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Sheryl Crow makes fans ‘Happy’ at Tortuga Fest


Sheryl Crow isn’t averse to social media. With 212,000 Twitter followers, how can she be? But the If It You Makes You Happy singer had one request for the audience during her Sunday afternoon performance at the Tortuga Music Festival at Fort Lauderdale Beach Park: Give your cellphones a rest to fully enjoy the music as much as she and her band do. Looking buff, the country pop star said she was happy to be at such a beautiful venue and was especially pleased that the rain had stopped so she could rock the stage.

Jet setter

Speaking of rocking the stage, Justin Bieber flew from Miami — where the singer spent his time recording, skateboarding and dodging legal questions as well as young female fans who stalked him outside the Hit Factory — to the Coachella music fest in Indio, Calif. On Sunday, the Biebs surprised the audience when he joined Chicago’s Chance the Rapper during his afternoon set.

Sweet swag

Hoffman’s Chocolate, with stores in Boca Raton and Palm Beach Gardens, had its Hollywood moment Sunday night at the 2014 MTV Movie Awards. A-list presenters (e.g., Cameron Diaz, Zac Efron and Andrew Garfield) who received gift bags were able to try out the Florida company’s famed chocolate-covered Oreos stamped with the cable network’s logo. Fred Meltzer, president of Hoffman’s Chocolate, said he was “excited” to be included and likely will give his publicist a raise for such great exposure.

Baby love

Flo Rida has fans of all ages. Really. Proud Minnesota dad Peter Schneider uploaded a video of his 10-month-old daughter Emma dancing with a basket to the 2007 song Low. “[Emma] is our third child and wonderfully happy,” Schneider told “As compared to our other children, she sure is advancing fast.” Wonder if he’s going to buy his shorty some apple bottom jeans.

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