Seen last night all cool, calm and collected: Bradley Cooper, star of The A-Team movie, in town guest hosting WWE's Monday Night Raw live on the USA Network with co-stars Quinton "Rampage" Jackson and Sharlto Copley. No word on whether Cooper came with girlfriend Renee Zellweger, though some reports say the couple are either about to split or have already done so. Cooper may be back in October when The Hangover II possibly starts filming in Miami, a story we broke back in April, and one which director Todd Phillips has not denied.
June 08, 2010
February 07, 2010
Women all over South Florida were dejected to discover that Brad Pitt didn't fly solo to the Super Bowl but with none other than (un)common law wife Angelina Jolie and son Maddox. At last, a game changer in the tiresome list of mediocre celebs all week/end! The best was saved for last, clearly. We had a feeling Pitt would be here, but not entirely sure about Jolie considering the recent rumors of an on-the-verge-of-ending relationship. Eclipsed by the Brangelina star, but still A minus list themselves: Demi Moore and hubby Ashton Kutcher, just off his 32nd birthday night hosting gig at SNL. Props to our former Star colleague, Palm Beach Post gossip columnist Jose Lambiet, who got the scoop (and picture) of the Bowl, reporting how the couple held hands the entire time. Our own celebrity-stalking-as-sports correspondent affirms that, saying "They looked very much still in love. Or at least they were playing it up for the crowds." Jolie, after all, does have an Oscar, and Pitt was nominated for a few. But, nah. Looks like Brangelina is totally solid and looks like the ladies of the night tonight are just going to have to go after Wilmer Valderrama instead. We hear he's available.
This just in: We can also report exclusively that the happy family supped together at low key South Beach restaurant Joe Allen Saturday night, where, according to our source, they were just like a normal family--except for "that ugly beard."
Although Lindsay Lohan's train hasn't yet pulled into the station, where she's expected to host a party at the W tonight for 1OAK, and Snooki's still getting all pumped and bronzed up for her party at Finnegan's River, as far as we're concerned, Super Bowl is over.
With the exception of a few noteworthy events, the Audi party, the DirecTV Celebrity Beach Bowl, the uber private, exclusive, bizzy CAA party, and Michael Bay's Big Game Big Give benefiting The Giving Back Fund, we found the oversaturated celebrity party scene to be a bit lackluster, diluted and, frankly, washed up. What we witnessed was a Febreze-sponsored, Bud Light-lit, Bacardi pouring frenzy, turning compulsive scene chasers into frat boys and girls on a weekend bender and turning some stars into overexposed victims of their own (or their publicist's) self promotion, boredom, or the likeliest, quid pro quo. Not all pay for their gas, food and lodging out of their own pockets, you know.
As for Bay's event at his waterfront sprawl formerly lived in by Hulk and the Hogans, a motley slew of celebs from the now ubiquitous Kellan Lutz, AnnaLynne McCord, Ed Westwick, Chace Crawford (channeling Gossip Girl costar Westwick's Chuck Bass sipping Dewar's),and Russell Simmons, to the less visible, on a completely different level kind of celebrity like famed attorney Alan Dershowitz. The biggest star in Bay's living room, however, was his massive Mastiff, the object more pix and fawning than everyone else in the house. Maybe that's why we saw Lutz doing a lonely boy's walk of shame across the courtyard and straight to the exit.
And the week wasn't without some titillation. There was the Twilight drama, Warren Sapp's arrest, Jared from Subway, Lutz getting rejected by Maxim, some snowboarder getting rejected by Playboy, and Justin Bieber's hair.
Then at the nth hour, there was Tom Cruise, Katie Holmes, Cameron Diaz (see below), Nick Lachey, Carrie Underwood (proving she can dance more than a two step) Wilmer Valderrama, Timbaland, A-Rod, Derek Jeter and Kate Walsh at the very industry-heavy CAA party at the W. But compared to 2007 when Cruise channeled his inner thetans and boogied down with his Holmes-girl at the Marc Anthony concert and Mokai, for those of us not there to witness it, sounds like one big Ice Blended orgy at Coffee Bean and Tea Leaf. Which, for some, ahem, is a delicious thing.
Then there's A-list latecomers (see below) John Travolta and Brad Pitt, who came on game day. Better late than never, we guess. But still, there were many more somewhat amusing tidbits, from Adam Sandler showing up late, late night to STK Miami solo and helping staff clean up, to the missing swag bags lifted accidentally by the security detail of Snoop Dogg and Nick Lachey.
And though we saw our fair share of losers, there were some huge winners, such as LIV, which not only had the likes of Diddy, Rihanna and J-Lo, but bigger than that, it reeled in record breaking profits, busting the million dollar mark. Other big winners: the working girls, who sources tell us were raking in $1,000 an hour at the higher end hotels.
As for the Kardashian factor, to our delight, it wasn't as big as expected. Yes, Kim shopped at The Webster, dined with Reggie Bush at his last supper at Prime 112 in a dress allowing even those not in Miami to see as much of her as we have, hosted her own event, Leather and Laces, and showed up to a few more, but she wasn't the most ubiquitous. Not even close. In fact, we think poppet Bieber flipped his Breck Shampoo commercial hair more times than Kardashian sashayed on the red carpets. That award would go to a few people, including our beloved DJ Irie, who we're convinced has a clone to help him spin himself everywhere from The CBS Early Show and the Hennessy Black Penthouse to, well, pretty much everywhere else. Other frequent sightings included Ludacris, Pete Wentz, Nick Lachey, the aforementioned Lutz, McCord, Simmons and Westwick, Wyclef, assorted beefy former and current NFL players whose names are like Farsi to us, and, oh yeah, those kids from them thar Hills.
