Vinny Guadagnino Chills Out on Coney Island, Zoe Saldana Heats Up in Miami: Beyond the Velvet Rope (PHOTOS)

Lance Debler / January 4, 2013

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Jersey Shore star Vinny Guadagnino kicked off 2013 by taking the plunge – right into the Atlantic Ocean. In the freezing cold. In swim trunks.  All together now: brrrrrr!

Zoe Saldana, meanwhile, rang in the New Year at not one but three parties — and with Bradley Cooper nowhere in sight, we’re thinking those breakup rumors might just be true.

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: Vinny Guadagnino

THE WHAT: Jumping into the icy Atlantic Ocean on New Year’s Day. And no, we’re not kidding.

THE WHERE: The annual Coney Island Polar Bear Plunge, sponsored by Cold-EEZE

WHY WE WISH WE WERE THERE: Some things you’ve got to see to believe.

 

THE WHO: Zoe Saldana

THE WHAT: Enjoying a private menu specially created for her by Executive Chef/Season Three Top Chef winner Hung Huynh

THE WHERE: Catch Miami

WHY WE WISH WE WERE THERE: After dinner, she counted down the New Year at The James Royal Palm, then continued the celebration at new ultra-lounge SL Miami. Girlfriend knows how to party.

 

THE WHO: R&B crooner Robin Thicke

THE WHAT: Ringing in 2013 by smooching his gorgeous wife, actress Paula Patton, at midnight

THE WHERE: Bagatelle Restaurant & Supper Club in NYC

WHY WE WISH WE WERE THERE: He also performed a sold-out show – and who doesn’t love “Lost Without You”?

 

THE WHO: Howie Dorough from the Backstreet Boys

THE WHAT: Signing autographs on BSB tickets, bachelorette sashes, and anything else that was thrown at him!

THE WHERE: A concert afterparty at Shrine at Foxwoods’ MGM Grand in CT

WHY WE WISH WE WERE THERE: Sorry, Nick — Howie was always our favorite Backstreet Boy.

 

THE WHO: Brandon Flowers

THE WHAT: Enjoying a pre-concert meal with his group, The Killers

THE WHERE: STK Las Vegas

WHY WE WISH WE WERE THERE: We still hum “Mr. Brightside” every now and then.

 

THE WHO: fun.

THE WHAT: Treating thousands of college football fans to a free concert during Allstate Fan Fest, just before the 2013 Allstate Sugar Bowl

THE WHERE: New Orleans

WHY WE WISH WE WERE THERE: Everybody needs a little more fun.