The Q.C. and the D-List

Seems like fourth-tier celebs—hello, Jersey Shore castmates—have been dropping into Charlotte nightclubs left and right. A ploy to attract more patrons? Probably. Here, a look at which wannabe celebs made the Queen City home for one night.



Courtesy of MTV, Bravo TV, E Online

At times this year, Halo has become a makeshift reality star headquarters. The nightclub has held several installments of “Pure Wednesdays with the Tools,” where women take shots with cast members from VH1’s Tool Academy, including Angel Moore and Arian Mayer, who were there in April.

Notoriously foppish D-list celeb Scott Disick (of Keeping Up with the Kardashians fame) celebrated his twenty-seventh birthday at Butter NC with his baby mama Kourtney Kardashian (aka Kim Kardashian’s older sib) in tow. Butter co-owner and NASCAR driver Denny Hamlin hung with the couple in VIP.

In June, when Snooki’s appearance at Whiskey River was being promoted, it must’ve been to assure us that it would be the real her. The Jersey Shore star hosted a $300 Snook-Alike contest. Snooki—who picked the winning look-alike—reportedly rakes in $12,000 for club appearances. Ka-ching!

Before he was on Dancing with the Stars, Mike “The Situation” Sorrentino was dancing at Suite. Not wanting to be relegated to VIP, The Situation bounced around Suite, danced on tables, and even went shirtless (surprised?) to show off his famous abs.

This summer, Kim Zolciak and Kandi Burruss of The Real Housewives of Atlanta hit the road, visiting Charlotte in July with Bravo’s camera crews in tow. The ladies did a little afternoon barhopping, including a stop at the Thirsty Beaver Saloon in Plaza Midwood. Later that night, they performed at Tempo, where Zolciak took the stage to lip sync her iTunes hit “Tardy for the Party.”

More »Related Stories

50 Things Every Charlottean Should Do

The Story of Charlotte, Part 4: Whistles to War

Charlotte’s fight for the railroad, and the bigger battles that follow

Period.

The man who writes obituaries, the people who hire him, and what we learn from our last words

Around Town: Matthews

Fresh food, fresh faces, and an old way of life preserved

We invite your responses and discussion. Please refrain from personal attacks, profanity, commercial promotion, or non sequiturs.

Add your comment:

Newsletters

Stay up-to-date on all things Charlotte by siging up for our newsletters. Learn more by clicking here.

Blogs »


Poking the Hornet's Nest

Greg Lacour on Politics

The First Step Toward Same-Sex Marriage in North Carolina

A Very Large Array of political stories, including a step toward same-sex marriage and a Republican mayor's march on Washington against his own party.

Comments


Revue

Andy Smith on Charlotte Arts & Culture

Trailer Released for Charlotte-Filmed Tusk

Comments


Dusk Till Dawn

Jarvis Holliday Chronicles Charlotte's Nightlife and Social Scene, Straight No Chaser

The Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday Hot List of (Recurring) Social Events in Charlotte

Sometimes you want to “go out” early in the week, and you need a cool and happening place to go on a Monday, Tuesday, or Wednesday evening/night in Charlotte.

Comments


Dine & Dish

News, Notes, and Gossip About the Charlotte Restaurant Scene

Corn Season

Farmers markets are gearing up for the influx of corn - arguably the most go-to summer side

Comments


Charlotte at Home

Creating Your Space in the Queen City

Charlotte Quilt Week

With more than 450 quilts and dozens of workshops, this event is a must-do for quilters and admirers

Comments