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 29, 2008
We heart David Cook, the new American Idol. In fact, if he were to somehow end up in the VIP room of Prive tonight, we'd probably go there to say hello. That said, Cook and runner up David Archuleta are in NYC today, prepping for a performance on the Today Show tomorrow. Our faithful NYC correspondent, Lulu Queen, was there to observe.
David Archuleta: "So cute, sounded cute and I wish I could kidnap him and keep him as my purse pet." No word on where his stage dad was, but perhaps Al Roker was wrestling him backstage.
David Cook: "Made me scream like I was ten years old watching Jordan from NKOTB. Really, I was quite embarassed as I didn't go there to see him, I wanted to see Archie. My screams actually became cute to plenty of the adults nearby---older mothers and grandmothers around me from Maine and Oklahoma who felt they should assist in holding me up so I could take shaky photos for my 'aunt' in Miami. So I fibbed for a shot."
Your 'Auntie' Fame in Miami thanks you, Lulu.
May 27, 2008
Spotted working out again at the David Barton Gym at the Flamingo South Beach this afternoon: Justin Timberlake, working out with his
trainer girlfriend Jessica Biel. According to our source, "They were smooching bigtime in the valet's golf cart as he drove them back to their cars--they drove to the gym separately." Wonder what else they do separately, too.
Update: Now they're eating lunch together, Wednesday afternoon, at Table 8.
May 24, 2008
Amidst all the big time hip hoppers in town this weekend, Justin Timberlake managed to squeak into town, this time with his girlfriend, Jessica Biel. The duo hit SET last night and partied in the upstairs VIP room for over three hours drinking Grey Goose and Patron. Says our spy, "They only had eyes for each other--she in a casual ethnic blouse and skirt and he in jeans and a tee [ed note: sort of their uniform. See pic to the left from another outing of theirs]. They danced up close to each other all night, kissing and hugging and looking like they are still so crazy about each other." Or from each other.
May 20, 2008
May 15, 2008
The Chanel fashion show at The Raleigh was a splashy spectacle of stilettos, still lifes--er, models, random celebrities---a very leggy Anna Kournikova, Zoe Kravitz, Lenny's and Lisa Bonet's daughter grooving to a Prince song, Diane Kruger, Joana Preiss and Anna Mouglalis---- and socialites---some actually sporting vintage Chanel tweed and wool coats. Although we are definitely suffering the effects of second hand Silicone, Botox and Saline overload, it was a lovely affair, or as Vogue editrex Anna Wintour put it, "very chic," which either meant just that or was her polite way of saying she's seen better. The show itself got mixed reviews from fashionistas, some who loved and some who loathed the couture label's cruise collection which ranged from sleek and minimalist to razzly dazzly numbers you'd almost expect to see on a Carnival Fun Ship.
Regardless, the real star of the night was The Raleigh pool (and the synchronized swimmers who splashed in it at the show's finale), on and around which a runway snaked and catatonic, cloneish models sashayed. We sat behind Wintour, whose pate may resemble a bobble-head, but didn't move the entire time. Not a hair swayed with the ocean breezes. Perhaps because earlier today she requested Oribe to do her coif. When Oribe said he was unavailable, he had a local pinch hitter, Duber Osorio, fill in. Wintour apparently was so pleased she is returning to the salon tomorrow before she jets back off to Gotham. Osorio was thrilled to work with the fashion icon and told us, " Believe it or not I didn't use any hair product, just a touch of hairspray to take care of the fly aways. And contrary to what everybody thinks, she was pleasant and very nice the whole time."
While Wintour's hair remained firmly in place, the Kaiser himself, Karl Lagerfeld moved and shook away from the hoi polloi, which was busy indulging in deelish fare from Touch catering and bottomless glasses of Perrier Jouet, in a heavily guarded cabana and then in an even more heavily guarded Martini Bar. Towards the end of the party, Lagerfeld made his way out back, where he observed Raleigh owner Andre Balazs cutting it up on the sand to the theme from Dirty Dancing.
