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Chris Bosh meets fan ‘Off the Court’

 
 
David Alvarez
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Chris Bosh congratulates the American Express “Off the Court” Food Challenge winner Bobby Parrish a / David Alvarez

Food blogger Bobby Parrish left Miami a happy man. The Chicago resident and his wife Dessi caught the Miami Heat vs. Knicks game Sunday and then were escorted to a VIP enclave in AmericanAirlines Arena to really have some fun. Parrish was the winner of the American Express “Off The Court” Food Challenge, after he submitted his recipe for his favorite game day snack (deep fried chicken wings stuffed with mac ’n’ cheese) as part of a national contest. Parrish’s prize included a meet and greet with basketball star/home cook Chris Bosh and his personal chef Terrance Williams, plus he scored a pair of the NBA champ’s signed 2010 Nike Hyperdunk sneakers.

Switching lanes

Cee Lo Green is hardly wallowing in self-pity now that he’s off The Voice. When the going gets tough, the tough go bowling. The Forget You singer (born Thomas DeCarlo Callaway) was seen at Lucky Strike Hollywood on Saturday afternoon, bowling with friends and family and chowing down on flatbread pizza and chicken bites washed down with Don Julio 1942 tequila. Green was reportedly gracious with fans and took the time to sign a pin.

School visit

Kids freaked the freak out at Pitbull’s charter school, SLAM, on Tuesday afternoon. Austin Mahone surprised students with an impromptu acoustic set as part of an event put on by Radio Disney to announce that he’ll be a presenter and performer at the Radio Disney Music Awards April 27 airing 8 p.m. on The Disney Channel. Asked how it felt to be 18, Austin said, “Great! I can buy lottery tickets and a monkey now. Yeah! Why not?”

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