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Celebrity Sightings:

Posted by Maryanne Salvat On July - 14 - 2011

46965278 The 15th Annual American Black Film Festival Honors awards ceremony at the Fillmore Miami Beach was a big celebrity draw over the weekend.  NFL star and Cincinnati Bengals wide receiver Terrell Owens laughed it up with actor and ABFF Honors Awards Host Anthony Anderson in the VIP Grey Goose lounge before the ceremony began. Also spotted in the Grey Goose lounge were Regina King (the evening’s other ABFF Honors Award host) and actress, Naturi Naughton, who received the 2011 Grey Goose Rising Icons Award.  Damon and Marlon Wayans, arrived together to support brother Keenan Ivory Wayans, who received the night’s Entertainment Icon Award for his success in the entertainment industry.  Eric Benet stopped for interviews on the red carpet and Don King brought with him the usual fanfare. 

On Friday night at The Forge, the recently named Undisputed World Heavyweight Champion Lennox Lewis – dined with owner Shareef Malnik and his girlfriend/actress Gabrielle Anwar, as well as Chicago Bulls player Carlos Boozer who enjoyed a bone-in filet main course and company with a Dolphins Cheerleader calendar cover girl for dessert (insert meat joke here). 

This weekend Acqualina Spa by ESPA hosted NCIS star Cote de Pablo, Lynn Collins of X Men Wolverine and Steve Strait who is currently shooting the Starz show,  Magic City.

On Sunday night, Lenny Kravitz dined with 13 friends at Zuma Miami.

Celebrity Sightings

Posted by Maryanne Salvat On July - 10 - 2011

Bono_signed_menuPrior to their Miami performance of their 360° Worldwide Tour, Bono, The Edge, and entourage headed to Wynwood Kitchen & Bar on Tuesday night.  The band-mates were spotted taking pictures with staff and signed a menu for restaurant co-owner Jessica Goldman Srebnick. U2’s drummer Larry Mullen Jr. dined with family and friends at Miami Beach’s hip Quattro Gastronomia Italiana located in the heart of Lincoln Road, where they enjoyed the restaurant’s Northern Italian cuisine and wines well into the night.

On Thursday night, Bono was spotted at WALL Miami lounge capping off his concert week with a champagne-infused party session that lasted until 4 a.m. The lounge’s owner, South Beach nightlife impresario Nicola Siervo stopped by the table to congratulate Bono on the sold out U2 concert performance Wednesday night, where the group debuted a new song titled “North Star” for over 75,000 screaming fans. Always the gracious host, Siervo got behind the bar at one point to make Bono a margarita. Also in attendance was Real Madrid soccer star Mesut Ozil.  Florence and the Machine, and actress Malin Ackerman were spotted at WALL earlier in the week.


Katie Holmes held a surprise 49th birthday dinner for Tom Cruise at the Soho Beach House on Saturday night.  The couple checked into the House early on Saturday, taking over the spa area.  Cruise’s son, Connor Cruise, sporting a Chicago Bulls jersey,  and freshly inked fake tattoos, sat poolside, talking to hotel guests about his work on the remake of Red Dawn, due out later this year.

Also spotted beachside at Soho Beach House on Saturday was rock/pop star Rod Stewart.

Celebrity Sightings

Posted by Maryanne Salvat On July - 5 - 2011


Ricardo Izecson dos Santos Leite at Cleber Lopes Beauty & Life Institute

Christian Slater and Brittany Lopez attended Ryan Trecartin’s Any Ever (2009-2010) opening reception at the Museum of Contemporary Art  MOCA) which features the artist’s seven movie video collaboration, produced in Miami with Lizzie Fitch and other contributors. The presentation of Any Ever at MOCA is the first time that the work has been shown in its entirety in Miami, which was not only the setting for the movies and inspiration for some of their content, but is also a character within the works. MOCA continued the celebration at the Standard Miami Beach for the Ryan Trecartin: Any Ever after party. Guests at the reception and party enjoyed signature drinks by Grey Goose vodka and a performance by artists Raul de Nieves and Colin Self

Photography editor Beth Hancock of Art and Commerce spent last week in town from Manhattan with Vogue Italia’s it-boy Greg Lotus curating tens of thousands of his famed fashion, beauty and art images that will be included in the magazine’s archives.  Lotus’s work spans twenty years and he joins the ranks of  Steven Meisel, Ellen von Unwerth, David LaChapelle, Robert Mapplethorpe among others represented by A+C after being introduced to Hancock earlier this year by Michael Leondas Kirkland in New York City.  Lotus hosted a poolside cocktail at his Miami home for Hancock and he and his entourage were seen about town nightly, usually ending each evening at Soho Beach House, where Hancock held intimate corner-table conversation with Max Lugavere, and mingled with the likes of Marcos Balladares, Ruth and Alan Zelcer, Edison Lozada, Alex Mijares and yours truly.  Hancock topped off the weekend with an intimate dinner in Lotus’ honor at Michael’s Genuine Food and Drink which included his wonderful studio manager Tiziana Nenezic, her husband Mick, Fredrick Valentin, and Kirkland. IMG is the parent company of Art and Commerce, which manages superstars from Roger Federer to Gisele Bundchen.

Virgin Atlantic CEO, Sir Richard Branson, dined at Meat Market Saturday night with 6 friends.  

Queen Latifah enjoyed Northern Italian faves at Quattro Thursday night.   Also checking out the best Italian food on Lincoln Road were hairstylist Oscar Blandi; Rosario Dawson and friends who also dined at Quattro this weekend.

