Star Sightings: Kristen Bell & Gal Gadot Party With a Conscience, Jessica Simpson Celebrates Her B-Day and Mor
By Emily Krauser and Zach Seemayer
Photo: Marc Patrick/BFA
Leave it to celebs like Kristen Bell and Gal Gadot to party with a conscience!
The lovely ladies mingled with fellow actress like Lizzy Caplan, Cat Deeley, Camilla Belle and Emmy Rossum at an exclusive garden party in Los Angeles hosted by n:Philanthropy with fellow conscience brands nyakio and FASHIONABLE. The famous guests snacked on Pure Growth Organic and drank Rethink Water and Viva XXXII while enjoying a gorgeous sunny SoCal day on a spacious patio.
After sharing a cheeky topless pic to ring in her 37th birthday on July 10, Jessica Simpson enjoyed dinner at rooftop restaurant CATCH LA with her husband, Eric Johnson; sister Ashlee Simpson-Ross and her husband, Evan Ross; BFF Cacee Cobb and her husband, Donald Faison; and pal Adrienne Sands. Following birthday toasts from Johnson and Simpson's family, Cobb presented the birthday girl with a giant cake while enjoying the restaurant's view of the Hollywood Hills and downtown Los Angeles. Simpson posted a snap from the night to Instagram, captioning a pic with Cobb and Sands, "The Starry Night."
There's nothing like a baseball game to get into the swing of summer! Angelina Jolie took all six of her kids to a Los Angeles Dodgers game in early July, when the boys in blue were playing their National League West rivals, the Arizona Diamondbacks. The 42-year-old actress and her brood sat in a private box near the announcer's booth, where son Knox cheered for the home team with a foam finger while his twin sister, Vivienne, took photos on her iPad. The rest of their siblings were just as into the game.
Taylor Lautner had a very all-American time as well, partying at the 4th Annual "Red, White and Bootsy" July 4th Bash at Nobu Malibu. The newly single actor hung out with Lana Del Rey, Tyga, Jhene Aiko and Sofia Richie at the soiree, which was presented by the h.wood Group, powered by Pacsun, and featured specialty drinks by Absolut Elyx, Perrier Jouet, and Avion Tequila.
On the opposite coast, Hailey Baldwin celebrated Independence Day by hosting the 4th of July #REVOLVEintheHAMPTONS kick-off pool party for Revolve in East Hamptons, New York. The 20-year-old model played games like highstriker, life-size Jenga and cornhole with pals Cara Santana and Romee Strijd as ScHoolBoy Q performed on the pool patio and guests got styled by the Glamapp while keeping hydrated with FIJI Water.
Fellow model Gigi Hadid didn't let the sweltering heat stop her from running errands in New York City while rocking a crop top and high-waisted sweatpants from Cotton Citizen, a Los Angeles-based brand that uses a signature denim-influenced dye process to make unique, individual products that are also worn by Kylie Jenner, Kristen Stewart and Liam Hemsworth.
Sam Smith and Kelly Osbourne were also in Manhattan, where they celebrated Pride Month alongside Command Entertainment Group's Simon Huck and guests at the Chappy x Hello! Mr. Summer Lovin' Pride Pool Party at Soho House on June 25.
Ashley Graham jetted out of Manhattan, leaving JFK Airport with her sand-hued Away luggage in tow. Karlie Kloss posed on top of her black version of the same luggage (that unbreakable shell serves many purposes!) before departing from Los Angeles' LAX Airport.
Over in St. Louis, Missouri, country singer Thomas Rhett surprised fans at the Budweiser brewery with an impromptu set with his dad, fellow singer-songwriter Rhett Akins, to celebrate the beer brand's new state packaging on July 9.
Fellow country music star Kelsea Ballerini proved why she has those hard-earned rock hard abs, getting in a pre-concert workout in Nashville, Tennessee, with celebrity fitness trainer and USANA Health Sciences Ambassador Erin Oprea, who also works with Carrie Underwood, Jana Kramer and Jennifer Nettles.
Charlotte McKinney, Patrick Schwarzenegger and Skeet Ulrich were among the celebs celebrating the launch of AllSaints' menswear and womenswear summer collections -- inspired by the coastal town of Huntington Beach, California -- at a warehouse-turned-art gallery in L.A. on June 28.
