Forgetting that most films these days are shot out-of-state and that most studios moved to the Valley ages ago, The Washington Post wanders around Beverly Hills restaurants and tries in vain to spot stars because, “Los Angeles, after all, is to celebrities what Paris is to fashion.” Chortle. They hit The Ivy, Craft, Cut, Oliver, and Barney Greengrass without so much as a single sighting and at the end of their trip barely notice Prince gracing Beverly Hills Hotel. Unfortunately, the only real sighting they get is when Andy Dick appears at Katsuya, but at least he’s wearing trousers this time around. Too bad the writer hadn’t been reading our Celebrity Settings column, or she would have known a certain Calabasas Starbucks might just be the best spot to catch a pop star or actress with a cup of mud. While we scramble to sell The Post one of those “Maps to Stars Homes” while its crew is still in town, take a look below to see where celebrities have really been eating in L.A. this past week.
Blessings in a Backpack: Hilary Duff supported the school lunch program with a visit to Normandie Ave. Elementary School. [Gossip Center]
Food Shelter: Pink and Carey Hart gave their time and energy to help out a food shelter on Thanksgiving. [Contact Music]
Gladstone’s: Owen Wilson had dinner on Tuesday with Hostel producer Mike Fleiss. Both had chips and guacamole, while Wilson drank a Pacifico and Fleiss drank a glass of pinot. [Grub Street]
Las Palmas: Paris Hilton and Brooke Mueller drew a crowd of photographers on Wednesday night. [E! Online]
Starbucks: Pete Wentz took his son out for coffee, the least you can do for someone you name “Bronx.” [People]
Voyeur: Joe Jonas brought his inner freak to the S&M; themed nightclub, with his girlfriend not looking as quite as excited. [People]
Can You Figure This One Out?: Eva Longoria and Tony Parker had a reunion at this unnamed restaurant. Can you guess which one it is? Shutter’s perhaps? Please let us know in our comments. [TMZ]