So it finally happened. The much anticipated celebration of the unveiling for the new Fountainebleau Miami Beach
after its $1 billion renovation took place on Friday, November 14th, 2008. Mariah Carey and Robin Thicke performed at the party and about 2,000 invitation-only guests attended the party’s headliner event, the Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show featuring 35 Angels including Heidi Klum and Adriana Lima. Deborah Harry of Blondie sat in the crowd, watching Mariah Carey’s performance.
Heidi Klum made sure to tell husband, Seal, “I love you” during her first trip down the runway. Many celebrities made it to the celebration including Pharrell, Sean Combs, Russell Simmons, Kim and Khloe Kardashian, Martha Stewart, Kate Hudson, Amanda Bynes, Terrence Howard, John Stamos, Jason Lewis and Chloe Sevigny.
Paris Hilton showed up wearing an elegant dark green dress. Godfather costars, James Caan and Robert Duvall talked and hung out on the couch while Gwyneth Paltrow, good friend of Madonna, hung out with A-Rod (Alex Rodriguez) by the stairs. Anthony Michael, the dweeb from Sixteen Candles, was also around.
Guests enjoyed buffets of lobster, crab, myriad meats and Scarpetta, Gotham and Vida Steak and champagne.
The after party was at LIV nightclub. Gossip Girl’s Michelle Trachtenberg, Laguna Beach’s Kristin Cavallari, The Hill’s Brody Jenner and Extra’s Mario Lopez lounged around in the VIP area’s plush, white couches.
Both Alex Rodriguez and Heidi Klum were (separately) spotted enjoying meals at Nobu
Jason Lewis, in town for the Foutainebleau party, was working out on November 14th at Equinox South Beach Gym.
On Saturday night, November 8th, Brooke Hogan was partying at Pangaea Lounge at the Seminole Hardrock in Hollywood.
Her brother, Nick, was released from prison last month and is now starting The John & John Foundation to benefit medical care for his friend, John Graziano, who was injured in Nick’s car accident.
Reggaeton artist, Daddy Yankee, presented his eponymous fragrance at the Macy’s at Miami International Mall
on Saturday, November 8th.
Miami author, Brian Antoni, hosted The Black Sunday party at Bella Rose on November 9th. He was killed off by Alexis Mincolla who finds a creative way to make someone the “victim” of a gruesome murder every Sunday night and then posts it on youtube.com. Antoni also made his appearance at the Miami Book Fair International
Miami’s hip-hop artist, Rick Ross, hosted a party at B.E.D.
on Wednesday, November 5th to celebrate the launch of his new social