Beyond the Velvet Rope: Mariah Carey Celebrates in Hollywood, Janet Jackson Indulges Her Sweet Tooth

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Mariah Carey was honored with the Icon Award at BMI’s Urban Awards this week – and celebrated with a friend named Hennessy.

Janet Jackson, meanwhile, shook off the Jackson family drama and self-soothed with a little comfort-food candy. And no, we can’t blame her.

Want more details on these celebrity sightings and many more? Join us as we go beyond the velvet rope – and see all the action in our photo gallery!

THE WHO: Pop goddess Mariah Carey (with hubby Nick Cannon)

THE WHAT: Being honored at the BMI Urban Awards – and sipping a little Hennessy Cognac for good measure

THE WHERE: West Hollywood’s London Hotel

WHY WE WISH WE WERE THERE: If she got up and made a speech anywhere near as loopy as this one, it was the event of the year.


THE WHO: Stacy Keibler

THE WHAT: Drinking Coronas, dancing to DJ Vice-spun tunes, and talking about how she spent the beginning of the summer traveling the world with her boyfriend, George Clooney. That lucky girl.

THE WHERE: Sunday Football Funday at NYC hotpot The Ainsworth

WHY WE WISH WE WERE THERE: If we become BFFs with Stacy, we’re thismuchcloser to Clooney. And that’s kind of a life goal.


THE WHO: Janet Jackson

THE WHAT: Indulging her sweet tooth

THE WHERE:  The opening of the first Dylan’s Candy Bar on the West Coast, at The Original Farmer’s Market in Los Angeles

WHY WE WISH WE WERE THERE: “We are a part of the Rhythm Nation.”


THE WHO: Backstreet Boy AJ McLean

THE WHAT: Discussing the future of wireless technology. No, really.

THE WHERE: The Duracell Powermat panel discussion event at Jay-Z’s 40/40 Club in NYC.





THE WHO: Vanessa Hudgens, Ashley Benson, Selena Gomez and Rachel Korine – aka the stars of Spring Breakers – plus Zac Efron, Jennifer Lawrence, James Franco, Lily Collins, Bradley Cooper and Elle Fanning

THE WHAT: Striking a pose in the Guess Portrait Studio Lounge

THE WHERE: Toronto International Film Festival

WHY WE WISH WE WERE THERE: That’s some serious star power.


THE WHO: Katrina Bowden and Megan Hilty

THE WHAT: Trading beauty tips and getting advice on the hottest makeup trends for fall

THE WHERE: The annual Maybelline/CVS pharmacy Fashion Week event in NYC

WHY WE WISH WE WERE THERE: We’re thinking the blue eyeshadow we’ve been wearing may be a little outdated.


THE WHO: Jessica Szohr, Miles Teller and Glee’s Jenna Ushkowitz

THE WHAT: Downing cocktails and dancing until the club closed.

THE WHERE: Hollywood hotspot Blok

WHY WE WISH WE WERE THERE: Girls just wanna have fun, and so do we.


THE WHO: Adam Lambert

THE WHAT: Breaking bread with his posse, then posing for photos with passersby

THE WHERE: Mexican Restaurant Rocking Horse Cafe in Chelsea

WHY WE WISH WE WERE THERE: We’d have begged him to sing “Mad World.”




THE WHO: MTV's Teen Wolf star Crystal Reed

THE WHAT: Posing with designer Naeem Khan – and looking beautifully coiffed, thanks to black 15in1 Miracle Hair Treatment

THE WHERE: Kahn’s Spring 2013 show during Mercedes-Benz New York Fashion Week

WHY WE WISH WE WERE THERE: Fashion always comes first.


THE WHO: Funnylady Wanda Sykes

THE WHAT: Enjoying a fabulous meal

THE WHERE: Lexington Brass in New York City

WHY WE WISH WE WERE THERE: Girlfriend's a riot.


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