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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.

Billy’s 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 fêted at a fund-raiser lunch, but dined solo after the event’s conclusion on steak with sides of mash and steamed broccoli. [NYDN]
John’s Pizzeria: Perhaps in preparation for that coming-of-age strip-club visit, Zac Efron fortified his stomach with John’s classic pizza. [JustJaredJr.]
Macao Trading Co.: Beyoncé and Jay-Z stepped out for another late-night dinner date. [Page Six/NYP]
Monster Sushi: Because she’s — tragically — not filming Jersey Shore’s 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 restaurant’s private wine cellars. Surprisingly, given his current form, Kanye didn’t tweet about it. [Page Six/NYP]
Prime KO: Miami Heat forward Chris Bosh joined the party at tailor Domenico Vacca’s birthday meal. [NYDN]
Rabbit in the Moon: Directors Oliver Stone and Terry George joked with Rabbit’s 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 restaurant’s signature dish, not an odd food craving courtesy of Alicia’s pregnancy. [People]

Obama Works the Room at The Four Seasons; A-Rod and Cameron Diaz Are Still (Kind