On the beauty front, Olivia Culpo was spotted with a super short 'do that was inches shorter than the chic bob she first debuted at the Kérastase Institute in NYC. The actress-model is a fan of using the brand's Fusio Dose treatment to keep her hair healthy at any length.
Real Housewives of Beverly Hills star Erika Jayne and TV personality-author Ross Mathews participated in a conversation on overcoming adversity and "Living Your Best Life," moderated by LGBTQ&A Podcast host Jeffrey Masters, at The Americana at Brand in Glendale, California, on June 29 in honor of Pride Month.
Orange Is the New Black star Lori Petty celebrated the 25th anniversary of A League of Their Own with the Miami Marlins at Marlins Park in Florida on June 25. The 53-year-old actress -- who played Rockford Peaches pitcher Kit Keller in the beloved film -- wore a custom Marlins jersey as she took the mound to throw out the first pitch. Petty also met the reigning Home Run Derby king, Marlins star Giancarlo Stanton, who will defend his title at the MLB All-Star Game, being held at the Miami ball park.
Meanwhile, Backstreet Boys bandmates Kevin Richardson and Howie Dorough and their families had a relaxing day in Las Vegas, spending a day of fun in the sun at Garden of the Gods Pool Oasis at Caesars Palace on June 24.
On the opposite side of the world, Alfie Arcuri performed his new single, "If They Only Knew," on The Voice Australia. The singer-songwriter revealed the story behind the song as part of a Just.Equal Campaign online, which was viewed 26,000 times in less than 24 hours.
Cupcakes company Sprinkles announced that Elizabeth Taylor would be the next face of their "Summer Icon Series." Limited edition Elizabeth Taylor Red Velvet cupcakes will be available throughout July at Sprinkles locations nationwide, with 10 percent of the proceeds being donated to the Elizabeth Taylor AIDS Foundation (ETAF), which carries on her legacy work and continues her fight against AIDS by supporting people affected by HIV and AIDS around the world.
Kimberly Van Der Beek, wife of actor James Van Der Beek, also gave back by passing out lunch to children at the Pine Ridge Reservation in South Dakota on July 7. Alan and Twila True, founders of True Sioux Hope Foundation, have reached out to action-oriented philanthropists and companies to visit the Pine Ridge Reservation and help conduct community service activities while learning more about issues facing Native Americans and providing critical aid to those in need.
Meanwhile, the Waldorf Astoria Beverly Hills celebrated its grand opening on June 28 with an intimate ribbon cutting ceremony in Beverly Hills, CA. The new palatial hotel, which is part of Hilton's iconic line of Waldorf Astoria Hotels, is located at the intersection of Wilshire Boulevard and Santa Monica Boulevard.
Over in Miami, singer Montana Tucker and rapper Nelly reunited on July 1 at Irie Weekend, an exciting, jam packed weekend of music and fun in the iconic party city.
Before the BET Awards kicked off last month, Bad Boy, WanderLuxxe and Heights Entertainment hosted a pre-party featuring a special performance by Sean 'Diddy' Combs at Nightingale in Los Angeles. Diddy performed some old-school favorites such as "It's All About The Benjamins" and "Been Around The World," and his set was followed by a surprise performance by Busta Rhymes. Jamie Foxx, Christina Milian and Karrueche, who were among many stars who turned out for the big night, sipped on Deleon and Ciroc cocktails and Aquahydrate water to stay refreshed throughout the evening.
On June 28, Moët Hennessy hosted the official Los Angeles launch party for Volcan De Mi Tierra, the brand's first and highly anticipated tequila. The gala bash took place at Petit Ermitage’s trendy rooftop overlooking West Hollywood. Guests such as Camilla Belle, Guy Burnett, Luis Aguirre, Keith & Kenny Lucas and George Kostiopoulos sipped the new line of luxury tequila and enjoyed cocktails made using Volcan De Mi Tierra’s Blanco. The festive party also featured food inspired by cuisine from Guadalajara and music from Trio Ellas, an all-female Latin-American music group.