MIAMI – (CBS4) – From the sands of South Beach to the desert winds in Las Vegas, the stars were partying hard this New Year’s Eve and many of South Florida’s biggest celebs went to Sin City to ring in 2011.

Celebrity photographer Seth Browarnik was at the all new Cosmopolitan Las Vegas at the marquis club for the grand opening weekend. His photos made it on the well-viewed New York Post’s page 6.

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“It’s usually Vegas-Miami, Miami-Vegas, every New Year,” he said. “This time, Vegas was bigger, but Miami was still hopping.”

From J-Lo and Marc Anthony to A-Rod and Cameron Diaz even Gwyneth Paltrow and Chris Martin were feeling the Vegas vibe. Also, spotted along the strip were Kanye, Jay Z and Rhianna who rapped and drank Jay Z’s private label champagne “Ace of Spades.”

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Back in South Florida, two days before the new year, Browarnik spotted David Arquette partying a bit too hard at Liv, the Fontainebleau Hotel’s nightclub in Miami Beach. That was just a few days before he checked himself into rehab.

“His face was black and blue, his nose was broken and he said it was from doing the worm dance,” Browarnik said.

New Year’s Eve at Mansion hip-hop star Nicki Minaj partied the night away, while down the street at Wall at W South Beach, Glee’s Matthew Morrison and actor Chase Crawford hung out. Rapper Drake did the countdown and performed.

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Proving there’s never a party without a Kardashian, Kourtney was terrific in teal at Plunge at the Gansevoort.

Lisa Petrillo