Sia Is Jennifer Aniston's New BFF, Paris Hilton Snarls Traffic And More Inside Scoop
Hollywood Hearts Sia
Australian singer-songwriter and Los Angeles transplant Sia has become quite popular with the Hollywood crowd. An insider says the “Elastic Heart” artist recently has been “palling around” with Jennifer Aniston. Back in October, Overheard reported that Sia mingled with Orlando Bloom and Joni Mitchell after performing for a crowd that included Julia Roberts and Ashley Olsen at the Hammer Museum’s Gala in the Garden.
Chrissy Teigen & John Legend: Miles Teller Is "Awesome"
"Oh my God, he's so awesome!" model Chrissy Teigen gushed after she and her husband, R&B singer John Legend met the 28-year-old Whiplash actor at the opening of The Samsung Studio LA in West Hollywood on April 28. Teigen broke the ice when Legend introduced himself to Teller by telling her spouse to "stop acting so cool" and then explaining to Teller that her husband is "a huge fan" of actor and musician. Teller told Overheard that he'd come straight to the event -- which drew a crowd that included model and "Blurred Lines" music video star Emily Ratajkowski, actor Michael B. Jordan and pop singer Joe Jonas -- straight from wrapping the film Arms and the Dudes with Jonah Hill. Teller said the soiree, in which the VIP crowd was checking out Samsung's latest gadgets, including the Galaxy S6 Edge, before catching sets by DJ Kiss, DJ MOS and The Killers frontman-gone-solo Brandon Flowers, was his "date night" with girlfriend Keleigh Sperry. Legend and Teigen danced to Run-D.M.C.'s "It's Tricky" and, at the end of the song Teigen planted herself on the singer's lap to take a breather. Flowers' set included Killers' fan favorites "Mr. Brightside," "Crossfire," "Only the Young" and a cover of Robert Palmer's "Simply Irresistible." Also on hand to catch the performance was Taken actress Maggie Grace, who revealed that her fiance, How to Make Money Selling Drugs director Matthew Cooke popped the question to her in February on an airplane, "halfway between heaven and earth," she said.
Rita Ora & Ne-Yo Lead Charity Singalong
Dancing With the Stars contestant Rumer Willis and former American Idol judge Randy Jackson were among the guests who got to see Ne-Yo and Rita Ora lead a group of celebrity benefit-goers in a spirited version of Bill Withers’ classic “Lean on Me” at host, MS sufferer and advocate Nancy Davis’ annual Race to Erase MS benefit at the Hyatt Regency Century Plaza in Los Angeles on April 24. The singalong, a tradition at the 22-year-old event, took place after Ora performed a set that included “I Will Never Let You Down” and “Black Widow.” Ne-Yo sang a number of his hits, including “She Knows” and “Miss Independent.” Twelve-year-old YouTube rapper Matty B also performed. Paris Hilton -- who, according to her mother, will be DJ’ing at the Wynn Las Vegas Resort and Casino after the Floyd Mayweather-Manny Pacquiao fight on May 2, snarled traffic at the hotel’s valet parking station at the end of the night by spending 15 minutes looking for clothing in the back of her SUV while a row of cars and their fuming drivers waited behind her.
This story originally appeared in the May 9 issue of Billboard.