And, of course, at the Playboys, Penthouses, Hotel 944's, and Maxims of the week/end, lots of skin. And not of the football kind. Thanks for the mammaries, Super Bowl XLIV, it's been fun-ish. And with that, we present you with a constantly updated list (just like that ridiculous Super Bowl party on steroids list we did) of amusements as they trickle in, spanning most of the party circuit in case you, unlike us, haven't tired of it just yet. Because even though the game hasn't been played yet and Lohan has yet to crash onto the scene, as far as we're concerned, the whole thing at this point is, well, played out.
*Just like in 2007, brothers in Scientology Tom Cruise and John Travolta are both in town for the big game. Clearly the two are big football fans, because why else would they come? Certainly not to party, although both did their fair share when the 'Bowl was in town in 2003. This year, though, TomKat boogied down at Wall, while Travolta brunched it up Sunday at his fave Miami hotel, The Ritz-Carlton Key Biscayne, where our spies saw him eating with a sizeable posse.
*Thanks to Grey Goose, the CAA party at Wall at the W South Beach had everyone up and dancing on banquettes, but none as enthusiastically as Tom, Katie and Cameron, though Carrie Underwood demonstrated some rhythm of her own. While the usual Super Bowl celebrity suspects were also there, so were some fresher, not so tired, faces: Benji Madden, Eli Manning, Harry Connick, Jr. and Andy Roddick.
*Now it all makes sense. All the heavy hitters come in just for the game. Which means Brad Pitt can't be too far behind, reportedly already in Miami with son Maddox to cheer on their adopted home team the New Orleans Saints. Last time Pitt was here, he was with his dad for the 2005 Orange Bowl between the USC and Oklahoma, during which time we uncovered his hotel check in pseudonym, Bryce Pilaf, which surely has been retired since.
*E Online reports that Cameron Diaz was all over A-Rod at the CAA party at the W. If we believe the pre-fabricated hype , it's as if A-Rod is impregnated with love by osmosis as soon as he sees a blond he likes. We don't even know if this is worth investigating but, par for our course, we're on it even though A-Rod and his blondes, famous and non famous, are becoming as cliche as a Kardashian. Photo/Getty.
*Though Jennifer Lopez did make good on her concert at LIV Saturday night, when it comes to the press waiting for her midnight red carpet arrival, Jenny's on the chopping block because, well, she bypassed the red carpet completely and went straight in, pissing off many a media outlet which had fifty other places to be besides stranded on a red carpet.
*Overheard at Jim Carrey's and Jenny McCarthy's Saturday Night Spectacular benefiting autism non profit Generation Rescue at the Bank of America building downtown:Creed lead singer Scott Stapp discussing plans to attend the Super Bowl with Florida Marlins president David Samson. Rumor has it the Marlins are going the way of the Dolphins and Stapp's in talks with the baseball franchise to develop projects synergizing music and entertainment in the upcoming season. And giving Carrey some serious comedic competition last night: E!'s Chelsea Handler, who was there as were magician David Blaine, Shannon Elizabeth, Cheryl Burke, Jason Derulo and Mary McCormack. On Super Bowl Sunday, Carrey and McCartney left their hotel room in a white stretch limo with two SUV's and three motorcycle cop escorts. A motorcade, really. No wonder we have police issues down here.
* For those wondering why it took The Black Eyed Peas so long to get to their own Playboy after party, here's why. Developer John Turchin chartered a yacht and took the entire band and backup dancers direct from the back of the American Airlines Arena and back to his Dilido Island home where they partied with Turchin's friends and family, including Turchin daughter Ashley and boyfriend/biz-man Philip Levine. Only after partying there did they go to their own party. Par for the course, all of the Peas expressed great interest in buying homes at Turchin's Eagle's Nest in North Carolina. Four peas in a posh pod, indeed.
* At the Tao party at the W South Beach Friday night, Alex Rodriguez and Derek Jeter sat across from each other as DJ and Alicia Keys fiance Swizz Beats had Empire State of Mine on instant replay. Thing is, neither Yankee said a word to each other the entire night.
* Also at the Tao party, Chris Rock, who arrived asking for good friend Jamie Foxx, who was not yet in the house. Rock sat with the diminutive David Spade until Foxx finally arrived and, guess what, jumped on the mic, joined by Rock in an apropos-ish duet of Run DMC's King of Rock.
*At Club Play Saturday night: DJ Joe Dert, Tommy Lee and T-Pain all took turns on the turntable while Chris Brown, Keri Hilson and Nelly showed up to look and listen. Apparently T-Pain was shocked that Brown showed up. We're not. And while the irony of being in the same room as someone named T-Pain may have been lost on Brown, it wasn't with the everyone. As for, uh, Pain's spinning skills? All hip hop. Lee's? "Crackhead techno." Drama? "T-Pain went on first which he was so not happy about."
*While Wyclef played a 90 minute set at The Florida Room Friday night for "free" along with guests Queen Latifah and Robin Thicke, our sources tell us TFR made a donation to 'clef's charity in lieu of a performance fee. If you can call it 'in lieu of.'
*Wyclef again performed a monster set at Hotel 944 at Eden Roc Saturday night. When things started wrapping up, none other than Shaggy appeared and at 944 co-publisher Alan Roth's request, jumped on stage and joined the former Fugee for some playful duet-ing. When Roth noticed legendary rap pioneer turned NCIS star LL Cool J. standing by the stage, he asked him to join in and after some hesitation he did just that, doing an impromptu version of his classic Mama Said Knock You Out. And knocked out they were, ending the show around 3:30 a.m.
