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.
August 22, 2011
We're not saying he likes to upstage people (though his mongo Men in Black 3 trailer did just that not so long ago in NYC) , but Will Smith sure knows how to cause a scene. First he shows up Thursday night at The Setai, where Trey Songz was hosting the Moet Rose Lounge to celebrate Moet’s donation to his charity, Angels with Heart. As sweet as it was for the crooner to bring his mom to the event, star*uckers were more interested in the arrival of Smith at midnight, when he partied it up with, uh, Songz in the VIP section until 12:30 a.m., after which he and his handlers were escorted downstairs to to wait for their driver.
On Friday night, Smith showed up at Prime 112 upstaging Flo Rida and Wyclef Jean, among others. But it was his appearance at the Fontainebleau on Saturday that had folks in a flurry. After he and his friends showed up that afternoon to allegedly "chill," says our source, "a TON of the hotel guests" at the pool kept coming up to him to take pictures and ultimately causing complete chaos — so much so, the hotel had to shut down the entire side where his cabana was until the crowd calmed down.Not since Lady Gaga appeared on the balcony sans makeup and since the hotel's roof collapse have we heard of such a frightful ruckus. We shouldn't be so quick to blame Smith, though. Said the savvy Nedal Ahmad of Miami's boldface worthy Pincho Factory, "Sounds to me like Miami morons caused the ruckus, not him."
August 17, 2011
While most people have long forgotten the eyesore, earsore and brainsore that was The Real Housewives of Miami, others the original cast members and gluttons for punishment have not and continue to perpetuate the cacophony composed of rumors of a second tormenting. Meanwhile original cast member Alexia Echevarria, who did Tweet last week that big changes are in store for the as yet second season, and whom we did spy at the Eden Roc with Bravo's producers a few months ago, has some bigger issues to deal with as her son Frankie was involved in a terrible car accident. We wish him a speedy recovery.
In the meantime, as the fate of RHMIA remains offically unconfirmed and the fate of the series is being questioned in the wake of the Russell Armstrong/Real Housewives of Beverly Hills suicide tragedy, Bravo has confirmed its Real Housewives road show for those masochists who just can't get enough and the only one handpicked from Miami to join the reality roadies was Marysol Patton, who joins NeNe Leakes (RHOA), Jill Zarin (RHONY),and Melissa Gorga (RHONJ) October 15 at the tour finale in Atlanta.
"I got an email that said 'hey were doing this experiment' and I said sure, I'll do it," she told us, in addition to telling us there is indeed a season two ("we're allowed to say there's a season 2") and those who did watch (sorry) can figure out who won't be back. "They asked if my mom would go on the tour, too, and she hasn't confirmed, but I didn't know any of the other girls weren't going. I'm really excited. I would have liked to go with Kyle and Countess LuAnn and all the fancy pants, but I'm afraid. NeNe Leakes, Jill Zarin? Those girls scare the bejeezus out of me. That's a rough crowd."
August 15, 2011
A Beyonce-less Jay-Z partied the night away Sunday at the Fontainebleau, celebrating the release of his latest album Watch the Throne. Starting with dinner at Scarpetta, he was seen devouring spaghetti with tomato basil and lobster mac washed down with shots of tequila and Ace of Spades alongside his entourage that consisted of Ne-Yo, Big Sean, NBA power broker William “Worldwide Wes” Wesley, who was celebrating his birthday, and a party of 40+. Afterwards, the party headed to LIV where the group partied with 18+bottles of Ace of Spades. Jay-Z, who pays homage to the hotel (I’m headed to Miami to f**k up the Fontainebleau") "Primetime," was, says our source, “well behaved and laid low all night," thankfully not giving literal meaning to his lyrics.
