Monday, Sept. 10, 2012 | 9:57 a.m.
Austin “Chumlee” Russell, fan-favorite star of the History Channel’s hit reality TV series “Pawn Stars,” celebrated his milestone 30th birthday at LAX in the Luxor on Saturday night.
Arriving at the Angel Management Group hotspot shortly after midnight, Chumlee made his way to a VIP booth, where 30 of his friends joined him (although none of his “Pawn Stars” co-stars). The Gold & Silver Pawn Shop employee was presented with a three-tier, black birthday cake, decorated in gold and silver and a diamond sneaker chain, by two cocktail servers as confetti dropped on the party revelers.
Chumlee held his birthday cake high for the crowd to see as they sang “Happy Birthday.” The Las Vegas native happily signed autographs and posed for photographs with fans and partied with his large entourage until the early hours of the morning. Thanks to contributing photographer Brenton Ho of Powers Imagery for his photo gallery of the Big 3-0 celebration.
Don Chareunsy is editor of VegasDeLuxe.com and senior editor, arts and entertainment, of LasVegasSun.com.
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