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Tryouts for Hell’s Kitchen on Saturday


Fox is searching for brave souls for the next season of Hell’s Kitchen at an open casting call 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday.

Kareem Anguin, executive chef at The Oceanaire Seafood Room, is going to see if he has what it takes to withstand Gordon Ramsay’s pressure cooker. A fan of the show since season 1, Anguin says he isn’t nervous at all.

“Bring it on,” says the Jamaican, 32. “They can scream, they can yell, I’m ready. My years of being a sous chef prepared me for anything they want to dish out.”

Anguin will cook producers his Caribbean favorites including a whole fried Key West yellowtail snapper.

The audition takes place at the Eden Roc Renaissance Hotel, Promenade Room, 4525 Collins Ave., Miami Beach. Go to the or call 310-313-9100 for details. Ramsay won’t be there; he has bigger fish to fry. Namely more legal problems. RadarOnline reports the hothead is facing a class action lawsuit brought by former employees of his Fat Cow in L.A.. Ex staffers allege they were not properly compensated for overtime and were forced to work through meals.

Give me a break

Do you have a case of Vacationitis? Carlos Ponce wants to help. The so-called condition afflicts those who are incapable of taking off sustained periods of time from work.

The telenovela actor will be tagging along with the Hilton Urgent Vacation Care Center “ambulance” Thursday at an industry only event at the Cove Bar at Hilton Miami Airport Hotel.

The public is invited to get a personal trip diagnosis 11:30 a.m.- 2 p.m. Wednesday in front of Hillstone Restaurant, 201 Miracle Mile, in Coral Gables. Or 3-5 p.m., at the Hilton Bentley, 101 Ocean Dr.

Rock it out

It’s that time of year again. Nightlife specialist Gerry Kelly is having his birthday blowout Saturday night, and you’re invited. The party (his 51st) goes down at Kitchen 305 at the Newport Beachside Resort and Hotel in Sunny Isles Beach starting about 10 p.m. with red carpet arrivals. The theme: Rockstars and Royalty.

The Travel Channel will film the festivities for an upcoming special.

Madeleine Marr

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