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Mixed Birthday Fortunes for Gerard Butler at the Darby; Anne Hathaway at Tocqueville

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This week saw close to the spectrum of celebrity birthday parties. Meg Ryan had a low-key celebration with friends and daughter Daisy at Serendipity 3, whereas Gerard Butler (true to form, perhaps?) marked turning 41 with raucous crowds at the Darby. Sample punch line from comedian James Smith: “Gerard, your chemistry with Jennifer Aniston was like the sexual chemistry between Regis and Kelly.” Things were seemingly less jovial for Anne Hathaway, whose birthday dinner with her boyfriend and folks was cut short by what fellow diners saw as a crying jag. Those sightings (plus plenty of non-birthday ones) straight ahead.

Café Cluny: Jennifer Aniston grabbed lunch from the West Village café in between filming scenes for her new movie, Wanderlust. [Zimbio]
Coffee Shop: Members of the Gossip Girl cast filmed scenes in the Union Square eatery. [Gawker Stalker]
Da Silvano: Back in New York, back at Di Silvano — Rihanna sure is a culinary creature of habit. [JustJared]
Old Homestead Steakhouse: Jessica Szohr and Ed Westwick “canoodled” between, and even during, courses at a romantic dinner date. [Page Six/NYP]
Rouge Tomate: At Rouge Tomate after a screening of their new film Love and Other Drugs, Jake Gyllenhaal and Oliver Platt shared stories of their admiration for “triple threat” Justin Timberlake, who’d become a (good-natured) on-set joke for the co-stars. [Page Six/NYP]
Scalinatella: Halle Berry dressed up for dinner; her new boyfriend Olivier Martinez dressed down. [Splash News]
Serendipity 3: Meg Ryan celebrated her birthday at Serendipity and treated herself to the restaurant’s Frrrozen Hot Chocolate. [People]
Sòlo: While sampling the menu at the midtown kosher joint, Mike Tyson talked with businessman Moshe Malamud about the possibility of his own restaurant chain. [Page Six/NYP]
The Carlyle: Comediennes Joan Rivers and Kathy Griffin formed a fierce tag team while out to lunch together on the UES. [NYDN]
The Darby: Among the guest’s at Gerard Butler’s birthday bash: Richie Akiva, Bono, John Mayer, and supermodels Karolina Kurkova and Paulina Nemcova. [NYDN]
Tocqueville: And as part of her birthday celebrations, Anne Hathaway went out for dinner with boyfriend Adam Shulman and parents, but never finished her meal; “Page Six” sources saw her storm out in tears. [Page Six/NYP]
Ty Lounge: A bubbly Jennifer Aniston enjoyed an upbeat night out with three girlfriends at Ty Lounge, where she sampled the wild salmon and drank Grey Goose vodka with lime. [People]

Mixed Birthday Fortunes for Gerard Butler at the Darby; Anne Hathaway at