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.
May 30, 2007
May 23, 2007
This just in: Star Jones and Al Reynolds have booked an appointment to tour the new Mondrian on West Avenue tomorrow. The couple is currently renting and on the hunt for a place of their own. And in more important news: GO JORDIN!
May 22, 2007
NY Times bestselling author, Ocean Drive contributor and South of Fifth macher Gerald Posner has announced that his next book will be called "Miami Babylon." Says Posner, who's best known for serious books on serious subjects such as Ross Perot, Nazis, heroin dealers, and assassinations, "I hope half of you are still willing to talk to me next year," he said. Watch out!
A major buzz was surrounding Casa Casuarina last Saturday night, when three people reported to Scene that they could swear that U2 was playing a wedding there. Apparently the band sounded exactly like Bono and co., but the real band was busy playing Cannes that night, as we discovered a few days later. So who was the amazing U2 soundalikes? UV, the U2 Tribute (www.u2tributeshow.com), who played the wedding of the band's biggest fans, Nick and Evelyn Molina, who sounded off on our blog, writing, Well, the truth has been spoken. We are local South Beach residents that decided that our wedding needed to be like no other. With Bono previously booked (lol), we went with the next "real thing" -- UV." According to Bono's alter ego, Gabriel, the South Florida based band, "We are die hard U2 fanatics ourselves and we always strive to pay proper and respectful tribute to the BEST BAND IN THE WORLD, U2. We had heard that some passerby were definitely believing that U2 was playing..after all, it's South Beach, Versace mansion...why not, right?" Right! And check out their website. The physical resemblance to the band--especially "Bono"--- is eerie!
Yep, that's right. Britney Spears took her case full o' hair extensions, her Red Bull and her B-12 shots and took off on a private jet back from Opa Locka back to LA yesterday. We contacted Spears's publicist Leslie Sloane Zelnick for comment on her client's return to rock star behavior, but to no avail. After all, spinning a hurricane into a drizzle takes time.
May 21, 2007
After a man nearly lost his life when his cherry picker bucket hit power lines on the 3100 block of Royal Palm Avenue on Miami Beach, a worried neighbor ran out to see what was going on. Turns out it was Ami James, star of A&E's hit show, Miami Ink and co-owner of one of our fave watering holes, Love Hate Lounge. James, who lives next door to where the accident happened---don't worry, the man in the cherry picker didn't get fried, he just twisted his ankle and is ok--ran out, asking the policeman surveying the scene, "Does this mean my electricity is out?" No, dude, but your priorities may be.
Play by play Britney, because you know you just can't get enough.
--She arrived via private jet in Miami around 4pm Sunday from Orlando, and after a wild paparazzi car chase through South Miami, she hit South Beach for some shopping with her girls. They hit stores around 8th and Collins.
---Spears arrived at Mansion at 5pm for a sound check, chilling out in her dressing room and getting ready for her show, which was apparently a newer version of her previous "shows" in that the other shows featured no costume changes.
--Spears's dressing room was filled with white roses, vanilla candles, a cookie and fruit plate, apple juice, Diet Cokes and sugar free Red Bull--per her request. Also, as we noted before, two corsets from Frederick's of Hollywood, again, per her request.
--Spears sat quietly in the dressing room--the space where Prince used to entertain throngs of women when Mansion was known as Glam Slam--where she put pictures of her kids around her and sipped Red Bull and apple juice while watching the crowd get psyched up below.
--According to a source, "Britney seemed lonely."
--She sported a thick black headband to cover up her hair extensions. After the show, she went back to The Four Seasons to get her extensions trimmed because she thought they were too long.
--Spears went back to Mansion for a bit, around 2:15, sporting a red bandana print dress and black fedora and was flanked by her backup dancers. She sat at a VIP table for a bit and then moved on to SET.
-- Again, with backup dancers, Spears moved into the VIP room and settled down with several bottles of Grey Goose and champagne. Spears was doing shots. "Lots of them," says our source. Purple Hooter Shots, in fact---part vodka, Chambord and 7-Up.
--Spears requested the DJ play Bob Sinclair's World Hold On," Fergie's "Glamorous," and "anything by Nelly Furtado." Spears apparently has a thing for her.
--She also visited the private VIP bathroom several times. "Like 80 times," says one spy.
--Says one witness, "Spears was dancing around like a crazy lady. She is definitely back in the scene."
Photos by Joshua Prezant and Manny Hernandez/For the Miami Herald
Britney Spears lip synched her way out of Mansion around midnight last night and was whisked back to the Four Seasons on Brickell, where she changed into a multi-colored skimpy top and fedora and ended up at the Raleigh. It was there where she stripped down to a bikini and recognized DJ Tracy Young, who DJ-ed the pop tart's 21st birthday. After a brief conversation, Young pulled out an envelope from her purse and, according to spies, gave it to Spears, saying "This was original music made for you." Spears thanked Young for her continued support and left at 2:30am for SET, where she partied in the VIP room until 5am. Meanwhile, police ticketed Spears's limo for illegal parking. We're sure that's the least of her violations from last night. On another note, among the requests Brit made from Mansion last night: a corset from the always classy Frederick's of Hollywood, a vanilla candle and cookies.