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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.

Marisa Tomei, Rex Lee, Juelz Santana, Forbes, Diego Torres, Bill Rancic

Posted by Mary Jo Almeida-Shore On March - 21 - 2010
Bill Rancic

Bill Rancic

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 sat outside with her friend, refusing any photos.

Entourage’s Lloyd!, also known as Rex Lee, got Lasik surgery on Thursday (can the guy not even have surgery in private!? My goodness!).  Our guess is that he’s working on his image, now that he will be playing an agent on the show.

Apprentice winner, Bill Rancic attended the Support Squad event at the National hotel on Monday.

On Monday night, Manu Ginobli of the San Antonio Spurs and Grammy Award-nominated pop singer Diego Torres were spotted dining at Café Prima Pasta with owner, Gerry Cea. The trio discussed the upcoming launch of Diego Torres’ album over bottles of Luigi Bosca Malbec.

On Sunday, Kim Kardashian was seen front row at the Heat vs. Sixers game enjoying some delicious blue cotton candy.  The crowd went wild when she appeared on the jumbo tron.

Celebrities and athletes showed up at Cameo Theatre last Saturday night to see Juelz Santana perform live. Ballers Chad Johnson and new “Dancing with the Stars” contestant Chad “OchoCincoJohnson joined Bryant McKinnie who bought 30 bottles of Moet Chandon champagne for his 30 person entourage, as fans looked on, including Bow Wow.

 Forbes magazine owners, Kip Forbes and Moira Forbes Mumma attended a fundraiser for The Community Coalition in West Palm Beach last weekend at the home of philanthropist Tom Quick.

Academy Awards, South Beach Style

Posted by Mary Jo Almeida-Shore On March - 11 - 2010
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Elaine Lancaster, Tara Solomon, and Nick D'Annuzio

While celebrity sightings were slim to none over the weekend, thanks to the Academy Awards being held out west, we had our fair share of former Oscar® winners, including:  Francesca Lo Schiavo and Brigitte Berman at Miami’s own edition of Oscar® Sunday as Miami Beach Film Society’s Cinematheque hosted the official local celebration of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences’ Oscar Night® America (ONA) party at Smith & Wollensky. MBC was selected by the Academy for the eighth year in a row to host and be the beneficiary of the event. $50,000 was raised to fund MBC’s upcoming move to Miami Beach City Hall this summer.  VIP guests included:  Viktor Solnicki (producer of Hugh Hefner: Playboy, Activist, and Rebel); Jesper Ganslandt, director of The Ape; Calin Peter Netzer, director of Medal of Honor; architect Scott Weinkle; interior designer Jeffrey Barone; Diana and Alan Lieberman; Michael Gongora; Alitza Weiss; Lily Zanardi; Elaine Lancaster, Nick D’Annunzio, Tara Solomon and MBC Founder Dana Keith.

Basketball pros Kobe Bryant and Dwyane Wade dined at Mr. Chow last Wednesday night. Seated a few tables away was Wade’s fellow Heat player Rafer Alston.

Scott Disick has been spotted all over the Gansevoort South, stopping by Coco de Ville for the “Favela Chic” party hosted by The ONE Group and One Fifty, on Tuesday.  On Saturday he spent the day poolside at Plunge rooftop and Monday night he and a group of five others enjoyed STK during a business meeting.  Disick was seen at Mokai on Monday night, where Jerry Bruckheimer was spotted on Saturday during the grand opening.

Out and About: Eva Longoria, Emilio Estefan, David Boloud…

Posted by Mary Jo Almeida-Shore On March - 4 - 2010

Last Wednesday, Chef Michael White of Marea, Alto and Convivio in NYC and Ken Oringer of Clio, Uni, Coppa, Toro and La Verdad in Boston, both in town for the SoBe Wine & Food Festival, enjoyed dinner, margaritas and live music at El Scorpion’s Wednesday night Mexicali Blues party.  The next night, Enrique Iglesias and Anna Kournikova had dinner at El Scorpion with a few friends ordering practically everything on the menu.  

Loren Ridinger and Eva LongoriaEva Longoria and Emilio Estefan joined power couple and BFFs, JR and Loren Ridinger for a power lunch at Bongos Cuban Cafe on Friday to meet about the creation of the American Latino Museum, as per President Obama’s appointment.  When asked about the lunch, JR Ridinger commented, “There was a special electricity in the room during the luncheon conference.  Eva and Emilio are both so amazing and people feel so great around them, because they are so down to earth and normal and they were gathered together for a common cause.” Loren Ridinger added, “It was great being with Eva and Emilio because they set an amazing example for Latinos and make sure their voice is heard.  I love them both because they work so many hours to do so much for so many people and they operate the same way when it comes to their friends.  There has never been a time where I couldn’t call on either for anything.”  We trust President Obama will concur.

Mr. Chow Miami served as a respite for top toques during SBWFF, including: David Burke, Sam Talbot, Daniel Daniel BouludBoulud, and Todd English who dined at the South Beach hot spot.  

On Saturday night, a slew of celebs and VIPs turned up for The Blacks’ Annual Gala hosted by Lea and Roy Black, including Grammy Award-Winning Artist Natalie Cole, Paulina Rubio, and Rick Ross, all of whom performed.  Notable gala guests included Florida Governor Charlie Crist and first lady Carole Crist, Gloria and Emilio Estefan, Bobby Flay, Ana Cristina, Helio Castroneves, Joe Francis, Lennox Lewis, Alonzo Mourning and wife Tracy Mourning, Evelyn Lozado, Romero Britto, Maria Conchita Alonso, Alto Reed, DJ Irie, DJ Tracy Young, EJ Viso and Ron Duprat.  Sean Penn dropped by LIV at the Fontainebleau for a bit, during the after party for the Black gala.  We promise a full-story and lots of gala photos for next week’s fix.

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