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New Miami reality series ahead?


Doron Ofir, responsible for the pop cultural boil that was Jersey Shore, and executive producer of Rich Kids of Beverly Hills, is scouting his native city for his latest reality show undertaking, Project Miami, which he describes as a “beyond the velvet rope, coveted lifestyle series to redefine trendsetting taste in a reality Sex & the City.” Ofir is looking for Dade, Broward and Palm Beach county residents 21 and older who are part of So Flo's so-called A-list and society elite. Wealthy, beautiful and “instantly adored, superhot, proto-superstar with lots of drama going on in your life; with the style, the strength of personality, and the sense of humor to be unapologetically yourself.” When we told Ofir this describes at least a majority of locals in their own minds, he laughed and said, “I love it! True! This is an opportunity for all those cliques to step up and claim their own real spotlight, real red carpet and real worldwide fame.” Throw your hat into the ring at Good luck (we think).

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Stepping out

Now this would be a cute couple, but probably not ABC-approved: The Bachelor Juan Pablo Galavis was seen getting cozy with Miami native Mayra Veronica. Star magazine reports the music promoter and the Mama Mia singer met up at a basketball game in L.A., and sparks flew. At least he can speak Spanish with her, unlike the contestants on his reality show.

Meeting of the minds

Sharing recipes, were we? Dewey Lo Sasso, who recently took over the kitchen at the Acqualina Resort & Spa on the Beach in Sunny Isles met up with culinary legend Sirio Maccioni. The owner of Le Cirque and his wife Egidiana stopped in for a special preview tasting of LoSasso’s new menu.

Miami or bust!

Tony Pipitone is leaving Orlando. The longtime WKMG-Channel 6 newsman is moving southeast to take an investigative-reporting post at NBC-owned WTVJ next month. Pipitone, 53, has a good reason to relocate beside the job: His wife, Myriam Marquez, is executive editor at el Nuevo Herald in Doral. The couple commuted for eight years between the two cities. “We made it work, but we always hoped to get under one roof sooner,” said Pipitone.

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