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Race car driver Lewis Hamilton joins Will Smith at Zuma

 
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Will Smith was seen Wednesday night heading into the private room at Zuma with friends. The group was later joined by British Formula One driver, Lewis Hamilton.

LeBron James celebrated the Heat’s victory with wife Savannah and friends and biz managers including Randy Mims and Maverick Carter Wednesday night at Zuma. When James entered, the entire restaurant “stopped and gave a standing ovation,” which is exactly what happened when Shane Battier and his wife and friends joined the group. Over on South Beach, Chris Bosh was seen celebrating the big win at Prime 112.

Traffic ticket lawyer Mark Gold, who has had some legal issues of his own, did a mitzvah Saturday at the One Split Second event at the Gibson Guitar showroom benefiting the Christopher Reeve Foundation. Gold was the highest bidder in an auction and bought the chance to meet rapper Matisyahu, an ex Orthodox Jew who was overheard saying he’s no longer as religious as he used to be because “I no longer want to be tied down to rituals and rules.”

The entire Estefan family celebrated Mother’s Day with dinner at Caffe Abbracci Sunday night. There, Gloria proudly showed off her grandson Sasha along with her son, daughter, daughter-in-law and in-laws.

Luis Miguel has seemingly made La Mar by Gastón Acurio his go-to place, dining once again Wednesday night with friends at the Mandarin Oriental hot spot.

Seen filming Friday afternoon at the W South Beach was The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills cast member Brandi Glanville, possibly there for some activity related to her stint on the forthcoming season of Celebrity Apprentice.

Not since The Mavericks played at Washington Square has a major country artist emerged from Miami — until now. Miamian Sammy Arriaga is quickly becoming a name on the country scene, touring with ACM-nominated duo Love and Theft, The Voice winner Cassadee Pope and this summer on tour with Trace Adkins. Arriaga, who made it to Hollywood during Season 10 of American Idol, has recently released a single, Lighter Up, produced by Grammy-Award-winning Keith Stegall, best known for his work with the Zac Brown Band, Alan Jackson and Randy Travis.

The first 1,375 people in line for the Microsoft store opening Thursday at Aventura Mall will get two free premier viewing tickets to the Macklemore and Ryan Lewis performance May 31 in the Surface Parking Lot near Macy’s. So now which are you — Apple or PC?

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