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People Staff
November 16, 2007 06:00 AM

Beyoncé, joining boyfriend Jay-Z in a back room on the second floor of New York gastropub Spotted Pig. The rapper, dressed in jeans, a black skull scarf and black sweater, arrived almost two hours earlier with a male companion. Everyone at the table seemed relaxed as they smiled, chatted and shared red wine and sparkling water. The night before, the couple hit up another downtown hot spot, dining together at La Esquina.

Sarah Michelle Gellar, lunching on sweet potato fries with a female friend at NineThirty, the restaurant at the W Los Angeles. Says a patron: “She looked amazing – completely decked out with a stunning Chanel bag. She looked so incredible.”

LeAnn Rimes, trying on a few items – but buying nothing – during a visit to Saks Fifth Avenue in New York. And her husband Dean Sheremet, there for moral (and fashion) support, acted sweet and complimentary, an observer tells us.

Vince Vaughn, taking in the weekly Rok Box party at Tabé Ultra Lounge in Las Vegas. There with The Break-Up costar Peter Billingsley, the animated comedian got down to the music with a bevy of fellow revelers.

John Meyer and Alicia Keys
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John Mayer acting cozy with Alicia Keysduring a release party for her third album, As I Am, at the Grand in New York. (Mayer duets with Keys on the song “Lesson Learned.”) The same night, Mayer celebrated New York hot spot Stereo’s second anniversary –and the singer arrived late (after 2 a.m.!) for the Metrofunk and Ballatore-sponsored bash. At one point, he took the mic, started chatting, making jokes (identifying himself as James Blunt, for example) and singing a bit of 50 Cent’s hit “In Da Club.” Meanwhile, Pete Wentz (accompanied by girlfriend and club companion Ashlee Simpson served as the night’s special deejay, opening his set with Britney Spears‘s “Gimme More.”

• By REAGAN ALEXANDER, JENNIFER GARCIA, ALYSSA SHELASKY and RACHEL TEITELBAUM

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