Fort Lauderdale special events venue The Grateful Palate hosted “The Real Housewives of New Jersey’s” ex-con, Teresa Giudice, Monday for a red carpet meet and greet. After taking questions from the audience, she signed copies of her recently published memoir, “Turning the Tables From Housewife to Inmate and Back Again,” and took photos with fans. Giudice fielded questions about her husband Joe, now serving a 41-month sentence on fraud charges, about which she said, “My kids are doing OK but miss their dad,” adding that while she came from a strict Italian family with parents who told her never to cry, with this situation she has learned how important crying is and has made sure her kids know it. Not all the conversation was heavy, though, as Teresa hinted at being the star of the Bravo show because she’s “the hot one.” We’re sure that will go over well with her castmates.
Courtney Love had dinner Tuesday night at the newly opened Upland with Lorraine Kirke (designer and mother of “Girls” star Jemima Kirke) and an unidentified man. On Thursday, Love was seen lunching at Alter in Wynwood, where we hear she loved chef Brad Kilgore’s soft egg dish.
Two-time Latin Grammy-winner Alejandro Fernandez, better known as El Potrillo, made an appearance Monday night at E11even Miami. Fernandez, who has sold more than 30 million albums worldwide and is most famous for his hits “Quiereme” and “Me Dedique A Perderte,” was visiting Miami for Art Basel and had so much fun, he decided to stay a few extra days. He was spotted with some friends in the club’s VIP pit enjoying all of the gawkers.
Grammy Award-winning vocalist and pianist Diane Schuur, blind from birth, is performing at 4 p.m. Sunday at the Colony Theatre as part of The South Beach Jazz Festival. Schurr will perform with Dr. Ed Calle's Mamblue Big Band. When asked about her upcoming performance at the festival, she said,” As a working woman with a lifelong disability, I feel it is important that the world understands, it is possible to live a full and satisfying life, a life of creativity, potential and success, with hope, love and understanding, regardless of one's personal challenges. An event like the South Beach Jazz Festival, which puts a focus on positive achievements is a big part of educating the public of those possibilities." For tickets and information on the festival, go to www.sobejazz.com.
Should you pass by Eneida M. Hartner Elementary School in Wynwood, you will see a mural painted by street artist Kai Guetta and Miami Dolphins’ wide receiver Jarvis Landry. The duo was paired together for an Art Basel event in support of the RAW Project, a coalition of non-profits, artists and people who "bring color and inspiration to schools in Wynwood in support of the arts." Landry helped Guetta paint the mural inspired after his latest series, "Modern Relic," curated by Markowicz Fine Art.
Former football player slash protagonist of The Bachelor Jesse Palmer was seen relaxing Monday at SLS South Beach while vacationing at the property. Palmer had dinner Monday at Katsuya, and on Tuesday, he was seen having a hamburger at Sweet Liberty.
Miami Heat player Justise Winslow is hosting a meet and greet at 4 p.m. Sunday at Macy's Dadeland Mall. The appearance is in conjunction with Sensio's CRUX line of kitchen products. Specifically, Winslow will talk about his passion for food and offer his favorite smoothie recipe. The first 25 customers to spend $40 or more on the products will not only get to meet the baller but will get his autograph and two tickets to a home game.