‘Dallas’ Star Jesse Metcalfe Celebrates Birthday, Reese Witherspoon Goes on Mystery Dinner Date: Beyond the Velvet Rope (PHOTOS)

By Celebrity News Wire on December 21, 2012

Dallas hunk Jesse Metcalfe blew out 34 candles this week at Bagatelle LA in West Hollywood. On his arm: actress/girlfriend Cara Santana.

That lucky girl!

Meanwhile, Reese Witherspoon was spotted on a dinner date with none other than Seth MacFarlane, stirring rumors that the two may be collaborating on an upcoming project.

Want more details on these celebrity sightings – and many more? Join us as we go beyond the velvet rope – and see all the action in our photo gallery!

 

 

THE WHO: Jesse Metcalfe

THE WHAT: Enjoying sundaes – and cocktails — at his 34th birthday bash

THE WHERE: Bagatelle LA in West Hollywood

WHY WE WISH WE WERE THERE: We’d give him a big birthday kiss.

 

THE WHO: Matthew McConaughey’s better half, Camila Alves

THE WHAT: Shopping for Christmas gifts with her kids

THE WHERE: A Toys R Us in Austin, Tex.

WHY WE WISH WE WERE THERE: We’d suggest she also buy a few items for Matt’s stocking – namely, a few chocolate Santas, a pile of Christmas cookies, and mountain of candy canes. (If you don’t know why, click here.)

 

 

THE WHO: Kevin Jonas and wife Danielle

THE WHAT: Hosting the Cold-EEZE & City Harvest Food Drive to benefit Hurricane Sandy victims

THE WHERE: NYC

WHY WE WISH WE WERE THERE: More than 600 pounds of canned goods were collected, and who doesn’t love good deeds?

 

THE WHO: Reese Witherspoon and Seth MacFarlane

THE WHAT: Chatting over drinks and enjoying spaghetti

THE WHERE: Scott Conant’s Scarpetta Beverly Hills

WHY WE WISH WE WERE THERE: If they were talking about an upcoming movie, we can’t wait to see it.

 

 

 

THE WHO: R&B star Brandy

THE WHAT: Backstage at the VH1 Divas concert in LA

THE WHERE: Signing a pair of Monster DNA headphones that will be auctioned off to benefit VH1’s Save the Music Foundation

WHY WE WISH WE WERE THERE: “What About Us” is still our jam!

 

THE WHO: Petra Nemcova

THE WHAT: Celebrating the partnership between Clinique and her global charity, Happy Hearts Fund

THE WHERE: Bloomingdale’s 59th street in NYC

WHY WE WISH WE WERE THERE: She’s supermodel-sexy.

 

 

 

THE WHO: Karina Smirnoff

THE WHAT: Playing boardwalk games with her former Dancing with the Stars partner Ralph Macchio

THE WHERE: Bowlmor Lanes Times Square in NYC

WHY WE WISH WE WERE THERE: Maybe she was giving free cha-cha lessons, too.

 

THE WHO: Smash star Megan Hilty

THE WHAT: Gushing over the Quirky.com Stem  — because she loves to cook with lemon and said it was the perfect invention!

THE WHERE: Santa’s QuirkShop in NYC

WHY WE WISH WE WERE THERE: We subscribe to the theory, “When life gives you lemons…”

 

 

 

THE WHO: New York Giant Victor Cruz

THE WHAT: Posting his holiday-inspired playlist “Holiday Favorites, Past & Present” on rara.com

THE WHERE: In the locker room of Giants stadium between training drills

WHY WE WISH WE WERE THERE: Have you seen the guy? To quote Mariah, “All we want for Christmas is…him!”