It's been a busy — and star-studded — few days in NYC for Jake Gyllenhaal! He kicked things off last week at the NY Knicks game with Ben Stiller, Christine Taylor, and Spike Lee, and continued the famous fun with a weekend meeting alongside Jude Law. The celebrity encounters kept coming on Sunday when Jake mingled with A-listers including Isla Fisher and Sarah Jessica Parker at Jerry Seinfeld's 59th birthday bash. In the middle of it all, Jake managed to make his regular spin class at Soul Cycle in Union Square, where he's been known to pack the house with female fans despite his new relationship with Emily DiDonato. Clearly Jake's had a fun few days as NYC's most popular — click through to see all the stars that made his hang list!
Katie Holmes got back into the swing of things when she popped up on a film set in NYC yesterday. She is filming Mania Days, a new movie produced by Spike Lee and directed by newcomer Paul Dalio. Spike joined Katie on set, where she is reportedly portraying a manic-depressive poet who falls in love with a rapper played by Luke Kirby. Katie found herself back in the news earlier this week after reports surfaced that her ex-husband, Tom Cruise, had opened up about their divorce during an interview on a German TV show. According to the rumors that originated from a German magazine, Tom said he "didn't expect" his divorce from Katie and said that life was "tragicomic." However, his rep came out yesterday to announce that Tom never spoke about his relationship with Katie and that the quotes were completely fabricated.
Katie Holmes donned a sheer black Dolce & Gabbana number to attend The New York Observer's 25th anniversary party at the Four Seasons in NYC last night. She mingled with other notable guests including Spike Lee, who was named one of the 100 most influential New Yorkers by the publication, at the celebratory bash.
Katie has had downtime since wrapping her Broadway show Dead Accounts in January, and she's been spending much of it with her daughter, Suri Cruise. Last weekend, Katie joined Suri and her little companion for a playdate in the Big Apple. Suri recently returned to NYC following a trip to London to visit with dad Tom Cruise, who is on location filming All You Need Is Kill.
Over the past four years, bighearted beauty brand Kiehl's has been partnering with various charitable organizations in honor of Earth Month. And for 2012, the company is linking up with Recycle Across America (RAA), a nonprofit that works to make recycling easier for the masses. In fact, 100 percent of the profits (up to $100,000) from the sale of its limited-edition Rare Earth Deep Pore Cleansing Masques ($23) will go to RAA so that select schools throughout the US can strengthen their recycling programs.
Better yet, four stars — Florence Welch, Rosario Dawson, Mark Ruffalo, and Spike Lee — have designed earth-inspired packaging for these masks, made with fair-traded Amazonian white clay. Like what you hear? You'll like these celebrities' do-good artwork, too. See it in detail now.
Jay-Z hit the red carpet at the reopening of his 40/40 Club in NYC yesterday. He was all smiles for the event, which was his first since welcoming Blue Ivy Carter earlier this month. Jay-Z wrote a song for his daughter and released it just days after her birth, and new mom Beyoncé shared her excitement in a statement posted to her website saying, "we are in heaven." She didn't step out to support Jay-Z at last night's bash, but there were plenty of other famous faces, including Ashanti, Spike Lee, and even Warren Buffett, on hand to congratulate the new dad.
Alicia Keys and Swizz Beatz made yesterday's Knicks vs. Heat game at NYC's Madison Square Garden their own personal date night with lots of kisses and whispers in their court-side seats. The happy parents of 3-month-old Egypt were able to celebrate the home team's win against LeBron James's squad with other fans like Spike Lee, Kanye West, Sam Worthington, and David Duchovny. Alicia and Swizz had an additional reason to party earlier this week, when she turned 30 on Tuesday — she's among the many celebs who are marking that milestone in 2011! She was grateful for all the love she received from fans, and took to Twitter to write, "Thank you so much for all of your birthday wishes! I'm so grateful for your love and another year ahead! Blessings and love to my family!" Her evening of basketball with husband Swizz was their latest fun one out on the town, after they toasted his new job at NYU with a party late last year.
Shia Does the Late Show Solo, His Wall Street 2 Premiere Alongside Carey, and an Afterparty With Mary-Kate and Ashley
The stars of Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps gathered in NYC last night for their big premiere at the Ziegfeld Theater. Real-life loves Carey Mulligan and Shia LaBeouf walked the red carpet separately, but they caused a stir and screams from fans when they joined Josh Brolin, Susan Sarandon, and Michael Douglas for a group photo. Michael, who is in the middle of a battle against cancer, bravely turned out with wife Catherine Zeta-Jones to support his latest movie with director Oliver Stone. Shia lingered at the press line well after the screening began, seeming happy to shoulder the promotional duties for both himself and Michael. We had a minute to speak with Shia about his adventures in investing his own money, and he also spoke about working with Rosie Huntington-Whiteley on Transformers 3. He said, "She's great! This is going to be the best Transformers yet."
The gang moved on next to the afterparty at Cipriani on 42nd Street, where Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen broke from their fashion duties and preparations for their Paris show to toast Carey. Mary-Kate and Ashley also had some celebrating to do after finally selling the NYC apartment they've had on the market for five years. Shia had previously started the day by ringing the opening bell at the New York Stock Exchange with Carey, then he went solo to keep the interviews coming at The Late Show. His chat with David Letterman airs on Friday, the same day their film hits theaters.
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