Mike Tyson in town for fight at AmericanAirlinesArena

07/10/2014 4:08 PM

07/10/2014 4:09 PM

Iron Mike in the house! Red the Steakhouse, that is. Fans of the onetime heavyweight champion of the world sat like a head of state at the SoFi restaurant Wednesday evening, hosting a private dinner. Tyson was in town for the International Boxing Federation junior-lightweight title fight between champion Argenis Mendez and Miami resident Rances Barthelemy at the AmericanAirlines Arena Thursday night. The sometime actor ( The Hangover) is the president of Mendez’s promotional company, Iron Mike Productions.

SWIMMING WITH SHARKS

Shark Tank investor Daymond John listened to entrepreneurs pitch for a chance to win $20,000 Tuesday night at Nikki Beach as part of Miller Lite Tap the Future, “the competition that helps great friends start great ventures.” Three attendees were randomly selected to pitch their business on the spot. The crew of judges included Wifredo Fernandez, CEO of The LAB Miami, and Neal Gottlieb and Sadie Ash Boggs, of Three Twins Ice Cream. Derrius Quarles and Ras Asan walked away with 20K after impressing the judges with their Chicago business, Million Dollar Scholar, an app that helps disadvantaged students get scholarships. Miami entrepreneur Dawn Dickson won $500 after pitching her business, Flat Out, rollable emergency flat shoes to ease your foot pain after a night out.

TRY, TRY AGAIN

Boo-hoo. Nick Garcia has been eliminated from TV’s So You Think You Can Dance. Nigel Lythgoe, Mary Murphy and guest judge Misty Copeland just didn’t think the ballroom dancer — who practices at Dance Town studio in Doral — had what it takes to go the distance in the Fox competition.

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Madeleine Marr

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Former fashion and food writer Madeleine Marr joined the Miami Herald in 2003. The native New Yorker's celebrity coverage includes features, interviews, events, red carpets, premieres, award ceremonies, style, news and gossip in the South Florida area and beyond.

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