DiCaprio at Kenichi for Mobli 2.0 launch party
The crowd parted for the man of the hour: Leonardo DiCaprio sailed through Kenichi sushi restaurant Saturday night during the Mobli version 2.0 launch party for SXSW. Looking slightly grizzled in a black sports cap, DiCaprio affably greeted folks on his way from a private dining room -- which served as a staging area, masked by Japanese screens -- to a group table, where he was quickly mobbed. Far more accessible were Tobey Maguire, Jared Leto, DJ Spooky and hometown hero Lukas Haas, whose mom, Emily Haas, served as den mother for this bunch of celebrated buddies.
Notably, Lance Armstrong has created a Mobli channel in partnership with the company.
GZA performs with Grupo Fantasma
Austin-based Latin funk band Grupo Fantasma will serve as the backing band for Wu-Tang Clan co-founder GZA on Saturday at the Haven Club (409 Colorado St.) as part of the Babygrande Records SXSW showcase.
GZA's upcoming album, "Dark Matter," is "informed by his longtime fascination with astronomy and quantum physics," according to a press release.
This isn't the first time Grupo has backed a high-profile musician — the band has performed with Prince on several occasions.
50 Cent at Austin Music Hall Friday
50 Cent will perform his album "Get Rich or Die Tryin'" as part of Eminem's Shady Records SXSW showcase on Friday at Austin Music Hall. Eminem announced the show last week on Twitter.
Houston family talks to Oprah tonight
LOS ANGELES — Whitney Houston's sister-in-law said she feared that drugs would end the singer's life.
In a partial transcript of an interview with Oprah Winfrey scheduled to air tonight, Patricia Houston said she would be "kidding herself" to say otherwise.
Patricia Houston, who was her sister-in-law's manager, was asked if she thought drugs would end up "taking" Whitney Houston. The "handwriting was kind of on the wall," she replied.
Bobbi Kristina, Whitney Houston's daughter with singer Bobby Brown, also was interviewed for "Oprah's Next Chapter" airing 8 p.m. on Winfrey's OWN channel. The 19-year-old discusses how she wants her mother to be remembered.
Dennis Quaid's wife files for divorce
Dennis Quaid's wife, Kimberly Buffington-Quaid, is ending their marriage. The couple, who wed in 2004, have 4-year-old twins, Thomas Boone and Zoe Grace together.
This was the third marriage for Quaid, who divorced Meg Ryan in 2001 and actress P.J. Soles in 1983.