Seen in Miami: French rapper Booba, Shakira

Jorge Moreno and French rapper Booba the Riviera Hotel South Beach
Jorge Moreno and French rapper Booba the Riviera Hotel South Beach


Well, bon jour. French superstar rapper Booba was in town Wednesday for an interview with France’s TV network TF1 at the Riviera Hotel South Beach. The popular singer — who has more than 3 million followers on Twitter — later sat down for a meal at the hotel’s restaurant, Moreno’s Cuba, with the owner, Latin Grammy-winning singer Jorge Moreno.


It’s not every day weary travelers get to see a real life celebrity in their midst. Shakira made quite the scene at Miami International Airport on Wednesday, apparently headed home to Colombia.


Camino a mi tierra! Shak

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On her Instagram account, the Try Everything singer, who is originally from Barranquilla, took a selfie with the caption: “Camino a mi tierra!” Translation: “On the way to my country!”


Jencarlos Canela will be honored as Venue magazine’s cover model (May/June issue) at a VIP bash Saturday night at The Deck at Island Gardens, a newish event space/yacht marina on the MacArthur Causeway. Also seen at The Deck last week: boxer Andre Berto to help nightlife entrepreneur Michael Capponi celebrate the launch of the venue’s Friday Night Dinner Party.