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No wonder everyone was in such a good mood and — like Matthew Perry — asking where the bathroom was when they got into the ballroom of the Beverly Hilton minutes before the Globes started.

Stars were seen sipping the official bubbly, Moet & Chandon, before they even got off the red carpet. A booth serving little bitty bottles (with straws) was set up at the end of the line to quench the celebs thirst after all those grueling interviews. "Grey’s Anatomy" castmates Katherine Heigl in an Escada gown and Kate Walsh, in Elie Saab with Rodo shoes and Stephen Webster jewels,  got the party started early.

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Chloe Sevigny, Ginnfer Gooodwin and Jeanne Tripplehorn, the wives from HBO’s "Big Love," clinked together before the show. Later I spotted Ginnifer straightening her boyfriend Chris Klein’s tie at the HBO party. Aw, sweet. Just like Katie Holmes used to do..

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It’s champagne, Leo. You’re supposed to drink it, not read it.

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That’s the idea, Ali. Down the hatch! The "Heroes" hottie — wearing a Reem Acra white gown — gets her buzz on early.

All photo credits: Eric Charbonneau/WireImage

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