STAR SIGHTINGS: Ryan Phillippe Gets Honored, Gerard Butler Gets Dapper and Hilary Swank Bonds With an Olympian

Raphael Chestang
Entertainment Tonight

Ryan Phillippe was honored for his involvement and support of the Innocence Project at City Winery in New York City on Nov. 15.

The organization works to exonerate the wrongly convicted through DNA testing and reform the criminal justice system to prevent future injustice. The 42-year-old Shooter star explained to ET why he became an Innocence Project Ambassador.

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"I got involved about four or five years ago," Phillippe explained. "I reached out to them. It was on my heart after I read an article in the Texas Monthly about a man named Michael Morton, and I put myself in his shoes as I read it. I was near tears."


Earlier in the month, Gerard Butler looked dapper as always at the Friends of the Israel Defense Forces (FIDF) Gala in Beverly Hills on Nov. 3. The non-political, non-military organization was able to raise a record $38 million to support educational, social, cultural and economic services for Israel's soldiers and the families of fallen soldiers.


On Nov. 9, Ansel Elgort congratulated Los Angeles Clippers superstar Blake Griffin on his winning game against the Portland Trailblazers at L.A.'s Staples Center. Elgort then traveled to the east coast on Nov. 16 to celebrate the Canada Goose U.S. flagship store opening in New York City.



It was family night for Beverley Mitchell and husband Michael Cameron on Nov. 10. The couple brought their two children, Kenzie, 3, and Hutton, 1, to Volkswagen's Drive-In Movie Event featuring the all-new Atlas to celebrate the launch of some of the brand's newest vehicles in Los Angeles.


The next day, Zoe Saldana attended the blue carpet opening night of TORUK -- The First Flight, the new Cirque du Soleil touring show inspired by James Cameron's Avatar, at Staples Center. The show returns to Los Angeles at The Forum for six performances only from January 12-15, 2017.


British actors Sienna Miller and Dominic West helped Burberry celebrate their latest holiday campaign, "The Tale of Thomas Burberry," with an event in New York City on Nov. 14.


While Miller and West got into the holiday spirit, Jude Law was honored, along with president and CEO of Samsung Electronics N.A. Gregory Lee, at the Only Make Believe's Annual Gala, "Make Believe on Broadway" at the St. James Theatre in New York City. Later that same day, Chris Pine, Michelle Monaghan, Maria Bello and Casey Affleck came out to present Laureates and Young Laureates of 2016 at the 40th Anniversary of the Rolex Awards for Enterprise in Los Angeles.


On Nov. 15, Real Housewives of New Jersey star Melissa Gorga posed with the Mainland Regional High School Cheerleaders at the Hard Rock Cafe's 20th Anniversary bash, which celebrates Hard Rock's two-decade commitment to the Atlantic City Community.


In New York City, Hilary Swank bonded with Ibtihaj Muhammad, the first U.S. Olympic athlete to compete in a hijab, at the Equinox 2016 High Performance Living Summit on Nov. 16.


Greer Grammer celebrated the partnership between JustFab and Betches at a celeb-filled L.A. launch event at The Doheny Room in West Hollywood. The event was hosted by Betches founders Jordana Abraham, Samantha Fishbein and Aleen Kuperman.


Foodstirs co-founder Sarah Michelle Gellar became the first guest on the new digital show Make.Talk when she and host Nicole Farb made holiday melted snowman cookies using Foodstirs organic sugar cookie mix. The show is all about DIY and creativity and was created by Darby Smart in partnership with crafting powerhouse Michaels.

Jaime King was snapped at the premiere of the Sport Red 2017 Buick Cascada Sport Touring Convertible in Los Angeles.


Haylie Duff partnered with T.J.Maxx, Marshalls and HomeGoods to bring back the holidays by sharing her favorite family traditions and recipes in Los Angeles.


Mom, author and food expert Ayesha Curry gave "the food off her plate" in support of the "Glad to Give" campaign to inspire acts of giving in communities in L.A.


Jamie Lynn Sigler put the finishing touches on her festive Smithfield bacon bar just in time for the holidays at her L.A. home.


And actress Jamie Chung shopped Hallmark's new Friendsgiving Studio Ink cards at an L.A. Walgreens.

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