Rappers SEAN "P. DIDDY" COMBS, Jay-Z and reality show star Paris Hilton are to host an ambitious Independence Day celebration in New York.

The trio will each host an evening event at the PLAYSTATION2 ESTATE on Long Island, a huge mansion stretched across six acres in Bridgehampton.

The fourth of July festivities will begin on Friday (02JUL04) with THE SIMPLE LIFE beauty celebrating the launch of her new music label HEIRESS RECORDS , Jay-Z will then debut the latest S. CARTER tennis shoes on Saturday (03JUL04) and Combs' will exhibit an original copy of the Declaration of Independence at his annual White Party on Sunday (04JUL04).

His copy of the document is one of only 200 printed in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania on 4 July 1776.

30/06/2004 17:35