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Reality-TV-Star Overload: Celeb Apprentice Cast at Famiglia, RHONJ at Planet Hollywood

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It might have been a slow week when it comes to “legitimate” celebrities dining out in NYC, but we can always rely on reality stars making an appearance, if not a scene, for the cameras. Donald Trump’s motley crew of would-be apprentices hawked pizza at Famiglia’s in the Village for their first task, where the ladies’ team (whose members include La Toya Jackson, Niki Taylor, and RHOA’s NeNe Leakes) supposedly charged $1000 a slice. Meanwhile, Nene’s fellow housewives from New Jersey were at Planet Hollywood for an event celebrating their roles in the cast of My Big Gay Italian Wedding. The rest of this week’s sightings straight ahead.

BondSt: Claire Danes, Hugh Dancy, Mamie Gummer, and friends enjoyed sushi and saketinis. [People]
Cipriani: Though it was just one of her many 30th-birthday parties, Kim Kardashian celebrated in NYC with a dinner at Cipriani’s original location. [Zimbio]
Cipriani Wall Street: Penn Badgley gossiped indeed while at Cipriani for dinner — telling a reporter that he (and girlfriend Blake Lively) aren’t friends with co-stars Ed Westwick and Jessica Szohr. [Page Six/NYP]
Famiglia: The first task for the new season of Celebrity Apprentice saw the likes of Lil Jon, Star Jones, and the always epic Gary Busey selling pizza on Broadway. [Grub Street]
Nobu: Ashley Olsen and Justin Bartha went out for a sushi dinner date. [JustJared]
Also at Nobu earlier in the week, Twilight’s Kristen Stewart. [Gawker]
Planet Hollywood: RHONJ castmates Caroline, Jacqueline, and Teresa promoted their roles in the Off Broadway production My Big Gay Italian Wedding. [ContactMusic]
Sant Ambroeus: Before a not-in-the-least-bit-staged
pap attack, The City’s Olivia Palermo lunched with a friend in the meatpacking district. [Zimbio]
The Lion: Rod Stewart and Penny Lancaster celebrated Rod’s GMA performance over dinner. [Page Six/NYP]
The Little Owl: Take your pick of saccharine adjectives: Jessica Simpson’s dinner date with boyfriend Eric Johnson was described as “cute”, “huggy” and “affectionate.” [People]
The Waverly Inn: Gossip Girl’s Connor Paolo was spotted out on a date. [Gawker]

Reality-TV-Star Overload: Celeb Apprentice Cast at Famiglia,