August 12, 2011
Just sold to a company (the ambiguous MF Penthouse 3 LLC) for $5.2 million: New York Knicks player Amar'e Stoudemire's penthouse at the W South Beach. Miami Beach attorney/entrepreneur Matthew Krieger of Bratter Krieger LLP represented Stoudemire in the sale and broker Dave Marotta of Carefree Properties was the listing agent. Our sources tell us Stoudemire was planning to plunk down $10 million on an even grander Miami pad had the Miami Heat signed him. With that NBA lockout in effect, not to mention the abysmal economic situation, we won't exactly cry for him, but we guess he's better off.
Miami law firm Astigarraga Davis is suing the talent agency of Spanish crooner Julio Iglesias for bailing on a concert scheduled at a hotel in the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus. The concert was supposed to take place October 16, 2010, but the singer pulled out last minute, citing “security concerns” even though our sources tell us that numerous assurances for security detail had been made and a number of other artists had performed there without incident, including Dionne Warwick and The Gypsy Kings.
According to the attorney for the plaintiff, Merit Crystal Cove Hotel paid nearly $300,000 for the performance, only to be stiffed with a no show-- and no reimbursement.
“The owner of Merit Crystal Cove Hotel paid the promoter in advance and in full, with the understanding that Julio Iglesias would be there to perform,” said Edward Mullins, shareholder of Astigarraga Davis and attorney for the plaintiff. “But it got sandbagged when Iglesias decided not to show, leaving it without a performer and $300,000 in the hole.” At this time, the attorney for the International Creative Talent Agency has not responded to our request for comment.
August 11, 2011
While the Jersey Shore's Mike "The Situation" Sorrentino may not be the poster child for Reading Is Fundamental or even Rosetta Stone, he is one of the most orange-hued quite the proponent of the fake and bake, which is why it makes sense that he is now a partner in Boca Tanning Club, the 24-hour franchise in NY, Florida and Texas.
“We are thrilled to have Mike “The Situation” Sorrentino join the Boca Tanning Club team as a partner in the company and we couldn’t be more excited about his enthusiasm and commitment to expanding the Boca Tanning Club brand nationally,” said Jen Boronico, owner of Boca Tanning Opportunities, Inc. “Mr. Sorrentino believes so much in the BTC concept that he has plans to open several of his own BTC franchises!”
This latest gig will be among many of Sorrentino's money making endorsements and endeavors, including a fragrance and his own line of Valtrex men's formalwear.
August 09, 2011
Back in the day, when LeBron James was just a fetus and Shaquille O'Neal was the biggest thing to happen to the Miami Heat since, well, nothing, aspiring basketball wives lamented the existence of then wife Shaunie. If you believed the rumors, the really aggressive aspiring basketball wives ignored the existence of then wife Shaunie. Some even said O'Neal kept a secret pad at the Flamingo just to accommodate those aloof aspiring basketball wives. And whether that's true or not is as irrelevant as an article on the nouveau riche and their favorite luxury toys during an economic meltdown. Further bolstering that is the fact that a judge has thrown out an insanely absurd case against gangsters accused of kidnapping a man who claimed he had a video tape of the retired baller shaquing up with multiple women, none of who were his wife. As everyone knows by now, the ex Mrs. O'Neal filed for divorce under "irreconcilable differences," but if you believe Shaq, those differences did not include a secret sex tape. And while you may not believe him, the judge did. As for that condo in the Flamingo, well, O'Neal never said anything about taking his talents to South Beach, so we'll leave it at that.
August 08, 2011
It's been a while since we've heard anything about Brooke Hogan, but she's back in town this time shooting a nude campaign for PETA, which is admirable and stuff, but there's something a little too John and Mackenzie Phillips about her dad, Hulk, appearing at the unveiling of his daughter's nude pic as he will do at Cafeina on Thursday night, which also happens to be his birthday. At least she's not jumping out of the cake naked. Says a rep, "the photos at the exhibit are very sophisticated and classy and just give the illusion of nude or the perception of nude, but of course to get these shots, the shoot itself is fully nude." The photo is part of an exhibit, also featuring some local gals, called Women in Cages, which isn't the title of a new reality show about women on reality shows, but, rather, about the politics surrounding the treatment of animals. Again, they mean actual animals and not Jersey Shore cast members.