Miami Beach residents Abigail and F.J. Pollack are hosting a fundraising dinner for President Barack Obama’s "Victory Fund" at their home on June 26. Providing the entertainment is none other than Marc Anthony. A mere $40,000 or more gets you in. For more information, email MHoffman@BarackObama.com.
On Thursday, Gabrielle Union hosted the Grey Goose Hotel Noir party at the Delano. Seen partying there was Gym Class Heroes singer Travie McCoy.
Seen eating at Pierre’s in Islamorada just before the new season of her hit show True Blood starts on Sunday: actress Kristin Bauer van Straten (Pam De Beaufort) and South African musician husband Abri van Straten. The couple was staying at The Moorings Village for a little pre-season R&R.
Boston Celtics staff and teammates Tyrone Lue, Rajon Rondo, Marquis Daniels, Nate Robinson, and Sean Williams were seen having dinner Monday in Philippe’s private wine cellar watching the Oklahoma City vs. San Antonio game.
New Jersey Nets party boy Kris Humphries and Celtics player Paul Pierce were spotted separately Monday night at STK for the launch of its “Magnum Mondays” dinner party. According to our snitch, Humphries ogled the Beach Bunny Swimwear models whose fashion showcase was conveniently situated next to his table, while Pierce and his crew enjoyed a low-key dinner across the room. Pierce politely refused a few rounds of tequila, which were sent to him by loyal Miami Heat fans in what appeared to be an attempt to reduce his performance in Game 5 the following night.
Smart move on Pierce’s part, we guess. After their win against the Heat on Tuesday, Celtics players Rondo, Brandon Bass and Daniels, along with Lue and Raptors player Alan Anderson, had dinner in Philippe’s private wine room while in the main room, LeBron James had a quiet dinner with his mother and family.
Meanwhile, Celtics player Ray Allen headed to Prime 112 for a late-night victory meal.
The entire cast of the A&E show The Glades will be at the Playwright Irish Pub in Gulfstream Park from 8 to 10 p.m. Saturday for a Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation of American fundraiser. Those who donate a minimum of $20 to the foundation will get to mingle with cast members Matt Passmore, Kiele Sanchez, Carlos Gomez, Michelle Hurd and Jordan Wall. The event is a kickoff for the annual Crohn’s and Colitis half marathon in July in California, in which Wall is running.
Muhammad Ali’s ex-wife Khalilah Ali, a children’s book author who does humanitarian work in Haiti, was spotted Wednesday having dinner at BLT Steak at The Betsy with her four children. The Funky Bunch (of Marky Mark fame) was seen Wednesday at The Clevelander. The group was in town for a charity benefit in advance of the New Kids on the Block cruise, which departed Thursday from Miami. Some of the band jumped on stage when the DJ played the group’s new track Party 2nite. The crowd, consisting “fully of NKOTB cruisers,” says our source, “went wild.” The group’s former fearless leader, Marky Mark Wahlberg, unfortunately, was nowhere to be found.