Celebrity roundup

Miley Cyrus denies exchange with Jennifer Lawrence; Will Smith starting NY Eve show in Miami?


Rapper’s delight

Will Smith really loves our town (who could forget his 1998 musical ode [ Welcome to] Miami?) Well now it seems he wants to do business here. Page Six reports that his company Overbrook Entertainment is developing a New Year’s Eve TV special. An insider tells the paper that it would feature performances, “possibly one by Will,” and adds that his friend David Beckham would also play a role.

New venture

In other local news, Sean Combs announced on Instagram that his restaurant, Finga Licking, is opening Memorial Day weekend at the former Arnold's Royal Castle at 12490 NW Seventh Ave., North Miami.

Cyber wars

Miley Cyrus has denied that she was unsympathetic to an, um, ailing Jennifer Lawrence at an Oscars party earlier this year. Speaking on Wednesday’s Late Night With Seth Meyers , J.Law told the host that she and the singer were at the same bash, where the Oscar winner drunkenly threw up outside on a porch and Cyrus, oh so ironically, told Lawrence to “get it together.” Cyrus tweeted that exchange “never happened,” but later deleted the post.

Jason Biggs isn't making new friends with his recent Tweets, one which made light of the death of reality contestant Eric Hill in a paragliding accident. “Crazy rule change - instead of voting off the contestants, this season The Bachelorette gets to kill them off.” Biggs still maintains 383K followers.

Sex abuse suit

A federal judge in Hawaii will consider whether to throw out a sex abuse lawsuit against X-Men franchise director Bryan Singer after his attorneys presented information that neither the filmmaker nor his accuser were in the state at the time.

Poet ailing

Maya Angelou will not attend the 2014 MLB Beacon Awards Luncheon, where she will be honored. Major League Baseball cited “health reasons” in saying the 86-year-old won’t make it to the May 30 event in Houston before the annual Civil Rights Game. Robin Roberts will fill in.

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