*How about Robin Thicke getting his diva on!
Apparently Mr. Thicke was not at all happy with a room he was assigned at the SLS Hotel South Beach because it was too small, therefore he threatened to not do his scheduled New Years Eve show.
*To cap off her week of baby daddy court drama, Halle Berry and her boyfriend/rumored fiancé Olivier Martinez enjoyed a dinner and drinks at West Hollywood’s SLS Hotel, reports People.com.
Joined by a male friend, the couple was tucked away in a corner booth for their 8:30 p.m. dinner at José Andrés’s molecular gastronomy hotspot, The Bazaar.
A fellow diner didn’t spot Berry’s mystery green ring – the actress kept her hands mostly under the table – but noted that she and Martinez kept their PDA to a minimum, adding that they were “acting cute but not overly couple-y.”
Berry, meanwhile, was sipping her namesake cocktail – a “Jalé Berry” ($16) – made with fresh blackberries, gin, Cointreau and a slice of jalapeño. The group enjoyed the tapas-style menu, and Berry was seated in between the guys. The dressed-down trio were smiling and laughing a lot, the diner adds, and flying under the radar.
*Lenny Kravitz has been hired to lend his interior design expertise to a top new hotel in Miami.
According to WENN, the singer founded Kravitz Design Inc. in 2003 and visionaries at his firm have now been recruited to create the look of luxury in the bungalow and penthouse suites of the SLS Hotel, which will open next year in South Beach.
Kravitz’ company has previously revamped The Florida Room bar and lounge at the nearby Delano Hotel.
*Dallas Cowboys running back Marion Barber was detained by LAPD officers in front of a Beverly Hills hotel this morning for allegedly “disturbing the peace,” reports TMZ.
According to law enforcement sources, police received a call from SLS Hotel security complaining that Barber was being a disturbance.
He was detained by police, placed inside of a cop car in front of the hotel and investigated, TMZ reported. Barber was neither arrested nor cited.
The website has posted footage of Barber carrying his baggage out of the hotel. Marion didn’t say a word about the police incident this morning … but he did pose for a photo with a kid.
Click here to watch.
*Beverly Hills, CA — On Friday, August 6th, 2010, In a Perfect World and Shaun Robinson presented the first annual “I AM PERFECT – EXACTLY AS I AM” event, sponsored by Dove ® at the SLS Hotel on La Cienega Blvd. in Beverly Hills, CA.
The informal brunch, hosted by Robinson and Manuela Testolini celebrated a notable group of exceptional teenage girls and help reach a collaborative mission to empower children and youth to become compassionate, socially conscious and responsible leaders.
Special invited celebrity friends Laila Ali, Niecy Nash, Monique Coleman, Vanessa Simmons, Pauletta Washington, and Garcelle Beauvais, donated their time to this extraordinary event. All shared candid advice to teenage girls on what it takes to believe in themselves. Others shared personal life experiences and stories, as well as excerpts from a book written by Shaun Robinson, titled “Exactly as I Am.”
“I wanted to bring together a group of girls to experience a wonderfully inspiring day of beauty and empowerment – to help each one of them know how unique and special they are. Having women that these girls look up to, come and share in this day with them, is the sweetest icing on the cake and we all are so grateful,” says Author and “Access Hollywood” host Shaun Robinson.
In a Perfect World youth ambassadors also discussed their community service projects and what it means to give back. All youth participants organized and assembled a back to school backpack drive, to benefit a Los Angeles classroom in need.
“I am incredibly inspired to see this amazing group of women come together, to empower and inspire teen girls for what will be a once in a lifetime experience”, says Manuela Testolini, founder of In a Perfect World.
The day’s events also included Girls Inc., a group of disadvantaged teenage girls from the Los Angeles area, who were treated to a once in a lifetime makeover by celebrity hair, make-up and fashion stylists.
About In A Perfect World
In a Perfect World empowers children and youth to become compassionate, socially-conscious, and responsible leaders. It is our vision to provide children the opportunity to express themselves artistically about their needs, dreams, and issues that impact their lives, as well as supporting community-based organizations that implement innovative strategies and programs designed to (a) address community needs and issues, and (b) develop and recognize leadership in children and youth consistent with our mission. For more information please visit www.inaperfectworld.org.
About Exactly As I Am
Entertainment reporter and author Shaun Robinson has spoken candidly both on camera and behind the scenes with countless celebrities. Consequently, she has received hundreds of emails and letters from girls across the country asking how they can be more like their favorite stars. But the truth is, these actors, singers, athletes, and media and political figures are remarkably similar to teenage girls in essential ways: They all still struggle with issues of self-esteem and body image and doubt, and they all, at some point, have compared themselves with their peers and felt they came up short. In Exactly As I Am, Robinson shares both the honest comments she’s heard from young women and the heartfelt and encouraging advice she’s been in the rare position to glean from today’s most notable women. The result is a book that will inspire girls to find their inner strength, grow confident, and believe in themselves.
*Lee Bailey here and I gotta tell ya I am so proud of my God-niece, Harmony Love Bailey, the daughter of my buddy, entertainment photographer Hiltron Bailey and his wife Elizabeth.
Baby girl is obviously a chip off the block, so to speak, of her “Unka Lee” and daddy Hiltron in that she’s a natural as a journalist. Harmony had no problem sticking a mic in the face of Denzel’s better half, Pauletta Washington, Niecy Nash, Laila Ali, Shaun Robinson and other notable ladies.
The scene was the first annual “I Am Perfect – Exactly As I Am” event last Friday (08-06-10) at the SLS Hotel in Beverly Hills.
To each interviewee, 5 year-old Harmony – who’s a contestant in the up-coming Little Miss African American Pageant,” at the Universal Sheraton on Aug. 21, – posed this intriguing question: “What advice do you have for young girls?” Watch for some very interesting responses: