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Globes winners Meryl Streep, Jean Dujardin hit Weinstein party

Golden Globes winners Meryl Streep and Jean Dujardin

Golden Globe winner Meryl Streep referred to Harvey Weinstein as "god" in her acceptance speech Sunday, taking the prize for actress in a drama. And if that's the case, Meryl, everyone went to god's house Sunday night.

The location was the former BAR210 space at the Beverly Hilton, tented and furnished in black to house the Weinstein Co.'s formal after-party celebrating many significant wins at the Hollywood Foreign Press Assn.'s big night. 

Harvey's leading ladies brought Globes home -- Streep for "The Iron Lady" and Michelle Williams for "My Week With Marilyn" -- and to the party for that matter, celebrating victories with well-wishers including Cameron Diaz (showing once again with Diddy), Ewan McGregor, Viola Davis and Alexander Skarsgard.

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The Ministry ran into Jean Dujardin of "The Artist," who won for actor in a musical or comedy, huddled with his producers in a corner.

"Shocked," he told us of his feelings on the win, staring down at his statuette. And where will the prize live? "In my bed," he said, pressing it to his face and snuggling it (this man really is the French Clooney, we may or may not have blushed). 

Madonna popped by to see Mr. Weinstein after grabbing a win for best original song with "Masterpiece" from her film "W.E.," but stayed only a few moments before disappearing as an ageless Jane Fonda entered with a gentleman escort, fur stole wrapped around her shoulders and ready to schmooze.

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Speaking of schmoozing, Relativity Media exec Ryan Kavanaugh picked over hors d'oeuvres at a table with Rob Lowe while Les Moonves and Julie Chen said hello to Penny Marshall. Mark Salling and Cory Monteith of "Glee" roamed with Malin Ackerman and Lindsay Lohan nearby.

As for Weinstein himself, he kept the company of Leonardo DiCaprio -- and those countless other worshippers Sunday night.

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Photos: Meryl Streep and Jean Dujardin arrive at the Weinstein Co. party after the Golden Globe Awards on Sunday. Credits: Frazer Harrison / Getty Images


'The Hangover 2': Robert Downey Jr., Diddy and more party with the stars

Bradley Cooper and Robert Downey Jr at The Hangover 2 premiere "The Hangover 2" was one morning after that celebrities and power players weren't complaining about a bit at the party following the movie's world premiere Thursday night in Hollywood.

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.

Kristen Bell and Crystal the monkey Cute couple Kristen Bell and Dax Shephard mingled freely with snowboarder Shaun White, a pregnant Alyssa Milano and Rainn Wilson.

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."

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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


Notorious B.I.G.: On #biggieday, celebs and fans remember slain rapper Christopher Wallace [Video]

 

Notorious B.I.G. the day before he was killed. #biggieday Notorious B.I.G., a.k.a. Biggie Smalls, a.k.a. Christopher Wallace, was killed 14 years ago -- and though his slaying remains unsolved on Wednesday fans remembered the rapper using the #biggieday hash tag on Twitter, naming favorite songs, quoting lyrics or simply noting, "RIP Big Poppa." 

P. Diddy wanted to spread the word, tweeting around midnight, "Today is #BIGGIEDAY – send me all your videos, links, photos, exclusive content ... ALL things BIGGIE so I can RT to the world!!" The @iamdiddy account has more than 3 million followers -- and the video above is one of the items the performer retweeted.

Comedian Dave Chapelle took a less serious tone regarding the influential rapper, chiming in first with "It's #biggieday and if the first thing you think of is Wendy's Biggie fries, we might as well call today Fat Wednesday." His follow-up tied past and present together: "I don't know what was worse about the 90's, losing Biggie or gaining Justin Bieber."

Notorious B.I.G. was fatally shot March 9, 1997, as the car he was riding in was driven away from a music industry party at the Peterson Automotive Museum at Fairfax Avenue and Wilshire Boulevard in Los Angeles. Though many theories have swirled around the case over the years, to date nobody has been charged with the crime.

This January a task force of local and federal officials was reportedly again looking into leads in the slaying, CNN reported. A law enforcement source told The Times that, while leads were being pursued, the case remained wide open.

Last April, a wrongful death case filed by the rapper's family against the city of Los Angeles was dismissed without prejudice. Biggie's family had alleged that city officials covered up police involvement in the rapper's slaying; lawyers on both sides agreed to leave the civil case alone while a possible criminal case was investigated, as long as it could be refiled at a later date without worrying about any statute of limitations.

What are your memories of the Notorious B.I.G?

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Photo: Rapper Notorious B.I.G., real name Christopher Wallace, is pictured on March 8, 1997, the day before he was fatally shot. Credit: Bernardo-Prudhomme / Associated Press


MLK Day: Celebrities share Martin Luther King Jr. quotes

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As the United States honors the birthday of slain civil-rights leader Martin Luther King Jr., it's no surprise that some celebrities (and normal folk as well) have taken to Twitter to pass along his message either verbatim or by showing what the day means to them.

