Uncle Luke, the man whose booty-shaking madness made the U.S. Supreme Court stand up for free speech, gets as nasty as he wants to be for Miami New Times. This week, Luke pontificates on TV's most titillating program. Black women across America are jonesing for the return of Scandal, a hit TV show ... More >>
George Zimmerman is back in police custody after police responded to a gun-related incident at the Lake Mary, Florida, home of the parents of his wife Shellie Zimmerman. Mrs. Zimmerman had just filed for divorce last week.
Juror B29 was the only minority member of the George Zimmerman jury and now reveals she was the only one who tried to argue to convict Zimmerman in the final days. Going by the name "Maddy," she gave her first interview to ABC's Robin Roberts. It will air in three parts over the next two days on W ... More >>
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We've all been watching the shocking reports from New York that show the damage that Superstorm Sandy did to the the northeast. Many of us have been up all night, glued to the television and thinking of friends and family riding out the storm.ABC News is reporting that over seven million people have ... More >>
The Transportation Security Administration was created in 2001 to keep us safe, but it turns out a handful of their employees are no better than common crooks. Since the TSA's creation nearly 400 employees have been fired after being accused of stealing from passengers, and Miami International Airpo ... More >>
Would you eat a dozen churros every day for pay?Researchers at the Washington University School of Medicine are paying participants to eat, particularly fast food from McDonald's, Kentucky Fried Chicken, Burger King, Taco Bell, and Pizza Hut.Participants are being compensated up to $3500 depending o ... More >>
This is not your beautiful house. This is not your video game store business. These are not your beautiful cars. But they could be.Shane Butcher, a 29-year-old Tampa Bay man, is selling what basically amounts to his entire life and all of his possessions on eBay for the low, low price of just $3.5 m ... More >>
It's going to be the classiest, finest film studio in all of the world. Or at least that's what Donald Trump's company seems to think.The Trump Organization has unveiled plans to incorporate an 800-acre studio city down near Homestead in the southern reaches of Miami-Dade County dubbed, what else, T ... More >>
Last night, as many of our loyal readers watched NBC's The Voice, ABC's Dancing with the Stars, and Travel Channel's No Reservations, a bit of virtual battle was taking place on Twitter. Perhaps a few (likely from the culinary industry) tuned into the live webcast of the James Beard Foundation award ... More >>
This past weekend, the LA Times published an editorial suggesting pregnant women who adhere to a vegan diet and subsequently raise vegan children are irresponsible. The writer, Alexandra Le Tellier, was responding to the release of Vegan Is Love, a new children's book that explains and advocates a v ... More >>
If Miami's Cuban community had a patron saint, it was surely Agustín Román, who fled Castro with a boatload of other priests and then, as America's first Cuban-born bishop, made such a political mark that current Miami Archbishop Thomas Wenski compared him to Felix Varela.Román was found dead of ... More >>
Which would you rather drink: chemical coloring, beet juice, or dead bugs?Apparently, Starbucks thought you'd pick that last option.In an effort to remove artificial ingredients from its menu, Starbucks recently replaced the food dye in its Strawberry Frappuccinos with a "natural" substitute: bee ... More >>
Much has been made of the younger pictures of Trayvon Martin released to the media by his family's lawyers, but until now the only image seen in the media of shooter George Zimmerman has been a years old mugshot. ABC News has now obtained police surveillance video of Zimmerman at a police station ... More >>
The Republican primary is officially in chaos now with Rick Santorum surging and topping Mitt Romney in some national polls. The former Pennsylvania senator is even leading in Romney's home state of Michigan, but some in the GOP establishment aren't quite sure Santorum is presidential material. O ... More >>
Coca-ColaThe Coke bears are back in time for the big game.Can Super Bowl Sunday be the only day of the year in which we actually look forward to commercials? Each year, advertisers fall all over themselves trying to top each other for ratings, consumer approval and a coveted Clio award. Adv ... More >>
