Spring Break 2013 is in full swing and we didn’t have to look very far to find what will be the most talked about parties of the year, hosted by Joe Francis. This week-long Spring Break extravaganza took place at one of the sexiest destinations in the world, the luxury retreat Casa Aramara in Punta Mita, Mexico. This picturesque location was the setting for a huge pool party with over 200 beautiful girls and celebrities from around the world. Included in the VIP guest list were the #1 DJ in the world Tiesto, Grammy-winning producer Jermaine Dupri, Lance Bass, Dutch DJ Sander Van Doorn, Abbey Wilson and many others. Joe hosted an incredible week for his guests, treating them to private DJ performances, horseback riding, wave runners, relaxing massages, thrilling zip lining adventures, and some of the best food and drinks in the world. During the week, DJ Tiesto also performed to a packed house at Strana Nightclub in Puerto Vallarta, followed by Tiesto’s ultra-exclusive after party at Casa Aramara that lasted well into the following day. This was an awesome Spring Break for the records books, that will have people taking for a long time to come.
The hit show “Joan & Melissa: Joan Knows Best?” returns to television this Saturday night on WEtv. The series features Joan Rivers and her daughter Melissa Rivers, both of who are friends with Joe Francis. The realty series follows the funny Mom and Daughter through their daily antics that range from an All-America bus tour, getting handcuffed in London, to Joan hosting an internet talk show from their basement. Joe made an appearance on “In Bed with Joan” where they discussed everything from sex to finding Mrs. Right. We asked what it was like to share the sheets with the legendary comedian, ” I’m honored to be a part of the show, Melissa is a sweetheart and Joan is one of the funniest women alive.” You can catch “Joan & Melissa: Joan Knows Best” this Saturday on WEtv at 9pm.
Today Girls Gone Wild brought together the hottest models for a glamorous photo shoot at a mansion in the Hollywood Hills. The sun was shining but that didn’t mean it was bikini weather. The temperature was on the cooler side, but the girls still bared all while working with world renowned photographer Russell Baer. Flashing their gorgeous smiles and unforgettable bodies these babes posed poolside before heading indoors to take some intimate bedroom snapshots. Joe Francis, the creator of the GGW brand, arrived on location and was greeted by the enthusiastic models. As you can see from the photos the girls couldn’t be happier to be part of the Girls Gone Wild shoot. Joe told us, “This group of girls really brought the sex appeal that everyone expects from Girls Gone Wild. These girls’ personalities are as good as their pictures. We all had so much fun working with them. I’m excited for the next issue of the magazine.” Get your copy of Girls Gone Wild magazine HERE.
Comedian and friend of Joe Francis, Heather McDonald celebrated the launch of her new book “My Inappropriate Life”. The celebration was held last night at the Emerson Theatre in Hollywood and among the familiar faces were Chelsea Handler, Lance Bass, Kris Jenner, and many more. Heather’s new book is a follow-up to her New York Times best seller “You’ll Never Blue Ball in This Town Again” which chronicles her life as a Hollywood virgin. Now that she’s married with children, “My Inappropriate Life” comically tells the story of her attempts to become A-List and dishes about her celebrity friends. One star in particular is Joe Francis. After the event we asked him what he thought about being included in her book, he said “I like Heather because she’s never afraid to push the limits. We’ve had some of the craziest times together, and I’m honored to be a part of her inappropriate life. Everybody should pick up a copy.” To read more about Heather’s hilarious story, buy her new book HERE.
Longtime friends Kourtney Kardashian and Scott Disick, joined Joe Francis, as he headed down to the warm waters and white sandy beaches of Casa Aramara located in Punta Mita, Mexico. The couple lounged along the Mexican Riviera and for the first time ever brought along their new 6-month-old baby Penelope. The proud parents took their newborn whale watching where they spotted humpback whales and other exciting sea life. “It was great being able to introduce Penelope to Mexico for the first time”, said Joe. They are regular visitors to Casa Aramara and are sure to return soon.
Vanguard, the new premier Hollywood club from nightlife entertainment group SBE, held its official opening party last night. In attendance at the celebrity filled hotspot was Joe Francis along with girlfriend, model Abbey Wilson. The duo walked the red carpet before enjoying an epic concert by Swedish DJ Avicii. The venue was so hot Billboard Magazine showed up to report on the happenings, “Among the star-studded guests at the pre-Grammys soirée were… Tara Reid, and Girl’s Gone Wild creator Joe Francis.” We talked to Joe about the concert and he told us, “Avicii didn’t perform till 1:15am but it was worth the wait, he rocked the house until 4am in the morning.” Check out Avicii here and if your in the Hollywood area make sure to stop at Vanguard.
Kim Kardashian, a longtime friend of Joe Francis, is expecting her first child with music superstar Kanye West. The news broke when Kanye asked the audience during a recent show in Atlantic City to make some noise for his “Baby Mama”. Sharing in the joy is Joe Francis who told us, “I’ve known Kim for a long time and I consider her part of my family. When I found out she was having a child I couldn’t have been happier because I know how much she loves kids. Kim and Kanye are going to make wonderful parents” Later that day Joe joked on his Twitter account, “Joe West would be a good name if it’s a boy.” We’ll have to wait about 6 more months to see if they take his advice, but it sounds good to us!
Personal Note from Joe Francis: I love helping children less fortunate. Every year I participate in countless charities benefiting children like ‘Christmas in September‘ and most recently ABC 7’s ’Spark of Love’ last Friday. This year I brought 4 Santa’s helpers to deliver a truck full of toys for underprivileged children. Sadly, this year was different. The morning we arrived at ‘Spark of Love’ the tragedy in Newtown, Connecticut was unfolding and it was hard to dampen the amount of sadness the country was experiencing. This may have put a damper on that day, but I urge everyone to do what they can and embrace the season of giving by donating toys to this charity. Thank you to Target, ABC 7 and the Los Angeles Fire Department for inviting me to participate in the event. The final ‘Spark of Love’ event is on Friday December 21st.