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New Miami Heat player Amar’e Stoudemire gets warm welcome

Alexis Stoudemire and Amare Stoudemire attend DuJour Magazine's welcome party at The Forge on September 24, 2015 in Miami, Florida.
Alexis Stoudemire and Amare Stoudemire attend DuJour Magazine's welcome party at The Forge on September 24, 2015 in Miami, Florida. Courtesy DuJour magazine

New Miami Heat player Amar’e Stoudemire was seen Thursday at The Forge chatting with Inlist Founders Michael Capponi and Gideon Kimbrell as Jason Binn and Dujour magazine helped welcome him to town. Among the fans greeting Stoudemire upon his arrival: a local Miami rabbi who presented the baller, an orthodox Jew, with a chocolate basketball. Chris Bosh and Stoudemire took a private tour of The Forge’s wine cellar where they were overheard joking, “Boy, this is the best get-out-of-jail-free card from your wife.” (Stoudemire’s wife, Alexis Welch, was in attendance, by the way.)

The fastest man in the world and Olympic gold medalist Usain Bolt was spotted living it up around town this past weekend. On Saturday, Bolt checked out FDR at the Delano, where he was seen dancing in the DJ booth and interacting with fans on the mic. Across the room, Cleveland Cavaliers player Kyrie Irving was also spotted rocking out with a group of friends. Afterward, Bolt headed to E11even Miami where he partied at a VIP table with a group of friends drinking 50 Bleu vodka and Red Bull. He apparently loved the 24/7 spot so much, he returned Sunday night with an even bigger group of friends, ordering bottles of Dom Perignon and Hennessy XO in the party pit. Holding court in a private VIP area nearby: Buffalo Bills’ defensive end and NFL Hall of Famer Bruce Smith.

Haute Living and Hublot came together Friday to celebrate retired baller Scottie Pippen’s 50th birthday at Miami’s newest hotspot, El Tucan. Among those celebrating: Dennis Rodman, Alonzo Mourning, Charles Oakley, Juwan Howard, Nene Leakes, Fat Joe, actor Michael B. Jordan, E! TV host Terrence J, Dave Grutman and Miami Dolphins player Ndamukong Suh. Pippen received a brand new Hublot watch for his birthday gift. Following the dinner, singer Jeremih performed.

Benicio del Toro was on an American Airlines flight Friday morning from Miami to Los Angeles. Says our fly sly, “He was in first class writing in a journal. Polite. Helped people with their luggage.”

Scooter Braun, best known as Justin Bieber's manager in addition to founding SB Projects, which manages other artists like Tori Kelly and Martin Garrix, will team with client Sean “Diddy” Combs to host a party at 11 p.m. Thursday, October 15 at Story for FCancer, a nonprofit whose mission is to prevent and detect cancer while providing community support. Funds raised at the event will benefit Women's Breast & Heart Initiative and FCancer programming, T-shirts purchased at http://letsfcancer.com/event/miami2015will serve as the ticket for entry.

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