New Year's In Brazil Wrap Up


  • DSquared2's Dean and Dan Caten were spotted in Ipanema on new year's eve along with Neil Barrett.
  • Isabeli Fontana spent new year's in Fernando de Noronha with her boyfriend and her kids. Rodrigo Santoro, Javier Bardem, and Penelope Cruz were also seen on the island.
  • Cafe de la Musique was the place to be in Florianópolis on new year's eve. Models Alessandra Ambrósio, Izabel Goulart, Renata Maciel, Fernanda Motta, and actors Duda Nagle, Malvino Salvador, and Sérgio Marone, all partied at the restaurant.
  • Actor Reynaldo Gianecchini was spotted in Bahia over the weekend.
  • Rachel Zoe's assistant Brad Goreski has some Rio shopping tips to offer.
  • Natalia Vodianova spent new year's in Punta del Este. Rumor here is that she and her husband Justin Portman have split up.
  • View more pictures of the fireworks show in Copacabana.
  • 522 tons of garbage were collected in Rio on the 1st of January. In Copacabana alone, 1,300 people worked to remove all the garbage before dawn.
  • Torrential rains, floods, and mudslides in Angra dos Reis have killed 47 people over the last four days. On Friday night, the Sankay Inn resort and neighboring houses completely disappeared as a mountain collapsed as mud in the island of Ilha Grande. 221 homes in Angra dos Reis have been evacuated and closed off  this morning while rescue efforts are still in effect. The vice mayor of the city has estimated that the city will spend around R$ 250 million to start cleaning up the damage. Pictures of the tragedy are available at O Dia Online and Terra. Donations to the victims can be done over the phone at (24)3367.8107, or directly at Banco do Brasil, under Prefeitura de Angra - Calamidade Pública, agency 0460-x and acount number 74500-6.


Not that she's a celebrity per se, but you put Brad (who my ex boyfriend Leandro saw at the Week), so I figured I'd let you know I was laying next to (former) Countess Luanne from Real Housewives of New York in front of the Fasano, where she was staying. Bravo stars all over this year :)

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