And while Wintour may not necessarily have had the time of her life, she did make a pit stop in the lobby, wishing Lagerfeld a good night with the requisite air kiss before retiring to her suite, all the while not a hair moving out of place. We wish we could be there in the morning to see if she suffers from bed head, but it would probably be a waste of a trip. Meanwhile 90 jet setters, Euros and Chanel groupies flown in for the event are all checking out of the hotel in the morning, but they better do so before the entire Raleigh staff is summoned to retrieve Lagerfeld's stash of multiple Chanel trunks. "You'd think he was staying here for a few months," remarked one staffer.
And as for Wintour's devilish reputation? We felt her chill at first when she breezed by us, sans entourage, and had us frozen in our tracks. She'd be an ideal remedy for a Miami heat wave, that's for sure. That said, she was characteristically aloof, but when approached by those who dared, uncharacteristically nice to everyone--at least the journalists, and to be honest, that was kind of a buzz kill for those of us who were kind of expecting and hoping she'd be a raging b-tch, especially in this humidity. Then again, she had good hair. Perhaps things would have been different if she'd experienced the wrath of Miami's ruthless, silent mood killer known as the frizzies.
Although the list of celebrity names are few and far between (Anna Kournikova and some French model actresses) for tonight's Chanel 2008/2009 Cruise Show at The Raleigh, it's ok, because fashion's biggest names---Anna Wintour and, of course the Kaiser, Karl Lagerfeld--will make up for the dearth. That's right, the she-devil Vogue editrex herself will be there in all her bobbed glory and we can't wait to see her. Following the party at The Raleigh, Lagerfeld and his fan--as well as 15 of his closest friends, will hit SET for a private after party. No word on whether Wintour will join, but we'll keep you posted because if she does, that will be the best fashion statement that club's ever known.
May 13, 2008
May 11, 2008
Hmmm. AniMayer was the best thing that could have happened to Owen Wilson. Maybe he's behind the whole thing, because while everyone was chasing Jennifer Aniston and John Mayer this past week/end, Wilson was busy carousing like a sex addict at a triple X convention, hitting various South Beach hot spots looking for free samples of the eye candy. On Tuesday, Wilson was at Mokai, where we hear he was having a dandy time ogling and flirting with various women, and last night he was at Quattro with owner Nicola Siervo. Just the two of them allegedly, which we don't necessarily buy. Wilson left today, but we're just now starting to hear about the trail of tail he left behind here in this so-called Magic City of ours. We know of more than a few women who said they were starting to avoid his phone calls because he became, as one put it, "so skanky." Tell us how you really feel, girls. But what we can't imagine is what Kate Hudson thinks, if she's even thought about it at all.
May 10, 2008
This just in from our spies at the Marley and Me wrap party: Jennifer Aniston and John Mayer just walked in holding hands and posing for the paps. That's it for now, but thanks, AniMayer, for throwing us the bone. For those who haven't yet seen the money shot from last night, check out Wire Image to see AniMayer all casual, as if they were together forever, arriving at Nikki Coconut Grove last night. For the best shots of the couple canoodling in the Mandarin Oriental pool, click here. In the meantime, while we try to find out if anything exciting happened last night--where Owen Wilson was (allegedly up to no good, says a source, at a restaurant on Lincoln Road late last night, but we're trying to get more on that), etc., we're taking bets on how long you think this AniMayer stuff is going to last. Our bet is it won't even make it to the Marley & Me premiere next
February December (unless the date is pushed back, thanks guys). Anyone else?
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May 09, 2008
John Mayer sure loves to f with us media, doesn't he? After yesterday's news that he was performing at the Marley & Me Miami wrap party tomorrow night, now we're hearing from someone who runs in Mayer's circle that there are no such plans. When we asked the source, who requested to be anonymous, we were told "We know of no such plans." All we can say is, "Head on, apply directly to the forehead. Head on, apply directly to the forehead."