*Ubiquitous Twilight star Kellan Lutz must've partied himself out Friday night because he missed his spa appointment early Saturday morning. A class act or the product of wise handlers, Lutz, who reportedly was refused entry into the Maxim party Saturday due to a guest list snafu, tipped the spa for the services he never received.
*The Hills Audrina Patridge freaked out en route from LA to MIA when she realized she forgot to pack her panties. After calling stylist to the stars Joey Tierney in a panic, Patridge had her panties, conveniently purchased by Tierney at the ALENE Too Pop Up Boutique Poolside Bungalow at the Eden Roc Renaissance Miami Beach. The Hills were alive all over town, in fact, stopping by that J-Lo concert at the Axe Lounge at LIV where, unlike Lopez, they, of course, stopped and posed for multiple pix. Photo/Seth Browarnik, Red Eye Productions.
*Gossip Girl's resident Brit Ed Westwick, who also made quite the rounds over the weekend, arrived with a group of friends at Coco deVille and was peeved to find out the club's tables were all sold out for the night. That said, Westwick was all smiles after one of the hosts brought him to the bar and ordered him rounds of drinks.
*Melrose Place 2.0 starlet Katie Cassidy's publicist had some strict rules for SushiSamba Thursday night, telling them her client was a vegan. Turns out the clueless publicist confused vegan with "watching her carbs." Whatever the case, Cassidy ate all sorts of things and didn't look an ounce bigger. Speaking of bigger, Ross "the Intern" Matthews was also seen at the Lincoln Road sushi spot and later at Midtown sister restaurant SUGARCANE raw bar grill.
*Party politics: Seen at Sun Life Stadium: Former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice, a huge football fan and scholar who was once urged to take the NFL Commissioner's gig; and passionate Democratic strategist/pundit and New Orleans native James Carville, who even made it onto the field along with--who else--Kim Kardashian and mom Kris Jenner, who'd throw themselves into a fiery inferno just to get on TV. Maybe they thought Kim would get her ring at that moment too?
*Nick Lachey did much more this weekend than posing with Captain Morgan. Thanks to his and Jimmie Johnson's 3rd Annual Super Skins Celebrity Golf Classic at the Biltmore Friday, close to $300,000 was raised for over 20 different charities.
*This may be the picture of the week in a very twisted way. Chris Brown with Keri Hilson at The Axe Lounge at LIV. Is that a black eye on Hilson's shirt or is she just creeped out to see him? Photo: Seth Browarnik, Red Eye Productions.
To be continued...
January 27, 2010
As more events are announced, this post will be updated so keep checking back for the latest information. And one word of caution, just because celebs have been "invited" doesn't mean they will show. In fact, we're still waiting for an RSVP to our dinner party in 2003 from Brad Pitt. And take every list with a grain of salt or a sense of humor--for instance, while Drew Rosenhaus may be a super agent, he does not have the power to get Plaxico Burress released from his two year prison sentence to attend his party.
Parties Open to the Public
Monday, February 1
Welcome to Miami, Super Bowl Week Kick-Off, 10pm at Club Play, South Beach. Hosted by Dwyane Wade. $20 pre-sale general admission tickets are allegedly available on their website.
Tuesday, February 2
Diamond Ball, 7pm to 10pm at The Clevelander, South Beach. Henri Crockett, Zack Crockett and OJ Santiago host benefit for Broward Children's Center, Diabetes Research Institute and Crockett Foundation. $100 suggested donation includes open bar, hors d'oeuvres.To buy, click here.
Ed Hardy Presents Beauty and The Beast, 10pm at Mansion, South Beach. Kanye West's model girlfriend Amber Rose hosts along with NFL star Chris Johnson. DJ Kid Capri and DJ Khalid spin. Tickets are $30. To buy, click here.
Super Bowl A*MUSEments, 10pm at Club Play, South Beach. Hosted by Pamela Anderson with a fashion show by Richie Rich. DJ Apart spins. $25 pre-sale general admission tickets are allegedly available on their website.
Wednesday, February 3
Party With A Purpose, 7pm-10pm at Laguna Pool at The Fairmont Turnberry Isle Resort & Club, Aventura. NFL stars including Donovan McNabb, Jay Feely, Stockar and Jerome McDougle and more, with performances by Ginuwine, John Legend's brother Vaughn Anthony, cocktails, and food by Daniel Buss, Michelle Bernstein, Allen Susser and more. Proceeds go to the American Red Cross earthquake relief efforts in Haiti. Minimum $125 donation suggested. For tickets, click here.
Xbox Party, 8pm to 2am, Whiskey Blue at the W Fort Lauderdale. DJ Danny Stern spins. To secure your spot in the competition, email WhiskeyBlueFtl@gerberbars.com
Celebration of the U's Greatest, 10pm at Club Play, South Beach. Miami Hurricanes alums Duane Starks, Bryant McKinney, Jon Beason, DJ Williams, Antrel Rolle, William Joseph, Santana Moss, Sinorice Moss. Music by DJ Irie. $25 pre-sale general admission tickets allegedly available on their website,
Show Time, 10pm at Cameo Theatre, South Beach. Diddy hosts along with Dwight Freeney and his NFL pals. For ticket information, click here.
Man v. Food Tailgate Party The Travel Channel show is filming live in Miami and need an audience to cheer on its champion eater Adam Richman. Those interested should send an email to email@example.com and include "audience" in the subject line of the email as well as name, photo, number of guests in your group, phone number and age.
Sparkstown Teddy Bear Picnic, 5pm at Eden Roc Renaissance Miami Beach, Miami Beach. American Idol redux with performances by Jordin Sparks and David Archuleta. Guests are part of a service project involving teddy bears that Archuleta and Sparks will deliver to a local hosptital and SOS Children's Villages in Florida and Haiti. Tickets are $125 but reportedly sold out. For more information, click here.
