It’s only appropriate that some of the biggest names in Hollywood (and reality TV) are hosting soirees on the biggest party night of the year. Here’s the lowdown on where the stars will be ringing in 2011.
Who: Jay-Z and Coldplay
Where: The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas
Party 411: This uber-exclusive, invite-only NYE party will feature performances by Jay-Z and Chris Martin-fronted Coldplay (and, most likely, sightings of their famous wives, Beyoncé and Gwyneth Paltrow). A bevy of other stars are also expected to attend: Jennifer Lopez and Marc Anthony, Mark Wahlberg, Alex Rodriguez, Ellen Pompeo — and the list goes on.
Who: Nicole “Snooki” Polizzi
Where: Times Square or the Jersey Shore
Party 411: Snooki is going to have one seriously crazy NYE. The pint-sized “Jersey Shore” star was scheduled to climb inside a human-sized ball and drop from the roof of 1515 Broadway. However, reports have now surfaced that MTV may relocate to the Jersey Shore because of city opposition.
Who: Jenni “JWoww” Farley
Where: Amnesia NYC
Party 411: After she attends MTV’s countdown to midnight in Times Square, JWoww will head over to Amnesia to host this five-hour open-bar party. $125-$235.
Who: Adrian Grenier (and The Honey Brothers)
Where: Good Units at the Hudson New York
Party 411: When Adrian Grenier isn’t on the set of “Entourage,” he’s on stage with his band, The Honey Brothers. Adrian and the rest of his bandmates (including a guy named Ari Gold — just a coincidence!) will perform and lead the countdown to 2011. $150-$195.
Who: Kim Kardashian
Where: TAO Las Vegas
Party 411: For $200, partygoers can catch a glimpse of Miss Kardashian swigging Champagne and dancing at one of her favorite nightspots (she also held her 30th birthday party earlier this year at TAO).
Where: PURE in Las Vegas
Party 411: Rihanna will host the bash at this mega-club inside Caesars Palace. The public can join along in RiRi’s celebration for $200.
Where: LAX in Las Vegas for NYE and PURE for New Year’s Day
Party 411: In true Diddy fashion, the rapper is making a whole weekend out of ringing in 2011. He’ll host a NYE “gala” at LAX followed by a New Year’s Day bash at PURE.
Where: W South Beach
Party 411: DJs Sinatra, Phresh and Jacomino will spin tunes as Drake leads the countdown to 2011. Partygoers here are shelling out major dough — tickets start at $425.
Who: Nicki Minaj
Where: Mansion in Miami
Party 411: There will be pink, pink and more pink at Nicki Minaj’s “All Pink Everything” bash. Tickets start at $125.