Colbie Caillat To Perform At NASCAR Sprint Cup Awards Banquet. This week’s NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Awards Ceremony and Champion’s Week just got a little glitzier by the addition of yet another Grammy-Award winning act. Singer-songwriter Colbie Caillat will perform at the 2010 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Awards Ceremony Friday at Wynn Las Vegas, a performfance that will be broadcast live on SPEED at 9 p.m. Caillat will join country music’s Rascal Flatts and comedic host Frank Caliendo in filling up the entertainment card. Caillat has produced hit singles include “Bubbly,” “Realize,” and “Falling for You,” and will perform for the top-10 drivers in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series standings. Caillat’s album “COCO’ debuted at No. 5 on Billboard’s Top 200 Albums chart in 2007, and her Grammy-nominated follow up, BREAKTHROUGH, debuted at No. 1. The Awards Ceremony culminates NASCAR Champion’s Week, a postseason celebration of fan-friendly activities in Sin City.
Jerry O’Connell Parties In Vegas For Vegas Magazine’s Men’s Issue. Jerry O’Connell walked the red carpet in front of Gold Lounge in the Aria hotel and casino in Las Vegas on October 2. He was in town to celebrate Vegas Magazine’s Annual Men’s issue party. O’Connell and his actress/model wife Rebecca Romijn were at the party, along with actor Chazz Palminteri. O’Connell, Romijn and Palminteri sat at a table in a roped off area inside the small boutique lounge. Guests sipped Tequila Ambhar cocktails and SmartWater. This isn’t O’Connell’s latest foray into Vegas, however — he actually had shot some scenes for his new CBS show, “The Defenders,” in some Las Vegas casinos. “The Defenders” is a show based on real-life Las Vegas lawyers Marc Saggese and Michael Cristalli, and O’Connell even appears in a commercial for the two’s firm in Vegas. Jim Belushi, O’Connell’s costar in the series, appears in the commercial, too.
Katy Perry hits Las Vegas with Rihanna for bachelorette bash.. Katy Perry needs a “liver transplant” after partying with Rihanna for her bachelorette bash. The ‘I Kissed a Girl’ singer ‘ who is engaged to Russell Brand ‘ enjoyed a “risque” night with around 25 female friends in Las Vegas last Saturday night , including her pop star pal, ahead of her upcoming wedding ceremony. She tweeted yesterday morning : “Signing up for a liver transplant now.” According to our source, the group wore ‘typical risque bachelorette-themed party items’ ‘ with Katy wearing a hat and veil with the word “Bride” attached – as they enjoyed food and drinks at the Casino Tower and the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino. The women then jumped into a stretch limousine and were driven to the MGM Grand, where they watched a performance of Ka by Cirque du Soleil. After posing with the show’s dramatically-dressed gymnasts, the group returned to Katy’s hotel suite where they continued the party in private. The 25-year-old beauty was even presented with an “erotic” cake to celebrate her last few weeks as a singleton. Reminiscing back over the weekend, Katy wrote on twitter “That’s what you get for waking up in…”, a lyric from her hit single ‘Waking Up in Vegas’. It has been a hectic few days for Katy, after her fiance Russell was arrested at Los Angeles International airport last Friday after attacking a paparazzi photographer for allegedly trying to take an intimate photo of her. Russell was handed the misdemeanour charge of simple battery. Discussing the event on twitter, Katy wrote: “If you cross the line & try an put a lens up my dress, my fiance will do his job & protect me.
Polo Ralph Lauren Holds Successful Fashion’s Night Out Events. Polo Ralph Lauren celebrated the second annual Fashion’s Night Out last Friday, September 10. The brand organized an event with celebrity appearances and enough fabulous fashion to inspire consumers, and invigorate the economy and create an all-around fun shopping event. The night kicked off uptown with Halle Berry at the Ralph Lauren Rhinelander Mansion. Guests enjoyed an evening of champagne and shopping while Halle signed issues of the current September Vogue; the newly single Berry is on the cover of the fashion magazine’s biggest fashion issue. Downtown at the Ralph Lauren Soho store, Jessica Alba and André Leon Talley hosted an evening of champagne and shopping with a performance by Grammy nominated singer Janelle Monáe. Monáe’s 360 degree concert from the oversized loft windows had guests dancing in the street to her soulful musical musing in honor of Fashion’s Night Out. While there were celebrity appearances at Ralph Lauren stores in New York City, different Fashion’s Night Out events happened in each Polo Ralph Lauren stores across the country. Stores in Beverly Hills, Dallas, Georgetown, Greenwich, Honolulu, Las Vegas and Los Angeles all had events. All participating stores featured official Fashion’s Night Out product benefiting the New York City Aids Fund.
