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