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O, Miami welcomes James Franco

James Franco may have failed to impress as co-host of the Oscars this year, but the actor will try to erase those memories as he reads his poetry alongside his poetic mentor Tony Hoagland and Miami-based poet Campbell McGrath at the O, Miami poetry festival’s Poetry & Persona 7:30 p.m. Friday at the New World Center. Tickets are $30 and available at www.nws.edu.

Lunching at

Michael’s Genuine Food & Drink

Wednesday:

Showgirls/Saved By the Bell

actress

Elizabeth Berkley

, staying at

ONE Bal Harbour Resort & Spa

while in town for a

Books & Books

reading of her new book

Ask Elizabeth

. Also at Michael’s: interior designer/Design District store owner

Jonathan Adler

and

Simon Doonan

, “Creative Ambassador At Large for Barneys New York. Lunching there on Thursday afternoon: rapper

Ludacris

and “a lady friend,” enjoying a casual lunch before some retail therapy at nearby luxe linen boutique, Thread Count.Retired NFL player and former University of Miami star

Warren Sapp

enjoyed lunch Tuesday at the bar of Prime Italian on Tuesday afternoon. Sapp’s fellow ’Cane, Houston Texans player

Andre Johnson

, had dinner Wednesday night at

The Oceanaire Seafood Room

with, says our source, “a gorgeous young woman.” Miami documentary filmmakers

Billy Corben

and

Alfred Spellman

celebrated the “high” holiday of April 20 with a private viewing of their new “pot doc”

Square Grouper

at

The Colony Theater

. Spotted there was Miami mayoral candidate

Luther Campbell

, football player

Jeremy Shockey

and

Robert Platshorn

, the longest incarcerated marijuana prisoner in U.S. history. Corben and Spellman then headed to New York for the Tribeca Film Festival, where they will premiere their next documentary,

Limelight

, chronicling the rise and fall of NYC club king

Peter Gatien.

Campbell, incidentally, was spotted supporting green initiatives Thursday night at the ECOMB (Environmental Coalition of Miami Beach) Annual “Greenraiser” at the

Sagamore

.

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