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Birdman’s underwear line takes off in Aventura

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Chris “Birdman” Andersen of the Miami Heat is getting into the underwear biz. Thanks to his relationship with LeBron James, who happens to be an owner of the Aventura Mall store Unknwn, Andersen will launch his new underwear line there at 7 p.m. Jan. 28. The first 250 people to buy the undies — which look just like Andersen's many tattoos — will get a signed poster. No signed skivvies, so don't even go there.

Adrian Grenier was seated Thursday night in a corner of Joe's Stone Crab's main room with “two nice-looking young women” and was joined by another couple. When leaving the restaurant, he was very gracious to a table near him — a whole group got up, and he took a photo with them. Interestingly, Grenier left the restaurant with his own stainless steel thermos and bottle of Fiji water in tow.

Grenier joined his Entourage cast mates Friday night for a wrap party at Prime 112. From there, he, director Doug Ellin, Kevin Connolly, Kevin Dillon and Jerry Ferrara hopped on the E11even Miami party bus, owned by the soon to open downtown mega-club/restaurant, and headed to the not-yet-open space for a private party where they partied “for hours.”

Also seen at Prime 112 that night were super model Selita Ebanks, Yankees pitcher CC Sabathia and director Michael Bay. Nicky Hilton was seen that night dining across the street at Prime Italian. Hilton tweeted that she was having such a great vacation in Miami she kept changing her flight and didn't want to head home.

Bay was also spotted Saturday at Bâoli, “calmly sipping a Heineken,” says our spy. Bay, who had a bit of meltdown at a convention earlier this month was said to be “strictly on a liquid diet,” staying close to the bar.

Philadelphia Phillies outfielder John Mayberry Jr. was seen Saturday night partying at Skybar at the Shore Club.

Despite her woes of 2013, Paula Deen will be at Lee Schrager's fried chicken pairing seminar as part of the South Beach Wine and Food Festival at 11 a.m. Feb. 23 at the Ritz Carlton, South Beach for Schrager's cook book Fried + True ( May 2014, Clarkson Potter). The festival founder will be making Deen's recipe as one of his five faves at this seminar for 100 people. “Paula and her family have been supporters of mine and the festival for the past 9 years and I am happy they will be with us in February,” Schrager told us. Tix are $85 and still available at

Miami handbag designer Laura Buccellati and her business partner Lily Azel have resorted to seeking crowd funding on the website Indiegogo to help pay attorney's fees in a lawsuit filed by Buccellati's uncle, jewelry designer Gianmaria Buccellati, who is suing his niece for trademark infringement, even though, says a press release, “Laura does not and has never designed jewelry and Gianmaria does not sell leather goods.”

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