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Wyclef Jean meets at Shore Club; San Antonio Spurs’ Marco Belinelli grabs a burger; Wayans brothers spotted at dinner

 

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Wyclef Jean put some serious time in Tuesday at the Shore Club. The Haitian hip-hop recording artist apparently had so much to do that he and a group of business associates stayed through breakfast and lunch, opting for the poolside restaurant’s Miami Spice menu for the latter.

San Antonio Spurs player Marco Belinelli was seen Monday and Tuesday poolside at Soho Beach House, hanging with friends, drinking juice and eating a burger.

Congrats to Broken Shaker bartender Randy Perez, who won $5,000 at the first Svedka Shakedown Monday at Soho Beach House.

In town for their Hard Rock performance, the Wayans brothers — Damon, Shawn and Marlon — had dinner Wednesday night at Prime 112.

Artist Shepard Fairey, of President Barack Obama’s HOPE poster fame, played a surprise DJ set Thursday at the launch of his limited edition Hennessy V.S. bottle at Wynwood Walls. While the artist spun, music über producers Cool & Dre were also there, partying with friends.

In town doing press for Expendables 3, Antonio Banderas was spotted with friends on Tuesday night, celebrating a belated 54th birthday (Aug. 10) at Zuma. Dressed casually, Banderas was seen to be relaxed and cheerful, interacting with staff and guests, while enjoying sashimi and wine. Banderas’ Expendables costar Kellan Lutz had staffers at the Mandarin-Oriental Miami Hotel running around Wednesday trying to find food that adhered to the picky eater’s strict caveman diet. Later that evening, the two actors took turns throwing out the first pitches as the Marlins took on the St. Louis Cardinals.

Erasure kicks off its world tour on Sept. 12 at The Fillmore. The synth-pop duo are touring in support of their forthcoming 16th studio album, The Violet Flame. We asked Erasure’s Andy Bell why he and Vince Clarke chose Miami Beach as the launch spot, and he told us, “We are rehearsing and starting The Violet Flame Tour by pure coincidence in Miami, which also happens to be my civil partner [ Stephen Moss]’s hometown, so I can have a few days’ R&R before the whole thing kicks off! I have just returned from doing a one-man show at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival so I’m very much looking forward to being with my Erasure family again. The show will be a mixture of Erasure Dance Classics & Remixes.” For tickets to the show, go to Livenation.com.

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