Inside Line is reporting that several big-name Hollywood stars are expected to drive their Tesla Roadsters to this Sunday's Academy Awards. Among the names mentioned are George Clooney, Leonardo DiCaprio, Matt Damon and Brad Pitt, who is up for best actor in a leading role in The Curious Case of Benjamin Button.

Tesla would neither confirm or deny the news because of customer privacy concerns. However, spokesperson Rachel Conrad offered this to Inside Line via email: "Many of our high-profile customers have been very outspoken advocates for Tesla — and, as you can imagine, we certainly would never stop them from raving about their cars! So although we don't actually disclose who our customers are, I can say that all of the people you mention here have been huge advocates."

Suddenly the Oscars seem more interesting this year.