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Jay-Z’s pre-concert spa outing

Did Jay-Z seem extra refreshed and rejuvenated to you during the Watch the Throne concert with Kanye West?

Did Jay-Z seem extra refreshed and rejuvenated to you during the Watch the Throne concert with Kanye West?

If you attended Jay-Z’s Watch the Throne concerts with Kanye West at Philips over the weekend and thought the rapper looked as radiant as his gorgeous expectant wife Beyonce, we might know why.

He made a stop by the spa before the show, we’re told.

Our source is Giovanni DiPalma, the  effervescent restaurateur whose Westside spot, Antico Pizza, has cultivated a seriously famous following. Actors Chris Rock, Ryan Reynolds and Jason Bateman, along with NFL quarterback Tom Brady, are just a few of the notable diners who have been by for a slice or two.

So we weren’t all that surprised when DiPalma told us he ran into Jay-Z and NBA player LeBron James at the St. Regis hotel Thursday.

DiPalma rolled up to the elegant hotel in his jaw-dropping ride — a drop-top Aston Martin — one thing led to another, and soon all three guys decided to rejuvenate with facials and massages at the Remede Spa in the St. Regis.

Noted DiPalma: “Real men do spa!”

- Jennifer Brett/The Buzz/jbrett@ajc.com

35 comments Add your comment

carla roqs

October 31st, 2011
10:05 am

i sooooooo cannot help you here.

William

October 31st, 2011
10:39 am

WOW…this ??? Really???? what a waste of web space

sugarpikegang

October 31st, 2011
10:45 am

Occupy Wall Street one week…The St. Regis spa the next. I’m really proud of Kanye’s efforts.

girl six

October 31st, 2011
10:54 am

is beyonce truly preggers?

VoiceOfReason

October 31st, 2011
10:57 am

love sugarpikegang!

The Producer

October 31st, 2011
10:59 am

WHO GIVES A FLIP….

Safensound45

October 31st, 2011
11:11 am

My daughter saw Kanye West at the I-85-Clairmont Road Waffle House last Thursday w/body guards in tact…yeah, well, ok…

kC

October 31st, 2011
11:12 am

OK? My family has been successful in the restaurant business for years and NO ONE drives an Aston Martin. Especially someone with a pizza place! So, what else does Giovanna sell?

Competing Restaurateur

October 31st, 2011
11:20 am

Definitely a fake story and a shameless promotion for Antico Pizza. Free advertising, pure genius!

Captain Midnight

October 31st, 2011
11:24 am

“all three guys decided to rejuvenate with facials and massages”
AJC, this is the gayist article you’ve ever printed.

Shea

October 31st, 2011
11:30 am

Who cares????

Wow

October 31st, 2011
11:35 am

“DiPalma rolled up to the elegant hotel in his jaw-dropping ride — a drop-top Aston Martin — one thing led to another, and soon all three guys decided to rejuvenate with facials and massages at the Remede Spa in the St. Regis.”

Quite possibly the gayest thing I’ve ever read.

buckhead benny

October 31st, 2011
11:36 am

yeah, I like where you had to include what the author Dipalma of this supposed story told you he was driving up to in the St. Regis as to glamorize himself or perhaps one of your friends- You must be on the take behind the scenes because this does not appear to be an authentic piece but a plug for one of your buds.

ABC

October 31st, 2011
11:40 am

If the Antico guy can afford an Aston-Martin, he doesn’t need my business. I’ve been thinking about trying the place out since I’ve heard great things about their pizza. After hearing about his “ride” I won’t be spending a single cent there. Your free marketing just backfired.

Jay Spot

October 31st, 2011
11:54 am

http://www.thajayspot.com check us out we were there….for more detail

Edward Murrow

October 31st, 2011
11:55 am

I smell a Pulitzer.

Jason

October 31st, 2011
12:08 pm

Typical Jennifer Brett “reporting”.

Mike Hunt

October 31st, 2011
12:09 pm

Jay-Z and Kanye are a couple of racists who continue to get a “pass” from the white liberal media…yes, give them a pass for their past racist comments and songs…and why the pass you ask??? Because the white liberals still feel guilty about social injustices that occurred decades ago!

RJ's Wife

October 31st, 2011
12:11 pm

zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz………

Jason

October 31st, 2011
12:13 pm

Mike: So being a while conservative racist excuses you from being one as well?

James

October 31st, 2011
12:22 pm

This just confirms my belief that Beyonce was impregnated though artificial insemenation and that the “marriage” is a sham..

Vince

October 31st, 2011
12:42 pm

@sugarpikegang – if you read or could read, it says DiPalma, Jay-Z and LeBron James not KANYE !!

So we weren’t all that surprised when DiPalma told us he ran into Jay-Z and NBA player LeBron James at the St. Regis hotel Thursday.

DiPalma rolled up to the elegant hotel in his jaw-dropping ride — a drop-top Aston Martin — one thing led to another, and soon all three guys decided to rejuvenate with facials and massages at the Remede Spa in the St. Regis.

EMMA

October 31st, 2011
12:58 pm

@ RJ’s Wife zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz………………….. I totally agree!!!!!!

That Dude Devin

October 31st, 2011
1:10 pm

He can afford a 1000 facials with the over priced tickets he’s peddling .

Jef

October 31st, 2011
1:20 pm

This was an advertisement disgused as a useless gossip. Eat at Antico’s!

jt

October 31st, 2011
1:40 pm

@ Mike Hunt

October 31st, 2011
12:09 pm

Jay-Z and Kanye are a couple of racists who continue to get a “pass” from the white liberal media…yes, give them a pass for their past racist comments and songs…and why the pass you ask??? Because the white liberals still feel guilty about social injustices that occurred decades ago!

You reached awfully far on this idiotic statement! Get real dude!

carla roqs

October 31st, 2011
1:43 pm

ummmmm, people? i think it was just a primer for the next article. jennifer brett always writes about who was spotted where: white, AA, green or blue. that IS what the blog is for, you know?

AB

October 31st, 2011
1:57 pm

Jennifer, how do you deal with these idiot commenters day after day!

Jennifer Brett

October 31st, 2011
2:08 pm

AB:

It’s a character-building experience.

Jennifer

Paul From Milton

October 31st, 2011
2:50 pm

Some reporters get the scoop on city hall scandals. Others get the scoop on facials. Whatever.

Jennifer Brett

October 31st, 2011
3:13 pm

You’re correct. Some reporters cover City Hall. Some cover entertainment and celebs. This is the celeb/entertainment blog. Here is a link to the Atlanta/Fulton news page: http://www.ajc.com/news/atlanta/

Jennifer

carla roqs

October 31st, 2011
3:23 pm

oh snap! hilarious!!! jennifer brett snapped. love it.

ABC

October 31st, 2011
4:24 pm

Still not ever eating at Antico if the owner can just “roll up” in an Aston-Martin and pick up a couple of rappers for a spa day. Sorry he doesn’t get my hard-earned money.

AJ

October 31st, 2011
4:29 pm

Must be nice!

girl six

November 1st, 2011
8:23 am

@abc– a li’l jealous, are you?