Art Basel is so 2011, plus you can neither afford nor understand the art, not to mention snag an invite to the swankiest, most party crasher impenetrable private parties. Christmas? That started the day after Halloween, so that leaves us with, well, New Year's Eve. Yep, plans are already for the "Orange Drive Miami Beach Music Festival," taking place December 30 through January 1 between 7th and 9th Streets and Ocean Drive and featuring performances by Cee Lo Green, Ne-Yo, Boyz II Men, Jermaine Dupri, and Pete Wentz, along with DJs Samantha Ronson and Irie in a "lavish and state of the art amphitheater will be constructed and placed on the sand which can hold up to 30,000 party goers each night." Yikes. For ticket information, go to www.orangedr.com or follow them on Twitter @OrangeDriveFest.
November 08, 2011
September 23, 2010
Move over Menudo. New Kids on the Block? Next. 'NSync and Backstreet Boys? Too busy covering up their grey. Get ready for The Boy Band for the Next Generation, the brainchild of gossip blogger Perez Hilton, pop music tour director Jamie King, and American Idol's Simon Fuller. A casting call for this elusive search will take place today through Sunday at the MyStudio HD Recording Studio at Sawgrass Mills from 10 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. now through Saturday and from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Sunday. But it's not for everyone. If you're more like Glee's Mr. Schuester than Justin Bieber, stay home. They're looking for "undiscovered talented teeange boys between 12 and 15 who are both excellent singers and dancers." Oops, that leaves out Bieber-types, too. For several reasons, namely that he's 16. Contestants will create 2 videos demonstrating their abilities. The winner will get to join the band and date a Kardashian receive fame, fortune and tabloid ink. For more info, click here. Good luck.
November 30, 2009
Forget Art Basel for a moment and focus on a few weeks from now, when it will be Halloween in December as Lady Gaga hosts a crazy big New Year's Eve party at the Fontainebleau. Following her sold out show that night at the James L. Knight Center, Gaga will head over to the resort where she will lead her fans and disciples in the countdown before giving her very first performance of 2010. The poolside event itself starts at 9 p.m. with DJ David Berrie warming up the crowd. Tickets don't come cheap to this spectacle, ranging from $375 general admission to $35,000 for what we hope is at least a lap dance or ten from the Lady herself. For more info, go to www.newyears.com or call 877-854-4389.
November 20, 2009
Rihanna's in town for an appearance on the small floating country known as the Oasis of the Seas. Chris Brown's here, too, for a gig at the Best Buddies gala on Watson Island tonight. Rihanna's at the W Fort Lauderdale. Brown's at the Mondrian. Close enough, yet far enough and vice versa. Just sayin'.
October 21, 2009
Every so often a celebrity gets bored with themselves and goes all Sybil on us, revealing their multiple personalities channels their alter ego. Madonna had Esther. Mariah had Mimi. Even the Real Housewives of Atlanta did it. And now, we introduce to you the artist formerly known as Jennifer Lopez, J-Lo and Jenny from the Block, who will emerge from the bowels of the Fontainebleau on Saturday night to appear for the very first time as Lola at LIV on Saturday night. Lop--er, Lola will perform her debut single "Fresh Out of the Oven" along with Pitbull, who will also be there. A grand entrance is expected in the wee hours of Sunday morning. Doesn't Lola need her beauty sleep for her other alter--the Miami Dolphins owner--on Sunday?
October 20, 2009
While American Idol runner up (and if you ask some, the only winner) Adam Lambert lands on the cover of DETAILS magazine, telling 'em "I am gay, but I like kissing women sometimes. Women are pretty. It doesn't mean I 'm necessarily sleeping with them.") the actual winner, Kris Allen, who is finalizing his debut album set for release on November 17, will perform at Landshark Stadium Sunday as the main act on the Dolphins tailgate stage on the Grand Plaza. Show will start before the Dolphins-Saints game at 4:15 p.m. Says Allen, "As a HUGE football fan, I 'm thrilled that my first gig for my band and me is at the Miami/New Orleans tailgate party." Lambert told DETAILS something similar, saying, "It's all fantasy--that's what entertainment is. I'm here to entertain you and if my sexuality is apparent and you respond to it, and you're attracted to it, then great, I'm doing my job."
September 03, 2009
While Britney Spears made gazillions last night during round two of her Circus at the American Airlines Arena, her bloated ex hubby Kevin Federline, in town presumably to watch his kids while mommy worked it, was busy making the Miami rounds, partying like a rock star at BED on Monday night. On Tuesday night, Over-Fed was seen with girlfriend Victoria Prince at Louis Bar Lounge, sipping on vodka and soda and hanging out with Kourtney Kardashian's baby daddy, Scott Disick. What a perfect boys' night out. The only thing missing were some fried oreos and Jon Gosselin.
May 17, 2009
While Gwyneth Paltrow was at the Delano like a lady in waiting while hubby Chris Martin did his music thing, all sorts of musical mayhem ensued over at The Shore Club, where the simply titled Band from TV turned the hipster hotel into a rockin' frat party of sorts, only at this party it seemed like the band had more fun than the audience. That said, it was all good fun and for good, charitable causes. Led by a very, uh, lively Teri Hatcher (backed by hearty doses of Tequila,according to our roadie spies), The Band from TV was not unlike a very lively Bar Mitzvah band with Heroes stars Adrian Pasdar (guitar) and Greg Grunberg (drums), House's resident Aussie and fine fiddler Jesse Spencer, Hatcher's Desperate Housewives costar James Denton, The Bachelor's Bob Guiny (vocals), who really seemed to be digging this gig, possibly practicing for a future stint on American Idol, and special guest vocalist and alleged Spencer galpal Louise Griffiths, actress and former pop tart and member of the all girl band Orchid. Words can't really do this experience the proper justice--or lack thereof, so check out the video of their splashy finale here. Spoiler alert: Hatcher jumps into the pool (fast forward to 4:38) at the end and increases her body weight from one to two ounces. The band was all over the dial, covering tunes by Charlie Daniels, Pink, John Mellencamp, Kid Rock and even the soundtrack from O Brother Where Art Thou. And although it goes without saying, none of the TV stars, with perhaps the exception of Spencer and his fine fiddlin', should quit their day jobs. Ever. And to that point, we will never quit ours and become a director or videographer. Watch the following Blair Witch Project meets Band from TV video at your own risk:
June 20, 2008
It was hot as hell in the Original Penguin store last night for the 944 Magazine party, but former American Idol contestant Elliott Yamin didn't utter a complaint and sang three songs in an amazing acoustic set. He should should have beaten out whatshisname, er, Taylor Hicks. Anyway, it was hard getting Yamin to open his eyes while he sang, but they were almost popping out of his head after several of his allegedly "biggest" (in more ways than one) fans waited to shower him with praise. We spoke to Yamin who was nothing but a gracious gentleman in dire need of some air conditioning.
November 19, 2007
Until one of them fell onstage at Sunday's American Music Awards, many people never heard of the Jonas Brothers, who happen to be opening for the sold out Hannah Montana/Miley Cyrus Best of Both Worlds Tour at Bank Atlantic Center tomorrow night. The Jonas Brothers will also be performing live at the Verizon Wireless Store in Boca Raton, 8903 Glades Road, at 3:30 tomorrow, where we hope they don't trip and fall.