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.
December 30, 2009
Chris Brown has done things he's not proud of, but it was deleting his Twitter account that stung like a slap on the faces of all his fans. Luckily his fans are forgiving because Brown still sells out shows, as he did earlier this month at the Nokia Theater in NYC. But we wonder who will show up to Club Play on New Year's Day, where Brown is set to perform around midnight, isn't performing, he's only hosting, although the organizers keep giving us conflicting information so we wonder if he will even show up in the first place. For the privilege of seeing him and maybe hearing him, you can expect to pay a cover charge upwards of $50. We'd rather see him pick up garbage on the side of the road for free, frankly.
We've been to many concerts where the headliner had to scream at the lazy audience to get up and dance. Heck, even Madonna had to do it a few times. But when Gossip Girl's Leighton Meester took to the mic at last night's grand opening party for Klutch in the old Opium space, you'd have thought she was Lady Gaga. Either that, or the celeb-spotted audience was just hopped up on Red Bull or something. Take Twilight's Kellan Lutz, for instance, sporting a dandy look of all black with a newsboy cap and scarf. Although Lutz was seemingly distracted by the attention of an unidentified woman, as soon as Meester took to the stage, he went from suave teen heartthrob to an over excited guest star on Barney, cheering, jumping and dancing during her performance. Lutz was very pleased with his pal's performance, hopping over to the DJ booth to congratulate her. Gossip Girl and Twilight guy danced a little, hung out with the band and then parted ways as Twilight guy went to hang out with the guys from the band called Boys Like Girls. Meester, incidentally, sporting a short black dress with cutouts, worked the crowd like a pro, standing atop the bar singing in between grabbing fans and famous friends including Lutz, Project Runway's Christian Siriano and his boyfriend, and Melrose Place revisited star Colin Egglesfield. After Meester gave a big hug to Lutz, she danced away with her bandmates and backup dancers as Boys Like Girls took over the stage during which time Egglesfield and Lutz made like bff's in between sips of Ketel One and cranberry. Seasoned club types, ahem, said it was refreshing to see such a young crowd getting their grooves on, but couldn't help reminiscing about the nights when that club was in the clutch of a much different caliber of celebrities, the kind of which the only club they're belonging to these days is AARP.
December 29, 2009
After shooting off a cease and desist letter to Miami-based Dr. Siegel's Cookie Diet accusing the company of falsely claiming she was endorsing the brand, Kim Kardashian was smacked right back with a lawsuit filed by the doc who claimed that the reality fixture defamed him with a cyber attack via Twitter. The Siegal Medical Group, the practice of Dr. Siegal's Cookie Diet, and its creator Dr. Sanford Siegal claim that Kardashian called the diet "unhealthy" and claims she had a "commercial motive" for the attack because she just so happens to be a spokesperson for a rival weight-loss program, QuickTrim. Her Tweet: "Dr. Siegal's Cookie Diet is falsely promoting that I'm on this diet. NOT TRUE! I would never do this unhealthy diet! I do QuickTrim." Of course she does. Can someone remind us one more time why Kardashian is the spokesperson for anything other than vapidity in the first place?
December 24, 2009
Just last month, Lady Gaga treated loyal fans who waited outside an LA Best Buy for hours to buy signed copies of her album The Fame Monster to $1,000 worth of Papa John's pizza. And now it seems that the wacky pop star has made a similar request for fans flocking to her New Year's Eve party at the Fontainebleau. Apparently, however, Gaga has no brand loyalty, requesting Domino's pizza for the partiers this time in lieu of Papa John's. No word yet on the tab, as the party planners are currently scrambling to make sure they get their orders in on time, but we smell an endorsement deal. Really, it's a no brainer, it writes itself, and we can hear it now: "I'm your biggest fan, I'll follow you until you love me, Papa-Papa Johnny's." Or: "I'm your biggest fan, I'll follow you until you love me, Pepper, pepperoni." Like the Lady herself, it can go either way.
December 17, 2009
We reported the opening of Klutch, a new club in the space formerly known as Opium several months ago, but in typical South Beach fashion, the club, a joint venture between the partners at SMAC Entertainment, isn't opening until now. And it's opening with a few big bangs including a New Year's Eve party presented by gossip website JustJared.com and hosted by Twilight's Kellan Lutz and Attack of the Show! hostess and Iron Man 2's Olivia Munn. Beginning Tuesday, December 29, the club will feature performances by Boys Like Girls, Gossip Girl's Leighton Meester, Hey Monday, Kid Sister and Steel Panther. We're told about 15 to 20 other celebs are flying in for these festivities. Stay tuned on that one. Tickets for all nights ($200 for NYE including open bar and $40 for other nights) are available at www.newyears.com.
