updated 12/03/2010 AT 2:00 PM ET
•originally published 12/06/2010 AT 6:00 AM ET
Jessica Simpson arrived at Trousdale Lounge in L.A. on the arm of her fiancé Eric Johnson after dining together at Boa Steakhouse. Once inside, the happy duo made a beeline to the table where Simpson’s BFF Cacee Cobb awaited. It was Cobb’s birthday, so everybody was in a celebratory mood, and the happy couple waited for their waitress to pour them drinks. Simpson and Johnson were very affectionate at their table, constantly finding ways to touch each other. The group also toasted with champagne and serenaded Cobb with “Happy Birthday.” Simpson’s spirits were very high, a source says, as she celebrated her friend’s birthday with her new man. The couple also stayed until closing, leaving hand-in-hand, just as they arrived.
Bethenny Frankel, lunching with hubby Jason Hoppy and daughter Bryn at Chaya Brasserie in Beverly Hills. The Skating with the Stars contestant ordered a crunchy shrimp roll and garlic shrimp salad, and baby Bryn couldn’t get enough of the restaurant’s soup.
Leonardo DiCaprio and girlfriend Bar Refaeli, gearing up for a night on the town with a stop at Beau and Aero in Santa Monica, Calif., for the Purusa Dream Extract launch party. The happy couple mingled at the event and also enjoyed the music, as carolers rolled in t sing. DiCaprio especially loved the music, throwing his hands in the air as he grooved.
Recent SNL host Robert De Niro and wife Grace Hightower, holding hands while she accepted an award at the New York Women’s Foundation Stepping Out and Stepping Up Gala. “They were very into each other,” says a source.
By JENNIFER GARCIA and LIZ MCNEIL