Justin Bieber was seen checking in Tuesday The Villa Casa Casuarina (formerly the Versace Mansion) before heading to WALL where he gave a surprise performance. Bieber left that club with fifty--yep, 50 people-- and brought them back with him, partying until 8 a.m. Wednesday. The Biebs lounged it off all day at the pool before heading to sceney steakhouse Prime 112 for lunch around 3:30 p.m. A waiter said Bieber "seemed to be intoxicated, most likely from the night before." Ya think? Following lunch he went back to Casa Casuarina to nap before hitting LIV Nightclub, where he showed up just after midnight and spent the majority of the evening singing along to his songs and dancing to them from the DJ booth.
December 30, 2005
Mega-producer/hip hopper Pharrell Williams grabbed a bite Friday afternoon at Miami Beach's Epicure. Williams, of The Neptunes, was flanked by a tall blonde and a bigger-than-huge bodyguard/chauffeur. After eating, they walked to a mammoth burgundy Rolls Royce (with curtains in the back). Other star power in town for SoBe's big New Year's Eve celebration: Lindsay Lohan (at Prive), The Bravery and Wilmer Valderrama (at Mansion), Jaime Foxx (who we hear will be joined by Lucacris and Snoop Dogg when he takes the stage at the Delano for cuts from his new CD, Unpredictable, on Saturday night). By Rick Hirsch/Shelley Acoca
Mega-producer/hip hopper Pharrell Williams grabbed a bite Friday afternoon at Miami Beach's Epicure. Williams, of The Neptunes, was flanked by a tall blonde and a bigger-than-huge bodyguard/chauffeur. After eating, they walked to a mammoth burgundy Rolls Royce (with curtains in the back).
Other star power in town for SoBe's big New Year's Eve celebration: Lindsay Lohan (at Prive), The Bravery and Wilmer Valderrama (at Mansion), Jaime Foxx (who we hear will be joined by Lucacris and Snoop Dogg when he takes the stage at the Delano for cuts from his new CD, Unpredictable, on Saturday night).
By Rick Hirsch/Shelley Acoca
December 26, 2005
Spotted on a Jet Blue flight last night from LaGuardia to Fort Lauderdale, which, to no one's surprise was delayed over two hours, were two cast members from The Sopranos---Michael "Christufuh" Imperioli along with Annabella Scioria, whose boyfriend Bobby Cannavalle was at FLL to pick her up at the ungodly hour of 3am.
December 23, 2005
Here's the best Tom Cruise tidbit we've heard since the one regarding the ultra sound he bought to monitor his unborn
When Mr. Cruise and Katie flew from NYC to Miami on his private plane, he demanded of the Carlyle Hotel several coolers full of prepped food--steaks and such--that could be cooked en route from NYC to MIA. When he deplaned at Signature Airport in Miami, the coolers were full of unused food that just got dumped. Hello, Mr. Cruise, meet Camillus House, a place where people can donate food to the needy.
But wait! It gets worse. When Mr. Cruise and co. arrived at the Mandarin Oriental Miami, he once again demanded a special menu for him and Katie. Not a vegetarian menu and not, like we thought, a Scientology menu, but, rather, a menu of five items--all which had to be cooked first--for him to choose from.
If you're not familiar with the chow at the Mandarin--it's among the best in the city. Unless Mr. C was diabetic, there was absolutely no reason for his ludicrous demands. And wait! There's more. After perusing his special menu---five different ones for the FIVE meals a day he and Katie ate--Tom would order one thing (not Katie) and the rest would be tossed in the garbage.
"All the food on the special menus had to be cooked first in case Mr. Cruise wanted it," says our tattle. "He'd order one item and the rest--poof! In the garbage."
According to many people involved in this, Tom was a pain in the ass. "He's definitely of a different mind set," said one. "As if the world revolves around him." Hey, we thought the world revolved around L. Ron Hubbard!
Anyway, when Tom left town, the Mandarin had to send him off with, again, coolers of prepped food to be prepared mid air on his jet en route back to LA. No word on what and how much was discarded once he arrived there.
To Tom's credit, some at the Mandarin say he was very sweet even though he had his own private elevators, menus and probably toilet paper. "He went to the reception desk in the lobby to thank everyone for a wonderful stay," says one.
December 22, 2005
IIf anyone still cares, TomKat did NOT stay at the Four Seasons when in town, they stayed at the Mandarin because Will and Jada were there. They did stay in the same room--the presidential suite--a known fave of Jacko's.
December 20, 2005
Heheh. We just found out that Leo DiCaprio was CARDED at the Delano because he was dressed like a total schlump (the way of the future, the way of the future, the way of the future) in flip flops and a baseball cap. "We had no clue who he was until he showed us his ID and we saw his face beneath the hat," says our spy. And no, he wasn't with Kirsten Dunst either....
During all the TomKat hype, guess who snuck into the Delano on Saturday night? Leonardo DiCaprio---with a woman, whom I am trying to get a descrip. on as I type.
According to our informant, "They did not hang around the hotel at all--the went straight to a room."
Hmm....it could be Sienna Miller or it could be just some random South Beach ho who is trying to pull a Luciana Barosso Bozan and snag a star...Stay tuned...
This just in: It was a blonde...they're not sure if she was Sienna Miller but it was definitely NOT ex galpal Giselle, who is playing with Kelly Slater's Sex Wax....
No one cared that Cameron Diaz was in town which is why she decided to drop by the pricey Lincoln Road boutique Chroma for a lil' shopping spree. Cammy bought two red butterfly necklaces--perhaps one for her butterfly loving BFF Drew Barrymore--by designer Jennifer Zeuner. The short one costs $88 and the long one is $110 and 10 percent of the proceeds from her purchases goes to the Hurricane Katrina relief efforts.
December 19, 2005
This just in from someone who was lucky enough to snag an invite to Katie Holmes's forty seventh 27th birthday party shindig, this time on Saturday night at Casa Larios.
"I was invited to her birthday party at Casa Larios after Jingle Ball and they were all over each other for more than two hours. They are definately in love. It was actually nice to see two people so in love. Other guests were Will Smith, Jada Pinkett, Jazzy Jeff, and Alfonso Ribiero--(ed. note: a Fresh Prince Reunion!). There was a live band, an all you can eat 5 course dinner and open bar.
Will Smith took care of the bill. It was pretty amazing. Unfortunately there are no pics because it was strictly forbidden for anyone to take pictures at the party where Katie blew out the candles of huge three dimentional pineapple cake. So there you have it."
December 18, 2005
The Tom Kats and Will Smiths sampled a variety of the wide variety of appetizers during their Friday night gorgefest at Barton G. The Restaurant, including the "G"
Fries Quartet, Lobster Pop Tarts and “Chimply Designed” Foie Gras. Entrees included Barton G's famous BG Mac & Cheese, Sunflower Seed Encrusted Grouper, Pear and Walnut Brioche Crusted Lamb Chops and more.
Following, Jada requested her personal favorite, Barton G's Big Top Cotton Candy dessert,that looks like Dame Edna's big head.
She was seen leaving the restaurant with a handful of purple grape flavored Cotton Candy. Katie was seen leaving the restaurant with a handful of Tom and his bodyguards.