Britney Spears As Setai Spokeswoman, Juanes, Shaft & Bravo Stars Brave the Miami Heat

Meet your new Setai Spokeswoman
Meet your new Setai spokeswoman

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Summertime in Miami and the celebs are few and far between, but not last week. Britney Spears was here, in town as a paid spokesperson for The Setai, giving literal meaning to that whole #FreeBritney movement. Huh? Yep, the 37-year-old former pop tart took an opportunity to travel down to the swanky Setai to prove the rumors wrong that she was fat, troubled and tweaking out like that time her 25-year-old self-came to Miami and shaved her head in 2007. The singer, who won a victory in court with a 5-year-restraining order against former pal Sam Lutfi, who claimed he was her manager but apparently never was, spent a free weekend at the South Beach hotel posting various pix of herself on a jet ski, and in assorted, yet covered up bathing suit poses taking pop shots at the paps whose photos claim she’s anything but svelte. Whatever the case, she thanked the hotel on Instagram underneath a disclaimer that said “Paid partnership with The Setai Miami Beach, and said, “My stay at @TheSetaiMiamiBeach has been amazing !! Thank you for the great weekend and letting me get a little jet ski time in.” In all fairness, Spears isn’t officially an official spokesperson with those honors going to management and whatnot, but her appearance as a paid partner was officially a big social media splash.

The American Black Film Festival also saw a slew of stars in sweltering South Beach including Shaft star—you’re damn right—Samuel L. Jackson and a group of friends supping Wednesday night at Upland Miami. The group arrived just after 9 p.m. and was accompanied by agent Carter Cohn and manager Eli Selden and had a surf and turfy feast along with a bottle of Domaines Barons de Rothschild Legende Pauillac 2012 Bordeaux.

Also in town for the ‘fest, actors Anthony Anderson (Black-ish), Meagan Good (Shazam!) and Terrence J. (host of MTV’s  reality show Are You The One?) along with rapper/podcaster Joe Budden, all seen at an industry fête after party Friday night at Basement Miami.

Juanes, who was announced to be the opening act for the Rolling Stones’ redo show in August at Hard Rock Stadium, celebrated Father’s Day at Upland Miami with his family and three kids. In a recent E! interview, the Colombian superstar said that he keeps his children—ages 9, 14, and 15—in mind in all of his accomplishments and he is constantly learning from them.

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Bravo peeps in town, this time, Million Dollar Listing’s James Harris and The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills’ house husband slash real estate mogul Mauricio Umansky, who hosted a Miami launch party at a Biscayne Beach penthouse listing of Karen Elmir, CEO of The Elmir Group, for The Pocket Listing Service, a website for off-market listings which they co-founded with some other real estate honchos. “The most exciting and relevant agent tool to become available in years. I can’t believe this didn’t already exist. If you are a serious agent you need to be a member of this platform,” Harris said.

Romeo Miller, the all grown actor formerly known as the rapper “Lil Romeo” and host of MTV’s Ex on the Beach was seen with two bodyguards (!) this past week at the W Miami in Brickell. Miller was in town to film a movie, I Got the Hook Up- 2.