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.
October 30, 2009
Unless you've been living under a rock, you know why this invitation from 8 Oz. Burger Bar is just so blatantly wrong. For those who don't know why "murder burgers" and "killer cocktails" are tacky, tasteless and just so very, very wrong, click here. The gross thing is, is that on October 23, we saw on the now defunct Facebook page of Josh Woodward that the theme of 8 Oz's Halloween party was originally "Hot Chicks with Douchebags."
Joshua Woodward: Miami's Official- Hot Chicks With Douche Bags Halloween Party @ 8oz South Beach! $30 open bar from 10:30-1:30...Invites to Follow shortly. This is the ONLY time Ed Hardy gear is welcome in our restaurant!
October 29, 2009
Although Josh Woodward was released from jail early Wednesday, the LA DA says there's not enough evidence to file charges against him yet. "This is a very complicated case. It is a case that will require expert witnesses," said LAPD Deputy Chief Charlie Beck during a press conference. "It is a case that will require extensive scientific analysis of substance." That said, word is police are determined to build a case against Woodward and investigators are working closely with the DA to gather more evidence against him. Murder charges, however, will be tough to come by. "Normally we're looking at the third trimester before a murder charge could really apply," ABC News legal analyst Dana Cole told KABC. "If the fetus could not have survived, it will never be a murder case. It could be an assault case, but it will never be murder."
Pamela Anderson has agreed to emcee the live auction at the 15th Annual InterContinental Miami Make-A-Wish Ball on Saturday, November 7, but she has one little request for photographers who want to snap her on the red carpet: they must use ring lights or else no pix, no access. You can't blame the girl, really. The picture on top, we believe, was taken with a ring light, whereas the one below was not. According to eHow.com, "Shadows on faces, when photographed, can make facial features look large and distorted . . .Ringlights offer diffused lighting that eliminates unwanted shadows." Hey, it's a lot less of a request than asking people to not wear or eat animal products. For more information on the Make-A-Wish ball, go to www.makeawishball.com.
October 28, 2009
In the wake of the Josh Woodward arrest, rumors have been swirling that Woodward, still not yet released from jail but expected to be later today if he's not formally charged who was released from jail Tuesday, has tapped famed criminal defense attorney Roy Black as his counsel. Black is best known for the acquittals of William Kennedy Smith on rape charges and of Rush Limbaugh on charges of doctor shopping. He's also done some work for dethroned Miami club kingpin Chris Paciello and Girls Gone Wild founder Joe Francis. We asked Black if he has, indeed, been contacted by Woodward, to which he replied, "We don't comment on matters like this." We'll know soon enough, we suppose.
While American Idol winner Kris Allen was preparing for his Sunday game day performance at Landshark Stadium, runner up Adam Lambert was busy at the Boca Raton Resort & Club where he performed at the Party City Halloween Bash and Industry Awards last Saturday. Dressed as a 'glampire' complete with fangs and eyeshadow that would make all the Bubbes in Boca proud, Lambert, whose debut album For Your Entertainment will be released on November 23, sang the Johnny Cash classic Ring of Fire among several other hits from his Idol tenure. The vampire look seems to suit him more than the overly airbrushed Xanadu meets Duran Duran's Nagel-ified Rio meets Glamour Shot one as seen on his album cover, no?
While no new information has come out since yesterday, the following is the official press release issued by the LAPD on Sunday regarding the arrest of 8 Oz. Burger Bar owner Josh Woodward:
Area Businessman Arrested in Connection with Death
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Los Angeles: On October 25, 2009, Wilshire Area Homicide Detectives arrested 37-year-old Joshua Woodward in connection with the death of an unborn baby.
On October 19, 2009, the Los Angeles Police Department completed an Injury Report to capture the suspicious circumstances of a miscarriage. The miscarriage occurred in approximately the thirteenth week of gestation. Joshua Woodward is believed to have been the biological father of the baby.
Wilshire Area Homicide investigators established probable cause to arrest Woodward in connection with the death of the unborn baby. At about 3:15 a.m. this morning, Woodward was arrested in the 3600 Block of West 3rd Street without incident. Woodward was booked at the Wilshire Jail for Penal Code Section 187 – Murder, where he is currently held in lieu of $2 million bail.