Brazilian Soccer player Kaká (no we are NOT making this up, his real name is Ricardo Izecson dos Santos Leite) was seen at Cleber Lopes Beauty & Life Institute in Coral Gables this past week where he patiently waited for his wife, Caroline, to finish her blow-dry and mani/pedi.  Salon reps claim he was quite friendly and social and is returning soon for a haircut.  (He plays for Real Madrid and the Brazilian National team.)

Tom Cruise, Katie Holmes, Paula Abdul, Selena Gomez, Kevin Bacon

Posted by Maryanne Salvat On June - 26 - 2011

Kevin Bacon

Dancer, Singer, American Idol and X-Factor Judge and fellow Gemini, Paula Abdul made a surprise appearance at last Sunday’s performance of Dance Town’s Live to Dance at the Miramar Cultural Center.  Celebrating her birthday and supporting her friends Manny and Lory Castro, Artistic Directors and owners of Dance Town, Abdul attended the entire performance and joined the owners on-stage prior to the second half, praising the performers and the work being done by the company.  The audience responded by giving her a standing ovation and singing Happy Birthday.  Dance Town will be part of the Miramar Cultural Center’s upcoming season, so sign up to receive information about performances at or call (954) 602-4500.   

Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes dined at Lario’s Miami Beach over the weekend, with a few members of the Rock of Ages cast including Julianne Hough and Malin Akerman. Holmes was also spotted with daughter, Suri on the beach during the day as well.


Selena Gomez was at Macy’s at Miami International Mall promoting her new movie.

Celebrated fathers at the Pampers’ sponsored cook-out at the Newport Beachside Resort last Wednesday included Mario Manuel Cristobal, head coach of the Florida International University football team; Michael Grieco, president of BNI Premier; Russ Koonin, founder of Ferraro Law Firm and co-founder of Playgroup Connect; Dan Sweeney, editor of City Link magazine; Matt Pack, celebrity fitness trainer and founder of Primal Fit Miami; David Bernard, co-founder and president of Miami International Wine Fair and founding partner and president of Vinamericas, Inc.; and Eduardo Hapke, founder and publisher of Hispanic Target, Target Style and Target Autos and Tourism.   

Academy Award-winning actor Kevin Bacon was spotted with a guest sipping Botran Rum mojitos at Brasserie Beaumarchais in New York at the launch party for Moves magazine’s summer issue with Jessica Chastain on Tuesday, June 14.  The Miami-based brand showcased its recent national strides treating more than 150 attendees to two of signature cocktails:  the Botran Rum Mojito and The Tulula.  Stay tuned for more exciting national initiatives by the brand Miamians know and love, including a Botran Tiki Lounge at Tales of the Cocktails July 20-24 in New Orleans, LA. 

In honor of the 15th anniversary of Zo’s Summer Groove, Alonzo Mourning Charities proudly announces 14 time Grammy® award winner Alicia Keys as the headlining performance for the Benefit Dinner and Gala. For the first time ever, the concert will open to the public benefiting Overtown Youth Center and Honey Shine Mentoring Program. For General Admission tickets visit:   Stay tuned for more details about the weekend.

Celebrity Sightings

Posted by Maryanne Salvat On June - 15 - 2011

Katy Perry

The Miami Dolphins Foundation hosted FinsWeekend last weekend and raised more than $600,000 for the Miami Dolphins Foundation, whose mission is devoted to providing and supporting signature education, health, youth athletic programs and volunteer activities that inspire and engage communities throughout Florida.  NFL Hall of Famer and Miami Dolphins legend Dan Marino was among the special guests throughout the weekend.  The winning golf team was comprised of Dolphins quarterback Chad Henne, Tony Segreto, Jack Paltani and Mike Mominey, who edged out the team from Doctor’s Hospital Center which was comprised of Dolphins wide receiver Roberto Wallace, Bob Gilardi, Greg Minerva and Roberta Stokes. Former Dolphins wide receiver Nat Moore’s team finished third.  Moore was joined on the course by Mitch Hoffman, Denis LaPolice and Chris LaPolice.

Dolphins’ fullback Lousaka Polite was named the winner of the 2010 Nat Moore Community Service Award at the awards dinner that evening. Polite received the trophy from Head Coach Tony Sparano and is the first back to back winner of the prestigious community service award since former linebacker and current Dolphins pass rush coach Bryan Cox took home this honor in 1994 and 1995.

Newlyweds, Russell Brand and Katy Perry had dinner with friends Sunday night at Prime One Twelve, in celebration of Perry’s concert the night before. 

Actress Vivica Fox, and E! News’ Giuliana Rancic hosted Sunday’s Catwalk for Charity, a fashion show fundraiser at The JW Marriott Hotel Miami.

Christian Slater was seen at Prime Italian over the weekend

Celebrity Sightings

Posted by Maryanne Salvat On June - 4 - 2011

EricMiami Heat Coach, Eric Spoelstra was spotted enjoying a salad at Hillstone Coral Gables on Saturday night.

Pharrell dined at Zuma on Saturday night and enjoyed the rock shrimp and beef tenderloin.

On Monday night, fashion designer Naeem Khan – whose designs are a favorite among Michelle Obama, Eva Longoria and Carrie Underwood, was seen at Zuma, dining with a group of friends.

Last Wednesday, Chad Ochocinco, Cincinnati Bengals all-pro wide receiver and fiancé of Vh1’s spicy cast member Evelyn Lozada was spotted at Equinox South Beach.

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