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Los Angeles is full of celeb-packed parties tonight, from a charity bash in Beverly Hills to a yoga fete in West Hollywood.

My first stop is the Beat the Odds awards for the Children's Defense Fund at the Beverly Hills hotel. Charity co-chair Reese Witherspoon usually attends this event, but we get word that she won't make it tonight.

Could it be because of tabloid stories—refuted by her rep—that she and Jake Gyllenhaal are on the outs? Or the fact that she was photographed in London earlier today?

Thankfully, Jennifer Garner is on hand for the benefit, looking glam in Jenni Kayne. And she's joined by no other than...

...her hubby Ben Affleck, who skips the carpet but is inside waiting for Jen at the table. Garner makes a presentation before charity president Marian Wright Edelman takes the podium. Then it's time to eat and I'm off.

Just down the street, Ben's BFF Matt Damon is out for the Invictus premiere, along with costar Morgan Freeman and director Clint Eastwood. And a bit further east, Jennifer Aniston is hosting a fete at her favorite haunt: Sunset Tower hotel.

Jen's throwing a party for her yoga instructor Mandy Ingber's DVD release. Aniston's not the only famous fan in the house: Jenny McCarthy, Rikki Lake and E!'s own Chelsea Handler are all on hand for the soiree. Guests nosh on appetizers and everyone scores gift bags stuffed with Mandy's DVD, beauty products and a two-night stay at a private island in Hawaii.

We'll say 'ohm' to that! Check back tomorrow for all the soiree scoop.


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