Detectives are continuing to analyze evidence and will present the case to the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office on Tuesday October 27, 2009. No further statements are expected prior to a review by prosecutors.
Woodward is believed to have ties to Miami and Chicago. Anyone with information regarding this case is asked to call Wilshire Area Homicide Detectives at 213-473-0446. After hours or on weekends, calls may be directed to a 24-hour, toll-free number at 1-877-LAPD-24-7 (527-3247). Callers may also text "CRIMES" with a cell phone or log on to www.lapdonline.org and click on "Web Tips." When using a cell phone, all messages should begin with "LAPD." Tipsters may remain anonymous.
October 27, 2009
Josh Woodward, owner of South Beach's 8 Oz. Burger Bar, was arrested Sunday in Los Angeles and is being held on at the Wilshire Division jail in lieu of a $2 million bail on suspicion of murder for the death of an unborn child believed to be his. Police say the arrest happened after an investigation on Monday revealed "suspicious circumstances of a miscarriage" that was reported on October 19. The fetus was estimated to be in its 13th week. While police released no information on the mother, the only girlfriend most people associated Woodward with was Miami writer Suzy Buckley, whose most recent activity on Facebook says "Suzy is no longer listed 'in a relationship.'" We contacted Buckley, who clarified that she is not the mother-in-question and has no idea who the woman is. "Understandably, I have ended the relationship," she says. Because police didn't present their case to prosecutors Tuesday as planned, prosecutors didn't file charges against Woodward, who was expected to be freed from jail if not formally charged within 48 hours. According to the LA Times, "Woodward was suspected of placing an unspecified powder in the vaginal area of his girlfriend." LA police called the case "unusual" and said the investigation was continuing. Tragic.
October 26, 2009
We know some Brits don't love the Daily Mail for all sorts of socio-political reasons, but we absolutely adore them for honing in on the real story here: Marc Anthony's sweaty pits stealing wife Jennifer Lopez's limelight at the Dolphins/Saints game yesterday. No, we're not kidding. They wrote an entire story on Anthony's "unsightly sweat patches" complete with pictures to illustrate in case you didn't already get the stomach churning point. Oh yeah, and they also talk about Lola @ LIV, where those who were expecting a live performance of Fresh Out Of The Oven got a video launch instead which some said, shockingly, was also 'the pits.' Read the DM's exclusive story, 'Jennifer Lopez's husband Marc Anthony works up a real sweat in the Miami heat' here.
Photo: Manny Hernandez Photos
October 25, 2009
Seen at Cafe Martorano: On again couple Kim Kardashian and Reggie Bush on the eve of the New Orleans Saints Miami Dolphins game. They ate. A lot: meatballs, calamari, grilled hot dogs, shrimp scampi and lobster. No sign of Bush's ex-Miami gal pal---the 20-something, uh, professional, who caused Kardashian to put the kibosh on the relationship the first time around.
October 21, 2009
Just when you thought Chris Brown's Fan Appreciation Tour was, well, tacky, we received word that Rihanna's former abuser is headlining the 13th Annual Best Buddies Miami Gala on Watson Island on November 20. The gala, hosted by BB founder Anthony Kennedy Shriver, is also said to feature a motley slew of celebs, from Verne "Mini Me" Troyer and Maureen "Marcia Brady" McCormick, to Lisa "Lips" Rinna and Olympic gold medalist Carl Lewis. Which is totally cool, but Chris Brown? Well, duh. Ike Turner wasn't available because he's, uh, dead. But at a benefit that will for the first time invite Best Buddies Miami participants who have pledged their support for the "Spread the Word to End the Word" campaign to attend the gala's special (and boy is it special) musical performance? The word in question, by the way, being "retard(ed)." Which is a word, among others, that many used to describe Brown after he smacked down Rihanna. Would you like fries with your irony? But everyone deserves a second chance, we suppose, so let's just consider this a stop on Brown's Redemption Tour and tell everyone to support the cause despite the dubious choice of celebrity.