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.
October 31, 2007
No sign of good friend Dwyane Wade last night at Delano's birthday bash for actress Gabrielle Union, Michelle Pooch and Mark Tamis, but the Sugarhill Gang was there serenading their births with a rendition of their endless and classic Rapper's Delight. Sing it with me, ho-tel, motel, Holiday Innnnnnnnnnnnnnn...
After getting his hair conditioned in the steam room at Equinox over the weekend, Al Reynolds and wife Star Jones hit Skybar's Redroom, where they danced on the couch in the back of the house along with friends (?) Delano GM and regional manager for Morgans Hotel Group Mark Tamis and wife Amanda and Heather Boucher. Says a spy, "Star and Al very very happy, enjoying bottles of champagne." Happy bottle jobs, indeed.
Although it was odd that actress Gina Gershon was sort of dressed up as a sexy nurse at a Books and Books reading of the children's book she co-wrote with her brother Dann, detracting from Gershon's attention was none other than wacky Dave Barry, who was in the audience with his family, sporting a toilet seat around his neck that read "Sen. Craig." Thank god for Dave Barry.
Photos: Manny Hernandez
The wacky comedienne is currently filming a skit at the Delano for her boyfriend Jimmy Kimmel's show. If you're in the area, check it out. It's bound to be more amusing than random Halloween stuff. Turns out Matt Damon was in the skit, too. Says a spy, "they were dancing around the Delano today, filming something."
For unknown reasons--perhaps because their best friend J-Lo is finally admitting she's preggo---the after party for Love in the Time of Cholera, starring Javier Bardem, Benjamin Bratt and John Leguizamo, has been moved from the Ridinger house to Social Miami at Sagamore. Rumors are that Bardem's gal, Penelope Cruz, will also be there, but you know how these things go, so don't hold your breath.
October 30, 2007
Designer cum distiller Roberto Cavalli let slip what we've all suspected for months now when People Mag asked him the type of clothing he designs for his celeb clients, to which he accidentally replied, "Well Jennifer Lopez, at this moment requests something very special because she is waiting for the baby. It is so complicated because every week she is getting bigger." Perhaps this slip of the tongue was due to the fact that the designer was celebrating his eponymous vodka at the time of the interview, or maybe "the baby" just Cavalli's way of signaling the IPhone to dial 1-800-Jenny--as in Craig, not Lopez. Fess up, already, J-Lo!
Auditions are back on for Spiegelworld's Gazillionaire Late Nite Lounge, premiering January 4 at Collins Park. An open call is on for Monday, November 5 from 7pm-11pm at Camposition Studio on the 2nd floor of Little Havana's Edificio Jose Marti Building. Flying in for the auditions are Spiegelworld producer Ross Mollison, the Gazillionaire himself, Voki Kalfayan and his assistant Anais Thomassian, known to her fans as Penny, whose band Fish Circus will be providing the music for the show. Sound wacky enough for you? Keep reading. Sought are a mix of the most "bizarre, despicable, hilarious acts, including but not limited to the following:
Jugglers, clowns, midgets, pinheads, Lilliputians, pregnant sword swallowers or lap dancers, half men, half women, blockheads, washed up former child stars especially from TV, bearded women and children, trannies or post ops, cheerleaders, coneheads, breakdancers, hermaphrodites, drag queens, kings, pyro eaters, strippers, and well, you get the idea.
So don't be surprised if you see Pete Wentz hobbling onstage at the Fillmore tomorrow night--that is, if he makes it. The eyeliner loving Fall Out Boy singer revealed on his own personal FriendsorEnemies.com profile that he broke his foot during the band's performance at the Voodoo Festival in New Orleans Sunday night. Wentz even uploaded a vile close up of his swollen foot and included a note, saying, "For anyone who was at the Voodoo Fest in New Orleans, you got to see me jump around. Ended up breaking a bone that connects my shin to my foot. No shows will be cancelled. I am currently trying to get a "rocker" boot so I can have a walking cast. Currently my foot is the size of a small car. If you see me at a show, come sign my cast." Meanwhile, no sign of Ashlee Simpson icing his ankle, just his dog, Hemingway. Arf.
October 29, 2007
Page Six reported that Michael Vick has purchased an apartment in the Icon building. Then again, they also said that Dwyane Wade lives there and he doesn't. So who knows. And even if he did buy at Icon, he doesn't have much time to spend there. He's being sentenced at the end of the year on dogfighting charges.