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‘Parker’ hits red carpet

 

Not all world premieres go down in Hollywood, Calif. On Friday night, mega director Taylor Hackford ( An Officer and a Gentleman, The Devil’s Advocate) will walk the red carpet in support of his latest film, crime thriller Parker. The star of the flick — shot in West Palm Beach — Jason Statham will also be on hand for the event at Muvico Parisian 20 at CityPlace in WPB. Proceeds benefit the Palm Beach Film Institute. Post-film, Hackford (who is married to Helen Mirren) will conduct a Q&A. For tickets: 561-233-3108, pbfilm.com. The movie (also with Jennifer Lopez) opens next Friday.

Smooth operator

You don’t have to wait until Valentine’s Day to see Ciara Rae perform. The Weston-based singer — who will bring out the romantic tunes Feb. 14 at Acqualina — is making an appearance 7-10 p.m. Friday and Saturday nights at the Piazzetta Marketplace & Restaurant at the Sunny Isles resort. Ciara plans to emulate her favorites like Norah Jones, Sarah Vaughn and Ella Fitzgerald. The 21-year-old rising star who swears she would never enter a reality competition also uses her smoky voice to her advantage. “I like to do covers by guys and just give it my female rendition,” she says.

Fish out of water

TV’s latest hillbillies are gearing up for a road trip when season three of My Big Redneck Vacation premieres 9 p.m. Jan. 26 on CMT. Tom Arnold returns as host, following the Clampets as they journey to (yes) South Beach. Watch the tacky clan visit a mansion, mingle with models and get glitzy makeovers.

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