March 06, 2006 12:00 PM


Lindsay Lohan added spin doctor to her résumé at her Feb. 18 N.Y.C. wrap party for the drama Chapter 27 at Level V. To the cheers of cast and crew (including a still-chunky Jared Leto, who put on over 50 lbs. to play John Lennon’s killer, Mark David Chapman), her mom, Dina, and pals like Jamie-Lynn Sigler and Cuba Gooding Jr., Lohan got the bash bumping around 1:10 a.m. After a bodyguard escorted her across the congested dance floor to the deejay booth, she stripped off her black leather bomber jacket, donned a pair of fingerless deejay gloves and launched a 40-minute set (see below). Mixing classic rock and the latest hip-hop, Lohan danced along, did some turntable scratching and even gave club co-owner Eugene Remm a few pointers as he briefly took control while she posed for pictures with friends. Elated by the experience, Lohan slid back into her roped-off VIP “cave” to party with her guests until almost 3 a.m.


The West Coast shone with candles last week. Denise Richards rang in her 35th with pals like John Stamos and gifts from L.A.-area boutiques Sweet Peach and Planet Blue at Nobu in Malibu Feb. 17. The next day Haylie Duff got a Chanel clutch from little sis Hilary while celebrating at L.A.’s White Lotus. Hilary says their mom went “a little crazy,” buying 21 items for Haylie’s 21 years. That night Jennifer Love Hewitt’s 27th was feted by a party of 14 at Little Buddha in Las Vegas.


HOTEL CONDESA, MEXICO CITY, Feb. 15 Penélope Cruz, Salma Hayek, Kevin Bacon and Gael Garcéa Bernal met U2 for a post-midnight fiesta—with Mariachis and tequila—to toast the band’s two sold-out shows…. VIPER ROOM, WEST HOLLYWOOD, Feb. 15 Meanwhile, Cruz’s beau Matthew McConaughey and his mom saw country singer Jessi Colter. Despite rift rumors, Matt and Penélope dined together three nights later at Nobu in Malibu…. ASIA DE CUBA, WEST HOLLYWOOD, Feb. 16 One diner picked a good time to hit the Mondrian hotel eatery for his big day: Stevie Wonder heard the revelry and sang “Happy Birthday” to the perfect stranger…. BED, ATLANTA, Feb. 16 Usher partied at the opening of the new outpost of the N.Y.C. and Miami-based restaurant-lounge…. 40/40, N.Y.C., Feb. 16 John Legend relaxed in the Remy Room of Jay-Z’s sports bar, smoking a cigar.

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