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Miami housewives make cameo in ‘World War Z’

 

If you caught World War Z over the weekend, you may have noticed two familiar faces in the opening montage .

Real Housewives of Miami stars Marysol Patton and her mom, Andy Cohen pet Elsa, are seen in a flash, among other images of media personalities and newscasts. Neither mother or daughter had seen the zombie flick yet but heard about their cameo from Marysol’s Twitter followers.

“I called mom to tell her and she said, ‘Of course, we are. He loves me.’ The ‘he’ she was referring to is Brad Pitt. She’s so nutty.”

The Pattons will get to the theater soon. “I plan to see what all the hype is about,” said Marysol. “We are extremely flattered.”

Smart starts

Are you a rocking human being inside and out? Smartfood and Self magazine are holding a nationwide contest at www.Facebook.com/Smartfood through July 7. The winner gets $10,000 and will be featured in an upcoming issue.

The face of the initiative, Brooke Burke Charvet, tells you how to get an edge: Just be s-m-a-r-t (i.e., savvy, motivated, accomplished, responsible and thoughtful).

“What are you doing to give back? Are you philanthropic? Are you eco-conscious? Are you taking care of your body?” she asks.

The Dancing with the Stars host realizes South Floridians are a tad limited due to our stifling weather. Regular folks can’t get out there and bike 100 miles or climb a mountain.

“I know it’s hot in Miami, but that doesn’t mean that’s an excuse to stop exercising,” she says. “Gyms are great. You’ve got the beach, the pools, the water.”

As for her routine?

“Fitness is a big part of my lifestyle. I’m passionate about it. I fit it into my schedule by getting it done in the morning. It’s easier to get motivated with a friend or a group. Exercise actually gives you more energy.”

Another thing that gives the TV personality energy: a rise and shine healthy shake and snacking on small but nourishing meals constantly throughout the day.

With her thyroid cancer behind her, the 41-year-old mom of four advises all people to get a routine physical. “Again, it’s about being intelligent. Get your annual, check your blood, know your body.”

Just because she is a fitness fanatic doesn’t mean her life is all work and no play.

“I have a few weeks before my TV commitment starts in September,” she says. “The kids are home for the summer so I’m taking some R&R.”

Fun with food

Howie Kleinberg loves his hometown, and you can see that it in the food he cooks at his restaurant Bulldog Barbecue and Burger in Aventura. The onetime Top Chef contestant has named a few items after a few bold- faced names like rappers Luther Campbell and Rick Ross. For the collective hangover the NBA champs have to be experiencing, the so-called Heat burger packs a punch with spicy stuff like fried pickled jalapeños.

Madeleine Marr

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