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Celebrity Sightings:

Posted by Maryanne Salvat On April - 29 - 2010


Nigel Barker

Nigel Barker

Celebrity Sightings:



Nigel Barker was on-hand on Thursday night at the Humane Society/Chefs for Seals Earth Day celebration to promote awareness and work towards ending commercial seal slaughter. The party took place in the Moore Building and highlighted Nigel Barker’s photographs of the harp seal nursery.  

Tony Allen of the Boston Celtics, Nacho Figueras and Ric Pipino had dinner at Mr. Chow Thursday night.

Gloria Estefan was spotted with girlfriends this weekend eating at Hakkasan.  The three ladies enjoyed dinner and drinks and headed out early.

Paulina Rubio came dined at STK on Saturday night with some of her best friends, JR and Loren Ridinger.

Over the weekend, Tony Brown of the Tennessee Titans proposed to his girlfriend at The Forge Restaurant | Wine Bar.  Of course, she said “yes!”

Emilio Estefan, Paulina Rubio, President Clinton, Heather Graham, Lil John

Posted by Mary Jo Almeida-Shore On April - 24 - 2010
Paulina Rubio

Paulina Rubio

On Friday, Haute Living magazine, hosted its second annual “Haute 100” issue release party celebrating Miami’s most influential people at the Mondrian South Beach. The “hot” list included Emilio Estefan, Paulina Rubio, JR & Loren Ridinger, Jorge Perez, Keith Menin, Marc Roberts, Lea Black, James Ferraro, Jerry & Sandi Powers, Ricky Arriola, Sean Wolfington, Raul Casares, Brenda Nestor & Robert Castellano, Don & Katrina Peebles, and Mike & Alicia Piazza to name a few.

At LIV at the Fontainebleau on Saturday night, former President, Bill Clinton kicked off hisbill clinton third annual Clinton Global Initiative. Clinton socialized with top donors and VIPs, including Pharrell, gave an inspiring speech, and introduced N.E.R.D., who performed for the event. Clinton had previously hosted a private dinner for 50 guests at Scarpetta, including UM president and former Secretary of Health and Human Services Donna Shalala and Hangover star Heather Graham. Clinton was quite the gentleman, despite his playboy reputation, sipping nothing but water and Diet Coke all night.

Also on Saturday night, Tinsley Mortimer was spotted at Coco de Ville dancing with friends.
On Sunday, President Clinton along with Alonzo Mourning, Patrick Cobbs, Lousaka Polite, Nat Moore, Nnamdi Asomugha, Kacey Rogers, and Greg Camarillo assisted in revamping the Homestead Homeless Complex, a transitional housing facility, with the aid of 100 University of Miami Students.
Lil Jon, who has apparently become an STK regular, was spotted at the steakhouse over the weekend with a party of 8. Also at STK was Miami’s own DJ Irie.

Roberto Coin

Roberto Coin

On Wednesday afternoon, Italian fine jewelry designer Roberto Coin made a personal appearance at Saks Fifth Avenue Dadeland. 

On Wednesday evening, Ferdie Pacheco, legendary fight doctor of Muhammad Ali, launched his 30th book Tales from the 5th St. Gym offering photos and chronicles of the local landmark at El Scorpion Mexican Kitchen & Tequila Bar, which coincidentally is located just off of 5th street in Miami Beach.

Jeremy Shockey and Mickey Rourke attended the Fashion Art Ball Announcement Party benefiting Cystic Fibrosis at Phillipe on Thursday night.  According to our source, the pair were “worked” the adjacent table of 18 women having a bachelorette party who were more than happy to play along dancing and taking pictures.

Kourtney Kardashian’s beau, Scott Disick was spotted at the Viceroy on Friday afternoon stepping out of a blue Porsche Panamera.   Our spy says his left hand was wrapped in white bandages.


Scott Stapp

At the Marlins home opener last Friday night, April 9th, Creed frontman singer/songwriter Scott Stapp sang the 2010 Marlins theme song “Marlins Will Soar”. The new song was an unexpected treat for the crowd, who roared with excitement over hearing it.  Longtime friend of the Stapps, marketing guru, Allison Weiss Brady, helped to facilitate the Malins/Stapp collaboration.


Kate Hudson and Elaine Lancaster

Also on Friday Kate Hudson left the Barbie Retrospective at Alchemist hosted by Chrome Hearts and Oribe on Lincoln Road arm in arm with Elaine Lancaster, South Beach’s own gorgeous, giant, living, breathing, Diva Barbie (which some may consider more of a “Ken in Drag”).  The two dashed-off in a cream colored Bentley.  Later that evening Kate was spotted at Coco De Ville dancing at her VIP table.  Our favorite “Superbad” star, Christopher Mintz aka McLovin (LOL), was also at Coco living it up with an entourage of about 15 friends.

 Mickey Rourke and girlfriend Anastassija Makarenko stopped by to visit long time friend and restaurateur Shareef Malnik on Friday night for a personal tour of the newly reopened Forge Restaurant | Wine Bar.  During his visit Malnik and Rourke told stories of his past visits to the restaurant and how he used to work there as a bus boy when he lived in Miami.  

 On Saturday night, Q-Tip celebrated his birthday with a few of his closest friends at LIV and WALL including Janet Jackson, Leonardo DiCaprio, Bar Refaeli, Busta Rhymes, and Erykah Badu. 


Ingrid Hoffman


Jeffrey Donovan

 Food Network Star, Ingrid Hoffmann also celebrated her birthday on Saturday at SET, where Tommy Pooch and Alan Roth hosted a huge birthday blowout, complete with chocolate cake created by Michelle Berstein. On Sunday, Hoffman served as celebrity judge at the American Heart Association’s Heart of a Chef benefit at the Museum of Science.

 Also on Saturday, Jeffrey Donovan of Burn Notice attended Temptation Cabaret at the Seminole Hard Rock Café and Casino.

 Daredevil/ Virgin Atlantic Mogul, Sir Richard Branson stopped by The World Erotic Art Museum and enjoyed a tour by WEAM owner Naomi Wilzig.  Bran was so enchanted with the scope and depth of the museum, he promised to come back with his


Geoff Stults, Rick Fox, Eliza Dushku, and Ali Vincent

Geoff Stults, Rick Fox, Eliza Dushku, and Ali Vincent

 Recording industry giant, Clive Davis had dinner at Barton G. the Restaurant.


 Sunday’s Nautica South Beach Triathlon featured participants such as: Natalie Morales, Eliza Dushku, Rick Fox, and Andy Baldwin.

Over the weekend, Gabrielle Union was seen drinking Pinot Grigio at Sunset Lounge at Mondrian with five of her girlfriends.

Celebrity Sightings

Posted by Maryanne Salvat On April - 9 - 2010

nachosTuesday night, the dashing Nacho Figueras, polo star and Ralph Lauren model hosted Ocean Drive magazine’s cover party at Coco de Ville.

On Friday night, Rosie O’Donnell was spotted at Lucky Strike Lanes & Lounge with a group of tweens and a few adults. O’Donnell reportedly bowled two rounds and scored a 91 on game one.

Also on Friday night Kourtney and Khloe Kardashian enjoyed a “sisters’ night out” at Coco de Ville.  Sources tell us they toasted with a glass of champagne and then went crazy dancing when “I’m in Miami trick” came on.  At one point Khloe asked to play bartender and got behind the bar to take drink orders and pass out shots to partygoers.

On Wednesday, Serena Williams and five of her friends, including Jeremy Shockey enjoyed meatballs at Macaluso’s in Miami Beach.

Celebrity Sightings:

Posted by Mary Jo Almeida-Shore On April - 1 - 2010

Kelly Rowland

 A slew of celebs dined at Mr. Chow over the weekend, including: Diddy with Jamie Foxx; tennis pros, Boris Becker, Novak Djokovic, Andy Roddick; Sharam from Deep Dish, Kimberly Locke with Randy Jackson, David Guetta, Paul van Dyk, Christian Audigier, and Pharrell Williams.

