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Mel Gibson enjoys sights on South Beach

 

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Mel Gibson, still down here and seemingly having a fine time admiring the local talent at some of South Beach’s sceniest night clubs Wednesday and Thursday, was seen acting his age, just chatting with friends Friday afternoon at Bianca at the Delano .

Saturday night at Prime 112 saw the usual mix of athletes and rappers including Chad Johnson, former footballers Julius Jones and Jason Taylor, Trey Songz, 2 Chainz and Shaggy. On Sunday, Songz arrived at hip hop hot spot Bamboo with not one, not 10, but 50 women, partying with pals including Fat Joe and Flo Rida.

Flo Rida was also seen enjoying the Miami Heat win Sunday night at Hyde AmericanAirlines Arena where he and his group had a champagne-fueled evening, partying with friends including DJ Irie and Mike Shouhed from the Bravo show Shahs of Sunset.

Actress and sister to twins Ashley and Mary Kate , Elizabeth Olsen, who just signed on to be the lead in Gareth Edwards’ Godzilla reboot, was seen Thursday night at Moët Hennessy’s The Q after-dark event, where she was introduced to chef Spike Mendelsohn. Word is, unlike her sisters, she’s a big foodie.

TODAY Show co-host Savannah Guthrie, who we hear had a bit of a hassle getting a reservation at Casa Tua, was seen Saturday afternoon walking into the Club Essentia Wellness retreat at the Delano for a massage. Also seen enjoying the spa on Saturday was the aforementioned Olsen, who enjoyed a manicure and pedicure with a friend.

Country singer turned Food Network star Trisha Yearwood wrapped up her South Beach Wine and Food Festival by hosting her Southern Kitchen Brunch Sunday at the Loews Miami Beach alongside celebrity chefs including Art Smith and Hugh Acheson.Rapper Ace Hood had dinner Sunday night at The Forge with three friends. On Friday night, the restaurant hosted the Food Network’s party of 90 of its top execs and celeb chefs including Alex Guarnaschelli, Jeff Morrow and Cooking Channel’s Debi Mazar and Gabriele Corcos.

Shoe designer Steve Madden is making an appearance from 3-4:30 p.m. Saturday at Nordstrom Aventura. Madden will be joined by guest host and former BET host Julissa Bermudez along with a surprise guest DJ.

Take Three: The Style Network just green-lit Luxe Life Miami, a reality show that will follow the life and high end real estate business of ex- Apprentice contestant and ex- Miami Social cast member Katrina Campins.

Dominican singer Juan Luis Guerra and Juanes had lunch Thursday at Tikl Restaurant.

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