Sightings: Joe Manganiello shops for ‘Under’ things, Ben Affleck gets sweet


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Joe Manganiello gave the world a nice holiday treat in New York on Tuesday, doing some last-minute shopping at the Under Armour pop-up store in SoHo.

With fiancee Audra Marie, the ‘True Blood’ hunk picked up sporting goods from the brand — though, regrettably, didn’t do much modeling.


In rainy Los Angeles the same day, Ben Affleck and Jennifer Garner did some perfect co-parenting. The couple took daughters Violet and Seraphina Rose to SusieCakes, a bakery situated next to a toy store in Brentwood.

Onlookers remarked at their team playing, as each parent sat with one of their kids and munched on sugar cookies and chocolate and lemon cupcakes while the other twosome did some toy-ogling next door.

On Saturday, ‘Glee’ creator Ryan Murphy turned up to support one of his own ‘kids’ — Darren Criss, the mop-topped possible love interest for Chris Colfer‘s Kurt on the show. Criss mounted a show to benefit Toys for Tots at West Hollywood’s famous Roxy.

Guests including Murphy, Matthew Morrison and Max Adler brought donations and took in tunes from the young singer. Criss belted out his signature Katy Perry cover of ‘Teenage Dream’ and season hits like ‘Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas.’

Also out and about:

Bruce Willis and Emma Heming shared a bottle of Cabernet in a private booth at Westwood’s Napa Valley Grille on Sunday. Jimmy Smits did his part giving back this week, unveiling a new one-sheet PSA for Stand Up to Cancer. He’s standing up for his cousin Carol, who passed away in 2008 after battling the disease.

Celebrity moms got special seasonal deliveries at their various enclaves — Cascal fermented soda, which is indulgent like wine but non-alcoholic. To spruce up the drink, the brand sent five flavors along with refrigerator magnets to spark a culinary word game in the kitchen. Ali Larter and Christina Applegate were among the lucky bunch.

Stevie Wonder and Flea of the Red Hot Chili Peppers turned up to honor the Silverlake Conservatory of Music this week, where Wonder belted some of his greatest hits as part of AEG’s Season of Giving at L.A. Live.

— Matt Donnelly


Top photo: Joe Manganiello models some Under Armour with fiancee Audra Marie.

Left photo: Jimmy Smits stars in a new PSA. Credit: Stand Up to Cancer.