Star Sightings: Rita Ora Steps Out With Rumored New Beau, JAY-Z Parties in Los Angeles & More!
By Emily Krauser
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No drama here!
Rita Ora and rumored beau Andrew Watt joined stars like A$AP Rocky and Jessica Hart in the VIP section at a private rave "black" party hosted by Provocateur owners Mike Satsky and Brian Gefter at Avant Gardner in Brooklyn on April 2.
An onlooker said Watts was mistakenly thrown out by security because he wasn't properly identified, but he was quickly allowed back in, where he reunited with the "Your Song" singer. "Rita and Andrew were chill, cool and understanding about the situation," said an eyewitness, who also noted to ET that the two arrived together holding hands. "They laughed it off and just enjoyed their time at the event. They didn’t let the silly misunderstanding get in the way of their time together."
Later in the week, Ora made her way to the Greenwich Hotel for a solo dinner.
Also in party mode was JAY-Z, who helped celebrate Canadian rapper Belly's birthday on April 6 at The Highlight Room atop the Dream Hollywood hotel. Hova arrived with a magnum bottle of Ace of Spades champagne as a gift, and he was soon joined by French Montana, Future, Chris Brown, The Weeknd, Odell Beckham Jr. and Amber Rose at the rooftop soiree, which was presented by Remy Martin.
Also celebrating were Leslie Mann, Seth Rogen and Ike Barinholtz during the premiere of their new film, Blockers, and at an afterparty at STK LA inside the W Los Angeles-West Beverly Hills hotel on April 3. They mingled with studio executives and enjoyed signature dishes including bruschetta, tuna tartare, and chicken and shrimp skewers.
At the Los Angeles premiere of Rampage, Dwayne Johnson got to hang out with a Monster Jam truck that depicted the film’s gorilla star, George!
Liv Tyler and Bel Powley posed on the red carpet at their own premiere for Wilding in New York City on April 8 before heading over to new speakeasy The Alley Cat at the Beekman Hotel in the Financial District for the afterparty.
Though it's been a tough few months for Kendra Wilkinsonand Tori Spelling, the pair enjoyed a fun day out with lovely ladies like Beverley Mitchell and Jessica Hall at the Millennial Mamas' Mom's Night Out at The Commons at Calabasas in Southern California on April 10.
Further down the SoCal coast in San Diego, Brody Jenner enjoyed dinner with friends at Lionfish Modern Coastal Cuisine on April 7. His crew sipped on Don Julio cocktails and ate light appetizers before heading downstairs to the Oxford Social Club, where they were accompanied by Brody’s buddy, DJ Devin Lucien, in the DJ booth.
Kelsea Ballerini was spotted dining with friends at Sofitel Los Angeles’ new pop-up restaurant Cattle & Claw following her appearance on the Late Late Show with James Corden on April 10.
What's a meal without dessert? Mad Men alum Kiernan Shipka enjoyed a double scoop of all-natural, homemade gourmet ice cream from Rain or Shine in Vancouver, British Columbia.
Also getting their food on was Real Housewives of New Jersey star Teresa Giudice, who dined with daughter Milania and a few friends at Black Tap Craft Burger & Beer in midtown Manhattan on March 31. The group enjoyed burgers and ended their meal with over-the-top CrazyShakes.
Fellow Real HousewivesTinsley Mortimer, Carole Radziwill and Dorinda Medley looked ready for spring as they filmed a new CouponCabin.com commercial on the rooftop of Mortimer’s New York City penthouse.
“We had an amazing time filming and went on a major shopping spree at CouponCabin.com,” Mortimer told ET. “Dorinda, Carole and I are literally obsessed with it.”
What’s better than a magic show? A magic show with a bunny! Catherine Bell celebrated 10 years of Good Witch with magician Jonathan Levit at Los Angeles’ famed Magic Castle on April 9. Season four of the Hallmark Channel series premieres Sunday, April 29, at 9 pm ET/PT.
On the doing good deeds front, Tiffani Thiessen snapped a pic of her bee-utiful tee to support the #DontKillMyBuzz campaign for the National Wildlife Federation. For each #dontkillmybuzz post, @Beesponsible will donate $1 to support NWF’s Garden for Wildlife program, up to $100,000, and an additional $5 from the sale of each shirt supports the cause.
Even celebs have to run errands, which is exactly what Julianne Hough did on April 2 while staying comfy in black spandex athleisurewear and HOKA ONE ONE sneakers...
...as did Suki Waterhouse while staying hydrated with Series 4 LIFEWTR.
But there was work to do too! Shay Mitchell got prepped for a good beauty day with Biore’s Charcoal Pore Strips and Self Heating Mask while on set on April 2.
Lindsey Stirling took her electronic violinist to the court, performing the National Anthem and at halftime as Los Angeles’ NBA teams, the Lakers and the Clippers, competed at Staples Center on April 11.
Plus, Malin Akerman signed an oversized copy of her Michigan Avenue magazine “Spring Style Issue” cover at Katana Chicago.
And Beyonce proteges Chloe + Halle looked fabulous as the cover stars of NYLON Magazine's April issue.
With hard work also comes play! Molly Sims snapped a selfie in her modern sunnies and plunging black OYE Swimwear suit while on vacation in early April.
And How to Get Away With Murder star Amirah Vann spent a few days at Live Aqua Cancun in early April with her boyfriend, Patrick Oyeku, and her mother -- who was celebrating her 70th birthday! That means cake every night and a suite decorated for the occasion!
Celebs also took in some mega shows this month. Nicole Scherzinger was a vision in white at the opening night of Andrew Llyod Webber’s Love Never Dies at the Pantages Theater in Los Angeles on April 5, visiting with the company and leading actors in the production after the show.
Hugh Jackman, Benedict Cumberbatch and Scissors Sisters’ Jake Shears have all recently taken in Sleep No More at The McKittrick Hotel, while Neil Patrick Harris saw Flight at the NYC hot spot, sharing an Instagram post of his ticket from the hotel’s rooftop bar, Gallow Green, after the show.
Legendary Las Vegas magic duo Siegfried Fischbacher and Roy Horn stepped out for the premiere of OPIUM, the new show from the creators of ABSINTHE, at The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas on April 8. Prior to the show, guests enjoyed bites next door from supper club Rose. Rabbit. Lie. and drinks at the OPIUM Theatre bar.
Meanwhile, Karrueche Tran rocked a red jumpsuit for her brother's birthday dinner at The Henry in West Hollywood, California, on April 6.