01:32 PM EDT 05/06/2013
Originally posted 01/31/2013 06:00AM
From New Girl to cover girl!
On Monday night, friends and guests of Zooey Deschanel celebrated the actress's Glamour cover at the new eatery RivaBella in West Hollywood.
In the restaurant's "wine cave" private dining room, guests enjoyed signature Bella Bellinis made with Belvedere vodka, housemade peach puree, peach bitters and Mionetto Prosecco.
Hosted by Cindi Leive, the magazine's editor-in-chief, the soiree featured dishes like roasted octopus salad with potatoes, Taggiasche olives and salsa verde, and beef tenderloin tagliata with arugula.
Originally posted 01/30/2013 05:00PM
The more, the merrier!
Steven Tyler and Vince Vaughn stepped out separately at Sunset Marquis's Bar 1200 in West Hollywood on Monday night.
Both stars arrived around 10 p.m. – and didn't seem to see each another, an onlooker tells PEOPLE.
"Steven was there with a group of guys and girls," the source adds. "There was a birthday going on. He was posing with his friends for photos. They were laughing and having a great time."
Meanwhile, Vaughn kept a low profile with a few male friends.
Originally posted 01/30/2013 06:00AM
Charlize Theron shared dinner with a girlfriend at Tortilla Republic in West Hollywood on Monday.
Wearing a black blouse, blue jeans and high heels – while sporting her new short dark hair style – the Snow White and the Huntsman actress and her friend ordered up huarache hongos flatbread, housemade guacamole and jalapeño Margaritas.
Theron – who is mom to son Jackson – seemed to be enjoying her down time.
"She was relaxed and in a good mood," an onlooker tells PEOPLE.
– Jennifer Garcia
Originally posted 01/25/2013 06:50PM
Katy Perry gambled the night away at The London West Hollywood hotel on Thursday evening – but it was all in good fun.
The pop star, 28, wearing a form fitting black Cavalli dress with sparkly purple accents – joked with fellow guests and table dealers on the rooftop as she played her way through several games of Blackjack and craps.
"I created the Popchips bag and I wanted [my dress] to fit with the bag," she told PEOPLE as she celebrated the launch of her new flavor: Katy's Kettle Corn. "That's kind of what I do! I always want to add more sparkles to everything I do."
– Melody Chiu
Originally posted 01/21/2013 08:00AM
Mandy Moore and Minka Kelly are ladies who brunch.
Joined by another female friend, the pair stepped out for brunch at BLD in West Hollywood on Saturday.
"They were very low-key and sat in the center of the restaurant, pretty much unnoticed by fellow diners," an onlooker tells PEOPLE.
Both of the famous friends were dressed down – Moore wore her hair in a bun and a gray V-neck T-shirt, while Minka sported a cozy gray sweater with her hair down in waves – and "didn't have a stitch of makeup on," the source adds.
While deep in conversation, Moore sipped on iced tea while the table shared granola, fruit, sandwiches and salads.
– Melody Chiu
Originally posted 01/17/2013 02:00PM
Leonardo DiCaprio may have lost the Golden Globe for his role in Django Unchained, but that didn't stop the actor from enjoying himself a few nights later.
Alongside best friend Lukas Haas, DiCaprio visited West Hollywood hot spot Bootsy Bellows on Tuesday night.
Donning a newsboy hat, DiCaprio mingled with club promoters, while Haas did "his own thing," an onlooker tells PEOPLE. "Leo hung back and sat on top of the banquette. He was getting a ton of attention from the ladies."
The usually quiet DiCaprio was "upbeat" and "even danced and clapped along" as music from Jay-Z and Kanye West played. And when the actor was approached by other clubgoers, he was "very gracious and chatted with them for a few minutes," the source adds.
Once the lights came on, the two friends reconvened to figure out their plans for the rest of the night.
Originally posted 01/15/2013 09:00AM
Sean Lowe, you've got competition in the rose-giving department!
After Sunday's Golden Globes, West Hollywood's Soho House hosted a private afterparty, where co-hosts Tina Fey and Amy Poehler celebrated being the first female duo to ever host a major awards show.
Around midnight, the party began to move from the main bar to the outside bar. There, Robert Pattinson "held court and joked around with Tina Fey," an onlooker tells PEOPLE. "He presented her with a red rose."
