Joe Manganiello Watched His Figure at Lavo; Cameron Diaz Watched A-Rod’s at the Lion

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Midtown's newly opened dining hot spot Lavo celebrated its launch this week and among the guests was Joe Manganiello, who opted for a no-carbs meal made up just for him. That's proof abs like this take some serious dedication. Then downtown at the Lion, Cameron Diaz was concentrating on boyfriend Alex Rodriguez's form — she watched a game on a mini-TV at her table with friends, before joining him later to commiserate the Yankees loss at 1Oak.

Cipriani Downtown: Tracy Morgan took his girlfriend for a casual lunch. [Zimbio]
Flex Mussels: Chef Todd English entertained a quartet of “blond beauties” at dinner in the West Village. [NYDN]
Hakubai: Madonna, who once said "I don't really eat food in restaurants; you can never be sure what's in it, can you?" turned up with her private chef. [Grub Street]
Hotel Griffou: Amanda Lepore, Desirée Rogers, and Todd English (this time minus lady companions) all dined over the course of an evening. [Page Six/NYP]
Lavo: Among the diners celebrating Lavo’s opening were Twilight’s sparkling stars Ashley Greene and Xavier Samuel. True Blood’s Joe Manganiello was also in the house, but dined light on a specially prepared meal. [People]
Old Homestead Steakhouse: After a few drinks at the bar, hip-hop star Drake ordered his filet mignon to go. [Page Six/NYP]
Pastis: Bethenny Frankel managed to eat lunch with husband Jason Hoppy despite wearing a belt the size of a gastric band. ANTM’s Ann
may have some competition. [Zimbio]
Rabbit in the Moon: Janet Jackson and boyfriend Wissam Al Mana cornered a corner table for a romantic dinner date. [Page Six/NYP]
The Lambs Club: At a dinner celebrating Woody Allen’s new film, You Will Meet a Tall Dark Stranger, the A-List was represented by Josh Brolin, Patricia Clarkson, Salman Rushdie, and Stanley Tucci. [A Tiger in the Kitchen]
The Lion: Cameron Diaz dines at the Lion so often that she surely deserves her own table. This week she was there with friends watching beau A-Rod play against the Rays on a mini-TV as she ate. [Page Six/NYP]
The Stanton Social: Dancing With the Stars judge Carrie Ann Inaba and friends ordered from all over the menu, including one of its signature dishes: French-onion-soup dumplings. [People]