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TMZ reports that a woman is suing Gloria Estefan’s Bongos Cuban Café, claiming she was disfigured there after “slipping and falling on a slippery substance.” Gerri Ann Yanks is suing the restaurant and Estefan Enterprises for more than $15,000. We contacted Estefan Enterprises, Inc. president Frank Amadeo, who told us, “The lawsuit is being handled by our outside counsel, and we are not permitted to comment on pending litigation. We always take these matters very seriously, so both our insurance company and attorneys are on the case.” Estefan, meanwhile, is on a European tour promoting her latest album The Standards and recently performed to a sold out crowd at London’s Royal Albert Hall. She is also renting out the 4,500 square foot guest house to her Star Island mansion for $30,000 a month, adds TMZ.

Ex ’N Sync-er Joey Fatone was seen Saturday evening at Hyde Beach at the SLS Hotel and at SL at the James Royal Palm, where he was “kicking back and drinking with friends,” says our source, The group partied at a table and left around 2 a.m.

Greg Oden, who played his first basketball game since 2009 on Wednesday night, was seen Saturday night with friends at CATCH Miami after a game against the Brooklyn Nets. According to a nearby diner, “Oden seemed very relaxed, out enjoying a post-game meal. Before heading out for the evening Oden thanked the staff for another wonderful meal." Nearby, ex Miami Heat player Alonzo Mourning was seen having dinner at Katsuya.

After Friday night’s game, Chris Bosh and family headed to Zuma. On Saturday, Belinda Peregrin, Mexican actress, singer and host of El Factor X, was seen joining friends there for a late night dinner.

After his charity event at the W South Beach, assistant Miami Heat coach Juwan Howard had dinner with his wife and friends Saturday night at Prime 112.

Although Bravo is remaining mum on the Million Dollar Listing Miami cast members are, we did a little digging and possibly uncovered one: Chad Carroll of The Carroll Group, Douglas Elliman’s top producing agent in Miami. Another, we hear, may hail from Broward County.

Rock and roll manager Doc McGhee, known for repping bands such as Kiss and Bon Jovi, was seen Sunday at Monty’s Sunset on South Beach along with a dozen friends and band members. After tossing back more than $4,000 in stone crabs, McGhee’s next hopeful superstars, Vintage Trouble, did an impromptu of set of four songs to the amusement of the crowd.

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