Star Sightings: October 17, 2008

Thursday, October 16 — There was star power in full force at Harvey Weinstein’s after party at Ciprani’s in NYC after the Barack Obama concert fundraiser at the Hammerstein. Seen: Billy Joel and his wife Katie Lee, while Bruce Springsteen and his wife Patti Scialfi sat and had dinner after they both performed. Christie Brinkley also showed up with her and Billy’s daughter, Alexa Ray, showing off their Barack t-shirts. Christie gave the waiting paparazzi the peace sign as she said, “Obama - our next president!”

Also Thursday night in NYC -- At the launch for the T-Mobile G1 phone Jason Biggs, Khloe Kardashian, Ryan Cabrera, Alan Cumming, Aubrey O’Day and Erika Christensen were hanging out… Jason Biggs said Obama won the debates all the way and McCain is grasping at straws and is on the defensive… and on insta-celeb Joe the Plumber --“I love Joe the plumber… but I hope he votes for Barack!!”

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Meanwhile that same night in Las Vegas -- Emmy-award winning talk show host and supermodel Tyra Banks and two of her close friends took time to ride The Roller Coaster at New York-New York Hotel and Casino.

Wednesday, October 15 – At the Hennessy Artistry finale event at Gotham Hall in NYC, Rosie Perez had just come from watching all the debates and declared that Barack Obama is our next president. Also there — Lindsay Price, Joshua Jackson, and Diane Kruger.

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Tuesday, October 14 -- Ivanka Trump at the orthodox synagogue Congregation Kehilath Jeshurun sitting in the women’s section in New York on the first day of the Jewish holiday of Sukkot.

- Bob Welch and Tom Brokaw ran into each other and started chatting on Fifth Avenue in New York.

- Harry Connick, Jr. walking up Fifth Avenue with a shopping bag.

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Also, Tuesday night at the Saks Key To The Cure launch party in NYC, Lindsay Lohan was there with her gal pal Samantha Ronson, who was spinning for the party… Blake Lively was supposed to host but, unfortunately, her father was in a car accident and she had to fly home to Los Angeles. Also there: Debra Messing, Becki Newton, and “Gossip Girl’s” Kelly Rutherford and Jessica Szohr.

Monday, October 13 -- The night before her divorce was announced, Madonna was in a great mood at Thompson LES, where she held the after party for the film she directed, “Filth and Wisdom.” Madonna was in a great mood and spent the whole night joking with magician David Blaine and her manager Guy Oseary and was even really gracious about posing for pictures. The whole room ended up crowding around her table and she seemed very comfortable and relaxed with the attention she was receiving. Others at the party: Lindsay Lohan, Diane Kruger and Naomi Watts.

Meanwhile, in LA -- Michael Cera, wearing a backpack, walking south on Hillhurst Avenue in Los Feliz, seen at around 9 PM with his girlfriend.

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