Janet Jackson and a group of male and female friends--no sign of boyfriend Jermaine Dupri---slipped in the back door of Prive Saturday night for promoter Justin Levine's Empire Events party. Holding court in Prive's hip hop section, Ms. Jackson, clad in head to toe form fitting white pants, shirt and shoes showed off her svelte figure while sipping red wine and grooving to hits by Diddy, Jay-Z and a vintage Jackson 5 remix. Jackson is down here with record exec LA Reid for the next three months recording her new album at Circle House Studios. Boyfriend Dupri is also in on the production.
June 18, 2007
May 22, 2007
A major buzz was surrounding Casa Casuarina last Saturday night, when three people reported to Scene that they could swear that U2 was playing a wedding there. Apparently the band sounded exactly like Bono and co., but the real band was busy playing Cannes that night, as we discovered a few days later. So who was the amazing U2 soundalikes? UV, the U2 Tribute (www.u2tributeshow.com), who played the wedding of the band's biggest fans, Nick and Evelyn Molina, who sounded off on our blog, writing, Well, the truth has been spoken. We are local South Beach residents that decided that our wedding needed to be like no other. With Bono previously booked (lol), we went with the next "real thing" -- UV." According to Bono's alter ego, Gabriel, the South Florida based band, "We are die hard U2 fanatics ourselves and we always strive to pay proper and respectful tribute to the BEST BAND IN THE WORLD, U2. We had heard that some passerby were definitely believing that U2 was playing..after all, it's South Beach, Versace mansion...why not, right?" Right! And check out their website. The physical resemblance to the band--especially "Bono"--- is eerie!
March 02, 2007
October 16, 2006
A bomb scare on the George Washington Bridge in NYC Saturday morning couldn't stop Gloria Estefan from walking over the bridge to make it on time to her book signing in New Jersey. Traffic was at a complete stand still in both directions so she left her limo on the bridge, jumped the guard railing and walked across where she was on her way to Bookends in Ridgewood, NJ for a signing of her new children's book "Noelle's Treasure Tale." On the other end, she hailed a cab and made it to the signing where over 1000 fans applauded her arrival.
March 02, 2006
Reunited and it feels so good.......Best buds Ben Affleck and Matt Damon were spotted having a power lunch at Gloria Estefan's Larios on the Beach yesterday afternoon. Matt's accessor--er, wife, Luciana, was there with her daughter from the first marriage, but no signs, sadly, of Jennifer Garner. Spies tell us they overheard M 'n' B discussing movies, or as those in the biz call them, films. We wonder if the J-Lo classic Maid in Manhattan was among those discussed.
January 02, 2006
While yours truly was busy in Sin City (where Paris Hilton nearly renegged on her hosting duties at Venetian Hotel hot spot Tao because her 19-year old Greek beau du jour was allegedly in trouble with Vegas police for underage boozing, and where Nicky Hilton's party at Pure in Caesar's Palace usurped sister Paris's as the place to be, attracting a motley crew of stars including Stevie Wonder and his wife; and where an even odder pair--Rob Lowe and Kenny G. were spotted at The Hotel's fabby a go go Mix restaurant and lounge)
spying on randomly running into Vince Vaughn and Jennifer Aniston at 4 in the morning, a whored horde of celebs and wanna be's stormed our fair city. Here is the play by play:
At the Delano:
Jamie Foxx's arrival at the Delano was delayed when the private plane that was chartered to take him to Miami wouldn't star and Jamie then refused to board it. Another plane was chartered, but this time, a bird crashed into the window at take off, grounding that plane, too. Finally, another plane was chartered and whisked Jamie and his six friends to Opa Locka airport. According to a very reliable source, "There were strict instructions from the Delano brass to the airport driver, saying 'no stops at the drug store." And they didn't mean CVS, either.
December 20, 2005
Heheh. We just found out that Leo DiCaprio was CARDED at the Delano because he was dressed like a total schlump (the way of the future, the way of the future, the way of the future) in flip flops and a baseball cap. "We had no clue who he was until he showed us his ID and we saw his face beneath the hat," says our spy. And no, he wasn't with Kirsten Dunst either....
December 19, 2005
This just in from someone who was lucky enough to snag an invite to Katie Holmes's forty seventh 27th birthday party shindig, this time on Saturday night at Casa Larios.
"I was invited to her birthday party at Casa Larios after Jingle Ball and they were all over each other for more than two hours. They are definately in love. It was actually nice to see two people so in love. Other guests were Will Smith, Jada Pinkett, Jazzy Jeff, and Alfonso Ribiero--(ed. note: a Fresh Prince Reunion!). There was a live band, an all you can eat 5 course dinner and open bar.
Will Smith took care of the bill. It was pretty amazing. Unfortunately there are no pics because it was strictly forbidden for anyone to take pictures at the party where Katie blew out the candles of huge three dimentional pineapple cake. So there you have it."
December 12, 2005
Beau Beasley, Miami's most razzly, dazzly reality star, had a fine time at the Saturday Night Live after party on, duh, Saturday night in NYC. In fact, SNL alum Dan Ackroyd thought Beau was fine too, we hear. Despite the fact that Dan's married to Donna Dixon, he is obviously confident enough in his masculinity and sexuality to recognize a hot man when he sees one. According to, well, never mind, Dan turned to Beau and said, "You're a beautiful man." From a Blues Brother to Big Brother. How sweet.
September 16, 2005
Alan Roth is getting back to his musical roots. The TAI Entertainment promoter, who used to work for now defunct video music channel The Box, as well as Tommy Boy Records, is currently working with partner Tommy Pooch on the marketing and PR side of up and coming artist, Na'sha, 22, whose debut album My Story, features the production work of the likes of Paris Hilton's producer/companion Scott Storch. Na'Sha performed live at South Beach club Amika during the MTV Video Music Awards where the likes of Coldplay lead singer and Gwyneth Paltrow's hubby Chris Martin witnessed her talent. On Thursday, September 29, Touch Restaurant and Lounge hosts Na'Sha's release party, The Vox Lounge, from which the $20 suggested donation goes to the Red Cross. Roth is also representing Montana, a new artist who, according to Roth, "Is J-Lo meets Jessica Alba. And she can dance!" The two are currently in the studio working on tracks and will be shooting a video soon.