This end-of-summer week, celebs' boozy outings were notably missing from the New York scene. However, Elisabeth Moss attended a celeb-studded after party at Ajna, Kate Upton brunched at Boom, and a band of sportscasters celebrated the open of the NFL season at, where else — Bobby Van's house of steak. But sadly, not too much the way of basketballers throwing Olympic-sized bashes or rappers getting rejected at the club. So how are the stars spending their last days of summer? All this and more in our weekly roundup of celebrity dining.
The 40/40 Club: The Jay-Z camp has dropped its $1.5 million suit against the club's ex-chef John Shand (they were suing for a chicken wing spice mix he took with him upon termination earlier this year). Now Shand is considering suing for defamation among other things. Those chicken wings must have been intense. [NYP]
Ajna Bar: A newly blonde Elisabeth Moss attended an after party for a screening of For a Good Time, Call... on Tuesday night at the meatpacking spot. Pals Paul Rudd, Jonah Hill, and Seth Rogen were also in attendance. [NYDN]
Marble Lane: Jonah Hill and Russell Simmons picked on each other from their separate tables at the Dream Downtown restaurant at a birthday bash for Noah Tepperberg (of TAO and Marquee). [Page Six/NYP]
The Tippler: Rumer Willis celebrated her 24th birthday with boyfriend Jayson Blair and a friend at the Chelsea Market bar. The trio imbibed some bourbon shots (and other things) before Willis and Blair left hand in hand. [NYDN]