Originally created 11/05/04

P. Diddy plans all-night birthday party



NEW YORK - Sean "P. Diddy" Combs plans to celebrate his 35th birthday Thursday with an A-list, ultra-exclusive, all-night party.

P. Diddy's party, dubbed a "Royal Birthday Ball," was billed as "his biggest, most lavish soiree to date." Among those expected to attend the event at downtown's Cipriani's restaurant were Mariah Carey, Vivica A. Fox, Spike Lee, Sarah Jessica Parker, Chris Rock and Stevie Wonder.

But Combs says the real celebration will begin when he's finally able to sleep.

"I wanna be able to lay down," the rap mogul/actor/fashion designer told The Associated Press Wednesday.

"In this one year, I've run a marathon, I did Broadway, signed on for a movie to do 'Carlito's Way: The Beginning,' won men's designer of the year, opened up a store on Fifth Avenue, got the youth vote out - and now it's my birthday," Combs said.

"It's been a great year but it's been hard work. I'm gonna lay down for a week, watch TV, eat a turkey sandwich... (and) watch old reruns of 'Good Times.'"

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