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Pitbull, the movie star


Mr. 305 is going all Hollywood on us.

Pitbull will be one of the many famous voices — talking, not singing — in the upcoming animated adventure, Epic. It’s set for release May 24 from Blue Sky Animation, behind Ice Age and Rio.

The famed Miami rapper plays Bufo, a wisecracking giant toad in a magical forest. Costars include such big names as Colin Farrell, Amanda Seyfried, Oscar winner Christoph Waltz, and fellow musical stars Steven Tyler and Little Miss Havana 2 Beyonce.

Red carpet action

If you happen to be seeing a movie at Regal South Beach cinema Tuesday night you may see some celebs milling around on the second floor. That’s where the local premiere of Filly Brown is being held. Walking the red carpet will be director Michael Olmos, his dad and costar Edward James Olmos as well as fellow costar Lou Diamond Phillips.

The film is about a young woman trying to make it in the hip hop world. Jenni Rivera plays her mom, in the singer’s final role.

The première will see various attendees from Hispanicize 2013, an annual five day event starting Tuesday for Latino trendsetters like Soledad O’Brien, Carlos Ponce and Charo held at the EdenRoc Hotel.

Advice guru

M. Gary Neuman is making the rounds on the talk show circuit.

The Miami Beach therapist — who already won over Oprah, who chose him as one of her most memorable guests — chatted about his new book, The Long Way Home, on Today with Savannah Guthrie last Thursday (see him at

Tune in Tuesday for Neuman’s sitdown with Katie Couric about the John Wiley & Sons book, targeted to adult children of divorce.

One of his top pieces of advice for single parents: Listen and love your kid. “Children are not OK until they are heard,” he told Oprah. “You cannot give them value any other way.”

On Katie’s show, the marriage counselor and ordained rabbi will help viewers “breakup-proof” their relationships and introduce Neuman Method’s Creating Your Best Marriage DVDs.

Neuman knows his stuff: he wrote the handbook for the course the Dade County court system requires of divorcing parents with kids.

For real?

The Real Housewives of Miami may have, by default, made Mynt their official Peach Pit After Dark due to the ownership of the place by the fiancé of cast member Joanna Krupa, but it’s not the only game in town, y’know. In fact, sometimes one of the housewives will even cross the border. On Sunday night Alexia Echevarria headed to Fort Lauderdale’s Off the Hookah to show her face at the wildly popular Life’s a Drag party hosted by diva Daisy Deadpetals and a host of queens who could probably give some of the wives a run for their money or at least their Botox.

And while the flyer said RHOM would be filming Echevarria’s appearance, no such luck. According to a network insider, “Bravo is not happy with the club using their logo since this was not a network-endorsed event. They’re also not happy with Alexia for not following protocol.”

The evening’s host, Deadpetals, whose description of the evening was anything but wilted, said it didn’t matter that Bravo didn’t film the event. “She was super nice, taking pictures with whoever asked, answering questions from the audience, who asked if she was going to be a full-time Housewife this season. She said yes. Her husband [Herman] was with her — nice guy, gave me a glass of champagne.”

We asked Echevarria about her road trip. and she said, “Off the Hookah invited me to do a special appearance. I had an amazing time, and I will definitely be back!”

Madeleine Marr & Lesley Abravanel

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