11/17/2010 at 04:00 PM EST
A bespectacled Jennifer Aniston
joined three girlfriends for dinner at Ty Lounge in New York City's Four Seasons Hotel. The actress, who nibbled on wild salmon and sipped Grey Goose vodka with limejuice, repeatedly broke into laughter as the night went on. "The ladies seemed to be having a really good time together," a witness tells PEOPLE.
also lunched with some ladies – including her little lady, 5-year-old daughter Daisy
– at New York's Serendipity 3. Ryan, who turns 49 on Nov. 19, was having an early birthday celebration, and enjoyed black bean soup and the signature Frrrozen Hot Chocolate while chatting with her friends.
star Jessica Szohr
surrounded herself with pals recently at Hemingway's Lounge in Hollywood. "She was laughing and telling stories and knocking back a few cocktails," a witness tells PEOPLE. "She looked beautiful and wasn't in the mood to hide it."
It was a meeting of the funny minds when Ben Stiller
, Judd Apatow
and Jim Carrey
came together for dinner at New York's Rouge Tomate, where they sampled items from the raw fish menu. Carrey, who has been filming Mr. Popper's Penguins
in the Big Apple, came straight from set still dressed in his tux.
Man on a Ledge
costars Kyra Sedgwick
and Elizabeth Banks
took five from filming recently, kicking back with cocktails and wine at the Living Room lounge in the W Times Square.
By JENNIFER GARCIA, CARLOS GREER, LIZ MCNEIL, LESLEY MESSER and MARY S. PARK