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.
February 15, 2012
Lil Wayne didn't "propose" at Barton G. The Restaurant, but there was a huge yellow diamond involved
While the internet was erroneously (?) abuzz with the news that rapper, Lil Wayne was off the, er, eligible list, allegedly popping the question to his girlfriend Dhea, which he later recanted, saying he meant he asked her to be his Valentine (groan), it should be noted that whatever it was, it happened at Barton G. The Restaurant. Over the top it was not, but pure and simple and sweet are the reports, no champagne on bended knee, just Lil Wayne toasting his Valentine with his usual non-alcoholic Courtney Spritzer cocktail made with cranberry juice, Sprite and a strawberry. Lobster Pop Tarts and Coconut Crusted Voodoo Shrimp launched their V-Day dinner followed by some Good Ol' Southern Fried Chicken and Tango Time Skirt Steak. Chef Arthur Jones topped it off with a special a la mode dessert with a huge yellow diamond perched atop a mound of ice cream. All this romantic whimsy and a yellow diamond for a Hallmark holiday? We think not. Did someone have a change of heart or are they just playing into the, to use a Lil Wayne song here, Gossip?
February 08, 2012
Proving yet again that Nostradamus may not have been so far off about 2012, Bravo is allegedly, actually, unbelievably going forward with a second season of The Real Housewives of Miami, but, like many of its castmembers, it's going to be a retweaked version of the hideous, poorly rated original. Hollywood Reporter has confirmed this, while Bravo remains noncomittal confirmed it a day later, but we also have it on excellent authority that two of the new "wives" are model and ex Dancing With the Stars contestant Joanna Krupa, who, we think is still engaged to Mynt nightclub owner Romain Zago (who ironically refused to allow Jersey Shore to film in his club), and Lisa Hochstein, the wife of plastic surgeon Lenny of the short-lived Bravo version of Nip/Tuck called Miami Slice. Beverly Hills it ain't, and although Miami has proven to be ratings posion for the reality show network, we hear that the real reason that a second season was even considered wasn't the new, willing and eager castmembers who were harder to find than Bin Laden, but the curiosity that is Elsa Patton, for whom Andy Cohen has a fancy or something. Still, others say it's not definite and it's just a test. "They're filming with these new women to see if it makes it more watchable, which compared to the first season, shouldn't be that hard," says one TV insider. We'd go to Bravo for confirmation, but they keep giving us the standard canned "No decision has been made on The Real Housewives of Miami." Their unwillingness to admit to this isn't surprising. Filming is set to start soon so keep an eye out for the cameras capturing all that feigned camaraderie and, they can only hope, more drama than the first season's slow, painful IV drip of, well, absolutely nothing.
Update: Bravo finally confirmed the second season, saying "The Real Housewives of Miami follows a group of the most beautiful, connected and influential women in town who work hard and play harder. This
season will give viewers an inside look at these aspirational women as
they juggle family, work and the fabulous social scene in a city where the food is spicy, and the drama is even spicier." Pass the Tums. We can't stomach the excitement.