Caught in the Act!
07/29/2011 AT 06:00 AM EDT
Enjoying the summer weather, Zac Efron joined two friends for a three-hour meal on the patio at Chicago's Tavern on Rush. The actor kept a low profile, but indulged starstruck fans by signing autographs and posing for photos.
Fresh off a visit to Comic-Con, Charlize Theron met a male friend for lunch at AGO Restaurant in West Hollywood. The Snow White and the Huntsman star, dressed in a summery floral dress and wearing a ponytail and little makeup, cracked up when she received a jar of what looked like peanut butter from her pal.
Days after a shopping trip with her new beau, Drew Barrymore hit up Papaya King in Hollywood with a friend. The actress bought a medium Coca-Cola and a classic hot dog with yellow mustard and raw onions, then grabbed a spot on the curb before eating up.
Following a night out at a Lia Sophia party with Nicky Hilton, Ashlee Simpson engaged in some solo retail therapy recently at Blumera in West Hollywood. The newly single starlet picked up a black Delia shoulder bag and Norina python clutch while chatting about fashion with the staff and designer Mehera Blum.
By REAGAN ALEXANDER, JENNIFER GARCIA, KIMBERLY PEIFFER and DAHVI SHIRA