LeAnn Rimes and Eddie Cibrian spotted at Swim Week, Mario Lopez parties on yacht

07/21/2014 3:26 PM

09/17/2014 5:59 PM

LeAnn Rimes was impressed by the skimpy swimwear at the Luli Fama presentation at the Raleigh Sunday. She attended along with husband and LeAnn & Eddie costar Eddie Cibrian.

“I like butts, and they do a really good butt,” the country singer was overheard saying. The designers behind the Miami-based collection are known for their itsy bitsy styles.

The 31-year-old How Do I Live singer, who was in town for her Mardi Gras Casino show, tweeted: “I’m surrounded by bikinis!!! #heaven lol” adding that she was “sweating” with her “#hairup.” We feel your pain, we really do.

The tabloid targets were also spotted Saturday lunching poolside at the Shore Club, according to Scene in the Tropics columnist Lesley Abravanel.


Mario Lopez loves his seafood. The former Saved by the Bell star (aka AC Slater) turned Extra host boarded the Lady Windridge yacht docked on Collins Avenue outside the Fontainebleau late afternoon Saturday to celebrate a new menu from Bonefish Grill. Random? Kind of. Unless you consider that the superfit Lopez tends to eat mostly lean proteins. Also aboard the cruise were Real Housewives buddies Countess LuAnn de Lesseps (New York), Adriana De Moura and Karent Sierra (ex Miami) as well as Million Dollar Listing’s Chad Carroll.

Was Lopez having fun? Somewhat. When he tried to get a plate of food, fans relentlessly approached him for selfies. One woman gifted him a mini bottle of hand sanitizer; when he poured out some liquid, it squirted out on his khakis, and he hurried to the bathroom to get out the stain. Hope Mario has access to a good dry cleaner.

De Moura and de Lesseps later linked up with Marysol Patton for the Maaji presentation at the Raleigh. Joining the ladies in the front row was actress Serinda Swan ( Graceland).


Mario’s old Extra coworker, Maria Menounos stopped by the Mercedes-Benz Star Lounge inside the Esther Williams Suite at The Raleigh Hotel Saturday to help the German luxury car company celebrate its 10-year collaboration with Swim Week. Menounos, who was also talking about her new self help book The Everygirl’s Guide To Diet And Fitness, later posed on Collins Avenue in front of a specially wrapped 2015 C-Class car, one of 10 which were specially done up for the occasion by 10 designers. Menounos, 36, debuts her new show Untold at 8 p.m. Thursday on E! It’s described as “a Dateline for pop culture.”


About Lesley Abravanel

Lesley Abravanel


Lesley Abravanel covers nightlife in her weekly column, Velvet Underground, in which she scopes the scene for stars, scandal and social studies. A former wanna-be clubkid in the late 80s NYC club scene heyday, she skipped town for Miami, where she's been since 1990--the so-called halcyon days of South Beach clubdom.

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