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Celebrity Sightings:

Posted by Maryanne Salvat On October - 15 - 2011
Hazel Garcia, Evrice Cornelius, Kira Alvarado, Matt Heien, Mike Sincere, Maytee Martinez

Hazel Garcia, Evrice Cornelius, Kira Alvarado, Matt Heien, Mike Sincere, Maytee Martinez

Models, designers, fans and friends came out to Books and Book last Thursday in South Beach to celebrate with bestselling author Mike Sincere during the book signing of his new book, The Last Au Pair.   As you might have guessed from the title, the book tells the story of an Au Pair who moves to South Beach only to discover life here isn’t as glamorous as she thought.

Miami Heat coach Erik Spoelstra attended Pilates in the Grove’s Pink Ribbon Launch event last week benefitting the Florida Breast Cancer Foundation.  Other attendees included Jason Rosenhaus of Sports Rosenhaus Representation, who happens to be Drew Rosenhaus’ brother on whom the character, Jerry Maguire, was based.

In town for the Miami leg of his first comedy tour in three years, Chris Tucker visited The Forge Restaurant | Wine Bar with three others in tow.  The funny man, who hosted his Rush Hour 3 movie release event at The Forge a few years ago, returned to see the newly renovated space and to try one of the restaurant’s lobster and peanut butter sandwiches, a few other dishes and a little wine.  Guests were stopping by Tucker’s table to pose for photos with the friendly, fast-talking actor, who is set to film a new movie, The Playbook opposite Bradley Cooper.

Actor Leland Orser who is in town filming Starz Network’s new Magic City series dined at Zuma last Sunday evening.

Joseph “Fat Joe” Antonio Cartagena was at The Forge  with a party of five.

Underground rapper Big Krit performed a live concert at Revolution Live in Fort Lauderdale followed by a wind-down session at his after party at Club Play.

Kevin Durant took some time off from his summer playground basketball tour to celebrate his birthday at Club Play. The event was attended by most of his Oklahoma City Thunder teammates including James Harden, Eric Maynor, Serge Ibaka, and former Miami Heat player Daequan Cook. NBA veterans Antoine Walker, Nazr Mohammed and James Posey were also in the house.

Celebrity Sightings:

Posted by Maryanne Salvat On October - 14 - 2011

adrianaVictoria’s Secret supermodel Adriana Lima was seen having lunch with basketball star husband Marko Jaric at Makoto in Bal Harbour Shops.

Christian Slater made it a taco night as he went to the popular Rocco’s Taco’s in Fort Lauderdale.

In town for his comedy show, Chris Tucker bounced around South Beach and was seen lounging poolside at Mondrian South Beach with a few friends before his performance. Following his show, Tucker was spotted at celebrity magnet, Prime 112 where he and his group enjoyed a nice steak dinner.

Famed music producer Timbaland dined at Asia de Cuba at Mondrian South Beach with a group of friends. Stopping in for a late-night snack, the group indulged in a few drinks and some delicious food before calling it a night.

While the Dolphins are far from having a winning season, celebs still seem to flock to their games. Spotted at the Patriots game, on September 12 were:  Marc Anthony, Fergie, Josh Duhamel, Taylor Lautner, Hank Williams, Jr., Will Smith, Dwyane Wade, Alonzo Mourning, Dennis Rodman, Pitbull, Dan Marino, Sean Kingston, Rick Ross and William Levy.  

Emilio Estefan, Luis Fonsi, Pharrell Williams and William Levy were in the house at the Houston game on September 18.

Celebrity Sightings- Miami:

Posted by Maryanne Salvat On September - 22 - 2011

tyra“Top Model” Tyra Banks was seen about town promoting her new book, Modelland.  The graceful beauty checked into the Mondrian South Beach and was seen having lunch at the popular Asia de Cuba. 

Internationally acclaimed artist Galeet Dardashti performed at the world premiere of Monajat at Next@19th on Saturday, September 3.  A full house welcomed the Iranian composer and singer as she combined Persian melodies with electronic elements, accompanied by dynamic video projections designed by Dmitry Kmelnitsky.

Celebrity Sightings:

Posted by Maryanne Salvat On September - 7 - 2011

michael-jordan-1Basketball super hero turned Hanes undies spokesman Michael Jordan dined with friends at Rocco’s Tacos & Tequila Bar in West Palm Beach over the weekend. Jordan chatted with excited fans while enjoying Rocco’s authentic Mexican cuisine.

Transformers’ director Michael Bay and football star Reggie Bush were spotted at LIV over the weekend, enjoying DJ sets by internationally renowned DJ Avicii over the weekend. 

Mega TV’s Maria Elvira Salazar was spotted at Cleber Lopez Salon in Coral Gables.

Celebrity Sightings:

Posted by Maryanne Salvat On August - 31 - 2011

Sasha Grey

Porn-star-come-actress Sasha Grey can add DJ to her resume now.  Grey showed-off her turntable skills at Mokai last Friday night. Grey dined at Kane Steakhouse feasting on steak and Kane’s famous donuts in a box along with her photographer fiancé before heading to Mokai to spin tunes by Lady Gaga, Beyonce and JLo for the raucous crowd.


Colombiana star Zoe Saldana had the ultimate girls’ night out at Mokai’s Ransom

Monday party where she showed up dressed to kill in a black pantsuit and bright

red lipstick with a girlfriend in tow. Taking the table next to the DJ booth,

Saldana drank several Grey Goose cocktails and partied well past 3 a.m.

Celebrity Sightings:

Posted by Maryanne Salvat On August - 18 - 2011

jay z Jay-Z held court at LIV at the Fontainebleau until just after 4 am for the highly anticipated Imagine Sundays party which he was scheduled to co-host with Kanye West, who was a no-show.   The party was to promote Jay-Z and West’s new album, “Watch the Throne.”  In lieu of performing, Jay-Z hung out behind the DJ booth and spent an unprecedented $250, 000 on Belvedere and Armand de Brignac champagne- setting the record for the most money ever spent by an individual at LIV, on a single night. The mogul reportedly left a $50,000 tip.   

Earlier in the week, Pete Wentz and his band, Black Cards performed at LIV.

Not a “sighting” per se, nor technically a “celebrity” (but it IS summer in Miami so pickings are slim)- Mike “The Situation” Sorrentino & Boca Tanning Club announced a partnership last week, so expect to see a lot more of this extra crispy Jersey Shore “star,” who coined the acronym, “GTL” (Gym, Tan, Laundry).  Sorrentino says the “T” now officially comes courtesy of Boca Tanning.