Unreal Housewives

Starring on The Real Housewives of Miami didn’t make Lea Black faaahbulous, darling. It’s the other way around. The blonde powerhouse with razor-sharp quips is a huge part of what’s made the TV series a guilty pleasure for viewers around the world. Besides, she was a big deal here in Miami well before Bravo discovered her. The Blacks’ Annual Gala, a party she hosts every year with husband Roy Black, is one of Miami’s most exclusive, most extravagant, and most celebrity-packed charity events. And this year is no different. Gabrielle Anwar, Sammy Sosa, Lance Bass, Jonathan Cheban, and fellow Housewives cast members Joanna Krupa, Lisa Hochstein, and Karent Sierra are all already confirmed for Saturday night’s gala, which will feature a performance by Flo Rida. “Alex Rodriguez, if he’s in town, he’ll definitely come,” Black nonchalantly tells New Times. You know, just an average night out with A-Rod. Of course, if you want it, it’ll cost you — individual tickets start at $650. But hey, that’s just the going price for rubbing elbows with Miami’s A-listers. The rest of you plebes will have to be content with sneaking a peek at the red-carpet arrivals at the Fontainebleau (4441 Collins Ave., Miami Beach), beginning at 7 p.m.
Sat., April 13, 7 p.m., 2013
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Ciara LaVelle is New Times' former arts and culture editor. She earned her BS in journalism at Boston University and moved to Florida in 2004. She joined New Times' staff in 2011.
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