Sunday, May 19, 2013

CANNES---PARTYING AT VEGALUNA WITH PARIS HILTON!

KEE@FSWMAG.COM
CANNES IS SO AWASHED WITH STARS AND CELEBRITIES IT WAS NOT DIFFICULT TO BUMP INTO ONE OR TWO EVERY NIGHT.
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Paris Hilton and Kee Hua Chee. She commented on his golden dragon sweater and massive ring
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Paris Hilton presses her chest against Kee Hua Chee who almost passed out from excitement from such intimate contact. Then again, Paris met Kee at Basel Watch & Jewel Fair some years ago and were on the same flight from London to Cannes!
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Shaan Chan, daughter of Dato Farah Khan of The Farah Khan Collection and Paris Hilton who wore Farah Khan in Bali for her shoot and continued wearing the fab dresses in New York and elsewhere! At the back is River Viiperi, the bf of Paris Hilton
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Kassandra Kassim wore Farah Khan sequinned shift
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Kassandra Kassim, producer of Newsmakers Unplugged, River Viiperi and Paris Hilton
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Shaan Chan, River Viiperi and Paris Hilton. The dour, sour, never smiling guy is not Victoria Beckham but Paris's minder
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Shaan Chan and Paris Hilton
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Kee Hua Chee accidentally blocking Paris Hilton
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I told Paris Hilton Q was my sister so she hugged her! How lucky can one get?
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I asked Paris Hilton to pose with her boyfriend River Viiperi and they obliged!
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I asked Paris to kiss River Viiperi as proof she loved him and she did! Grinned River Viiperi as he pointed at her, "I am gonna marry this girl!"
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Shaan Chan did not want to be left out so she tried doing same to Kee Hua Chee
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"I am NOT marrying this girl!" declared Kee Hua Chee
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To avoid being kissed by a member of the female species, Kee Hua Chee wisely shoved his forefinger into his capacious mouth
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To avoid being kissed by Henry Golding, Shaan Chan followed Kee Hua Chee's tactic and poked a finger into her mouth
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Kassandra Kassim, waiter, Henry Golding and Shaan Chan
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Kee Hua Chee found his match as he lost the tongue licking contest to Gael the sexy Frenchman with an aristocratic background as he is related to Marie Antoinette L1380946.JPG
Shaan Chan dumped Kee and went for Gael instead so she could get a coveted EU passport
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Frank Nelwan, Henry Golding, Kaiser and Kassandra Kassim
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Paris Hilton, bodyguard and bf River Viiperi leaving Vegaluna beach club around 2.15 am


Last night, I went with Kassandra Kassim's Newsmakers Unplugged (this series will air sometime in August 2013 on StarWorld channel) to 3 clubs and bumped into Paris Hilton and her entourage (since when do superstars travel alone?) at Vegaluna Beach Club.

The party at Vegaluna club was organised by Torch Entertainment which is owned by Jonny Dodge, London's top impresario, highend event organiser and party planner. 

Jonny Dodge is co-owner of top people's club Aura at posh Mayfair together with Tan Sri Tony Fernandes of AirAsia. Jonny Dodge is also the London partner of Dato Nancy Yeoh who helped her organise STYLOlympics last year.

Dodge is involved in organising some of Cannes' swankiest parties under his Torch company. And Vegaluna is one such venue. It is basically a temporary tent set by the beach, literally next to the sea as I could see the banks of sand piled high as buffer in case a storm sends high waves crashing into the dance floor.

The beaches of Cannes are lined with white tents sponsored by big companies promoting their goods and services.

I first went to La Plage Orange or The Orange Beach Club where Moet & Chandon flowed as endless as the Mediterranean sea. There was no show but the food and champagne more than made up for it. I danced a bit and some clubbers took my photos as usual.

Then the Newsmakers Unplugged gang and I walked 5 minutes to another tent which was the Vegaluna club.

The deejay was Mark Ronson one of the world's best and was an attraction. However the star was Paris Hilton who sat in the VIP table with 6 friends and surrounded by 3 burly body guards.

I took photos of Paris Hilton enjoying herself as she stood and danced and laughed. One or two of her friends waved at me to stop taking photos which irked me so I carried on. After all, she posed for me at Nice Airport as we arrived on the same plane!

A waiter then came to me and said I must stop or I had to leave Vegaluna. So I said something in Hokkien to him and stormed off in a huff and puff.

As the Newsmakers Unplugged table was 12 feet away, I started plotting. At the rate Paris Hilton was drinking, er, orange juice and mineral water, I calculated she had to go to the loo within the next 30 minutes.

True enough, after 20 minutes of waiting, Paris Hilton, her bf River Viiperi and burly minder went to the loo. I wondered if I should waylay her in the loo but since I could not enter the Ladies, I decided to wait. No point harrassing River Viiperi in the men's loo as peeping at his lan chiau as he peed might pissed him off bigtime and one must always be in the good books of lovers, secretaries and PAs.

So I waited in the foyer of Vegaluna club where she had no choice but to walk past me to reach her table.

She took such a long time I thought she left but her entourage was still at her table so she must still be there.

