Celebrity Sightings

Supermodel Naomi Campbell, music industry legend Andre Harrell, and CEO of Epic Records L.A. Reid, threw an intimate surprise party for their dear friend Diddy on November 4th. Guests who came out to celebrate the King of New York's exclusive 46th birthday bash held at hot spot Butter Midtown, included friends Chris Rock, Ne-Yo, Trey Songz, Chanel Iman, Mets' Matt Harvey, owner Richie Akiva, Mark Ronson, Tyson Beckford, Maxwell, Francesco Clemente, and Lyor Cohen. The group sipped on newly launched CÎROC Apple Infused Vodka and enjoyed a decadent meal by Food Network star and Iron Chef Alex Guarnaschelli, which included Cavatappi Pasta, Pan-Seared Branzino, and the Prime Spice-Rubbed Hanger Steak. Earlier yesterday, Diddy surprised fans around the world when he debuted new music and dropped his first-ever free mixtape this morning titled “MMM”.

Butter Midtown Owner Richie Akiva, Ne-Yo and Trey Songz, Celebrate Diddy's 46th Birthday Bash (Photo credit: Angela Pham/BFA.com)

Diddy with Music Industry Legend L.A. Reid at the Mogul's 46th Birthday Bash at Butter Midtown (Photo credit: Angela Pham/BFA.com)

It was a star studded night in Hollywood on October 29th, as legend Lady Gaga and Oscar winner Gwyneth Paltrow honored Brian Murphy at the amFar Inspiration Gala. Fashion royalty, supermodels and A-listers all headed to hotspot 1 OAK LA to join amFAR chairman Kenneth Cole and Dean and Dan Caten of DSQUARED2 for the official afterparty hosted by DSquared2 and 1 OAK. Super models Jessica White and Dylan Penn joined the fashion elite to celebrate the $3M raised towards HIV/AIDS research.

Model Jessica White at DSQUARED2 and amfAR's Official After Party at 1 OAK LA (Photo credit: Michael Kovac/Getty)

(Photo credit: Michael Kovac/Getty)

Dean and Dan Caten of DSQUARED2 at DSQUARED2 and amfAR's Official After Party at 1 OAK LA (Photo credit: Michael Kovac/Getty)

While many spent October 31st celebrating the nation’s spookiest holiday, one city in North America opted to reschedule Halloween all together in honor of the “richest two days in horseracing,” the Breeders’ Cup World Championships. Between Friday – Saturday, over 95,102 people attended and millions more tuned into NBC for Thoroughbred racing’s year-end Championships at Keeneland in Lexington, KY, with 50,155 forgoing their trick-or-treating plans to witness Triple Crown winner American Pharoah claim the first Grand Slam Title in the history of horseracing (winning all three Triple Crown races + the Breeders' Cup Classic race).

Kate Upton and American Pharoah (Photo courtesy Nike Communications)

Of the lucky attendees to see horseracing history made was Official Breeders’ Cup Ambassador Kate Upton, alongside boyfriend Justin Verlander of MLB’s Detroit Tigers. Far from frightful on All Hallow’s Eve, Upton opted to wear a white Jason Wu dress and specially designed hat to match, while Verlander looked dapper in an Easter-egg blue suit. The buxom blonde – an avid horseracing fan and previous horse owner – stopped by Bobby Flay’s trackside Chalet and took the time to place a winning bet on her long-time love, American Pharoah, before presenting the trophy to his owners (the Zayat family) at the end of the race day. Following AP’s emotional victory, Upton received a special invitation from the Zayats to hold a private reception with the champion at his nearby stables – finally allowing the model/actress to make good on her recent Tonight Show proclamation: “I just want to make out with American Pharoah.”


Left to right: Jill Baffert, AP’s trainer Bob Baffert, American Pharoah, Kate Upton, Justin Verlander (Photo courtesy Nike Communications)

Additional notable attendees included: Queer Eye for the Straight Guy star Carson Kresely, musicians Richie Sambora and Toby Keith, Dancing with the Stars performer Kym Johnson, and chefs Bobby Flay, Marcus Samuelsson and Aaron Sanchez.

Labor Day signals the end of summer and is known as one of the biggest party weekends of the year. The fun doesn't stop there as celebrity events and parties just seem to begin amping up. Splash Magazines Worldwide has put together some of the best celebrity events in the last month to share with you.

Kylie Jenner, Tyga, Khloe Kardashian, Kendall Jenner, and Pia Mia at Up & Down (Photo credit: Matteo Prandoni)

Galore celebrated cover girl Kylie Jenner at Up & Down, the premier nightclub for New York’s most stylish during Fashion Week . The private event featured a presentation of Galore's first capsule collection with Tart Collections: the first capsule collection for both Galore and Tart Collections. Victoria’s Secret model Shanina Shaik is the face of the Tart x Galore Collection, bringing her sophistication and edge to the collaboration. The crowd of beautiful NYC fashionistas went wild as the youngest Jenner sister arrived at 10:30pm with a large crew of friends including boyfriend Tyga. Fresh off the runways of Fashion Week, older sister Kendall arrived shortly after to support her little sister’s magazine cover celebration. The superstar siblings were spotted hugging and laughing with one another as camera flashes lit up the room. The event became a family affair when the guest of honor’s sisters Khloe and Kourtney Kardashian arrived and toasted to Kylie’s success. The room was electric as Tyga and Justine Skye gave a surprise performance of their sexy new single “Collide”, followed by the debut of Tyga’s new track “Ice Cream Man” with the Kardashian/Jenners dancing on stage. One hot duo followed another as Pia Mia took the stage with G Eazy to perform their song “F**k With You”. Adding to the star studded crowd were It-couple Joe Jonas and Gigi Hadid and Grammy-nominated legend Ja Rule all of whom stayed close to DJ Mia Moretti as she kept the crowd hyped. Actors Cara Santana and Jesse Metcalfe were spotted getting steamy in cozy corner. Supermodels Alessandra Ambrosia, Hailey and Ireland  Baldwin, Joy Corrigan, Devon Windsor and Nicole Richie’s younger sister Sofia Richie all spent the night partying and enjoying cups french fries and cotton candy provided by Wine ‘n Dine app. Everyone danced the night away with costumed characters Minnie Mouse and Hello Kitty.

