We got Paris, but no Mariah.
Attendees of the soft opening of 1 Hotel South Beach Wednesday night were expecting to get a glimpse of the pop diva — whose name stood out on the invite — but no such luck.
The shindig, called the Moguls Party, was located at the new property located at 2341 Collins. It was for the hotel’s majordomo executives and VIPs. Sean Combs was also expected — his Ciroc vodka was a sponsor — but no one saw hide nor hair of the mogul either.
All is forgiven. It was a glittery event nonetheless because socialite turned DJ Paris Hilton gives good star power and truly knows how to strike a pose. The 34-year-old stood out on the red carpet in a dazzling floor length black gown festooned with (yes) gold stars and silver sparkly heels.
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The former Simple Life star, who also took a visit to Wynwood Walls as per Instagram, was overheard talking about a potential DJ residency in Miami. The heiress also got some advice from old pros Bob Sinclair and Paul Oakenfold, who reminisced about coming down here to the first Ultra over 20 years ago.
Owners Barry Sternlicht and Richard LeFrak — who arrived with wife, children’s author Karen LeFrak — were talking with Tommy Hilfiger and his fellow designer wife Dee Ocleppo about how close their hotels were to each other. Tommy’s newest venture is on 18th — The Raleigh.
As for Carey, reps blame a flight delay. She appeared on The Late, Late Show doing “carpool karaoke” with new host James Corden Thursday night, but that was pre-taped.
ON THE BRIGHT SIDE
Sarah McLachlan has never been the go-to artist for light and bouncy, and, given the circumstances in her life at the time, 2010’s Laws of Illusion was a particularly moody and lovelorn piece as she was splitting with her husband of 11 years, drummer Ashwin Sood.
Last year, the Grammy-winning folk-pop diva returned with her eighth album Shine On, pulling up her bootstraps and at one point actually chirping along to a ukulele, “I’m seeing the sun in all the darkest grey skies.”
“The last record was sort of roughly based around the demise of my marriage, basically turning 40 and the [expletive] hitting the fan,” she told the Pittsburgh Post Gazette recently. “It’s a bummer record and I spent a couple years working really hard to figure out how I wanted the rest of my life to look, and the evolution of that is all over [the album]. I think that’s why it’s so positive and hopeful, because I feel like I got to a really great place.”
More good stuff: The singer is now in a relationship with former NHL player Geoff Courtnall, who helps her care for her daughters, 12 and 7.
Now on tour, she headlines the Broward Center for the Performing Arts’ annual benefit, also called Shine On, Saturday night. Tickets cost $750. Contact Joanna Duran at 954-468-3284 of email@example.com; proceeds benefit the education and enrichment programs of the center.
Your chance to get a glimpse of King of Queens star Kevin James awaits. The star of Columbia Pictures’ sequel Paul Blart: Mall Cop 2 star will get a star designed by Romero Britto on The Official Miami Walk of Fame during a ceremony at Bayside Marketplace 11 a.m. Wednesday. James, who will be joined by co-star Eduardo Verastegui, will also be presented with a key to the city by Mayor Tomas Regalado. The ceremony will include a special Bike & Roll Segway conga line featuring security officers from the downtown mall. The film opens April 17.