Amid the Art Basel insanity, Ocean Drive magazine will unveil its December cover featuring actress and former model Krysten Ritter at a VIP party Friday night at W South Beach.
We doubt she will get lost in the artsy shuffle — Ritter’s star is on the rise. Next up: a role alongside Amy Adams in Tim Burton’s next film, Big Eyes. She takes on the outspoken-friend role in the biopic about artist Margaret Keane (Adams) whose husband takes credit for her work.
The guest list for the exclusive OD party is pretty tight, but you can still read up on the former Don’t Trust the B---- in Apartment 23 and Breaking Bad star. Apparently, she has a boyfriend, War on Drugs singer Adam Granduciel.
“He’s incredibly supportive and encouraging,” the Pennsylvania native tells the magazine.
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On fulfilling her dream of working with Burton: “I was a huge fan of all of his movies growing up even before I knew what acting was or that you could make [it] as an actress.”
Attention Home Depot fanatics: Common is going the reality TV path. The rapper and sometime actor (Date Night, Now You See Me) is the host and judge of Spike TV’s Framework, a competition pitting amateur furniture makers against one another to build the coolest, most durable piece. The winner nets a grand prize of $100,000 and the opportunity for his or her line to be sold to the masses.
The show, featuring celebrity furniture designers Brandon Gore and Nolen Niu as cojudges, premieres Jan. 6. The three men will be hanging out at W South Beach talking shop Friday afternoon at a (yes, sorry) private party with a DJ assist from Edgar Bronfman’s daughter Hannah Bronfman.
Chris Bosh is going to have to shower up quickly after Wednesday night’s Heat game against the Atlanta Hawks. The power player is hosting a private “Evening of Art” at the Yeelen Gallery in Little Haiti and unveiling a piece by local contemporary artist Jerome Soimaud. The event will also give Bosh the opportunity to show off his Mr. Nice Tie collection — there will be a photo booth where attendees can try on ties that the NBA All Star designed for Canadian accessories brand Armstrong & Wilson.
Need a musical Basel alternative? Actor Adrian Grenier and his indie band The Skins will be rocking out on Sunday starting at 3 p.m. at the Deauville Beach Resort in Miami Beach. You’ll notice a definitely 1960s vibe at the hotel. Popular Montauk, New York, celebrity hangout The Surf Lodge (where Top Chef hottie Sam Talbot used to be executive chef) has opened a pop up cafe on site. 6701 Collins Ave, 305-865-8511.
FROM ITALY WITH LOVE
Italian cinematographer Vittorio Storaro is making a rare U.S. appearance in Miami. The three-time Academy Award winner (Apocalypse Now, Reds, The Last Emperor) will appear at the opening of his photo exhibit, “Writing with Light; The Civilta Romana Collection” 7-10 p.m. Saturday as part of the Coconut Grove Arts Festival inside Mayfair in the Grove, 3390 Mary St. Personal photos, including celebrity portraits, will be among the works on display. 305-447-0401.
KIM TAKES MIAMI
Kim Kardashian isn’t one to miss a major world event like Art Basel. Word is the reality star and her entourage (which may include her well-dressed daughter North and “artist” husband Kanye West) will be in Miami Beach Thursday to celebrate her risque Paper magazine cover with a private dinner at an undisclosed location.