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Kid Rock Digs Into Lobster Macaroni and Cheese at Lexington Brass; the Twilight Cast Parties at Sons of Essex

Beer and lobster macaroni and cheese is a great combo.
Beer and lobster macaroni and cheese is a great combo.

Celeb news had the potential to spark fierce team loyalties this week, with Bradley Cooper beating out Ryan Gosling as Sexiest Man of the Year and Demi Moore announcing she’ll divorce Ashton Kutcher. But whether you’re Occupying People magazine’s offices, or tweeting @mrskutcher to give it another try, one thing we can all agree on is the importance of keeping tabs on the eternally changing list of celebrity hot spots in New York. Russell and Kimora Lee Simmons enjoyed a dinner date at Catch last night, while Padma Lakshmi chowed down on a cookie basket at a neighboring table. Kid Rock is apparently a strong supporter of the macaroni and cheese at Lexington Brass. And if last week’s celebrity dining roundup left you curious where Leonardo DiCaprio would be celebrating his 37th on Friday, don’t worry, we didn’t leave you hanging; all this and more celebrity settings, straight ahead.

Beer and lobster macaroni and cheese is a great combo.
Beer and lobster macaroni and cheese is a great combo.

Avenue: Leonardo DiCaprio didn’t just host a party that included the likes of Robert De Niro, Chace Crawford, Ed Norton, Naomi Campbell, Kevin Connolly, and Benicio del Toro for his 37th last Friday, he also raised $1.3 million for charity throughout the night. Performances by Mark Ronson, Q-Tip, Jus Ske, and Miike Snow also helped to ring in Leo’s birthday, and even ex Blake Lively showed up for the big night. [Showbiz Spy]
Bon Appétit BA Kitchen: Roots drummer Questlove did the cooking on Wednesday, when he debuted his new catering business Quest Loves Food. Guests such as Ryan Phillippe, Penn Badgley, Zoe Kravitz, Tom Colicchio, Marcus Samuelsson, John DeLucie, and Olivia Munn were in attendance to sample and weigh in on his creations (like fried chicken legs, or Love Drumsticks). [People]
Catch: Russell and Kimora Lee Simmons went out to dinner here last night. Meanwhile, Padma Lakshmi dined at a neighboring table, sampling multiple dishes off the menu and enjoying tiramisu and a cookie bucket for dessert. [Grub Street]
District 36: Angela Bassett of The Mountaintop and Patricia Field were spotted here, rocking out to music by D.J. Tracy Young. [Page Six/NYP]
Le Caprice: Fresh off shooting Broken City in Williamsburg alongside Mark Wahlberg, Catherine Zeta-Jones was seen having a family lunch with Kirk and Michael Douglas. [Page Six/NYP, Perez Hilton]
Lexington Brass: Kid Rock dined here last night with a large group of guys, enjoying the strip steak and sharing several orders of lobster macaroni and cheese with the table. [Grub Street]
Mister H: Members of the fashion elite, including Jason Wu, Prabal Gurung, and Chris Benz, headed to the lounge at the Mondrian Soho for the ACRIA fund-raiser party. [Guest of a Guest]
Provocateur: Katy Perry hosted an after-party here following her performance at Madison Square Garden on Wednesday. The singer also celebrated her hairstylist Todd Delano’s birthday that night; Perry smashed cake into his face after he blew out the candles — all in good fun, of course. [Just Jared]
Sons of Essex: Ashley Greene, Nikki Reed, Peter Facinelli, and Alex Lundqvist are just a few of the many celebs who came out to celebrate the Twilight: Breaking Dawn premiere. [Guest of a Guest]
STK: New York Knicks player Amar’e Stoudemire celebrated his birthday here last night with a group of friends. [Grub Street]

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