09:40 AM EDT 01/15/2014
Originally posted 01/14/2014 06:00AM
Joaquin Phoenix and Leonardo DiCaprio had plenty in common at Sunday's Golden Globe Awards. Both were nominees for best actor in a comedy or musical; both brought their moms to the event; and both later accepted Diddy's invitation for some after-hours fun.
DiCaprio won for The Wolf of Wall Street, but that didn't seem to dampen Phoenix's spirits, as the actors, both 39, hit up Butter Group's soon-to-open nightclub 1 OAK LA in West Hollywood, where Diddy held court and a deejay spun tunes late into the night – and Diddy's new DeLeon tequila flowed generously.
Phoenix, who was nominated for Her, arrived at about 10:45 p.m. with his mom, his girlfriend Allie Teilz and some other friends. The famously reclusive actor was in a great mood, smiling and laughing throughout the evening and even hitting the dance floor with Teilz. At one point, Teilz threw her arms around him and the two were lovey dovey.
Originally posted 01/13/2014 01:00PM
It's the Internet's favorite post-awards-show activity: slicing up the previous night's ceremony into discrete GIF-able moments that spread like wildfire across social media.
As the animated highlights from the 71st annual Golden Globes make their way across the Web, it's time to separate the flashes in the pan from the truly legendary ones. Which GIFs will fade with Monday's hangovers, and which will achieve lasting immortality as a reaction-GIF staple? We've ranked them to find out.
Originally posted 12/21/2013 01:40PM
He's just one of the kids.
Diddy, 44, showed off his silly side on Friday night, while dancing with his daughters D'Lila and Jessie, and taking to social media to prove it.
The hip-hop mogul apparently crashed his daughters' slumber party as he danced with his twins, who turn 7 on Saturday, and two other little ones, shouting "Beyoncé's album's making me feel ..." as he fell to the ground mid-shimmy.
Originally posted 11/06/2013 06:15PM
Producers have some surprises in store for tonight's CMA Awards – and PEOPLE has all the details!
Fans know that Carrie Underwood and Brad Paisley – who are hosting the show on Wednesday for the sixth straight year – always bring the fun, but this time around they'll be getting a little help from some unexpected people.
The pair will be performing with the cast of A&E's hit Duck Dynasty. "Look who's gracing us with their presence tonight," Paisley Tweeted along with a pic. "So psyched."
Originally posted 10/16/2013 09:30AM
Usher celebrated his 35th birthday Monday night at Los Angeles hot spot Bootsy Bellows.
Joined by friends Sean "Diddy" Combs, Justin Bieber, Sugar Ray Leonard, Ashley Benson, Jermaine Dupri, T.I., Blake Shelton, David Arquette, Miguel and Cassie, the R&B star arrived at the surprise bash around 11 p.m., and he was ready to party.
Dressed in a blue button-down, blue pants, pony-hair camouflage sneakers and a Gucci fedora, the birthday boy dominated the dance floor, according to onlookers.
Originally posted 05/16/2013 03:45PM
Could Diddy possibly be Lady Mary's latest love interest?
Sadly, no – but for a minute there he really had us going.
When the hip-hop mogul and part-time actor announced to his 8.7 million Twitter followers Wednesday that he would be a series regular on the next season of Downton Abbey – his "favorite show" – it seemed ridiculous.
But then again, producers of the smash-hit PBS series recently announced that they are trying to diversify, and Diddy has done serious roles, including that of the son, Walter Lee Younger, in the 2004 Broadway revival of A Raisin in the Sun.
Originally posted 12/10/2012 11:15AM
Love is in the air. Rico Love, that is.
The music world came together Saturday for a private dinner celebrating Rico Love's 30th birthday at the SLS Hotel South Beach. Diddy, Pharrell Williams, Fat Joe, Russell Simmons and Kelly Rowland feasted and drank Grey Goose into the night as they toasted the music mogul on his big 3-0.
Diddy led the birthday toast, commending his friend for "working his way up from Harlem." Rico told the crowd, "I'm blessed."
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
Originally posted 10/07/2012 11:45AM
"Abandon all hope ye who enter here," warns the sign greeting guests to the Gates of Hell – as if they even had to say it.
Welcome to Halloween Horror Nights at California's Universal Studios Hollywood, which, like its sister park in Orlando, Fla., decks itself out on select nights this month for that scariest of holidays. Having frightened brave-hearted visitors witless since 2006, Universal's multiple walk-through horror mazes include this year's newest attraction, a ghoul-filled Dead Inside zombie apocalypse inspired by AMC's The Walking Dead (whose third season premieres Oct. 14).
"You need to be emotionally involved in order to be drawn into the horror," Halloween Horror Nights creative director John Murdy, stepping over empty shotgun shells amid the piped-in ersatz scent of rotting corpses, recently told PEOPLE at the entrance to the Walking Dead maze, which features actual scenes and props from the series.
Originally posted 05/23/2012 11:30AM
After attending the premiere of his movie Killing Them Softly at the Cannes Film Festival Tuesday, Brad Pitt hosted an intimate party at Villa St. George that evening for close friends and people who were involved with the film.
About 100 people attended the soiree, which was sponsored by Johnny Walker Blue Label. Celebrities like Diddy, Kylie Minogue, Chris Tucker and Ray Liotta partied until the wee hours of the morning.
The party felt almost like a pre-bachelor party for the newly engaged Pitt, with refreshments including cigars and £250 bottles of Johnnie Walker whiskey.
Towards the end of the evening, Pitt's friend Diddy shared a celebratory drink with the actor over his engagement to Angelina Jolie, before inviting the entire party back to his yacht.
– Liz Raftery
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