Scene in the Tropics

Posner off the hook, Robin Thicke on his best behavior

 
 
Patton and Thicke
Patton and Thicke
Dimitrios Kambouris / Getty Images

lank@aol.com

To Kill A Mockingbird author Harper Lee has dropped Miami Beach-based author and attorney Gerald Posner from her lawsuit alleging that he, among other people, was involved in a theft of royalties and the copyright to her legendary novel, according to Courthouse News. Lee filed a notice of dismissal Thursday in federal court. We managed to catch Posner off guard on the phone, and he told us, “I have always maintained that not a single contention about me in the complaint was accurate. I was simply the wrong person named in the wrong lawsuit.”

Robin Thicke, in town for his Labor Day show with Pharrell at the Fontainebleau, had dinner last Friday night at Hakkasan with his wife Paula Patton. The couple shared a dim sum platter, sesame prawns, lobster soup and a bottle of Dewazakura sake, and despite rumors that Thicke was a little too frisky with a fan at a VMAs afterparty, seemed, says a source, “like they had not a care in the world.”

Hip hop star J Cole, performing on Monday at the James L. Knight Center, had dinner with friends on Labor Day at Prime 112.

Partying at Hyde Beach’s Pool House Saturdays ’do over the Labor Day weekend along with Lorenzo Lamas and bikini clad wife Shawna Craig: Chicago Bears quarterback Jay Cutler and wife Kristin Cavallari, who were seen sipping from oversized cocktail bowls. Actor Shemar Moore was spotted over the weekend at the W South Beach Hotel & Residences. Moore appeared to be shirtless for most of his stay and welcomed the female attention. He has been incredibly vocal on his social media pages about his vacation and his love for the property, remarking on Instagram that “If ever in Miami South Beach, the place to stay in style is The W Hotel!!!”

Another day, another reality show, but, if you ask self-professed Miami “Mega-Preneur” Grant Cardone about his new TV idea, it’s not just any show. Cardone, who executive produced and starred in the National Geographic Channel’s The Turnaround King, is casting for a show to find “exceptional people willing to do ‘Whatever It Takes’ for a dream job.” Whatever? “I don’t care about your race, resume, or work history. I am sick of average people who are only willing to perform at average levels. I am looking for great people that are fearless and motivated to win. You will need strength of character, audacity, swag and the ability to prove it in front of a camera,” says Cardone. Bring it and then some in professional business attire from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday at 300 71st St., Miami Beach.

Read more People stories from the Miami Herald

  • Celebrity birthdays on Sept 16

    Blues singer B.B. King is 89. R&B singer Betty Kelly (Martha & the Vandellas) is 70. Actor Ed Begley Jr. is 65 Actor Mickey Rourke is 58. Magician David Copperfield is 58. Actress Jennifer Tilly is 56. Actress Jayne Brook is 54. Singer Richard Marx is 51. Comedian Molly Shannon is 50. Singer Marc Anthony is 46. Comedic actress Amy Poehler is 43. Singer Musiq is 37. Rapper Flo Rida is 35. Actress Alexis Bledel is 33. Rock singer Teddy Geiger is 26. Rock singer-musician Nick Jonas is 22.

  • At the movies

    Kevin Kline talks working with Dame Maggie Smith on ‘My Old Lady'

    Veteran playwright Israel Horovitz believes no actor is capable of doing it all. Except for perhaps Kevin Kline, who, Horovitz observed, “can do really a lot more than most actors can do.”

  • Celebrity roundup

    Beyonce and Jay Z end tour; Robin Thicke talks drug dependency; Pia Zadora resting comfortably

    An emotional Beyoncé was in tears as she and husband Jay Z wrapped up their “On the Run” stadium tour Saturday night in Paris, where the duo said they got engaged years ago.

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