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    October 21, 2014

    CNN Bans Fans, Other Media Outlets From Tonight's Gubernatorial Debate

    After the bizarre #Fangate moment during last week's gubernatorial debate between Rick Scott and Charlie Crist, don't expect any similar shenanigans tonight. CNN is hosting the event, and they run a tight ship. The 24-hour news channel has explicitly banned fans from the podium. Oddly, they've als ... More >>

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    March 10, 2014

    The "Most Corrupt City in Florida" Might Just Be Wiped Off the Maps

    Earning the title of Florida's most corrupt city is no easy job. Dade County's mayoral elite have certainly done their best to make a bid for the plaudits this past year, from Sweetwater's bribe-taking chief to Homestead's allegedly campaign-finance breaking mayor. Tiny Hampton, Florida, blows the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 17, 2013

    Trick Daddy on George Zimmerman Acquittal: "AmeriKKKa"

    Trick Daddy luh the kids. And as the self-proclaimed Mayor of the 305, you know he's got to keep watch over the Florida justice system. So when an unarmed, 17-year-old kid is shot and killed by a grown man who then walks free, Trick Daddy calls shenanigans all over the place. He's got more than a f ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 17, 2013

    Rush Limbaugh Claims He Can Say "N*gga" Now Because Rachel Jeantel Says It's OK

    Rachel Jeantel, the Miami Gardens 19-year-old thrust into the spotlight because of her testimony during the George Zimmerman trial, has been making the media rounds this week, and while on CNN's Pierce Morgan said that she doesn't believe the word "n*gga" is a racial term, no matter who says it. R ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 19, 2013

    Florida Man Took Key Photo of Dzhokar Tsarnaev, Now ID'd as Second Boston Bomber on the Run

    All over the country, people are waking up, checking their Twitter feeds and then spending at least half an hour trying to figure out what the hell happened since they went to bed. In short: Police in Boston have killed one of the two marathon bombing suspects -- whom they've ID'd as two brothers or ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 28, 2013

    Hugo Chavez Is Dead, According to Questionable CNN Chile Report

    Last night, CNN's Chilean affiliate reported that Hugo Chávez is not, in fact, recovering in a Venezuelan hospital because he is dead.The report was based on the claims of Guillermo Cochez, until recently Panama's ambassador to the Organization of American States. In the hours since it was publishe ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 27, 2012

    Biggest Food News Stories of 2012

    In the sea of headlines you'll read throughout the day, few will likely have anything to do with food. Unless that's your thing, of course. But if you're like us, it is your thing, and you thrive on hearing news about restaurants and chefs just as much (or maybe more) as you would hearing about w ... More >>

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    December 13, 2012
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    December 5, 2012

    First Trust: Free Cocktails at Pop-Up Lounge During Art Basel

    Art Basel is just starting and Short Order is making plans for the closing night's festivities. We suggest you do the same, especially when it entails a pop-up lounge and four different cocktails -- and everything's free.First Trust is a new cocktail lounge scheduled to open in downtown Miami in fal ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 14, 2012

    Parts Unknown: Anthony Bourdain Previews New CNN Show (Video)

    Though Anthony Bourdain has closed the door on his relationship with the Travel Channel (and burned all bridges with rants about the interweaving of Cadillac ads into his final No Reservations episode), he's opened a wide terrace with his new CNN gig.Parts Unknown, premiering in spring 2013, has Bou ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 13, 2012

    Rick Sanchez Gets a New Job at MundoFox

    Two years after his fall from grace at CNN, Rick Sanchez has finally snagged a new regular TV job. He's headed to MundoFOX, Fox's newly created Spanish-language TV network aimed at Hispanics. According to The New York Times, he'll be filing daily news stories for the network, and hosting news specia ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 7, 2012

    Victoria Jackson Is Not Taking Obama's Reelection Well: "America Died"

    Miami's own SNL star turned Tea Party Queen Victoria Jackson is not having a good day. After all, a communist remains in the White House. While it may not have been quite as ridiculous as Donald Trump's now infamous Twitter meltdown, Jackson vented her emotions on social media and proclaimed America ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 30, 2012

