Just after his ex, whose name is more recognizable by America's youth than the Vice President's, announced her divorce from a different athlete, Miami Dolphins player Reggie Bush was seen at Tuesday night's long running meat market at the Delano. But the NFL player was in no mood to play this field, say our sources, who witnessed him rebuffing the advances of a bevy of buxom, willing and eager women. "He couldn't be less interested in these women," says one witness. Bush, who's no stranger to some of South Beach's finest (allegedly tapping into the market even when he was with that ubiquitous reality show person), instead focused on the dinner he ate with teammate Anthony Fasano and 2 other male friends. As a group of girls approached the table to flirt with him, Bush remained unmoved as his friends asked them to leave. But he wasn’t in a bad mood, seen leaving solo but with a big smile on his face. Envisioning a Dolphins' win, perhaps? Doubtful.
November 04, 2011
September 13, 2011
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The Miami Dolphins weren't the biggest losers at last night's game. The shameless fauxmance between Marc Anthony and Will Smith earned those two the honors as they showed up together trying to quash rumors of a romance between Anthony and Smith's, uh, wife Jada Pinkett. Says our source, Anthony, in the throes of a week-long birthday celebration, was "hanging out non-stop in his private suite" with Smith. While those two were holed up behind closed doors, Dolphins', um, co-owner, Black Eyed Peas shouter Fergie, posed for pix while nouveau fashionista Dwyane Wade, fresh from the NYC Fashion Week catwalk sidelines sans his new BFF, Vogue editrex Anna Wintour, managed to drag Smith & Anthony out for a few "orange carpet" pix. Keeping his distance from the usual Dolphin publicity hogs was Twilight tween heartthrob turned wanna be action star Taylor Lautner, trying to beef up his image from boyish to manly but kind of getting lost somewhere in between. Motley enough for you? Like Dancicng With the Stars Dolphins-style (Dolphins With the Stars!). But about that football game. Well, maybe not. We kind of weren't paying attention and maybe that very distraction was the very intentional point.
August 22, 2011
We're not saying he likes to upstage people (though his mongo Men in Black 3 trailer did just that not so long ago in NYC) , but Will Smith sure knows how to cause a scene. First he shows up Thursday night at The Setai, where Trey Songz was hosting the Moet Rose Lounge to celebrate Moet’s donation to his charity, Angels with Heart. As sweet as it was for the crooner to bring his mom to the event, star*uckers were more interested in the arrival of Smith at midnight, when he partied it up with, uh, Songz in the VIP section until 12:30 a.m., after which he and his handlers were escorted downstairs to to wait for their driver.
On Friday night, Smith showed up at Prime 112 upstaging Flo Rida and Wyclef Jean, among others. But it was his appearance at the Fontainebleau on Saturday that had folks in a flurry. After he and his friends showed up that afternoon to allegedly "chill," says our source, "a TON of the hotel guests" at the pool kept coming up to him to take pictures and ultimately causing complete chaos — so much so, the hotel had to shut down the entire side where his cabana was until the crowd calmed down.Not since Lady Gaga appeared on the balcony sans makeup and since the hotel's roof collapse have we heard of such a frightful ruckus. We shouldn't be so quick to blame Smith, though. Said the savvy Nedal Ahmad of Miami's boldface worthy Pincho Factory, "Sounds to me like Miami morons caused the ruckus, not him."
August 15, 2011
A Beyonce-less Jay-Z partied the night away Sunday at the Fontainebleau, celebrating the release of his latest album Watch the Throne. Starting with dinner at Scarpetta, he was seen devouring spaghetti with tomato basil and lobster mac washed down with shots of tequila and Ace of Spades alongside his entourage that consisted of Ne-Yo, Big Sean, NBA power broker William “Worldwide Wes” Wesley, who was celebrating his birthday, and a party of 40+. Afterwards, the party headed to LIV where the group partied with 18+bottles of Ace of Spades. Jay-Z, who pays homage to the hotel (I’m headed to Miami to f**k up the Fontainebleau") "Primetime," was, says our source, “well behaved and laid low all night," thankfully not giving literal meaning to his lyrics.
August 12, 2011
Just sold to a company (the ambiguous MF Penthouse 3 LLC) for $5.2 million: New York Knicks player Amar'e Stoudemire's penthouse at the W South Beach. Miami Beach attorney/entrepreneur Matthew Krieger of Bratter Krieger LLP represented Stoudemire in the sale and broker Dave Marotta of Carefree Properties was the listing agent. Our sources tell us Stoudemire was planning to plunk down $10 million on an even grander Miami pad had the Miami Heat signed him. With that NBA lockout in effect, not to mention the abysmal economic situation, we won't exactly cry for him, but we guess he's better off.
