Star Sightings: Janelle Monae Vacations, Cheryl Burke Steps Out, Mr. T Practices 'DWTS' Moves and More!
By Andi Rocco
Janelle Monae knows how to vacation!
After an amazing year staring in the Oscar-winning film Moonlight, and the Oscar-nominated film, Hidden Figures, Booking.com offered actress Janelle Monae a chance to relax at a luxury villa with friends in Punta Cana, Dominican Republic at the Villa Sirena on Friday. The private retreat is a whopping $20,000 per week -- which also comes with a butler and chef!
Earlier in March, dog lover Lisa Vanderpump posed with figure skating commentators, Tara Lipinski and Johnny Weir for the first annual Beverly Hills Dog Show presented by Purina at the Fairplex in Pomona, California. Catch the dog show on April 16 on USA Network!
Date night! Olivia Culpo and boyfriend Danny Amendola made it a double date with Jesse Metcalfe and his fiancée, Cara Santana, on March 30 at the W Las Vegas grand opening, where Santana's app The Glam App teamed up with the hotel to be their on-demand beauty partner, providing hotel guests with exclusive in-room services like hair, makeup, and nail services.
Back in Universal City, California, Jimmy Buffett took center stage with the Coral Reefer Band to celebrate the grand opening of his restaurant Margaritaville.
On April 1, The Chainsmokers performed their most popular hits, including "Paris," "Roses," and "Closer" while cannons and fireworks shot off from the stage at the Coca-Cola Music during the NCAA March Madness Music Festival at Margaret T. Hance Park in Phoenix, Arizona.
Cheryl Burke stepped out for the Secret Extensions Salon Edition Double Volume launch party on April 3 in West Hollywood, California. The colorful launch event, produced by Pop Your Shop, offered a variety of festival-inspired makeovers with the new 18-inch Secret Extensions, flower crowns from the Halo Experience, and makeup and eyelash applications by Blushington.
Later that day, Portia Doubleday, Grace Gummer and Emmy Rossum cuddled up to some furry friends at the Best Friends Animal Society Benefit at Guastavino’s in New York City.
Alec Baldwin celebrated his 59th birthday with his wife and fellow co-chair, Hilaria Baldwin, at the NYU Tisch School of the Arts gala on April 4 in New York. Over $1.1 million was raised to support critical needs of talented Tisch students.
Later that night, Nick Cannon and Sports Illustrated model Nina Agdal hosted the grand opening of Sugar Factory's newest location at Foxwoods Resort Casino in Connecticut.
Olympic gold medalist Aly Raisman encouraged girls to be active in athletics while teaming up with Playtex Sport on April 5. The 22-year-old gymnast made a surprise visit to The Wendy Hilliard Gymnastics Foundation in New York City, where Playtex Sport donated $10,000 to celebrate the launch of their new compact tampon.
Andy Cohen joined The Real Housewives of New York City stars Dorinda Medley, Luann D'Agostino, Ramona Singer, Sonja Morgan, Carole Radziwill and Tinsley Mortimer at their season nine premiere party sponsored by Celebrity Page TV at The Attic Rooftop in New York City. Over 300 guests sipped signature Housewives-inspired cocktails from Patron and Ultimat Vodka while nibbling on passed hors d'oeuvres. Luann was seen arm-in-arm with her new husband, Tom D'Agostino, and even her wedding planner made an appearance to surprise the newlyweds. Carole was joined by her boyfriend, Adam Kenworthy, and Dorinda shared the special night with her boyfriend, John Mahdessian, and daughter Hannah.
Since competing on America's Next Top Model, Winnie Harlow has been taking the runways by storm. The 22-year-old made an appearance at the ME to WE Semiprecious jewelry collection launch at Bloomingdale's in New York City -- where she spoke about her ride in the modeling world.
Elsewhere in NYC, singer Jessie James Decker partnered with Lime-A-Rita to launch their latest seasonal flavor, Peach-A-Rita (Decker's favorite flavor), while unveiling "Emoji Your Peach," a fun way for fans to customize their own peach emoji!
Whitney Port stepped up her skincare game with Perricone MD's Hydrogen Cloud Cream, wearing a glamorous silk robe in Los Angeles, California, on Friday.
Meanwhile, Zosia Mamet, attended the Burt’s Bees' 2017 Bring Back the Bees launch. The campaign helps plant wildflowers to promote honeybee health.
Author Moll Anderson celebrated the launch of her new book, Change Your Home, Change Your Life With Color: What's Your Color Story? alongside BFF Brooke Burke at Barnes & Noble in New York City on April 7.
It was a Dancing With the Stars season 23 reunion when Terra Jole and husband Joe Gnoffo congratulated James Hinchcliffe in the Winner's Circle at the Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach IndyCar race in California on April 9. It was a triumphant return to L.A. for Hinchcliffe, who won his first race since his devastating injury in 2015.
Mr. T worked on his DWTS dance moves during some off-time in Beverly Hills, California. He kept hydrated with one of the new FUZE Fusion flavors, Watermelon Iced Tea, that’s sweet and lightly tart.
Disney darling Sabrina Carpenter was spotted in Brooklyn, New York, over the weekend performing at the music festival Camp IZZE where "Stitches" singer Shawn Mendes and Black-ish actress Yara Shahidi shared a laugh.
Meanwhile, hip-hop artist Snoop Dogg celebrated golf's most iconic weekend at The Masters Tournament in Augusta, Georgia, on April 8, bringing some Tanqueray No. TEN Gin & Juice cocktails with him.