Intimate Evening with Jordin & Friends, 9:30pm at Eden Roc Renaissance Miami Beach, Miami Beach. Jordin Sparks continues her weekend-long Jordin Sparks Experience with close celebrity pals and ex-American Idol contestants, among others. Tickets are $200. To buy, click here.
Paparazzi Pool Party or A Poolside Indulgence for the Elite from 1pm-7am at the Fontainebleau, Miami Beach. Hosted by Chad Ochocinco, Terrell Owens. Ludacris, and Katrina Campins (!). DJ Irie spins. Tickets are $55 in advance and $100 beginning February 3. To buy, click here.
Thursday, February 4
All American Rejects, 10:30 pm at WALL the W South Beach. Band will perform live. No tickets, just arrive early. For information, call 305-695-4410.
Coors Light Hotel, 8pm-11pm February 4-6 at The Catalina Hotel and Beach Club. Appearances all weekend by The Lingerie Football League, NFL Heroes and Gold Rush Nightclub Babes. Open bar, all you can drink pass is $50. Admission Free.
A Night for the Ladies, 10pm at Club Play, South Beach. Hosted by Nicki Minaj and Melyssa Ford with music by DJ Sky Nellor. $25 pre-sale general admission tickets allegedly available on their website,
VIP Players Kick-off Reception, 9pm at The Ritz-Carlton, South Beach. Players kick off the big weekend at the DiLido Beach Club. General admission icluding reception, bar and food is $350. To purchase, call 786-276-4000.
Super Bowl Kickoff Party, 11pm to 4am, The Florida Room at Delano, South Beach. Hosted by former Miami Hurricanes including Jeremy Shockey, Antrel Rolle, Calais Campbell, Rocky McIntosh, Bryant McKinnie. Music by Jermaine Dupri. Portion of proceeds go to Yele Haiti. Call 305-672-2000.
Super Fiesta on the Island, 8pm-midnight, Jungle Island, Miami Beach. Willy Chirino performs at benefit for Switchboard of Miami, Inc. Food, open bar and expected NFL stars. Tickets are $175. Click here to buy.
The Eats Beats Cleats Gridiron Festival on Lincoln Road, South Beach. A four-day event plenty of opportunities to mix and mingle with current and former NFL all-stars including Barry Sanders, Michael Irvin, Gayle Sayers, Roger Staubach and Dick Butkus. The four day festival takes place on Lincoln Road, which will be transformed into one big tailgate party with fan experiences from autograph signings to fashion shows and Dancing With the NFL Stars. Also part of the festivities is the Gridiron Greats Night of Championships at The Fillmore hosted by Mike Ditka and featuring Jamie Foxx, along with over 75 NFL legends and hall of famers in attendance. The event culminates with the Ultimate Tailgate Party taking place on Lincoln Road before the big game, whoever may be playing. Proceeds benefit The Gridiron Greats Assistance Fund. Tickets range from $350 and $525 to a day pass for $85. Buy tickets here.
Athletes Relief Fund For Haiti Benefit, 7pm at the South Beach residence of Wayne Boich. Boich, Alonzo Mourning and Jerry Powers host a private dinner party in partnership with Project Medishare. Dinner table for 10 is $5,000. Email firstname.lastname@example.org
Miami Rice, 7pm at Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino. Jerry Rice Celebrity Gala benefiting the Buoniconti Fund and featuring Joe Montana, Brent Jones, Roger Craig, Troy Aikman, Larry Fitzgerald, Charles Haley, Kenny Mayne, Steve Young and more. For ticket information email email@example.com.
Super Bowl Fan Jam, at 5pm on the beach at 8th St. and Ocean Drive, South Beach. A free concert by Rihanna, Justin Bieber and Timbaland. Tickets are required and can be purchased for $1.25 service fee here.
In the Studio with The 400 , 11pm at Mansion, South Beach. Following her free show on the beach, Rihanna will host an after party at Mansion. DJs Affect and Konflikt spin. Admission is $30.
Super Skins Kick-Off Party, from 9pm-2am at Hotel 944 at the Eden Roc Renaissance Miami Beach, Miami Beach. Hosted by Nick Lachey and Jimmie Johnson with a special performance by Snoop Dogg. Tickets are $250 in advance, $350 at the door for general admission, and $500 in advance and $700 at the door for VIP admission. Click here to buy.
Friday, February 5
Pepsi Musica Super Bowl Fan Jam, 5pm on the beach at 8th St. and Ocean Drive, South Beach. Free concert featuring Nelly Furtado, Pitbull and Paulina Rubio. Tickets are required and can be purchased for $1.25 service fee here.
Super Take-Over, 10pm at Cameo Theatre, South Beach. Akon, Konvict Muzik, Chris Houston, Thomas Jones and guest DJ T-Pain. Women enter free until 11. For more information, click here.
Axe Lounge at LIV, 1am, Fontainebleau, Miami Beach. Expected to arrive at 1am, Marisa Miller, with DJ Vice spinning. Regular LIV admission situation, call 305-674-4680.
Friday Night Lights, 9pm to 4am at Skybar at The Shore Club. Join NFL stars Lamarr Woodley, Ray Rice, Shawne Merriman, Warren Sapp and more. Solange Knowles will spin along with DJ Clue and David Berrie. Party also includes a "very special performance" by a mystery artist. Tickets are $50 general admission, $100 VIP. To buy, click here.
Throw It In The Bag, 10pm, Club Play, South Beach. Hosted by The Dream and Fabolous. Music by Affect and LSOne. $40 pre-sale general admission tickets allegedly available on their website,
Super Bowl Party at Karma, 10pm, 619 Washington Ave. South Beach. Hosted by Warren Sapp (Oakland Raiders), Randy Moss (New England Patriots), Terell Owens (Buffalo Bills), Jason Taylor (Miami Dolphins) with a live performance by Raheem DeVaughn. Tickets are $40. To purchase call 305-878-0904.
