Kevin Jonas Enjoys Birthday Blowout, Padma Lakshmi Battles Sandy: Beyond the Velvet Rope (PHOTOS)

By Celebrity News Wire on November 23, 2012

Kevin Jonas celebrated his 25th birthday in style this week at the Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa in Atlantic City: he and wife Danielle visited the venue’s Fornelletto Cucina & Wine Bar, took in a Wanda Sykes show and grooved to Jermaine Dupri tunes at MIXX nightclub.

Who knew a Jonas Brother could party quite so heartily?

Meanwhile, Padma Lakshmi helped ensure that Hurricane Sandy victims get back on their feet — with a donation of 15,000 pairs of shoes.

Want more details on these celebrity sightings – and many more? Join us as we go beyond the velvet rope – and see all the action in our photo gallery!

THE WHO: Kevin Jonas (and wife Danielle)

THE WHAT: Having a 25th birthday bash – complete with a blackjack-themed bday cake

THE WHERE: Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa in Atlantic City

WHY WE WISH WE WERE THERE: He’s our favorite Jonas Brother. Shhh – don’t tell the others.


THE WHO: Kelly Bensimon

THE WHAT: Posing with a group of 1920s-inspired models, including one who donned a skirt covered with champagne flutes!

THE WHERE: The grand opening of Arlington Club, the “old New York”-inspired steakhouse on NYC’s Upper East Side

WHY WE WISH WE WERE THERE: Who doesn’t love a flapper?



THE WHO: Padma Lakshmi

THE WHAT: Celebrating the global launch of Westin’s New Balance gear-lending program – and helping to donate 15,000 pairs of shoes to Soles4Souls and Hurricane Sandy relief!

THE WHERE: The Westin New York Grand Central

WHY WE WISH WE WERE THERE: She’s Top Chef’s tastiest dish.


THE WHO: Enrique Iglesias

THE WHAT: Looking caliente at his Atlantico Rum post-Latin Grammy party

THE WHERE: Haze in Vegas

WHY WE WISH WE WERE THERE: He can run, he can hide but he can’t escape our love.



THE WHO: Jay-Z protégé Bridget Kelly

THE WHAT: Performing for a really wild crowd, made even wilder by Courvoisier Gold cocktails like the Sunset in Paris, Golden Bellini, Belle Rosé and Ginger C

THE WHERE: Courvoisier’s Toast to the Gold Life event at Atlanta hot spot Vanquish

WHY WE WISH WE WERE THERE: Bellinis are our favorite!


THE WHO: New Girl star Max Greenfield

THE WHAT: Cozying up to his main girl – wife Tess Sanchez

THE WHERE: Variety’s 3rd Annual Power of Comedy Event in L.A., Presented by Bing

WHY WE WISH WE WERE THERE: Good deed alert: the event raised cash for the Noreen Fraser Foundation for women’s cancer research.




THE WHO: Singer/songwriter Jewel – and her adorable 14-month-old son Kase

THE WHAT: Launching Pampers’ “Millions of Beautiful Morning Moments” campaign

THE WHERE: Her ranch in Stephenville, Texas

WHY WE WISH WE WERE THERE: We’re still humming “You Were Meant for Me.” Still.