By Angie Fenton
The Mint Jubilee Gala celebrity guest list just got sweeter with the addition of husband-and-wife "Rent" stars Taye Diggs and Idina Menzel, and actress Bijou Phillips ("The Door in the Floor").
Other gems attending the sold-out Derby Eve event include actors Gary Cole ("The West Wing"), Justin Bartha ("Failure to Launch"), "America's Next Top Model 5" winner Nicole Linkletter and model Amy Lemons, the face of Tommy Hilfiger Jeans and T-Girl Perfume.
Beauty will reign at the Jubilee with the inclusion of Miss USA 2006 Tara Conner, who recently gained the crown after winning Miss Kentucky; Miss America 2006 Jennifer Berry; Miss America 2000 Heather French Henry and her husband, Dr. Steve Henry; Miss Kentucky USA 2005 Kristen Johnson; Miss Kentucky 2004 Maria Maldonado Smith; Miss Kentucky USA 2002 Elizabeth Arnold; and Miss Kentucky 2001 Monica Hardin.
Doublemint Twins Stacy Cohen (of Louisville) and Tracy Pointer (of Nashville), John Elway (former NFL quarterback), Tom Kenny (the voice of SpongeBob SquarePants) and reality TV star Blake Mycoskie ("The Amazing Race") will be at the party too.
Proceeds benefit the James Graham Brown Cancer Center, the new Gilda's Club of Louisville and the Disabled Jockeys' Endowment.
Reporter Angie Fenton can be reached at (502) 582-7143.
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