Brazilian soccer player and two-time World Cup champion Marcos Evangelista de Morais, also known as Cafu, was spotted Wednesday dining at the Met Café at the JW Marriott Marquis Miami. The hotel has also been playing host to several world leaders, including the prime minister of Haiti, who attended the Latin Trade Symposium last Friday, and the prime minister of the Bahamas, who is staying at the hotel on personal business. Also staying at the hotel this week was Italian singer Gigi D’Alessio, who was seen being interviewed by FAMA magazine in the swanky hotel-within-a-hotel, Hotel Beaux Arts.
America’s Most Wanted’s John Walsh had dinner Wednesday at Prime 112. On Thursday night, sports legend Dick Vitale was seen taking pictures with fans outside the popular meatery.
The fourth annual Loews Miami Beach Hotel Celebrity Golf Tournament raised $50,000 last week, benefiting DonorsChoose.org and the Foundation for New Education Initiatives. Among the participants: Shane Battier, Alonzo Mourning, Marcus Allen, Dr J and South Florida’s own Zach Rance and Victoria Rafaeli from this season’s Big Brother.
A stunning, and some say stunningly skinny, Elle Macpherson (Soffer) was seen Wednesday night at the opening of celeb chef Michael Mina’s latest, Stripsteak, at the Fontainebleau.
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If you happen to be down in Key West over the weekend, keep an eye out for celebs such as Marisa Tomei and Hell on Wheels star Anson Mount, both in the Conch Republic for the Key West Film Festival taking place through Sunday. For a schedule of events, visit http://kwfilmfest.com/2014-kwff-event-schedule/.
Piggybacking off the Art Basel hype and hoopla is Logo TV, which just announced that its New Now Next Awards will be broadcast live Dec. 7 from the Kimpton Surfcomber. Expected to appear: Laverne Cox, Charli XCX, Meghan Trainor, Nick Jonas, A Great Big World, Tyler Oakley and Lance Bass.