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.
March 31, 2011
The whole old man/younger woman thing was alive and well in Miami Beach back in 1949 when a 17-year old starlet named Elizabeth Taylor was wooed by William Pawley, Jr., the 28-year-old son of a rich businessman with ties to Cuba and a very nice home in Miami. The relationship was very hush hush until this past week when letters written by Taylor to her "dearest Bill," whom she called "my whole life," surfaced before hitting the market. Conveniently, just as those letters are going up for sale, the home in which the two had their trysts is currently for rent at a mere $50,000 a month. The 9,146 square foot 7 bedroom, 9.5 bath house (including guest house) at 2555 Lake Ave. was completely renovated in 2009 and, says the marketing manager for the home's reps, high end realtors The Jills, will be going up for sale soon. Click here for the listing. Meanwhile, Pawley, Jr., who is now 90, told Inside Edition he was heartbroken and didn't marry for 25 years after the two split. Maybe he's in the market for a new home?
March 28, 2011
Spotted – Lady Gaga along with her assistant and five security guards were seen shopping at the GUESS by Marciano Lincoln Road store on Sunday, March 27 at approximately 12:15 pm. The crowd was getting so out of control that security needed to shut down the store so Lady Gaga and her assistant could browse the latest deliveries. After trying on an assortment of dresses and skirts, Lady Gaga purchased the Lucy Lace Skirt before exiting the store.
Here's the skirt. Says one Gaga insider, the only way this person was born, (sorry, we couldn't resist), was as a born imposter. "Nope..that's not Gaga....that's some tacky ho... plus Gaga would never be at Guess...she just modeled at the Thierry Mugler fashion show in Paris." If there were camera crews there, maybe it was for the Lady Gaga Lifetime movie? Someone should introduce faux Gaga to that faux Rod Stewart who seems to have found his own sort of fame around town. We're pretty sure he's shopped at the Guess? store, too.
March 17, 2011
Doing live television is no easy feat. Just ask the capable cast of 30 Rock. But for some reason, Bravo thinks it's a good idea to go with a live version of the reunion show of The Real Housewives of Miami, says Entertainment Weekly. Save for the standard 7-second bleep delay, the April 5 telecast that will reunite the cast with the least chemistry since Rock Hudson and Susan St. James in McMillan and Wife will be aired totally live on the East Coast. No word on location just yet In somewhat of a slap in Miami's face, unlike the other reunions usually filmed in the city in which the show took place, this show will be filmed in the Bravo "Clubhouse" in NYC. More importantly, no word on what the Bravo folk were thinking other than the fact that, based on the show itself, clearly they weren't thinking at all. Even Andy Cohen sort of agrees, admitting that Miami is likely the last of the incessant, excessive Housewives series. Yep, Miami killed it alright. So, will they roast another pig on the live show? Will Lea Black further the whole "thousand dollar a night hooker" thing with that Basketball Wives castoff Cristy Rice person? Will Scottie Pippen's wife schlep down from Fort Lauderdale? Will Marysol Patton's mother Elsa save, uh, face? Last but not least, will anyone show up? Based on the ratings and reviews, we're not so sure.
March 15, 2011
It's official. Kourtney, Kim and Khloe Kardashian, the Landers sisters (plus one) of the 2010s, will not be taking Miami again. Sources tell us the E! reality show Kourtney & Khloe Take Miami was going to potentially come back as Kim & Kourtney Take Back Miami but the idea was killed. “The New York show is performing really well so the girls will stay in New York to film the next season.” But don't get too excited disappointed. We're not getting rid of them completely. Despite the show not coming back, sources tell us that the sisters are thinking about opening a second Miami outpost of their money laundry boutique, Dash. “The [South Beach] store is packed everyday and doing insane amounts of business," says our source. Plus, adds the source, "The Kardashians love Miami and Khloe's husband [LA Lakers player] Lamar Odom owns a home in Miami." Word is they've got their eyes on Aventura Mall. No decisions or leases have been signed but scouting has begun. We will keep you posted if you can handle it.
March 11, 2011
Washington D.C. is thanking Miami for taking its place as Bravo's lowest rated of the Real Housewives franchise. Ratings for Tuesday night's third episode of the rightfully lambasted piece of tubular turd was an unimpressive 1.3 million viewers, but it was nine tenths of a point higher than the show's premiere (D.C. premiered to 1.6 million viewers), which, in a way, isn't so terrible considering the same mostly Miami residents and relatives of cast members (including, admittedly, yours truly, and only because the Herald is paying me to watch and Tweet my deep thoughts on this weapon of mass suck-tion) still stuck around to see if maybe, just maybe, things would improve. They didn't.
To put it into perspective, ratings for MTV's Teen Mom, airing on the same night at the same time, were 3.7 million. To be fair, RuPaul's Drag Race only had 0.483 million viewers (or, in laymen's terms, 483,000), so it's not the worst--numbers wise, that is. As for the recaps and the reviews--well, that's another story, one that's actually more amusing than the show itself. The good news for the cast and what will remain of the audience is that there are only three episodes to go. Our unsolicited advice to the ladies responsible for making The Real Housewives of D.C. seem like Masterpiece Theatre? Lay low, don't add it to your resumes, don't call yourselves "celebrities," and, treat it like some of your surgical, uh, enhancements---deny, deny, deny and just pretend it never happened, ok?