More powerful than a thousand Kim Kardashian Katsuya sightings, First Lady Michelle Obama came to L.A. this week to advocate for an affordable, healthy market in Inglewood. “Thousands of families will be able to buy fresh fruit right in their own community,” she told ABC, “and it sounds like a very simple thing, but there are too many communities that don’t have this kind of privilege.” We don’t know what she ate while in town, but we’re going to guess it was some kind of raw, super-foody mung bean extract that endows users with super-human strength, as she used those sexy shoulders to whoop Ellen’s butt in a push-up contest. Elsewhere, John Lithgow ate at Hatfield’s (psychotically, in women’s garb, we imagine) with Sacha Baron Cohen dining (hilariously in a green Speedo, we imagine), Glenn Close took family friend Rumer WIllis out for a bite, and Taylor Lautner did some method acting, tearing into a rare steak with his canines in Santa Monica. For all this, and more celebrity dining news, see below.
Fig & Olive: Drew Barrymore and three friends had dinner on Wednesday. [GS]
Hatfield’s: John Lithgow and Sacha Baron Cohen were both spotted here last over the weekend, dining separately in corner booths. [GS]
Kate Mantilini: According to reps, everyone from Diane Lane and Josh Brolin, John Ham, Gerard Butler, Robert Townsend, Fergie, tiny Verne Troyer, not-so-tiny Tiny Lister, Vanna White, Paul Stanley, Mel Brooks, William Hurt, and John Landis were reported spotted here on separate visits this week. Whew. [GS]
Locanda del Lago: Taylor Lautner threatened his perfect abs with a rare steak. [GS]