Famous Lounge Singers: Kanye at Hotel Griffou; Charice at the Darby

Photo: Patrick McMullan

At his manager’s birthday party at Hotel Griffou, Kanye West and pals dined on chef David Santos’s buffalo turkey wings (and drank pear rosemary juleps) in the restaurant’s private wine vault space. After the meal, Kanye serenaded the crowd with a freestyled interpretation of the classic birthday refrain. Meanwhile Charice Pempengco (who plays Rachel Berry’s Glee rival Sunshine Corazon) sang for his supper at the Darby, belting out Michael Buble’s “Sway” and the Jackson 5’s “I’ll Be There” to a full house at the restaurant. This week’s non-musical celebrity sightings straight ahead.

Crosby Street Hotel: Hilary Swank scored a corner banquette at the Crosby’s restaurant for lunch with a friend. [Page Six/NYP]
Hotel Griffou: For his manager’s birthday, Kanye West booked out the restaurant’s private wine cellar for the party with food catered by chef David Santos. [People]
Indochine: Kanye redux: Later in the week, Mr. West and Jessica Stam were not on a date at Indochine, merely enjoying a “chill dinner” with two friends. [People]
La Esquina: Making her rebound relationship ever more paparazzi friendly, Christina Aguilera stepped out for dinner as part of a night out in NYC with new boyfriend Matthew Rutler. [CelebrityGossip]
Pop Burger: Leonardo DiCaprio and Amar’e Stoudemire both ordered strawberry milkshakes. [Page Six/NYP]
Rice: Moby, Matt Dillon, and filmmaker Abel Ferrara got together for dinner. [Page Six/NYP]
Tea & Sympathy: Perhaps missing quintessentially English cuisine, Jason Statham and Rosie Huntington-Whiteley indulged in Brit fare. [JustJared]
The Darby: Glee’s Sunshine Corazon, Filipina singer-superstar Charice Pempengco, put on a surprise performance at the meatpacking supper club over the weekend. After two songs, she received a standing ovation. [Page Six/NYP]
The Stanton Social: Jessica Simpson knocked some drinks back at a table of twenty friends who included boyfriend Eric and her dad, Joe. The group’s order included copious margaritas, pineapple 75s, and basil-lime gimlets. [Page Six/NYP]