Before Prince went onstage before 1,200 fans at Miami club Mansion – where he played new songs along with Purple Rain-era hits and a cover of Janet Jackson’s “What Have You Done for Me Lately?” – he spent the previous night at hot spot Prive with his newest protégée, Tamar. And he had some unusual requests. First he had the staff close all the vents in the VIP section because he was chilly. Then he ordered three bottles of port wine – telling his server he needed a straw so he wouldn’t stain his teeth. The royal treatment continued the next night after his concert, when Mansion set up its exclusive upstairs room Level Six for him for the first time since the club opened a year and half ago. But for Prince it was all old hat: The room used to be his private lair in the ’90s when he owned the nightclub in its former life as Glam Slam.
Losing The Apprentice, and 62 Lbs.
Apprentice hopeful Brent Buckman was fired March 20, but he’s not done losing. The 5’6″ attorney claims he dropped from 275 lbs. to 213 lbs. in the past six months and wants to shed more. “My diet doesn’t include fruits and vegetables,” he says. “I’m not a fan.” Instead, he says, his routine includes eating four bagels a day, lean meat, and water. “It’s very filling,” says Buckman, 30, who lives near Fort Lauderdale, Fla. The full plan – not approved or recommended by doctors or nutritionists – is on his website, brentbuckman.com.
Caught in the Act
• Elisha Cuthbert, cheering on her hockey player boyfriend, the Kings’ Sean Avery, as he skated against the Phoenix Coyotes at L.A.’s Staples Center. Still, the Kings lost 6-2. Also there: Rob Zombie with wife Sheri Moon, and producer Jerry Bruckheimer.
• James Blunt (right) and Petra Nemcova, leaving together in a cab after a night hanging out in the VIP section of New York City nightclub Stereo.
• By JON WARECH, TIFFANY MCGEE, JED DREBEN and JENNIFER O’DELL