Divapalooza In WeHo
By Matthew Breen
Photo of Debbie Gibson performing at Revolver Aug. 9
Nobody gawks in L.A., supposedly. Super chill Angelenos are given a manual upon arrival that clearly stipulates proper celebrity-spotting procedure. From the Be Cool, You Might Be Famous One Day Too book: “Step 1: Do not approach the celebrity. Step 2: Smile naturally, and then look away, especially if they’re at the supermarket or wearing sweatpants. Step 3: Wait until the celebrity is out of earshot before totally nudging your friends in the ribs saying, ‘Did you see who that was? It was [Bob Barker/Thora Birch/Halle Berry/Amanda Bynes]*.’”
Except we totally do gawk, and stare too much, and take selfies with the celebrity in the background—which may be all the more reason the divas have been showing up at West Hollywood gay clubs lately. They often dig that kind of thing. Some recently spotted divas have projects to market—Cher’s got a new single in “Woman’s World,” Lady Gaga has a new single, “Applause”—and others just like a good time; Christina will soon have a new season of The Voice, so it’s not like she’s unemployed.
Xtina stopped by Eleven nightlclub in late July. She looked super cute and casual in tight jeans, a Mick Jagger t-shirt, and insanely high black heels (she took a short tumble off them upon her exit).
More recently Cher visited Rasputin on July 27, where RuPaul’s Drag Race contestant Chad Michaels performed in Cher drag and paid tribute to the singers who’s new “Woman’s World” hit the #1 spot on Billboard’s Club chart.
And Just this past Sunday, Lady Gaga stopped by megabar The Abbey, wearing a black bra and threadbare black booty shorts, flanked by members of Haus of Gaga, the creative team responsible for her outré hair and costume designs.
And Debbie Gibson, the original pop tart, performed Saturday August 9 at Revolver for the birthday celebration of co-owner Chris Miller. Gibson sang a medley of her own hits, before putting on a gold-flecked hat and performing a medley of other ’80s iconic songs from Michael Jackson, New Kids on the Block, and Tina Turner.
We’re waiting for you Liza!
*Celebrities I’ve actually seen hiking in Runyon Canyon.