Season 11 of Top Chef, the Bravo cooking competition that paved the way for the cooking-show craze, premieres tonight. This time, the cheftestants compete in New Orleans, where regulars Tom Colicchio, Padma Lakshmi, and Gail Simmons are joined by Emeril Lagasse and Hugh Acheson. Though some critic ... More >>
When you rushed out of your house this morning, did you spill coffee all over your shirt? Did you forget to turn off the kitchen light? Did you leave thinking I'm over all of this -- pour me a drink? Been there. And it totally sucks. But you know what? In just a few hours, you'll have your weekend ... More >>
CNN's gamble on having Anthony Bourdain host a travel/food show on its news network paid off last evening in a big way. Not only did the show begin its second season, with Bourdain visiting Jerusalem and getting the views of both Israeli and Palestinian people, but Parts Unknown walked away with tw ... More >>
Overachiever Anthony Bourdain has a lot planned for fall. The television host/book producer/chef is looking forward to two of his television projects premiering their second seasons. Parts Unknown on CNN is gearing up for a second season of travel, food, and political chow chow.
Te gusta Papa Yon? On August 16, Miami's favorite Afro-Cuban funk band, Palo!, will be throwing a free party at PAX celebrating their 10th anniversary with tons of free giveaways from Car2Go, Azucar Ice Cream, El Rey de las Fritas food truck, and all kinds of other stuff. The concert will be filmed ... More >>
Will JT and Jay-Z be hitting up the MIA? Last week, after Timberlake admitted "[Jay and I] are definitely going to go on tour" while walking the Grammys' red carpet, we here at Crossfade insisted: "These two dapper dudes gotta make a stop in Miami, right?" And it seems as though Justin and Mr. Car ... More >>
For more on the South Beach Wine & Food Festival, check out New Times' Taste guide, hitting newsstands Thursday, February 21. Martha Stewart is the woman who does it all. Just reading her list of accomplishments -- author of 77 books, host of an Emmy-winning television show, and founder of Mart ... More >>
Dr. Mehmet Oz has taken a lot of flack lately about a recent Time magazine article, in which he seemingly reversed his position on organics and genetically modified (GMO) foods. In a phone interview yesterday, I got the straight dope on this sudden shift in opinion, directly from the doctor. On ... More >>
"Moon river, wider than a mile," Andy Williams crooned. "I'm crossing you in style some day." And last night, the singer, Emmy-winning TV legend, and six-time Grammy host went off to meet his "huckleberry friend," passing away at his home in Branson, Missouri, after a yearlong battle with bladder c ... More >>
Since it opened in 1987, downtown Miami's elite New World School of the Arts has churned out generations of top local artists, from visual geniuses like Hernan Bas to Emmy-winning choreographers like Mia Michaels to playwrights like Tarell Alvin McCraney.For up-and-coming musical theater stars, the ... More >>
Some Miami-born celebrities never let anyone forget where they're from. Take Pitbull, for example, who just shouts out "305" at least once every 15 seconds.Other celebs born under the sign of the 305 aren't as conspicuous. For many, that's because they were born here but moved as young kids, and for ... More >>
For decades, talent scouts and filmmakers have scoured our tropical city in search of beautiful faces attached to perfect tanned bodies. It's true that Miami has more than its fair share of perfection in human form. But we also have talent and brains to go with that beauty.Take local chefs, Robyn Al ... More >>
Pit and Gloria go "gleek."The corridors of William McKinley High are a long fucking way from Calle Ocho, chico. But today, Entertainment Weekly reported that Pitbull is "being courted" by the producers of Fox's Glee to play the older brother of Santana (Naya Rivera), a newly out and proud lesbi ... More >>
It wasn't Michael Jordan in Space Jam (few things, unfortunately, are) but Chris Bosh made his network acting debut Wednesday night on an episode of Law & Order: Special Victims Unit. Bosh was joined by Carmelo Anthony, and the two played former players of a legendary high school coach (playe ... More >>
Oh, you thought you were finished with Brooke Hogan and her little VH1 reality TV show didn't you, Miami? Well, apparently it's coming back for a third season sometime soon, and almost on cue to remind us that the show and it's cast members exist, Glenn Douglas Packard's, Hogan's gay BFF and room ... More >>
Flickr NaoharuIn the words of the movie Mean Girls, "That's why her hair is so big -- it's full of secrets." And when it comes to The Roots' Questlove, we bet that 'fro could tell some stories. After 20 years in the game, a Grammy, and a whole bunch of albums with The Roots (AKA the reigning ... More >>
Twenty-five years ago, a tall woman in an awkward brown ensemble walked through the door of her Miami abode, cracked a joke in her no-nonsense baritone voice about the state of Miami-Dade public schools, and then, for the next seven seasons, with the help of her unapologetically over-the-hill hou ... More >>
Top Chef's Padma Lakshmi and Tom Colicchio won the Emmy last night. Last night, Top Chef pulled off a major upset in the Outstanding Reality Competition Program category at the 62nd annual Emmy Awards. For seven years, since the category was introduced, The Amazing Race has swept the competition. ... More >>
Jimmy didn't win any Emmys last night, in case you were wondering.If you were watching the exhibition game, True Blood, or the tons of other TV competition, the 2010 Emmys were also last night. Jimmy Fallon hosted, there were a lot of navy dresses on the red carpet, and George Clooney was there. ... More >>
Look out Paula Deen and Rachel Ray, Anthony Bourdain has it out for you. In his latest foodie diatribe, Medium Raw: A Bloody Valentine to the World of Food and the People Who Cook, he attacks celeb chefs, saying there are about as many real chefs on the Food Network as there are music videos on M ... More >>
Jacques PépinDid you know Emmy-winner, author, and celebrated French chef Jacques Pépin will be here in our very own city November 13 to take on Mr. Michelin 3-star Eric Ripert in a cook-off? Damn, it's going to get really hot in the Arsht Center that night, especially since our favorite kitche ... More >>
Local Emmy-winning TV news guy Jeff Lemlich is an avowed record collector, and author of the book Savage Lost: Florida Garage Bands, The 60's and Beyond.In this video, watch him go through some of his collection of singles by old Florida bands. he talks about the history of the scene and the ... More >>
Michael Jackson dies and all of a sudden he's the greatest entertainer of all time. Not so fast. MJ made three great albums, invented the moonwalk and, well.... Let us take another look at the performers who have truly proved most thrilling over the years.1. Elvis Presley Michael Jackson may have du ... More >>
The Emmy nominations are out today, and boy are they weird. But possibly in a really good way. Not tons to report on the local front. Dexter, Showtime's drama about a Miami-based serial killer, got nods in the "Outstanding Drama Series" catagory. Meanwhile, Dexter himself, Michael C. Hall, rece ... More >>
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