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‘Contact’s’ starry night

Warner Bros. premiered Robert Zemeckis’ “Contact” Tuesday night at the Village Theater in Westwood, where stars Jodie Foster and Matthew McConaughey lit up the evening. Joining them were cast members Tom Skerritt, Rob Lowe, Maximillian Martini and Jake Busey, sporting blue hair.

Afterward, hundreds of executives and stars converged at the party at UCLA’s Armand Hammer Museum. Along Came Mary catered the celestial-themed party, which was designed by Sharon Saks.

On hand were “Contact” filmmakers Zemeckis, Steve Starkey, Lynda Obst and Ann Druyan, who co-produced the film and co-wrote the story with her late husband, Carl Sagan, and screenwriter Michael Goldenberg. Warner sent execs Terry Semel, Lorenzo di Bonaventura, Bill Gerber, Barry Reardon, Rob Guralnick, Chris Pula, Joel Wayne, Tom Lassally and Dan Fellman. Also spotted in the crowd were Par execs John Goldwyn, Michelle Manning and Don Granger; DreamWorks’ Jeffrey Katzenberg; CAA’s Richard Lovett, Mike Menchel and Kevin Huvane; and ICM’s Jim Wiatt.

The night’s stargazers included Sylvester Stallone and his wife, Jennifer Flavin, NASA administrator Daniel Goldin, Harry Connick Jr., Jennifer Tilly, Ellen DeGeneres and Anne Heche, SAG president Richard Masur, Julian Sands, Jennifer Beals, and Lucky Vanous.

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