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.
February 28, 2009
This is weird. After all the hoopla about Rihanna and Chris Brown shacking up at Diddy's on Star Island today, we are now being told that Brown is with Khloe Kardashian at the Gansevoort to party with Young Jeezy at the hotel's rooftop lounge, Plunge. Hmmm. We guess Rihanna is still home licking her wounds and Brown is just, well, out for the night.
We hope Jay-Z isn't in town, because if he is, Chris Brown better stay holed up in Diddy's Star Island manse, where we hear he is right now, allegedly reconciling with his battered girlfriend Rihanna. If the duo is on the island, they most likely won't leave, or else face a litany of gawkers. South Beach isn't exactly the place you want to be for privacy, you know.
February 27, 2009
Look out Segafredo, you're about to get a rockin' new neighbor at 222 Espanola Way in the form of Vince Neil's Feelgoods Rock Bar, the Motley Crue-man's second South Florida boozing outpost. According to the PR rap, "Vince Neil's Feelgoods Rock Bar will provide a chic and intimate--and just a little bit saucy--addition to the fashionable Espanola Way." Yikes. Somehow we just can't equate the words "chic" and "intimate" with Vince Neil. The bar will open to the public on Thursday, following a private opening Wednesday night with Neil himself.
February 25, 2009
After President Obama's speech last night, we expected to awake to optimism. Not so much. Phone was ringing off the hook this morning, telling us that Segafredo's recently opened South of Fifth space next to the space formerly known as Opium, shut down last night--for good. "Around six last night, the owners ran out telling everyone to leave," says our spy. "That was it. Everything's gone. The furniture, everything." Apparently there was a U-Haul taking everything out of the place. An inside source says they were lacking business and there's a lien on the property. Shame. We contacted 'fredo's publicist, who also just found out this morning, and will soon receive an official statement.
And here's that statement:
We have made the decision to close Segafredo South Pointe and relocate to the exciting and historical location of 500 Espanola Way. We are thrilled to provide the same great espresso, food, drinks, service and atmosphere at Segafredo Española Way that our guests have been accustomed to at our other locations in Brickell and Bal Harbour.
V&E Restaurant Group
February 24, 2009
Alleged "Real" Housewives of NYC character Bethenny Frankel signed copies of her book Naturally Thin: Unleash Your SkinnyGirl and Free Yourself From a Lifetime of Dieting, at Alene Too in Boca Raton, last week. When asked about the show and new cast member cum rival, designer, model, author and fashion editor, Kelly Bensimon she said " I want to kick her ass". Frankel, we hear, was loving the attention and eating it up while making her "Skinny Girl Margarita." Although she claims the secret to being skinny is eating whatever you want in small portions, Frankel didn't eat lunch that day.
February 23, 2009
America's Next Top Model is holding an open casting call at Badrutt's Place on Wednesday, February 25 from noon till 7 p.m. Walk-ins are allowed. To add your name to the guest list (presumably aspiring models, not modelizers), email Events@Badruttsplace.net. ANTM is also casting Saturday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Eden Roc hotel and word is the casting agents have dropped the requirement that models be five foot seven and taller for the next season.
In other casting news, Crazy Pianos, the new dueling piano bar from the Netherlands, opening in the old Cafe Tu Tu Tango space in Coconut Grove next month, is also looking to fill over 150 positions including servers, bartenders, sous chefs, hostesses, entertainers, and upper management. To apply, submit your resume to Applytoday@crazypianosmiami.com/jobs. If you're an entertainer looking for work, send your resume to firstname.lastname@example.org.
February 20, 2009
SPOILER--ER, HOAX ALERT: Don't read if you plan to watch the Oscars. Read if you plan to bet on them.
We have no idea about the validity or authenticity of this, but we have received an alleged list of the winners for Sunday night's Academy Awards. How it was leaked is unknown, but it's going viral on the internet. We are checking into it's validity or lack thereof. If it's the real deal, it has saved many four hours of their lives. Update: So the Academy claims it's a hoax, but what may be hoax-ier is if these supposed winners suddenly became losers Sunday. Hmmmm.
February 19, 2009
February 18, 2009
Irene Marie, Miami's first full service modeling agency in biz for 25 years and the subject of a short lived MTV reality series 8th and Ocean, has gone out of biz, according to WPLG. "Models who go to the front door [of the Ocean Drive agency] are greeted by a paper directing clients to an attorney. That attorney, Joel Tabas, said Irene Marie's business revenues dropped 90 percent in one year," WPLG reports. The models are not happy and are owed money. It's a sad state of affairs for owner Marie, who feels terrible. We wish them luck.
On the brighter side, if all else fails for the newly unemployed models consider this: Mansion is hosting a two-for-one chance at stardom Friday night. First up, MTV reality show Paris Hilton's My New BFF II is hosting a casting to help the heir head find yet another new
lackey best friend. Or, you can try out for Cosmopolitan Magazine's upcoming Nikki Beach Bikini Bash (March 14) photo shoot. But before you throw on your skimpiest bikini, you'll just be meeting casting directors who will sign you up for the photo shoot, so leave the thong at home. Doors open at 11 p.m.