Celebrity Sightings December

Posted by Maryanne Salvat On January - 28 - 2016


On Saturday night, Solange Knowles performed a an intimate gathering at the Standard Hotel and Spa. The performance was a surprise for the special guests participating in the Camp Standard Weekend in honor of the hotel’s tenth anniversary.

Earlier in the evening, Adriana Lima attended the Miami City Ballet’s 30th anniversary gala in a beautiful tent on Miami Beach.

Spotted at STK Miami on Friday night was Grammy Award winning singer-songwriter, Sam Smith, who dined with a group of friends.

Rosie Perez was the guest of honor at this year’s YoungArts Backyard Ball, which took place Saturday, January 9 on the YoungArts campus.

Orange is the New Black star, Australian model, Ruby Rose hosted the grand opening of Icon Nightclub Saturday night. Rose DJed for almost 2 hours and was lively and interacted with the crowd.

Kevin Hart was on-hand on South Beach for the premiere of Ride Along 2 last week.

Michael Bay hosted a screening for his new movie, 13 Hours at the AMC theater in Aventura.

Andy Garcia dined at Brickell’s newestst hotspot, Komodo, on Thursday night.

Ryan Phillippe hosted the Five Star New Year’s Eve party on Watson Island on December 31, alongside fiancé, Stanford Law Student, Paulina Slagter. The pair danced and enjoyed spirits while ringing in 2016.

Pamela Anderson hosted the NYE party at Fifty Ultra Lounge.

Jennifer Lopez rang in the New Year at E11even at a party hosted by Drake.

JLo’s ex, Puff Daddy hosted a late night (early morning) New Year’s Eve party at his Star Island manse. Spotted at the party: The Weeknd, Rita Ora, Alonzo Mourning, and Jermaine Dupree.

Andrea Bocelli performed an intimate concert at a private home at the Ritz Carlton Residences Key Biscayne. The concert was a fundraiser hosted by Pomellato jewelry hosted to benefit Baptist Health South Florida.

Pitbull has been spotted at the new Palmeiras Beach Club in Grove Isle.

Pitbull’s New Year’s Revolution

Posted by Mary Jo Almeida-Shore On January - 7 - 2015
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Pitbull & La La Anthony

With a loud “Dale!,” and the charisma that has catapulted him to international fame- earning him the title “Mr. Worldwide,” Pitbull did not merely welcome 2015 at his New Year’s Revolution at the shiny-new Thompson Miami Beach hotel, Pitbull downright demanded the new year arrive with a BANG! And that it most certainly did. At the stroke of midnight, the 700+ revelers were doused by confetti shot from rooftop canons under what seemed like the world’s largest balloon drop. Pitbull’s co-hosts La La Anthony and Rocsi Diaz kept the crowd’s attention between exciting performances by Becky G., Enrique Iglesias, Fall Out Boy, Fifth Harmony, The Band Perry, and world-class magicians The Misdirectors. Ne-Yo surprised fans by joining Pitbull on stage for a live performance of their new hit, “Time of Our Lives.”  Also at the party were  a series of FOX stars, including Benjamin McKenzie (Gotham), Ed Weeks (The Mindy Project) Lamorne Morris (New Girl) and Taraji P. Henson (Empire, debuting this month). Director Lee Daniels and ABC’s The Bachelor Juan Pablo Galavis and former Family Matters’ star, Jaleel White, (aka Steve Urkel) were also spotted in the party’s exclusive VIP section.

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Celebrity Sightings:

Posted by Maryanne Salvat On May - 23 - 2012

The Men In Black 3 Miami Red-Carpet screening featuring Pitbull started off with a surprise flash mob, as more than 130 suited agents invaded Lincoln Road to perform a choreographed routine to the hit song “Back in Time.” Pitbull himself came out to witness the action as he greeted fans along the way, enjoying the sight of the huge crowd of dancers and onlookers alike having fun with his latest tune. Following the flash mob, the recording artist took a few moments to thank everyone for coming out and supporting his film, signed posters, and greeted the hundreds of fans in attendance.

