Justified star Timothy Olyphant and good pal, Anchorman/ The Office star David Koechner were seen having dinner Tuesday night at Meat Market. According to onlookers, the two were cool, laid back guys, laughing out loud and having “a bunch of fun.”
DJ Ruckus, Miami-born DJ and cousin of Lenny Kravitz, celebrated his birthday Thursday night with 100 of his friends at Scarpetta. The lavish Moet & Chandon-soaked bash featured a dinner and a champagne-fueled after party where guests including Mariah Carey’s newly named manager Jermaine Dupri, Joseph Simmons, aka the Rev. Run, actor Mehcad Brooks and mega music producer Dallas Austin were all seen “breaking it down on the dance floor,” says our source, with bottles of Moet. Also seen saying hello to the birthday boy was movie producer Michael Bay. Some of the notable gifts that Ruckus received throughout the night included a vintage bottle of 1983 Moet for the year he was born and a pricey Hublot watch .
Singer Trey Songz was seen Tuesday night at his kitchen away from home — Prime 112, where Baltimore Orioles third baseman Manny Machado, about to spend four to six months off the field in knee rehab, and San Diego Padres first baseman Yonder Alonso were also seen. Elsewhere in the unofficial athlete’s commissary: ex-football player Warren Sapp.
Congratulations to Dena Marino, whose Design District restaurant, MC Kitchen has been named as one of Esquire’s Best New Restaurants of 2013. "MC Kitchen is not just the best and best looking Italian restaurant in Miami; it’s also one of the best in America," writes John Mariani.
Things last week were looking dubiously up for The Real Housewives of Miami, which saw a bit of a spike in ratings a week after it was shuffled around to a different time slot. Wrote Bravo Ratings, "In a normal Housewives universe 802k viewers would be regarded as a massive failure but 4 # RHoM it’s a 23% increase!"
Phil Collins and his ex-wife Orianne will be heading to Miami Beach for the Dreaming on the Beach event from 7-11:30 p.m. Dec. 4 at the Fontainebleau Miami Beach. The event benefits their Little Dreams Foundation, which helps children in need achieve their dreams in music, art and sports worldwide. The event features cocktails, hors d’oeuvres, dinner and a silent auction as well as a concert on the beach by, yep, Phil Collins. For event information go to www.ldf.cc.