Remember when the Marlins used to cover the whole upper deck at Sun Life Stadium with a big blue tarp so the game looked a little more full even though only a few thousand people showed up? That was one of the main reasons the team pushed for a much smaller, taxpayer-funded ballpark in Little Havana ... More >>
Victory is sweet for those who've patiently waited for the spotlight.
Bobby Flay threw an accomplished fist in the air as Rachael Ray announced the people's choice first place winner -- his green chile burger won.
The burger, which Flay made in the name of his New Jersey restaurant, Bobby's Burg ... More >>
Facing a growing backlash after telling passengers who were set to sail on a themed cruise featuring cast members from RuPaul's Drag Race that they themselves could not wear drag, Carnival Cruise Lines has now relented and dropped the drag ban.
A Texas woman claims in a lawsuit that Carnival Cruise Lines was not only responsible for the death of her husband after he fell overboard last September, but also slandered her family by telling the media that he had committed suicide.
Clint Markham, who died after falling off a Carnival cruise sh ... More >>
Your average Carnival cruise offers plenty of entertainment options. You can stuff yourself full of deli meats and warmed-over pasta at the buffet. You can swim in a chlorinated pool in the middle of an ocean. You can pretend to like shuffleboard. Or, like Orlando resident Kurt Gies, you can strut y ... More >>
Lots of successful people have degrees from the University of Miami. Everyone from Gloria Estefan to, like, 10 percent of the NFL. But some of the school's most famous former students never graduated -- either opting to transfer or quit college altogether. Current UM kids, don't take this as inspira ... More >>
Last week we wrote about the possibility that Scotty's Landing might be in jeopardy of going the way of the dodo bird.The City of Miami, which currently owns Grove Key Marina and the iconic dive bar/restaurant, is seeking bids for a 40-year lease to replace the slightly shabby waterfront with a mult ... More >>
Caution: If you're an old lady looking for a relaxing weekend of easy listening on an ocean liner, you may as well kill yourself. The Mayhem Cruise 2012 is pure brutality.
This inaugural Atlantic-bound metal fest will crush, punish, destroy, and burn down every other music cruise's lineup. And when ... More >>
Carnival Cruise Lines hasn't had much good PR recently, what with that protest against its tax shenanigans and labor policies, the horrific and deadly Costa Concordia accident, and its plummeting stock.
A lawsuit claiming that employees forced a 17-year-old girl to remove her tampon and then str ... More >>
South Florida activist group 1Miami is hosting a gathering this weekend in Hialeah and Little Haiti to bring Carnival Cruise Lines to the public's attention. They say Carnival is figuratively "sinking Miami." While most associate the cruise line with family memories, bad sunburns, and tanning oil ... More >>
You thought your 2011 finances were bad? Despite his NBA team having its best year ever, Micky Arison's net worth dropped somewhere in the neighborhood of $1.3 billion last year, according to Forbes. Arison's main source of income comes from his CEO role and hefty financial stake in Carnival Crui ... More >>
Now, you may think that our tall, white, lanky, bald governor could be a horrible dancer, but we have to say he moves with such grace and enthusiasm it almost moved us to tears. His feet move like finely timed fireworks in slow motion, exploding with elegant energy. He's a master of the lock step ... More >>
Carnival Cruise Lines announced that it will partner with Food Network host and author Guy Fieri to bring Fieri's concept of a roadside burger joint to life.Guy's Burger Joint will feature Fieri's creations, as well as a variety of sauces ranging from chipotle mayonnaise and a special barbecue sa ... More >>
The latest edition of the Forbes 400 is out, and 21 of the most filthy rich scions in America call humble little South Florida their primary home. Micky Arison, Miami Heat owner and Carnival Cruises CEO has the biggest moneybags in Miami with a net worth of $4.2 billion. That makes him the 75th r ... More >>
A document nutty with consumer outrage crossed our desk last week. In mid-April, a Florida woman -- due to the sensitive nature of this topic, we'll just call her Consuela -- sent a complaint to Carnival Cruise Lines' Doral headquarters documenting the nasty saga that was her groups' recent t ... More >>
Photo by Tim ElfrinkTo celebrate Tax Day, the folks at Right to the City and MoveOn.org decided it was high time to combine the best traditions of 1985-era Chicago Bears dancing and progressive lefty political agitation. The result? Behold the "Tax the Rich Shuffle." William "The Fridge" Perry wa ... More >>
A very powerful pig.Even though they lost last night to the Mavs, the LeBron-ified Miami Heat are finally playing like juggernauts. And the team is profiting like one, too, from ticket and paraphernalia sales. In fact, the Micky Arison-owned wunderkinds expect to make more money this season than ... More >>
Sex and the City's original cougar couple.Despite the fact it's devolved into some weird parody of itself, the cougar movement continues unabated in its quest to break down the last great straight-relationship taboo: the older woman and the younger man. They already have sitcoms, movies, books, a ... More >>
You see it every new year: South Florida's morons resolve to turn over a new leaf. They promise they will keep their names and mug shots out of news articles with the phrases oddly enough or incredibly idiotic in the headlines. But now, during the third week in January, our heroes are suffering from ... More >>
This entire cougar craze is really out of control. OK, we get it middle age woman, you want to bang nubile, young studs as much as your male counterparts want to bang ditzy, big breasted young blonds. Rah rah feminism, taking control of your sexuality, and all of that, but the "movement" really n ... More >>
Back in May Crossfade told you about Laurie Miller, original member of the superstar girl group Expose, who brought the world hits like "Point Of No Return."We also found her website which details her current life as a performer and talks about her experience in the cruise ship industry. If you ha ... More >>
Carnival Cruises is canceling all of its stops in Mexico, because of swine flu. [CBS4]
Eugenio Montoya handled the finances of a major Colombian drug trafficking outfit. He was sentenced to 30 years in jail in a Miami court yesterday. [BBC]
Cutler Bay, Doral, and Miami Gardens may finally get ... More >>
I imagine being stuck on a boat with a bunch of cruise ship people is bad enough, but recently returning to Miami I was stuck on a plane full of cruise ship people. Pure airline hell: horrendously behaved toddlers, people eating strange smelling food, and quite a few folks who maybe should have aske ... More >>