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Marijuana Use is Not So Darling at The Darling Hotel, According to Joel Madden

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  Site Where: 80 Pyrmont Street, Pyrmont, NSW, Australia, 2009
June 21, 2013 at 11:18 AM | by | Comment (1)

What you do in a hotelroom is your own business, right? Not in Australia. And Joel Madden brought that point to life with his little gaffe at The Darling.

Good Charlotte's front-man was hanging out down under as a judge on the country's version of The Voice, all the while staying at Sydney's casino-turned-urban-resort. Now that the show has concluded and the winner has been crowned, Joel may have wanted to let off a little steam while relaxing overlooking the Sydney Harbour and sparked up a doobie. Hey, we might have to add that to our list.

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Crazed Fan Gets Too Close to Brad Pitt at the InterContinental Sydney

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  Site Where: 117 Macquarie Street, Sydney, NSW, Australia, 2000
June 14, 2013 at 10:05 AM | by | Comments (0)

The whole of Australia is a flutter with Brad Pitt touching down this week to promote his new movie, World War Z. Though this is Brad's first visit down under, he opted to leave Angie at home and take little Pax, possibly to pat some koalas or feed some kangaroos.

While in Sydney, father and son are staying in the lap of luxury at the centrally located, Intercontinental. The hotel is located smack dab in the middle of the city's most popular area, Circular Quay, and no doubt while Dad was busy doing his interviews, Pax and his carer hopped on a ferry to the Taronga Zoo for a quick Aussie animal fix.

Yet as busy as Brad can be on his inaugural visit, he did seem to attract some attention with the fans, and we're not talking about the good kind. One fan was hanging out in the basement parking garage waiting to catch a glimpse of Brad and, maybe get an autograph. After the fan approached Brad and Pax, the star's bodyguards quickly stepped in and tackled the man. Eventually, the police came to issue a 'move-on order' (the Aussie equivalent to a slap on the wrist) to the fan and the boys were off to their yacht cruise around the iconic harbor.

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After Sean Parker's Elaborate Wedding, Exactly How 'Green' Is Big Sur's Ventana Inn?

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  Site Where: 48123 Highway One [map], Big Sur, California, United States, 93920
June 7, 2013 at 12:18 PM | by | Comments (0)

We love to watch celebs drop huge amounts of money on their weddings, especially when they're at lavish resort hotels and feature star-studded guest lists and more decimal points than any one of us can imagine. The recent nuptials of Facebook co-founder, Sean Parker was no different to any other cashed-up internet mogul.

The details are like this: he paid $10 million to reserve the entire Ventana Inn. The Big Sur luxury eco-lodge played host to his "I dos" deep in the woods of their campground section that was reclaimed back to nature in 2007. Parker's wedding planner moved in building walls, water effects and fake ruins on the old campground to create the ultimate forest-themed wedding that would go down in The Parker Family history as a fairytale day.

Sounds all magical and beautiful, right? No doubt that the massive check he signed over to get a little privacy during their day created a truly memorable experience. One problem: the folks over at Ventana broke some rules —correction: laws— by allowing the guest to transform the redwood forest into a wedding site all without the compulsory permits.

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Taylor Swift Made It All About Her At the Fairmont Copley Plaza

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  Site Where: 138 Saint James Avenue [map], Boston, MA, United States, 02116
August 23, 2012 at 9:08 AM | by | Comments (2)

On a recent visit to Boston, Taylor Swift was inducted into the Hall of Fame for Celebrities Who Have Been Ignominiously Kicked Out Of Hotels (CWHBIKOOH), though as far as we know she hasn't written a song about it yet. According to the Daily Mail, the singer's time at the Fairmont Copley Plaza was cut short when someone at the hotel asked her to leave.

Taylor and her boyfriend, Conor Kennedy, were attending Conor's cousin's wedding, but when they showed up, the bride's mother, Victoria Gifford Kennedy, said she didn't want Taylor hogging all the attention away from her daughter's big day. In fact, she had already told Taylor, via text, she wasn't welcome, but Taylor showed up anyway. Real classy.

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Marriott's Edition Hotels is Locked Out in Waikiki

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  Site Where: 1777 Ala Moana Blvd [map], Honolulu, HI, United States, 96815
August 29, 2011 at 8:15 AM | by | Comments (5)

This used to be a happy place.

Uhoh. Remember that Edition Waikiki Lawsuit that the owners of the Edition Waikiki filed against Edition's parent company Marriott Hotels and visionary Ian Schrager a few months ago? Well things have just gotten really nasty.

The Wall Street Journal reports that over Saturday night, the owners changed the locks on the hotel doors, effectively shutting out Marriott.

In a dramatic move, the owners of the Waikiki Edition in Hawaii said Sunday that in the early morning hours they installed new management and changed the signs and locks on the hotel to reflect a new name, the Modern Honolulu. The changes were made in spite of a contract that allows Marriott to run the hotel as an Edition for 30 years.

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