KANYE: THE BIG 3-0!
"Every day is like my birthday," says KANYE WEST
. But that didn't stop the rapper from marking his milestone 30th b-day with an over-the-top bash June 7—taking over Manhattan's flagship Louis Vuitton store and sipping bottles of Moët & Chandon Nectar Impérial champagne (one had been bedazzled with "Kanye" spelled out in crystals). He even performed a miniconcert for guests like ASHLEE SIMPSON
, JAY-Z, DIDDY, RIHANNA
and MARIAH CAREY
. (What did Carey give as a present? "I was there, wasn't I?" she joked afterward.) Even Kanye's mother, Donda, got in on the fun, dancing onstage to "She Wants to Move" while her son chanted, "Go, Mom! Go, Mom!" into the microphone. Pal BONO couldn't make it, but he still sent along a gift: a "Happy Birthday"-playing bagpiper.
What's the secret to BRITTANY MURPHY's marital bliss? A well-trained husband! "I leave everything up to the boss," SIMON MONJACK told Insider of his bride at Rock & Republic's City of Hope charity gala in L.A. on June 9.
Forget diamonds—TEA LEONI and DAVID DUCHOVNY chose ink to celebrate their recent 10th anniversary. "We tattooed our wedding bands [on]," Leoni said June 11 while promoting You Kill Me
. "It's an anagram for a sweet nothing we say to each other."
American Idol alum KELLIE PICKLER dished on her new beau, Nashville Predators' JORDIN TOOTOO, at the CMA Music Festival: "I scream my head off in a Predators jersey at his games, and he comes to my concerts and does the same."
- CONTRIBUTORS Molly Lopez,
- Ryan Pienciak,
- With Laura Hahn,
- Kimberly Lansing,
- Jeffrey Slonim,
- Kay West.