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Ian Ziering introduces Chippendales to South Florida

 
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Celebrating the opening weekend in Miami, Chippendales male revue hosted more than 1,000 screaming females Friday at Mansion, plus former Chippendales dancer Ian Ziering, who introduced the show. Also seen in the crowd was former Top Chef contestant and soon to be Miami chef Carla Pellegrino. Although Ziering didn’t perform, he was spotted breaking out a few moves on the red carpet. He returned the next night to introduce the show and get back into the Chippendales mind frame, as he will be joining the cast again in Vegas for a limited engagement.

The entire Entourage cast — Kevin Dillon, Adrian Grenier, Jeremy Piven, Jerry Ferrara and Kevin Connelly — along with producers and crew have been staying at The Rivera South Beach during their filming of the movie version of the HBO show. While Miami will star prominently, with scenes filmed at the hotel and on a yacht, it won't get the credit it deserves, playing a different role — as Brazil. Dillon was seen Tuesday night with model Nina Agdal at the bar of Moreno's Cuba. On Wednesday, Agdal and some gal pals had dinner at CATCH Miami at the James Royal Palm.

Jane Fonda was in town, staying at Epic and seen dining at Area 31. Over at neighboring Zuma, Psych actor Dulé Hill on what our spies say seems to have been a date.

Erik Spoelstra had dinner Saturday with his girlfriend at Caffe Abbracci. The next day, Florida's First Lady Ann Scott had a ladies' lunch. On Sunday, Scott's hubby, Governor Scott, had his usual monthly Monday night dinner with “business associates.”

Miami resident Jessica Perez, 23, is appearing on MTV's new show Are You The One?, premiering at 11 p.m. Tuesday. The show is “a social experiment on modern love helping 10 women and 10 men find their perfect match.” Perez, they say, is a “born again virgin . . . . 4 years single and sexless,” says MTV. Her mom must be proud.

Dr. Maya Angelou was in Boca Raton Thursday night, speaking at Congregation B'nai Israel on race relations, about which she said, “I know I'm supposed to talk about race relations. Blah. I'm a race and I have relations,” adding that, “We're not where we have to be, but we are better. We've come a long way.” She also encouraged young people to study poetry, including hip hop, but “not the vulgarity,” comparing Edgar Allen Poe to today's hip hop. The 85-year-old, who said she arrived in Boca after a 12-hour bus ride from North Carolina where she is a professor of American studies at Wake Forest University, also said, “I never trust people who don't laugh. I don't know if you're serious or not, but you're boring as hell.”

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