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Over the Weekend: BET Help For Haiti, Black Eyed Peas and Super Bowl XLIV

Super Bowl, Super Bowl, Super Bowl. It seemed like every event in South Florida revolved around the Super Bowl. In case you happened to be comatose this weekend, here is what you missed:

BET SOS Saving Ourselves Help For Haiti at American Airlines Arena

Photo by Sayre Berman
​Kudos to BET for take the opportunity that ever celebrity imaginable was in town for the Super Bowl. The cable network put together Help for Haiti at the American Airlines Arena featuring performances by Wyclef, Ne-Yo, Justin Bieber, Keri Hilson, Chris Brown, Pitbull, Akon, Ludacris, Mary J. Blige, Robin Thicke, Damien Marley, and Nas. Click here to view the full slideshow.

Black Eyed Peas at American Airlines Arena

Photo by Sayre Berman
Not entirely Super Bowl related, but we don't think it was a coincidence the Black Eyed Peas scheduled their South Florida stop of The E.N.D. World Tour the same weekend as the sporting event. Click here to view the full slideshow.

Hotel 944 at Eden Roc Renaissance

Photo by Nicole Cussell
​944 magazine took over the Eden Roc Renaissance for Hotel 944. Our cameras were there on Thursday night which featured a performance at Snoop Dogg and superstar DJ Paul Oakenfold. Click here to view the full slideshow.

Eats Beats & Cleats VIP Kick-Off at Ritz-Carlton South Beach

Photo by Nicole Cussell
While Eats Beats & Cleats took over Lincoln Road all weekend long, Thursday night the Ritz-Carlton South Beach held the VIP Kick-Off. Click here to view the full slideshow.

Second Annual Big Game Big Give Hosted by Michael Bay

Photo by Logan Fazio
This year's Big Game Big Give charity event was hosted by director Michael Bay at his private Miami Beach estate. Click here to view the full slideshow.

Leather & Laces at Paris Theatre

Photo by Logan Fazio
Hosted by Kim Kardashian, Holly Madison, and Rosalyn Sanchez, this year's Leather & Laces event was held at the Paris Theatre in Miami Beach. Click here to view the full slideshow.

Super Bowl XLIV at Sun Life Stadium

Photo by Logan Fazio
Our cameras caught the action hours before the big game as fans gathered outside the stadium in Miami Gardens. Click here to view the full slideshow.

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