JOE FRANCIS ATTENDS SLS GRAND OPENING

JOE FRANCIS ATTENDS SLS GRAND OPENING

Miami reminded the world why it’s one of the sexiest cities on the planet with the Grand Opening of the SLS Hotel South Beach. Joe Francis attended the exclusive event with his friends from the Real Housewives of Miami, including Lea Black and Lisa Hochstein. The event was thrown to celebrate the opening of Sam Nazarian’s latest hotel effort with Philippe Starck, Lenny Kravitz and Chef Jose Andres. Rumer Willis was also in attendance at the chic soiree, and gave a “energetic” performance on the outdoor stage. The chef was so taken with the Girls Gone Wild creator he tweeted “Chef’s Gone Wild”. If you want to see exclusive pictures from inside the party make sure to view the gallery below.

JOE FRANCIS AT THE BLACKS ANNUAL GALA

Joe Francis followed up his ratings boosting appearance on The Real Housewives of Miami by attending a black tie function hosted by friends Roy and Lea Black. In the most recent episode the creator of the Girls Gone Wild entertainment brands attended The Blacks Annual Gala, a charity event that has raised more than 12 Million since its inception and this year boasted performances by Queen Latifah and Tony Bennett. By Joe’s side were friends Mario Lopez and Adriana de Moura. Tensions were still boiling after retired model Joanna Krupa continued to sling ridiculous accusations at Joe Francis even after he extended an olive branch. Despite the controversy Joe was happy to have participated in an event that raised nearly a million dollars for at risk youth. To learn more about The Blacks Annual Gala click HERE.

JOE FRANCIS HEATED EXCHANGE ON REAL HOUSEWIVES OF MIAMI

In an upcoming episode of The Real Housewives of Miami Joe Francis, creator of the Girls Gone Wild entertainment brand, heats up the reality show with his entertaining appearance. Along with close friend and Real Housewife of Miami Lea Black the duo attend a lingerie party hosted by Real Housewife of Miami Lisa Hochstein in her South Florida mansion. Spectacularly decorated and with guests dressed in sexy attire the stage was set for things to get hot under the collar.  Joe becomes embroiled in drama after running into former flings Joanna Krupa and her sister Marta. The 33-year-old retired model behaves erratically and screams defamatory remarks at party guests after its revealed that Joe and Joanna had once dated. When we asked Joe Francis about the exchange he says, “This stupid petty drama makes me feel like I’m in high school again. I’m not the only person Joanna Krupa slept with, she made the rounds with many men in Hollywood and Dubai long before she showed up in Miami.”

The argument arose after a private conversation with one of the other housewives. Joe states, “I would never boast about having sex with a girl who has a reputation like Joanna Krupa because that makes me look bad. It took place over 10 years ago, long before she was with her fiancé.” Joanna’s temper flared when her sister admitted during the filming of the realty show to sleeping with Joe.  Lastly, he added, “This whole thing is a result of Joanna finding out that I was sleeping with her sister Marta right after I dated her and she’s mad about it.  Marta pursued me while I was dating Joanna and I really like Marta because she’s a very sweet girl unlike her crazy sister. Joanna should talk to her sister Marta about these issues and leave me and everyone else out of it so she doesn’t end up getting slapped in the face again like she did that night by Adriana de Moura.”  You can catch this episode of Real Housewives of Miami on Bravo this Thursday, October 25th.

 

What Friends Are For

meetjoefrancis.com - What Friends Are ForJoe was welcomed by the cream of Miami’s movers, shakers and reality stars recently at Lea and Roy Black‘s Annual Gala to benefit the Consequences Charity & Foundation, held at the EdenRoc Renaissance Hotel. The annual event, always the highlight of Miami’s social calendar, featured the theme “That’s What Friends Are For.” Joe took this sentiment to heart by donating an all-expenses-paid vacation at his 40,000-square-foot Mexican Riviera mansion, Casa Aramara (a popular getaway for Hollywood celebrities) to the charity’s auction. Thanks to such acts of generosity, the event raised a reported $750,000 for at-risk kids. According to the press, Joe “worked the room like a politician,” greeting his many friends and taking photos at the event. Entertainment for the evening was provided by Dionne Warwick, Pharrell Williams and Joe’s friend Pitbull.

Better to Give

meetjoefrancis.com - Better to GiveJoe made an appearance on a recent episode of the hit Bravo TV show “The Real Housewives of Miami” which chronicles the lifestyles of South Florida’s most most connected and influential women, including Lea Black, wife of renowned defense attorney Roy Black. On the show, Joe pays a surprise visit to his very good friend Leah as she oversees preparations for the Blacks Annual Gala, a star-studded charity ball to raise funds for at-risk kids in South Florida and Haiti. “We have the most amazing donors and guests in the world here,” Leah said of the event. Leah listed the most impressive prizes donated for auction at the charity ball, including one from friend Joe. “We’ve got a trip to Mexico at Joe Francis’s favorite vacation spot!” she told the cameras. The four-day all-inclusive vacation to the beachfront resort (named Casa Aramara) went for an impressive $50,000, all of which was given straight to the charity. Click here to check it out.

Lil Wayne Rocks Girls Gone Wild

meetjoefrancis.com - Lil Wayne Rocks Girls Gone WildA custom-made Girls Gone Wild guitar added some sex appeal to the hot video for Lil Wayne‘s hit single “Knockout” with Nicki Minaj, which has been rocking the airwaves all summer. The song, from Lil Wayne‘s album “Rebirth,” charted on Billboard‘s Hot 100 list and features Lil Wayne and Nicki Minaj living out a high school fantasy in which Nicki plays Wayne’s love interest. In the video, Lil Wayne plays a solid-body, limited edition guitar custom made for Girls Gone Wild by Schecter Guitar Research with graphics designed by Ron Villanueva. Last winter, Joe Francis called Lil Wayne and asked the rapper to perform at the Power of Hope charity gala, an annual event to benefit youth programs in Miami, hosted by Roy and Lea Black. Lil Wayne was happy to oblige and predictably brought the house down. As a thank you for Lil Wayne’s generous support for an important cause, Francis presented his friend with a rare Girls Gone Wild electric guitar. Lil Wayne prides his GGW guitar as one of his favorite instruments. See Lil Wayne rocking out on GGW guitar here.

Giving Back

meetjoefrancis.com - Giving BackOn February 27, Joe Francis attended the 15th anniversary of the Blacks Annual Gala in Miami, a star-studded charity ball given by famed attorney Roy Black and his wife Lea. Continually breaking tradition on the charity circuit, this power couple hosted an over-the-top annual gala, with zero expenses, raising funds for at-risk kids in South Florida and Haiti. Held in the largest ballroom at the Fontainebleau Miami Beach, this successful event was served by the Consequences Charity, Educate Tomorrow, I Have a Dream, and Project Medishare. While Grammy Award Winner Natalie Cole performed, Joe along with celebrities as diverse as Florida Governor Charlie Crist, Terrel Owens, Bernard Hopkins, Lennox Lewis and Gloria Estefan all came together for this great cause. Among other things Joe donated a four day all inclusive vacation at Casa Aramara, which sold for $50,000.00 during the public auction at the event. The entire $50,000.00 went straight to the charity.