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‘Girls’ star visits Wynwood Art Walk

 

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Girls star Jemima Kirke stopped by Saturday night to check out N.Y. artist Miguel Paredes’ gallery during the Wynwood Art Walk party.

Retired Miami Dolphins player Jason Taylor and his wife Katina were seen Monday at Saks Fifth Avenue at Bal Harbour Shops.

Shortly after beating the Lakers Sunday, Miami Heat player Shane Battier walked into Joe’s Stone Crab “all smiles,” says our source, with his wife, joining a table of about 10 others.

Christy’s hosted a dinner Monday night for the University of Miami, and the guest list included university President Donna Shalala and guest of honor, Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy.

Iron Chef Masaharu Morimoto had dinner with a group of eight Tuesday night at the new Ritz-Carlton, South Beach restaurant Doré. Spies tell us Morimoto is “very funny, a real jokester.”

Pauly Shore was at STK Miami Wednesday night for the steakhouse’s “Knot In Love” pre-Valentine’s Day and Boat Show Weekend Kick-off party. The comedian seemingly had a great time with a few pals, standing in the front row to gawk at the Beach Bunny Swimwear models putting on a sultry fashion show.

The Mourning Family Foundation’s inaugural Wings & Wine event next week at The Raleigh is off. And though you’d think it was ixnayed due to the recent DUI arrest of Tracy Mourning, wife of retired basketball player and philanthropist Alonzo, officials say the cancellation is unrelated. “The timing is really unfortunate, though,” said a publicist.

CBS’s new show The Job based its Feb. 22 segment on the Viceroy Miami. The show, similar to The Apprentice, features the hotel and its quest to find a spa manager, and airs at 8 p.m.

Less than a week away from the big South Beach Wine & Food Festival, and the sideshow events are pouring in. Among them: Spike Mendelsohn’s first ever Let’s Get Spiked: Chef Volleyball Tournament, taking place from 1 to 3:30 p.m. Feb. 22 at the James Royal Palm Hotel on South Beach. Confirmed players include Chuck Hughes, Alex Guarnaschelli, Andrew Zimmern, Tim Love, Johnny Iuzzini, Stephanie Izard, Pat LaFrieda, Marcel Vigneron, Jeff Mauro, Kris Wessel, Justin Warner, Todd Erickson, Adrianne Calvo and Alberto Cabrera. The event is open to the public and should be amusing, to say the least. Just ask Zimmern. “Surprise, here is a sports tournament featuring the worst athletes in the world,” he said. “I fit right in. I am thrilled Spike is hosting a tourney in a sport he’s good at, that no one else plays. He needs a win. And I will give it to him!”

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