Miss USA was hosted in Miami Beach for over decade between 1960 and 1971, but America's second most important beauty pageant won't be coming back to this year even after a strong push from the city's tourism and cultural development. Looks like we'll have to make do with all the non-competing you ... More >>
Direct from the Holy Land via SoFla.Christmas.
To some, it represents the birth of Jesus Christ, the immaculately conceived love child of a Galilean woman named Mary and a theistic being referred to as God. But for 18 Jewish gals aged 17 to 26 from the South Florida metropolitan area, December ... More >>
It's been five full years since Time Magazine named Daddy Yankee to its list of the 100 most influential people on the planet. And using the mag's metaphor, the recording industry's registers were ringing like mad over reggaeton in 2006.
"Yankee has sold 2 million copies of his album Barrio ... More >>
Lil Jon acting a fool with DJ Irie.Catch phrases are awesome.
Just imagine life without that burger-loving old lady's "Where's the beef?" or Tom Cruise's "Show me the money!" You drop those quotes anywhere in the world and there's a good chance people will get the reference.
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The Miss USA contestants need to either read a textbook or shut the hell up.Aside from the asinine, sexist 1950s mentality that the "competition" is based on, the annual beauty contest is intellectually damaging to the young women who are looking to them as role models. We're steering them wrong ... More >>
courtesy MissFloridaUSA.comIt's about charity or something.In a commanding step forward for the objectification of women, odds makers have put Miss Florida USA Lissette Garcia at 40-1 to win the Miss USA Pageant this Sunday. Miss California is the favorite at 3-1, and Garcia c ... More >>
We're not sure what's stupider: that a fur coat company is supplying sponsorship and prizes to a teen beauty pageant in Florida, or that an animal rights group is going to protest it while wearing furs themselves. Yes, the Animal Rights Foundation of Florida is pissed that the Fur ... More >>
Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez loves celebrities. He was Oliver Stone's date to the Venice International Film Festival, could probably convince Sean Penn to agree to be held captive and perform a stage rendition of his parts in Simple Jack I Am Sam, and is perhaps the only known person on the p ... More >>
James Grayson went job hunting in August 2003. He found the kitchen from hell.
A gay 38-year-old with a thin mustache, Grayson was hired as a line cook at Golden Corral on South Dixie Highway in Homestead. He made ham omelets and bloody steaks at the buffet table for mostly blue-collar famili ... More >>
The Republican Party of Florida is hosting a big shindig for the youngins next month in Orlando called Drive the Discussion '09, and they have concocted one of the most spectacular three ring circus of speakers ever to grace a political stage. Olympian turned Village People musical co ... More >>
Queen fight! Attention, everyone, Queen fight!
No, seriously: It's South Beach's reigning queen versus the self-proclaimed "Queen of All Media" fighting over a beauty queen. Miami's premier drag queen and local paragon of sophistication and elegance, Elaine Lancaster, took to Steve Rothaus's ... More >>
JipsyThere is she, Ms. Gothic Beauty of... er, America? Our cameras stopped by Black Sheep Bar last night to check out The Mausoleum's Gothic Beauty Pageant hosted by Notorious Nastie and Shelley Novak in an effort to crown a Ms. Mausoleum. Unfortunately, there wasn't any swimsuit competition. Click ... More >>
Well, the gig is up. Thanks a lot, reigning Miss Universe Dayana Mendoza.See, in the cover story on my trip to Guantanamo Bay a couple of months ago, I did my best to convey my impressions of the infamous prison camp as an unforgiving, desolate way station where detainees were routinely tortured and ... More >>