L.A.'s Hyde Lounge is a star-gazer's dream. Alas, for non-VIPs it's likely to remain only that—a dream. The ultraexclusive club (capacity: less than 100) owned by SBE Entertainment's Sam Nazarian and Brent Bolthouse has recently emerged as the spot for the A-list to let loose. Recent evenings of celeb fun:
FRIDAY, JUNE 2
Ladies' man JARED LETO chats up JESSICA SIMPSON and scores her digits before closing....
THURSDAY, JUNE 29
MISCHA BARTON cheers on an air-guitar performance from beau CISCO ADLER, who's jamming to the Kinks' "You Really Got Me," atop their table....
FRIDAY, JUNE 30
JESSICA ALBA snuggles up to boyfriend CASH WARREN at their reserved booth....
SATURDAY, JULY 8
Karaoke-loving LINDSAY LOHAN belts out Journey's "Any Way You Want It," as NICKY HILTON giggles in boyfriend KEVIN CONNOLLY's lap....
His daughter Violet was otherwise engaged, but BEN AFFLECK got the next best thing on July 7—a visit from MATT DAMON and his baby daughter Isabella on the Quincy, Mass., set of the thriller (and Affleck directorial debut) Gone, Baby, Gone.
On July 5, NICK LACHEY and main squeeze VANESSA MINNILLO ducked into New York City sports bar Third and Long to see the France vs. Portugal World Cup match.
B-day PDA: Tom cruise spent his 44th birthday watching Cirque du Soleil's LOVE in Vegas with Katie holmes. "In the finale, 'All You Need Is Love' was playing, and he leaned in to kiss her," says an onlooker. Later that week they headed to Telluride, Colo., for a family vacation.