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Reese Witherspoon & Jim Toth Make It a Date with Kate Hudson & Matt Bellamy | Reese Witherspoon

Reese Witherspoon & Jim Toth Make It a Date with Kate Hudson & Matt Bellamy

Originally posted 05/01/2012 06:00AM

Skipping the parties preceding the White House Correspondents' Dinner, Reese Witherspoon and hubby Jim Toth opted instead for a double date with some famous pals!

Joined by Kate Hudson and fiancé Matt Bellamy, along with Sports Illustrated swimsuit cover model Kate Upton and a talent agent, the party of six dined at Café Milano in Georgetown on Friday night for three hours.

"They seemed to be having lots of fun," an onlooker tells PEOPLE, adding that Witherspoon laughed throughout the meal and appeared to be in great spirits, while displaying her baby bump in a black dress.

On the menu for the pregnant actress? Fresh baby artichoke, salad in a lemon vinaigrette and spinach fettuccine with veal Bolognese sauce.
– Helin Jung

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Minka Kelly Knocks Back Oysters – and Pays for a Soldier's Meal! | Minka Kelly

Minka Kelly Knocks Back Oysters – and Pays for a Soldier's Meal!

Originally posted 04/27/2012 05:55AM

Minka Kelly was feeling fishy on Wednesday night when she popped into Pearl Dive Oyster Palace for dinner with two friends in Washington, D.C.

Tipping back a dozen raw oysters, the actress gave her pals a hands-on demonstration of how to slurp down the delicacies, in between munching on blue crab cakes and Kentucky Derby pie.

"She [seemed] very happy," an onlooker tells PEOPLE. "[The group] was all laughing with each other. Minka was very sweet, at ease and casual. She [seemed] really fun."

Kelly was in such a good mood that when she was approached by a fan who was being deployed to Afghanistan the next day, she ended up paying for his meal.
– Helin Jung

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Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie Fête Her Film in D.C. – with Obama's Staff! | Angelina Jolie, Brad Pitt

Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie Fête Her Film in D.C. – with Obama's Staff!

Originally posted 01/11/2012 01:30PM

Following the Washington, D.C., premiere of her new film, In the Land of Blood and Honey, Angelina Jolie joined partner Brad Pitt for a celebratory dinner at Charlie Palmer Steak.

The couple – joined by 12 others, including President Obama's senior advisor Valerie Jarrett – opted for Palmer's $35.12 prix fixe Restaurant Week menu, and started with chopped salads of romaine, endive, goat cheese, bacon, cranberry and red wine vinegar. For entrées, Pitt chose the coulotte steak with sweet potato purée and braised greens, while Jolie savored the roasted chicken breast with buttered new potatoes and marjoram jus. Pitt, who was recently injured during a fall, indulged in the dark chocolate pavé with milk chocolate ice cream for dessert, while Jolie passed on the sweets.

According to an onlooker, the party of 14 stayed at the restaurant for two hours, and was "extremely pleasant and gracious to both fans and the staff." – Helin Jung and Sandra Sobieraj Westfall

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Justin & Selena Break for Dinner During Hectic D.C. Visit | Justin Bieber, Selena Gomez

Justin & Selena Break for Dinner During Hectic D.C. Visit

Originally posted 12/13/2011 05:55AM

Now that's a busy day! Justin Bieber and Selena Gomez slowed down for a leisurely dinner with friends at Bourbon Steak restaurant inside Washington D.C.'s Four Seasons Hotel. The couple, who just returned from Mexico, shared roasted organic chicken, black truffle mac and cheese and roasted baby eggplant with their friends. But they showed up a bit late for their reservation and had to wait for their table to be ready. During his D.C. trip, the pop star also visited the Children's National Medical Center, rehearsed for an upcoming TV special and squeezed in a hockey game with friends. – Helin Jung

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Kris Humphries Tackles Tough Topics in D.C. | Kris Humphries

Kris Humphries Tackles Tough Topics in D.C.

Originally posted 12/05/2011 05:55AM

Kris Humphries may be in the midst of an annulment, but the NBA player stepped away from the drama, taking mom Debra to the "Building a Healthier Future" conference in Washington, D.C. "He and his mom loved being there," a source with the conference tells PEOPLE. "He was really proud to share the experience with her." Humphries, who has his own foundation committed to fighting childhood obesity, was there to educate himself on the issue. Wearing a business suit, the basketballer shook hands, signed autographs and even posed for photos with other conference-goers. "The grown women in the ballroom were [like] little teenagers at a concert," the source jokes. – Jennifer Garcia


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