Like the Bible says, all good things come to those who wait and sure enough, Paris Hilton appeared. I called to her and she smiled back. 

"We were on the same flight from London to Nice. Do you remember me?" I asked.

She replied, "Ya, you took my photos nonstop!"

I grinned, "Can I continue to do the same?"

"Sure," said the affable and charming superstar.  To my amazement River Viiperi took my camera and begun clicking away! 

Shaan Chan, daughter of Dato Farah Khan president of Melium Group and owner/creator of The Farah Khan Collection then came and introduced herself, "Hi Paris, I am the daughter of Farah Khan,"

Paris's eyes lit up, "Oh how nice to meet you. I had a fabulous time in Bali and Farah was so sweet to give me some of her dresses from her collection. I wore them not only in Bali but also in many other places as they are so lovely!"

Paris rewarded Shaan Chan with a kiss and chatted with Kassandra Kassim, producer and conceptualiser of Newsmakers Unplugged.

Paris Hilton is such a darling! Always sweet, smiling and obliging to be photographed. A true superstar! She will stop and pose nicely when she sees photographers pressing their buttons and never puts on an act or appear arrogant.

Vegaluna closed at 2.30 am and Shaan Chan, Henry Golding, Gael and myself walked across the Croisette to Carlton hotel where another party was going on in the lounge.

Shaan bought a bottle of champagne and we tried in vain to finish it in Carlton Lounge before adjoining to Petite Club (Little Club) to collapse in a heap. After recovering, we phoned Kaiser to come pick us up. And so ended another champagne-fuelled party in Cannes at the 66th Film Festival!
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Paris Hilton (second from right) hosting her table
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I climbed on a nearby table for this bird's eye view of Paris Hilton seated next to bf River Viiperi
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Paris Hilton wears sunglasses at night
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Paris Hilton and lover River Viiperi and gang looking glam
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Nice cleavage
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Someone gave a bling shades to Paris who happily tries it on
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Big bling glasses but see-through
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Rhinestone cowgirl?
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Paris Hilton looked better in dark shades
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My Leica camera created this stunning 3-D effect of Paris's glasses
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Paris's diamond-studded watch worth RM 4 million was given to her by boyfriend River Viiperi
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Good time
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Fun fun fun
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Famous deejay and music producer Mark Ronson
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Mark Ronson heating up Vegaluna beach club
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Mark Ronson was flown in from New York
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Mark Ronson
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Shaan, Henry, Gael and Robert at Orange beach club
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Shaan, Henry and Robert at Orange beach club
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Kee Hua Chee was a sensation at Orange Beach Club 
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Cannes never knew what hit it. Many called it the Kee Tsunami
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Nurses were on hand in case guests fainted over Kee Hua Chee's antics
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Champagne is the best cure
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Champagne is the cure for all ailments
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Khalid needs some tender loving care
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If champagne fails, a kiss will do the trick
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Khalid had a hard-on and the nurses quickly covered his groin with their first aid kit as this is a conservative family blog for children
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Kee Hua Chee controlled himself
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Down, boy, down
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I plan to grow my hair this long
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His hair is real as I pulled it and it stayed put
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My hair will look like this soon
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Good time at Orange beach club
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Henry Golding does it with 2 fingers
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Orange beach club
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The object must be very small
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Shaan, Henry and Robert
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Shaan, Henry, Gael and Robert
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Hot hunk at right!
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As usual, Henry Golding examines a girl's boobs
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Now he eyes Kassandra's ample assets
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"She has two!" says Henry Golding as he licks his lips in anticipation
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Mark Ronson dedicating the song to them
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"I can get mine up like this in 1 second," declared Henry Golding
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Four limbs are better than two

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Shaan Chan, Henry Golding and Gael at Carlton hotel lounge across the road from Vegaluna beach club
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Henry Golding, Shaan, Patrick and Gael
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Same as above, nothing's changed
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As expected, a lady came to pay homage to Kee Hua Chee by asking to be photographed with him
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She sported a similar ring but conceded defeat as Kee Hua Chee's ring was bigger, bolder, better and flashier
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At Petite Club in Carlton hotel
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Charlie Chaplin was among the guests
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And I thought he was dead
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Charlie Chaplin and Kee Hua Chee
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Kee Hua Chee and Asad Shan
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Maurice, Kee Hua Chee and Asad Shan
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Khaldun aka Khalid and Henry Golding
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Khalid aka Khaldun and Henry Silvering aka Golding
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Shaan, Khalid and Henry
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Shaan, Khalid and Henry
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Gael and Robert at La Plage Orange aka Orange Beach Club
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Gael and Robert
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Khalid and Kee Hua Chee and Orange Beach Club
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Khalid and Kee 
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Shaan and Kee Hua Chee
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Khalid and Jimmy Wong
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Khalid and Jimmy Wong
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Khalid and Jimmy Wong
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I notice one always smiles and one never
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Jimmy Wong is not smiling now
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Still refusing to smile
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Finally Khalid smiled! This is a historic photo!
I took 4,328 shots before I got one with  Khalid smirking
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Khalid and Gael