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Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie are planning four wedding celebrations.
The couple - who raise six children together, Maddox, 12, Pax, nine, Zahara, eight, Shiloh, seven, and five-year-old twins Knox and Vivienne - will kick-off their nuptials in Australia where Angelina is currently directing her new movie Unbroken.
Although the 38-year-old actress in located in sunny Sydney they will head to natural wonder Ayers Rock - known as Uluru by the natives - in the Northern Territory in December, which is when Brad is due to celebrate his 50th birthday which falls on December 18. "They are having the first party at Ayers Rock in Australia to tie in with Brad's 50th birthday in December. Angelina wants an aboriginal style ceremony at sunrise," a source told The Daily Star.
Brad and Angelina got engaged in April 2012 and in early 2014 they will be legally wed in an intimate ceremony in either Los Angeles or New Orleans. Following this they will head for the Bahamas, a place of importance to Angelina since the ashes of her mother Marcheline Bertrand - who died of ovarian cancer at the age of 56 - are scattered on the island.
Beyonce Knowles treated Jay Z to a vegan feast for his 44th birthday on Wednesday.
The "Love On Top" hitmaker took her rapper husband, who has vowed to stick to a plant-based diet until Christmas Day, to the popular organic restaurant, Cafe Gratitude, in Los Angeles. The couple, who left their 23-month-old daughter, Blue Ivy Carter, at home for the occasion, tucked into a range of meatless dishes including marinated kale salad, Indian curried lentils and corn tacos with chipotle butternut squash, according to gossip website TMZ.com, before enjoying vegan chocolate truffles for dessert.
Oscar-winning actress Anne Hathaway and singer Ariana Grande were also dining in eatery at the time.
Their outing came just one day after Jay Z revealed that he and his wife were inspired by a close friend to give up animal food products until December 25. "Psychologists have said it takes 21 days to make or break a habit. On the 22nd day, you've found the way. On December 3, one day before my 44th birthday I will embark on a 22 Days challenge to go completely vegan, or as I prefer to call it, plant-based! This all began a few months back when a good friend and vegan challenged me to embrace a 'plant-based breakfast' everyday. It was surprisingly easier on me than I thought," the "Holy Grail" hitmaker wrote on his Life and Times Blog on Tuesday.
Miley Cyrus is planning a wild 21st birthday party.
The "Wrecking Ball" singer is said to be hosting an S&M-themed bash to celebrate the milestone later this month and has even invited ex-fiance Liam Hemsworth.
"Miley wants the party to be off the hook, she's hiring all sorts. She's enlisted party planners and asked them to create a sex dungeon with cages and whips. Penis-shaped party lights and male and female dancers are also on the bill," a source said.
Although Miley will be performing at the American Music Awards on her actual birthday on November 23, she will be hosting the event afterwards with big showbiz names on the guest list.
The 20-year-old singer is now reportedly in contact with ex-fiance Liam, who she split from in September after a three-year relationship, and she wants the 23-year-old actor to be at her party. "Miley and Liam talking has led her to invite him to her birthday festivities since when they were together they talked about her 21st birthday for quite a while, so she is hoping and expecting him to show up," an insider said.
Kanye West wants to propose to Kim Kardashian this week.
The 36-year-old rapper is reportedly planning to pop the question to the reality TV star - whom he has three-month-old daughter North with - in celebration of her 33rd birthday, and has even picked out the perfect ring to get down on one knee with.
"Kim turns 33 today. Kanye had planned to propose for her birthday. He chose the ring from exclusive jewellers Boucheron on a recent trip to Paris. But everything else is top secret," a source told the Daily Star newspaper.
Kanye - who cancelled a gig last minute yesterday in Vancouver - is planning on sharing the engagement news at one of his shows in California as part of his Yeezus tour next week, when Kim is expected to be in the audience. "On the Friday when Kanye performs in Las Vegas, Kim has a birthday celebration planned at Tao nightclub. Now it's beginning to look like it could also be an engagement party. Other members of the Kardashian clan are scheduled to be there so it will be a family occasion," the source explained.
Paris Hilton spent her birthday in hospital with her boyfriend.
The reality TV star celebrated turning 31 on Sunday by hitting the ski slopes of Lake Tahoe, California with partner River Viiperi, but the celebratory occasion soon turned sour as the 21-year-old male model ended up hospitalised after a scary skiing accident.
"Just got out of the hospital with @RiverViiperi. He was doing a high jump while skiing & the ski sliced in to his leg! 19 stitches! Oww! (sic)" she wrote on Twitter.