Taking a break from the Winter Music Conference mayhem, Kim Kardashian (with Jonathan Cheban in tow), Serena Williams, Lala Vasquez, Miss America, Caressa Cameron and New York Giant, Kareem McKenzie, attended a party in honor of Kelly Rowland, at ONE Bal Harbour Resort & Spa on Sunday to celebrate the worldwide launch of Rowland’s new charity:  I Heart My Girlfriends. Guests and close friends of Rowland’s toasted her latest philanthropic success with cocktails courtesy of GREY GOOSE Vodka at the 5-star resort’s View Bar terrace.

Last Tuesday, the original “hip-ster,” Shakira, was spotted dining at Midtown’s SUGARCANE raw bar grill. 

 Tennis greats, Victoria Azarenka and Robin Soderling stayed at the Sonesta Bayfront Hotel Coconut Grove. In 2009, Azarenka defeated Serena Williams in the finals 6–3, 6–1 to win the Sony Ericsson Open.  Söderling is the first and only tennis player to defeat Rafael Nadal in the French Open.

 Seen enjoying themselves at Delano Tuesdays this week:  Jamie Foxx, David Guetta, Kevin Martin of Candlebox, Live’s Patrick Dalheimer, Gerry Harrison of the Talking Heads, baseball pro, Roger Clemmens, and tennis pro, Andy Murray, all sipping Leblon Mojitos.

Marisa Tomei, Rex Lee, Serena Williams, spotted in the MIA

Posted by Maryanne Salvat On March - 25 - 2010

Marisa Tomei

A very low-key Marisa Tomei hung out at Cafeina in Wynwood sipping hot tea on Friday night.  The Academy Award winning My Cousin Vinny actress, who was dressed down in a gray hoodie, sat outside with her friend, refusing any photos.  Maybe it was because she wasn’t wearing any make-up, perhaps she had a stomach ache. Who knows?  She slipped in and out virtually unnoticed.

Denis Rodman, threw a party at Kitchen 305 in the Newport Beach Hotel on Friday. Reality star Brittanya Ocampo (Rock of Love, Charm School) and Elaine Lancaster joined in the fun, with tunes provided by Joshua Thomas, aka DJ Zeke (Isaiah Thomas’ son). Rodman spent the better part of the weekend hanging out  poolside at the Newport.

Entourage’s ‘Lloyd!,’ also known as Rex Lee, got Lasik surgery on Thursday (can the guy not even have surgery in private!? Good Grief!).  Our guess is that he’s working on his image, now that he will be playing an agent on the show.  Over the weekend, Lee had dinner at STK Miami Beach.  According to our source, “The pair was having so much fun dancing to 80s hits in their booths; Rex snapped pictures with fans who yelled ‘Lloyd!’ a la Ari Gold and at one point bounced from table to table mingling with other restaurant guests.”


Rex Lee at STK Miami

On Thursday, Gabrielle Union and Dwyane Wade dined at Mr. Chow.   Roger Federer and Victoria Silvstadt were spotted there on Saturday.

After tearing up the dance floor at the Women of Tomorrow Gala, Victoria’s Secret model, Selita Ebanks and tennis star, Serena Williams partied at WALL at the W South beach until about 2 am.

On Saturday, Creed front man singer/songwriter Scott Stapp and his wife Jaclyn Stapp, winner of Mrs. Florida America, dined at Casa Tua with Allison & Chip Brady of Florida Dental Benefits, Inc. celebrating Jaclyn’s recent modeling cover of the March issue of Palm Beach Young Society Magazine.

Miami-based GREY GOOSE Vodka headed north to accept a “Besties Award” at The Academy Awards VIP viewing party held on Sunday, March 7, at The Manor in Wilton Manors. Prior to the show and during commercial breaks, Joan Rivers Impersonator, Joe Posa, greeted guests on the Blue Carpet and presented “Besties” awards to community members in the audience.