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Caught in the Act!

07/01/2008 at 06:00 AM EDT

Caught in the Act!
America Ferrera
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America Ferrera, lunching with a male friend at a corner table inside New York's the Coffee Shop in Union Square. The Ugly Betty star will soon be calling the Big Apple home: Production on her hit show has relocated to the city for the third season.

• New mom Jessica Alba, browsing at Anat B in Beverly Hills. According to a source, the actress wasn't quite ready to try on too many things. But Alba did leave with one item, a white belted jacket with a wide white belt and ruching at the sides.

Audrina Patridge, posing for a photo with David Archuleta at Katana in West Hollywood. The Hills star was dining at the Japanese eatery – and so was the young Idol runner-up, who ate specialties from the sushi bar and kitchen with about 20 people, including fellow Idol stars Brooke White, Kristy Lee Cook and Syesha Mercado. A source tells us that the Idol crew loves to eat at Katana before heading out on their annual summer tour.

Charlize Theron, sharing dinner with her mother at Dakota inside the Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel. The actress ordered wine with her steak dinner – and even took leftovers with her.

Chace Crawford may have skipped his pal Ed Westwick's bash in Las Vegas – but the Gossip Girlhottie didn't miss a minute during a birthday party for his manager, Eric Podwall. At the bash – held on the roof and inside the Motley Bird Nest, an energy drink company in L.A. – Crawford politely greeted the female admirers who immediately flocked to him. The actor was the hit of the party, but reserved his attention for one girl in particular who sported a tuxedo-style white and black dress. The two shared a drink, private conversation and even their phone numbers, an onlooker reports. At one point, she even stole the baseball cap off his head and wore it –though Crawford didn't seem to mind.

• Meanwhile, Podwall's bash was a who's who of young Hollywood: Adam Brody sipped an energy drank and chatted with Jamie-Lynn Sigler. And Brody Jenner didn't stray too far from pal Frankie Delgado. Also there: Rumer Willis, who arrived late but made up for it by chatting with plenty of party guests, including Desperate Housewives' Shawn Pyfrom.

Also Spotted ... In Chicago

• Hometown favorite Jeremy Piven, hosting a Grey Goose-sponsored fund-raiser for his mother's Piven Theatre Workshop at Chicago's Rockit Bar & Grill. ... Michelle Williams (of Destiny's Child), dancing all night at Manor Nightclub.

• By SHRUTI DHALWALA, JENNIFER GARCIA, LESLEY MESSER and EMMET SULLIVAN

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