STAR SIGHTINGS: Orlando Bloom Takes Selfies With Fans, Justin Bieber Enjoys His Day Off, and More!
By Jennifer Drysdale
Orlando Bloom was cheery as can be before announcing his split with Katy Perry.
The 40-year-old actor happily posed for selfies with fans as Gary Clark Jr. entertained the crowd during intermission at the Film Independent Spirit Awards at the Santa Monica Pier in Los Angeles on Feb. 25.
Andy Samberg paid tribute to the stars still alive while impersonating Eddie Vedder singing Pearl Jam's "Alive" inside the event, where Perrier-Jouët, the official champagne partner of Film Independent Spirit Awards, toasted to this year's nominees and winners with its finest cuvée, Belle Époque Rosé.
On Feb. 26, Justin Bieber spent his day off surprising his friend DJ Tay James at the launch party of his fashion concept line in collaboration with Diamond Supply Co in Los Angeles. The pop star looked casual as he strolled up to the party, giving DJ Tay James a huge congratulatory hug on the store collaboration, sponsored by Don Julio 1942.
The same day, stars like Julie Bowen, Henry Winkler, Mark Feuerstein and Johnathon Shaech came out to the Milk + Bookies charity event to help end childhood illiteracy in Los Angeles.
Adrienne Bailon was looked to be in great spirits as she sipped on Un Joyau Majestueux Ruby (2014) Cabernet Sauvignon from Napa Valley at Debbie Durkin’s EcoLuxe Lounge sponsored by Chariot Travelware and the Jamaican Tourist Board at The Beverly Hills Hotel in Beverly Hills, California.
Meanwhile, on Feb. 20, Real Housewives of Atlanta star Cynthia Bailey celebrated her 50th birthday party at Riviera 31 at the Sofitel Hotel in West Hollywood.
Also celebrating a birthday was Floyd Mayweather. The Hollywood Unlocked kicked off the boxer's 40th Birthday weekend celebration by hosting a dinner at Roku Sunset in Los Angeles, with guests like Nene Leakes, Kenya Moore, Cory Gamble, Tank, Mercedes Javid, Erica Mena and Clippers all-star Deandre Jordan.
Centurion XII, the dancing horse, showed off his skills to a Barry White song on Valentine's Day! The performing horse, who experienced 10 years of abuse and rehabilitation was given a forever home where his owners fostered his dancing talent. He has since raised over $75,000 to help the food insecure in and around Napa Valley, California.
Towanda Braxton, meanwhile, celebrated V-Day at Buca di Beppo in Times Square with her family. The Braxton Family Values star also took part in the celebrity handprint ceremony.
Also in New York, Randy Jackson and his new artist, Sammi Sanchez, hit the red carpet with Nolcha Syle Ambassador and creative director of Lapalme magazine, Derek Warburton. The trio donned their best ensembles at the Prom Girl, Prom Guy show at the Nolcha shows during New York Fashion Week.
Celebrity chef and wellness journalist Candice Kumai celebrated the launch of Febreze ONE at a cooking demonstration inspired by and incorporating the product’s single-note scents, Bamboo, Orchid and Mandarin in the Big Apple on Feb. 28. Febreze ONE’s two-in-one formula gently cleans away odors from both the air and fabric with no heavy perfumes, no aerosols and no dyes.
In Las Vegas, Nick Jonas celebrated the wrap of season three of his TV series, Kingdom, flying to the city "last minute on a whim" from L.A. on Feb. 25. The singer headed straight to the Wynn resort for some gaming action, also hitting up his go-to nightlife spot, XS Nightclub. Jonas, with his closest friends and his team, sat at the stage table next to where Dillion Francis was spinning, and was later spotted chatting the DJ/producer up until 3:30 a.m.
On Feb. 22, Jennifer Lopez was presented with a plaque by Caesars Entertainment and Live Nation commemorating the huge success of her headlining Las Vegas residency, All I Have, at The AXIS at Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino. The mother of two launched her show in January 2016, performing 39 shows throughout the year, selling over 167,000 tickets, totaling more than $36 million in ticket revenue.
Ricky Martin, meanwhile, celebrated his upcoming Vegas residency on Feb. 23 with his boyfriend, Jwan Yoself, producer Debbie Ohanian and close friends at Juvia in Miami Beach, Florida. The group enjoyed music on the rooftop terrace and enjoyed signature Juvia highlights, like the Hamachi Espuma, Lobster Salad and Seabass.
Also in Florida, Martha Stewart hosted a VIP dinner for the South Beach Wine and Food Festival, part of the New York Times Cooking Dinner Series, along with the owner Sacha Lichine of Whispering Angel Rose. The $500 a head dinner was a benefit to support Women of Tomorrow, a mentoring and scholarship program that supports at risk young women. The black truffle and rosé themed dinner was held at Stephen Starr's Le Zoo restaurant in Bal Harbour Shops, where Stewart gave a brief speech and quipped about being so happy to be there as she was starved because she spent the whole day in the Everglades where they did not serve any food!