The blonde beauty played the doting girlfriend as she sat by her boyfriend's hospital bedside, but admitted that she "almost passed out" after seeing the nasty cut on his leg. "Such a scary day on the slopes today. After seeing the gash on @RiverViiperi's leg, I almost passed out. I have never seen a cut that deep in my life. He is so brave, I can't even imagine the pain he went through today. (sic)" she continued.
Taylor Swift is planning to take Harry Styles out on a yacht on the French Riviera this weekend.
The 23-year-old singer wants to have some "private romantic time" with the 18-year-old star ahead of his 19th birthday next Friday as part of the first steps of the pair getting back together following their split earlier this month.
Taylor and Harry are expected to seal their reunion at the NRJ Music Awards in Cannes this Sunday - where One Direction are nominated for International Group of the Year - and a source revealed the blonde beauty wants "no expense to be spared" when she whisks Harry away. "The lads are planning to hang out together enjoying Cannes - and they also want to get to Paris. But Taylor is desperately trying to make arrangements for her and Harry to slip away and have private romantic time. She has got a boat on standby ready for them to sneak off. Taylor thought a boat would be the perfect getaway as photographers can't follow them," an insider said.
Jada Pinkett Smith thought she'd be dead by the age of 21.
The Madagascar 3 star - who raises Trey, 19, Jaden, 14, and 11-year-old Willow with husband Will Smith - admits turning 40 in September 2011 was "surreal" because she grew up in such a tough neighbourhood, she never expected to live so long.
"I grew up in a drug-infested neighborhood where you walk out each day and you just hope that you make it. I came from a war zone. There was a possibility that I wouldn't make it past 21 - that was the reality. When I turned 40 it was a surreal moment because I had never imagined reaching 40. I looked at my husband and said, 'Oh my God, I'm 40! What am I going to do now?' So yes, it does put things in perspective."
Jada - who was raised by her drug-addicted mother Adrienne and grandmother Marion - is thankful her own children don't have the upbringing she had and she has no idea how she would cope if she were in her mother's situation:
Gwyneth Paltrow was terrified about turning 40.
The actress - who has two children Apple, eight and six-year-old Moses with husband Chris Martin, 35 - admitted she was not looking forward to reaching the milestone age on September 27 but now that her birthday is over she feels "happy and content."
"I was really worried about it, leading up to the day, but now I feel really happy and content with my life. I'm excited to move into the next phase. It's much more exciting than I thought it would be. I think I try to promote self-growth and reflection for myself every day," she told Us Weekly.
Although she is an Academy Award winning actress with a rock star husband, Gwyneth insisted they are no different to any other family: "We have a scrimmage soccer game in our yard every day after school. It's so fun. Though Moses prefers soccer, Apple has been really loving gymnastics. I feel that mental happiness and physical happiness are so closely related, and especially for kids, because they have so much energy."
Nicki Minaj splashed out $70,000 on a toy sports car for Lil Wayne's birthday. The American Idol judge - who is signed to the rapper's Young Money label - bought him a Campagna T-Rex 14R, a toy two-seater motorcycle-car hybrid, that usually costs $50,000 and added some pricey extras, according to TMZ. She then had the gift delivered to Lil Wayne's birthday bash in Hollywood on Thursday, where he was celebrating turning 30.
Wayne and Nicki are close friends, and earlier this year he pulled her out of the Summer Jam Concert when radio DJ Peter Rosenberg slighted her track "Starships."
Salma Hayek can be a pushy mother. The Savages actress used to think she was a "laid back" mom until she had a party for her daughter Valentina - who turned five today - and found she was pushing through crowds of children to make sure her little girl had a candy.
"I make an effort to be laid back and often I want to giver her space, and then I catch myself doing things. In Paris I had a birthday party with a pinata with kids, who were Mexican, they were boys and they were older. She was really concerned she wouldn't be able to take a candy when the pinata broke. I said, 'Don't worry.' When the pinata broke, she couldn't get in, I was pushing them, trying to get in. And then I caught myself and I thought, 'I've turned into one of those mothers!' I moved away. I think I'm a bit of both. I think we all are," she said.
Despite Valentina being the daughter of an Oscar-nominated actress and a billionaire father - French fashion mogul Francois Henri Pinault - Salma thinks her offspring wants to become a gymnast because of the London Olympics. "She's into the gymnastics because of the Olympics. It's amazing how she points her toes, like a little bird or something. She's doing it every day," she added.
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