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Beyonce is one hot ticket: Miami stop expected to sell out quickly


Not sick of Beyonce yet? No one else is either. Even though the singer has created controversy left and right — between the lip synching at the inauguration and the tight leather outfit slammed by PETA at the Super Bowl — she is still one hot ticket. Literally.

Consumer rights organizations The Florida Consumer Action Network and the Fan Freedom Project released a statement Friday warning fans to expect a fast sellout for the Halo crooner’s July 10 concert at AmericanAirlines Arena because only a small percentage of the 19,600 seats will likely be made available. Many tickets will be set aside for fan club and premium credit card pre-sales and VIPs, they said.

“Fans must be watchful of the significant ticket holdbacks that often occur with popular events,” said Bill Newton, executive director of FCAN.

Set your alarm: Tickets for the Mrs Carter World Tour officially go on sale 10 a.m. Monday, although discount ticket broker sites like StubHub, GoodSeatTickets and Ticket Liquidator had a few seats that cost about $80 a pop as of midday Friday.

Madeleine Marr

French invasion

Dubiously known as the French Kim Kardashian, Nabilla Benattia is famous for her own personal exploits and, among other things, a sizeable tattoo just below her rear end that says “Everybody Dies but not Everybody Lives.”

Benattia also has questionable taste in men, most recently linked to Chris Brown when she was seen leaving his hotel room at the W Opera in Paris in December.

This wasn’t the first time she’s been linked to Brown, who first approached her on the beach in Miami and asked her to be in one of his music videos.

Benattia, who was last seen at South Beach hip hop hot spot Bamboo, is currently filming French reality show Angels of Reality around Miami.

Kardashian, qui? And to think, there once was a time when Jerry Lewis was America’s most inexplicable American export to France.

Best in show

Congrats to Miami Beach’s Jolie Dreiling, an 11-year-old fifth grader and part-time magician who will be the youngest handler in the adult category in the prestigious Westminster Dog Show in New York on Monday and Tuesday. Dreiling will be “handling” her Chinese Crested dog, Gingery’s Wintergreen, better known as Pippy.

After a Good Morning America producer saw a Channel 10 segment about Dreiling, who won a lottery to compete in the dog show, ABC correspondent John Schriffen flew down to interview her for a segment that was to air Friday.

Water world

Returning Thursday for his 25th show as an exhibitor, marine wildlife artist Guy Harvey initially sold his artwork from a small booth at the Miami Boat Show as a young, struggling artist. Harvey, whose corporate world headquarters are located in Broward County, will be on hand to greet fans and customers starting Thursday through Sunday during the show, where it is anticipated that close to 5,000 visitors will take home a Harvey-autographed item.

Lesley Abravanel

Big night

Talk host Cristina Saralegui, NAACP Florida President Adora Obi Nweze and partners T im Nardi and Charles Million were honored Thursday night at the Aqua Foundation for Women’s Aqua Ally Awards at Bacardi headquarters in Coral Gables. Through the years, Aqua Foundation has raised more than $400,000 for local grants and scholarships to young women.

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