Dwyane Wade celebrates birthday in style

Gabrielle Union/Instagram
Gabrielle Union/Instagram Gabrielle Union/Instagram

Dwyane Wade is 33 — his birthday was on the most fun day of the week: Saturday. He and wife Gabrielle Union celebrated with tacos and a card game, as per the actress’ Instagram.

“Happy Birthday @dwyanewade. .. The best spades partner I’ve ever had... Tonight... #TacoTurnup.”

Despite what seemed to be a low key evening, the Miami Heat star still doesn’t party like an “old geezer” as Union called him a few weeks back during a comical photobomb after a win over the New York Knicks at Madison Square Garden.

On Sunday, the newlyweds arrived by boat at Seaspice (formerly known as Seasalt & Pepper) with teammate/best buddy Chris Bosh and his wife Adrienne for the waterside restaurant’s boozy brunch. On the menu: prosciutto and gorgonzola pizzettas, Florida stone crabs, a seafood tower and signature cocktails like the Yellowtail — pisco, passionfruit, basil and jalapeño. Nope, that doesn’t sound very geezer-ish at all.


Marysol Patton got a little help on the dating front from Patti Stanger on Millionaire Matchmaker, airing 10 p.m. Thursday on Bravo. The power publicist/former Real Housewives on Miami star had some success on the long-running show hosted by the outspoken L.A.-based University of Miami graduate.

“It went really well,” says Patton. “ I met a nice guy in California. He has come to visit here, and I have gone to visit him.”

One issue: geography.

“It’s a difficult situation because he is so far away,” adds Patton, “so I’m not sure how things will end up.”


A living legend in the house! Donald Sutherland will be jetting in for the annual NATPE National Association of Television Program Executives Thursday at the Fontainebleau.

The acclaimed actor, 79, will talk up his latest project, Pirate’s Passage, at a champagne breakfast.

The Hunger Games star cowrote, coproduced and lends his voice to the coming-of-age animated family adventure movie based on the award-winning novel of the same title, written by fellow Canadian William Gilkerson.

Among the other celebs in attendance at the resort: the cast of Shark Tank, which won a Reality Breakthrough award for best competition series during a ceremony hosted by Howie Mandel on Tuesday; boxing great Oscar de La Hoya, who announced he was planning to launch a TV channel designed to take viewers behind the um, ropes; and filmmaker Morgan Spurlock, who led a chat called “Shaping of Pop Culture” on Wednesday. The star-spotting conference ends Thursday.


If you’re sitting in downtown traffic on the evening of March 6, there’s an excellent reason. Elton John is coming on down — the music star and his band will play AmericanAirlines Arena as part of the “All The Hits” tour. Just as it sounds, the tour will feature timeless tracks from throughout the bespectacled Brit’s five-decade career.

“It’s been over 12 years since Elton John has graced our stage in Miami, and we are ecstatic to welcome him back in March,” said Jarred Diamond, executive vice president of Heat Group Enterprises. “He is like no other artist on the planet and puts on a concert that no one should miss.” for tickets.


Nick Loeb hasn’t moved on from Sofia Vergara yet, we don’t think. Multiple sources told Us Weekly that the Delray Beach entrepreneur had been seeing Vikings star Katheryn Winnick, but the actress' rep just shot that rumor down. But insiders insist that the History Channel beauty and Onion Crunch creator are hot and heavy, even attending all the Golden Globes parties together.



Spoiler alert: Miami Beach’s Dolce Italian emerged victorious in the first round of Best New Restaurant, Bravo TV’s new head-to-head reality food competition that premiered last night. Chefs Paolo Dorigato, Renato Viola, front-of-house guy Dean Tsakanikas and crew bested the team from Beverly Hills hot spot Doma in a battle of Italian eateries.

Dolce will now chill mostly off-air for a few episodes while four other Miami restaurants — The Federal, Tongue & Cheek, Buns & Buns and R House — star in upcoming challenges. Up next: The Federal, which competes against Austin, Texas, gastropub when Best New Restaurant returns at 10 p.m. Wednesday.

In each episode, host/judge Tom Colicchio (who is opening Beachcraft this year in Miami Beach) declares a winner after observing how the restaurants handle a packed house, VIPs and undercover diners.