Ralph Lauren To Celebrate Fashion’s Night Out. Ralph Lauren is set to celebrate the second annual Fashion’s Night Out with an evening of champagne and shopping at the Ralph Lauren Soho store. The anticipated fashion event will be held on September 10. Jessica Alba and Andre Leon Talley will lead the annual event, which will also feature a performance by Grammy nominee Janelle Monae in a 360 degree concert setting. The show will have guests dancing in the street from the oversized loft windows of the store. The excitement will continue in several Ralph Lauren stores in New York City, Beverly Hills, Dallas, Georgetown, Greenwich, Honolulu, Las Vegas, Los Angeles, and Manhasset, as well as stores in London, Milan, Paris and Tokyo. All participating stores will showcase official Fashion’s Night Out product to benefit the New York City Aids Fund. Fans of the label can win an exclusive VIP experience at facebook.com/RalphLauren from August 30.
Katie Price and Alex Reid celebrated their marriage at a strip club. The glamour model was seen heading to Spearmint Rhino with the cage-fighter and an unnamed male friend shortly after their 22-minute wedding at Las Vegas’ exclusive Wynn Hotel the day before yesterday (02.02.10). They are also believed to have later visited Sapphire Gentlemen’s Club, where they watched more pole dancers before returning to their $10,000-a-night penthouse honeymoon suite at the Wynn. Although it was believed the couple had shunned publicity for the wedding, it has now been claimed a camera crew from Katie’s British reality TV series ‘What Katie Did Next’ were present to see the 31-year-old star given away by gay best pals Gary Cockerill and Phil Turner. A source told the Mail Online website: “Her ITV2 camera crew were with her and could well have filmed the wedding. “But Katie is not sure yet whether she will allow the footage to be aired. “She has not signed any magazine deal for the wedding photographs, but they are likely to do an interview about it when they get back.” According to friends of the couple, Katie was determined to make the ceremony as different as possible from the lavish, star-studded nuptials she had when she married Peter Andre in 2005. A source said: ‘They wanted to have the ceremony as soon as they got to Las Vegas, but the bridal stores weren’t open so she couldn’t get a dress. ‘She had her fashion team trawling all over town for a gown. In the end she just had to make do. ‘It was nothing like last time when she’d spent months designing her perfect dress. Her last wedding – with all her celeb pals and a huge fuss – ended in disaster. ‘Kate wanted a no-nonsense do this time, with just her nearest and dearest.’ Katie and Peter’s divorce was finalised in September, four months after they announced their separation.
Her career now into its fourth decade, Lily Tomlin certainly deserves some sort of award for showbiz longevity. Whether on stage or screen, the actress-comedian seldom seems to be out of work. People of a certain age may remember her brilliantly subtle performance in Robert Altman’s 1975 Continue reading →
Knockout party girl Rachel Uchitel took some hard shots Saturday from the National Enquirer. The tabloid, answering her denial of a romance with golfing god Tiger Woods, released photos of Uchitel partying with pal Ashley Samson – who detailed the alleged affair to the Enquirer. The pictures show the barely dressed duo striking lascivious poses on a recent vacation they took to Spain, the Enquirer said. On Friday, Uchitel told the Daily News she didn’t know Samson – even misstating her last name. “I’m not friends with Ashley Simpson or whatever Continue reading →
Country music star Brad Paisley is in the final stretch of his American Saturday Night Tour — at least for this year. With just a couple weeks left in the 2009 run, the acclaimed singer-songwriter has announced plans to relaunch the tour in 2010. The 19-date winter extension will hit U.S. cities from coast to coast, beginning with a January 7 gig at the AT&T Center in San Antonio, TX, and ending March 6 at the Coliseum in North Charleston, SC. Other highlights on the two-month calendar include performances on January 15 at Wells Fargo Arena in Des Moines, IA; January 22 at Nationwide Arena in Columbus, OH; February 18 at Staples Center in Los Angeles, CA; and March 4 at Bi-Lo Continue reading →
Tommy Lee and Pamela Anderson’s on-again, off-again relationship appears to be on again. The hot-and-cold couple was all smiles this morning as they were spotted enjoying each other’s company at the Hard Rock Hotel. The former husband and wife hit the town after Lee and the rest of Mötley Crüe performed at The Joint. Instead of laying low or attempting to avoid the spotlight, however, the attention-loving couple made their presence known at Body English. Surprised fans cheered as the couple literally took center stage amidst an onslaught of flashing cameras. Lee, 46, and Anderson, 42, have a long history of giving their relationship another go. “We’ve only given it a try 800 times – 801, here we go,” Continue reading →
In Touch Weekly reports that Jon Gosselin proposed to his 22-year-old girlfriend Hailey Glassman during their romantic French getaway over the weekend – and even discussed getting married in Las Vegas. Lest we forget, he’s still married, though wifey Kate has filed for divorce. “Jon has been telling everyone that he loves her and she loves him, so why waste time?” a source tells In Touch, adding that Gosselin gave his gal pal a $180,000 engagement ring designed by Edouard Nahum — featuring a skull surrounded by four black diamonds. Let’s see, that’s the equivalent of how many college educations for his kids? “They started dating two months ago and they both just knew the other was the one instantly,” says the source about the father of eight and his wild-child girlfriend. The magazine reports that the two stayed in a $2,000-a-night hotel room and were spied drinking champagne, eating lobster and celebrating their engagement. “They all went out to the V.I.P Room nightclub in St. Tropez after dinner,” says another source. “Hailey was flashing her ring around and they were kissing and hugging.” The magazine found people who knew Glassman in college who say that she’s “fame-hungry” and “she’s with him to use his money.”
