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Mel & Gerard team up at Zuma

Mel Gibson and Gerard Butler were spotted with a large group Thursday night at Zuma. Both, we’re told, were dressed casually and “in a great mood.” Gibson had a 28 oz. Tomahawk Wagyu with truffle and seemed to enjoy it so much that “it was chewed to the bone.” Butler, says our spy, “seemed a little reserved and mostly interacted with a group of beautiful ladies accompanying him at the table, occasionally gathering the crowd for a cigarette” outside on the waterfront terrace. As for Gibson, he was pretty tame, says our source. “He stayed at the table while Gerard was all over the place.”

John Mayer, sans girlfriend Katy Perry and dressed in jeans, sneakers and a floral shirt, was spotted having dinner with a large group Tuesday night at Zuma.

For the second year in a row, Billy Joel showed up Saturday at the Dania Beach Vintage Motorcycle Show where he jammed with the band in a cool, bluesy impromptu performance. Joel was also seen having lunch with a friend at Zuma.

A day before the big New Times article broke about alleged usage of performance enhancement drugs from a now defunct Miami clinic, A-Rod was seen Monday afternoon having a lovely lunch with a blonde friend at Lulu’s in Coconut Grove.

Jazz musician Al Di Meola and comedian Tommy Davidson were overheard talking music and enjoying live entertainment Thursday night at karaoke hotspot Jelsomino. Unfortunately they didn’t sing.

Before the restaurant opens for the business on Tuesday, The Forge welcomed actor Jason Priestley, who was there filming a video for the 50th Anniversary NAPTE Conference. While there, Priestley took some time to sip a cocktail, peruse the wine list and to speak a bit with the staff about his visit to Miami. He left before the restaurant opened for biz but not before to reserving a table for a night in the future.

Former World Wide of Sports host and ET reporter Julie Moran has signed on to host a new South Florida based and produced (by O2 Media Production Studios) makeover show for Lifetime. Mission Makeover, premiering at 7 a.m. Feb. 25 will air for 13 weeks and will focus on helping women “makeover multiple areas of their life, health and wellness.” Also featured on the show and in town Tuesday and Wednesday filming the show is P90X muscle mind Tony Horton.

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