Visiting Dignitaries

Justin Bieber Will Sue You for $5 Million If You Tweet From His Dumb House Parties

I was like selfie, selfie, selfie, ohhhhh (Photo: YouTube)

If you are ever #blessed enough to get an invitation to one of Justin Bieber’s house parties, take plenty of sneaky Snapchats because you won’t be able to permanently document it. TMZ obtained a waiver that guests are required to sign before entering Bieber du Monde barring them from publicly discussing it on social media, like Twitter, Instagram or on, or their ilk. Read More

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Rumor Roundup: The Winklevoss Twins Take Hollywood and Branch Moves Up and Out

Hukkster Holiday Party Hosted By Louise Roe And Founders Katie Finnegan And Erica Bell

Lala Land When you plunk down $18 million in hard-won settlement earnings on an 8,000 sq. ft. manse with “a jetliner view of L.A.” you don’t just around on the couch watching Bravo. Especially not if your names are Cameron and Tyler Winklevoss.

The strapping venture capitalists recently hosted two parties at their new Hollywood Hills home. The first was feting Katie Finnegan and Erica Bell, cofounders of the fashion startup Hukkster, which recently scored a $1 million seed round from the duo. Guests included actor Jason Lewis (Samatha’s boyfriend to the rest of us).  Read More

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The 15 SXSW Parties You Really, Really Don’t Want to Miss

They are thinking about parties.

This is a guest post from Gary Sharma (aka “The Guy with the Red Tie”), founder & CEO of GarysGuide and proud owner of a whole bunch of black suits, white shirts and, at last count, over 40 red ties. You can follow him at @garysguide and reach him at gary [at]

As y’all know, SXSW (a.k.a. “Sundance for the Geek Set”) is less than two weeks away. And ya know what that means. Time to put into place a plan of action on how you gonna be partaying and taking Austin by storm! So to make your life easier to gorge on all those tears-of-joy-inducing Nuclear Tacos and drool-generating Salt Lick BBQs I’ve put together The Definitive Guide to SXSW Interactive 2012 Parties! And of course, it comes with my special commentary & notes to help you make sense of all the madness! You’re welcome. Read More

New Startup On the Block

Startup Nomads Behind Gay Cruising App Scruff Settle in Manhattan

johnny scruff

The team behind Scruff and Perry Street Software (three full-time employees, one part-timer) has been a startup adrift, traveling and working from various locations including San Francisco, Las Vegas, and L.A. But Scruff is finally putting down roots in New York. “We love NYC. It’s the most amazing city in the world,” founder John Skandros told Betabeat in an email. “We are still deciding where we want to set up. Our broker found us some pretty awesome spaces near Union Square and Chelsea, both on high floors with city views. We need a cool space since we plan to throw many parties there!” Read More