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Rachel Roy Helps Out Regular Folk at Forty Four; Rainn Wilson Just Jokes With Them at the Oak Room

Photo: Patrick McMullan

After the premiere of the new film The King’s Speech this week, guests dined at Forty Four, the Royalton Hotel’s restaurant. An unfortunate Champagne spillage doused a guest’s dress, but Rachel Roy came to the rescue in the ladies’ bathroom: She dabbed the dress dry and suggested the now just-a-little-bit-damp lady play off the slightly alcoholic odor as a designer perfume (the YSL scent, Champagne, to be specific). Meanwhile, at another post-premiere party for The Next Three Days, a fan of Rainn Wilson’s Office alter ego Dwight Shrute showed him the stack of pancakes a Virginia diner had produced in his honor — the Shrute Stack. Rainn loved the photo, but asked the fan to send the image to his assistant’s e-mail, refusing to give out his own address because he “didn’t trust” her. We think he was joking. The rest of this week’s celeb spotting straight ahead.

BLT Bar & Grill: After attending VH1’s Save the Music, John Mayer, Pete Wentz, and Joel Madden split red wine and French fries — very rock-star chic indeed. [People]
Forty Four: After a guest at The King’s Speech had a Champagne-related mishap, fashion designer Rachel Roy helped her dry off in the ladies’ bathroom. [Page Six/NYP]
Indochine: Sarah Jessica Parker and Matthew Broderick enjoyed an intimate dinner date in a booth at the West Village eatery. [People]
Joe’s Pub: Ethan Hawke was among the guests at a dinner in honor of theater star Jack O’Brien. [NYDN]
Koi: The Kardashian clan continue their parade around the restaurant scene — this week Kourtney, with husband Scott Disick, went for a dinner at Koi. [Zimbio]
La Gazzetta: Though she’s no longer on The City, she’s still in the city (for a bit): Whitney Port popped back to the East Coast and NYC for a dinner with some friends. James Blunt, also at the venue for a private concert upstairs, dropped by to say hi over dessert. [X17]
Michael’s: Both Joan Rivers and Isaac Mizrahi lunched out at Michael’s this past week, but sadly were not eating together. [Page Six/NYP]
STK: Sports stars Goose Gossage, David Cone, and Dom Scala got together for a dinner. [Page Six/NYP]
SushiSamba 7: Out for dinner with a group of friends, Precious and The Big C star Gabourey Sidibe topped off a sushi sampler main course with a chocolate dessert. [People]
The Lambs Club: Among the diners on a single evening at the Lambs Club were
Gerard Butler (with admirers in tow), Glenn Close, and Mad Men’s Vincent Kartheiser. [Page Six/NYP]
The Oak Room: Rainn Wilson was delighted to see a stack of Dwight Shrute–themed pancakes on a fan’s camera phone and asked for a copy to post on his Twitter page. [NYDN]

Rachel Roy Helps Out Regular Folk at Forty Four; Rainn Wilson Just Jokes With