Caught in the Act!

Caught in the Act!
Jessica Simpson and Eric Johnson

11/10/2010 AT 06:00 AM EST

Jessica Simpson and boyfriend Eric Johnson shared a romantic brunch together at P.O.V., the rooftop bar at the W Hotel in Washington, D.C. The two started their meal sitting across from each other – until "he came over and sat next to her later on," an onlooker says. "They were very cute." Simpson, meanwhile, sipped on a bellini as they enjoyed a view of the White House with their meal.

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Natalie Portman celebrated a friend's birthday at the Bazaar in Hollywood along with seven pals. After dinner, the group enjoyed desserts at Patisserie, finishing off their evening at a corner table in the bar. "It was a fun, girls-only dinner," an onlooker says.

Robert Downey Jr. headed to Paris for a romantic weekend with his wife, Susan. On the couple's itinerary: an early morning stop by the Grand Palais, where they scoped out the Monet retrospective, before dashing back to London via the Eurostar train.

James Van Der Beek, looking like a "hot English professor," according to an onlooker who spotted him in a brown corduroy coat and thick-framed glasses as he shopped for groceries at a Trader Joe's in Hollywood. The new dad was disappointed when he couldn't find his favorite pizza, even going back to double check the section while a pal stood in the check out line.


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