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Has the Miami Heat abandoned Prime 112 for downtown Japanese hot spot Zuma? Mario Chalmers and Norris Cole were spotted there Saturday, joining a large group after their pre-season win against the Spurs. LeBron James, wife Savannah and family were also seen relaxing after the game, enjoying the signature Japanese mushroom hot pot amongst other dishes. And on Friday, ex player turned assistant coach Juwan Howard and wife Janine were there having a late lunch. Heat rivals also hang at Zuma. Spotted before the game for Saturday brunch were Spurs coach Gregg Popovich and player Tony Parker.

DJ Steve Aoki, in town for a spin at LIV, was seen supping on pizza and sea bass in between signing autographs for fans Friday night at Colette Little French Bistro.

Rapper Trina arrived Tuesday night to Cameo in a party bus with 30 girlfriends. Once inside, the group held court in the VIP section, while mega rapper The Game posed for pictures with fans and sipped on Remy V. On Friday, rapper Jim Jones stopped by the club where he commandeered the microphone and danced at his VIP table with a bevy of girls.

Local TV host and bestselling author Brad Meltzer’s new non-fiction book History Decoded: The Ten Greatest Conspiracies of All Time doesn’t just count down the top conspiracies. Each chapter has removable “evidence” ranging from JFK’s actual death certificate, to the real form the government asks you to fill out if you see a UFO. So how’s Meltzer celebrating? “We put Lee Harvey Oswald’s fake ID in the book. I’m taking it to South Beach to see if it gets me in a cool club. I bet it works far better than the ID I had back in high school.” Meltzer autographs copies at 7 p.m. Saturday at Books & Books in Coral Gables.

The New York Post’s Page Six reports that Vanity Fair magazine has been digging into a possible tryst, circa 2008, between Gwyneth Paltrow and Turnberry heir Jeff Soffer. Reaching back into the Scene in the Tropics archive, we discovered an item we did in which we asked Soffer about Paltrow. “She is just a personal friend of mine and my family’s," said Soffer, who is now married to stunning super model Elle MacPherson, on Nov. 19, 2008. Several days later, there were also rumors that Paltrow, along with Madonna and Alex Rodriguez, were at Soffer’s for Thanksgiving. Not true, either. Scene in the Tropics confirmed: “According to our as-inside-as-you-can-get-source, not true. We repeat, it is not true. It never happened.” Paltrow, married to Coldplay’s Chris Martin, is said to be “outraged” over the resurfacing of the aforementioned claims.

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