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Waka & friends party at FDR

Waka Flocka Flame
Waka Flocka Flame
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The rapper with a most Seussian name, Waka Flocka Flame, was seen Monday night at FDR at the Delano for his official tour after party. The rapper and entourage hit the dance floor, letting loose to the sounds of DJ Iron Lyon before captivating the crowd with a lively, impromptu performance.

Yardbird Southern Table & Bar did Miami proud at the New York City Wine & Food Festival where the South Beach hot spot’s Mama’s Chicken Biscuits was the winning dish at the festival’s Chicken Coupe event hosted by Whoopi Goldberg.

On the eve of their preseason game against the Miami Heat, Brooklyn Nets players Paul Pierce and Deron Williams were spotted Thursday night at Prime 112.

Former baseball pitcher Orlando "El Duque" Hernandez was overheard Tuesday night at the Hennessy V.S. Roberto Clemente Museum exhibit at The Biltmore jokingly predicting that one of his former teams, The New York Yankees, would win the World Series.

Australian singer and Disney star Cody Simpson, in town for a special performance and book signing Wednesday, was seen at Zuma’s sushi counter with his mom. Also at Zuma, a few of the Backstreet Boys, in town for their sold-out Carnival Imagination cruise — Kevin Richardson with friends and Brian Littrell with wife and friends.

Italian pop star Eros Ramazzotti was seen Thursday afternoons shopping around Lincoln Road’s Bodymindtravel boutique for travel bags before his big show at the AA Arena.

Grand Marshal of The Great Grove Bed Race, to be held Nov. 3 on South Bayshore Drive by Peacock Park, is Miami's most ubiquitous — albeit congenial — rapper, Flo Rida. “I love my fans, so when I get the chance to interact with them, it's beautiful,” said Flo.

Golden Beach Police Chief Don De Lucca won the 4th Vice President Seat of the International Association of Chiefs of Police at a Monday election in Philadelphia. Golden Beach Mayor Glenn Singer along with Town Manager Alexander Diaz, Part-Time Reserve Officer Shaquille O’Neal, and members of the town were on hand to support the Police Chief.

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