Stacy Keibler: Her first Oscar ceremony with Clooney

Stacy Keibler — professional wrestler, professional model, and now, professional girlfriend of George Clooney — attended her first Academy Awards ceremony on the arm of her best actor-nominated beau. And even though Clooney was the one being honored that night (though he lost to “The Artist’s” Jean Dujardin) all eyes were on Keibler, who looked stunning in a Marchesa gown. Here’s a look at how the night went for one of Hollywood’s newest objects of fascination:


View Photo Gallery: SGeorge Clooney and Stacy Keibler arrive before the 84th Academy Awards on Sunday. See more from the red carpet.

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• Resembled the Oscar statuette: In her gold Marchesa gown, Keibler was one of the best-dressed celebrities of the night, and she (naturally) shined on the arm of Clooney. “By the way, she’s not wearing a dress --she’s just been sprayed gold,” Clooney told Billy Bush of Access Hollywood.

“It’s the night of the golden statue, you could leave with two tonight,” Bush told Clooney, who replied, “I got one already, so I’m fine.”

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• Received praise and criticism for her resemblance to the Oscar statuette: Never mind that the Oscar statuette is actually a naked, hairless man. The gold statue comparisons continued all night long for Keibler. People said she was “channeling Oscar himself.” Celeb[expletive], true to its name, didn’t have as rosy of a view. “She’s trying to be the perfect Oscar-Date Barbie.” they wrote. “I felt bad that she felt the need to dress up like a damn Oscar statue in this gold Marchesa.”

• Tweeted about Clooney’s kissing abilities: In Crystal’s opening montage skit, he played the comatose wife of Clooney’s “Descendants” character, receiving a kiss on the lips from the dreamy star. Keibler made all of Twitter jealous with some braggy confirmation of Clooney’s lip-locking skills. “You’re right @BillyCrystal he is a good kisser,” she tweeted.

Access Hollywood reported that after the Oscars, Clooney and Keibler were headed to the actor’s home at Lake Como, Italy for, presumably, plenty of kissing.


View Photo Gallery: Highlights from the 84th Annual Academy Awards in Hollywood, Calif.

More on the Academy Awards:

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Academy Award winners 2012: Full list led by “The Artist.”

At the Governors Ball, Meryl Streep, Billy Crystal, Melissa McCarthy and more

Oscars 2012: The comprehensive Academy Awards recap

Oscars red carpet Q&A

Maura Judkis covers culture, food, and the arts for the Weekend section and Going Out Guide.

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