Monday, May 12, 2008
Ellen Celebrates Her Birthday Over 3 Months Late Over The Weekend
Newlyweds Mariah Carey and Nick Cannon were among the high-profile guests at Ellen DeGeneres's 50th birthday bash in Southern California over the weekend. The party, held on the Warner Bros. lot in Burbank (where Ellen is now taping her show, after having moved from the nearby NBC studios), was set up like a carnival – complete with 10-ft. elephant topiaries, a Ferris wheel, bumper cars, carousel, dunk tank and stilt-walkers.
Others who helped the talk-show host celebrate her landmark – which was actually back on January 26 – included the Jonas Brothers, Paris Hilton and Benji Madden, David and Courtney Cox Arquette, T.R. Knight, and Tom Hanks with wife Rita Wilson. For entertainment, Pink sang several of her hits, the dance crew ACDC performed and DJ Samantha Ronson spun tunes as guests hit the dance floor.
Snacks included red velvet cupcakes, Pinkberry yogurt, sushi and a dim sum buffet. Ellen, who was accompanied by girlfriend Portia de Rossi, will share clips of the celebration on her TV show set to air Friday, May 16.