Below are a few New Year’s Eve sightings!
On December 31, Pitbull hosted his Fox special New Year’s Eve Revolutionat the recently unveiled Thompson Miami Beach hotel. Party correspondents included La La Anthony and Rocsi Diaz. Staged throughout various indoor and outdoor venues at the upscale oceanfront Thompson Miami Beach, including its majestic Courtyard, sparkling pools and pool bungalows, and the 1930s House and Crown Room cocktail lounges, the evening’s broadcast featured performances by Becky G., Enrique Iglesias, Fall Out Boy, Fifth Harmony, The Band Perry, and magicians The Misdirectors. Ne-Yo surprised the more than 700 on-site fans when he joined Pitbull on stage for a live performance of their new hit, “Time of Our Lives.” Fox stars, including Benjamin McKenzie, Ed Weeks, Lamorne Morris and “Empire’s” Taraji P. Henson and Director Lee Daniels were also spotted in the party’s exclusive VIP section.
Photo Credit: World Red Eye and Fox
Love was in the air at Planet Hollywood Resort and Casino in Las Vegas as newly engaged Actress Sofía Vergara, fiancé Joe Manganiello, Arnold Schwarzenegger, girlfriend Heather Milligan, Patrick Schwarzenegger and new romance Miley Cyrus celebrated New Year’s Eve together. The group started with dinner at Strip House before heading down to a private pre-show meet and greet with songstress Britney Spears. Following the meet and greet the couples, joined by friends, took front row seats at the “Britney: Piece of Me” show.
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A tux-clad Drake held court at Marquee Nightclub inside The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas, counting down the last moments of 2014 and personally handing out shots to fans at the front of the stage before wowing the sold-out crowd with a medley of nearly a dozen songs including Started from the Bottom, We Made It and Trophies. Taking to the mic he told the packed club “If you love somebody you’ve got to show them some love right now. This is the time.” He brought his dad Dennis along with other family and friends up on the stage as he finished his performance from the draw bridge above the crowd. DJ Politik provided the soundtrack for the evening as club goers, including fashion designer Alexander Wang partied in the tri-level nightclub and outside on the pool deck under the temperature controlled Dayclub Dome. Gearing up for New Year’s Eve, Drake was spotted dining at TAO two nights in a row. On Tuesday the rapper met up with music producer Irv Gotti and friends at the Asian bistro for TAO-TINI cocktails, hot and sour soup and Mr. Wong shrimp. Later that night he headed to Marquee’s Boom Box Room for the club’s Hip Hop Until The Ball Drops pre-New Year’s Eve party. On December 31 the restaurant opened up the private dining room and served a special menu for Drake so he could fuel up for the big night. Snoop Dogg manned the DJ booth at TAO Nightclub at The Venetian for the last Snoopadelic Cabaret of 2014. The entire venue was transformed into a 1920s speakeasy and Snoop was presented with a special limited edition Shine Bright six liter bottle of Moet & Chandon Champagne that was paraded through the crowd. Andre Johnson, wide receiver for the Houston Texans was also spotted at TAO. At LAVO inside The Palazzo, DJ Khaled was on hand, toasting the arrival of 2015 with a performance of hits such as All I Do Is Win and current favorite Hold You Down. He later made his way to TAO where he joined Snoop in the DJ booth.
Marquee photo credit: Al Powers, TAO photo credit: Brenton Ho, LAVO photo credit: Seva Kalashnikov
In other New Year’s news, Paramount announced that Golden Globe nominated film “Selma” from director Ava DuVernay will be shown for free to the town’s citizens at the Selma Walton Theater in the city of Selma, Alabama beginning January 9. “With deep gratitude to the people of Selma, Alabama, we are proud to share this powerful film depicting the historic events that took place there 50 years ago,” said Oprah Winfrey on behalf of the film’s producers. “I hope generations will watch the film and share their stories of remembrance and history together.”