Scene in the Tropics

Beckhams eyeing Versace Mansion?

 

lank@aol.com

A British magazine reports that Victoria and David Beckham have their eye on the Versace Mansion should Becks be bending toward bringing his MLS team down to Miami. Speculation has been that he is seriously considering the move but would the couple seriously consider living on one of Miami’s most trafficked, touristy thoroughfares? Gianni Versace did it back in the day, but that was way before the TGI Friday’s and Fat Tuesday’s moved in.

We asked someone close to the Beckhams and were told, “That house is way too tacky for Victoria. She may be a fashion icon, but I can’t see her living in that ostentatious house on that dreadful street.” Said Jill Eber of The Jills, the real estate team co-marketing the manse, which is set to be auctioned off in bankruptcy proceedings (min. bid $25 mil) Sept. 17: "My comment would be we can’t comment. Any buyer we work with is confidential." But according to Kevin Tomlinson, Vice President of ONE Sotheby’s International, who has nothing to do with the property, "I’ve heard nothing. The Jordache family — Nakash — owns the lien so they’re first up to get it." Or the first to sell it to the Beckhams. Stay tuned.

Rapper/producer Birdman drove Nicki Minaj in his Bugatti for a night out Thursday at Story Nightclub. At 5:30 in the morning, Minaj tweeted, “Great vibe @ Story tonite. Great people. Thx 4 cmn out! S/O ”

Speaking of soccer, the entire Juventus team and the Everton team took advantage of their stay in Miami by partying among locals Tuesday night at WALL at the W for the Favela Tuesday party.

While staying at the JW Marriott Marquis Miami , members of the Inter Milan soccer team were spotted playing basketball at the hotel’s NBA-approved basketball court. Was it coincidence that the Miami Heat Dancers were using the hotel’s basketball court in the evenings for final tryouts the same days? A little celebrating must have been in order, too, as a few players were spotted enjoying cocktails in the db Bistro lounge in between giving interviews in the lobby with the soccer channel Bien Sport and Telemundo, among others.

Zuma also seemed to be the hotspot for all things soccer this week, with sightings of former Italian player Paolo Maldini, Italian goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon and LA Galaxy’s Robbie Keane. Brazilian actor and comedian Leandro Hassum was also seen there on Tuesday, enjoying lunch on the river front terrace.

Risky Business actress Rebecca de Mornay was spotted Tuesday enjoying a family dinner with her two daughters at Bianca at the Delano.

SNL cast member Kenan Thompson dined Sunday at SUGARCANE RAW BAR GRILL with his wife Christina Evangeline and artist Miguel Paredes and his girlfriend.

Read more People stories from the Miami Herald

  • Singer Ray J denies crimes at Beverly Hills hotel

    BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) – Singer Ray J has pleaded not guilty to groping a woman at a Beverly Hills hotel bar and resisting arrest afterward.

  • US court grants new appeal hearing for Buju Banton

    KINGSTON, Jamaica (AP) – A lawyer for convicted Jamaican reggae star Buju Banton said Tuesday that a U.S. federal appellate court agreed to a new hearing on his latest appeal.

  • Celebrity birthdays on Aug 20

    Singer Robert Plant (Led Zeppelin) is 66. Country singer Rudy Gatlin is 62. Singer-songwriter John Hiatt is 62. Actor-director Peter Horton is 61. Actress Joan Allen is 58. Rock singer Fred Durst (Limp Bizkit) is 44. Actor Misha Collins is 40. Actor Andrew Garfield is 31. Actor Brant Daugherty (“Pretty Little Liars”) is 29. Singer Demi Lovato is 22.

Miami Herald

Join the
Discussion

The Miami Herald is pleased to provide this opportunity to share information, experiences and observations about what's in the news. Some of the comments may be reprinted elsewhere on the site or in the newspaper. We encourage lively, open debate on the issues of the day, and ask that you refrain from profanity, hate speech, personal comments and remarks that are off point. Thank you for taking the time to offer your thoughts.

The Miami Herald uses Facebook's commenting system. You need to log in with a Facebook account in order to comment. If you have questions about commenting with your Facebook account, click here.

Have a news tip? You can send it anonymously. Click here to send us your tip - or - consider joining the Public Insight Network and become a source for The Miami Herald and el Nuevo Herald.

Hide Comments

This affects comments on all stories.

Cancel OK

  • Marketplace

Today's Circulars

  • Quick Job Search

Enter Keyword(s) Enter City Select a State Select a Category