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D Wade celebrates birthday on a yacht


Dwyane Wade celebrated his 32nd birthday Saturday night the way a baller should: on the Biscayne Lady yacht — renamed Way of Wade for the night — with his fiancée Gabrielle Union, his teammates, friends, family, Micky Arison and Pat Riley.

Jimmy John Liautaud, founder of Jimmy John's Gourmet Sandwiches, celebrated his 50th birthday Saturday at Nikki Beach Miami with 200 of his friends and family. Guests included Kid Rock and Guy Fieri, who, says our spy, “gave a lovely toast.” REO Speedwagon played an intimate acoustic set and DJ Irie DJ'ed until 2 a.m. On Sunday, Ludacris and a few friends enjoyed brunch there while six of the Chippendales dancers brunched at the table next to them.

Val Kilmer was seen Friday afternoon picking up a to-go order from Makoto at Bal Harbour Shops.

Academy Award-winning singer, dancer and actress Rita Moreno spent the weekend at downtown Miami’s Hotel Beaux Arts. The renowned entertainer was in town for the National YoungArts Foundation gala, where she was a 2014 Arison Award Honoree for her invaluable commitment to the arts and inspiration for emerging artists.

After his Saturday show at the BB&T Center, Billy Joel and an entourage of 14 had dinner at Sardelli's Italian Steakhouse in Hollywood about which, Joel said, “This is like the [famous NYC Italian restaurant] Rao's of South Florida.”

Football players Josh Freeman of the Minnesota Vikings and Steven Jackson of the Atlanta Falcons were both seen at their own table Friday night at SL nightclub at the James Royal Palm. Jackson enjoyed a reunion with a few of his buddies from college while Freeman was seen partying with a large group.

National YoungArts Foundation’s 33rd annual YoungArts Week gala Saturday at the organization’s new campus at the Bacardi Tower and Museum raised more than $1.5 million. Guests included YoungArts Artistic Advisor Frank Gehry and YoungArts master teachers Rosie Perez, Paola Antonelli, Shelly Berg, Angela Brown, James Rosenquist, Naomi Fisher, Jacque d’Amboise and Judith Hill (YoungArts Popular Voice Winner 2002). Tony Award winner Brian Stokes Mitchell emceed the evening that also saw speeches from Gehry and Perez when they presented architect Zaha Hadid and actress Rita Moreno with the YoungArts Arison Award for their influence on the development of young artists. YoungArts alumnus Andrew Rannells, who currently appears on the HBO series Girls, received the Alumni Award.

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