Jason Derulo wants to clear the air about the rumors regarding his breakup with singer Jordin Sparks.
Yes he is single. No, he’s not ready to date yet. Though the Whacha Say singer did reveal to Elvis Duran on the Z100 Morning Show Monday morning that he’s been getting chatted up on social media.
The Dillard School of Performing Arts alum said the reason for the split was that he simply wanted to move on, adding the the decision was mutual.
Derulo plans to keep busy with touring and his music, and is happy he has a creative outlet to stay occupied. Catch his act at the Fillmore Miami Beach Nov.2 (Livenation).
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TO THE STREETS
If you were at any major thoroughfare throughout Miami-Dade County on Friday or Saturday, you may have seen a bunch of young kids in white T-shirts stopping traffic. They were volunteers from TECHO, a nonprofit working to combat poverty in Latin America and the Caribbean. The high energy, taking it to the streets campaign (called the Colecta) ended up raising more than $91,000.
Though TECHO celebrity spokesman, Havana-born actor Tony Plana, was unable to participate (he’s currently shooting the CBS TV show Madam Secretary) he was there in spirit.
Though we may see Plana soon; his son lives here, a chemistry teacher for the nonprofit Teach for America. The former Ugly Betty star, 62, has also been drawn here for work over the years for Pain and Gain, and years ago Miami Vice.
“It’s the Cuban mecca,” says Plana, whose family fled to Miami from Cuba in 1960 but soon moved to California. “I need to recharge with my culture every so often.”
BIRD’S EYE VIEW
Veterinarian Dr. Susan Kelleher owns and operates one of the busiest exotic animal care practices in South Florida, and now she’s got her on TV show premiering at 10 p.m. Saturday on Nat Geo WILD.
Dr. K’s Exotic Animal ER goes behind the scenes at the Broward Exotic and Avian Animal Hospital, documenting the Deerfield Beach facility’s more unusual cases (repairing a kinkajou with a breathing problem, neutering a rat and dental surgery on a prairie dog).
Kelleher’s motto: “Everything but dogs and cats. If it will fit through the door, I’ll treat it.”
A BIG DEAL
David Sugarman, whose sports agency SugarTime Inc. was named 2013 Miami Beach Chamber of Commerce Small Business of the Year, is making waves in New York City.
During his time in South Florida, Sugarman co-chaired the Mount Sinai Medical Center Foundation and gave back to the community through various charities. Appearing multiple times in the past year as a political activist on CNN spearheading the #BringBaeBack campaign, Sugarman has been speaking with high-ranking U.S. political figures and taking meetings with North Korean officials in an effort to get Kenneth Bae released from a North Korean prison.
Recently, Sugarman made headlines in the business world with Fugees founder and two-time Grammy winner Pras Michel as part of a group of four making a $2.2billion bid to buy The Plaza Hotel and two other luxury hotels.
“It’s been an honor to work with the Bae family, and I feel I am close to getting the right envoy together to bring Kenneth home to his family,” Sugarman told us.
As for his Plaza endeavors: “I’ve been working with Pras for years, and when this opportunity came up, it was the perfect alignment of star power and a world-famous venue. I am thrilled we are the frontrunners for the deal.”