Plus: Jen Garner watches a musical version of Mad Men, Audrina Patridge and more

By People Staff
October 23, 2008 06:00 AM
Jackson Lee-Elatab-Meinelt/ Splash News Online

Jennifer Aniston, venturing out to one of her favorite L.A. haunts without on-again beau John Mayer. The actress spent an evening at the Sunset Tower Hotel with Top Design judge Kelly Wearstler and other girlfriends. “She looked happy,” an onlooker says of Aniston, who dressed in all black. “Even radiant.”

Jennifer Garner, surprising audience members at the Mad Men Live Review performance presented by Chivas Regal at L.A.’s El Ray Theatre. The actress chatted with the wife of the show’s music composer David Carbonara before watching the revue, which featured music from the show and performances by cast members. Garner headed upstairs to the VIP room before the performance, but decided to watch the show at a table up front next to the show’s star Christina Hendricks.

• Who knew Audrina Partridge was a car lover? At the Galpin Auto Sports Grand Opening party in Los Angeles, the Hills star jumped into the customized Mustang on display – valued at over $1 million – and seemed totally comfortable behind the wheel. Why? Patridge’s father loves custom cars, a sources tells us, and has shared his hobby with his daughter.

Matt Damon, rising to his feet as Olivia Newton John gave a surprise performance – and not at a public concert. The pop star performed at the wedding of Marquis Jet cofounder Jesse Itzler and Spanx founder Sara Blakely in Boca Grande, Fla. Damon attended the ceremony with his wife Luciana, who also cheered on the musical entertainment.

Michael Phelps, partying at Sin City hotspot Prive Las Vegas with a brunette female and five friends. The Olympic champ arrived at the Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino nightclub just after midnight, hanging out for a bit at Prive’s exclusive Table 69 before stopping by the deejay booth. He rejoined his group at a VIP table – and got affectionate with his gal pal.

• Here’s a scoop: Even when the cameras aren’t rolling, Gossip Girl stars Chace Crawford, Ed Westwick and Jessica Szor hang out together. The casual trio were spotted at New York’s Westside Tavern, palling around with the bartender and playing pool in the back. Westwick also took smoke breaks outside and made time to pose for pictures with a fan.


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