Obama Works the Room at The Four Seasons; A-Rod and Cameron Diaz Are Still (Kind Of) on the DL at the Lion

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President Obama had a busy Wednesday in the city this week, which began with a taping of his appearance on The View. After an intense interrogation by Elisabeth Hasselbeck, the president sought a safe space at The Four Seasons Restaurant. Anna Wintour continued the fund-raising fun at a dinner in her West Village townhouse, where the $30,000 seats were filled by VIPs like Harvey Weinstein and Andre Balazs. On the previous evening, another big group of celebs gathered at a table at the Lion; this star-studded crowd included Lucy Liu, Mick Jagger, and Lenny Kravitz as well as Alex Rodriguez and Cameron Diaz, who aren't letting the lack of an official confirmation slow their relationship down. But still they play coy (who are they fooling?): Cameron left early, and alone.

Billys Bakery: Penn Badgley snacked on a red-velvet cupcake (and skim milk) while waiting for a dozen cupcakes to go. Treats for his Gossip Girl castmates, perhaps? [People]
Cafeteria: After a performance in In the Heights, Corbin Bleu got together with his HSM co-star Zac Efron and other friends for a meal and some mojitos. [People]
Dos Caminos: Jessica Simpson and her new boyfriend Eric Johnson hugged it out for the cameras after a romantic meal. [Bauer Griffin]
Four Seasons Restaurant: A power lunch indeed: President Obama was fted at a fund-raiser lunch, but dined solo after the events conclusion on steak with sides of mash and steamed broccoli. [NYDN]
Johns Pizzeria: Perhaps in preparation for that coming-of-age strip-club visit, Zac Efron fortified his stomach with Johns classic pizza. [JustJaredJr.]
Macao Trading Co.: Beyonc and Jay-Z stepped out for another late-night dinner date. [Page Six/NYP]
Monster Sushi: Because shes tragically not filming Jersey Shores third season in Seaside Heights, Angelina Trashbags Pivarnick was free, and in the city, for a sushi lunch with her boyfriend. [Grub Street]
Philippe: Kanye West and friends had dinner in one of the restaurants private wine cellars. Surprisingly, given his current form, Kanye didnt tweet about it. [Page Six/NYP]
Prime KO: Miami Heat forward Chris Bosh joined the party at tailor Domenico Vaccas birthday meal. [NYDN]
Rabbit in the Moon: Directors Oliver Stone and Terry George joked with Rabbits owner Rocco Ancarola during their meal, re-creating a scene from Stone's Wall Street. [Page Six/NYP]
Sofrito: Sean Combs dined out on Puerto Rican cuisine with an impressive entourage of 40 people. [Page Six/NYP]
The Lion: Among the many celebrity diners (big names included Mick Jagger, Lucy Liu, and Lenny Kravitz) at a single table, Alex Rodriguez and Cameron Diaz kept their relationship not quite public Cameron left alone. [Page Six/NYP]
Via Dei Mille: Alicia Keys and her fiancé Swizz Beatz shared a dinner of spaghetti with peppers, cheese, and pears. And that combo is the restaurants signature dish, not an odd food craving courtesy of Alicias pregnancy. [People]