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.


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.


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 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-HEATHER-MCDONALD-GIRLS-GONE-WILDStar of The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills, Adrienne Maloof, opened her exquisite mansion to host the launch of Zing Vodka’s newest flavor “Red Velvet”.  In celebration of her partnership with the liquor company the soiree’s theme was Black and Red – resembling the famous cupcake flavor.  Her expansive property was decorated with red roses, people painted to resemble plant-life, and Vegas inspired living statues. Amongst the famous guests were Kyle Richards, Camille Grammer, Mario Lopez and comedian Heather McDonald.  We caught up with Heather who attended with Girls Gone Wild creator Joe Francis, “It was simply beautiful, however they were filming Housewives when we arrived and there was no music.”  This party happened just days before Adrienne Maloof and husband Paul Nassif publicly announced they were headed towards divorce.  “It was a shock, everything seemed totally fine,” Says McDonald, “They were the family I’d always been looking for, a Beverly Hills Housewife with a plastic surgeon for a husband!”  When asked Joe Francis chimed in on the festivities saying, “It was an amazing party and I always enjoy hanging out with my friends the Maloof’s.”

Fun at the 2012 MTV Movie Awards

2012 MTV Movie Awards

The 2012 MTV Movie Awards once again proved to be a huge celebrity draw as Girls Gone Wild creator, Joe Francis and season 3 winner of The Search for the Hottest Girl in America, Abbey Lauren Wilson, strutted down the red carpet before the big show.  It was chaotic as usual, especially during his entertaining interview with La Coacha from

Joe hung out with friends Charlie Sheen, Mario Lopez, Alexander Ludwig from The Hunger Games who won his first MTV Movie Award for “Best Fight” and  mega performer, RedFoo from LMFAO.

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.

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The January issue of OK! Magazine featured Joe‘s attendance at an exclusive Kid Rock concert at the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino. Joining Joe were Khloe Kardashian and pal Mario Lopez. While in Vegas, Joe oversaw a Girls Gone Wild Magazine photo shoot and was followed around Sin City by camera crews gathering footage for an upcoming HDNet reality TV series featuring Girls Gone Wild’s Search for the Hottest Girl in America.