Aguilera & Co. To Throw New Year's Bash

Christina Aguilera performs on stage in Frankfurt/Main, 05 December 2006, at the start of her German tour. AFP PHOTO DDP/ALEX KRAUS GERMANY OUT (Photo credit should read ALEX KRAUS/AFP/Getty Images) ALEX KRAUS/AFP/Getty Images

If you are a celebrity, there's one party that's sure to be on your hit list this weekend, says club-owner Michael Satsky, who is throwing a New Year's Eve bash with songstress Christina Aguilera, music producer Rich Kleiman, and celebrity blogger Perez Hilton in New York City.

The premiere event, beginning at 10 p.m. Sunday night, is taking place at the Hudson Hotel instead of Satsky's Manhattan hot spot, Stereo, which caters to patrons like Lindsay Lohan on a regular basis.

"I thought that doing a production at a place that predominantly does not do events is always a nice touch," says Satsky, who is pals with Aguilera's husband of over a year, Jordan Bratman.

The winter wonderland themed event will feature a $50,000 tent covering about 2,500 square feet of outdoor space — garnered with Christmas lights, stunning ice sculptures and food catered by Hudson Cafeteria. DJs Doug Grayson, fresh from a tour with Jay Z, and M.O.S., will be spinning throughout the night.

Aguilera is performing on Dick Clark's "New Year's Rockin' Eve" special at Times Square and is due to arrive at the party before 1 a.m. She is not scheduled to perform.

Satsky is keeping the celebrity guest list under wraps for now "because I want everyone to feel comfortable and everyone not to feel like the word is out that they're coming."

So far, actor Topher Grace, singer Alicia Keys and Ivanka Trump have been named but Satsky says that every guest in attendance will be a friend of a friend. ("The buddy system. That really what it's all about," he says.)

Throughout the party planning, Aguilera and her husband had one special request. "I guess Jordan and his crew, their favorite beer is Heineken light … Heineken is our sponsor but they wanted Heineken light, a new product that was just released that she enjoyed on her European tour," he says. About 150 cases of Heineken and Heineken Light were ordered for the event, which is expecting 1,000 guests.

If Lohan should show up at the Hudson Hotel on Sunday, Satsky seems certain that a Heineken won't be in her hand. Earlier this week the actress — who has been attending Alcoholics Anonymous — was hanging out at Stereo. "She was chugging her favorite Evian water, always with a bottle of Evian these days," he says.
  • Amy Bonawitz

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