Sean Connery loves soccer (and Caffe Abbracci)

08/01/2014 4:25 PM

09/17/2014 5:58 PM

Sean Connery had dinner Monday night with a group of friends at Caffe Abbracci. Connery greeted and shook hands with fans as he entered the room and was overheard chatting with restaurant owner Nino Pernetti about the World Cup, saying he regrets that his native country Scotland did not qualify and that England was eliminated in the first round. He did concede that Germany was the rightful winner. Connery also told Pernetti that what he enjoys most in life after making movies is ... soccer. The ex 007 left the restaurant, saying “Cheerio,” to the owner and his starstruck guests.

Linda Bollea, aka Linda Hogan, is suing her 20-something ex Charles Hill for violating a settlement and confidentiality agreement they had when they broke up in 2012. Hill apparently did an Entertainment Tonight interview that was in violation of the agreement, so Bollea, via her Miami-based lawyer Raymond Rafool, sued Hill in Miami “ to enforce the Settlement Agreement and Confidentiality Agreement and to prevent his violation of the confidentiality provisions.”

The exes are already embroiled in litigious activity, with Hill filing a lawsuit against Bollea claiming among other things that she preyed on him and that he worked for her during their four-year relationship without payment. Rafool disagrees, saying, “Forget the lavish lifestyle he got — vehicles, clothes, trips, TV opportunities and payment for them.” And how about that, er, excellent publicity? That’s priceless.

Soccer commentator and former Fort Lauderdale Strikers player Ray Hudson surprised fans Tuesday at the drive-through of the DQ Grill & Chill restaurant in Fort Lauderdale for the launch of the new Chips Ahoy! Blizzard. Uh, goooooooaaaal?

Several cast members of the USA Network show Graceland had dinner Wednesday at 15th & Vine Kitchen and Bar on the 15th floor of Viceroy Miami. Actors Aaron Tveit, Brandon Jay McLaren, Vanessa Ferlito and Manny Montana stayed to watch their show on the TVs at the bar.

Hip-hop star Red Café hung out with Miami Dolphins player Brandon Albert Tuesday night at Cameo.

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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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