    RNC 2012 Day Two: Doe-Eyed Kid Takes Stage, Talks About AC/DC, Vows Not to Kill Old People

    On Tuesday, the GOP ended the first day of its national convention by letting Chris Christie pummel Ann Romney's message of love to death with his meaty, angry fists like a Garden State mob goon. Last night, Republicans tried a more refined tactic, choosing concert pianist and conservative counterpo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 29, 2012

    RNC Visitor Booted For Throwing Nuts At Black Camerawoman, Saying "This Is How We Feed Animals"

    After GOP Party Chairman Reince Priebus got into a heated shouting match on Monday with Chris Matthews over accusations that his party plays the "race card" against Obama, Republicans crowed that the clip showed the liberal media in its worst kind of attack mode. Race? We've never even heard of race ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 16, 2012

    Homocon Party Will Invade Tampa RNC For All Those Gay Republicans

    Tampa's strip club industry may be revving up for the Republican National Convention, but for those Republican dudes who aren't exactly into the idea of seeing Sarah Palin's porno double spread eagle, don't worry, because GOProud, a gay Republican group, is hosting Homocon 2012.And of course, as eve ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 10, 2012

    Poll: Marco Rubio Big Favorite Among Republican Voters For VP Pick

    Mitt Romney's still mum on who he'll pick as his VP to share the stage at this month's Republican National Convention in Tampa, but conservative voters sure aren't conflicted about who they'd choose. A new poll by CNN finds GOP-leaning voters want Marco Rubio as the veep by a wide margin.Of cou ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 28, 2012

    Obamacare Ruled Constitutional By Supreme Court; Sorry, Pam Bondi

    In a 5-4 vote, the Supreme Court has upheld President Obama's health care mandate, with Chief Justice John Roberts casting the surprising, deciding vote that the sweeping reform is constitutional. The ruling is a blow to Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi, who spearheaded the first national court ch ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 26, 2012

    Can a Tick Bite Make You a Vegetarian?

    If you've been trying to become a vegetarian but just aren't able to find the will, there might be a solution: Go hiking with hot pants on.Apparently, experts are attributing an allergy to red meat, pork, and lamb -- in other words, all commonly consumed mammals -- to a bite from a tick, specificall ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 22, 2012

    Anthony Bourdain And Nigella Lawson's New Show Seeks Chefs

    Anthony Bourdain is at it again!  Not content to have just a television deal with CNN and a book publishing deal with Ecco, the celebrity chef is working on a new reality cooking competition show for ABC.Bourdain has paired with Nigella Lawson for the as-yet-untitled show (the catchy working ti ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 29, 2012

    Anthony Bourdain Inks Deal With CNN For New Show (Updated)

    Anthony Bourdain is putting more on his plate to chew on. The author and host of Travel Channel's No Reservations has just signed on to host an as-yet-untitled weekend show on CNN, as part of the cable network's expansion from news-only to food and travel shows.Launching in early 2013, the show will ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 7, 2012

    Disney and Univision Launching Miami-Based Cable News Network

    CNN, MSNBC and Fox News are about to get some Miami-based competition backed by one of the world's largest media conglomerates.Disney and Univision announced this morning that they are set to launch a 24-hour news network sometime in the next year, and the channel's operation will be headquartered i ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 26, 2012

    Rick Scott's State Employee Drug Testing Ruled Unconstitutional

    Fire up those spliffs, DMV workers of Florida: A Miami federal judge has ruled that Gov. Rick Scott's plan to randomly drug test all state employees is unconstitutional. Judge Ursula Ungaro ruled today that random tests of 85,000 state employees would be an unreasonable search and seizure and issued ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 10, 2012

    Not "The Real George Zimmerman": Michigan Ex-Politician Tries To Capitalize On Trayvon Martin Shooting

    Yesterday, Trayvon Martin's still-not-arrested shooter George Zimmerman launched a website,, where supporters can donate to his theoretical legal defense fund. The website gained considerable media coverage last night, so a Michigan politician best known for intenti ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 3, 2012

    Mary J. Blige's Burger King Ad Triggers 11-Minute YouTube Rant

    Mary J. Blige has been through a lot. She's a powerhouse of feminine strength and wisdom; a shining beacon of exemplary light for us girls everywhere. She killed it at Jazz in the Gardens, but apparently she took time out to make some deals with another Miami resident, Burger King. And the result i ... More >>