Two thousand eleven is almost over, and some of us had better years than others. For most, this year seemed like a downer. But, hey, at least you didn't accidentally spend almost $20K at a strip club, get recalled from office, or embarrass yourself on national television. It really could have bee ... More >>
Will Lady Gaga wear a turkey dress?Lady Gaga just announced her new holiday special, A Very Gaga Thanksgiving. The show will air on ABC on Thanksgiving day, November 24, and will feature Tony Bennett and Katie Couric. If that's not bizarre enough, Gaga is set to perform "White Christmas" and chef ... More >>
For the third time in a little over a week, a Miami sports team has been the butt of a joke on a national sitcom. First there was South Park's minor dig at the Dolphins, then The Office had a little fun at Chris Bosh and the Miami Heat's expense. Continuing the trend last night, ABC's Happy Endin ... More >>
Even F.A.M.E. makes him angry.Hey, America, not sure if you got the memo or not. But Chris Brown is public enemy number one. Before 2009, Crossfade admired the young performer's vocal chops and sharp, Timberlake'd Jacko dance swagger. But ever since he beat the shit out of his then-girlfriend, ... More >>
Dexter Morgan, the fictional anti-hero of local author Jeff Lindsay's book series and Showtime's hit drama, trades in on Miami's violent image as a crime scene analyst by day and a serial killer of other serial killers by night. Though, the violence, as Miami's tourism boards might want to let yo ... More >>
Lost's Rose and Bernard contemplate the Dharma food supplies. For Lost fans around the world, this Sunday night means the end of the show that helped redefine TV. Hopefully, answers to many of the show's unresolved mysteries will be delivered by ABC when the show concludes with its two and a half ... More >>
In a perfect world, you'd be able to access your entire music library from any computer, iPhone, iPad or any other cellphone, sans USB. You wouldn't have to transfer files or carry around a portable hard drive. Finally, that world is here, but it's not perfect... yet. Let me introduce you to clo ... More >>
You can add Miami Medical to the heap of South Florida-set shows that pretty much sucked and were quickly canceled. Others include Cane, Good Morning Miami, South Beach, Grapevine, Invasion, Karen Sisco, Odd Man Out, Wiseguy, and probably a few dozen other shows no one remembers.CBS has put an en ... More >>
The mother of two brothers living South Florida was pulled alive from rubble in Haiti. [NBCMiami]Joe Biden was in Little Haiti over the weekend. [Herald]And he's back in Miami to speak at a prayer breakfast at Florida Memorial Univerisity for Martin Luther King Day. [CBS4]Pundits have pretty much wr ... More >>
Univision is opening its own production studio in Miami. [LATimes]According to a recent poll, Miami is the second most desirable travel destination after Las Vegas. [CBS4]Ad sales at McClatchy, the Miami Herald's parent company, are down 20 percent this quarter, but that's apparently good because it ... More >>
via TLCHere's the basic rundown on financially ruined Miami mega-realtor Carlos Justos, from an ABC News Profile.This is Justo before the recession: $7 million waterfront home. Star of the Bravo series Million Dollar Agents. Clientele including big shots such as the Estefans. $20 million net worth. ... More >>
Public figures offer comic relief.
If Ileana Ros-Lehtinen ever got an important 3am phone call of national importance, apparently she would hang up, and then put out a press release about it. Riptide has already written up Ileana's now infamous Obama hang up, but let's use the magic of bullet points to painstakingly detail just how ... More >>
Clandestine meetings and a hungry press
You knew local TV newscasts were lame, you just didn't know how lame
Will someone please turn off the hype
Celeste Fraser Delgado
Man and machine do their musical thing
Oliver Beene goes against fake millionaires and phony idols
Larry Gelbart is one of TV's last great writers. So why can't he stay tuned?
Dear Sheldon loves his mom, hates his mom, you'll laugh about it
Democrats hate him. Journalists scorn him. Most Americans ignore him. Which is fine with Matt Drudge. He's taking it to the bank.
The little cult phenomenon that could: Phish
How low could you go in 1999?