Jake Gyllenhaal knows a good cause when he sees one.
The End of Watch actor was honored Monday night at FIJI Water's New Eyes for the Needy 80th Anniversary dinner, held at Colicchio & Sons in New York, for his work with the organization.
"Jake, who brought his mom as his date, talked at length to the small room – and he didn't even have to give a speech! – he shared some personal stories from childhood," an onlooker tells PEOPLE.
Beyoncé Knowles and Jay-Z didn't stay out long during a recent date night in New York City – but they certainly made use of their limited time out!
Stopping by Bagatelle for about 30 minutes to celebrate rapper pal and former rival Nas's latest album, Life Is Good, during the debut of the Moet Rose Lounge 2012 series, the new parents arrived just before midnight.
"They made their way through the packed restaurant to the VIP section," a partygoer tells PEOPLE. "The guys chatted away and enjoyed laughs, while Beyoncé danced to [the honoree's] forthcoming album."
Upon leaving the 200-person party, the A-list pair exited through a side entrance.
– Carlos Greer
When Jay-Z took the stage with Kanye West in Paris, he had the support of his No. 1 fan: wife Beyoncé.
The new mom, 30, joined by pals Gwyneth Paltrow and Kelly Rowland, looked on from the VIP section of the Palais Omnisports de Paris-Bercy as the two rappers rocked through a three-hour set list Friday. Justin Bieber also attended the show, which included a 50-plus-minute remix of hit "N----- in Paris."
Not singing along: West's girlfriend, Kim Kardashian, who didn't make it out to the first of three sold-out Watch the Throne tour stops in the City of Lights. Also missing: Jay-Z's other No. 1 fan, baby Blue Ivy Carter, nearly 5 months, who presumably stayed back at the hotel.
What started as a guys night out recently for Jay-Z, Jake Gyllenhaal, Pharrell Williams and some other male pals, was soon interrupted by Beyoncé Knowles's mom Tina and sister Solange.
But that didn't seem to be a problem. The gang, who partied at the D'usse Cognac Launch party at The Top of the Standard in New York City, seemed in great spirits, hanging out in a roped-off section, watching the Knicks basketball game on TV.
"They were very cheerful, laughing and enjoying the game," an onlooker tells PEOPLE. "Several partygoers tried to steal pics."
Robin Thicke had some famous friends by his side as he celebrated his 35th birthday party at Catch in New York City. The R&B star and wife Paula Patton were joined by Beyoncé and Jay-Z at the soiree.
It was a super-private bash, with only about 20 guests attending. Thicke and his friends were blocked off by security guards, as he didn't rent out the whole venue, and they all enjoyed Armand de Brignac. He did, however, treat fellow diners at the hip restaurant to some tunes, playing deejay for the whole dining room from his iPod.
One VIP-only experience, courtesy new mom Beyoncé? The singer showed off pictures of daughter Blue Ivy during the three-hour dinner party.
– Jennifer Garcia
Beyoncé and Blue Ivy are ladies who lunch!
The singer took her daughter, born Jan. 7, out to eat in New York City's West Village on Saturday.
Dressed down in an over-sized navy jacket, black hat and shades, the singer, 30, kept her newborn bundled up and out of view of photographers.
The casual attire is a change for the new mom, whose first appearances since giving birth were remarkably chic.
Celebrating the relaunch of his 40/40 club in New York City, new dad Jay-Z arrived around 11 p.m., taking ample time to greet friends and fans. Despite early rumors, Beyoncé, who gave birth to Blue Ivy Jan. 7, was a no-show. Also likely home with her child: Alicia Keys. Her husband Swizz Beats arrived solo to check out the overhauled space and was spotted chatting with Jay-Z in the security-blocked VIP section. B was there in spirit though. The deejay spun blocks of her music, as well as tunes by Michael and Janet Jackson and Britney Spears. CC Sabitha, Fabolous, Ashanti, Mob Wives star Renee Graziano and model Selita Ebanks were also all attendance. Jay-Z left close to 2 a.m. – but not before he had a fun moment with Warren Buffett.
– Carlos Greer
Mom-to-be Beyoncé held court with husband Jay-Z at New York club W.I.P. Work in Progress. The rapper was sipping on Voli vodka drinks – but Beyoncé kept busy on the dance floor. Even though she wasn't drinking, the pop star was still having a ball, a source says. She and Jay-Z danced together to tunes spun by Q-Tip, who was deejaying for the night. Says the source: "Everyone seemed to be having a blast."
While hubby Jay-Z is busy working on his Watch the Throne show with Kanye West, Beyoncé spent her time shopping in Vancouver. The pregnant pop star and her entourage arrived at upscale department store Holt Renfrew where they were met with more security, who ensured fellow shoppers didn't snap photos or harass Beyoncé. She, meanwhile, stopped at several cosmetics counters, then made her way to the fragrance department. Despite the security, Beyoné went relatively unnoticed, a source says. "She looked so comfortable and quite pretty," the source tells us, adding that she was "super friendly" with the staff. – Christine Kilpatrick
Jay-Z may have been in Sin City for his Watch the Throne tour with Kanye West, but the rapper also made plenty of time for his pregnant wife – and partying with his fans: On Saturday, Beyoncé and her hubby attended the early performance of Cirque du Soleil's show, Michael Jackson: The Immortal World Tour, at the Mandalay Bay Events Center. Afterward, the couple ventured backstage to meet some of the show's 64 artists. Later in the night, Jay-Z headed to Tao with his guy friends. And his arrival was heralded by a six-piece marching band – led by a little person – which traveled through the crowd of clubgoers to greet him at his VIP table. The champagne flowed all night, and before leaving at 3 a.m., Jay-Z hopped into the deejay booth to thank his fans and DJ Ross One for the fun night.
– Mark Gray
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