Star Sightings: October 24, 2008

Thursday night October 23, in NYC -- At the Grand Opening of the Lucky Strike Lanes in New York… designer Richie Rich said he is totally over the election and wants it to be over… model Beverly Johnson said she is “an election junkie” and it’s Obama all the way for her.

And in LA — Celebrities including Shannen Doherty, Nicky Hilton, Amy Smart, Molly Sims, Minnie Driver, Jamie-Lynn Sigler, Rex Lee of “Entourage,” and former Britney BFF Alli Sims viewed the newest collections from vintage-inspired luxury fine jewelry line JULES SMITH, edgy footwear “shoe-elry” line UES, Upper Echelon Shoes and BLAINE, a new cashmere knitwear collection by Blaine Zuckerman.

Wednesday, October 22, in NYC -- Kate Bosworth was dying to meet writer Salman Rushdie while “Lipstick Jungle” ladies Lindsay Price and Kim Raver were rocking out to fedora-loving Grammy award-winner Ne-Yo at Vacheron Constantin’s launch party for the new Quai de l’Ile watches — the first ever watch that is customizable and impossible to counterfeit.

Meanwhile, at Denise Rich’s Gabrielle’s Gala at Cipriani Wall Street, which helped to raise awareness and funds for cancer research, Ashanti, Akon, Chanel Iman, & Clive Davis were all hanging out at the same table and later got up to dance when legends Patti LaBelle and Gladys Knight took to the stage, alongside Olympic gymnastics gold medalist Nastia.

The Duchess of York, Sarah Ferguson, signing The Twenty Twelve Bag by My Bag Cares with “Big Kisses heart Sarah the Duchess of York 2008.”

Olivia Palermo, the NYC socialite star of the new MTV show “The City,” and Katie Lee Joel spotted at a shopping preview of The Retail Collection at The Plaza benefiting the CFDA’s Fashion Targets Breast Cancer.

And in LA -- At the LA Food Show Grill & Bar Grand Opening Preview in Beverly Hills Joan Collins, Kathy and Rick Hilton, Buzz Aldrin, and Steve Schirripa hung out. Annette Bening reporting for jury duty at Stanley Mosk Courthouse in Downtown LA.

Tuesday, October 21, in NYC – “HSM3” Stars Zac Efron, Vanessa Hudgens and Ashley Tisdale shivering as they did interviews on the red carpet at the Us Weekly Hot Hollywood. Also at the party: fashionista Stacy London decked out in a fabulous red dress socializing and all the girls dying over hottie Gavin Rossdale. “Gwen Stefani is a smart woman!” one girl exclaimed.

Monday, October 20 in NYC — At God’s Love We Deliver Golden Heart Awards Dinner at the Frank Gehry building Mayor Bloomberg, Martha Stewart, Anna Wintour, Vera Wang, Tommy Hilfiger, Donna Karan, Calvin Klein, and Lynda Carter (amongst others) attended to honor “candle-king” Harry Slatkin, President of Limited Brands, Home Design for his philanthropic efforts.

Meanwhile in Vegas -- Olympic gold medalist Michael Phelps partied at Sin City hotspot Prive Las Vegas with a brunette lady friend and five pals… Phelps was getting affectionate with his brunette friend throughout the evening…

And in LA -- Milla Jovovich and her husband Paul Anderson seen hiking at Fryman Canyon, in the Studio City area.


Other Random Sightings:

In NYC:  Eric Mabius, Andrew McCarthy, Jane Krakowski and Matthew Settle chatting each other u p about the elections at Condé Nast Traveler’s Reader’s Choice Awards at the New York Public Library. Lynne Spears checking out “13: The Musical” on Broadway with two of her girlfriends. A flannel-wearing Jimmy Fallon at 30 Rockefeller Center shooting his new talk show.

And in LA:  Ben Weber, who played Skipper on “SATC” (one of Miranda’s scorned exes) at a Starbucks near Universal City enjoying a yogurt parfait. Dax Shepard with a table of friends at Katsu-ya in Studio City. Brian Austin Green at Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf in Toluca Lake. Jason Priestly buying sausage at Whole Foods in Studio City.

At the T-Mobile G1 launch party at Siren Studios in Hollywood — Christina Milian arriving late, Nick Cannon sans Mariah, but behind the DJ booth, Ryan Eggold of “90210” trying out his moves on the dance floor. Mischa Barton rocking out to The Raconteurs, before giving up and going to hang out in the back. Brittany Snow holding court at a private booth at the back of the party.

At the after-party for the premiere of “Zack and Miri Make a Porno” at the Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel, “Entourage” star Rex Lee sipped on a Rose’s Mojito Cocktail.

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