LOS ANGELES (LALATE EXCLUSIVE) – Real Housewives of Miami Season 3 filming could begin as early as next month, LALATE can exclusively report. As RHOM fans recall, Blacks Annual Gala was featured in RHOM season two. Now with this yearâs Blacks Annual Gala set for April 13, 2013, are Bravo cameras ready to begin taping again?
This month, LALATE asked RHOM star Lea Black about the 2013 Gala (here), the Real Housewives of Miami Season 3, and her successful lifestyle brands Lea Black Handbags (here) and Lea Black Home (here) . “Will Bravo be filming at the Gala on April 13, 2013?” Lea replied âWell. I’m not the producer, so itâs not my decision, but I won’t be surprised if they do.”
And there could be surprises for the Gala if Bravo is filming. LALATE asked her “Recently you announced that Flo Rida will headline the 2013 Gala. And The Blacks Annual Gala has teamed up with so many exceptional celebrities over the years like Queen Latifah, Tony Bennett, Deborah Cox, Pitbull, Natalie Cole, Pharrell Williams, Paulina Rubio, and Rick Ross. Can you give LALATE some hints about any surprises in the lineup for this year, or big donations, that you are proud of?” Lea replied “If I gave you a hint it wouldn’t be a surprise!”
Last week, LALATE exclusively reported that RHOM Season 3 is a possibility. When LALATE questioned Lea “is there going to be a third season of Real Housewives of Miami” and “can you tell us about any cast changes?”, Lea replied “I heard there may be a third season and I wish I was the casting agent – have a few ideas! Ha. But that’s way above my pay grade. Stay tuned.”
LALATE also asked Lea about the Consequences Charity. “The Gala helps fund the Consequences Charity which has created a video and curriculum, showing kids the ‘consequences’ of their actions. What Real Housewives of Miami viewers may not know is how important your effort has been for young adults in the State of Florida. With the Florida Governor’s help, your charityâs curriculum is now shown in several state funded locations. Explain what is a teen ‘first-time offender’ and how the video and curriculum seeks to give these first-time offenders a second chance.”
Lea tells LALATE “It used to be that when minors got into trouble, they got a mug shot, fingerprinted, and taken straight into custody. With a lot of effort from a lot of people, there now are diversion programs and second chances.â She added âAs a result of many peoples efforts , the percentage of minors taken into custody has dropped dramatically over the last 15 years or so. About three years ago, a friend of mine , Engin said to me one day, âall of these kids should be taught the consequences of their actions before they get into trouble.â Most of them have no concept of the consequences and he came up with the idea of the Consequences Foundation and gave us the seed money to fund itâ.
Lea further detailed that âWe made a video that shows kids what happens when good kids do bad things and what the consequences can be like. Fortunately, we have been able to coordinate with the state and itâs being shown to kids that get into trouble and many times offering them a second chance.” She added “We are also working on expanding the distribution of it so that at risk kids will see it and hopefully it will help prevent juvenile crime. The video is also available for anyone to view on the charity website, theblacksannualgala.com.”