Kylie Jenner at Up & Down (Photo credit: Matteo Prandoni)

Kelly Osbourne had quit an eventful Labor Day weekend! The TV style expert kicked off the weekend in Malibu on Friday night where she got her hair and make-up done by popular on-demand beauty service app beGlammed before heading to hot spot Nobu. After using beGlammed for the first time, Kelly was hooked on the beauty app that brings the industry’s top makeup artists and hair stylists right to your doorstep with a touch of a button and used it again the next day before hitting up the Malibu State fair. On Sunday, Kelly chartered a luxurious 100 foot yacht titled TWEENER (the same boat that was rented a few weeks ago by Joe Jonas, Gigi Hadid, Taylor Swift and Nick Jonas) to Catalina Island where she treated herself and her closest friends including legendary showman Jeff Beacher to a lavish beach getaway.

Kelly Osbourne lounging on her charter yacht after using beGlammed the entire weekend (Photo credit: Instagram - @KellyOsbourne)

September 8th, NYC hotspots 1OAK and Up&Down were bustling with A-list celebs as New York Fashion Week kicked off in full throttle. Super model Bella Hadid and acclaimed artist The Weeknd stepped out for the first time in public together and held hands on their way into Travi$ Scott’s private event downstairs at Up&Down, officially confirming they are the hottest it-couple. Travi$ Scott held the private event to celebrate his concert at the Gramercy Theatre earlier that night with pals Justin Bieber and Rihanna and 1OAK owner Richie Akiva.

Justin Bieber, Richie Akiva, and Corey Gamble at 1OAK NYC

Later in the night, Scott, Bieber, and The Weeknd headed to 1OAK where The Weeknd then jumped on stage, joining Scott’s DJ Chase B, for an electrifying surprise performance of his hit single, “I Can’t Feel My Face”, which had the entire room on their feet. Meanwhile, Travi$ and Bieber hopped from table to table before grabbing the mics and performing Bieber’s newest single “What Do U Mean”, followed by an impromptu set from Scott’s new album “Rodeo.” Bieber and Scott ended their energetic set with a stage dive into the crowd who then went wild with excitement as they carried the superstars through the club. Legendary Oscar-winning film director M. Night Shyamalan hung with a table nearby drinking Veuve Cliquot, Ketel One and Don Julio Tequila.

LMFAO at 1OAK LA for Wiz Khalifa’s birthday party

“Los Angeles hot spot 1OAK LA was the place to be last night as Hollywood’s hottest stars joined Wiz Khalifa for his birthday celebration. Fresh off the VMAs, Miley Cyrus tore it up on the dance floor downstairs, as her ex-boyfriend Patrick Schwarzenegger focused on his own private birthday bash upstairs with an entourage of Hollywood beauties, though the two made sure not to cross paths. Single duo John Mayer and Zayn Malik also showed up for the event and toasted Wiz Khalifa on stage. The ex-One Direction member cozied up and enjoyed the attention of LA’s hottest It-girls. Khalifa debuted his brand new song Burn Slow with a performance that included brother duo Rae Sremmurd who is also featured on the single. Khalifa kept the energy up as he welcomed Grammy-nominated artist Busta Rhymes to the stage while LMFAO finished the night off “Party Rocking” to an electric crowd.”

Vivienne Tam presented her Spring 2016 collection on September 14, 2015 at 7:00pm in The Arc at Moynihan Station (360 West at 33rd St.). Inspired by the increasingly androgynous nature of fashion in the 20’s and today’s “street” culture.  It reflects a contemporary contextualization of art deco design elements, characterized by linear forms, dropped waists, stripes, and angularities translated into relaxed shapes that are reminiscent of the teen surfer/skater culture of the 70’s and nods to modern comfort and ease.
Notable guests included Ally Brooke (Musician, Fifth Harmony), Sonia Nassery Cole (Oscar nominated The Black Tulip) Elle Dee (DJ/Model), Thatiana Diaz (Miss New York 2014), Pierson Fode (Actor), Olivia Jordan (Miss USA 2015), Niki Koss (Actress, Girl on the Edge), Ai Li (Actress, The Tenth Floor), Floriana Lima (Actress, The Mob Doctor), Natalie Alyn Lind (Actress, Gotham, The Goldbergs), Vanessa Marano (Actress, Switched at Birth), Mozhan Marno (Actress, House of Cards, The Blacklist), Mercedes Mason (Actress, Fear the Walking Dead), Ryan Newman (Actress), Teyonah Parris (Actress, Survivor’s Remorse, Mad Men),  Shu Pei Qin (Supermodel), Vanessa Ray (Actress, Pretty Little Liars, Blue Bloods), Angela Simmons (TV Personality), Serinda Swan (Actress, Graceland), Hairong Tian (Actress, Silent Tears), Paulina Vega (Miss Universe 2014), Carlson Young (Actress, Scream (MTV)), Tashiana Washington (Actress/Singer, Gimme Shelter).  Also in attendance: Kelly Bensimon (TV personality), Kimberly Guilfoyle (Fox News, Co-host The Five), Di Mondo, Andrea Tantaros (Fox News, Outnumbered), and more.

Vivienne Tam Spring 2016 (Photo Credit: Steven Ekerovich and Patrick McMullan)

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