The Red, White, and Black After Party, 7pm, Eden Roc Renaissance Miami Beach, Miami Beach. Jordin Sparks invites the 18 and over crowd to celebrate her charitable endeavors with her celeb pals and DJs Cedric and DJ Babey Drew. Tickets are $100. To purchase click here.
Super Bash ,9 pm at Opium Nightclub, Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino. Hosted by Michael "The Playmaker" Irvin, this one's expected to draw a big A-list crowd including "invited guests" Ryan Bader, Deion Sanders, A-Rod, Will Ferrell, Dominique Wilkins, Rick Ankiel, Ray Lewis, Johnny Damon "and hundreds more!" Tickets are $150. To buy, click here.
Steamy Centerfold Pregame Blitz Party, 10pm, Pangaea Lounge at Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino. Tami Donaldson (Miss Maxim USA), Hope Dworaczyk (Playboy Playmate Miss April 2009) and Candace Cassidy (Playboy Playmate Miss June 2009). For ticket information, call 954-581-5454.
Friday Night Blowout Bash, from 11pm-5am at MI-VI at Gulfstream Park & Casino. Hosted by sports agent Leigh Steinberg and Xenith.com. Invited guests include Wyclef Jean, Justin Timberlake, Kim Kardashian (who, unless she has a clone, will be busy hosting the Leather and Laces party down in Miami, hence the emphasis on the words"invited" guests.), Ricky Williams, Gabrielle Union, Hill Harper, Naughty By Nature, Nelly, Young Jeezy, Trina and Myron Rolle. Proceeds benefit Yele Haiti. General admission starts at $50.
Hotel 944's Main event Poolside, from 9pm-midnight at the Eden Roc Renaissance Miami Beach. Featuring live performances by Drake, Common and Mr. Hudson. Tickets are $250 in advance, $350 at the door for general admission, and $500 in advance and $700 at the door for VIP admission. Click here to buy.
Leather & Laces, from 9pm-3am at the Paris Theatre, South Beach. Hosted by Kim Kardashian, Roselyn Sanchez and Holly Madison. Tickets range from $350 to $850 Click here to buy.
Rock 'n' Soul Party with Drew Rosenhaus, 9pm at Hard Rock Live at Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino. Expected: Rosenhaus and his roster of NFL players including Tommie Harris, Plaxico Burress (um, hello, isn't he in prison?), Chad Ochocinco, Willis McGahee, Santana Moss, Terrell Owens, Kellen Winslow Jr, Jeremy Shockey, Zach Thomas, Frank Gore, DeSean Jackson and Lance Briggs. Other celebs are expected. Tickets are $100 for general admission, $250 for VIP and are available at the Hard Rock Live Box Office or at Ticketmaster.com.
Kendra "Playboy Bunny" Party, 11pm Passion Night Club, Seminole Hard Rock. Former Hef-fer and E! reality star Kendra Wilkinson hosts her own party, so there. General Admission tickets $20. Call 954-321-3443.
Gridiron Greats Nights of Champions, 7pm at The Ritz-Carlton, South Beach. Mike Ditka and Jamie Foxx host a star studded soiree with Monte Carlo casino cocktail recepton followed by dinner and performances by--who do you think? Proceeds go towards The Gridiron Greats Assistance Fund. Tickets are $625 per person. Call 877-733-3430.
Saturday, February 6
The 4th Annual DIRECTV Celebrity Beach Bowl, 12:30pm, gates at Collins Ave. between 21st and 22nd St. Dan Patrick hosts, Eli Manning coaches and former Pro Bowlers Troy Aikman and Warren moon will captain each of their teams. Among the players, Taylor Lautner (shirtless on the beach, squeal!), Kevin Dillon, Christian Slater, Chace Crawford, Marisa Miller, Jessica Szohr and Guy Fieri. Pre-game show starts at 1:30, kickoff at 2:30. Free.
Rick Ross Birthday Party, noon-4pm on the "Magic Shave Yacht" (a.k.a. The Venetian Lady), Miami. Def Jam's Rick Ross and corporate sponsors SoftSheen-Carson Magic Shave and The Source Magazine host private birthday party. Chrisette Michele will "lead the birthday toast," while confirmed guests include Ludacris (of course), Fabolous, Gabrielle Union, Busta Rhymes and more.
Axe Lounge at LIV, 11pm at the Fontainebleau, Miami Beach. Jennifer Lopez performs live. Will I. Am spins. Other expected celebrities: Kim Kardashian (there she is again!), Kristin Cavallari, Audrina Patridge, Stephanie Pratt. For information, email firstname.lastname@example.org
Pete Wentz DJ Set at Whiskey Blue, 10pm at the W Fort Lauderdale. No tickets, but admission is "at the door's discretion." For more information, call 954-414-8300.
Super Bowl Celebrity DJ Bash, 10pm at Club Play, South Beach. Chris Brown hosts with live sets by Tommy Lee and T-Pain. $35 pre-sale general admission tickets allegedly available on their website,
The Umpteenth Launch of Ludacris's Conjure Cognac, 10pm at Cameo Theatre, South Beach. Luda introduces his booze to his famous bffs and performs. For ticket information, click here.
