Celebrity Settings

Magic Johnson Entertains at Gladstone’s; Will Ferrell Dines at Ray’s

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The only thing that could have distracted us from Kris Morningstar’s pork belly porchetta at Ray’s would be if a tall drink of water named Will Ferrell suddenly sat down for dinner next to us with his pals. That was the scene last night at the new LACMA restaurant as Ferrell and his wife, who recently joined the museum’s board, supped directly in our field of vision. Damn you Ferrell, even when you’re not trying at all to be remotely funny, you put us in stitches. In other celeb spotting news, our hero Magic Johnson professed his love for Gladstone’s while dining with friends by the beach, Dita Von Teese was in sore need of our company on a rainy day at Cru Vegan (we’ll do vegan, Dita), and Jeremy Piven made sure his branzino was cooked at Fig & Olive, which has been a revolving door of celebrity-on-celebrity action since opening earlier this month. While we tip our glass Ron Burgundy’s way, see where celebrities have been dining in L.A. in this week’s Celebrity Settings.

Benihana: Justin “J To The Biebs” Bieber took his dad out for dinner in Encino and counts the California roll as his favorite. [People]

Casa Vega: Avril Lavigne had lunch and strawberry margaritas with a companion on Friday at the Sherman Oaks location. [Grub Street]

Cecconi’s: Sean Penn and ScoJo were at it again, joining friends for an Italian dinner. Inter-generational love is pretty hot! [People]

Cru Vegan: Dita Von Teese braved the rain to get lunch all by her lonesome. [Daily Mail UK]

Fig & Olive: Jeremy Piven came by last Friday night for some branzino and a bottle of Châteauneuf-du-Pape. No crudo? [Grub Street]

FreshEast: Jessica Lowndes from Beverly Hills 90210 came by and took it to-go. [Grub Street]

Gladstones: Earvin “Magic” Johnson came for dinner on Wednesday night, eating the catch of the day, risotto, chocolate cake, and cocktails with two female companions. [Grub Street]

Il Sole: Jessica Albita chatted up Rachel Zoe at a party, flanked by their dudes. [People]

Joan’s on Third: Alexander Skarsgaard caught lunch with a friend on Wednesday, his second stop here in the same week. [Just Jared]

: Kirstie Alley took a photo of the paparazzi after leaving the sushi restaurant. [Peopel]

Morton’s: Mekhi Phifer ate some king crab with his date, a former America’s Top Model winner, at the Burbank location. [People]

Public Kitchen & Bar: Ryan Phillipe and Amanda Seyfried were getting their oysters on with a group of friends. Hope they weren’t too “gritty.” [Grub Street]

Ray’s: Funnyman Will Ferrell went to dine with his wife and a group of friends at Kris Morningstar’s new restaurant at LACMA. [Grub Street]

Magic Johnson Entertains at Gladstone’s; Will Ferrell Dines at Ray’s