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DIDDY & PARIS HILTON
Diddy holds court with Paris Hilton during the rapper's afterparty (co-hosted with DJ AM) at LAX nightclub at the Luxor Hotel – where Hilton had outed Christina Aguilera's pregnancy just 24 hours earlier.
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(From left) Ashanti, Nelly, Jermaine Dupri, Janet Jackson, Travis Barker and Shanna Moakler keep the party going in the VIP area at Tao Nightclub after the show, where conversation turned to Britney's performance and the scuffle between Kid Rock and Tommy Lee.
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ASHANTI & NELLY
The super-couple share a deserved sweet moment together at Tao. Ashanti's been busy with her new single and a role in the upcoming action film, Resident Evil: Extinction.
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The VMA presenter follows a BYO policy and hoists his own personal bottle for a toast at his afterparty, which he hosted with his The Kingdom costar Jennifer Garner at the Palms Casino and Hotel. The Oscar winner later hopped over to the Nelly-Dupri-Barker soiree, where he performed "Gold Digger."
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The producer gives a shout-out to the crowd at his Jet Nightclub bash at The Mirage Hotel. Meanwhile, pal Justin Timberlake skipped the scene in favor of celebrating his wins back in his hotel room with girlfriend Jessica Biel.
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The Sin City actress has one thing on her mind at The Kingdom afterparty – food!
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TOMMY LEE & CRISS ANGEL
Looking no worse for the wear – Lee got into fight with Kid Rock during the show – the musician teams up with the illusionist for the DJ-AM/Diddy bash at LAX nightclub.
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While her two exes duked it out, Anderson shrugs off the media attention and goes solo at Wynn's BLUSH nightclub for the Geffen/Interscope party. The actress sipped champagne and chilled with pals for about 30 minutes before cutting out.
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The VMA quadruple threat winner takes a breather between performances backstage at the Palms Casino and Hotel, host of the MTV Video Music Awards on Sunday.
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ALICIA KEYS & NELLY FURTADO
Ladies night! The singers meet up for a glam-to-glam tète-a-tète at the Palms.
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FALL OUT BOY
Dirrrty! The Fall Out Boy friend known as Dirty lets it all hang out with the band before their VMA performance.
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She's got her ring on, and he's got his kiss on. On-again, off-again married couple Travis Barker and Shanna Moakler prove magnetic – just a little more than a month since a split she called
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The 19-year-old "Lip Gloss" singer (and VMA nominee) leaves her security blanket at home but brings a blinged-out binky, taking it out long enough to define her inspiration: the birth of hip-pop.
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The "Stars Are Blind" singer doesn't even blink as she's bombarded with cameras while making her entrance.
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50 CENT, BEYONCE & KANYE WEST
Beyoncé keeps the peace backstage between the onetime "feuding" rappers – who happen to each have a new album coming out on Tuesday.
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Inside the Pearl theater at the Palms, Diddy pours a little something for RampB singer and VMA presenter Robin Thicke.
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JENNIFER GARNER & JAMIE FOXX
The Kingdom costars bring Hollywood to the VMAs, screening their film the previous night in Vegas.
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The onetime Idol star is all rock star – though he lost to Rihanna for monster single of the year.