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Originally posted 09/03/2012 05:15PM
After a storied career in which he won 18 Olympic gold medals, and 22 medals overall, Michael Phelps celebrated his retirement from competitive swimming this weekend at – what else? – a pool party.
Phelps, 27, who became a legend in Athens, Beijing and London, chose Las Vegas as the city for his send-off, enjoying a raucous Saturday afternoon at the Encore Beach Club with friends, fans and fellow swimmers – including his training partner and close friend Allison Schmitt.
The Maryland native was grinning ear to ear as the club's bikini-clad servers gave him a special cake paying tribute to his 22 medals, the most won by any Olympian in history.
Originally posted 08/28/2012 06:00AM
Where do broken hearts go? To the club!
Rihanna spent Saturday night at Hollywood nightclub Playhouse, where the singer and other stars were on hand to celebrate the launch of Pink + Dolphin's flagship store.
During the evening, the "Where Have You Been" singer was stationed at her own VIP table across from ex-boyfriend Chris Brown. Brown sat with Christina Milian and Sean Kingston as Chief Keef performed.
Although Rihanna, who recently told Oprah she "still loves" Brown, was surrounded by friends, her mind seemed to be elsewhere. The 24-year-old slowly sipped drinks, while "pretending to dance and mingle," but kept her eyes on "all the fun Chris and Christina were having," a source tells PEOPLE.
Rob Kardashian later took a seat at Rihanna's table where he got a little flirty with her and shared a few laughs, says a source. But, "you could tell she really just wanted Chris to pay attention and talk to her, but he was totally ignoring her," the source adds.
– Jen Garcia
Originally posted 08/26/2012 05:00PM
It's a family affair!
Kimberly Stewart celebrated her 33rd birthday with dad Rod, stepmother Penny Lancaster and brother Sean at Bootsy Bellows in West Hollywood on Friday night.
In a curve-hugging black dress, Kimberly chatted with friends while Rod kept a low profile. The 67-year-old rocker didn't move from his seat when the DJ played his 1978 hit, "Da Ya Think I'm Sexy?"
Benicio del Toro, who has a daughter, Delilah, with Kimberly, also joined the soiree briefly. He arrived with a few pals, wearing a baseball cap.
"The two seemed to be on good terms and got along well," a source tells PEOPLE. "Although he didn't stay for long, clearly he was there to make an appearance for Kimberly."
The festivities wrapped up around 1:15 a.m. when the Stewart family parted ways.
Originally posted 08/24/2012 11:25AM
He's one proud dad!
Tom Cruise hit up London nightclub Chinawhite on Thursday, and, no, he wasn't there to go dancing. The actor was on hand to support his 17-year-old son Connor, who was deejaying at the hotspot. And he brought his nieces and nephews along, too.
"Tom walked in and went straight over to Connor and hugged him," says an onlooker. "Then he sat down with a glass of water in the corner and just proudly watched his son for the rest of the night."
Originally posted 08/23/2012 02:00PM
Life, Liberty and the pursuit of happiness.
Liberty Ross stepped out on Wednesday night to attend the Los Angeles premiere of Lawless starring Shia LaBeouf.
Dressed in a silky green top, black leggings and ankle boots, the former model glowed as she posed for photos on the red carpet.
"Liberty was in a great mood," a source tells PEOPLE. "She was there to support her friend, [screenwriter] Nick Cave."
Following the screening, Ross attended the afterparty at Eden nightclub presented by DeLeón tequila, where she stayed until about 11:30 PM, having a great time.
Upon leaving the party, Ross was mobbed by paparazzi, eager to get a shot of her enjoying a night out following her husband Rupert Sanders's recent cheating scandal with Kristen Stewart.
Originally posted 08/23/2012 06:00AM
From Twilight to late-night!
Ashley Greene enjoyed a night out with pals at Bootsy Bellows in West Hollywood, Calif., on Tuesday.
Casually dressed in a black t-shirt, jeans and black flats, the Apparition actress kept a low profile throughout the evening as she nestled into a VIP room with friends.
While the DJ spun hit after hit, Greene preferred to keep things quiet, opting for quiet conversation, as she enjoyed vodka cranberry cocktails.
"She stayed until the lights came on just after 2:00 AM," says a source, "And responsibly took a cab home."
Originally posted 08/21/2012 06:00AM
There wasn't a dull moment over the weekend for Ryan Lochte.
Lochte, who has been partying in Sin City since Thursday, was sure to cover all of his bases.
On Sunday, the athlete enjoyed an extended birthday dinner at Bacio Italian restaurant inside the Tropicana Las Vegas with a large group of guys, including fellow Team USA swimmers Cullen Jones and Conor Dwyer.
"Ryan sat on the outside of the restaurant, where women walking by went crazy over him, screaming and waving," an onlooker tells PEOPLE. "They were snapping photos."
Lochte – who munched on salad, pasta, sea bass and salmon – was brought a special Olympic-themed cake at the end of the meal, which he Tweeted about, that even included his signature term, "Jeah." (Lochte turned 28 on August 3.)
Originally posted 08/17/2012 06:00AM
Owen Wilson was game to stay up late recently, when he popped into Sister Louisa's Church of the Living Room & Ping Pong Emporium bar in Atlanta.
The actor, who arrived at around midnight, had an employee at the venue ring up owner Grant Henry to play against him in a Ping-Pong match, a source tells PEOPLE.
"Grant arrived at the bar and played a quick game withOwen, beating him 21-18," the insider says. "Owen requested a rematch, and Grant said only if the winner gets the other person's trucker hat."
In the end, it was a fair trade between Henry and Wilson – who the source says was "friendly and jovial, posing for photos with other people at the bar."
– Jennifer Bradley Franklin
Originally posted 08/10/2012 06:00AM
No trouble here! Lindsay Lohan spent a relatively quiet night out with pals at West Hollywood's Bootsy Bellows on Tuesday. The actress – wearing denim short-shorts, a black tank and crystal-studded vest – settled into a banquette in the back VIP room around 1:30 a.m., chatting away with a select group of friends.
According to an onlooker, "Lindsay seemed really mellow and like she just wanted to chill out." In fact, no one else in the hotspot seemed to realize she was there.
At one point in the evening, Lohan turned to face the mirrored wall and reapply her lip gloss. And she did take a break from chatting to watch the lounge's marionette puppets in action. But by 2:30 a.m., the starlet called it a night, grabbing her red Birkin bag and camera and slipping out.
Originally posted 08/09/2012 06:00AM
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Our Twitter followers @CloBrown0291 and @philrussoo had a friendly little run-in with Miley Cyrus recently in Philadelphia.
The newly engaged starlet – who was in town visiting fiancé Liam Hemsworth while he was shooting a movie – left her man's side for a little while to hang out at the city's 18+ hotspot Woody's Bar with some other boys.
"We saw her coming out of the gay bar with one of her gay friends," @CloBrown0291 tells PEOPLE. "She was very nice. She said she always supports her gays. She asked for a lighter and we shared a cigarette with her. She had to hurry back because she was meeting up with Liam."
Cyrus, clad in gold sequined shorts, "gladly accepted," when asked for a photo, @CloBrown0291 says. "She was a doll."
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