JUDE: BLOWN AWAY
JUDE LAW planned a knockout night in Las Vegas Dec. 8: He watched fellow Brit Ricky Hatton battle FLOYD MAYWEATHER JR. at the MGM Grand. But when the actor, who turns 35 Dec. 29, hit club LAX later that night, he had no idea he'd celebrate his birthday too. Says an observer: "He [was] genuinely surprised when the cake arrived." He made a quick recovery—and partied until 4 a.m.

PEOPLE'S GRAMMY KICKOFF PARTY
Host FERGIE took a breather with PETE WENTZ (who performed with his band Fall Out Boy) during the Dec. 6 bash sponsored by Avon mark at Avalon Hollywood. Also there: LAUREN CONRAD and EMMY ROSSUM.

STRIDE GUM HOLIDAY PARTY
KRISTEN BELL looked picture-perfect at new Hollywood hot spot Goa Dec. 6, where she was joined by DAVE ANNABLE and CHACE CRAWFORD.

FAST TAKES

DEMI MOORE was at the birth of SOLEIL MOON FRYE's 2-year-old daughter. And when Frye's second baby is born this spring? "I hope so," Moore said at the Dec. 6 opening of the Little Seed, Frye's eco-friendly baby store in L.A. Frye assured her: "She's the best birthing coach in the entire universe!"

Just weeks before her wedding to EDDIE MURPHY, TRACEY EDMONDS and 14 gal pals headed to Tao Las Vegas, where they dined then danced until the early morning Dec. 8. Says Edmonds: "I loved every moment."

Beyoncé Knowles and JAY-Z stopped by Dior and Chanel during his 38th-b-day trip to Paris. "It may have been his birthday," says a source. "But it seems she got the presents."

  • Contributors:
  • CONTRIBUTORS Ashley Williams,
  • With Shruti Dhalwala,
  • Jennifer Garcia,
  • Mark Gray,
  • Peter Mikelbank.