Girls Gone Wild On The Silver Screen

girls gone wild on the silver screenJoe’s wildly popular Girls Gone Wild brand has enjoyed a prominent place on the pop cultural landscape since its inception, with references appearing in newspapers, magazines, movies, TV shows, and even song lyrics. This holiday season, Girls Gone Wild is featured on the big screen in “New Year’s Eve,” a romantic comedy from Warner Brothers and New Line Cinema. Directed by Garry Marshall and boasting a star-studded cast, the film features a scene in which Sarah Jessica Parker‘s character is petitioned by her teenage daughter (Abigail Breslin) for permission to attend the New Year’s Eve festivities in Times Square. Hoping to indicate she’s old enough to attend the event, the daughter lifts her sweater in the middle of Grand Central Terminal to show “This is not a training bra!” Parker responds with comic alarm by exclaiming “And this is not Girls Gone Wild!” “New Year’s Eve” opens in theaters everywhere on December 9.
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H8R Love

joe francis with mario lopezMario Lopez‘s new hit reality show “H8R” on the CW features celebrities such as Kim Kardashian, Eva Longoria and The Bachelor’s Jake Pavelka confronting a “hater” critical of that celebrity’s success, fame or lifestyle, and gives the celebrity a chance to try win the hater over. Joe Francis is featured in the series’ fourth episode, where he meets self-described “southern redhead with an attitude” Peggy, who regards him as “A Mom’s worst nightmare, who exploits young women.” It’s a charge Joe has heard (and easily debunked) many times before. A surprise encounter with Joe at a Beverly Hills hotel and a visit to a Girls Gone Wild photo shoot at his Bel Air mansion gave Peggy a unique opportunity to get to know the real Joe Francis. “I want to see if I can make her understand who I am and turn my hater around,” Joe explained at the top of the show. In the course of the episode, Joe did just that ?and more. After learning his life story and listening to Joe explain his point of view regarding a woman’s right to make her own choices, Peggy admitted to her former nemesis, “You’re not the man I thought you were, you’re actually better. I’m not a hater.” Joe took the experience in good humor. “Every high profile individual has haters,” he said. “Even the president of the United States. Being a celebrity is all about people taking shots at you. That’s what makes it interesting.” H8R airs Wednesday nights at 8 pm on the CW. Click here to watch Joe Francis on H8Rs.

Winning - WinningJoe hosted a party in Los Angeles for the series finale of HDNet‘s reality series “Girls Gone Wild Presents: Search for the Hottest Girl in America.” The party was held to celebrate a second successful season of the popular show with cast and crew. Statuesque 19-year-old Kelli Reichel from Camarillo, California was chosen by voters as the 2011 winner of the search. “There were so many amazing contestants this year, it was a tough choice for the fans; but I think they definitely made the right decision,” says Joe. “Kelli is beautiful, smart and has a great personality.” Kelli is featured on the cover the summer 2011 issue of Girls Gone Wild Magazine. “I’m so happy that I won,” she said at the party. “I want to thank Joe and everyone at Girls Gone Wild for an amazing experience, as well as everyone who voted for me.”

A Night In The Madhouse - A Night In The MadhouseJoe recently took in a night of wild entertainment courtesy of friend Jeff Beacher at a revolutionary Vaudeville-inspired theater in Hollywood’s Roosevelt Hotel called, appropriately, Beacher’s Madhouse. The show has been drawing celebrities and the power elite with its signature mix of Dancing Oompa Loompas, sultry singers, live monkeys and goats, a Mini Lady Gaga, beautiful burlesque dancers, live bands and DJs, Giant Bunny Rabbits, Pink Gorillas and thousands of variety acts. Joe’s friendship with Beacher began with an infamous incident in 2004 during which Beacher stripped down to his Speedo and plunged into a Vegas casino’s 10-foot-deep aquarium to promote his show. Joe, who happened to be passing by, stopped to watch the spectacle when clueless and overzealous hotel security guards assumed he was involved and tried to take him into custody. Beacher appeared on local TV stations to publicly vouch for Joe’s innocence and they’ve been friends since. “Joe has been coming to Beacher’s Madhouse since the very beginning,” says Beacher with a smile. “We’ve been friends ever since he saw me in that Speedo!” View News Report of the Vegas Incident here.

What Friends Are For - 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.

Joan & Melissa: Joan Knows Best? - Joan & Melissa: Joan Knows Best?Joe Francis appeared on a recent episode of Joan & Melissa: Joan Knows Best? – the new WeTV reality series starring Joan and Melissa Rivers. Joe offered Melissa a generous sum to appear topless in a proposed new Girls Gone Wild DVD titled “Hollywood Moms Gone Wild.” Cameras followed Joan as she brought Melissa to the Girls Gone Wild corporate offices to meet with Joe, who showed them a DVD box cover and a copy of Girls Gone Wild Magazine mocked up with a topless photo of Melissa. Joan, who insists her daughter has an “amazing body” encouraged Melissa to accept Joe’s offer. “I would be so proud to say, ‘That’s my daughter’.” Melissa politely declined the invitation to go wild, but admitted, “Joe’s offer was incredibly tempting – it was a lot of money.” According to Joe, if Melissa changes her mind, the offer still stands.
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Apology Accepted - Apology AcceptedFormer reality TV personality Brody Jenner publicly apologized to Joe Francis for his involvement in false news reports that Joe had attacked Jenner’s then-girlfriend in a Los Angeles nightclub in 2009. In a message to Joe, Jenner wrote, “I would like to acknowledge for the record that the media reports that you beat up Jayde Nicole at the Guys & Dolls nightclub in August 2009 were completely inaccurate. The entire incident was an unfortunate misunderstanding and I am sorry for the whole thing.” Jenner didn’t stop there. He went on to write, “I have always known you to be a gentleman and I’m very sorry that you were wrongly accused that night.” When asked if he accepted Jenner’s apology, Joe said, “I’m glad he admitted his mistake. Anyone who knows me knows I would never act disrespectfully towards women, and this guy’s accusations were very hurtful. I’m happy to put the whole incident behind me.”

HDNet in 3D is HOT! - HDNet in 3D is HOT!On April 7, Joe and three very lucky Girls Gone Wild models were shot in 3D by Mark Cuban‘s cable network HDNet, as part of the network’s promotional package for the upcoming HDNet series, “Girls Gone Wild Presents; Search for the Hottest Girl in America.” Joe traveled in typical fashion with these three hot ladies at his side (from left): Michelle Ballee, Katy Johnson, and Dustyn Jandro, each of whom are in competition to win the title of Girls Gone Wild’s Hottest Girl in America. The promo was shot at a hilltop mansion in Hollywood with state-of-the-art 3-D cameras. Joe proved to be the perfect spokesman for the future of this new technology, illustrating his point with the perfect visual aid: three beautiful girls in three small bikinis.