Newly engaged couple Ryan Phillippe and Paulina Slagter spent the last minutes of 2015 at the Five Star New Year’s event on Watson Island, where Slagter, a law student, sported her “very feminine, D-flawless diamond engagement ring and elegant gray cocktail dress,” says our source, while Phillippe went casual in jeans and a gray button down. When asked about the proposal, the former husband of Reese Witherspoon commented that he picked the ring as it was “a perfect representation of Paulina’s personality,” as Slagter gushed that it all came as a huge surprise. Phillippe, seen doing shots and downing cocktails, said he looks forward to spending more time in Miami, where he has an upcoming film project.
Among the stars seen on New Year’s Eve at E11even Miami, where Drake performed, were Lil Wayne, 2Chainz, Birdman, model Amber Rose (reportedly “with” Drake that night), NSync alum Joey Fatone, and Jennifer Lopez with on-again beau Casper Smart. Drake called two fans on stage for a dance contest while he sang his hit Hotline Bling. Afterward Drake “drank and partied in the New Year, chatting with a number of admiring female fans,” says our source. Lopez, dressed down in a sequined romper with her hair in a bun, and Smart, meanwhile, had a cozy dinner prior to the party at the rooftop restaurant Touche.
On New Year’s Day, Drake was spotted at The Miami Beach Edition’s nightlife hotspot, Basement, where he “bought out” the bowling alley and ice skating rink so he and his crew could party in private. Before Drake and his alleged paramour Rose showed up, British singer Rita Ora was already there. Drake returned for one last hurrah on Sunday with comedian Kevin Hart and Busta Rhymes.
As usual the Ciroc Ultra Premium-Vodka party at Sean Combs’ Star Island mansion was full of his friends including Laverne Cox, Taraji P. Henson, The Weeknd, Jadakiss, Rick Ross, Ma$e, Scottie Pippen, Paige Hathaway, Alonzo Mourning, Tracy Mourning, French Montana, DJ Cassidy, Sevyn, Jermaine Dupri, James Cruz, DJ E Class, Amber Rose, Jeremih, Fabolous, Jussie Smollett, Rita Ora, Yazz the Greatest, Keke Palmer, Vic Mensa, Lenny Santiago, and Kenny Burns. Golden Globe nominees Cox (Orange Is the New Black) and Smollett (Empire) got down on the dance floor to Bad Boy classics while Empire stars Henson and Yazz danced along until at least 3 a.m. when Dwyane Wade’s personal chef, Richard Ingraham, served a “late night Brunch of Champions.”
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Model Gigi Hadid, 20, daughter of Real Housewives of Beverly Hills’ Yolanda Foster and sister of model Bella, was swarmed by fans Wednesday when she and a bodyguard were attempting to have lunch at La Côte at the Fontainebleau.
Pamela Anderson rang in the New Year with her pals, artist Marcus Suarez, photographer David LaChapelle, Senior VP of PETA Dan Mathews, and drag diva Elaine Lancaster at a corner VIP table at the rooftop FIFTY Ultra Lounge at Viceroy Miami. The 48-year-old actress, who is currently featured in Playboy Magazine’s last nude issue, wore a tight-fitting one-shoulder black dress, sunglasses and knocked back a few glasses of champagne.
Actor Max Burkholder, best known for his exceptional role as Max Braverman on Parenthood, was seen Wednesday night at the Regal Shadowood theater in Boca Raton, where he told some fans he was in town visiting his grandparents.