It's not a real news day if another overly processed blonde (or a brunette with a face piercing) comes out as one of Tiger Woods's many mistresses. And as we approach Woods's 18th hole, sitting on the sidelines is Alex Rodriguez, who may or may not have broken up with Kate Hudson, and who may or may not (we say may not) have been flirting with yet another mystery blonde on Saturday night at the Armani Exchange dinner. Not that we're saying Rodriguez wants publicity of a Woodsian nature, because we truly believe he doesn't, which may be why his fling with Kate Hudson didn't work out. If it really didn't. Anyway, A-Rod is no stranger to mystery blondes, flitting around with one back in 2007 whose stripper background wasn't such an enigma.In fact, we wouldn't be surprised if Joslyn Noel Morse comes out as Woods's 18th hole. Anyway, the point here is that last night A-Rod wasn't with any blonde, brunette or combo of both. He was with fellow baller and reformed serial cheater Michael Jordan and his fiancee Yvette Prieto in the Wine Room at Prime 112. Oh to be a fly on that wall. A blonde fly, of course.
December 15, 2009
Congrats to George Clooney, Jason Reitman and Up In the Air for landing six Golden Globe nominations including best drama and best dramatic actor. In celebration of the nods, here are some exclusive pix of Clooney filming parts of the flick right here at the Hilton Miami Airport where shooting took place for a week in May and included scenes in the hotel's lobby, pool deck, elevators and ballroom. Despite the fact that writer-director Reitman told one TV interviewer he's no fan of Miami International Airport (who is?), he may have been more upset with the city's priorities, telling Cinematical that, through all his travels, "In Europe, there was a lot of talk about the economy. Everyone wanted to talk about the economy. In Miami, it's George Clooney,George Clooney, George Clooney." Of course we did.
December 13, 2009
Kudos to Armani Exchange for throwing what had to be the most motley dinner party we've ever been to, one that Andy Warhol would have highly approved of. Hosted by new Melrose Place star Katie Cassidy, last night's dinner took place on the roof of the hotel's spa and despite the blustery winds, everyone managed to hold it together for the most part despite the very different factions of celebrity at the long communal table. Sitting to our left, a very svelte, very blond Dancing With the Stars alum Kelly Osbourne, fiance Luke Worrall, color (or lack thereof) coordinated in black, and Osbourne's Dutch dance partner, Louis Von Amstel. Across from us, inexplicable lothario Wilmer Valderrama and an entourage of three or four massive wrestler-looking bodyguards whose only real job there was to do Big Gulp-sized shots of tequila with their boss, uh, pal Wilmer, who incidentally was putting the moves on a blonde at least four feet taller than him. In the middle of the table, Alex Rodriguez and pal Ingrid Casares. And at the other end, Cassidy''s co-star Michael Rady and her dad, former Partridge Family pinup David Cassidy. Although we were so tempted to ask Mr. Cassidy to sing a few bars from C'mon Get Happy, we didn't. Speaking of karaoke, Valderrama's posse kept talking about heading over to the Shelborne to sing some duets after dinner. Not sure that ever happened, but what did happen was A-Rod left. With Casares. Followed by an unknown blond woman, at which point everyone looked up from texting on their various devices thinking they were witnessing a scandal. Wishful thinking and not even close. The only thing scandalous at that dinner was the wind blowing up everyone's skirts and Valderamma standing there speechless with a cartoon bubble over his head saying, "Damn wind's stealing my thunder."
December 08, 2009
In an attempt to seem even more irrelevant than ever, the Delano recently unveiled Model Lounge Miami, a so-called ultra exclusive sanctuary for top models carved out of a former second floor closet featuring chairs and a snack bar serving, sit down for this one, mints. We're not kidding. Imagine Naomi Campbell in a closet that's not filled with Prada, Gucci and Louboutins. Call 911 stat! The lounge, according to a press release, is "the quintessential locale for models to kick off their heels, and chill out between takes." While we know there are still some working models here, there aren't nearly as many as there used to be (hence the closet), so this will be amusing. The lounge will also issue an "All Access Privilege Card" granted exclusively to models represented only by "premier agencies" and allowing said models access to all Delano facilities including a "private poolside Model Lounge cabana, private Model Lounge room [ed note: that would be the aforementioned closet], gym, pool and beach based on availability. Apparently this Model Lounge exists in NYC and is a smash hit, though we're not sure it's housed in a former hotel closet. Sponsored by a sandal and swimwear company called REEF, the Model Lounge will also offer its guests discounts all over town at places like The Webster and Ricky's. Oh, and as for that snack bar--the mints are provided by Ice Breaker (TM) and there will also be free Red Bull and ZonePerfect bars for those plus sized models with appetites. Sounds like a gifting suite gone bad. Really bad.
The DIY Network is looking for a few needy men who wouldn't mind going on TV in exchange for receiving the room of their dreams. Man Caves, a show that has made over rooms for celebs including Snoop Dogg and Rainn Wilson want to turn your dreary den into a hockey hideaway, lodge bar or your very own version of Mansion. Show is filming in Miami during the last weeks of January. Men needn't be single, either. Families can apply too. Who knows, maybe Elin Woods is reading this and wants to turn Tiger's man cave into a bona fide dog house? For those interested in applying, click here and if you get picked, make sure to invite us over for the grand opening.