Nelly, staying at the Mondrian South Beach, took the stage on Halloween at E11even Miami in full costume, paying homage to the late rap great Eazy E of N.W.A. Nelly pumped up the crowd for almost an hour and performed his classics Ride Wit Me, Hot In Herre and Air Force Ones.
Soccer star Ronaldinho was seen Friday night celebrating “some sort of special occasion” at Ball & Chain with two couples and one “big, surly, no-pix bouncer.” The baller was said to have been there to check out the band Electric Piquete. Also on Friday, he was seen supping at The Forge, where boxer Bernard Hopkins was seen at the Veuve Cliquot Yelloween party.
Gabrielle Union celebrated her 43rd birthday Thursday at Ball & Chain’s salsa party. Joining the festivities were Shane Battier’s wife Heidi and Chris Bosh’s wife Adrienne, who all took salsa lessons. Union, sporting a flowy white top with jeans and sexy black knee-high boots, was feted with the watering hole’s signature birthday pineapple and an elaborate cake as they danced the night away.
Pitbull made a pit stop Friday at Town Kitchen & Bar in South Miami where he was seen lunching on truffle burrata and bread pudding.
Hip hop star Meek Mill celebrated Halloween with a group of 30 at Dream Nightclub. Upon Mill’s arrival the DJ played his hit album Dreams and Nightmares as he and his entourage, including Houston Rockets player and rumored Khloe Kardashian paramour James Harden, were swarmed by a Hennessy V.S Bottle parade and batches of the Hennessy V.S Hocus Pocus punch. Rapper Fat Joe and two time Super Bowl champ Asante Samuel were also there for the party.
Congresswoman Ileana Ros-Lehtinen and her two granddaughters were seen Friday at Jungle Island where they were admiring lemurs from Madagascar.
International Film Festival Director Jaie Laplante spent Halloween meeting with Antonio Banderas at the Mandarin Oriental to discuss Bandera’s new coal miner drama, The 33. The festival recently hosted the film’s Miami premiere at the GEMS Festival in advance of its nationwide release on Nov. 13.