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Sightings: Hudgens at LAX; Hollywood gets down for the holidays

December 14, 2012|By Matt Donnelly
  • Vanessa Hudgens touches down at Virgin America's first luxury loft at LAX.
Vanessa Hudgens touches down at Virgin America's first luxury loft… (Handout )

As movie studios, production companies and second homes throughout sunny Los Angeles begin to shutter in anticipation of the holidays, the Ministry has its eyes on some high-profile departures, parties and everything in between.

Up and away: "Spring Breakers" star Vanessa Hudgens was caught luxuriating at Virgin America's swanky new loft at Los Angeles International Airport. The first custom lounge for Virgin's domestic flights, the spot will see countless bold-face names through its well-designed space.

A dining area and cocktail bar (naturally) await with lush red furnishings and granite accents. L.A.-based photographer Dennis McGrath was commissioned for the urban landscapes that hang throughout. 

Velvet-rope elves: Santa got très exclusive Saturday when producer Jennifer Klein hosted a festive bash at her L.A. home. 

Couples were out in full force, including "The Voice" coach Christina Aguilera and boyfriend Matthew Rutler looking bright and cheerful sipping on Russian Standard Moscow mules, chatting with friends and singing along to Michael Jackson's "Off the Wall" album.

Christina Hendricks and Geoffrey Arend turned up in their holiday finest while "it" couple Chris Evans and Minka Kelly captivated partygoers.

Sanaa Lathan stuck by her brother, DJ Tendashi, even jumping behind the booth to shake it.

Michael Bay, Molly Sims, Michelle Monaghan, Armie Hammer, Topher Grace, Aaron Eckhart, Peter Krause, Josh Gad and "Happy Endings" actress Elisha Cuthbert were also counted for. 

For the power watchers: Execs in attendance included Robbie Brenner of Relativity Media, Fox honcho Kevin Reilly, Rachel Bendavid and Patrick Moran from ABC, Universal's Peter Cramer and Screen Gems' Clint Culpepper. 

Stocking stuffers: "Vampire Diaries" stunner Nina Dobrev stopped by holiday tastemaker bonanza "Days of Style" in West Hollywood, where she stocked up on Clearogen, an acne-halting skin solution the actress is obsessed with. 

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