By People Staff
January 21, 2008 12:00 PM


KRISTIN CAVALLARI wasted no time celebrating her 21st birthday Jan. 5. Just after midnight, the Laguna Beach alum (who won’t confirm whether or not she’ll be joining former castmate LAUREN CONRAD on The Hills) headed to Pure in Las Vegas, where she met up with ex-flame and Arizona Cardinals quarterback MATT LEINART. “I’m dating,” she says. “I’m having fun.” And then on the evening of her birthday, Cavallari drank champagne and Grey Goose and soda with pals including one-time costar ALEX MURREL at LAX. What was the best part about turning 21? “[Now] I can go to clubs and not worry about anything!”


DREW BARRYMORE and boyfriend JUSTIN LONG got cozy with VINCE VAUGHN (who chatted and drank shots with pal JON FAVREAU), SARAH SILVERMAN and DAX SHEPARD Jan. 5 at Bar Lubitsch, an artsy neighborhood hangout in West Hollywood that’s fast becoming a celeb haunt. “All these guys were crammed into one small booth!” says a fellow patron. Barrymore and Long—who are regulars at the bar—didn’t seem to mind the close quarters. “The entire time Justin had his arm around her waist and was rubbing her back. They were adorable.”


Dance War: Bruno vs. Carrie Ann has just begun, but BRUNO TONIOLI has already conceded one battle to CARRIE ANN INABA: “She’d win at Dance Dance Revolution,” Tonioli said at the show’s Jan. 7 premiere party, hosted by Pama Liqueur. “If I have to push any buttons, forget it.”

One plus of the writers’ strike for PATRICK DEMPSEY: more time to race. “I get emotional every time I get in the car here,” he told PEOPLE Jan. 5 as he got ready for the Rolex 24 at Daytona International Speedway.

“We need a break,” JASON BATEMAN joked about costar JENNIFER GARNER at Art of Elysium’s Ford Escape Hybrid Decorating Workshop at Shriners Hospital for Children in L.A. Jan. 8. “I did The Kingdom and Juno with her. We’re really sick of each other.”