Gotta make the donuts. After a “five-day tour of duty” of Extreme Baseling, Owen Wilson arrived back home in Los Angeles, going back to his day job of making movies.
“I saw some great, amazing stuff, that’s for sure,” said the star of such films as Zoolander, The Royal Tenenbaums, Midnight in Paris and Wedding Crashers, adding he did not buy anything. “The Peter Marino exhibit at the Bass Museum was really worth a visit.”
Wilson, 46, was seen partying it up all over town and spent a large chunk of time at The James Royal Palm, taking a special interest in Architectural Digest’s chic resting stop, the AD Oasis, curated by interior designer and former Queer Eye for the Straight Guy star Thom Filicia.
Wilson did take some time off of carousing and inhaling culture by going to the beach.
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“I always make sure I take a swim when I am in Miami as I used to do when I filmed Marley & Me there [in 2008]. I was glad it wasn’t rainy all week. It was nice. Special.”
Back to work is an understatement. Wilson is promoting not one but two coming movies, Night at the Museum — Secret of the Tomb, in which he reprises his role as cowboy Jedediah. He also has a small role as a troubled informant in Paul Thomas Anderson’s dark 1970s era comedy Inherent Vice, based on the Thomas Pynchon novel of the same name.
Two movies to promote. Nonstop travel. Parties. What’s the secret to his staying power?
“I’m not a big coffee guy,” says the single father of two. “Green tea is the answer. Lots of it. That’s how I kind of keep my PT Barnum hat on.”
As usual, Nina Agdal was ready for her closeup Friday night. The Sports Illustrated cover girl, along with fellow beauties Teresa Moore and Julie Henderson, showed up at the National Hotel for a live shoot for Photo magazine’s December cover. Agdal looked to be in good spirits despite the fact that her cat Zsa Zsa died the night before. Her pet was reportedly 17 years old. Guests checked out pictures from the upcoming coffee table book, Role Model, with 100 racy images of actors, pop stars, athletes and other personalities. It was shot by German photography duo Markus & Koala, who work for their country’s celebrity magazine, Schön.
So what was really wrong with Phil Collins Saturday night? Fans were disappointed when the music legend failed to perform at his Little Dreams Foundation concert at the Fillmore Miami Beach. He did come out at the end, looking frail, to apologize. “Trust me, you wouldn’t enjoy [the show],” he insisted when audience members who had expected him on stage for three hours tried to egg him on.
A source told the Miami Herald he’d been with a doctor all day, and there was something wrong with his throat. But other sources said the former Genesis frontman, who was about to debut his first solo show in over four years, was having “some sort of panic attack.”
The Something in the Air Tonight legend, 63, does have an array of medical issues thanks to his vast drumming career — chronic pain in his back, neck, wrists and hands due to nerve damage. He also battles psychological demons. In September, Collins admitted to The Daily Mail he began drinking too much after retiring in 2010 and moving to Switzerland and missing his two youngest kids, sons Nick and Matthew, who attend Miami Country Day. After ending up with pancreatitis, Collins quit drinking.
At least Nick, 13, stepped up to the plate, wowing The Fillmore’s audience with his obvious inheritance of dad’s drum playing abilities.
LIV AND LET LIV
According a wide variety of sources, Diddy wasn’t happy with fellow rapper Drake during a birthday party for DJ Khaled that lasted until the early morning hours of Monday at LIV. Apparently, Drake said something rude to or about Sean Combs’ girlfriend, singer Cassie. “Drake definitely got the s--t kicked out of him," Bullet magazine editor Ray LeMoine, a fellow guest, told The New York Daily News. Rumor had it Drake dislocated his shoulder in the fracas, but that proved to be false. Not to worry. The Canadian will live to rap another day.
Lesley Abravanel and Michael Hamersly contributed to this report.