Aw, he looks sad. Like a lady hasn’t sassed him in a while and he just hasn’t had an excuse.
Last night after the Billboard Music Awards, Bruno Mars went from playing at the show to playing “Locked Out of Heaven” at The Bank. Also there to party was Chris Brown, who did return engagement at 1 Oak on Friday after having just spent his 24th birthday there.
This time, Karrueche Tran was with Breezy, hopefully having taken some time off from their relationship to learn how to bob and weave properly. Really, once Floyd Mayweather retires, he could start a whole cottage industry of training prospective Brown girlfriends. Wiz Khalifa and Amber Rose were dancing at a nearby table, and Jason Derulo dropped by the club.
Likely both fresh and clean. (Photo by Brenton Ho)
The far-less-reclusive half of OutKast is at The Bank tonight, meaning your chances of seeing a man in an all-plaid suit have gone up roughly 9,000 percent. Big Boi hits the stage where there’s also a 9,000 percent chance of you hearing a live version of “Bombs Over Baghdad” tonight. Click for more words and pictures »
Do it up classy. Arrive in a ’59 Buick.
We hope you have “Roger Deakins will get screwed again for cinematography” in your Oscar pool, because that’s pretty much a lock. Right, movie nerds? High-five!
But before you get settled in for all 94 hours of Sunday night’s Academy Awards broadcast, The Bank is doing its own Oscar party Friday night with Best in Film. And if you RSVP through SPYONvegas, and get there before midnight, you can score three drink tickets and free admission.
Plus, if you drink enough on Friday, you won’t have to be sober on Sunday to sit through an entire chunk of Seth MacFarlane singing showtunes.
Come to Houston for the sporting events, stay for … wait, no. Don’t stay. (Photo by Roman Mendez | SPYONvegas.com)
Chris Paul wasn’t the only one getting out of Houston while the getting was good: Talib Kweli came from the NBA All-Star Game to The Bank last night, along with his wife, Cythia, who was on the turntables as DJ Eque while Kweli banged out “Upper Echelon,” “The Blast” and “Get By.” Cavoda Codka owner Anthony Di Maio gave Kweli a custom Nets hat which is, sadly, going to replace the Yankees cap as the go-to Jay-Z influenced hip-hop haberdashery.
(Photo by Tony Tran | SPYONvegas.com)
The good news is they’re ready to go from the club straight to a Gallagher and/or GWAR concert.
The CDC maintains it is imperative during the holiday season to regularly check your Santa for lice.
In fact, this is exactly the kind of Christmas spirit we’d like to find under our tree.
Ne-Yo was at The Bank last night for a under-the-radar evening, but after he got there around 1 a.m. word started to get out. Probably because the DJ played “Let Me Love You” and a bunch of girls were trying to get at his table. So, really, Ne-Yo’s plan of pretending to be aloof is, in conjunction with being famous, a perfect scheme to lure in girls. Well-played, Ne-Yo.
At Haze on Friday night, Macklemore borrowed a fur coat from someone in the crowd to do “Thrift Shop” at a 9:45 p.m. event for Three Square where the club donated $5,000 to the food bank. After the early gig, he came back around 1:30 a.m. to do three more songs.
Krysten Ritter did her birthday at The Bank Saturday until around 2 a.m., while Kendall and Kylie Jenner had dinner at Stack. Because the Kardashians are our low-rent Kennedys, and this is their Camelot.
Maybe she should’ve tried “Gangnam Style?”
Sia Furler, who guested on tracks from David Guetta and Flo Rida, was DJing at The Bank on Saturday night when things got weird. She cut her set short saying the “owner” wasn’t into the stuff she was spinning and got angry. She later clarified that she was talking about the club’s general manager, and that he threatened her manager. Was … was she playing like some crazy Norwegian black metal or something, to get everyone that riled up?
UPDATE: Official word from Light Group is, “We always work to provide our guests with the best experience possible. We look forward to welcoming Sia back to The Bank Nightclub.”
Mario Lopez in the background, where he belongs.
Courtney Mazza was doing her bachelorette weekend, so naturally, Mario Lopez came along to help her celebrate. We can’t stress this enough, people: Stop going to each other’s bachelor/bachelorette parties. It’s weird and creepy and makes you seem like you’re only marrying someone so you can stalk them better.
Mazza did Fix on Friday and The Bank with Lopez on Saturday. We hope she made him wear a bunch of penis party favors and a pink sash all night. It’s what he deserves.
Estelle, seen here doing her best Dorothy on Golden Girls impression.
The Soul Train awards were in town this weekend, and Estelle was given the Best International Female Artist award. So to celebrate, she went over to The Bank on Friday and did “American Boy.” So have fun having that stuck in your head for the rest of the month, like it was 2008 all over again.
Over at 1 Oak, Lloyd came in to freestyle and sing some a capella, hanging until 3 a.m. Shanna Moakler was there to keep it low key without booze or socializing. Because we find our favorite place to sulk is in a crowded nightclub? We guess? Common was over at Haze on Saturday, hitting the stage around 2 a.m. and also doing some freestyling. Prepared rhymes are clearly for suckers.