Jay-Z Hits Craft With Lebron James; The Kardashians Hold a Ghost Birthday Party at Carousel

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The big show goes up on Sunday so naturally our restaurants were overflowing with celebrities this week. Jay-Z and Lebron partied at Craft, Penelope Cruz and Javier Bardem hit Gordon Ramsay, Charles Barkley had his birthday at WP24, and Renee Zellwegger stopped in at Starbucks while shedding a few pounds in Santa Monica. A star-filled week of dining was still not enough to topple the town's reigning reinas of ubiquity: The Kardashians, who still racked up the most attention. There was Kim eating at Nobu and Khloe eating with Lamar at The Lobster. Still not content with the lion's share of this week's entertainment press, the whole clan held a birthday party for their dearly departed dad at Armenian mainstay Carousel. They even sang him "happy birthday," which is kind of creepy. Oh well, whatever it takes to keep the flashbulbs trained on your every move. See where else celebrities chose to dine in L.A. during Oscar week in our celebrity settings column and keep your eyes peeled as the awards approach.

Carousel: Kim Kardashian threw a party for her late father at the Glendale Armenian restaurant. They even sang him "happy birthday." [Contact Music]

Chateau Marmont: Halle Berry and her beau attended a party thrown by Harvey Weinstein on Wednesday night. Oscar host Anne Hathaway also showed up. [Celebrity-Gossip]

Comme Ca: Glee stars Diana Agron and Leah Michele shared a quick bite at with a friend last Thursday night. Oysters were consumed. [Grub Street]

Craft: Jay-Z and LeBron James joined Dwayne Wade and Gabrielle Union for a Two Kings party celebrating both the rapper and baller last Saturday. [Sandra Rose]

Delphine: Steve Perry of Journey and Oh Sherry! fame had dinner with a guest on Tuesday, possibly before going to see Rock of Ages at The Pantages. [Grub Street]

E. Baldi: Drew Barrymore dressed up for a date with her new man. [Daily Mail]

Gordon Ramsay at The London West Hollywood: Penelope Cruz and Javier Bardem had dinner. You just know that was somehow very sexy! [People]

Katsuya: Jared Leto signed autographs for fans. Wonder if he wears those gloves to assist in the task. [ICYDK]

LA Market: Julia Louis-Dreyfus had dinner with her family and a few friends on Monday night. [Grub Street]

The Lobster: Khloe Kardashian and Lamar Odom dined together while photographers waited outside. [Celebrity Gossip]

M Café de Chaya: Moby had lunch on Tuesday, eating a macro burger with a male friend. [Grub Street]

Menchies: Adam Sandler bought the family some fro-yo. [People]

Nobu: Kim Kardashian came for a party this week and clarified that she's not having any babies anytime soon. [Gossip Center]

Real Food Daily: Joe Jonas and Ashley Greene ate vegan food for lunch on Thursday. [Daily Mail]

Starbucks: Renee Zellwegger went for a run and cup of coffee in Santa Monica. [People]

Trousdale: Kellan Lutz and Chris Evans had drinks and were soon joined by Mike "The Situation" Whatever, which we're sure was really pleasant. Nearby, Kevin Connolly sat with Brittany Spears' boyfriend, both probably hoping The Situation wouldn't come over to say hi. [People]

WP24: Charles Barkley came for dinner on February 16th and again this past Monday for his birthday. Everyone watched when it was time to sing 'happy birthday' to the big guy, who then blew out the candle on his cupcake. [Grub Street]