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Will Matt Damon renew vows in Miami?

 

mmarr@miamiherald.com

Seven-year itch — what’s that? Matt and Luciana Damon are saying “I do” all over again. Just because they can and want to.

The Damons had a teeny ceremony at City Hall in Manhattan in 2005, but now they want a blowout.

The festivities, according to People, are set to happen in April. Though the location is undisclosed insiders say they may tie the knot all over again in South Florida, where they met when Luciana (then Barroso) was a bartender at Crobar in Miami Beach and Damon was starring with Greg Kinnear in Stuck on You.

The parents of three daughters have reportedly sent out “save the date” cards to family and friends, but even the guests do not know the site yet.

Dog days

Cesar Millan has had his share of problems. In 2010, the so-called Dog Whisperer went through a lot as seen in the Nat Geo Wild documentary, Cesar Millan: The Real Story. First, his 16-year-old pit bull Daddy died, then his wife Illusion filed for divorce. At his darkest moment, Millan says he attempted overdosing.

The Mexican-born dog handler is in a good place now, doing a show at the Fillmore June 15. Though he won’t be at Miami Lighthouse’s Walk, Waggle and Stroll charity event Sunday at the Shops at Midtown, this year’s grand prize winner (for most participant pledges collected) gets two tickets for a meet and greet with him.

What a pair

The Call isn’t even out yet, and one of the thriller’s stars, Morris Chestnut, already wants a sequel. The actor told the audience at a Tuesday night screening at Regal South Beach for the flick — about a 911 operator ( Halle Berry) trying to save an abducted teen — that he would sign on for a Part 2. “I didn’t get to kiss this woman enough!” said Chestnut, who plays a cop. The Oscar winner, who is engaged to Villa Azur owner, actor Olivier Martinez, is happy with the way the thriller came out. “I’m in the movie and even I was scared!” she said at the event hosted by The Women’s International Film Festival, which runs March 20-24. Jada Pinkett Smith will do the opening honors at the Arsht Center fest.

Material girls

Cotton is doing its all day affair yet again Friday, with its 24-Hour Runway Show, this year on Ocean Drive and Eighth Street in Miami Beach. Hosted by happiest couple on earth Bill and Giuliana Rancic, the show will feature 1,440 looks — or one per minute. Fashionistas set to make special appearances include Tim Tebow’s ex, actress Camilla Belle, and designer/former Hills star Lauren Conrad.

A matter of taste

Local restaurateur extraordinaire Barton G Weiss has a lot cooking: A restaurant in Los Angeles and now a cookbook being out next April. Published by Rizzoli New York , The Big Dish: 100 Awe-Inspiring Recipes from America’s Most Spectacular Restaurant.

In other food news, Ingrid Hoffman will put on her guest-mentor hat for ABC’s The Taste. The episode, titled “Seduction,” airs 9 p.m. Tuesday. Fort Lauderdale home cook Sarah Shiear is still in the running.

In the driver’s seat

You’ll soon notice a new name on the masthead at Ocean Drive. Jared Shapiro is the monthly’s new editor in chief, beginning mid-March. Shapiro, 35, comes from New Jersey-based Bauer Publishing, where he was the editorial director of news and entertainment at In Touch Weekly and Life & Style.

Keeping watch

Time was of the essence on Wednesday, with two events showcasing Hublot watch brand’s partnership with the Miami Heat. At Il Gabbiano in downtown Miami, attendees got a gander at the 25th anniversary his and hers timepieces (red and black, of course). Among those in attendance at the lunch thrown by Haute Living magazine: Emilio Estefan, and players Shane Battier and Norris Cole.

The festivities continued with the Motown Revue fundraiser hosted at a private home by the Arisons and the Rileys. The whole team was there, including Hublot ambassador Dwyane Wade. Udonis Haslem came with his girlfriend, Basketball Wives star Faith Rein. Chris and Adrienne Bosh walked the red carpet happily (who’s Lil Wayne?).

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