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Star Sightings: Nicole Richie goes Missoni, Zac Efron and Kellan Lutz toast Brittany Snow's birthday

March 19, 2010 | 11:40 am

Nicole Richie The Ministry has received its weekly intel, packed with sightings of your favorite stars. From high fashion dinner fetes to young Hollywood birthday bashes, we've got eyes everywhere.

Nicole Richie left her brood to brave the wilds of Beverly Hills on Wednesday night, when designer Angela Missoni celebrated the opening of the label Missoni's first Rodeo Drive boutique. 

Richie and the designer enjoyed a four-course Wolfgang Puck meal at the storefront, alongside fashion elite including Eva Mendes, Rachel Zoe, Mario Testino, Rashida Jones and dad Quincy, Amber Valletta, and West Coast Vogue editor Lisa Love.  

The weekend before in West Hollywood, fashion was definitely on the bodies but not on the agenda -- actress Brittany Snow held a birthday bash at Crown Bar on Friday. Pals Zac Efron and Kellan Lutz turned out for drinks and dancing, alongside director Adam Shankman and promoter Allison Melnick.  

The next day, newlyweds Jaime Pressly and entertainment lawyer Simran Singh attended Jason Scoppa's Lo Hi Fi party at Bardot, where the pair sipped Grey Goose and soda and took in a live performance from vocalist L.P.

As for daylight activities, we're hearing things are getting Super on the set of ABC's hot show "Cougartown"...

We're told that the Courteney Cox-Arquette comedy has been incorporating family fun between takes.  "Cougar" mom Christa Miller has been playing New Super Mario Brothers for Nintendo Wii with her kids when not portraying Courteney's catty neighbor Ellie. The classic game has also been a hit at cast and crew parties.

Speaking of parents: celebs and their VIBs (Very Important Babies) attended an NYC fashion launch for those without potty training on Thursday. Popular maternity designer Liz Lange unveiled a clutch purse she designed specifically to hold Pampers with Dry Max diapers.

"Gossip Girl" stars Kelly Rutherford and Matthew Settle showed, as well as new mom Padma Lakshmi and "Ugly Betty" actors Eric Mabius and Ana Ortiz

-- Matt Donnelly

Photo: Nicole Richie poses in vintage Missoni at the boutique's Rodeo Drive opening dinner. Credit: handout.

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