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Dave Chappelle lives it up at Wall


After two days of sold-out shows at the Fillmore, the notoriously reclusive Dave Chappelle had a post show party Saturday at Wall, where he arrived with 50 people and hung out behind the DJ booth dancing and mixing music. They had lots to drink, says our spy, who observed at least a bottle or two each of Hendrick’s Gin, Sailor Jerry Whisky and Stoli Vodka. They also had champagne. Chappelle, says the spy, “was super nice,” so much so, he paid to keep the staff later and gave more than $1,000 in tips before leaving well past the club’s 5 a.m. closing time.

Robin Thicke was seen Thursday afternoon strolling into the Delano Beach Club, to rendezvous with friends at the bar around 2 p.m. The singer/songwriter, in town for a New Year’s Eve gig at the SLS Hotel South Beach, sipped on a Piña Colada and took photos with guests. Also hanging at a poolside bungalow was Football Hall of Famer Warren Sapp, having lunch with a group of his friends.

Christian Vieri, named one of FIFA’s 125 greatest living soccer players to date, was seen Monday at FDR at the Delano for their highly anticipated Monday night Boston Tea Party. The International soccer star was scene mingling with guests and taking photos with fans. In addition to Vieri, Miami Heat point guard, Mario Chalmers, was also in attendance, letting loose after a victory against the Utah Jazz.

Armand Assante had lunch Monday afternoon with a friend at Caffe Abbracci, sharing a bottle of Brunello di Montalcino and lunching on a veal chop with porcini. On Wednesday, Gov. Rick Scott had lunch there with business associates, feasting on saffron risotto with shrimp.

Seen partying and popping Dom Perignon bottles Wednesday at Hyde AmericanAirlinesArena as the Miami Heat beat the Indiana Pacers were comedian Mike Epps, Detroit Tigers star Miguel Cabrera and retired New York Yankees catcher Jorge Posada.

New Miami Heat player Roger Mason was seen Wednesday at Bâoli. He and a date shared a romantic dinner in the garden (oysters, scallops, lamb and sea bass) and sipped on Bâoli's Exotic Mojito and french martinis.

Gloria and Emilio Estefan had dinner Wednesday night in Prime 112’s private wine room with sugar mogul Alfy Fanjul and Jimmy Buffett.

Miley Cyrus may or may not be dating doppelganger Kellan Lutz, but she and her tongue were together for a make-good appearance at LIV Friday night.

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