Beyond the Velvet Rope: Michael Phelps Cements His Celebrity Status, Fab Five Go Boy (Band) Crazy (GALLERY)

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Michael Phelps was immortalized in cement this week. Well, at least his feet were.

Meanwhile, Phelps’ fellow Olympians the Fab Five ran into one of the hottest boy bands in town.

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: Olympic champ Michael Phelps (with girlfriend Megan Rossee)

THE WHAT: Taking cement imprints of his size 13 Under Armour Spine shoes.

THE WHERE: The Under Armour global headquarters in Baltimore

WHY WE WISH WE WERE THERE: We’ve still got Olympic fever!


THE WHO: The Fab Five gymnasts – Jordyn Wieber, McKayla Maroney, Alexandra Raisman, Kyla Ross and Gabrielle Douglas

THE WHAT: Running into Brit group The Wanted

THE WHERE: The 2012 NBA Baller Beats by XBOX VMA Lounge, presented by Velodyne Acoustics and benefitting VH1 Save The Music Foundation, at the Ritz Carlton in L.A.

WHY WE WISH WE WERE THERE: Boy bands rule. Especially this one.




THE WHO: Jared Leto, Chloe Sevigny, Paris Hilton, Kelly Osbourne, Kirsten Dunst, Garrett Hedlund, Mia Moretti and Erin Wasson

THE WHAT: Sipping Svedka Colada cocktails

THE WHERE: Opening Ceremony’s 10 Year Anniversary Party at Webster Hall in NYC

WHY WE WISH WE WERE THERE: Someone’s gotta convince Jared Leto to shave that beard. #bringbackjordancatalano


THE WHO: Glee star Darren Criss

THE WHAT: Celebrating with Richard Chai at the designer’s private Fashion Week dinner

THE WHERE: EMM Group’s Catch restaurant in NYC

WHY WE WISH WE WERE THERE: Darren may have broken into “Teenage Dream.” HELLO.


THE WHO: Rachel Zoe and Olivia Palermo

THE WHAT: Grooving at the DJ booth with Rev Run and DJ Ruckus

THE WHERE: At the opening of Piperlime’s first-ever retail store in Soho, NYC

WHY WE WISH WE WERE THERE: Run spins hot tunes, case closed.


THE WHO: Kat McPhee

THE WHAT: Loading up on free beauty goodies and candy — including gumballs for her hubby Nick

THE WHERE: Birchbox Sample Stop in NYC




THE WHO: Alexandra Richards

THE WHAT: Taking a break from modeling to spin records as a guest DJ

THE WHERE: Wilhelmina’s Fashion Week party at Norwood in NYC

WHY WE WISH WE WERE THERE: She’s Keith Richards’ daughter – the music was bound to be slammin’.


THE WHO: Atonement star Saoirse Ronan

THE WHAT: Picking up some Moroccanoil

THE WHERE: The Variety Studio during the Toronto Film Festival at Holt Renfrew

WHY WE WISH WERE THERE: She’s starring in the upcoming adaption of Stephanie MeyersThe Host – and we’re total Twihards.


THE WHO: Carlos Santana

THE WHAT: Making a toast with Casa Noble Tequila

THE WHERE: The House of Blues Foundation Room in Las Vegas

WHY WE WISH WE WERE THERE: He’s our Guitar Hero.

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THE WHO: Ashley Tisdale

THE WHAT: Taking a break from filming Scary Movie 5 and enjoying a cool swig of Hubert’s Lemonade, plus a visit from her pet pooch

THE WHERE: Atlanta, Georgia

WHY WE WISH WE WERE THERE: Rumor has it Lindsay Lohan gets the ax in the movie’s opening scene. And we gotta see that.