Pitbull then joined fellow celebs, rapper, Trina; Braylon Edwards, NFL Player, DJ Chino; Phresh Kidd Ice, musician, and Ted Lucas, founder of Slip N’ Slide Records for photos before dropping a signed photo of himself in the MIB3 time capsule.

The Miami Dolphins Foundation just completed its largest fundraising event of the year, FinsWeekend, which took place from May 17 through 19, at Turnberry Isle Miami and the Miami Beach Marina. The three-day extravaganza featured an exciting weekend of golf, fishing and celebrities. Miami Dolphins owner Stephen Ross, CEO Mike Dee, GM Jeff Ireland, Sr. VP/Dolphin great Nat Moore and Head Coach Joe Philbin took part in the event with a host of players including Reggie Bush, Matt Moore, Cameron Wake, Karlos Dansby. Miami Dolphins cheerleaders, Big 105.9 host Paul Castronovo participated in activities. In all, FinsWeekend 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. For more information about Fins Weekend and other charitable events hosted by the Miami Dolphins, call the Community Relations department at (305) 943-7200 or visit dolphins.com.


The JW Marriott Marquis Miami (Hotel Beaux Arts) hosted the 10th annual FedEx/St. Jude Angels & Stars Miami Gala on Saturday night, for which a slew of high-profile individuals gathered to celebrate the 50th anniversary of St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.  A-list celebs staying at the hotel over the weekend included Colombian music sensation Juanes and Grammy-winning, Spanish pop singer David Bisbal, both staying at the Hotel Beaux Arts, and Dominican, singer songwriter Juan Luis Guerra.  Other celebrities attending the gala included: Ricky Martin, Alejandro Sanz, DJ David Guetta, TV personality actress, Giselle Blondet, and Daisy Fuentes, to name a few.  Check back next week for gala coverage and photos. 

While staying at the Hotel Beaux Arts on Saturday, Grammy award-winner Juan Luis Guerra had an early dinner at db Bistro Moderne. Later that evening, Latin Grammy winner Juanes also dined at db Bistro Moderne with Miss Universe 2001 Denise Quinones and guests.

Pharrell, Pitbull, Dionne Warwick, Lea Black Shine at Blacks’ Annual Gala

Posted by Mary Jo Almeida-Shore On April - 11 - 2011
Lea Black

Lea Black

By:  Mary Jo Almeida-Shore

Lea Black worked the room like a “hundred thousand dollar hooker” (her words) during the animated auction at the Blacks’ Annual Gala at the Eden Roc Renaissance on Saturday night –the party of parties- which gets bigger and better every year.  While the event is technically hosted by Lea AND Roy Black – Roy admiringly introduced his wife prior to her taking the stage by admitting that he is just a “Househusband.” Who ever thought we’d see the day?  A beaming Roy looked on as Lea- stunning in a low-cut, sparkly, black Versace gown which showed off her newly trim and toned “everything” worked the room like only she can. And what a room it was…wall to wall rectangular tables covered in silk silver tablecloths, surrounded by Miami’s who’s who, enjoying a gourmet meal served family style.  Recent Celebrity Apprentice alum, Grammy Award winning artist/actress/Diva Dionne Warwick wowed the crowd with a mini-concert of her most famous songs, including “I’ll Never Love This Way Again” and “That’s What Friends Are For,” which had some guests singing along arm-in-arm.  Warwick departed abruptly, perhaps to get some beauty sleep, the reason for her firing from Celebrity Apprentice.

After dinner, guests were escorted into the Pompeii Ballroom, for the “Nightclub Experience,” where DJ Irie spun great dance music until after midnight, when Grammy Award winning singer/record producer, Pharrell took to the stage to perform and work the crowd into a frenzy. The feisty and seemingly tipsy, Brazilian wild child, Adriana de Moura joined Pharell on-stage, dancing with the rapper, and with Roy Black, who was also up there, with a  gaggle of gals. Read the rest of this entry »