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Celebrity Sightings:

Posted by Maryanne Salvat On May - 27 - 2011

lindsay_lohan_hits_the_beach_in_miamiLindsay Lohan was in town to shoot the cover of Plum Miami magazine’s July 2011 issue, just two days before turning herself in to authorities to serve her 120 day jail sentence.  The “concept cover” was developed by Plum Network CEO, Jerry Powers, who also interviewed the starlet for the in-book exclusive. 



On Saturday night, baseball Hall-of-Famer, Sammy Sosa had drinks at Daniel Boulud’s db Bistro Moderne.  Sosa pulled up in style in a white Rolls Royce Phantom, with his wife, brother, brother’s girlfriend and bodyguard in tow.
Bikram Choudhury, Paulina Rubio, Mayor Regalado, Nacho Cano, from Mecano (top-selling Spanish band of all time), Custo Dalmau from Custo Barcelona, and DJ A-ROG were on-hand for the opening of Bikram Brickell Hot Yoga Miami on Saturday evening. In honor of the grand opening, Guru Bikram held a private auction of his favorite classic Rolls Royce, which once belonged to famous American entertainer Gypsy Rose Lee. Proceeds from the auction will benefit victims of the earthquake in Japan.

Basketball legend and sports commentator Charles Barkley squeezed in a
60-minute work out last week with professional trainer Matt Pack at the new
Primal Fit Miami.  When Barkley headed outside for Pack’s signature SUV pulls and pushes, “Sir Charles drew lots of attention amid the hustle and bustle of 2nd avenue.  Before long, police cars started pulling up and people came off the streets, to say hello, shake his hand and chat with the star.  “I wished I would have trained like this when I was playing professional basketball,” Barkley admitted to Pack regarding his signature “primal” workout.

Famed photographer, Greg Lotus had dinner with Eva Longoria aboard a private yacht last week, somewhere on Biscayne Bay.

Celebrity Sightings

Posted by Maryanne Salvat On May - 23 - 2011
Alonzo Mourning, Katrina Campins, and Tracy Wilson Mourning

Alonzo Mourning, Katrina Campins,Shannon SLam Lawrence and Tracy Wilson Mourning

Celebrity photographer Greg Lotus, who just returned to Miami from a successful exhibition of his high art fashion and figurative photographs at 1stdibs Gallery in New York City, was spotted at an undisclosed Miami location last Saturday shooting Eva Longoria and polo superstar Nic Roldan for Haute Living magazine’s June cover. Penelope Cruz’s brother Eduardo, who is dating Longoria was present at the shoot as well. 

Real Housewives of Atlanta’s Nene Leakes, Kandi Burruss and Cynthia Bailey put on a show (literally) on Saturday, May 14 at National Hotel’s beach. While filming for the next season, the ladies paraded around in their stylish gear — Nene sporting a sexy gold number — attracting the attention of two young men who invited them to play Frisbee. 

Grammy Award winner, Bruno Mars was spotted at WALL Miami lounge enjoying the South Beach nightlife with his band, bodyguard and several unidentified models on the heels of his sold-out performance at the Fillmore Miami Beach arena on May 11. Mars and his entourage enjoyed a VIP table stocked with Grey Goose, Patron and champagne. The seven-time Grammy winner donned his signature fedora and danced on the couch at his VIP table with the bevy of beauties past 3 a.m.  Earlier in the week, Mars was partied at Mansion. 

This past week, patrons of LIV Nightclub at the Fontainebleau got their fair share of celebrity sightings.  Celebrity Apprentice runner up, Lil’ Jon, rocked the house and hosted  on  Wednesday night and LeBron James was also spotted celebrating the Miami Heat win over the Boston Celtics. Reality-star Kim Kardashian and boyfriend Kris Humphries, of the New Jersey Nets, “LIVed it up” on Friday night.  

Before heading to LIV, Kardashian and Humphries dined at Zuma with 6 friends. The couple was seen chatting and kissing during the meal and taking lots of photos together. 

On Friday, Brett Ratner was honored by Miami World Cinema Center as Miami’s most accomplished filmmaker. To celebrate this great honor, Ratner hosted a grand dinner at The Forge Restaurant | Wine Bar with his close Miami friends including owner Shareef Malnik and girlfriend Gabrielle Anwar, Serena Williams, Patrick De Bokay, Anthony and Alina Shriver, Bruce and Nan Weber, Michael Gongora and many more.

The following night, Katrina Campins followed suit by inviting friends to The Forge Restaurant | Wine Bar to celebrate a new accomplishment in her career – the launch of her new company and also to celebrate her dear friend, DJ Irie’s birthday.  Guests in attendance included Alonzo and Tracy Mourning, Venus and Serena Williams, DJ Irie and Gabrielle Union.

Celebrity Sightings:

Posted by Maryanne Salvat On May - 17 - 2011

Dennis Rodman at Rocco's Tacos and Tequila Bar

Breaking In actor Christian Slater had dinner with power attorney and philanthropist Jim Ferraro at The Forge Restaurant | Wine Bar. Slater’s friend, Burn Notice star Gabrielle Anwar and beau/ Forge owner, Shareef Malnik joined Slater and Ferraro at their table.

Malnik and Anwar were spotted later in the week being very hands on at The Forge’s new Craft Table during the Sunday brunch, where kids have the opportunity to create art projects from organic glue, recycled paper, non-toxic poster paint and fresh flower petals.  Malnik prides himself on opening the Forge’s doors to families and their little ‘foodies-in-training.’  “It’s a great feeling to know that we are offering them a new outlet for exploring food and art,” said Malnik.

Grey’s Anatomy actress Ellen Pompeo and her husband Chris Ivery dined at Zuma Miami on Sunday evening for Mother’s Day.

