August 1, 2006

Okay, things were just on fire in the starlet department, like, yo, like real stars?!

Nelly Furtado was seen at Asia de Cuba, and Lauryn Hill was at the Redwood Room. Then we have Lionel Richie who played a private party at the Clift Hotel for a birthday, and Nicole Richie was there, but left to go to a private party at the W hotel. Gillian Anderson was also seen at the Clift a couple weeks ago. But this one made me laugh the hardest: Hulk Hogan and his daughter were totally mobbed by paparazzi and fans in front of the Clift Hotel last week. I know, really.

LL Cool J was also seen being mobbed by paparazzi near Union Square a couple of weeks back near the Cheesecake Factory.

Some Todd chefs have been bopping around town, including Todd Humphries at A16, and Todd English was seen at the Grand Cafe having drinks.

I know this isn't a restaurant, but what the hell: Sarah Jessica Parker and Matthew Broderick were at the Red Devil Lounge last week to see Animotion, and Jurassic 5 showed up after their show at the Fillmore Saturday night at Temple's GenArt event.

Since I'm on a roll with breaking my own starlet rules, I thought I'd include this one too. I told myself I would never include Gavin sightings in this column, but this one was too good to pass up: Gavin Newsom reportedly got a wee bit tipsy at Liverpool Lil's (he wouldn't be the first) and was playing the accordion, and then went around to different tables jokingly asking for donations for his musical abilities. (That is pretty damned funny.)