The third wealthiest man in the world is now a major stakeholder in Miami's local media market. Mega-investor Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway holding company has agreed to buy Miami's ABC affiliate, WPLG, in a stock-swap deal that's valued at $1.1 billion.
Miami New Times managing editor Tim Elfrink's series on the Biogenesis anti-aging clinic, which resulted in the suspension of 13 Major League Baseball players including Yankees slugger Alex Rodriguez, has been named one of six finalists for the Goldsmith Award in Political Journalism from the Shoren ... More >>
It's hard to be mad at a panda, but the past few days, people have been expressing outrage at the music video for Ark Music Factory's song, "Chinese Food." The video features the song created by Ark's co-founder Patrice Wilson, portrays 11-year-old singer Alison Gold frolicking with Wilson in a pand ... More >>
Like her native state, Miss Florida Myrrhanda Jones might not have been the best all-around candidate at the Miss America pageant this weekend, but she sure as hell provided the best entertainment. Jones, a senior at the University of Florida, somehow tore her ACL while practicing her baton-twirlin ... More >>
In a stunning admission that could explain what kind of mood George Zimmerman was in on the night he killed Trayvon Martin, Shellie Zimmerman has revealed that she had gotten into an argument with George the night before that was so bad she walked out on him. Shellie also says that their marriage is ... More >>
Further illustrating the racial divide in response to the death of Trayvon Martin and the trial of his killer George Zimmerman, a new ABC News/Washington Post poll has found that while the majority of non-Hispanic white people agree with the "not guilty" verdict the jury handed down to Zimmerman and ... More >>
George Zimmerman has been in relative hiding ever since he was handed a not guilty verdict nine days ago, but ABC News reports the world's most controversial self-appointed neighborhood watchman was spotted last week pulling a family from a flipped truck on I-4 in Sanford.
Break out the trumpets and the cold milk because Twinkies, the golden, spongy cakes with the soft creamy center, officially return to shelves today. Twinkie's manufacturer, Hostess Brands, closed its bakeries and ceased operation in November 2012, citing labor disputes as a major factor of its demi ... More >>
There's a new kid on the breakfast block, and his name is cronut. Half croissant, half donut. Yeah, we know. Homer Simpson can't believe it either. The hybrid hails from the kitchen of Dominique Ansel Bakery, a quaint place in New York's Soho District. Owned by 2013 James Beard Award finalist for ... More >>
Little Havana rises with the cock. Sunlight gleams off her concrete hips. She revels in her hot and sticky wetness. As fresh, juicy papaya scents float on palm tree breezes, she burns a sacred herb and swallows a cafecito with a piece of buttered toast. Today is her birthday, and soon 2 million fee ... More >>
When you consider the food-related restrictions in New York, you should cry fat, giant tears of joy that you live in Miami -- a city that considers rules and regulations mere trivialities of no concern to locals. Restaurants in the Big Apple have instituted an "unofficial" ban on food photography, f ... More >>
It happened again. Just one year after puking on stage in the Philippines, Justin Bieber dedicated part of his show in Arizona to vomiting in front of a large crowd of screaming 12 year olds. According to ABC News, Biebz was in Glendale on Saturday night for the kickoff of his Believe tour when he ... More >>
Jeb Bush, whose main job since leaving Florida's governor's mansion has been not running for president, will continue the busy duties of not running for president this October by keynoting the Siouxland Chamber of Commerce Annual Dinner in Sioux City, Iowa.Of course, if the American media knows one ... More >>
Well, this is strange. Yesterday, someone presumably close to the Romney campaign leaked information to ABC News that Sen. Marco Rubio was not being vetted as a potential Romney running mate. It was a sloppy move that left both Romney and Rubio looking bad. Well, late yesterday Romney took the ... More >>
Well, this is strange. Yesterday, someone presumably close to the Romney campaign leaked information to ABC News that Senator Marco Rubio was not being vetted as a potential Romney running mate. It was a sloppy move that left both Romney and Rubio looking bad. Well, late yesterday Romney took t ... More >>
In an effort to reduce childhood obesity, the Walt Disney Company will limit junk food advertisements on TV programs, radio shows and websites that are aimed at children, according to sources knowledgeable of the plan. Disney chief executive Bob Iger and First Lady Michelle Obama plan on announcing ... More >>
