Audrey Bernard

*Shut Up And Drive: On Saturday, February 6 from 10pm to 2 am, celebrities showed their support at the 2010 Maxim super bowl party at the Raleigh Hotel, Miami by autographing a Volkswagen GTI hood which will be auctioned off on Ebay to support Doctors Without Borders Haiti Relief efforts featuring music by Jermaine Dupri and DJ Vice.

For each signature, Volkswagen of America will also make an additional donation to the cause.  Vanessa Minillo said “This is so great they’re doing this” as she signed the hood with boyfriend Nick Lachey.

Other celebs lending support for this exclusive worthy cause included Melrose Place hottie Katie Cassidy, Kellan Lutz, Jessica Szohr, Kevin Connolly, Jermaine Dupri, Wilmer, Valderrama, Tom, Arnold, Joanna Kruppa, Nelly, Brody Jenner, Evander Holyfield, Shawn and Keenan Ivory Wayans, Nancy O’dell, Ironman’s Olivia Munn, David Annable, LMAFO (who also performed), the All American Rejects, and many more NFL elite.

Nick Lachey and Vanessa signing the hood of a Volkswagon GTI to be auctioned off to benefit Doctors without Borders Haiti Relief

Volkswagen also provided Touareg TDI eco-conscious SUV’s for several celebrities to travel in an environmentally-friendly way to and from the party.  (Photo Credit: Rodrigo Varela Wire/Getty)


HOLLYWOOD BOWL: Blonde Bombshell and former Hugh Heffner main squeeze Holly Madison at her Hollywood Bowl party at LAVO in Las Vegas

A Colt Following: On Saturday night, February 6, Holly Madison hosted Holly Bowl, a pre-game party at LAVO in Las Vegas.  The star of Peepshow and E!’s Holly’s World arrived sporting a #18 Peyton Manning jersey, Colts hat and striped knee socks, leaving no doubt she is rooting for Indianapolis in Sunday’s big game.

Joined by friends including Playboy Playmate Laura Croft who celebrated her birthday at TAO on Thursday, Holly fueled up for the big game by carb-loading on Italian favorites from LAVO’s kitchen before heading upstairs to the packed nightclub.  Taking over a VIP table she was a true cheerleader, dancing with pom poms to the sounds of DJ Skratchy stopping in between beats to take pictures with her fans.

The blond bombshell even took to the stage as the crowd chanted her name over and over.  She grabbed the mic and screamed “Hello Lavo Las Vegas!  Welcome to the Holly Bowl!”  (Photo Credit: Denise Truscello)


Valentine Bowl: Kim Kardashian hosted a pre-Valentine’s Day soiree — the Queen of Hearts Ball — at LAVO on Saturday night February 13.  Kim and her Super Bowl champion boyfriend Reggie Bush arrived on the red carpet looking as stunning as ever.  The couple was color coordinated, with Kim donning a white Yves Saint Laurent dress and grey Costume National shoes and Reggie matching in white pants and a grey sweater.

SAINTLY PAIR: Kim Mardashian and her dashing New Orleans Saint football hero Reggie Bush celebrated Valentine's Day in Las Vegas

Kim and Reggie took a corner booth at LAVO where they enjoyed Italian favorites, ending the dinner with Oreo Zeppole dessert and Kim trying to feed her beau dessert.  The loving couple headed up to a VIP table in front of the DJ booth in the nightclub where Reggie surprised her with a stuffed teddy bear and she rewarded him with a sultry lap dance to the sexy sounds of DJ Reach.


Super Bowl Party: Celeb DJ Swizz Beatz, producer of Jay-Z’s “Empire State of Mine,” played the song over and over again for Alex Rodriquez and Derek Jeter who sat across from each other at the blistering TAO Superbowl Party at the W hotel in South Beach.

Other celebs seen on the scene included Tinsely Mortimer, Dave Annabel and Odette Yustman, Ron Pearlman, Guy O’Seary, Michael Bay, Chace Crawford, Kristin Cavalleri, Chris Rock, David Spade, Kevin Connolly, Amanda Bynes, Dhani Jones, Gabrielle Union, Wilmer Valderrama, Lance Bass, Wayans Brothers, Josh Holloway and Ronny Seikaly(Photo by Seth Browarnik/Red Eye Productions)

Audrey J. Bernard is an established chronicler of Black society and Urban happenings based in the New York City area.