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    February 9, 2012
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    January 31, 2012

    Charlie Crist Says He Might Just Vote for Obama

    ​What a difference four years make. Back in 2008, Charlie Crist played a crucial in the Republican primary by working to deliver Florida to John McCain. Now, in 2012, he's so fed up with shenanigans of this Primary season that according to Politico the now independent says he might just end up vot ... More >>

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    December 29, 2011
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    December 27, 2011

    Lil Wayne and DJ Khaled Better Give Back In 2012 or Answer to Mayor Luke

    Luther Campbell, 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, Campbell looks back on the Year of the Booty Man.I had an exciting, productive 2011. I set goals for myself and accomplished quit ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 25, 2011

    FAMU Band Director Julius White Fired, Family Plans Lawsuit in Wake of Hazing Death

    ​Dr. Julian White, the longtime and highly decorated band director of the Florida A&M University Marching 100, has been effectively fired following the hazing-related death of 26-year-old drum major Robert Champion. Champion's family now also plans to file a lawsuit against the university.

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    November 23, 2011

    FAMU Band Suspended After Drum Major Dies After Possible Hazing

    ​The Florida A&M University marching band has been put on suspension following the mysterious death of drum major Robert Champion over the weekend. Champion, 26, was found dead on the band's bus shortly after the band's performance this Saturday during the halftime show of the Florida Classic ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 26, 2011

    Mitt Romney Firmly Back On Top of Cain in Latest Florida Poll

    ​Florida has apparently stopped gorging itself on pizza man Herman Cain, and ol' reliably boring Mitt Romney has taken a giant lead in the latest poll conducted by Time and CNN. Romney leads the pack with 30 percent, while Cain is now a distant second with 12 percent. Compare that to an American R ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 9, 2011

    Florida Woman Dies From Being Exposed to Toxic Fumes at a Georgia McDonald's

    Yesterday at a McDonald's restaurant in Pooler, Georgia a woman died and nine people had to be taken to the hospital after inhaling toxic fumes inside the restaurant.I know what you're thinking, and no, the chemical fumes were not coming from the kitchen. So far, police believe chemicals from c ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 11, 2011

    Bob Marley Song Re-Released to Help Fight East African Famine

    Photo by Laine DossMaasai Boy, taken in Amboselli, Kenya​We interrupt our coverage of $100 dinners, fancy wine tastings and being generally blessed to remind you (and ourselves) of just how lucky we are to live in Miami (and the United States). While we're living the "good life" (and pretty much ... More >>

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    March 30, 2011

    Woman Pinned Under 300-Pound Ray: "It Could Have Been a Much Worse Outcome"

    ​Jenny Hausch, the woman who found herself pinned underneath a 300-pound eagle ray during a chartered fishing trip off Islamorada, is speaking out after the freak incident. The mother of three young children tells CNN she instantly went into survival mode after the ray jumped out of the wate ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 6, 2009

    News Roundup

    Local David Woud, the president of the Miami Lakes Chamber of Commerce, shot his wife before shooting himself. His wife had recently suffered a debilitating stroke. [Herald] Two women and a man were found shot to death in a SW Miami-Dade home. Police suspect domestic violence. [SunSent] The Coast G ... More >>

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    March 30, 2009

    Nannies: The Latest Victims of the Recession

    Recession stories are getting pretty standard, and boring. One formula goes like this: find some nice industry and find out how the recession is hitting it. CNN just filed one, about nannies, focusing mainly on Miami. Amanda Mezyk is a 20 year-old professional nanny who just got laid off. As part of ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 5, 2009

    A-Rod and Limbaugh Are Apparently Exactly the Same

    Rush Limbaugh and Alex Rodriguez both have their past drug struggles with pain killers and steroids respectively, they also both have multi-million dollar pads in South Florida. That is where the comparisons end to the untrained eye. But Robert Zimmerman, a volunteer for the DNC and a PR czar, says ... More >>

