Rush Hour director Brett Ratner gave his girlfriend Serena Williams a sweet treat on her 23rd birthday - by throwing her a candy-themed party.

The party took place on 2 October (04) at the Los Angeles home of pal SARA SHRIFTMAN's home, with Molly Sims, Quentin Tarantino, Stephen Dorff and KELLY ROWLAND among the guests.

But muscular tennis ace Williams was particularly impressed with her boyfriend's decision to theme the whole bash around her sweet tooth.

She says, "I love candy more than life, so what batter theme for my party!"

Williams tries to avoid sugar during training, but loves to indulge during her downtime.

She admits, "The minute training is over with I down three bags of STARBURST."

15/10/2004 09:18