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.
April 30, 2007
There were no frowning faces at the Miami Heat's end of season celebration dinner yesterday at Vivi. In fact, Udonis Haslem and Antoine Walker were all smiles as they feasted on fabby Italian fare, grooved to r&b tunes and thwarted off flirty fans who waited outside while they retrieved their rides. One female fan in particular flitted between all the players, offering her cell number to anyone who wanted it. While we're not sure who bit, we do know that more than one player was extremely distracted by all the bikini clad beach bunnies who stood in front of Vivi and across the street at Prime One Twelve in all their g-stringed glory. Walker, in fact, whose Bentley convertible was parked right out front, seemed to have a hard time shifting gears and getting out of there. He and his teammates, however, managed to keep their game faces on enough to smile for cameras and accept condolences from all the passers by, who all agreed that when you're a Heat player, losing isn't such a terrible thing after all.
Rapper Eve was all over town this past weekend. She was at Karu & Y on Friday night, as was seventies sitcom god Norman Lear, who we hope was inspired by the randomness of it all to write a modern day Sanford and Son and instead of using a junkyard as backdrop, he can use Karu & Y, where the motliest assemblage of people gather on any given night. Eve was also at Larios, having dinner, and partied like a pro at Cameo, this time arriving in a black Escalade that was wisely navigated by a driver. Smart move, but we were kinda hoping to see Sean Penn trailing behind her instead. Oh well.
April 27, 2007
So a South Beach source saw Clooney at Nobu two months ago, dining with a man, not a woman. And apparently Ocean's 13 has been long finished and screening in Cannes in a few weeks. So not sure whether Clooney actually flew his South Beach, uh, siren, to star in the movie or not. In fact, we're not sure any of the rumor of him dating this woman is actually true at this point.
According to The National Enquirer, George Clooney has been dating 29-year-old model Jennifer Aguero, a twice divorced single mom from South Beach. Even her grandma confirms it, telling the tabloid, "They met in a South Beach club and have been quietly dating the last few months." Apparently Clooney just flew Aguero out to the left coast to film a small role he scored her in Ocean's 13. If this is all true, Clooney will be the second Ocean's star to score a South Beach girl. Matt Damon met his wife when she was working as a cocktail waitress at crobar. While we have no record of Clooney at any South Beach club within the past few months, we do have reports that he was at The Setai a few weekends ago. Anyone with more information on this can clue us in. If not, we'll just continue to speculate.
April 23, 2007
Before she officially takes over the universe, Oprah is getting her hands wet in the reality show biz, currently filming a show, The Biggest Give (airing this summer on ABC), where contestants receive a certain amount of money and have to do good with it. This past weekend, the show filmed on La Gorce Island, in Cher's old house, and on Saturday, with $500,000 in the kitty, the contestants went to Miami Children's Hospital where they had lawyers open bank accounts for the kids in the critical ward. While Oprah wasn't in town for this good deed, you can be sure she'll take her share of the credit. To her credit, we think it's a lot better than hearing about hers and Gayle's Thelma and Louise-style road trips.
Victoria Beckham doesn't have everything--especially this season's hottest pair of Christian Louboutin shoes. Last Monday, Stephanie Grossfeld, a sales consultant at Gucci in Merrick Park, and her attorney husband Kevin visited the Christian Louboutin salon in Paris. They were the only ones in the store until a Bentley carrying soccer star David Beckham and his wife pulled up out front. After the Beckhams entered the salon, the doors were locked. Victoria sat down next to Stephanie and eyed the shoes she was trying on. It was the last pair and the two women were the same size. Though Victoria and David quietly pleaded with the manager that those were the shoes that she had been looking for (plus, it was Posh's birthday), Kevin whispered to Stephanie that if she wanted those hard-to-find shoes she better hurry and make the purchase. She did. According to our source, David was a good sport about it, while Victoria "not so quietly fumed" as the victorious Miami couple made their way out of the store and through the hordes of paparazzi!
April 20, 2007
One of our spies was happily strolling out of Wild Oats when she noticed a massive Bentley backing into the first space, reserved for strollers and pregnant folk. "I was thinking, what a jerk, they better have babies in that monster," says the spy. Not so much. "The passenger window is down and I am determined to comment until I got closer and saw it was P. Diddy. There wasn't a kid in the car and his driver ran into the store to fetch while Diddy waited in the front seat." As for our spy chiding Diddy for his parking violations, well, "I chickened out. I should have talked some smack."
April 17, 2007
It was only a matter of time before a legit Botox party surfaced on the shores of South Beach. But the only thing that may be botched about the Botox and Lox party at the Sagamore on Saturday, April 28, are the minds of the women--and yes, men, too--- who receive injections of the wrinkle reducer as often as Pete Doherty shoots smack. Nonetheless, the party will be amusing, to say the least, as Bay Harbour Island Nip/Tucker, Dr. Lee Gibstein, will keep things running smoothly as socialites sip on Roberto Cavalli Bloody Marys, pick at their lox and snicker at the Botox virgins who will no doubt succumb to social pressures and accept the needling with open pores. This is hypodermic chic at it's best folks. And for those who are tired of kissing ass, isn't it better kissing asses whose faces are as taut and smooth as a baby's bottom?
April 16, 2007
Alan Roth has sported many different 'dos in his years as a South Beach player. But what he did over the weekend at the Beach Ball Festival beats even his mullett of some several years ago. According to Roth, Tommy Pooch and Buster dared Roth to shave his head on stage to raise money for the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. Participating restaurants and clubs started throwing in money, dying to see Roth go bald. After $1500 was raised, Roth said he'd match the donation to avoid being Britney. No such luck. Several thousand dollars were raised, and Roth's hair was, well, razed, by Michelle Pooch, who had the shaving honors. When we asked Roth how it felt to be like Britney, he said, "It's really cold out today." Stay tuned for a photo.
April 12, 2007
Since he offically became the daddy on Wednesday, rumors of Larry Birkhead sightings in Miami have become greatly exaggerated. Last we heard (and saw vis a vis pictures on the web), Birkhead has been firmly implanted in The Bahamas, where he was seen splashing around the pool at Atlantis with his nice and nephew. We highly doubt Birkhead will be leaving Nassau for a romp in Mansion anytime soon, but a splashy baby shower at Mansion or Cameo for the new daddy wouldn't be so far fetched in these parts.