All the gossip from the Belvedere Vodka Red Special party in LA – faturing Paris and Nicky Hilton, Usher and Beth Ditto

Posted by Dean Piper On February 13th, 2011

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Usher had a bizarre request when performing at the slick Belvedere Vodka Red Special launch in LA this week. He had to have his “five girlfriends side of stage” or he wouldn’t perform. My mole at the event tells me: “There were five girls standing by the rope at the entrance and they couldn’t get in. Someone then came out and said ‘these are Usher’s five girlfriends you have to let them in or he won’t perform’.” Fortunately said girls were allowed in and Usher performed a blinder of a set.

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Elsewhere at the Belvedere bash Beth Ditto (performing below) swanned down the red carpet and told my reporter Louisa Barnett: “I’m wearing Vivienne Westwood because it comes in extra large! At least some designers know how to cater for women like me – not just stick insects!” Too right.
The Brit contingency were there in the shape and form of Darius Danesh and rather tipsy Sean Maguire. My girl revealed: “Sean was drunk off his rocker and slurring.”
Meanwhile inside Paris Hilton and sister Nicky downed vodka and Paris kept taking pictures of herself on her Blackberry.
But it was Jamie Foxx who caused a stir – fighting with another party goer during Usher’s set. My girl told me: “Jamie was there dancing away and got into a huge fight with some guy behind him. Everyone was taking pictures on their phones and then a group of bodyguards hurled them out during Usher’s performance. Other guests included Joe Jonas, Jordin Sparks, Chelsea Handler and Estelle.

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