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 18, 2012
Because sports and nightclubs go together like Kim & Kanye, Sam Nazarian, owner of the soon to open SLS Hotel South Beach, plans to partner with the Miami Heat to open a branch of his hyper hot celeb hangout Hyde at the AAA during next basketball season. “Arenas want to bring in the next level of experience, such as a nightlife component,” Nazarian told Bloomberg. The 200-person capacity club will have its own entrance. No cover for game and concert goers. If you're eager enough and don't have tickets, you will pay to get in. If you can't get in there, there's always Hyde Beach at the SLS South Beach or, oh yeah, LIV at Sun Life Stadium and the creme de la creme of stadium, er, scenery: The Clevelander at Marlins Stadium. Next up: A stadium built in a nightclub. Wait for it.
April 05, 2012
You definitely didn't want to be in the shoes of certain Real Housewives of Miami cast members Wednesday afternoon at the just sold Star Island estate of shoe moguls Donald and Lisa Pliner. The couple hosted a classy ladies' luncheon followed by a fashion show of Lisa Pliner's 2012 fall collection of fab footwear, which some would argue were the real stars of the show.
All glammed up, made up, and wired like mafia rats were most of the cast: drag diva Elaine Lancaster, model Joanna Krupa who flew in from LA just for this particular scene--er, luncheon, plastic surgeon's wife Lisa Hochstein, dentist/model Karent Sierra, lawyer/chef Ana Quincoces, and returning cast members Lea Black, Adrianna De Moura, and Marysol Patton. Also in attendance and staying as far away from the cameras as possible was a gaggle of Miami society gals who were just there to see shoes and observe the scene.
And a scene it was, as the heat beat down on the glitz, creating a hot and bothered on-and off-camera situation between a few "Housewives" in particular, namely Patton and Lancaster, who had it out over some bad blood drawn long ago. To the disappointment of a few, no wigs flew, no tables flipped and no one ended up wrestling in the pool a la Krystle and Alexis.
Some of the on camera drama may be saucy, but even saucier was the off-camera drama between cast members and puppet master producers, who are most definitely stirring the pot with some carefully choreographed on-camera confrontation that's not quite Bob Fosse, but more like, say, an early 80s Paula Abdul. A source overheard Patton threatening to quit the show, a threat that was quickly rebuffed by a producer who warned her she had an iron-clad contract. A flustered Patton insists that there were no such threats made and that she just had to get back to work. Estrogen, egos and 80 degree heat isn't exactly a day in paradise, which is exactly what may make the second go-around--at least this episode, anyway--Must Tivo TV.
April 02, 2012
Besides Police Women of Broward County, not too many reality TV shows have crossed the Miami-Dade county line. Other lines crossed are an entirely different story, however. That's about to change as Style Network is allegedly on the hunt for "dynamic" and "outspoken" Boca Raton-based mother daughter teams that sound very much like Big Rich Texas's Bon Blossman and Whitney Whatley---the most appall--er, amusing mother- daughter duo on TV since Lorelai and Rory Gilmore.
Big Rich Texas, for those who don't imbibe, is about a group of allegedly privileged women living the Dallas/Fort Worth country club lifestyle that's very similar to that which is found in Boca. Blossman and her daughter not only make it must see TV and should have their own show (probably already in the works), but they make most of the alleged Housewives seem to be what they really are: humdrum, wilty and witless. While reality television is far from rocket science, Blossman is as close to a rocket scientist as these shows get and a reality show's dream come true: a university professor of biology, biochemistry, parasitology, gene expression and physiology, as well as a published author of fiction, the CEO of a murder mystery party company and, of course, a recording artist. Her outrageous daughter is studying to be a doctor. You can't make this stuff up. Or can you? Like a good trainwreck, it's hard not to watch.
As for this mystery Boca show, the casting person couldn't reveal much and apparently the Style Network affiliation was supposed to be a secret, oops. We did ask them why Boca and not Miami and were told "Boca has the affluent people and the characters we are looking for which is why we picked it." The only real requirement here is that daughters be in their late teens or twenties; there's no age limit on the mothers. Those brave souls willing and able should email info@VintageSouthProductions.com.