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New Year's Eve 2009: Parties, pampering, diets and more!

December 31, 2009 | 11:17 am

Joel Madden and Nicole Richie

Hollywood is gearing up for a fantastic 2010, and the Ministry has been keeping tabs on all your favorite celebs: where they're partying, how they're grooming and pampering for the big night, and details on those all-important ways to ward off the holiday weight.

Check out what some familiar and fabulous faces -- including Nicole Richie, Lady Gaga, Adam Lambert, Jay-Z, Rihanna and Kristin Cavallari -- are all doing as they gear up for the big ball drop at midnight ...

From the Ministry's Division of Fabulous Parties

Nicole Richie will be holding court at Las Vegas' Lavo nightclub, where her partner in crime, Joel Madden, will spin a special DJ set for guests. 

Lady Gaga will bring her fabulous Haus to the Fontainebleau hotel in Miami, where partygoers will have their disco sticks on hand.

Eva Longoria Parker Eva Longoria Parker is lending her Hollywood restaurant Beso out for a bash with a top-secret musical performance promised, while a mile away at Paramount Pictures, the studio lot will play host to Pamela Anderson and a set from one of 2009's most talked-about performers, Adam Lambert

Jay-Z and Rihanna will bundle up in New York City and perform their hit "Run This Town" on NBC's countdown, "New Year's Eve With Carson Daly"

And that's just a start to where stars are kicking off 2010. Curious to know what the Black Eyed Peas are up to? Check it out here.

From the Office of Celebrity Health and Wellness:

Dolly Parton teaches us in "Steel Magnolias" that there's no such thing as natural beauty. Well, perhaps there is for the bold names here, but we all have a little help.

For one, "90210" star AnnaLynne McCord is gearing up to host a bash at the W Hotel Miami by getting a spray tan from Fake Bake.

Fellow blond Kristin Cavallari will relax before her big night with a Swedish massage from L.A.'s Murad Inclusive Health Spa, which counts Kim Cattrall and Jeff Probst as devotees. 

From the Annex of Working on My Fitness:

Indulging in those flutes of bubbly (and that mile-long buffet spread, followed by copious shots of Patron) ultimately comes with a price. How do stars intend to trim the New Year's fat for killer bodies in 2010?

Katy Perry detests working out, she tells People Bodywatch, but the kid in her loves to jump rope. "I can double jump; I can cross. I can do all of it. I look like Rocky when I jump rope," she says.

First Lady Michelle Obama is a bit more regimented about keeping her fashionable figure. She rises "pretty religiously" for daily cardio sessions at 5:30 a.m.

Wanna know what keeps the weight off of Kim Kardashian, Mariah Carey and Megan Fox? Get more here.

-- Matt Donnelly

Photos: Nicole Richie and Joel Madden, top, look gilded and giddy at a recent gala in Los Angeles. Eva Longoria Parker is all smiles at the annual Women in Entertainment Breakfast in Beverly Hills. Credits: Top, Kevin Winter / Getty Images; right, Alberto E. Rodriguez / Getty Images.

Want more scoop on star holiday bashes from the Ministry of Gossip? Get all of our Fabulous Party and Holiday headlines. Before your own (safe and sound, we command) New Year's celebrations, take time to follow us on Twitter and check us out on Facebook at facebook.com/ministryofgossip.

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