Happy Birthday, Kylie!

Kylie Minogue celebrates hitting 40 today

We’ve watched her grow from Charlene in Neighbours to world-famous singing superstar – and pop princess Kylie Minogue is celebrating her 40th birthday today.

But in a twist on the usual birthday bash, Kylie will be handing out presents to guests instead of receiving them.

Kylie has taken a day off from her gruelling KylieX 2008 tour to mark her milestone.

She’s currently in Germany but will fly to Paris — the city that became so dear to her during her relationship with French actor Olivier Martinez, and where she recovered from breast cancer — to celebrate with family and friends.

A source told The Sun: ‘Kylie has been spending some of her rare rest time on the European tour looking through boutiques and antique stores for gifts to give to her guests. She’s been shopping in Paris, Belgium, Prague and Athens. She loves giving gifts and she loves shopping, and money is no obstacle.

‘She has also asked guests not to bring gifts for her as she knows she is near-impossible to buy for.

‘It will be a grand party but she doesn’t want a major all-night bash. She’s in the middle of touring and can’t afford to get too tired after her recent health problems.’

We hope you have a fantastic night, Kylie! Many happy returns…

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