Dennis Rodman was seen holding court Wednesday night at the bar at Joe's Stone Crab, where our source tells us he was "slapping everyone on their back as hard as he could, screaming in a loud voice, totally wasted." He then walked over to the host stand to ask for a table and "made a giant scene," causing a staffer to pull him aside, quietly telling him he'd not be seated. After that, not even a North Korean dictator could command the beleaguered baller a table as he was overheard telling his group--a male friend and his parents--they'd have to leave and go to Prime 112 instead, saying he can always get a table there. Police quietly approached and Rodman was overheard apologizing, saying he understood, whispering to the cop that he was "very sorry and respected the decision to kick him out." Was quite the scene, says our source, who says "he looked truly remorseful." Meanwhile, over at Prime 112, Rodman ended up happily nestled at an outdoor table on the restaurant's terrace and, at one point, smoking a cigar inside. "He's such a mess," said our Prime mole. And all was well again in his world. Toto, I have a feeling we're not in Pyongyang anymore.
September 17, 2013
If you thought his last trip to North Korea was controversial, just wait until Christmas time when Dennis Rodman and his best gal pal, drag queen Elaine Lancaster, may visit the baller's best bro Kim Jong Un on an alleged goodwill mission to hand out toys to kids in the communist country. Christmas, incidentally, has typically been a non event in the country that has been known to arrest Christians for celebrating it. In a Twitter exchange over the weekend, Lancaster asked our opinion about her potential mission, to which we replied "@elainelancaster @dennisrodman if you can spread joy, peace, and bring [American prisoner] Kenneth Bae back as a present to the US, go for it."
More tweets went out between us and Lancaster, while Rodman apparently retweeted some. Then the Feds got wind of things and, well, Lancaster got a slap on the wrist from Rodman's camp, which allegedly received a call from the State Department. "My intentions were good," said Lancaster, who deleted some of her tweets. Wrist slapping and tweeting is one thing, but is the drag queen going with Rodman to dinner and drinks with the supreme leader?
"Perhaps I'm a bit naïve, but I thought if I could convince Rush Limbaugh to stop making disparaging comments about homosexuals on his radio talk show I'd be successful in getting to 28-year old dictator to set a fellow American free," Lancaster, whose real name is James Davis, said. "I guess I really don't know the complexities that go on, but it doesn't seem as if anyone is working or trying to gain freedom for Kenneth Bae. I don't want to make negative comments about our current administration, but It seems as if we have a lot more muscle to use to demand his release. I would never make a spectacle of myself, going to a communist country where I know known homosexuals are systematically executed. I may be dumb, but I'm not stupid. Dennis is my friend first and foremost, yet he has no idea what takes place under the rule of Kim Jong Un. I'm well aware of the atrocities that take place there almost daily I'm sure, but somebody needs to do something. We must engage our enemies and negotiate freedom. Whether I go to North Korea in December or January with Dennis is at the wait-and-see. I will seek out the advice of people a lot wiser than I am. But my only reason for wanting to go is, if not me then who?! "
As for Rodman, well, he's all about brokering world peace and pistachios. As cliche as it is, you really can't make this stuff up.
September 15, 2013
September 09, 2013
I Wish, I Want: One Direction's Harry Styles possibly, maybe, maybe not buying a $19.5 mil Key Biscayne crib
While rumors abound via celebrity real estate blog Real Estalker that One Direction's 19-year-old Harry Styles is eyeing a massive Key Biscayne crib that would set him back at least a million bucks for every year of his 19-years on earth at a whopping listing price of $19.5 million, our real estate intelligence says no way. "His net worth is only $10 million at this point," says our spy, who also added that "Key Biscayne is too old, too foreign, and too stuffy for a British teenager." Well alrightey then, though we'd think most of America is too "foreign" for a Brit and much of Miami often too alien even for its own denizens. Styles is no ordinary teenager, of course, but for shame. He's only worth $10 million, which is still enough to buy a pricey house from high end Miami realtors The Jills. Incidentally, a rep for The Jills is on mute as usual, not yet returning our request for comment, but to borrow a quote from Jill Eber from our last real estate rumor about The Beckhams buying the Versace manse, "My comment would be we can't comment. Any buyer we work with is confidential.” In the meantime, click here for the listing at 755 S. Mashta Drive.
Update (9.16.13): Key Biscayne residents--primarily tweenage girls--are aflutter with excitement by alleged confirmations by alleged real estate professionals and big mouthed locals who say that yes, yes indeed, Harry Styles is going to be their neighbor. We once again tried contacting The Jills, but they must be busy with The Beckhams, their other alleged, potential clients who may, as of tomorrow, be the owners of the auctioned off Versace Mansion. We did manage to get a reply from a Sony Music/Columbia Records rep, Mike Navarra, who told us ever so predicably and cryptically, "There's no comment on this." Maybe those who have claimed to have already met Styles' house staff for tea and crumpets can give us more concrete answers.