Ernest Valdes stands on top of the ring's ropes and uses his championship belt as a mirror. He primps into the gold plastic's reflection, making sure his hair -- oil-spill slick with leave-in conditioner -- is perfectly in place. Lil Jon's "Turn Down for What" blasts through the speakers of the Port ... More >>
In last summer's Michael Bay movie Pain & Gain, bodybuilders portrayed by Mark Wahlberg and Dwayne Johnson conspire to kidnap and extort a random rich prick named Victor Kershaw (played by Tony Shalhoub). In real life and the Miami New Times series that inspired the movie, bodybuilders Daniel Lugo a ... More >>
To celebrate its 8th birthday, Twitter has launched a site that lets users look up their first ever tweet, thus pinpointing the exact moment when you became less productive at work. Twitter has been clogged ever since with people reliving just how bad they were at tweeting when they first joined. ... More >>
Inside the jam-packed arena, thousands held their breath and waited to learn the identity of the shadowy "Investor." In Total Nonstop Action Wrestling's twisting narrative, the mysterious character had been wreaking havoc for weeks with his nefarious behind-the-scenes plots. And now, millions watchi ... More >>
Nothing says celebrating winning back-to-back championships in a real sport like the gift of a championship belt from a fake sport. LeBron James surprised the Heat locker room today with a replica of the World Wrestling Entertainment heavyweight championship belt for every player.
Further emphasizing the fact that there's a difference between how Miamians use the word "bro," and how the rest of the country uses the term, Real Estate site Estately ranked "the 18 best U.S. cities for Bros." Miami wasn't even on it, bro.
John Raimondo is a bit player in the 1999 epic three-part Miami New Times series "Pain & Gain," which blockbuster Hollywood director Michael Bay turned into a passion project that hit theaters over two weeks ago. Starring Mark Wahlberg and Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson, the film recounts the absurd dark ... More >>
Pain & Gain opens tomorrow. And when it does, Miami's gym culture, New Times, and our city's seedy underbelly will have their moment in the sun -- their steroid-fueled, bicep-bulging, vein-popping 15 minutes of fame. If you're a dude (or a chick -- we don't discriminate) who wants to score a ridicu ... More >>
So there is this movie coming out later this month, right? It's directed by Michael Bay and stars Mark Wahlberg, Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson, and Anthony Mackie as a trio of bodybuilding extortionists who stumble and bumble their way to another man's riches by torturing him and then running over him w ... More >>
Is caveman Fred Flintstone following T-Rex and Twinkies into extinction? If you took a trip to your local supermarket cereal aisle, you might get that idea because instead of the usual beefy neanderthal on boxes of Post Fruity and Cocoa Pebbles, you might just see WWE star John Cena. As part of a pr ... More >>
Shaquille O'Neal is officially retired from the NBA, but the former Miami Heat star may not have exhibited his last feat of athleticism in Miami-Dade just yet. Today, O'Neal confirmed rumors from a few months ago that he's thinking about wrestling in a match when the WWE brings Wrestlemania to Su ... More >>
Well, we guess it only makes sense that two men who launched to stardom by being muscular in tight briefs would team up to star in a movie about body builders. Variety reports that Mark Whalberg and Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson are currently in talks to star in Pain and Gain, explosive auteur Michae ... More >>
courtesy of Millennium Laser Eye CentersMiami Heat guard Dwyane Wade with Dr. Cory Lessner, the self-proclaimed "eye surgeon to the stars."The NBA lockout is making people do strange things: Heat players are beating on little kids at basketball camps, Chris Bosh went and got himself MARRIED, and ... More >>
Shaquille O'Neal may have hung up his high tops for good, but according to spreading internet rumors he may have not made his last athletic appearance at American Airlines Arena yet. The buzz is that WWE is trying to sign Shaq to take on similarly tall wrestler The Big Show for a match at next ye ... More >>
Dwayne "the Rock" Johnson is a powerful man. The part-time Miami resident has an NCAA football championship ring with the '91 Hurricanes, the best opening for a movie in April with his latest flick, Fast Five, and apparently access to top-secret information long before the general publi ... More >>
Earlier this month, multiple reports popped up that World Wrestling Entertainment was trying to secure Tiger Woods as a special guest host when it stages Raw at the American Airline Arena on June 7th. It's not a completely far-flung idea. Woods is apparently a fan of rasslin', frie ... More >>
Turns out that the EPIC hotel was not the sources of those strains of legionnaires disease after all. [AP]Looks like a group of banks are going to take ownership of ICON Brickell. [WSJ]The Fire Station on Key Biscayne is now closed two days a week, so do try and not have a fire on one of those days. ... More >>
Wayne Scott, a pale man from South Yorkshire England, attempted his best American accent and called up a terminally ill teenage boy pretending to be rasslin' superstar, UM alum and mediocre action/adventure actor Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson. He claimed, as Johnson, he was put in touch with the boy thr ... More >>
Get Smart redux is a rare device: a TV remake for the big screen that works on its own terms.
In the ring and on the screen, the Rock is Walking like he talks it