John Thrasher has held a lot of positions in his life: speaker of the Florida House, chairman of the Republican Party of Florida, lobbyist, chairman of Rick Scott's reelection campaign, and current state senator. Yesterday the Florida State University Board of Trustees voted 11-2 to appoint Thrashe ... More >>
YouTube launched in 2005; so did Perez Hilton. How that year changed America — and took down Tom Cruise.
Are you a member of the media? Do you care about Justin Bieber? Of course you do. Silly question. That's where I, Miami Beach Commissioner Michael Grieco, come in. Not only am I a former state prosecutor and defense attorney -- but I'm also available for comment. Right now. Call me. I know I told ... More >>
If there's one thing worse than dumb reality television, it's the dumb reality television scandal. We place nobodies who might be better off keeping their opinions to themselves on a national stage because they're a whole lot of odd and a little delightfully stupid, and then act all scandalized when ... More >>
Talk about trying to turn lemons into lemonade. Or at least into handsome water bottles to keep your lemonade cold.Yes, after Tuesdays' embarrassing "Watergate" flap, Marco Rubio is now literally selling water bottles with his name on them.
There's no way around it: If Mitt Romney loses Florida he'll lose the election. After months of polling and campaigning, the conventional wisdom is that if Romney fails to capture the Sunshine State's 29 electoral votes he's left with very few paths to Electoral College victory.Well, just a day befo ... More >>
It was not long ago that we here at Crossfade knew Tip Drill simply as Miami's most recognizable stripper. But then a fall during one of her signature, death-defying slides down King of Diamonds' massive pole left her with a broken jaw, bringing a premature end to her days as the top money earner ... More >>
At this point, Democrats could probably put a glitter covered pinecone with goggly eyes on the ballot and still beat Governor Rick Scott in 2014. Of course, it appears that some goggly eyed pinecones would do better than others. A new Mason-Dixon poll shows that Alex Sink has an 8 point lead ov ... More >>
Between July 1 of last year and July 31 of this year, only 11,365 new voters have registered as Democrats in Florida. In that same time, 128,039 new Republicans have registered to vote in the state. While Democrats still have more registered voters in the state, the trend marks a historic change in ... More >>
George Zimmerman is headed back to jail. The man who killed Trayvon Martin has had his bond revoked after prosecutors alleged he lied during testimony during his bond hearing. Zimmerman and his wife failed to disclose that they had raised $200,000 from supporters online and that Zimmerman had two pa ... More >>
Marco Rubio finally stepped off the sidelines of the GOP primary last night, backing Mitt Romney for president in an interview on Fox News. While the endorsement isn't all that surprising, