Grammy '09 Bashes! Celebs Rock the House
GIRLS WANNA HAVE FUN
Work it, girls! BFFs Miley Cyrus and Taylor Swift – whose acoustic Grammy duet was a highlight of Sunday's ceremony – let loose the night before at the Clive Davis fete.
Guest of honor Lil Wayne goes grill-for-grill with Flavor Flav at a Cash Money Records-hosted bash Saturday at the Montage hotel in Beverly Hills. The eight-time Grammy nominee had a lot to celebrate: At Sunday's ceremony, he nabbed four awards, including best rap album for Tha Carter III.
HE'S THE MAN
Grammy winner Kanye West – who scored two trophies, including best rap/sung collaboration for "American Boy" with Estelle – parties with host L.A. Reid at the record-label honcho's House of Hype/Island Def Jam soiree at Wolfgang's Steakhouse in Beverly Hills. Mariah Carey and Ryan Phillippe were also among the guests dining on steak and asparagus and bobbing their heads to old-school RampB tunes.
IN THE 'SPOTLIGHT'
Jennifer Hudson brings down the house with a fierce rendition of her hit single "Spotlight" at the Clive Davis bash Saturday at the Beverly Hilton Hotel, where fellow performer Whitney Houston gave her a special shout-out. The following night at the Grammys, the singer delivered another knockout performance – and won best RampB album honors for her self-titled debut.
FEELIN' THE (BROTHERLY) LOVE
Does he want to be the fourth Jonas Brother? Pop legend Barry Manilow hobnobs with Kevin, Joe and Nick at the Clive Davis fete on Saturday, where the JoBros also mingled with Diddy and Katy Perry.
Though she didn't take home a trophy, nominee Katy Perry – who rocked the Grammy stage with her fruit-filled performance of "I Kissed a Girl" – is happy to have a ladies' night out Sunday with mom Mary Hudson at the EMI Records party, benefiting Stand Up for a Cure, at the SLS Hotel in Los Angeles.
POINT & SHOOT
Duffy gets click-y at the Clive Davis bash, where she admitted to PEOPLE that she's "not really good in front of the camera. I get all clumsy." The British soul singer walked away a winner Sunday at the Grammys, where she took best pop vocal album honors for Rockferry.
BIRDS OF A FEATHER
A solo Joel Madden casts his vote of approval for the Mardi Gras-themed festivities at the Cash Money Records bash on Saturday at the Montage hotel in Beverly Hills. At the party, guests including Paris Hilton and Akon also got in the spirit by collecting plastic beads and feasting on jambalaya, crab cakes and macaroni and cheese.