Couples Watch: Ellen Pompeo & Chris Ivery, Naomi & Liev ...
Plus: Nicole Richie, and all the latest scoop on star romance
• Not-so-newlywed anymore, Ellen Pompeo and Chris Ivery stopped into L.A.’s Kitchen 24 for a casual dinner at the bar. Dressed down, the two chowed on veggie burgers. “They were really nice and unassuming,” says an onlooker. “They were lovey-dovey from the moment they walked in. They were holding hands and leaning into each other.”
• Days before giving birth to her second son, a “very pregnant” Naomi Watts and Liev Schreiber dropped by Indochine in New York City for dinner à deux. “No one joined them,” says a source, “They had a quiet dinner, just the two of them.”
• Nicole Richie and Joel Madden, out for the night at Foxtail in L.A. While Richie “looked pretty tired,” according to an onlooker, her beau was happy and “having a good time.” Richie left early, leaving Madden at the club, but while they were there “they had a great time.”
• Hilary Swank and boyfriend John Campisi, indulging in a great holiday tradition: taking a picture with Santa Claus. The couple posed for the photo inside the MilkShop.com holiday party in Los Angeles. A source tells us that Swank was just there to be with her family. “Hilary picked out candy for John’s son,” the onlooker says. “They were very cute. It was a total family outing.”
• Nicky Hilton, double-dating with beau David Katzenberg and another couple at Bar Delux in West Hollywood. The foursome occupied a central table, and Hilton spent some time texting on her phone. Several minutes later, sister Paris arrived with her new BFF (from her reality show) Brittany in tow. The heiress kissed her sister and everyone around the table, and Brittany followed suit, kissing everyone after Hilton would. While the BFFs stuck together, they also grabbed Nicky at one point and moved to the patio for a quick smoke before rejoining Katzenberg at their table. Also at the club: Lauren Conrad, Lauren "Lo" Bosworth and Milk‘s Emile Hirsch.
• A very pregnant Jenna Jameson and her beau Tito Ortiz, enjoying a romantic night out. Hanging out in Koi’s Fountain Lounge in Las Vegas, the duo “seemed very in love and excited for their new addition.”
• By ALEXIS CHIU, JENNIFER GARCIA and MARY MARGARET