JOE FRANCIS DONATES TO ‘SPARK OF LOVE’

JOE FRANCIS DONATES TO ‘SPARK OF LOVE’

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.

JOE FRANCIS’ CANDID WEDDING PHOTOS

JOE FRANCIS’ CANDID WEDDING PHOTOS

Joe Francis was a guest at Mario Lopez and Courtney Lopez’s amazing wedding on December 4th at Casa Aramara. Joe brought along his personal camera to snap some candid photos. The wedding weekend started off with Joe and Mario jetting off on a private plane to Mexico with some of their closest friends. The next day, the groomsmen had some fun in the sun out in the beautiful waters of Punta Mita. Just before the ceremony, Joe’s snapshots give us a peek at the glowing bride right before she walked down the aisle. Following the magical wedding, Joe captured some great shots of the amazing celebration. Click through the gallery to see the rest of Joe Francis’ personal photos of Mario, Courtney and some famous faces you just might recognize.

JOE FRANCIS ATTENDS ART BASEL

Miami was buzzing with celebrities and artists for the internationally renowned Art Basel that took place last week. Among the many star studded parties was an evening of decadence hosted by expressionist Domingo Zapata (Pictured above). Taking in the festivities were Joe Francis who attended with good friend Lance Bass. The duo became familiar with Zapato, who has been dubbed the new Andy Warhol, last year during a similar gathering when the artist created an original piece of art featuring Joe and Lance using only a can of spray paint. Joe talked about his experience with the artist, “It’s so cool to hang out with the creative people who are behind these amazing works.” To learn more about Domingo Zapata and his art visit www.dzapata.com.

JOE FRANCIS ATTENDS MR. AND MRS. MARIO LOPEZ’S WEDDING

Mario Lopez and Courtney Mazza walked down the aisle during a spectacular wedding ceremony that was held beachside at Casa Aramara in Punta Mita, Mexico on December 1st. The bride wore a stunning white gown while the groom was dressed in a traditional black and white tuxedo. Among the celebrity guests were Robin Antin and  Eva Longoria who was draped in a stunning blue gown. Playing the role of flower girl was two-year-old daughter Gia who wore a dress matching her mom’s gown. Among the 200 friends and family in attendance was Joe Francis, pictured above with model Abbey Wilson, who witnessed the lovely couple’s romantic union. He said, “It was a beautiful wedding weekend and an even more entertaining reception. By 1am the entire party ended up in the pool fully clothed.” To experience the wedding like Joe you can watch a 2-hour TLC special titled “Mario & Courtney’s Wedding Fiesta” airing on December 8th. Also check out Extra’s footage of their late night pool party HERE and video of Courtney’s designer dress HERE.

MARIO LOPEZ AND COURTNEY MAZZA’S WEDDING COUNTDOWN

The countdown begins! In just 3 days Mario Lopez and Courtney Mazza are scheduled to walk down the aisle to exchange wedding vows. The couple will be getting married on December 1st, in front of their family, friends and of course their darling 2-year-old daughter, Gia. The Wedding festivities will be held at longtime friend Joe Francis’ favorite vacation spot, Casa Aramara, in Punta Mita, Mexico. They felt the beach front estate is the most spectacular venue for their upcoming nuptials.  Joe Francis said, “I’ve been friends with Mario for more than a decade and I met Courtney on one of their very first dates over 4 years ago.  I have never seen a couple more in love and committed to each other and their family.  I love them both very much and I’m honored to be a part of their special day.”    The Lopez’s wedding called “Mario & Courtney’s Wedding Fiesta” will be filmed by TLC for a 2-hour television special airing on Saturday December 8th.

 

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JOE FRANCIS WELCOMES NEW KITTEN

JOE FRANCIS WELCOMES NEW KITTEN

Today, Joe Francis was excited to welcome Kiki into his family. Kiki is a 2-month-old female Savannah cat. A Savannah cat is a mix between a domestic and a Serval, a large-eared wild African cat. Not only are they larger than your typical feline but they also share similar traits to dogs because of their ability to fetch and can also be trained. Currently Kiki is becoming accustomed to her surroundings and seems to be enjoying her new digs. And don’t be alarmed by her wild heritage, even though Savannah’s can grow up to 28 pounds they are particularly friendly to new humans and animals. When asked about his new feline friend Joe said, “Ever since I was a little boy I’ve always loved cats because they are like women. They are beautiful, smart, independent, and they come to you on their own terms.” Check out the gallery for some candid pictures of Kiki and Joe’s other cat Pablo with Kim Kardashian.

 

JOE FRANCIS VISITS HOTTEST GIRL IN AMERICA

The Search for the Hottest Girl in America is in full swing. Under the hot California sun Girls Gone Wild assembled a bevy of beauties for a Hollywood Hills photoshoot. Two of the industry’s most in-demand photographers caught these models baring their bikinis and creating the unbelievably sexy photos you’ve come to expect from GGW. Model Miranda Gargiulo gushed, “Joe made the photo shoot so much fun and kept me laughing the entire time. These are the best photos I’ve ever taken.” Every HGIA contestant was smiling the entire day and the excitement level increased when Joe Francis, creator of the Girls Gone Wild entertainment brand, arrived on set. He told us, “After spending the day with some of the most beautiful girls in America I’m confident this is going to be the toughest competition we’ve ever had.” Don’t forget to vote for your favorite contestant at GirlsGoneWild.com.

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.