Spotted: Jessica Simpson Saves Some Smiles

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Jessica Simpson began her career as the reserved version of the other teenage pop starlets but has since remade herself into an actress, reality show star and advocate for a number of noble causes. Her most recent project, "Jessica Simpson's The Price of Beauty," saw Simpson crossing the world and talking to women about health and beauty traditions all over the planet. She has also gone to work for Operation Smile, which treats oral deformities like cleft lips and palates in children all over the world. Simpson was a guest at their annual benefit gala at Cipriani in New York City on Thursday night (May 6). The event also played host to celebrities like Nick Cannon and "The City" star Olivia Palermo.

They weren't the only famous folks doing their bit for charity, as Snoop Dogg and George Lopez hung out at the Lupus Orange Ball in Beverly Hills, California, while former "American Idol" winner Kris Allen performed at a benefit for the Save the Music Foundation at Conseco Fieldhouse in Indianapolis. Click here for these photos as well as the entire "Spotted!" archive, which features over 400 candid shots of stars like Britney Spears, Taylor Swift, the Black Eyed Peas, Justin Timberlake, Miley Cyrus, the Jonas Brothers, Jay-Z, Katy Perry, Mariah Carey, Lady Gaga, Madonna and 50 Cent!