August 09, 2011
Back in the day, when LeBron James was just a fetus and Shaquille O'Neal was the biggest thing to happen to the Miami Heat since, well, nothing, aspiring basketball wives lamented the existence of then wife Shaunie. If you believed the rumors, the really aggressive aspiring basketball wives ignored the existence of then wife Shaunie. Some even said O'Neal kept a secret pad at the Flamingo just to accommodate those aloof aspiring basketball wives. And whether that's true or not is as irrelevant as an article on the nouveau riche and their favorite luxury toys during an economic meltdown. Further bolstering that is the fact that a judge has thrown out an insanely absurd case against gangsters accused of kidnapping a man who claimed he had a video tape of the retired baller shaquing up with multiple women, none of who were his wife. As everyone knows by now, the ex Mrs. O'Neal filed for divorce under "irreconcilable differences," but if you believe Shaq, those differences did not include a secret sex tape. And while you may not believe him, the judge did. As for that condo in the Flamingo, well, O'Neal never said anything about taking his talents to South Beach, so we'll leave it at that.
July 29, 2011
While the country is steeped in deep financial fertilizer, 17-year-old Justin Bieber is busy cruising down Ocean Drive in recently recovered pal Sean Kingston's Rolls Royce, says TMZ. Although he looked like he stole daddy's car for a joy ride, Bieber was showing off his recently acquired driver's ed skills and laughing at his peers busting their you know whats to try to make a buck at Starbucks so they can go to college causing a commotion outside TGI Friday's of all places early Friday night. Bieber's girlfriend Selena Gomez was in So Flo for a concert last night at Mizner Park in Boca, where we overheard her telling her tweeny fans, "We're going to go back, waaaay back. " Which, in Gomez's frame of reference must have meant 2009 or at least 2010, when her beloved Weebly beau Bieber first obtained his learner's permit.
July 27, 2011
Ten minutes after injured Yankee Alex Rodriguez walked into Equinox South Beach yesterday, an "extremely bubbly and friendly" Cameron Diaz showed up in black leggings, tank top and, noted our spy, "no makeup." Diaz hopped on the Stairmaster next to her man, smiling at him before putting on her iPod and "getting serious about her workout." After about an hour, Diaz hopped off, said goodbye and left A-Rod to his "intense stretch." No stretch, however, is as intense as our failed attempt to make this sighting more interesting. Stars, they're just like us. Yawn.
December 30, 2010
Off the court, LeBron James has not been nearly as ubiquitous on the scene as the other two who complete the Miami Heat's so-called holy trinity. Sure, he's had his fair share of meat at Prime 112 and Red ,The Steakhouse, but, unlike Chris Bosh, who, of the three, is the most likely to attend the opening of an envelope, James has kept things relatively low key. Until tonight, that is, when he will be red carpeting South Beach, specifically at STK, where he will be hosting his own 26th birthday bash that will eventually spill over into Coco DeVille. Less shocking than the fact that James is only 26 is the guest list, which, so far, includes names like Ciara, Jamie Foxx (quick, hide the microphones!), Lil' Wayne, Serena Williams, leading her own trifecta including Kelly Rowland and Gabrielle Union and, lest you forget, Bosh and Dwyane Wade.
December 26, 2010
Before we jump to any conclusions, let's just state the obvious: besides his best friend Ingrid Casares, Yankee slugger Alex Rodriguez does not typically cavort with women who aren't blond--natural or otherwise. So while we may rightfully be able to nickname him Dagwood, the Blondie he was dining with tonight at Michael's Genuine Food & Drink was definitely not Cameron Diaz, but we can't say she was definitely anything more than just a friend. Our spies, however, say something was awry, adding "She was a hot blond and they were very into their conversation." To Dagwood's credit, however, our spy also added that "They weren't touching or acting in any romantic way, just talking mostly." Perhaps it was his ex wife Cynthia, the one he allegedly left for Number One Blond also known as Madonna? Or not. "You think he'd risk it?" asked our spy, "In a city like this? If so, he's not too bright." That's up for debate, but, the point is, 'twas the day after Christmas, a slow news day and, well, A-Rod was with a blond. No news is good news. Or is it?