Tennis super star sisters Venus and Serena Williams celebrated Cinco de Mayo at Rocco’s Tacos & Tequila Bar in West Palm Beach. The pair danced to tunes by DJ Adam Lipson while sipping on Rocco’s homemade Margaritas. Meanwhile, NBC-star turned reality-TV star Dennis Rodman entertained onlookers at the Rocco’s Tacos on Las Olas Boulevard. 

Last Saturday, Eva Longoria performed a task at STK Miami alongside team-mate JR Ridinger during the Rally for Kids with Cancer Scavenger Cup. As her onsite task, Longoria was challenged to test her taste buds and guess the ingredients in the Secret Sauce that makes STK’s Lil’ BRGRs so irresistible. Longoria’s guess came closest to the actual sauce, and she scored the most points for that round.  According to our source, when one of the judges revealed to Longoria that he was impressed with the fact that she had layered the mini burger correctly, the stunning star simply stated “I learned that from working at Wendy’s!” Longoria lost the overall cup this year to Team Market America 2, composed of Amber Ridinger, fiancé Duane McLaughlin and Michael Yo.  That didn’t stop her from co-hosting a winners’ brunch for the team, along with JR and Loren Ridinger, at The Forge Restaurant | Wine Bar the following morning.

Celebrity Sightings:

Posted by Maryanne Salvat On May - 6 - 2011

IMG_5407 George St -Pierre the Welter Weight Champion of the UFC and Gerald Bunsen of Law and Order dined with a group of 10 in the main dining room of Eden South Beach on Monday night.

A motherly Paulina Rubio was seen kicking back with her newborn and husband on the couch of the Air Europa VIP suite on the second day of this year’s inaugural Beach Soccer Worldwide Miami Cup.  

After a weekend of rallying, Eva Longoria made an appearance at Williams-Sonoma at The Falls on Sunday to sign her new cookbook, Eva’s Kitchen.Paulina_Rubio_Beach_Soccer

David Blaine showed up unexpectedly at Stephen Starr’s Steak 954 on Saturday night. He performed card tricks for his companions and onlookers.

 Actor, James Franco, stopped by the New World Center as part of O, Miami, to read some poetry during the poetry festival this weekend.

ABC’s Private Practice actor Taye Diggs was spotted at Equinox South Beach on Saturday. The actor spent about 2 hours at the gym sporting extremely large headphones.

Cited for doing good are Miami-based non-profit Gene Spotlight, which has just hit the $100,000 fundraising mark in under a year thanks to the support of the NBA, Florida Marlins, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, and Russell Simmons.

Celebrity Sightings:

Posted by Maryanne Salvat On April - 27 - 2011

B&B-Lebron_James_and_fanMiami Heat superstar, Lebron James, stopped by Burger & Beer Joint Brickell for lunch Tuesday accompanied by friends. Teammates Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh, are also B&B fans.

Producer, Russell Simmons, and Burn Notice actor, Jeffrey Donovan, hung out barefoot on the couches at the AMG Miami Beach Polo World Cup VIP suite. Simmons was reportedly rooting for the Hublot team, while Donovan said he was backing the AMG-Mercedes team, captained by John Walsh.

New York Yankees baseball player Alex Rodriguez was spotted at WALL last Friday, enjoying a guy’s night out with former team mate Jason Ciambi, and three of Ciambi’s team mates.  The group sat at a VIP table and downed three bottles of Grey Goose. Director Michael Bay sat at an adjacent table.

New World Symphony co-founders Michael Tilson Thomas and Lin Arison dined at Quattro on Friday night.

Rakontur’s Billy Corben and Alfred Spellman hosted a private viewing of their new “pot doc” Square Grouper at The Colony Theater. Spotted in the crowd, was Miami Mayoral candidate, Luther Campbell (aka Uncle Luke); UM-turned-NFL star Jeremy Shockey; the Black Tuna Gang’s Robert Platshorn, and the longest incarcerated marijuana prisoner in US history, investigative reporter Mark Potter..

Recent Hall of Famer inductee Dennis Rodman was spotted singing, dancing and feasting on All-U-Can-Eat-Lobster at Kitchen 305s lobster night at the Newport Beachside Resort and Hotel.  Rodman feasted for 2 hours on lobster and was joined by a couple of friends. Rodman got the party started at the restaurant/lounge and reminded everyone that although there may be a new king of the court, he is still indeed king of the dance floor!

Celebrity Sightings

Posted by Maryanne Salvat On April - 25 - 2011

enriqueLast Thursday night, Chris Bosh hosted a 26 birthday dinner for fiancée Adrienne Williams at their home for 30 guests.  Invited guests included Dwyane Wade, Gabrielle Union, LeBron James, Roy and Lea Black, and JR and Loren Ridinger to name a few.

Miami native, Pitbull stopped in the middle of his live broadcast with NRJ radio to serenade a crowd that had gathered around National Hotel Miami Beach’s infinity pool with a rendition of “Hey Baby.” The rapper enthusiastically proclaimed, “If it wasn’t for fans like you, I wouldn’t be here!” and then proceeded to walk over to greet and pose for photos with guests one by one.

Enrique Iglesias and girlfriend, Anna Kournikova dined and entertained a large group of friends at SUGARCANE raw bar grill on Saturday night.

Forbes magazine’s “Richest Man in the World”, Carlos Slim, was seen dining with a party of ten at Eden South Beach on Saturday night.  

Rakontur, the Miami-based media studio founded by Billy Corben and Alfred Spellman hosted an after party at Cafeina Wynwood Lounge celebrating the Miami premiere of Square Grouper: the Godfathers of Ganja, the duo’s latest documentary. Corben was on-hand for the festivities.

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Mary Jo Almeida-Shore,Jose Almeida,Maryanne Salvat
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