The stage was set Monday for Michael Jackson’s final act as the world capital of make-believe braced for what could be the biggest, most spectacular celebrity send-off of all time. Ecstatic fans who won the lottery for seats at Tuesday’s memorial received the tickets and spangly wristbands that will get them into the 20,000-seat Staples Center downtown. The family announced the participants will include Stevie Wonder, Mariah Carey, Usher, Lionel Richie, Kobe Bryant, Jennifer Hudson, John Mayer and Martin Luther King III. As night fell, activity was spotted at the Forest Lawn Cemetery involving the Jackson family. The cemetery is the location where relatives were expected to hold a private funeral. La Toya Jackson, wearing sunglasses and a wide-brimmed hat, was seen leaving the cemetery. KCAL-TV showed helicopter footage of a hearse backing up to the Hall of Liberty — a circular building at the cemetery that contains a 1,200 seat auditorium — to deliver a casket. A few hours later, the casket was reloaded into the hearse and delivered to another nearby building, this time covered in a blue cloth. The legal maneuvering that marked Jackson’s extraordinary and troubled life also continued on Monday, with his mother losing a bid to control his enormous but tangled estate. And in one of the few reminders of Jackson’s darkest hours, a New York congressman branded Jackson a “pervert” undeserving of so much attention. More than 1.6 million people registered for free tickets to the 10 a.m. memorial, which will be broadcast live worldwide. A total of 8,750 people were chosen to receive two tickets each. The lucky ones picked up their passes Monday at Dodger Stadium amid heavy police presence. “I got the golden ticket!” one fan screamed out of his car window in a Willy Wonka moment as he drove out of the parking lot. “My mother loves Elvis. This is my Elvis,” said ticket winner Mynor Garcia, 29. Downtown hotels were quickly filling. Police, trying to avoid a mob scene, warned those without tickets to stay away because they would not be able to get close to the Staples Center. British Airways reported a surge of bookings as soon as the memorial arrangements were announced. Virgin’s trans-Atlantic flights to San Francisco, Las Vegas and Los Angeles were all packed with fans and VIPs, spokesman Paul Charles said. “I think this is America’s version of Princess Diana. People want to be in the vicinity. People from the UK and elsewhere want to share their emotions together,” Charles said. About 50 theaters across the country, from Los Angeles to Topeka, Kan., to Washington, D.C., were planning to broadcast the memorial live, said Cinedigm Digital Cinema Corp. spokeswoman Suzanne Moore. Admission will be free — first-come, first-served. Jackson’s friend Elizabeth Taylor will be mourning in private. She said on her Twitter feed Monday that she would not attend the memorial. “I just don’t believe that Michael would want me to share my grief with millions of others,” she tweeted. “How I feel is between us. Not a public event.” In Los Angeles Superior Court, meanwhile, a judge appointed Jackson’s longtime attorney and a family friend as administrators of his estate over the objections of his mother, Katherine. Attorney John Branca and music executive John McClain had been designated in Jackson’s 2002 will as the people he wanted to oversee his empire. Mrs. Jackson’s attorneys expressed concerns about McClain and Branca’s financial leadership. “Frankly, Mrs. Jackson has concerns about handing over the keys to the kingdom,” said one of her attorneys, John E. Schreiber. Another one of her attorneys, Burt Levitch, told Judge Mitchell Beckloff that Branca had previously been removed from financial positions of authority by Jackson. Branca’s attorney said he was rehired by Jackson on June 17, days before Jackson’s death. Branca and McClain will have to post a $1 million bond on the estate, and their authority will expire Aug. 3, when another hearing will be held. “Mr. Branca and Mr. McClain for the next month are at the helm of the ship,” the judge said. Jackson died at age 50 with hundreds of millions in debts. But a court filing estimates his estate is worth more than 500 million. His assets are destined for a trust, with his three children, his mother and charities as beneficiaries. On eBay, bids for memorial tickets were reaching as high as $3,000, and prices on Craigslist were in the thousands, although both sites were removing postings attempting to sell memorial tickets. Debbie Rowe, Jackson’s ex-wife and the mother of Jackson’s two oldest children, had planned to attend the memorial but backed out Monday. “The onslaught of media attention has made it clear her attendance would be an unnecessary distraction to an event that should focus exclusively on Michael’s legacy,” her attorney Marta Almli said in a statement. “Debbie will continue to celebrate Michael’s memory privately.” In New York, Republican Rep. Peter King released a YouTube video calling Jackson, who was acquitted of child molestation charges, a “pervert” and a “low-life.” But the memories of Jackson’s problems were far from the minds of fans preparing to say goodbye. “It’s the passing of a great soul,” said Matt Tyson, 31, of Ojai, Calif. “He brought people together, helped express something that’s in us all.” In a symbolic convergence of events, however, the circus will be there. Ringling Brothers and Barnum & Bailey starts a run at Staples Center on Wednesday. In the predawn hours before Jackson’s memorial, the elephants will walk from the train station to the arena.