Beyond the Velvet Rope: Mariah Carey Celebrates in Hollywood, Janet Jackson Indulges Her Sweet Tooth
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.
WHY WE WISH WE WERE THERE: Backstreet’s back, ALL RIGHT!
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WHY WE WISH WE WERE THERE: We’re thinking the blue eyeshadow we’ve been wearing may be a little outdated.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.