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Matt Damon & family live large at La Cote

 
 
Luciana and Matt Damon
Luciana and Matt Damon
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Matt Damon and his family (26 people total!) enjoyed a leisurely lunch at Saturday at La Cote, the Fontainebleau Miami Beach’s seaside Mediterranean restaurant, where they seemed to have a swell time. And why wouldn’t they? The staff created a private section for them on the upper level. Our moles say they are pretty certain the celebration was in honor of his mother-in-law’s birthday although there was no cake, so who knows. The group was “extremely kind to the staff” who made special runs to the resort’s casual poolside eatery for special milkshakes for all the kids. Ah, the A-list.

LeBron James unveiled his fancy new Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Offshore Chronograph Limited Edition LeBron James watch at a Moet & Chandon-soaked cocktail party Friday night at the 1111 Lincoln Road building. Only 600 of the watches, which cost $51,550, were made. There to wish him well or ask the time included Pras of Fugees fame, English rapper Tinie Tempah, Flo Rida, Michael Strahan and fiancée Nicole Murphy, and a low key Kourtney Kardashian and beau Scott Disick. James and his new bride Savannah Brinson held court in a VIP area, speaking mostly with newlywed coal mining heir Wayne Boich, Jr. Kardashian said a quick hello to the basketball champ, but what everyone wanted to know was whether Disick received a free watch. Probably not. A rep for the company informed us that while loyal clients flew in from all over the world to see and buy the watch, Disick did not — yet. "Scott owns AP watches [but not the LeBron one] . . . He collects other brands as well."

Afterward, Strahan and Murphy headed to Prime Italian for dinner. Across the street at Prime 112, Lil Wayne held court, celebrating his 31st birthday with friends.

Dennis Rodman was spotted Saturday night at Hyde Beach at the SLS Hotel South Beach enjoying Grey Goose cocktails at the outdoor bar with friends. Also there that night was former Kardashian heartthrob Kris Humphries of the Boston Celtics. Humphries arrived shortly after Rodman but was seated separately. He stayed for most of the night, celebrating with bottle service and female fans.

Elle Macpherson was seen shopping with new hubby Jeff Soffer Friday at the UGG store in the Aventura Mall, "looking great as always," says a source, and taking the time to autograph some classic UGG boots from her native Australia.

Actress Keke Palmer was seen kidding around Friday at Cool de Sac at Gulfstream Park.

Former boxer Lennox Lewis had dinner with friends Sunday at Zuma. Earlier that night, Rodman was spotted at the bar. At brunch there on Sunday, José Luis Rodríguez González, aka El Puma, was there with a large group.

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