updated 08/22/2006 AT 4:00 PM ET
•originally published 08/28/2006 AT 6:00 AM ET
Newlyweds Avril Lavigne and Deryck Whibley, dining with MTV star Ashley Parker Angel at Wolfgang Puck’s restaurant Cut at the Regent Beverly Wilshire hotel. Quite the gentleman, Whibley carried his wife’s bag and helped her into her seat. Then during their meal, he caressed her back. “They’re clearly very much in love. He couldn’t keep his hands off her,” says a fellow diner.
Chad Michael Murray and fiancée Kenzie Dalton, scanning the Backstage Creations gift lounge at the Teen Choice Awards. Meanwhile, Murray’s ex, Sophia Bush, was nearby trying on sunglasses, and the trio narrowly avoided an uncomfortable run-in. At one point, “they had their backs literally turned to each other,” says an onlooker. But nobody “turned around or acknowledged the situation,” choosing instead to focus on the iPods and other swag up for grabs.
Matt Damon and wife Luciana, hanging out at the baggage carousel with their daughters at the Los Angeles International Airport after a flight from New York. Damon handed 2-month-old Isabella to his wife and then started playing with his baby girl. “He was making cooing noises and smiling big. It was so cute,” an onlooker says. “The happier she got, the happier he got.”
Debbie Gibson and Lorenzo Lamas, cuddling at an afterparty for the L.A. production of Dirty Rotten Scoundrels at West Hollywood hot spot Memphis. The duo watched a scene from the classic film A Streetcar Named Desire being projected on a wall. “They were very affectionate,” says an onlooker.
Naomi Watts and Liev Schreiber, attending a screening of Factotum at West Hollywood art house theater Laemmle Sunset 5. “They looked cute,” says a moviegoer. “They took turns sharing a single bottle of water and kissed a lot.”
By BRYAN ALEXANDER, MARISA LAUDADIO and BRENDA RODRIGUEZ