Playboy Party, 9pm at The Sagamore Hotel, South Beach. Join Hef and his favorite bunnies at one of the hottest ticket Super Bowl parties in town. Exoected celebrities include: Adam Sandler, David Spade, Jamie Kennedy, Jesse McCartney, Kevin James, Rob Schneider, Laurence Fishburne, Paulina Rubio, Serena Williams and allegedly Kendra Wilkinson, who would have to hurry down from her own party at the Hard Rock to make this one. Also doubling as official after party for The Black Eyed Peas, who are playing at the AAA earlier that night. Also at Playboy: DJs Reach, Sky Nellor and Ross One. Tickets are $1,000 To buy, click here.
Hotel 944's Main Event Poolside, from 8pm-midnight at the Eden Roc Renaissance Miami Beach featuring a live performance by Wyclef featuring Mario and Kid Sister. Tickets are $250 in advance, $350 at the door for general admission, and $500 in advance and $700 at the door for VIP admission. Click here to buy.
NFL Running Back Party with Young Jeezy, 10pm at Karma, 619 Washington Ave. South Beach. Tickets $40. Call 305-978-0954.
Saturday Night Spectacular,from 9pm-3am at the Bank of America Tower, downtown Miami. Hosted by Jim Carey and Jenny McCarthy with celebrity poker tournament hosted by Entertainment Tonight's Mark Steines. Proceeds benefit Generation Rescue. Admission tix are $1,000, poker entry is $2,500 or $7,500 for VIP poker entry. Click here to buy.
2nd Annual Big Game Big Give, from 8pm-midnight at the private Miami Beach home of director Michael Bay. Cocktails by Dewars Signature, hors d'oeuvres by Pacific Time and "experimental vignettes" by, among other things, the newly unveiled ManSpanx. (It's worth it just to see that). Celeb guests include Gossip Girl's Chace Crawford, Jennifer Lopez, Glee's Matthew Morrison, Kristin Cavallari, Jerry Bruckheimer, Jack Del Rio (Jacksonville Jaguars), LaMarr Woodley (Pittsburgh Steelers), Michael Boley (NY Giants), Akin Ayodele (Miami Dolphins), Ben Roethlisberger (Pittsburgh Steelers), Maurice Jones-Drew (Jacksonville Jaguars), Chris Johnston (Tennessee Titans), Brandon Marshall (Denver Broncos) and Mike Sims-Walker(Jacksonville Jaguars). Proceeds benefit The Giving Back Fund. A limited number of tix available for $1,000. Click here to buy.
Jason Taylor Foundation Chalk Talk & Comedy Show, 5pm at the Improv Comedy Club at Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino. Taylor and comedian Ralphie May host. Event features cocktail party and Chalk Talk with Taylor, ESPN College GameDay's Kirk Herbstreit and May. Proceeds benefit the Jason Taylor Foundation. Tickets are $100. To buy, click here.
Lingerie Bowl VII-The Ultimate Catfight, 6pm at Hard Rock Live, Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino. Music, sports and TV stars expected to show up for the Lingerie Football League's conference championship. Tickets are $40 to $5,000 (!) and are available at Ticketmaster.com.
Penthouse Magazine Super Party, 9pm at Passion Nightclub at Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino. Official NFL DJ Riz and DJ Stonerokk spin for celebrity guest performers and scantily clad Penthouse pets. Tickets range from $250 to $1,000. To buy, click here.
Sunday, February 7
Super Bowl Victory Party, 10pm at Wall at the W South Beach. NYC hot spot 10AK throws a benefit for Red Cross relief efforts in Haiti featuring Lindsay Lohan, Gabrielle Union and Jessica Alba. If that's not an odd trio, what is? Limited entry via RSVP@10AKNYC.com.
NFL Players Pool Party, noon to sunset at the National Hotel, South Beach. Hosted by Lisa Raye, Daymond John, Kenny Burns, Biz Markie, DJ Clue, and Tammy Torres and featuring "over 30 NFL players along with over 25 video models." General admission tix $25 and available here.
New Orleans-Style Tailgate Party, 4:30pm until 30 minutes after the game, Emeril's Miami Beach, South Beach. All you can eat and drink a la Emeril Lagasse with six big screens showing the big game for $125 per person including gratuity. Call 305-695-4550 for more information.
Super Bowl Sunday Pool Party, noon at the Newport Beachside Hotel & Resort, Sunny Isles. Sean McNabb and Playboy centerfold Jennifer Canizales host. Bikini contest, big screen TVs, $100 bottles and buckets of beer with 24 wings for $20.
Axe Lounge at LIV, midnight at the Fontsainebleau with Diddy and Erin Andrews. Regular LIV admission situation, call 305-674-4680.
Tailin' It Super Bowl Watch Party, noon at Finnegan's on the River. On the Ed Hardied coat-tails of her 15 minutes, Jersey Shore's Snooki hosts this party. RSVP@VitaminCcomm.com for free admission.
Big Game Brunch, 10:30am at Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino. Join former NFL Coach and current FOX Broadcaster Jimmy Johnson and host Joe Rose to talk X’s and O’s about the Big Game in an open forum. Dolphin cheerleaders will also be there. Tables are $1,500 or individual tickets are $175 and available at the Hard Rock Box Office or at Ticketmaster.com.
Viewing Party With Jeezy's Playhouse After Party, 7pm at Club Play, South Beach. All inclusive viewing party hosted by Asante Samuel, followed by after party hosted by Young Jeezy. $75 pre-sale general admission tickets including open bar and food for viewing party and $30 general admission tickets for after party allegedly available on their website,
Ludacris Super Baller After Party, 11pm at Passion Nightclub at Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino. Tickets are $50. Call 888-453-4567.
Parties Not Open to the Public
Wednesday, February 3
Moves Magazine Super Bowl Bash, 9pm to 4am at Gulfstream Racetrack & Casino, Hallandale. Hosted by Ray Lewis, Ludacris, SRC Records CEO Steve Rifkind and DJ Irie. Special performance by Melanie Fiona.
