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Shhh: Lady Gaga at Art Basel?

"Confidential" emails are being sent out for auditions for a Lady Gaga performance during Art Basel. Our informant tells us that castings have been taking place at Castle Beach on Collins Avenue.

It was a couture-istic collision of celebrity worlds Friday afternoon at Boca Raton Resort & Club, where hopeful former Real Housewife of Miami Lea Black was busy showing off her bedazzled pocketbook line at Alene Too, while Chris Evert had her charity tennis weekend going on. We experienced a little of both as Scandal’s Scott Foley and his wife Marika Dominczyk stopped by on their way through the lobby. While Foley’s wife was on the verge of buying a bag (she passed), Foley told us that they were in town for tennis and to catch up on Zzz’s — the couple have a 5-year-old and 19-month-old. Nothing scandalous there. Also spotted sashaying through the lobby was American Idol winner David Cook, hauling his own equipment through the lobby, and Iron Chef Masaharu Morimoto, dining in his own restaurant.

Simon Cowell had dinner Friday with pregnant girlfriend Lauren Silverman and a friend at Prime Italian. The X Factor honcho was noticed by fellow diners and signed autographs and posed for photos. Cowell’s co-judges Kelly Rowland and Paulina Rubio got manicures and pedicures Thursday at South Beach pampering palace Brownes Merchants & Trading Co.

Spotted Sunday at Homestead Speedway’s NASCAR event: Foreigner’s Mick Jones hanging out with driver Carl Edwards. Making it a family affair, Jones was joined by his brother, Miami Realtor Kevin Jones and his son, musician Chris Jones, as he signed autographs for throngs of fans.

NASCAR Ford EcoBoost winner Denny Hamlin celebrated his victory Sunday at Mokai. DJ Irie saluted Hamlin by playing We Are the Champions as everyone in the crowd raised their glasses.

Canadian actress Emmanuelle Chriqui, best known for her role on HBO’s Entourage, was spotted Friday at Hyde Beach at the SLS Hotel South Beach, mingling with friends and fans.

Victoria’s Secret angel Adriana Lima was seen Sunday evening at the South of Fifth raw bar hot-spot, Bar Crudo. The supermodel was super casual, enjoying dinner at the bar with a female friend.

Dan Marino sat courtside Friday at the Miami Heat game at AmericanAirlines Arena. During halftime, Marino was seen hanging out and grabbing a bite to eat in the new Flagship lounges.

Celebrating their victory after defeating Honduras 5-0 on Saturday at Sun Life Stadium, the Brazilian national soccer team caused quite a stir Sunday night at Zuma. A casually dressed Robson de Souza (Robinho), Thiago Neymar Jr. Silva and Daniel Alves enjoyed dinner with friends, and ended with the evening posing for photos and signing shirts for admiring fans.

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(L-R) Cirque du Soleil's Jamie King, producer/musician Emilio Estefan Jr. and entertainment manager Bernie Yuman attend the SLS Las Vegas grand opening celebration at SLS Las Vegas on August 22, 2014 in Las Vegas, Nevada.

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