierre Lescure, U’s Ron Meyer, Stacey Snider and Kevin Misher; helmer Ron Howard; stars Jim Carrey (with Renee Zellweger), Clint Howard, Bill Irwin, Taylor Momsen, Molly Shannon and Jeffrey Tambor; plus guests everyone from the U.K.’s Prince Andrew to Tim Allen and Rob Zombie, and in between Jenna Elfman, Faith Hill and Tim McGraw, Eddie Murphy and Will Smith.

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