Where did Drake pick up the tab for 100 of his friends, and what does Mariah Carey eat when she’s in New York City? Jeffrey Slonim has the scoop on that and more in this week’s celebrity news….
Saturday: Mariah Carey & Lee Daniels Eat at Reserve Cut
Mariah Carey at a recent event.
Mariah Carey and Lee Daniels hit up Reserve Cut, the kosher steakhouse in the Financial District, after the GLAAD Media Awards.
Friday: Lil’ Kim & Ma$e’s Bad Boy Reunion Tour
Designer Jeffrey Banks supported HSN CEO Mindy Grossman at a Women's Entrepreneurship Day at the Core Club.
Lil’ Kim and Ma$e hosted the Bad Boy Reunion after-party at Stage 48.
Thursday: Cuba Gooding, Jr. Hopped on a Table at Material Good
Cuba Gooding, Jr. at a JetSmarter event on Thursday.
Actor and director Mario Van Peebles celebrated his son’s graduation from Columbia at Carmine’s on the Upper West Side. He ordered the Titanic dessert.
Andi Dorfman was spotted at Duet ordering pinot noir and the braised lamb shank.
Cuba Gooding, Jr. partied with JetSmarter club members at Material Good in Soho. He jumped on top of a table and cracked a few jokes.
John Legend, who co-produced and wrote a song for the off-Broadway comedy Turn Me Loose, was sighted at the show’s after-party at 42 West at The Out Hotel. Legend was with his wife, Chrissy Teigen, and Joe Morton, who plays civil rights activist Dick Gregory in the show.
Rapper Rick Ross performed his hits at Hudson Terrace.
Wednesday: Shaggy Checks Out PH-D
Cheech Marin and Geraldo Rivera fêted Marin’s Tres Papalote Mezcal at Black Barn with cocktails like the Cheech (Tres Papalote Mezcal, grilled pineapple, serrano chili, lime, and agave).
Shaggy hit up PH-D, the rooftop lounge at Dream Downtown.
Chelsea Clinton talked about her mom at a Young Democrat gathering at The Attic Rooftop.
Swarovski hosted carnival-themed cocktails for CFDA Fashion Awards Swarovski nominees at 1000 Barclay. A Swarovski pinwheel with pennants designed by the nominees served as a photo backdrop, and tarot card readers wore crystal turbans.
Louis Vuitton presented the Whitney Museum Studio Party with Julian Schnabel, Cindy Sherman, Wes Gordon, and Ivy Getty in attendance. Seal performed, and guests could get fake tattoos from artist Elizabeth Jaeger.
Monday: Drake Foots the Bill for 100 of His Friends
Drake at a recent event.
Drake footed the bill for 100 friends at Invite Only in honor of his Saturday Night Live gig and to celebrate his new album, Views. We saw French Montana and Busta Rhymes.
Anthony Mackie was spotted cracking jokes to the staff and sipping on Casamigos at Mr. Purple.
Ashlee Simpson Ross caught Property Brother Jonathan Scott’s Mr. Clean and Swiffer moving tips at And&And, a spotless loft on West 12th Street.
Celebs Galore at Philippe & Jue Lan Club
On Sunday at Jue Lan Club, chef Oscar Toro cooked for Brett Icahn (Carl’s son). On Monday night, new dad Ne-Yo ate here. And, on Thursday, NY Jet Darrelle Revis watched the NBA Playoffs at Jue Lan Club with 25 pals.
Reggie Jackson hit up Philippe for lunch last Tuesday. Chris Paul of the LA Clippers ate there that same evening as well. Taj Gibson of the Chicago Bulls dined at Philippe on Monday, as did Afrojack, while Mariah Carey and her entourage hit Philippe for lunch on Tuesday.