Here's a look at what some of them had to say Monday:

Sean Combs asked you a question, Ministry readers. Don't leave him hanging; share your dreams in our comments section.

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Photo: Martin Luther King Jr. addresses 15,000 people at the Los Angeles Coliseum during an interfaith rally in 1964. Credit: Los Angeles Times


After the AMAs: Katy Perry, Russell Brand, Ke$ha, Ne-Yo and Diddy party

Ne-Yo and Diddy at AMAs after party

Katy Perry and Russell Brand at the Rolling Stone AMAs after party Everyone was a winner at the American Music Awards after-parties -- that is, of course, if they were invited.

Music heavyweights hit Hollywood venues Sunday to get down after the ceremony, with the most anticipated soiree the grand opening of the Rolling Stone restaurant and lounge at the Hollywood and Highland complex.

John Legend, Kid Rock, Ke$ha, Matthew Morrison and newlyweds Katy Perry and Russell Brand joined publisher Jann Wenner to christen the brand's flagship event space.

Morrison was in good spirits, mingling with the likes of "American Idol" winner David Cook. Ke$ha held court in a private booth, rocking red war paint on her face and sipping Grey Goose with girlfriends.

"Modern Family" star Eric Stonestreet seemed star-struck, wandering the event and gawking at the likes of Jon Bon Jovi.

A few blocks away at the Avalon Hollywood, R&B star Ne-Yo hosted a post-party with Vevo where he performed with a few friends -- like Diddy, Kelly Rowland and Jamie Foxx.

Kesha at the Rolling Stone VIP party after the AMAs Jenny McCarthy held court at a table in front of the stage, stealing a kiss from Diddy while he hyped the crowd -- which counted the likes of The Situation, Whitney Port, Will Forte, Jensen Reed, Keri Hilson and Julie Benz in the Moet & Chandon Nectar Imperial lounge.

"I like the whole Black Pack thing you got going on tonight," Diddy said, complimenting Ne-Yo on curating his guest stars.

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Top photo: Diddy and Ne-Yo backstage at Hollywood's Inside at Avalon after the 2010 American Music Awards. Credit:  Charley Gallay / Getty Images

Left photo: Katy Perry and Russell Brand arrive at the Rolling Stone VIP after-party at Hollywood and Highland. Credit: Dan Steinberg / Associated Press

Right photo: Ke$ha at the Rolling Stone AMAs party. Credit:  Frederick M. Brown / Getty Images


Star Sightings: Eli Manning and Diddy go Pro; Maggie Gyllenhaal's lofty ways

Photo 1 Eli Manning attended a Gatorade G Series Pro bash in New York with NFL comrades including LaDainian Tomlinson and D'Brickashaw Ferguson. The athletes were treated to a tasting followed by Foosball with about 100 guests at a loft in Soho, where Sean "Diddy" Combs made a cameo. 

We're told that Diddy -- in an attempt to keep up with the sports stars? -- skipped the elevator and opted to hike the eight flights of stairs to the loft space.

Maggie Gyllenhaal was also in the Big Apple this week, celebrating Ann Taylor's launch of its Loft Style Studio. The Oscar nominee chatted with the likes of Mena Suvari and designer Philip Lim. While Alexa Chung played DJ, Maggie was overheard expressing her sadness over missing a recent Beyoncé performance; she had to sit out to recover from a small procedure to remove a mole from her back.

Another body-conscious gal in Manhattan recently was Giuliana Rancic, who hosted the launch of skin care line Tria's Beauty Blue lounge, with the help of "Real Housewives" Kelly Bensimon

Girl power reigned in Miami Beach this week as well, as a fuller Kate Hudson attended a Barbie makeover event, avoiding an abundance of chocolate but tasting Ty Ku sake cocktails. 

Back in Hollywood, "The Twilight Saga" star Nikki Reed took her girlfriend to the tea room at H.wood for some Prohibition Teas (read: heavily spiked). Let's hear it for the boys, however -- last night at French bistro La Poubelle, also in Hollywood, Justin Long enjoyed beers with buddies, and "Mad Men" actor Rich Sommer sipped in a Funny or Die hoodie. 

-- Matt Donnelly 

Photo: Eli Manning and Sean "Diddy" Combs prepare to get their Foosball on. Credit: Handout.

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Jude Law, Sienna Miller, Simon Cowell and more betray Saint-Tropez for Barbados

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While celebrities frolicked and played over the holiday weekend, the Ministry observed a not-so-merry Christmas for one charming French luxury village: Saint-Tropez.

Has the historic and glamorous city jumped the shark?

It looks to us as if all the famous lovelies decamped to Barbados, the teeny paradise in the east of the Caribbean Sea.

Most notably in attendance were Jude Law and Sienna Miller, taking their alleged reunion on tour. Sienna was spotted in a bikini, splashing around in the water with two of Law's children, while the "Sherlock Holmes" star looked on (perhaps contemplating that $65-million opening?). After some one-on-one romance in New York City, it would seem the pair are kicking it up a notch by incorporating family time.

Another big fish throwing his weight around in Barbados was ...

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