Miami Heat superstar LeBron James’ mother had to work hard this week to stay out of the slammer.
Gloria James scrambled to prove that she did the 20 hours of community service ordered in the wake of her 2011 alleged assault of a Miami Beach valet!
Court officials claimed otherwise, which could have spelled j-a-i-l for Ms. James.
James, 44, still has a Nov. 19 date with a Miami-Dade County judge for what could be a trial on charges of battery and disorderly intoxication, according to records.
But that could be changed into a simple hearing if the judge approves last-minute evidence she provided to show she completed the service.
“Ms. James submitted proof that she completed 20 community service hours,” State Attorney spokesman Ed Griffith emailed in a statement.
According to court records, James agreed to volunteer for a children’s cause by late September in exchange for the dismissal of the charges stemming from the alleged assault of a Fontainebleau Miami Beach valet.
In April 2011, she was accused of slapping Rock Feller Sorel in a drunken rage.
Say hello to my not-so-little house!
The sprawling mansion in which Al Pacino’s “Scarface” lived (and died) is being put on the luxury rental market for a whopping $360,000 a year.
Scarface chronicled the rise of Cuban drug dealer Tony Montana to the top of Miami’s drug underworld. But while particularly bloody scenes were filmed on Ocean Drive, the five bedroom-mansion used for the film’s final shootout stands on a 10-acre property that overlooks the Pacific Ocean from Santa Barbara, Calif.
The house was once on the market for $35 million, but a Southern California investor snapped up the place in 2009 for $6.2 million.
Anger management, Paulina Rubio?
The Mexican singer, a part-time Miami Beach resident, is being accused in a federal labor lawsuit filed in Miami of going Mike Tyson on her male assistant.
La Chica Dorada, according to ex-gopher Felipe Betancur, got heated up after she noticed she’d be sitting in — Gasp! — coach on a Mexico-bound flight out of MIA.
Betancur, who was fired hours after the alleged incident, wants $250,000 for his pain and suffering. He claims Rubio punched, kicked and slapped him then pelted him with objects after he and Rubio were shown their seats.
Rubio’s peeps issued a statement saying Betancur made up the whole incident. They added he’s twice her size.
Last year, Rubio was arrested on charges of dissing Miami cops who rushed to help her after a car crash. Charges were dropped after she underwent traffic safety classes.
Broward resident Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson and, of all people, Vegas crooner Wayne Newton were scheduled to attend Saturday’s 18th annual Make-a-Wish Ball at the Intercontinental Hotel in downtown Miami.
This year’s performer was Sunrise’s Melanie Amaro, who won the last season of The X-Factor. Auctioneer was Burn Notice star Gabrielle Anwar.
The shindig has raised more than $10 million over the years to make the wishes of dying or seriously ill children come true.