Celebrity Sightings:

Posted by Maryanne Salvat On April - 12 - 2012

Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson stopped by the Forge Restaurant | Wine Bar on Thursday night to celebrate the big honor of being named CinemaCon’s “Action Star of the Year.” The former UM student has been taking Miami by storm and took some time to indulge at The Forge with a friend – taking a break from filming his new Michael Bay directed film, Pain and Gain.

Comedian Dave Chappelle was spotted in South Beach last Thursday, first at local bar Foxhole before swinging by WALL. On-lookers say he was very sociable but low key in demeanor, wearing a black tank top, jeans and holding a black motorcycle helmet. Chappelle, who was accompanied by a male friend, hung out at the owner’s VIP table for about an hour just chatting, drinking water and enjoying the DJ. Twitter reported seeing him at a Palm Beach McDonald’s the following morning.

This year’s Sony Ericsson Open set an all-time attendance record with 325,000 guests and a record 14 session sellouts. Celebs in attendance included:  Jimmy Buffet ; Marc Cohen, Grammy-Award winning artist; actress, Melissa Hurd; actor, Carlos Gomez;Boyd Tinsley, Jonathan Cheban, Dirk Nowitzki, Rashad Evans, Kelly Rowland and NFL Players: Bryant McKinnie (Baltimore Ravens), Christian Ponder (Minnesota Vikings),Abram Elam (Dallas Cowboys) and Jon Beason (Carolina Panthers).