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Queen Latifah, Tony Bennett, Mario Lopez, Real Housewives Shine at The Blacks’ Annual Gala


Queen Latifah, Tony Bennett, Mario Lopez, Real Housewives Shine at The Blacks’ Annual Gala

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Drag queen gone wild? Smut peddler Joe Francis (left) gives a handful to drag queen Elaine Lancaster as Extra’s Mario Lopez approves! (Click on the MIke Jachles photo for the event gallery)

In the busiest weekend of the year in South Florida, the place to be Saturday night was The Black’s Annual Gala, the $1,000-a-plate fundraising gala organized at the Fontainebleau Miami Beach by Miami attorney Roy Black and The Real Housewives of Miami‘s Lea Black, his wife.

Click here for Mike Jachles’ photo gallery of the event

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Queen Latifah, Saturday at the Fontainebleau (Click on the Mike Jachles photo for the event gallery)

Not only did guests get to watch the unlikely duet pairing of hip-hop singer Queen Latifah and crooner Tony Bennett during appetizers, but some of them got to star on an upcoming Real Housewives episode since Lea Black and some of her castmates, including looker Alexia Echevarria, were trailed by production crews.

Extra interviewer and actor Mario Lopez made the trip from Los Angeles for the shindig, and was seen palling around with Girls Gone Wild bad boy Joe Francis and drag queen Elaine Lancaster!

Also munching on the grouper dinner: baseball great Sammy Sosa, boxer Bernard Hopkins, music producers Emilio Estefan and Rico Love, R&B star Deborah Cox, uber-philanthropists Sanford and Baroness Beatrice Ziff, State Attorney Katherine Fernandez Rundle, and many more.

Click here for the 100-plus photos of the event

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