Scene in the Tropics

Bey & Jay Z rent Jungle Island for Blue Ivy’s birthday


Beyonce and Jay Z aren't the only party animals in the family. In celebration of daughter Blue Ivy's second birthday Tuesday, the couple rented out Jungle Island. We asked a Jungle Island PR rep for details, but got none. “We value the privacy of all of our visitors, whether VIP or otherwise, and do not comment on their visits unless given the express authorization to do so,” said the rep. So in other words, The Carters put a gag on the Island. When asked how much it costs to rent the entire place out, we were also met with vagueness. “It varies per client/company and their needs. We meet with them in person to discuss and don’t discuss price quotes.” As they say, if you have to ask . . . After their visit, the family paid a second visit to Joey's in Wynwood where the baby was seen sporting a gold nameplate necklace. Reports also claim that mom and dad bought baby a $75,000 horse, though truth to that is debatable.

Guy Fieri headed to Flavortown with DJ Irie Thursday night, dining in the private wine room at Prime 112. After dinner, they headed across the street to Prime Italian where they had drinks with owner Myles Chefetz.

Meanwhile, Elle Macpherson took her son Cy on Jungle Island's VIP Safari Tour Monday. The guide said “she was one of the nicest people” he's ever taken on a tour.

Anna Kournikova and model Adriana Lima were spotted separately last week shopping at Alton Sports in Motion. Kournikova stopped by to have her racquet restrung, and Lima was spotted picking up a new pair of kicks.

After the premiere of his movie Ride Along, funnyman Kevin Hart went to Cameo where he sat at a VIP table with a group of friends, drinking GT vodka and partying alongside Philadelphia Eagles player Desean Jackson and Cleveland Browns player Greg Little. On Tuesday, Hart had dinner at Prime Italian.

LeBron James, Chris Bosh and Dwyane Wade enjoyed a celebratory meal Wednesday night at New York City restaurant The General for teammate Michael Beasley's 25th birthday. The group of players, which included LeBron's wife Savannah Brinson and Bosh's wife, Adrienne Williams, surprised Beasley, who was under the impression he was only dining with girlfriend, Kaleila Pufolkes. According to an insider at the restaurant, the group ended the meal by presenting Beasley with giant silver number balloons (two and five, of course) and brought out a cake that was decorated on top with a bag of Skittles and a Dallas Cowboys helmet.

Read more People stories from the Miami Herald

  • The music scene

    Vine star Shawn Mendes finds breakthrough on pop charts

    Six seconds isn’t a long time, but Vine superstar Shawn Mendes made the time count when posting cover songs on the social media platform.

  • Flashback Friday

    Jennifer Lopez is still smoking as she enters middle age

    The People Page does an occasional feature embracing Throwback Thursday and Flashback Friday, a fun social media trend in which users post pictures to celebrate the passage of Father Time. Here’s our #TBT offering for the day:

  • Celebrity birthdays on July 24

    Comedian Ruth Buzzi is 78. Actor Mark Goddard (“Lost in Space”) is 78. Actor Chris Sarandon is 72. Comedian Gallagher is 68. Actor Michael Richards is 65. Actress Lynda Carter is 63. Director Gus Van Sant is 62. Actress-singer Kristin Chenoweth is 46. Actress Laura Leighton is 46. Actress-singer Jennifer Lopez is 45. Basketball player-turned-actor Rick Fox is 45. Actor Eric Szmanda (“CSI”) is 39. Actress Rose Byrne is 35. Actress Elisabeth Moss is 32. Actress Anna Paquin is 32. Actress Mara Wilson is 27. TV personality Bindi Irwin (“Bindi: The Jungle Girl”) is 16.

Miami Herald

Join the

The Miami Herald is pleased to provide this opportunity to share information, experiences and observations about what's in the news. Some of the comments may be reprinted elsewhere on the site or in the newspaper. We encourage lively, open debate on the issues of the day, and ask that you refrain from profanity, hate speech, personal comments and remarks that are off point. Thank you for taking the time to offer your thoughts.

The Miami Herald uses Facebook's commenting system. You need to log in with a Facebook account in order to comment. If you have questions about commenting with your Facebook account, click here.

Have a news tip? You can send it anonymously. Click here to send us your tip - or - consider joining the Public Insight Network and become a source for The Miami Herald and el Nuevo Herald.

Hide Comments

This affects comments on all stories.

Cancel OK

  • Marketplace

Today's Circulars

  • Quick Job Search

Enter Keyword(s) Enter City Select a State Select a Category