'The Hangover 2': Robert Downey Jr., Diddy and more party with the stars
Hollywood Boulevard had been shut down outside Grauman's Chinese Theater for the red-carpet premiere, which attracted "Hangover 2" stars including Bradley Cooper, Ed Helms, Zach Galifianakis and Justin Bartha, and a predictably epic party kicked into gear.
A vacant lot just across the street was built out to model the Bangkok streets scandalized by the "Hangover" Wolfpack in the sequel.
Many a booze and Thai food station awaited the likes of Diddy, Robert Downey Jr. with wife Susan, and cast members Mike Tyson, Jamie Chung and Ken Jeong.
"Harry Potter" star Tom Felton held court at the Bing photo booth, posing with props beside a faux-tattoo station where Clippers star Blake Griffin contemplated some temporary ink.
Director Todd Philips was the man to congratulate, with honchos like Steve Bing among the well-wishers plus stars Cooper, Helms and Downey Jr. flanking his table. Helms, arguably the film's lead, counted his mom as his date.
"Doesn't he look like a nice southern boy?" Mrs. Helms asked, nodding to her son's Brooks Brothers suit. (Ed is an Atlanta native.)
"This is all fun," a glowing Chung said when asked if her role as Helms' bride-to-be was overwhelming.
As Kanye West tunes blasted after midnight, boxer-turned-actor Tyson may have summed it up best as he departed: "Funny-ass movie."
-- Matt Donnelly
Top photo: Bradley Cooper, left, and Robert Downey Jr. at "The Hangover 2" premiere. Credit: Chris Pizzello / Associated Press
Bottom photo: Kristen Bell spends some quality time on the red carpet with Crystal, the movie's Capuchin monkey. Credit: Chris Pizello / Associated Press