Dennis Rodman was seen holding court Wednesday night at the bar at Joe's Stone Crab, where our source tells us he was "slapping everyone on their back as hard as he could, screaming in a loud voice, totally wasted." He then walked over to the host stand to ask for a table and "made a giant scene," causing a staffer to pull him aside, quietly telling him he'd not be seated. After that, not even a North Korean dictator could command the beleaguered baller a table as he was overheard telling his group--a male friend and his parents--they'd have to leave and go to Prime 112 instead, saying he can always get a table there. Police quietly approached and Rodman was overheard apologizing, saying he understood, whispering to the cop that he was "very sorry and respected the decision to kick him out." Was quite the scene, says our source, who says "he looked truly remorseful." Meanwhile, over at Prime 112, Rodman ended up happily nestled at an outdoor table on the restaurant's terrace and, at one point, smoking a cigar inside. "He's such a mess," said our Prime mole. And all was well again in his world. Toto, I have a feeling we're not in Pyongyang anymore.
February 27, 2007
Wait a minute. Doesn't Tommy Lee own Rok Bar? Or something like that? Anyway, Lee is slated to DJ on Saturday night at Set. We hope Lee's spinning, however, won't be anything like co-Crue man Vince Neil's, who was reportedly soused bigtime on his own Tres Rios tequila at Ink last weekend and could barely keep his head up despite the plethora of busty women who were offering their chests to him as pillows.
As long as they're reality stars, that is. And this Friday, Cecille Gahr of CW's "Beauty and the Geek"- will host Cameo Nightclub. But geeks beware. Although you have a chance with Gahr, we're told the Cameo door man won't let you get 5 feet past the front door.
February 26, 2007
Justin Timberlake hit up local buddy, Justin Levine's Empire Events party at Prive Saturday after his show at the AAA. Arriving around 1:30a m, JT held court in the VIP section next to the DJ booth with 6 male buddies - most notably long time best friend Trace Ayala, and sipped Tommy Bahama Rum & cokes. According to spies, they were so mobbed by girls trying to get Timberlake's attention that security had to rope off the area so he wouldn't be inundated by the attention. "They didn't let one female into his area," says our tattle. "Justin seemed totally uninterested in the female attention, and bopped his head to his own "What Goes Around ..." among other songs." The boys stayed well into the night chatting, drinking and appeared to be enjoying the downtime despite crushing the dreams of many an eager and willing woman or ten.
February 23, 2007
We hear that Howard Stern, shock jock, not the schlock jock involved in the Anna Nicole Smith debacle, was so displeased with his stay at The Setai that he checked out and moved over to the Mandarin Oriental.
So Catherine Zeta Jones was a no-show at the exclusive premiere of her new flick No Reservations at the Regal Cinema on Lincoln Road last night. The movie, which doesn't come out until July, screened as part of the SoBe Wine and Food festivities. We found out at the Rachael Ray Amstel Light Burger Bash that Zeta Jones wasn't making the movie and would be flying in tonight for the Food Network Awards at the Jackie Gleason Theatre, where she and co-star Aaron Eckhart will present an award. It didn't really matter that she wasn't there, though. The movie was a cute chick flick. The Burger Bash was an orgy of cholesterol and calories. Rachael Ray was mobbed by fans, making an almost Madonna-like entrance, surrounded by handlers and protectors, and even kept some local celebrities from grabbing a cupcake or two. Some of us, however, were too busy marveling over NYC's City Hall's ingenious knish burger to notice. NYC's Shake Shack burger wasn't too shabby, either. In fact, it won the prize for best burger.
John Cusimano and Rachael Ray taste burgers at Burger Bash.
Photo: Wire Image
February 22, 2007
After a brief respite from the flashbulbs, Miami's back in the celeb limelight tonight, with Catherine Zeta Jones and Aaron Eckhart in town for the premiere of their new flick No Reservations and the South Beach Wine and Food Fest, a newly preggo Naomi Watts at Bal Harbour Shops with David Yurman, and, quite possibly, Mr. and Miss Congeniality themselves, Justin Timberlake and Scarlett Johansson, who were seen together on Timberlake's St. Pete tour stop.
February 21, 2007
Not everyone loves Rachael Ray. Just ask Martha Stewart, whose show airs the same time at Ray's. Lee Schrager, South Beach Wine and Food fest organizer, told the Herald, "The rumor is that Martha doesn't want to be in the same room as Rachael." The cat figt started over, of all people, Barry Manilow! Apparently Stewart thought it weird that Ray aired the crooner's segment on the same day he was appearing live on Stewart's show. On that show, the domestic diva announced "We have Barry Manilow live this morning, and he taped an epi ode of the Rachael Ray show that was supposed to air tomorrow. But for some reason, they pushed the show up to today, and now Barry is on two shows at once. He's live with us, but it's really not fair to the artist because these performers deserve to reach as big of an audience as possible. But anyway, we have him here. Live." But, still. South Beach is a small town. They may find themselves on the same couch at, say, Cameo. Doubtful, but you never know. Can we expect a reconciliation? ''Would I like to get the credit for getting those two to kiss and make up?" says Schrager. "Yes. Do I think it's going to happen? No."
February 20, 2007
Actress Scarlett Johansson, who recently won the Super Bowl promotion, “Find Your Fortune at Flamingo,” co-sponsored by Flamingo South Beach condominiums and Fortune International, announced today that she will donate the one-year lease on the three-bedroom condominium to Miami Children’s Hospital. The donated unit will be used by the hospital for families of out-of-town patients as a peaceful respite during their child’s treatments. Frankly, we think it's Johansson's best work to date.
February 16, 2007
So we think Britney dissed her Antigua rehab in favor of Bebe in Aventura Mall on Wednesday. As we reported in earlier blogs on Thursday, Brit was spotted shopping after hours at Bebe in Aventura on Wednesday night (yes, Valentine's Day), and checked out really fast from the Four Seasons on Brickell Thursday morning. According to our spies, Brit's stay at the Four Seasons was very last minute. So we're thinking the pop tart flew in from her non-stint at rehab and decided to buy herself a nice outfit at Bebe instead. Rehab, screw that. Brit's all about the retail therapy.