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Leonardo DiCaprio Throws Star-Studded Birthday Bash | Leonardo DiCaprio

Leonardo DiCaprio Turns 39 with Star-Studded Bash

Originally posted 11/11/2013 02:00PM

Happy Birthday, Leo!

Leonardo DiCaprio knows how to throw a party. The actor shut down TAO Downtown in New York on Sunday to ring in his 39th year.

DiCaprio enjoyed a private dinner with 100 of his closest friends and family, including Martin Scorsese and Orlando Bloom, who recently separated from wife Miranda Kerr. Kanye West and 2 Chainz performed a full concert for the birthday boy after the feast.

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Diddy, Kanye, Fat Joe Delight Miami Clubgoers with Surprise Concert | Kanye West, Lil Wayne, Scott Disick

Diddy, Kanye, Fat Joe Delight Miami Clubgoers with Surprise Concert

Originally posted 11/28/2012 06:00AM

Sunday night saw one of the most monumental hip-hop concerts in recent history, and no one knew it was coming.

As guests arrived to celebrate DJ Khaled's birthday at LIV Miami at the Fontainebleau, they found themselves in the company of hip-hop icons Diddy, Kanye West, Fat Joe, Lil Wayne and Busta Rhymes. Also joining the fun: Kourtney Kardashian's longtime love Scott Disick – who was in town filming Kourtney & Kim Take Miami.

While some had heard rumblings of Diddy and company's attendance, no one expected what the night turned into – an impromptu concert!

"It was the craziest thing ever," says a source. "Maybe you've seen one or two of these guys perform, but never singing each other's songs together – it was amazing!"

Kanye, enjoying a boys' night out in a black leather T-shirt, received the most enthusiastic response of all when he hopped on stage with Fat Joe and performed his hit "Jesus Walks." The group wasn't taking the party lightly and ordered around 30 bottles of Ciroc Vodka.

Disick, who may seem the unlikeliest piece of the puzzle, apparently held his own with the rowdy group. "Scott surprisingly fit in really well; he seemed totally natural with the guys … you wouldn't have expected it," says one partygoer.

– Becky Randel

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Chris Brown Sneaks a Peek at Rihanna While Partying at Same N.Y.C. Club | Chris Brown, Rihanna

Chris Brown Sneaks a Peek at Rihanna While Partying at Same N.Y.C. Club

Originally posted 06/14/2012 06:00AM

Rihanna had an unidentifiable new man in tow when she showed up with an entourage to New York City hotspot, Avenue, on Monday night.

The pop star's latest flame "waited in her truck while she went inside," a source tells PEOPLE. "He waited for paparazzi to [go away], then he followed inside after her."

Included in her crew throughout the night was, Aziz Ansari, Busta Rhymes and Maxwell.

Clad in a white pin-up style dress, with black shades and Converse shoes, the "Where Have You Been?" songstress caught the eye of her controversial ex-boyfriend Chris Brown, who was also inside the venue with "a bunch of people."

"He looked over at her from his table across the way," a source tells PEOPLE. "His group was sipping Ace of Spades champagne and taking shots of Patron."

Brown, whose group was being "super nice," wore a white button-down shirt with a red jacket and glasses.
– Jennifer Garcia

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Justin Bieber: Santa's Helper in Rockefeller Center | Justin Bieber

Justin Bieber: Santa's Helper in Rockefeller Center

Originally posted 12/01/2011 08:15AM

Lights, camera, Justin Bieber. Christmas has come to Rockefeller Center.

The traditional tree-lighting ceremony, the 79th annual, in the midtown Manhattan destination was a cautiously paced, all-star event Wednesday night, with carols delivered by the likes of Bieber, who essentially headlined the event, Michael Bublé (singing "I'll Be Home for Christmas"), Cee Lo Green, Neil Diamond, Carole King, Katharine McPhee and Tony Bennett (the traditional "White Christmas").

Mariah Carey was also seen in a debut video duet with Bieber, for her "All I Want for Christmas." The number resembled a big-budget department-store commercial, although the video's quick cuts made it difficult to determine whether the duo and their singers and dancers were actually in Macy's or Lord & Taylor.

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Busta Rhymes Sentenced on Assault Charges

Busta Rhymes Sentenced on Assault Charges

Originally posted 03/18/2008 03:05PM

Busta Rhymes was sentenced Tuesday to serve three years' probation and 10 days of community service, pay a $1,250 fine and court costs and enroll in a drunken driving program for his role in two separate assaults last year.

In addition, Manhattan Criminal Court Judge Larry Stephen ordered the rapper to stay out of trouble, the Associated Press reports.

Rhymes (real name: Trevor Smith), 35, stood accused of beating his former driver, Edward Hatchett, 39, on Dec. 26 "with a closed fist about the head and neck" and kicking him in the ribs and torso. Rhymes was also charged with assaulting a fan who allegedly spat on the rapper's car following an Aug. 12 concert.

After the sentencing, Rhymes, dressed in a conservative gray suit with lavender accents, told reporters, "I have no trouble being a good dude because that's what I am."
Stephen M. Silverman

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Busta Rhymes Faces Trial on Assault Charges

Busta Rhymes

Busta Rhymes Faces Trial on Assault Charges

Originally posted 03/26/2007 02:25PM

A Manhattan judge has told Busta Rhymes no deal – and the rapper now faces trial on two counts of assault.

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Busta Rhymes's Guard Killed at Video Shoot

Busta Rhymes's Guard Killed at Video Shoot

Originally posted 02/06/2006 08:00AM

A bodyguard for rapper Busta Rhymes was fatally gunned down during a star-studded music video shoot in New York early Sunday, say police.

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Busta Busted

Originally posted 05/24/1999 12:00AM

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Rapper Cops Plea

Originally posted 03/10/1999 12:00AM

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