Celebrity Settings

Josh Charles and Tom Colicchio Cook and Drink Corzo Together; Ed Westwick Keeps Things in Check at Barrow St. Ale House

Josh Charles at the Alex's Lemonade Stand benefit on Tuesday.
Josh Charles at the Alex’s Lemonade Stand benefit on Tuesday.

For us, recalling these past few days conjures a blur of gift guides and New Year’s Eve plans, each “best of” list more daunting than the last. But celebs were not only seemingly impervious to holiday stresses this week, they were particularly on their games. The Chew kicked off the holiday season with bowling at Lucky Strike Lanes, while ABC World News’s party at the Tribeca Grand provoked some pretty intense dance-offs. But it wasn’t all competition between opposing teams: Kristen Wiig was linked to a new flame this week, first at recently opened Lilium on Monday and again at a holiday party in Soho two days later. And although skillful, the paparazzi-deflecting coat-over-the-head trick mastered by GQ’s honorary Bro of the Year was nothing compared to Ed Westwick’s heroic showing at Barrow Street Ale House the other night. In a move uncharacteristic of Chuck Bass, the Gossip Girl actor took matters into his own hands when a belligerent reveler knocked a row of drinks onto the floor. This and more celebrity settings, straight ahead.

Josh Charles at the Alex's Lemonade Stand benefit on Tuesday.
Josh Charles at the Alex’s Lemonade Stand benefit on Tuesday.

Barrow Street Ale House: Ed Westwick came to the rescue the other night when an unruly patron knocked drinks off the bar after the bartender refused him another Guinness. The Gossip Girl star calmly grabbed the culprit by his collar and escorted him outside, then returned to his group of friends. [Page Six/NYP]
Crown: Brooke Shields arrived at the Upper East Side townhouse that houses this hot spot on the back of a Vespa on Monday night for a dinner hosted by Paul Cavaco in honor of the new book The Worlds of Hunt Slonem. Shields joined Lauren Bush Lauren, Vanity Fair’s Amy Fine Collins, Steven Gambrel, Lola Rykiel, and Vogue’s Eve MacSweeney. [Page Six/NYP]
Dream Downtown: Rob Kardashian reunited with Dancing With the Stars partner Cheryl Burke at an event for Macy’s new line Ideology on Wednesday, but Kardashian fought his urge to jump on the dance floor to D.J. the event. [People]
Eataly: Jon Bon Jovi had a packed schedule on Wednesday night: The singer sneaked out after a New Year’s Eve screening to attend a private dinner party, prepared by Mario Batali with fellow celebrity chefs David Chang and Tom Colicchio. Bon Jovi had just enough time to perform at the dinner before he had to leave for the New Year’s after-party at the Hilton Ballroom. [Page Six/NYP]
Greenhouse: D.J. Pauly D ran up a $2,000 tab with a few friends while fist-pumping and filming scenes for his new MTV spinoff last Thursday. The reality star left a $500 tip and even called the waitress the next day to say thanks. Now that’s an ideal Gorilla Guido Juicehead. [Page Six/NYP]
Industria Super Studio: Best buds Josh Charles and Tom Colicchio were spotted drinking Corzo tequila as they collaborated behind the stove at a benefit for charity Alex’s Lemonade Stand on Tuesday. Other chefs who came out to support the good cause included Alex Guarnaschelli, Marcus Samuelsson, Aaron Sanchez, and Michael Symon. [Grub Street]
Loi: Olivia Wilde and rumored beau Jason Sudeikis were seen holding hands at Maria Loi’s Mediterranean restaurant. [Showbiz Spy]
Lucky Strike Lanes: ABC’s The Chew castmates celebrated the holidays with some friendly competition Thursday night. Mario Batali, Clinton Kelly, Michael Symon, Daphne Oz, and Carla Hall bowled, played billiards, and snacked on salmon lollipops, beef teriyaki skewers, mini blue cheese burgers with caramelized onions, and artichoke and spinach pizzas. [Grub Street]
Le Bain: Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt brought Pitt’s parents and a VIP crowd to the Standard on Monday night, following the New York premiere of In the Land of Blood and Honey. A few stars there to celebrate Jolie’s directorial debut include Julian Schnabel, Jason Lee, and Brady Corbet. [Page Six/NYP]
Lilium at W Union Square: Kristen Wiig was spotted getting cozy with Strokes drummer Fabrizio Moretti at a Black Keys album party on Monday night, hosted at the recently-opened bar in the former Underbar space. [Page Six/NYP]
Norwood: Amanda Seyfried celebrated her 26th birthday at the exclusive club on Saturday. [Just Jared]
Quality Meats: Post-screening In the Land of Blood and Honey at a Marie Claire–hosted event at Hearst Tower on Tuesday, Angelina Jolie and her team enjoyed a meal at the modern steakhouse. [Just Jared]
Stand: Michael Kors met two friends for dinner at the hamburger joint last Wednesday. The table chowed down on classic burgers with American cheese, onion rings, and fries, and fellow diners described the Project Runway judge as “polite and relaxed.” [Page Six/NYP]
The Mark: Javier Bardem continues to make fans swoon by helping an elderly couple find their hotel room after posing for a few photos. [Page Six/NYP]
Tribeca Grand: Diane Sawyer and her ABC World News colleagues David Muir, Andrea Canning, and Brian Ross kicked off the holiday season with a dance party on Friday night. Political reporter Rick Klein even challenged Ross to a dance-off, and though we’re not sure who won, one partygoer was overheard remarking, “Who knew Brian could get that low?” [Page Six/NYP]

Josh Charles and Tom Colicchio Cook and Drink Corzo Together; Ed Westwick Keeps