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'Sharknado' watch party: Here's where star Cassie Scerbo of Parkland would be

You just knew that when the SyFy's channel’s epically awesome “Sharknado” went viral (killer tornados filled with sharks… Yes)  that there would be a South Florida connection.

So it comes as no surprise that the bikini-ed and shotgun-wielding female lead character (the one that's not Tara Reid) is played by Parkland resident Cassie Scerbo, perhaps best known for her role as a gymnast on ABC Family’s “Make it or Break It.” (Or maybe you saw her as a Lucky Lady of the Day on Sports Illustrated’s online Extra Mustard feature.)

You can see Scerbo’s shark-fighting skills Thursday night when SyFy replays “Sharknado,” an event that has prompted a watch party at Anthony's Runway 84 restaurant (330 State Road 84, Fort Lauderdale).

Scerbo's family and friends will be on hand as Anthony’s famous "Meatballs and Martinis" happy hour beginning at 5:30 p.m. will be renamed "Meatballs and Sharktinis." Scerbo would be there except she's in New York after doing the "Today Show." (Really!)  “Sharknado” airs at 7 p.m. and will be seen on TVs throughout the restaurant (with music on in the background).

Info: 954-467-8484.

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