In an effort to force citizens to make healthier choices, a few countries have instituted a "fat tax" or "junk food tax," which requires consumers to shell out more for unhealthy foods. So far, Denmark and Hungary have done so. France has so far restricted its levy to sweetened drinks.Health advocat ... More >>
Chris Brown may be Rihanna's bitch. But he's unloading three of his own. Evidently, the angry pop singer is a backyard breeder and wants you to buy his bitches. According to ABC News, Brown's selling some pit bull terriers via the Internet -- three males and three females -- at $1,000 each. The ... More >>
Famous for cooking rich Southern cuisine, Paula Deen received mixed press after announcing she had been diagnosed with type 2 diabetes. "I've never recommended that people go into their kitchen and prepare these fattening meals every day," she said. "But I'm feeling a little vulnerable." Truth is ... More >>
Decades after his education by Havana Jesuits, is Fidel Castro starting to feel kinda bad about the whole renouncing religion and being a hated dictator stuff? According to his Miami-based daughter Alina, the Marxist in fact has "come closer to religion" as he edges stubbornly toward death. Vatic ... More >>
McDonald's has declared that it will no longer use "pink slime" in the manufacturing of its food products, ABC News reported yesterday.Much like you're probably doing right now, when I first heard the news I asked myself, What the hell is pink slime?And much like most Americans, I had no clue about ... More >>
There's a media fight brewing in Miami between the old paper giant and the new local iteration of a quickly growing Internet media monster. Random Pixels blogger Bill Cooke, ever the keen-eyed instigator, noticed that the recently launched Huffington Post Miami was cribbing quite liberally from M ... More >>
Lindsay Lohan's out of jail. But her legal problems aren't even close to being over. The LiLo v. Pitbull, Nee-Yo, and Afrojack saga continues as Mr. 305's lawyers have presented a notice of removal in an effort to shift the case from county to federal court. The document, filed last week in ... More >>
Surfside town attorney Lynn Dannheisser has been on a bit of a Charlie Sheen-esque multi-media rampage recently. In March, we wrote that Dannheisser, who makes more than $177,000 a year, successfully recommended her boyfriend, Gerald Houlihan, for additional legal representation for the town. Blo ... More >>
In five years the most watched shows in America could emanate from a massive television studio in Doral. No CBS, Fox, ABC or NBC isn't looking to relocate production from Los Angeles. Univision hopes to make those networks irrelevant, and wants to be the number one network in America. That may no ... More >>
There's already at least one online moment hoping to draft Marco Rubio to run for President in 2012. Those supporters might not be completely insane. An analysis by former ABC News journalist and media professional Brad Phillips rates Rubio the best communicator of all potential Republican ca ... More >>
via Flickr brizzle born and bred"Quiet, Phat E is about to start!"Some opinions are still acceptable in our increasingly politically correct social climate. While most people wouldn't dare make a joke about the handicapped, African-Americans, or newborns, it is safe to say that Carrot Top is a lo ... More >>
Former local news powerhouse WTVJ is now trudging along near the bottom of the ratings, but that's not stopping them from expanding their news coverage to a 24/7 sub-channel. Broadcasting & Cable reports that the NBC-owned-and-operated station will debut sometime shortly after the new year.
Pastor Terry JonesPastor Terry Jones and his small Gainesville church known as the Dove World Outreach Center will continue with their plans to burn copies of the Koran, the holy book of Islam, on the ninth anniversary of the September 11 terrorist attacks despite a growing backlash and warnings ... More >>
The 11 students who got high off of Coricidin while at Hialeah Middle School might have already faced the consequences of vomiting, collapsing, and in one case having a seizure in school, but they could face charges. The students, all between ages 13 and 14, will be suspended, ac ... More >>
Seems the Miami Hurricanes are well aware of everyone saying, "Well, let's see how long this lasts before it goes to their heads and they screw up" -- even though players and coaches alike are telling the media they still feel like underdogs.QB Jacory Harris has taken steps to ensure his team doe ... More >>
The prez-elect electrified the newswires yesterday when word leaked he plans to issue an executive order during his first week in office -- and maybe his first day -- officially shutting down the detention camps at Guantánamo Bay.But before you start planning those Gitmo V-Day parades, Obama sounde ... More >>
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The reporters providing us coverage of Elian Gonzalez seem to recognize they're taking part in a shark feed. And they just keep chomping.