06:05 PM EDT 08/23/2014
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
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
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
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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