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Channing Tatum relives ‘Magic Mike’ moments at SL


Channing Tatum had a Magic Mike flashback Tuesday night at SL at The James Royal Palm when he and his wife, Jenna, partied with Chippendales dancers at an event for a magazine cover on which she appears. While Channing stayed behind the DJ booth showing off his moves, the Chippendales managed to steal Jenna away for a few minutes before she headed back to her hubby to dance with him in the DJ booth.

Zac Efron was seen at Hyde AmericanAirlines Arena Thursday night during the Miami Heat game.

Sean Connery had dinner with friends Wednesday at Caffe Abbracci, where he chatted with owner Nino Pernetti, recounting his past visits to Miami, which reminded him of “his youthful days,” when he was making James Bond movies.

Maria Sharapova had dinner with friends Thursday at Zuma. There after the Heat/Lakers game was Heat player Greg Oden, with friends. Earlier that day, singer Carlos Vives was there with wife and friends.

Ray Allen and his wife, Shannon, were seen Wednesday at the Hublot Boutique in Bal Harbour unveiling three special edition, one-of-a-kind watches that will be auctioned off at the Ray of Hope Luncheon and Ray Allen Golf Classic on Jan. 27, with all proceeds going toward the Juvenile Diabetes Research Institute and JDRF. Allen’s son Walker was diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes at 17 months. Teammates Rashard Lewis and Roger Mason Jr. came out to the boutique to show support for the Allens.

Original mango gangster Norman Van Aken is heading to Los Angeles next week to promote his new book, No Experience Necessary: The Culinary Odyssey of Chef Norman Van Aken. Part of that media blitz includes a Wednesday stint as a guest on the Jimmy Kimmel Live show.

Not quite a Floridian yet, Iron Chef Masaharu Morimoto was spotted Monday night having dinner at Lippi, wearing a baseball cap, sneakers and shorts. Morimoto and three guests, possibly business partners for his new location set to open in the Shelborne Wyndham Grand South Beach shared seven dishes including Truffled Scrambled Eggs, Hawaiian Almaco Jack Tartar and a Wild Mushroom Risotto.

Milwaukee Brewers second baseman Rickie Weeks got married to Tiphany Easterling last weekend at the St. Regis Bal Harbour Resort, with the help of wedding planner Mindy Weiss, event designer Preston Bailey and cake designer Sylvia Weinstock along with pastry chef Antonio Bachour. Notable wedding guests included Weeks’ former teammate Bill Hall, left fielder Ryan Braun and team owner Mark Attanasio.

Former NFL players Andre Reed, Jack Youngblood, Anthony Munoz, Dwight Stephensen, John Randle and Thurman Thomas were among those playing Wednesday in the Pro Football Legends Classic at Jacaranda Golf Club to benefit the Children's Diagnostic and Treatment Center.

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