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.