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Miami Heat’s Mario Chalmers parties until wee hours


Heat player Mario Chalmers was spotted Monday night at FDR, where he and a group of friends partied until the early hours of the morning. On Saturday, Miami Marlin Giancarlo Stanton and Cleveland Cavalier Kyrie Irving were also there, as was Oklahoma Thunder superstar Russell Westbrook, whose bill was picked up by Irving.

Hennessy V.S launched its fith edition of the brand’s limited edition series Hennessy V.S Thursday at Fifty Lounge in the Viceroy Hotel, unveiling a new design created by critically acclaimed American multidisciplinary artist Ryan McGinness. Joining the ranks of Kaws, Futura, Os Gemeos and Shepard Fairey, McGinness embraced the opportunity to expand his ongoing Black Holes series through his Hennessy Very Special Limited Edition label artwork. At the event, though, McGinness went from contemporary artist to bartender, serving the “Infinity” Hennessy cocktail to guests.

Actor Kelsey Grammer, dressed ready for the beach, was spotted Thursday at Dolce Italian grabbing lunch with his family, wife Kayte and kids Kelsey, Gabriel and Faith Evangeline Elisa, before hitting the sand.

We have more intel about how One Direction’s Niall Horan spent some off time in Miami Beach. He started his Tuesday night “tucked away” in Zuma’s lounge, having dinner with some guy friends, and ended it with an appearance at Wall Lounge around 1 a.m. with security guards in tow and his three male pals. All were drinking Grey Goose and Dobel tequila shots with five “hotties” who stopped at their table briefly. The gang left Wall at 3 a.m.

Word around Miami’s federal courthouse is that a lawsuit against restaurateur Michael Schwartz filed by several of his former employees is heating up, with motions flying and more on the way as the case moves toward a trial set to begin next year. The class-action suit, filed in October, accuses Schwartz and his operations director, Charles Bell, of withholding wages, overtime pay and tips, in violation of the Fair Labor Standards Act. Plaintiffs Andres Duque and Roberto Abreu are former tipped employees of Michael’s Genuine Food & Drink (130 NE 40th St.) who worked at Schwartz’s Miami Design District flagship until October. An attempt to contact Robert Brock, the attorney representing the plaintiffs, was not successful. Schwartz declined to address the situation on the record: “It is the restaurant’s policy not to comment on pending litigation,” he said.

Food editor Evan S. Benn contributed to this report.