While her outfit may have been somewhat half-assed and according to some so were her vocals, Rihanna had a fabulous night following her gig at the free Pepsi Fan Jam concert on South Beach, partying at Mansion and SET with a gaggle of galpals until the we hours of the a.m. Wearing a more completed outfit this time--a skin tight beige dress, Ri-Ri sat front and center at her party at Mansion where she sipped on Grey Goose and grape juice and danced to songs by Jay Z and Drake as the masses of athletes clamored to catch a glimpse of her. At around 1 a.m., the Mansion team presented her with a cake in the shape of a golden Grammy to congratulate her on her two Grammy wins, out of which she took a big bite. Shortly after, she and her posse made their way to SET where they snuck in through the back entrance and set up shop at a table not far from Jermaine Dupri. Sipping on Grey Goose and Ace of Spades champagne, Grammy’s golden girl giggled with girlfriends throughout the night, dancing on top of her table to songs by The Ting Tings and Journey before calling it a night around 4 a.m. and heading back to her hotel.
February 05, 2010
February 03, 2010
In town for assorted Super Bowl festivities including one with fashion designer Richie Rich last night at the player-heavy Club Play, Pamela Anderson, who is prepping for her upcoming gig on Dancing With the Stars, spent some quality time with her bff James Davis, a.k.a. drag diva Elaine Lancaster, who clearly did her makeup last night. Anderson's ex, Tommy Lee, is also doing a gig at Club Play, this one on Saturday night, hosted by Chris Brown and featuring a spin--off between Lee and T-Pain, of all people. How's that for a threesome: Brown, uh, Pain, and Lee. A motley crew indeed.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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 email@example.com
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 email@example.com
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.
January 21, 2010
Mary J. Blige, Justin Bieber, Robin Thicke headline BET Haiti telethon in Miami hosted by Queen Latifah & Diddy
There are tons of parties and events going on during Super Bowl weekend, but none more important and worthy of our attendance than BET Network's SOS Saving Ourselves: Help for Haiti benefit at the American Airlines Arena on February 5. Hosted by Queen Latifah, Pharrell Williams, and Sean Combs, the nationally televised concert and telethon will benefit several organizations providing immediate relief in Haiti including Yéle Haiti, CARE and Project Medishare. The three-hour telecast will air live on BET, Centric, MTV and VH1 beginning at 8 p.m. and will include appearances and performances by Mary J. Blige, Justin Bieber, Robin Thicke, Wyclef, Lil Wayne, Drake, Keri Hilson, Pitbul, Akon, Ludacris, Chris Brown, Monica, Kirk Franklin, Nas, Damian Marley, Busta Rhymes, India Arie and more to be announced. In addition to the musical performances, the event will feature some heavy hitter celebrities answering phones during the telethon. Among them: Trey Songz, Common, David Banner, Missy Elliott, Gloria Estefan, Pete Wentz, Chrisette Michelle, Jeremih, The Dream, Jason Derulo, T-Pain and Sean Kingston. BET selected Miami as host city "given its close proximity to Haiti and [the fact that it] is home to the largest population of Haitian Americans." BET is also involved with George Clooney's telethon airing Friday. Tickets to the benefit concert will be available on Ticketmaster.com and at the American Airlines Arena box office. No word on how much they will be, or on whether Kanye West, banned from Clooney's benefit, was invited to this one or if he'll just have to purchase tickets like the rest of us. Tickets, incidentally, are $400, $200, $100, $30 and $20 and are available at 1-800-745-3000 and at Ticketmaster.com or here.
January 06, 2010
Just because Pepsi decided not to advertise during Super Bowl XLIV doesn't mean the soda's presence at the big game has completely gone flat. In fact, Pepsi is throwing its Super Bowl Fan Jam on the beach at 8th and Ocean, the same place where J-Lo and Marc Anthony performed during the Super Bowl a few years back for an audience that included Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes. This year's headliners? Rihanna and 'tween sensation Justin Bieber. Show is on Thursday, February 4 at 5 p.m. And on Friday, February 5, same place, same time, it's the Pepsi Musica Super Bowl Fan Jam, this time starring Nelly Furtado, Pitbull and Paulina Rubio. The concerts are free but you need to have a ticket to get in. There will be kiosks on site but a Pepsi official tells us your best bet is to get them via Ticketmaster.com for a $1.25 service fee, so whatever you do, don't get bamboozled by scalpers looking to jack fans by already selling free tix. For more Super Bowl party and event info, keep checking back here, or go here, and read Velvet Underground on Friday for the details on events including a Lingerie Bowl, a Penthouse party, a Jamie Foxx party, a Jim Carey and Jenny McCarthy party and a big baller party on Lincoln Road.
January 05, 2010
As you sit by your faux Miami fire in your Snuggie trying to stay warm, ponder this aurally stimulating, sunsoaked (they hope) seafaring adventure: a three day cruise from Miami to the Bahamas on the Norwegian Sky hosted by the Dick Clark Ryan Seacrest of clubland, Buster, and featuring non stop spinning by Benny Benassi, Boris, Serge Devant + Mind Control, Steve Smooth, Manufactured Superstars, Anthony Attalla, Shannon Williams, and more. Lots more. Sort of like Home Alone for house music lovers at sea. No parents, no curfew, no paparazzi. Sounds like Lindsay Lohan's vodka-soaked dream, doesn't it? And while your ticket onboard includes all you can eat buffets, snacks and sustenance, it does not include a return trip to rehab. For that you're on your own.
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.
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?
July 20, 2009
Lenny Kravitz has sold his last piece of Miami property, this time his recently renovated Biscayne Point Island house, for $2,450,000. The house was on the market for three months and listed at $2,850,000, according to the South Beach Real Estate Blog. Apparently the buyer is just a regular person, no one famous. Kravitz bought the place in 1997 for $725,000, so he made a nice little profit, not that he needs it. But what inquiring minds want to know is, why is Lenny fleeing the beach? Did he also catch an episode of the abominable Miami Social and just, well, run?
June 28, 2009
On May 17, 2003, Michael Jackson was the big headliner---emphasis on big head if you see his 'fro wig--at the 70th birthday bash of then financial advisor and owner of The Forge, Alvin Malnik. With the invitation, a recorded CD was sent out with Jackson singing the praises of his favorite restaurant. I lost that CD and whoever has it will probably make a fortune with it. Anyway, Jackson did, indeed appear larger than life at the disco themed party--with a few young male friends in tow, which of course raised eyebrows, but not as much as the actual presence of an icon in this iconic Miami Beach restaurant. I have hundreds of pix from that night because, like everyone else, I was also pretty starstruck. Now we wait to hear if Malnik, named godfather of Jackson's child Prince Michael II, also known as Blanket, will be raising a Jackson of his own. Malnik told the New York Times that, although he has yet to hear from the family regarding his status with the child, he has every intention of taking care of Prince Michael as if he were one of his own.
And during the MTV Video Music Awards in Miami a few years back, we believe in 2005, Farrah Fawcett was a surprise celeb at many of the parties, including one at Thomas Kramer's Star Island mansion, where she walked and worked the red carpet and mingled with the crowd like the true celebrity she was, not like some of the other one-hit-wonders gasping for their three seconds of fame. We ran into Fawcett, no joke, at the faucet in the ladies' room at the Delano where we shared a laugh about hotels trying too hard to be hip--not that we were talking about the Delano, of course. She was a class act and we were lucky to have her down here, if but for a fleeting weekend.