Don Shula Dinner Reception, 8pm at The Ritz-Carlton, South Beach. Over 500 sports and entertainment bigwigs expected at The Moffit Cancer Center Board of Advisors' Leadership & Philanthropy dinner benefiting Coach Shula for his contribition to charitable organizations.
Thursday, February 4
GQ Party, 9pm at The Bud Light Hotel, South Beach. A laundry list of NFL stars plus Ne-Yo, Daughtry, All American Rejects and Russell Simmons.
Jaws Cigar Party, 7:30pm at the Hotel Victor, South Beach. ESPN Monday Night Football analyst Ron "Jaws" Jaworski hosts a benefit party for his foundation, the Jaws Youth Fund and United Way. Expected: Mike Tirico, John Gruden, Suzy Kolber, Mike Ditka, Merril Hoge, among others.
Jose Cuervo Platino Penthouse, 10pm at the Eden Roc Renaissance Miami Beach, Miami Beach. DJ Paul Oakenfold spins.
EA Sports' Madden Bowl XVI Championship, 6pm at The Clevelander. Hip hop artist Game and Cincinnati Bengals player Chad Ochocinco will battle in an Xbox 360 championship before the Madden tourney, featuring Chris Johnson, Maurice Jones-Drew, DeMarcus Ware and more.
Friday, February 5
Audi Super Bowl Party, 8pm-11pm, The W South Beach. Confirmed celebrities include Taylor Lautner, Kate Walsh, Jessica Alba, Hilary Swank, Pete Yorn, Chad Henne, Osi Umenyiora with more expected.
Tao's Pop-Up Super Bowl Party, 10pm-4am at The W South Beach. Las Vegas hot spot sets up shop on South Beach with music by DJ Reach, Ross One, Graham Funke, Swiss Beatz & Cassidy and celebrities Kevin Connolly, Mario Lopez, Adam Sandler, Will I. Am, Joey Fatone, Lance Bass, Jon Beason, DJ Williams, Barry Sanders and more.
Dewar's Signature Experience Event, 1pm to 6pm at a private home. VIPs and celebs will be treated to an afternoon of "luxury and personal consultation sessions with experts in the fields of custom tailoring, handwriting analysis, premium cigars, luxury yachts and putter fitting from Callaway Golf. Also takes place on Saturday.
Super Skins Celebrity Golf Classic, early morning in Coral Gables. The third annual golf tournament hosted by Lachey and Johnson with a portion of proceeds benefiting the Clinton Bush Haiti Fund.
Venus Williams Launch Party for New Tide Plus Febreze Freshness Sport, 2pm-6pm at the W South Beach. Hosted by Venus Williams and featuring celebrity DJ Pete Wentz and DJ Irie. Event features tennis and football practice, basketball shoot-out, putting green and video games. Celebs attending: Tyson Beckford, Gabrielle Union, Kellan Lutz, Katie Cassidy, Sean Kingston and assorted NFL stars.
The Coors Light Mansion, 9pm at Mansion, South Beach. Coors Light's official Super Bowl party with a live performance by Snoop Dogg.
Celebrity Poker Tournament, 4pm, Eden Roc Renaissance Miami Beach, Miami Beach. Hosted by Russell Simmons and Friends with special guest appearance by Ne-Yo.
ESPN The Magazine's Next Event, 10pm, Fontainebleau, Miami Beach. Keri Hilson and Ne-Yo perform. Music by Q-Tip. Nelly "as VIP Red Carpet Reporter," "along with" Jennifer Love Hewitt, Laurence Fishburne, Michael Clarke-Duncan, Mark Sanchez, Matt Kemp, Brandon Jacobs, Braylon Edwards, Brooke Hogan, David Annable, Jake Delhomme, Jeremy Shockey, Jerry Rodes, Kevin Boss, Lennox Lewis, Shawne Merriman, Tim Tebow.
The Pepsi Refresh Project Launch Party, 7pm at LIV at the Fontainebleau, Miami Beach. Hosted by Rihanna with celebrity DJs Benji and Joel Madden. Party celebrates the launch of program awarding millions of dollars in grants each month to fund ideas that have a positive impact on the community. More celebs to be announced
Saturday, February 6
The Maxim Party, 10pm-2am at The Raleigh Hotel, South Beach. Featuring music by Jermaine Dupri and DJ Vice and an enormous celebrity guest list copied and pasted from press release here: Audrina Patridge (The Hills), Amaury Nolasco (Prison Break), Anthony Mackie (Desert Flower), Brandon Flowers (The Killers), Brody Jenner (The Hills), David Annable (Brothers and Sisters), Dennis Haysbert (24; Goodbye Bafana), Floyd Mayweather (Boxer), Frankie Delgado (The Hills), Gabrielle Union (Flash Forward), Gavin DeGraw (Musician), Karina Smirnoff (Dancing with the Stars), Katie Cassidy (Melrose Place), Kellan Lutz (Twilight), Kendra Wilkinson (Kendra), Kevin Dillon (Entourage), Jamie Kennedy (Comedian), Jennifer Love Hewitt (Actress), Jesse McCartney (Actor), Kristin Cavallari (The Hills), Mario (Artist), Michael Clarke Duncan (Bailey ), Michael Phelps (American Swimmer), Nancy O'Dell (Access Hollywood), Odette Yustman (Actress), Olivia Munn (Model), Peter Yorn (Musician), Stephanie Pratt (The Hills), Terrell Owens (Buffalo Bills), Tom Arnold (The Group), Wilmer Valderrama.
The 24th Annual Leigh Steinberg Super Bowl Party, 2pm to 6pm, Bayfront Park, downtown Miami. NFL and celebrities expected.
