Panamanian actress Patricia de Leon was seen on the streets of Little Havana brushing up on her Cuban accent. De Leon has just been added to the cast of Magic City in the recurring role of Pasterita Nunez, a “smart, strong Cuban woman that collaborated with Fidel Castro.” She was most recently seen on Univision’s Corazon Apasionado and just wrapped a role in the feature film Confessions of a Womanizer opposite C. Thomas Howell and Gary Busey. She is best known for her role on TNT’s Men of a Certain Age and Telemundo’s Perro Amor.
Her costar Christian Cooke was seen Friday supping at STK with two guests.
James Caan settled into Café Prima Pasta on Tuesday to work on Magic City, too. Caan, sitting with cast members, rehearsed lines while noshing on their signature made-to-order lasagna and bruschetta.
Rapper Meek Mill was spotted Monday night in the private wine room at Philippe. He pulled up in his black Rolls Royce Ghost with rapper Prime and was later joined by friends.
Miami’s most ubiquitous family, the Kardashians, had an on-camera dinner Monday at Zuma. Kim, Khloe, Kourtney, Scott Disick and son Mason were all overheard talking about everything from the toddler’s favorite foods to who has more Twitter followers. While Khloe had a glass of rose champagne, the rest of the gang, Diet Coke. On Wednesday, Kourtney and the kameras stopped by Consign of the Times off Lincoln Road, where she perused designer and vintage jewels.
Brazilian race car drivers Nelson & Cristiano Piquet were seen last weekend at Zuma with two Brazilian models “dressed in black-tie suits,” says our spy, and Cristiano’s girlfriend Nikki. Cristiano drank water with lime juice; Nelson and the ladies had mojitos. Also at Zuma: Puerto Rican singer/actor Don Omar and, separately, Playboy Playmates Shelby Chesnes and Beth Williams.
Gold medalist captain of the U.S. gymnastics team Aly Raisman was at the Aventura Jewish Community Center Wednesday receiving an honorable distinction from the Women’s International Zionist Organization “to celebrate her courage and commitment to the Jewish people after dedicating her extraordinary performance to the 11 Israeli athletes massacred 40 years ago at the Olympic Games in Munich.” Risman’s first South Florida appearance also featured the Honorable Dan Gillerman, former ambassador of Israel to the U.N., and Channel 7 journalist Rosh Lowe, who played a role in Raisman’s visit. “I saw her perform Hava Nagila and I was so inspired by it, I called her dad up and said ‘Your daughter has the opportunity to inspire.’ ”