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Jay-Z and LeBron James celebrate 'Two Kings' -- and Rihanna's birthday

February 20, 2011 |  5:56 pm

Rihanna is a birthday girl Though pop princess Rihanna's 23rd birthday is Sunday, she toasted it a day early with "Two Kings" -- mogul Jay-Z and basketball star LeBron James.

As part of All-Star Weekend festivities in Los Angeles, the power pair and Bing welcomed luminaries and sports giants for a private dinner and after-party Saturday in recognition of their annual charity efforts for underprivileged children.

At Century City's Craft restaurant, "Top Chef" star Tom Colicchio prepared eats for a crowd that included guest speaker and Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer, Leonardo DiCaprio and Bar Refaeli, Ellen Pompeo and Chris Ivery, Ron HowardJerry Bruckheimer, Kanye West and designer Tory Burch

Earlier that day, Jay and LeBron unveiled a new gym facility for the Boys & Girls Club of Los Angeles, in partnership with Sprite Spark Parks, and spoke of their experience to the famous crowd, before leading everyone to talent agency CAA's offices to party after dinner. 

That's where Rihanna downed a shot to celebrate her special day, dancing to her hit "What's My Name" while the likes of Ryan Phillippe, Ciara, David Arquette, Gabrielle Union and Dwyane Wade, Drake and Vin Diesel looked on. 

Also in attendance: Jay's wife Beyoncé Knowles, Gayle King, Floyd Mayweather, music honcho Jimmy Iovine, "Twilight" hunk Kellan Lutz, Janelle Monae, Mark Cuban, Ne-Yo, Madonna's manager Guy Oseary, Heisman trophy winner Cam Newton and funnyman Chris Rock

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-- Matt Donnelly
Twitter.com/MattDonnelly

Photo: Rihanna promotes her new fragrance in Lakewood, Calif., on Feb. 18. Credit: Frederick M. Brown / Getty Images


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