Katy Perry sat in a corner table and got caught kissing Russell Brand. The two of them have known each other for a while and had to kiss in a scene for Brand’s upcoming film Get Him to the Geek.
Nearby at Abe & Arthurs (formerly Lotus) Warner Music had their own party where DJ Premier showed up wearing a T-shirt with a photo of himself and DJ AM, who died last week. DJ D-Nice spun for Green Day, Sean Garrett, Gabrielle Union, Maino and DJ Premier. Diddy somehow got there before I did, which made me wonder if there are two Diddys out there.
I made this joke to my companions and we headed over to Jay-Z’s party over at 1 Oak. As we got to the door, I saw Diddy and his crew get into a scuffle with police and security. Everyone calmed down quickly (I assume the police wanted to question him for being in three places at once) and inside I ran into Kimora Lee Simmons, who I hadn’t seen since the opening of JCPenney’s Manhattan. She was there with her husband Djimon Hounsou, Kim Kardashian, and Cassie.The entire club – including Jay-Z and Rihanna – sang along to Alicia Keys’ chorus in Jay Z’s stirring new hit "Empire State of Mind."