12.20.12

MEATBALL MATTERS


Just in the time it took to take this photo, he was asked by eight different people about Jaleel White.

Actor Darius McCrary, only known for his role as Eddie Winslow on the interminable sitcom “Family Matters,” dined with friends at Meatball Spot last night, one of Town Square’s newest additions.
The voice of a racial stereotype in Transformers ate a Kitchen Sink salad, beef meatballs with spicy meat sauce and chicken meatballs with blue cheese and buffalo sauce before a dessert of a Bananas Foster ice cream sandwich and Cookie Explosion milkshake.

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11.27.12

PELLEGRINO TURNS CELEBS LOOSE


We really need a pair of giant scissors. We’d run around opening everything. (Photos by Jeff Ragazzo)

Carla Pellegrino had her grand opening for Meatball Spot last night, gathering up a few celebs in the process. Joining her were fellow chef Rick Moonen, Strat headliner Frankie Moreno and Trop headliner Murray Sawchuck, who, despite having Andy Dick’s hair, is actually married. To a real woman, no less. Fantasy performer Chloe Crawford, no less. Just think: You can have hair like that and get married to a showgirl. It kind of reaffirms our faith in America.

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11.26.12

PAULY D EATS MEATBALLS, OF COURSE


Inevitable, we suppose./

In news that should come as a surprise to absolutely no one: Pauly D was spotted at Meatball Spot yesterday where he tried three different kinds of balls (yep, we sure are 12) with a group of friends. He also dropped a $500 tip, which means he thoroughly enjoyed all those balls in his mouth. (You really expect us to ignore that kind of low-hanging fruit?)

Ryan Cabrera was there on Saturday, as was John Dolmayan of System of a Down, boxer Zab Judah and BMX rider TJ Lavin. That’s a lot of famous people milling around Town Square, which we have to assume ended with Judah seriously considering throwing a stiff right hook at a mob of teenagers. We think about it every time we have to go to a movie there, and we’re not even trained in boxing.

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11.19.12

TWILIGHT KIDS TAKE ADVANTAGE


It’s OK to catch a nap, sister.

Kellan Lutz got to go to a party with a bunch of actual, real-life wolves for the premiere of The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 2, but for the cast members that couldn’t master the wooden nuance that Kristen Stewart brings to the big screen, it was a decidedly more conventional weekend.

While every 15-year-old girl was busy squealing in the lobbies of movie theaters around the world, Angela Sarafyan and Rami Malek — the film’s Tia and Benjamin, who we’re going assume are some kind of mopey vampires, or mopey werewolves, or mopey Creatures from the Black Lagoon, or whatever goes on in that series – went to Tabu to celebrate after dinner at Craftsteak.

They got there around midnight and spent some time dancing on their table, presumably to keep determined middle schoolers from throwing themselves around their ankles.

Earlier, Malek took in Bodies and Titanic at Luxor where he told a staff member, “You know I’m not Bruno Mars, right?” Well played, Rami Malek. Well played, indeed. Though you might want to consider a different haircut if everyone keeps bugging you to sing “Grenade” in public.

Alex Meraz, who plays Paul in the series, was at Meatball Spot on Saturday with his wife, Kim. And a bunch of screaming girls waiting to take photos with him. That must be so much fun for his wife, knowing out of every eight underage fangirls, there’s probably one impressionable 18-year-old just waiting to strike.

Britney Spears’ manager Larry Rudolph was also there that night, though no 16-year-olds were screaming for him to take a closer look at their contracts or restructure their assets to maintain a more solid position with ongoing crises in the European markets.

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