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.
April 28, 2010
Jared Leto and his brother Shannon were in Miami last night for a Fillmore gig with their band 30 Seconds to Mars. Unfortunately it took less than 30 seconds before brother Shannon's bike was stolen from somewhere outside the venue. Jared Tweeted, [sic] "I HOPE WHOEVER STOLE SHANNONS BIKE LAST NIGHT IN MIAMI ROTS IN F**KING HELL. XO. P.S. IF YOU FIND THE BASTARD YOU KNOW WHAT TO DO." Yikes and, uh, welcome to Miami. Pictured above, no, not the newest additions to the Jersey Shore cast, but none other than Shannon and Jared tooling around on their bikes backstage at the Fillmore prior to their show before the big bike heist. It's bad enough that the Fillmore may be on the chopping block and that it's one of the few venues in Miami to which legit bands actually travel for gigs and now this? At least the thief didn't take Jared's hat and scarf, because lord knows he needed them to weather last night's frosty temps.
Photo, item courtesy of Mavrixonline.com
April 18, 2010
Bill Clinton didn't party like it was 1998 last night at the Haiti fundraiser at LIV and it wasn't because he necessarily didn't want to. Apparently Clinton's staffers instructed the club to cover up its cocktail waitresses with special Snuggies emblazoned with the presidential seal and pix of Hillary Clinton on them. No cleavage, no nip slips, nothing remotely, uh, titillating. This, despite the fact that all LIV's lovely working ladies were forbidden from serving the former president anyway. Only Clinton's male staffers were allowed to bring him anything--specifically water and Diet Coke. No booze. Makes sense, of course. Meanwhile outside the club and later at Scarpetta where he hosted a private dinner for 50 including, of all people, actress Heather Graham, "the cougars were going wild, trying to get a glimpse of Clinton," says a member of our own secret service."Some were even brazen enough to try to crash the party." None succeeded in pulling a Salahi as far as we know. If they did, we're sure they had to sign a non disclosure agreeement from Bravo. The one personal wish of Clinton's that was fulfilled? Scarpetta's famous spaghetti. Perfectly al dente and scandal free.
April 16, 2010
April 13, 2010
So that fashion show that Cristy Rice battled ex hubby Glen in court so that she could have Bravo film their 11-year-old daughter modeling in it was the stuff Bravo ratings are made of, a comedy of errors that may have the Rice family back in court faster than you can say Jon & Kate Plus 8. The following is our spywitness's play by play account of the scene at the Biltmore during the Gabriella Arango fashion show portion of the evening starring some of the new Bravo show castmembers, a castoff from Bravo's first failed attempt at a Miami reality show, and a few others ready for their 15 minutes, for better or for worse:
Alexia Echeverria (new Bravo guinea pig), "who was supposed to model in the show, had a car accident on the way there and ended up in the hospital. She did not make it to the show." [Ed. note: we hope she's ok and if so, it may have been a blessing in disguise]
Katrina Campins (ex Bravo guinea pig), "who was modeling in the show, fell flat on her face, actually her knees, on one of her turns down the runway. Remember that Sex and the City episode where Carrie fell on the runway? Just like that. She could not have worn worse shoes--a pair of 6 inch, black patent platforms--with the wedding dress she modeled." [Ed. note: we hope she's ok and hope that she will one day learn to resist the call of the reality show sirens]
Boca Tanning Club Brickell owner Zurami Pascual, "a walking advertisement for being tanned almost to the point of charbroiled, modeled some provocative dresses, including one that was nothing but a see-through fabric with a few strategically placed rhinestones, leaving very little to the imagination. And, boy, is she proud of her breasts. Men kept cat calling her and she kept blowing kisses at them." [Ed. note: yikes]
In response, Pasucal, who contacted us via email, replied, "Yes the fabric was transparent but if anyone would've taken the time to notice, they would've seen that I was wearing a flesh tone bodysuit. . . The only kisses I blew were at my son . . . No men were 'cat calling,' rather, there was one obnoxious, drunk gentleman who got carried away in general, not just with me and I believe he was escorted out after the show. And I AM proud of my breasts and the rest of my body! I dedicate myself to working out, eating well and maintaining a healthy lifestyle so I can be around for my son for many years and he can be proud of his mommy. [Ed note: Amen, sister! Did they catch the drunk dude on camera, too?]
