GARY JOHNSON TALKS TO JENNIFER ANISTON?February 23, 2012Posted in Blog, News
Jennifer Aniston and Drew Carey could be big vote-getters, says Libertarian presidential candidate
Pauly D upstages rival talent in Vegas; Theophilus London’s password is a no-go at club
NEW YORK DAILY NEWS
Thursday, February 23, 2012, 6:00 AM
LIBERTARIAN presidential candidate Gary Johnson says he hasn’t actually talked to Jennifer Aniston or Drew Carey about being his running mate, but he tells us if they are interested, he’d consider them. “You would absolutely have to do that from an attention-getting standpoint,” Johnson said over coffee here Wednesday. But in Aniston’s case, he conceded, “Why on Earth would she do it?”
The Libertarian Party has pledged to get Johnson, an ex-Republican on the ballot in all 50 states. He hopes to poll at least 15% so he can debate President Obama and Mitt Romney, who he expects to be the GOP nominee. Johnson is pro-immigration, favors legalizing pot and is anti-gun control. “I don’t want to sound wacko,” he told us, but “if you want to prevent something [like Columbine] from happening again, require teachers to have a gun in the drawer of their desk.”
PAULY DELVECCHIO has still got it when it comes to the ladies. A bevy of beauties showed up early to see “Jersey Shore’s” Pauly D kick off his residency at Vanity Nightclub at the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas — and his opening act learned the hard way that the hotties were there for him.
A source at the show says when the rap group Three 6 Mafia invited the women in the crowd to come back to their place and see their Best Song Oscar — won in 2005 for “It’s Hard Out Here for a Pimp” from “Hustle & Flow” — the offer fell flat. Our source says the ladies had essentially tolerated the rappers’ set so they could jockey for position in front of the deejay booth where Delvecchio worked his charm. He strategically ended his set with Whitney Houston’s “It’s Not Right, But It’s Okay.”
THEOPHILUS LONDON wants everyone to join the party — he just might not be able to get you in. On Tuesday night, the rapper and deejay clued in his 63,611 Twitter followers to a “secret live show” he was doing at hot spot Le Baron. “Doors at 9pm! Show time 10pm!! Password is watts,” London tweeted. Alas, when fans showed up at the Mulberry St. club with the password, it didn’t help them: The Absolut vodka-sponsored concert was guest-list only, and the chosen few heard London perform his new single, “Hey Big Spender,” featuring A$AP Rocky.
MICHAEL BAY celebrated his 47th birthday like a bad boy. The movie director held a blowout bash at Miami’s LIV nightclub Friday inside the Fontainebleau Hotel, where, appropriately enough, he was feted with a “Transformers” cake. Bay partied with Joe Jonas, producer buddy Jerry Bruckheimer and a bevy of blonds at the club until 3 a.m., but a source tells us the night was just beginning. Bay brought the party back to his Miami mansion, where it lasted until
8 a.m. Snoop Dogg would be proud.
SCENE STEALERS: Hip-hop heads said goodbye to a favorite Brooklyn venue Monday. After 10 years of hosting Dave Chappelle, Slick Rick, KRS-One, Big Daddy Kane and other greats, the Park Slope club hosted its final show with a blowout featuring underground acts Artifacts, Jean Grae and Nice from Nice & Smooth. Owner Matty Roff got on stage to thank revelers for their support before a four-deejay tag team rocked the venue until closing time. … Patti Stanger shopping with a friend at Century 21 in the Financial District. … Flex Mussels on W. 13th, capitalizing on Lin-sanity with a T-shirt reading: “Mussel Tov, Jeremy Lin!”. … A Roosevelt Hotel patron offering Elijah Wood a South Beach Smoke electronic cigarette while he was outside the L.A. inn lighting up a real one.