Whereabouts: Robert Pattinson, Orlando Bloom, Nicole Richie

By: Matt Donnelly / February 9, 2009

You have to hand it to Robert Pattinson. Even in a club that’s seen it all, he somehow manages to cause a stir.

Pattinson was spotted heading into London’s famed Groucho Club on Saturday night, with a gaggle of starstruck fans trailing.

While it’s definitely a faux pas to acknowledge celebrity status near these hallowed halls—clearly these fans could not control themselves. Call it the Pattinson Effect.

The bohemian establishment, named after Groucho Marx, is one of Lily Allen’s fave haunts. It has also been a mainstay for Sienna Miller, Jude Law, Kate Moss and most every other British celeb known to man. No one batts an eye when they walk in. When Bono played the grand piano on the ground floor of the club in 2002 and broke into “Happy Birthday” for the visiting former-President Bill Clinton, it was deemed a mildly noteworthy occurrence.

The Twilight star was unfazed by the attention and after leaving the club waited at a local mini-cab stand for a cheap ride home.

Elsewhere:

  • Courteney Cox was pleasantly surprised when taking a table at the Melrose Grill. The guy at the table next to her was Orlando Bloom. “As she was sitting down she noticed Orlando,” says a fellow diner. “Without missing a beat she gave an effusive hello and they talked for a bit. Both were taking business meeting.”
  • Nicole Richie might have the musician baby-daddy, but she was no where near any Grammy drama in LA this weekend. Richie was spotted with a friend at the Arclight theater late Sunday night outside of a showing of He’s Just Not Into You.
  • Hollywood’s Bardot had a flurry of activity this past week. On Saturday at the venue’s LoHiFi party, Scrubs comedian Zach Braff chatted up with fellow funnyman Joel McHale on the open air patio, while nextdoor at the Avalon Mischa Barton partied with girlfriends for LA Magazine’s Grammy bash. Milk hottie Emile Hirsch stopped by the spot earlier in the week to check out hitmaking duo MGMT act as DJs.