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‘Top Chef’ tryouts in Miami


So you think you can cook. Bravo’s Top Chef is holding open casting calls for those interested in competing on the next installment, season 11. Head to Michy’s 10 a.m.-noon Feb. 25 and come ready to impress. You know how picky Tom Colicchio and Padma Lakshmi are. For an application, visit

In other foodie news, the Mourning Family Foundation’s first annual “gourmet getdown,” Wings & Wine, is not to be, organizers said. The fundraiser at The Raleigh was to feature TV chef Bobby Deen and singer Jill Scott next Wednesday, the eve of the Food Network SoBe Wine & Food Fest. No reason given.

Friends of Haiti

Alejandro Ferllen wants to help the best way he knows how — with wine. The owner of Ferllen Winery in Mendoza, Argentina, has joined forces with the Amigos Near Foundation, giving financial support to Haitian earthquake victims. On Saturday night, Ferllen will show off bottles from his Ferllen Winery Special Edition Art Series 2013 at the Paramount Bay, in particular the 2009 Malbec-Cab blend in a cool bottle (the label was designed by fellow countryman, Pablo Contrisciani). William Levy is expected to attend;

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  • Celebrity roundup

    Ex ‘Ice Road Truckers’ star faces felony charges

    Well, this reality star didn’t get vetted too well: Tim Zickuhr, who used to costar as a one of the drivers on the History Channel's Ice Road Truckers, has been charged with first-degree kidnapping, extortion and coercion after police say he kidnapped a prostitute from Las Vegas, reports TMZ. The woman (aka Snow White) told police her client threatened to kill her if she didn’t repay $1,000 that he believed she stole from him. Zickuhr will have his day in court next month. No comment from History Channel folks.

  • Bieber seeks delay in Fla. DUI trial

    MIAMI (AP) – Justin Bieber is seeking a delay in his trial currently scheduled to begin next month on Florida charges of driving under the influence, resisting arrest and driving with an expired license.

Miami playwright Tarell Alvin McCraney has received a $275,000 Doris Duke Artist Award.

    La vida local

    Mag: Lindsey Vonn and Tiger Woods’ ex wife are friends

    No bad blood here. Though Elin Nordegren is unlikely to befriend one of her ex-husband Tiger Woods’ conquests (even though we’re sure that Perkins waitress was/is a great human being), Us Weekly is reporting Nordegren has no issue with Olympic skier Lindsey Vonn. In fact, the two are friends. Not besties by a stretch, but after spending time doing parental things, the two have found they get along. A source tells the mag: “You'd think it would be weird, but ... they talk all the time. Elin likes that Lindsey is a strong woman.”

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