Originally posted 01/14/2013 09:00AM
Krysten Ritter got into the Golden Globes spirit a little early.
The Don't Trust the B---- star made her way to Nine Zero One salon in West Hollywood for some VIP hair and beauty treatment before heading to a chic pre-Globes event on Saturday.
Starting with her hair at the shop's Colgate Optic White Beauty Bar, co-sponsored by Joico, the actress opted for a "braided up-do to show off her gown that evening," an onlooker tells PEOPLE. "After seeing a photo of her good friend Nina Dobrev, Krysten asked for a copycat look."
When it came time for beauty, Ritter went for something much more subtle, requesting a look that was "au naturel," the observer says.
Ritter, who the source says "was in a really good mood and excited about the night," chatted with a fellow salon-goer about surfing and snowboarding.
Originally posted 12/21/2012 03:00PM
Alyssa Milano's husband wanted to give her the prom she never had – and boy, did he deliver.
For the actress's 40th birthday, her hubby David Bugliari and best friend Alaa Khaled threw her a '90s prom-themed surprise party at the London Hotel in West Hollywood. About 200 friends and family members showed up, including Milano's parents, who were celebrating their 44th wedding anniversary that evening – and used their made-up celebratory dinner plans as a way to get the actress to the hotel.
"When Alyssa walked into the ballroom, she fell to the ground in utter shock," Khaled tells PEOPLE.
Celebrity event planner Nicole Hirsty, of Cobalt Events, helped design the party, which featured a theme ("Starry Night"), passed snacks like sliders, French fries and onion rings, and a taco bar. For dessert, guests were treated to cake pops, macarons, custom cookies and, of course, birthday cake.
Once Milano got over her initial shock, she was whisked to a room where she got to pick from some '90s prom dresses selected by Roemehl Hawkins, the costume designer on her upcoming show, Mistresses. She (and the rest of her guests) received corsages from Butterfly Florals, as well.
During the party, guests snapped pics in a photo booth from Bearded Babushka, and danced to '80s and '90s tunes spun by DJ Vicious Lee. But for as much fun as the partygoers had, it was Milano who had the best time of all.
"Seeing the look of surprise and excitement on her face was a moment I'll never forget," Bugliari says proudly. – Julie Jordan
Originally posted 12/20/2012 06:00AM
Oh, what a night!
New mom Nicole "Snooki" Polizzi enjoyed a night out without baby Lorenzo Tuesday, linking up with Jersey Shore costar Deena Cortese to toast the end of their show at West Hollywood hotspot Bootsy Bellows. But the ladies had some random company, in the form of Real Housewives of Beverly Hills star Kyle Richards and her friend, Faye Resnick.
The foursome – there with a few other pals – arrived around 11:50 p.m. and went to the club's VIP room before hitting the dance floor – hard. The group busted moves to songs like James Brown's "Get Up (I Feel Like Being a) Sex Machine" and Jackson 5's "I Want You Back" while sipping vodka cocktails (Richards abstained from alcohol).
Once Cortese spotted club owner David Arquette, she told him, "You need to take a picture with the two meatballs. You're the sausage!" So the actor obliged, posing for a shot with Cortese and Polizzi, later seeking them out to entertain them with his Keith Richards marionette.
Resnick and Richards left around 12:30 a.m., at which time Dancing with the Stars pro Derek Hough came over to the Jersey Shore stars to say hello – just as Cortese took a tumble backward and broke a few glasses at her table.
At 1 a.m., Cortese and Polizzi left the VIP room and headed for the main part of the club to enjoy some house music, and ran into Glee star Amber Riley, who joined them at a table for a bit.
Meanwhile, Julianne Hough arrived around 1:15 a.m. (sans boyfriend Ryan Seacrest) and immediately hit the dance floor, grooving to the Spice Girls's "Wannabe" and AC/DC's "Back in Black." But when the DJ spun Dion's classic "Runaround Sue," Derek joined Julianne on the dance floor and the two broke out into a full-on choreographed routine. The dance floor cleared as people cheered them on – especially when Derek fell into the splits (more than once!). Julianne left not long after, around 1:40 a.m., and Cortese and Polizzi slipped out a few minutes (and cocktails) later. – Jennifer Garcia
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