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Actress and Playboy cover girl Pamela Anderson wasn’t the only birthday girl in Las Vegas over the weekend:
Twilight star Anna Kendrick
Oscar-nominated actress Anna Kendrick celebrated her 26th birthday at the Hard Rock Hotel on Saturday night. Anna -- Bella Swan's friend Jessica Stanley in the Twilight series and Academy Award nominee for Up in the Air starring fellow nominees George Clooney and Vera Farmiga -- started the fun at dinner at Johnny Smalls, where she was presented with a two-tiered birthday cake from Freed’s Bakery.
Anna and her group then headed to Vanity, where they spent the evening in the VIP section, posed for photographs with fans and danced the night away to DJ Wellman. A birthday shout-out to Anna included a “Happy Birthday Anna Kendrick” electric banner that ran across the club’s crystal ceiling.
Also at Vanity: rapper Xzibit, who poolside Saturday at Revel performed five of his hits along with Dr. Dre jams and dined at Pink Taco after the pool party.
Chuck star Yvonne Strahovski
Actress Yvonne Strahovski celebrated her 29th birthday at Sugar Factory American Brasserie at Paris Las Vegas on Saturday night, the actual date of her birthday. The Australian beauty, who stars in NBC’s Chuck and the upcoming film Killer Elite, walked the red carpet at Chateau Nightclub & Gardens in a gold sequined French Connection cocktail dress and dined with friends. Yvonne and her group enjoyed Patron shots, and the birthday girl was surprised with a fresh bowl of mixed fruit for dessert adorned with a birthday candle as her friends sang “Happy Birthday.”
She checked out the retail store, selected a Couture Pop and signed autographs and posed for photographs with fans. Also at SFAB: Boxer Zab Judah and rapper and reality TV star Flavor Flav. Yvonne then hosted at Gallery Nightclub at nearby Planet Hollywood, where Cedric Ceballos, K-Ci and JoJo, Bell, Biv and DeVoe, Tony! Toni! Tone! and T-Low also were partying.
Yvonne stuck with club soda and was presented with a birthday cake by Gallery’s costumed feather dancers at her VIP booth as clubgoers sang “Happy Birthday.” She partied until the early morning hours, saying that it was the best birthday she’s ever had. Cedric took over the DJ booth as a guest for the night that also included the official after-party for the clothing line Urban Legends.
Kim Kardashian lookalike Melissa Molinaro
Canadian pop singer and Kim Kardashian lookalike Melissa Molinaro, who is involved in a lawsuit over her Old Navy commercials, co-hosted with Larry Edwards at the fifth anniversary of Piranha. VIP server Cody presented the anniversary cake to Larry and Melissa, who is reportedly dating Kim's ex Reggie Bush, now with the Miami Dolphins.
Happy Birthday three -- no, four! -- times over!
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