Cristy Rice (new Bravo guinea pig) "decided at the last minute she wanted her daughter to model when she found out Gabriella Arango's granddaughter would be modeling, so Gabriella had to make an outfit for her almost the day of." [Ed note:Glen, are you taking notes here?]
April 11, 2010
In a move that makes Snooki and co. look like members of the noble class, LIV at the Fontainebleau has apparently tapped Michelle "Bombshell" McGee to host a party, "Bad Girl's Night Out," on Wednesday night. There's really not much more to say about it other than we guess Sandra Bullock won't be visiting the club anytime soon. You stay classy, Miami.
Update: since our original post and column in the Herald today, LIV has canceled the party. Says the club's operating partner David Grutman, "We didn't know about the Nazi stuff until today. We just thought she was some bad girl that was coming to town and wanted to host a bad girls night for the hipster Wednesday night party, Dirty Hairy. LIV is the place for the A-list to play. She does not fit with our regular programming." A-list and B.S. But Grutman, who clearly LIVs under a rock, insists he had no idea about the Nazi stuff. "I swear. I thought she was just some sex freak," he added.
April 09, 2010
April 08, 2010
We've been punked! MTV pulled off a clever little prank, and it turns out that it was just a very special Jersey Shore Soils South Beach episode and the cast of guidos and guidas will soon enough be returning to Seaside, NJ where they belong, according to MTV spokeswoman Emily Yeomans. "Once the boardwalk heats back up, the series will return to the Jersey Shore to complete the season," they said. It was 60 degrees there today, so hopefully it'll be sooner than later even though we were told they are here for the next two months which, in reality show years, is an eternity. No wonder MTV didn't officially announce that season 2 was taking place in Miami. It was all just a little field trip and an elaborate ruse to throw us off (or Miami's lack of enthusiasm) and it may have been the smartest thing MTV did since canceling The Hills.
April 06, 2010
April 03, 2010
Roll out the welcome mats, the red carpets, the parties hosted by Snooki with special guest DJ Pauly D', fashion shows by J Wowww, work out sessions with The Situation, spray tanning with the other ones whose names we forget but, you know, the ones riding on this gravy trainwreck, too, and, well you get the picture. They're heeere, them Jersey Shore kids, and Miami's about to get a lot more sensational, and you decide which definition of that word we're using here. Between the hush-hush nature of their arrival and the MTV lockdown on information you'd have thought it was a matter of national security. Even the details of President Obama's April 15 visit to Miami are less secretive than this tried to be. But anyway, the giddy gang of self professed juiceheads and their molls are staying, just as we expected, in the same place as the classy chongas casting we told you about the other day. Yep, as Miami hopefuls for the Latin version of Jersey Shore lined up to outclass each other in front of casting agents at the Catalina Hotel & Beach Club, in walked a well-oiled Ronnie Magro (that's his name!), who emerged from a minivan sporting headphones and a decent tan. Ronnie was pretty low keyed when he walked past Maxine's restaurant. And then, one by one, the rest of Ronnie's entourage arrived a la the Beatles at Shea Stadium circa 1965. The anticipated (?) arrival took a lot longer than expected, perhaps because they were detained by security out of fear they may have been carrying some communicable diseases or because their stashes of gel were over the 3 ounce limit. If you missed it, don't worry. They'll be here for the next two months. But don't go stalking them at the Catalina. That was just a temporary holding cell before their "permanent" digs at sister hotel, the Metropole, was ready for them. But back to those Beatles. As all this excitement happened, none other than Sir Paul McCartney, a bona fide celebrity with talent and pedigree, quietly slipped into his hotel nearby with hardly any fanfarfe. Jersey Shore could end up being a great distraction for real talent who may actually dare to vacation in Miami for a change. In the meantime, who else will join Team Mynt as a Jersey Shore-free zone? Stay tuned for details. We you know you can't wait even if you can't admit it.