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    January 26, 2009

    News Roundup

    There was this horrible, senseless shooting in Liberty City. Sigh. Authorities want information on a masked gunmen. [CNN]The Speaker of the Florida House continues to lawyer up and refuses to resign as of yet. [Herald]Carl Hiaasen: "Republican lawmakers would rather invest in new asphalt than in you ... More >>

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    January 16, 2009

    Rick Sanchez Compares Joe the Plumber to Castro

    The McCain campaign gave us two gifts that keep on giving (and I mean that in the same way I would if I were talking about herpes): Sarah Palin and Joe the Plumber. For whatever reason, these two won't go away. Sure, Sarah Palin is a governor, but Joe the Plumber is... What in hell is he again?Well, ... More >>

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    January 7, 2009

    News Roundup

    CNN talking med head Sanjay Gupta is likely to be named Surgeon General. Apparently, Dr. Phil, Doctor Who, Doogie Houser, MD, the cast of Scrubs, Dr. Hibbert, and House were already busy. [CNN]Cliff Stearns, a Republican congressman from Florida, has kindly asked that the US Cong ... More >>

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    December 17, 2008

    Does It Offend Rick Sanchez, Yeah?

    Oh No! Someone's mixed Catholic imagery and sex! How provocative! How controversial! How unoriginal.Rick Sanchez, everyone's favorite former Channel Seven newsman, dedicated a good portion of his Twitter-fueled CNN show yesterday to the latest cover of Mexican Playboy that shows a model who may be c ... More >>

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    December 9, 2008

    Iggy Pop: "Miami's a hell of a good town to eat a banana!"

    Sorry Rosie, Diddy, and Gloria, but Iggy Pop may just be our favorite celebrity resident of the Magic City. CNN Travel caught up with Mr. Pop to talk about why he moved to the city. Apparently he was looking for a place that was like an "elegant coma." CNN: Is Miami similar to you as a person? IP: ... More >>

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    December 4, 2008

    News Roundup

    USB will be the sponsor of both Basel fairs for years to come, 3 more of which, at least, will happen in Miami. [ArtINFO] Doctors in Miami can now assist surgeries Iraq using a robot. It is made by a company called InTouch, which hopefully has nothing to do with the tabloid of the same name. [Herald ... More >>

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    October 9, 2008

    If There's One Constant In The World, It's That We Don't Like Rick Sanchez

    Have a gander at this mash up from 23/6 of Rick Sanchez's best moments so far from his new 3 p.m. CNN show. The one with a light speed pace where he tries to awkwardly integrate Twitter and Facebook into the presentation. It's not even like "Breaking, we understand that Angela Merkel just denied S ... More >>

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    September 11, 2008

    Bitchiest (aka Best) Letter To The Editor Ever

    This letter to the editor The Miami Hurricane, UM's student newspaper, printed today is one of the most scathing I've ever seen. And it's all about the paper. And it's all mostly right on. The letter starts with "The Miami Hurricane is a rag", detours to some personal attacks on staff members ("Feli ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 20, 2008

    Tropical Storm Fay Kite-surfing = Hospital (And Youtube Fame)

    UPDATE -- Youtube has pulled Miami's favorite gnarly kite-surfing accident, presumably at the behest of CBS4, which filmed the whole sordid affair. Fortunately, you can still indulge your need for extreme kite-surfing footage at the CBS4 website. Enjoy! When Tropical Storm Fay started whipping 40 ... More >>

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    May 19, 2008

    N.E.R.D. and Lindsay Lohan Cause a Stir

    Last Friday night, the gossip hounds at CNN were going on and on about actress/troublemaker Lindsay Lohan. There's nothing new with that--except the talk was all about her cameo in the new N.E.R.D. video for "Everybody Nose." According to the folks on CNN, the song is all about partying and doing b ... More >>

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    May 17, 2007

    Hanging With Mr. Cooper

    He’s so much more than a pretty face

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    May 2, 2007

    Miami's Own Queen Brown Goes Primetime

    Miami’s recent explosion of murders among black youths is about to go prime time. CNN recently took an interest in Queen Brown, host of "What's Going On?", an anti-violence program Sundays at noon on WTPS-AM 1080. Brown started the show after her 24-year-old son, Eviton, died this past October w ... More >>

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    November 11, 2004
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