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Flo Rida’s happy birthday

 

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Flo Rida rang in another year with a larger-than-life birthday celebration Saturday night at Cameo, taking over the entire VIP section along with 80 of his closest friends and celebrating with a record 80 bottles of Dom Perignon (one for each member of his party). Flo was joined by Chris Brown’s rumored girlfriend Karrueche Tran and singer T rey Song z, who partied with the birthday boy until the lights came up.

Brett Johnson, executive producer of Lee Daniels’ The Butler and son of BET founders Robert and Sheila Johnson, was spotted Saturday at the Lou La Vie exotic car rental service and membership club showroom to celebrate the digital store launch of his self-titled men’s fashion line.

Johnson was joined by Lou LaVie co-founders John Temerian, Marlon Cox and Miami Heat’s DJ Irie. Also there were Dennis Rodman and rapper Pretty Ricky.

Also seen at the swanky car rental over the weekend was Oklahoma Thunder player Serge Ibaka, who wasn’t able to fit into the Ferraris or Mercedes-Benzes, but “it didn’t stop him from trying.”

The player, along with his girlfriend/singer Keri Hilson, settled on a Rolls Royce Ghost and Panamera for his weekend rides, celebrating his birthday with Hilson at Dream nightclub.

Caffe Abbracci is a popular political canteen for ex-pols including former governors and, on Monday, former Florida Sen. Mel Martinez, who was seen dining with “business associates.” Yandel of Puerto Rican reggaeton duo Wisin & Yandel was seen last weekend with a large group of friends at Zuma. Also seen there having a late night cocktail was Food Network’s Chopped host Ted Allen.

The Real Housewives of Miami is on life support. According to the Bravo Ratings blog, the show “scored a new season low for its third season with just 812,000 viewers tuning in . . . and while its season to date average is still in positive territory compared with Season 2, it is now rating lower than its freshman season.” So who’s watching? Not talk show host Wendy Williams, who told Bravo honcho Andy Cohen, “Let’s not talk about Miami. I don’t watch that one.”

Yikes. The network hopes a move to the 10 p.m. slot on Monday will render things less abysmal. Meanwhile, ex-Housewife Ana Quincoces seems to be thriving, guest hosting for the second time Friday on The View.

Same goes for Karent Sierra, who got a major ego boost recently when Lady Gaga declared her — perhaps with some irony — as one of her favorite Housewives.

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