Retired Miami Heat player Shane Battier and his wife, Heidi, are throwing their fifth annual Battioke fundraiser from 7:30 p.m. to 11:30 p.m. Thursday, at Ball & Chain, 1513 SW Eighth St. The event, which has thus far raised more than $800,000, raises money and awareness for The Battier Take Charge Foundation, a nonprofit established by Shane and his wife to fund college scholarships for underprivileged youth.
“There are many amazingly talented kids who just lack the access and opportunity that others have. Our mission is to help provide access and opportunity to these kids. People often talk about change,” Battier said, adding, “We have our sleeves rolled up and are in our communities working to change the dynamic.” Tickets are $100 per person and available at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/south-beach-battioke-tickets-27291513652.
Singer Miguel and fiancée Nazanin Mandi were seen last Saturday at Rockwell in Miami Beach, partying with a large group in celebration of Mandi’s 30th birthday. The couple was said to be having a great time celebrating, taking lots of pictures and digging into a giant cake that was delivered to the table. Also seen there: free agent football player Antrel Rolle and Sacramento Kings player Rudy Gay.
Hot off the set of Netflix’s new original series “Marco Polo,” Rick Yune was spotted Friday at Dolce Italian, enjoying gluten-free pizza with friends.
“America’s Got Talent” judge Howie Mandel and friends had dinner Monday at Blade at the Fontainebleau Miami Beach.
Jimmy Kimmel had brunch Sunday at The Seven Dials in Coral Gables. According to our spies, he seemed to be with folks he knew (not famous) and made a reservation under his own name. “He was an absolute gentleman— kind, polite and funny,” says our source. The late night host had drinks and fish & chips in what' was described as a very chill and low-key situation. “An absolute pleasure,” adds the source.
Spicy tuna with a side of extra narcissism was on the lunch menu Thursday at Makoto, where Kanye West and Scott Disick were seen while their signifiKant others were allegedly in Bal Harbour Shops flexing the plastic.