With Michael Bay's big-screen adaptation of Pain & Gain opening atop the box office this weekend, masses of moviegoers discovered what Miamians already knew: Pete Collins' tale of bodybuilders gone bad is one hell of a great yarn.
But the Sun Gym Gang's capers barely scratch the surface of Miam ... More >>
With all the SoBeWFF hype and buzz, we've overlooked the fact that this Sunday night at 7 p.m. is one of the most important celebration ceremonies in Hollywood. We're talking about Oscar.
With so many gorgeous celebs under one roof and Seth MacFarlane hosting the show, its bound to be an interesti ... More >>
Diets are always trendy, especially in the beginning of the year and in Miami, where it's always sunny. The problem with doctors, diets, and workout regimens is that they are just that -- a trend, and are therefore constantly changing and evolving according to the latest information and breakthroug ... More >>
Among all the third rails in American politics -- abortion, gun control, Jodie Foster's Golden Globes speech -- there is one truly untouchable area: Messing with cute dogs. Just ask Mitt Romney how the tale of strapping the family pooch to the roof of his car for a cross-country trip worked out.Well ... More >>
Uncle Luke, 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, Luke reviews the controversy surrounding Django Unchained. (WARNING: SPOILERS AHEAD)Screw Spike Lee. Quentin Tarantino's Django Unchain ... 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 >>
Kelly Rowland and Jennifer Hudson were not holding a seminar on how to climb out of Beyoncé Knowles's shadow. While visiting Rowland's Miami Beach home, they were filming a segment for the British edition of Simon Cowell's X Factor, on which Rowland is now a judge. But the shoot w ... More >>
via pomegranatearts.comPhilip Glass is a heavyweight of contemporary minimalism. Alongside auteurs like Steve Reich and John Cage, Glass is, simply put, one of the biggest, boldest names in 20th century music.
Much like the aforementioned peers-in-experimentation, his ouvre delicately (and del ... More >>
Kyle MunzenriederThe International Noise Conference, organized yearly by Miami's resident sonic-fucking legend Rat Basterd, is secretly the best music conference the city has to offer. It's spun off international tours, and events across the globe, but the center piece will always be the Miami or ... More >>
The mother of two brothers living South Florida was pulled alive from rubble in Haiti. [NBCMiami]Joe Biden was in Little Haiti over the weekend. [Herald]And he's back in Miami to speak at a prayer breakfast at Florida Memorial Univerisity for Martin Luther King Day. [CBS4]Pundits have pretty much wr ... More >>
netmen via flickr ccMichael C. Hall, star of the Miami-set TV series Dexter, announced yesterday he has cancer, but has kept it a hidden from fans since last year. The 38-year-old said he was diagnosed with Hodgkins Lymphoma -- a blood cell disease --and that he's now in complete remission.
"I fee ... 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 >>
Best of Miami issue hits the streets this week. With this post, Riptide
2.0 provides an appetizer. The main course/entire issue will appear on
the website Tuesday afternoon.)Best Boy Made GoodMickey RourkeMickey Rourke's redemption has been the stuff Hollywood makes movies about. ... More >>
It's been a long while since we've had a Mickey Rourke update. Let's see what our favorite redemption case is up to? Oh, he's signed on to star in a remake of 1986 British gangster film Mona Lisa. Larry Clark, who has made a career out of almost exclusively filming lower-class, hip teenage char ... More >>
via Wikimedia CommonsThe Crimson DynamoIt was inevitable, but now it is official. Mickey Rourke is no longer our quirky washed up actor turned suprising Oscar Nominee for a small indie. He's officially a blockbuster idol once again. After some rumors to the contrary, he's signed on for a big role in ... More >>
Sean Penn bravely took time out of his busy schedule of giving back massages to Hugo Chavez (or as Robert De Niro put it, "respectfully advising world leaders"), and managed to kill all of our Mickey Rourke Oscar dreams while simultaneously reversing Proposition 8 in the process. Hooray Sean Penn, y ... More >>
PetaRourke in a Peta PSA with Loki's dog pal JawsAcademy Award nominee Mickey Rourke's constant companion, a plump little chihuahua named Loki, passed on just a day before the award ballots were due. Rourke gave a memorable heart felt thank you to his dogs during his Golden Globe acceptance speech, ... More >>
The Oscar nominations came out this morning. There were some surprises, but as virtually everyone expected, Mickey Rourke got a nod for best lead actor for his role in The Wrestler. What started as a local hook for covering awards-show nonsense has turned into quite a saga detailing Rourke's strange ... More >>
After a solid month of talking about Mickey Rourke non-stop, Riptide and the other residents of Rourke's home town can finally see his Golden Globe-winning performance in The Wrestler. After being released in only New York and Los Angeles a month ago, the film is getting a wider release today in a s ... More >>
Nicolle Wallace is a Republican operative whose resumé includes working for the Bush White House and handling the early media strategy for Sarah Palin's VP run. She's the lady who decided those Charlie Gibson and Katie Couric interviews were a good idea. There is basically no reason whatsoever to ... More >>
Excuse me for covering this Best Actor Oscar race like a political election, but I need some horse race drama in my blogging life, and the 2010 elections are just so far --too far-- away. That being said, the Golden Globes are kind of like the 2008 Florida democratic primary. They don't really matte ... More >>
Miami's very own actor/nutcase extraordinaire Mickey Rourke just got himself nominated for a Best Actor Golden Globe for his work in The Wrestler. Hell yeah, we'll be drunk scooter-ing in celebration tonight! Rourke will be up against Leonardo DiCaprio, Sean Penn, Brad Pitt, and Frank Langella come ... More >>