Posted on Tuesday, 01.05.2010
Celebrities in Miami: Chris Brown, Bow Wow, Lady Gaga, Alex Rodriguez, Michael Jordan
Los Van Van are Coming to Town
Los Van Van, a Cuban dance band known for being the first Cuban group to use synthesizers and drum machines in their music, will perform in Miami for the first time since 3,500 Cuban exiles rioted outside of their Miami Arena show in 1999. Protestors spit at the band, yelled obscenities and threw bottles, rocks and eggs. More than 50 Miami police officers emerged in riot gear to control the chaos and five people were arrested. The band is responsible for creating a new genre called "songo" - a combination of disco, soul, go-go music and Cuban son. Los Van Van won a Grammy for best salsa performance in 1999. They will perform at the James L. Knight Center on January 31st. You can buy tickets online at Ticketmaster.com.
Chris Brown at Club Play
Chris Brown performed at Club Play Friday night. He came with some of his closest friends and fans, Young Jeezy, Selita Ebanks, Bow Wow, Michael Beasley, Cool 'n' Dre, Mario Chalmers, DJ Clue, Antoine Walker, Stephen Jackson and Quincy Combs, Diddy's 19-year-old son.
Lady Gaga at Score After her Concert
Lady Gaga performed a fantastic show from her Monster Ball tour at the James L. Knight Center on Saturday night. After the show, she tweeted "Hmmmm...I wonder if I'll score tonight." Apparently, that was her subtle way of mentioning that she was going to Score, the gay bar on Lincoln Road, with her buddy Perez Hilton. She sang a little to juice up the crowd up. She hung out upstairs in the VIP room, making appearances at the balcony. No one, including employees, was allowed up. However, celebrity drag queen Elaine Lancaster introduced Gaga to the crowd and stayed to hang out.
90210 Actress Sneaks into Twilight Star's Bungalow
Twilight's Kellan Lutz spent New Year's Eve poolside at the Shore Club, shirtless, partying and posing for pictures. 90210 actress AnnaLynne McCord, who hosted the W South Beach party earlier that night, was seen sneaking into Lutz's poolside bungalow, coming out this morning with a red wig and oversized Ray Ban sunglasses. Later, the two were seen lounging poolside together.
Gossip Girl Performs at Klutch Opening
When Gossip Girl's Leighton Meester took to the mic at the grand opening party for Klutch in the old Opium space, the crowd went wild. Twilight's Kellan Lutz, wearing all black and a newsboy cap and scarf, although seemingly distracted by an unidentified woman, cheered and danced during his pal Meester's performance. Meester worked the crowd which included Lutz as well as the new Melrose Place's Colin Egglesfield and Project Runway's Christian Siriano and his boyfriend. Afterwards, Lutz went over to the DJ booth to congratulate her. The two danced and hung out with the band bit before parting ways as Lutz went to hang out the Boys Like Girls band.
Miami Cookie Diet Doc Sues Kim Kardashian
The Miami-based Dr. Siegel's Cookie Diet filed a lawsuit against reality star Kim Kardashian. Dr. Sandford Siegal, the creator of the Cookie Diet, claims that Kardashian defamed him via Twitter. The Siegal Medical Group, the practice of Dr. Siegal's Cookie Diet, and Dr. Sanford Siegal claim that Kardashian had a "commercial motive" for the attack because she is a spokesperson for a competitor weight-loss program, QuickTrim. Her Tweet: "Dr. Siegal's Cookie Diet is falsely promoting that I'm on this diet. NOT TRUE! I would never do this unhealthy diet! I do QuickTrim."
A-Rod: Single or Not?
Alex Rodriguez, who may or may not have broken up with Kate Hudson, may have been flirting with an anonymous blonde on Saturday night at the Armani Exchange dinner. He was with former serial cheater Michael Jordan and his fiancee Yvette Prieto in the Wine Room at Prime 112.