NFL Owners Party, 7pm at Viceroy Miami. Celebrity "owners" of Miami Dolphins party at co-owner Jorge Perez's Viceroy. Musical performances by Gloria Estefan, Hank Williams Jr., Marc Anthony and Jimmy Buffett. The invite claims Fergie will be there, but she will be busy performing with her own band, The Black Eyed Peas, at the American Airlines Arena, followed by the Playboy after party at The Sagamore.
September 22, 2009
You would have thought last night's home opener featuring the Miami Dolphins and the Indianaopolis Colts was the Super Bowl based on all the hype and police-escorted black Escalades rushing through the parking lot and beating traffic. Alas, it was just a regular game, but this time in the new (new as in facelifted to the tune of, say, some Botox, a nose job and a new husband) Landshark Stadium, featuring the new celebrity owners and their closest friends. Oh, and an orange (get it?) carpet on which said famous folk strike a pose for fans who usually go nuts for big beefy guys in helmets. We must say it was quite the scene over there last night, like nothing this non football fan has ever seen. It was kind of exciting to drive behind the chauffeured Escalade that whisked Jennifer Lopez and Marc Anthony through the tailgating traffic and straight to the entrance of that orange carpet. It was also sort of thrilling to accidentally walk down that carpet much to the disappointment of camera phone toting fans expecting that famous couple or another one, the Estefans, or that other duo who now own a share of Miami's beloved Dolphins otherwise known as Venus and Serena Williams. Speaking of the sisters, they towered over the crowd in four inch heels and mingled for two minutes in the brand new Ocean Drive Club located on the field level where VIPs sipped champagne and nibbled on caviar up until kickoff. Was this really a football game or was it a football themed party put on by Barton G. on South Beach? We tried to ask the stadium's sugar daddy, Jimmy Buffett, but he was busy performing his hit turned Dolphins theme song for a dazzled, starstruck crowd. We also wanted to ask T-Pain, with whom we shared an elevator as we searched for signs that this was actually a real football game, but he was busy trying to figure it out for himself. As for Tiger Woods and Helio Castroneves, they're sports guys and were like human camouflage, blending right into the crowd in a way that J-Lo could never, not that she'd want to. We looked to the TVs for an answer and saw a brief snippet of former US House majority leader Tom Delay getting jiggy to Wild Thing on Dancing With the Stars and that was when things really got confusing. It was only until we found our way into the Sideline Club, which is really just a cordoned off area on the 30 yard line for die hard football fans, that we realized this was the reason why everyone was here. The anthem, the flyover, and it was game on. And even though our team lost, there was a lengthy time when if you turned to someone sporting orange and blue out there and asked if they saw J-Lo, they may have answered, "who?"
Photo: Manny Hernandez
June 21, 2009
We're sure that Drew Barrymore's boyfriend Justin Long, the gooberish guy best known for shilling Macs on TV, didn't come to Miami to experience the incompetence at the Lincoln Road Apple store where we hear some chaos ensued over that new iPhone thingie. Quite the opposite, actually,as Long and Barrymore are apparently just here for some R&R, staying at the Delano and seen leaving the hotel around 7-ish Saturday night, making their way to the Marlins/Yankee game where they were seen sitting in the stands. Following the game, Barrymore--sporting a Florida Marlins jersey--and Long stopped by a pool party for the Humane Society at a house off Lincoln Road. According to our source, "Drew seemed out of it. She was acting all theatrical, while joking around with a bunch of her gay friends." Throughout the night, says our spy, Barrymore and Long were making out in a corner on a lounge chair. Other than the fact that Barrymore may be a not so closet Marlins fan, we're not really sure why they are here, especially considering the fact that Long used to, uh, download with a loose local gal who had a thing for cozying up to celebrities. As for whether Barrymore has a clue about Long's past Miami vices, who knows, but if anyone would have an app for covering up one's sordid past, it would have to be the Mac guy.
May 13, 2009
High School Musical starlet Ashley Tisdale was in Miami yesterday, visiting with fans and signing autographs. Before that she was spotted at RA Sushi in Pembroke Pines of all places, dining out with pals--one girl and two boys. Nothing crazy there--a few rolls, a few Sapporos and Voss water. Total was $104. Very wholesome. For those die hard fans who care about these things, we have her check--and the last four digits of her (or Disney's) AmEx card and will be putting it on EBay post haste.
May 04, 2009
April 30, 2009
Wow, South Beach may suffer from culture shock more than anything with the presence of a bona fide A-lister for a change. That's right, George Clooney is in town filming his latest flick Up in the Air and is staying at Delano where he hung out poolside for sunset cocktails. According to witnesses, he signed autographs and even took pix with fans and had no issues with the pesky paparazzi snapping at him (surely that will change if he stays here long enough). We remember when Clooney was down here ages ago, when the hot spot du jour was Bar None and when he requested a basketball hoop at his hotel. Not much has changed since then--he's still a, uh, bachelor, and he still has sporty requests, this time insisting on serious workout equipment in his hotel room. Besides that he's just a regular Joe who happens to reside comfortably on the A-list.
April 23, 2009
Here's something to look forward to next month, a motley---yet refreshing in terms of the usual South Beach sightings of reality dreck---mix of TV stars who have formed a band and will play for a good cause as opposed to their own causes, for a change. The cheekily titled Band From TV was created to provide funding and resources to several charities worldwide. All proceeds from the Shore Club gig will go to The Epilepsy Foundation, Miami Children's Hospital, Art of Elysium, The Conservation Fund, Indian University-Kenya Partnership, Rush Medical Center-Pediatric Epilepsy Unit and the Make-a-Wish Foundation.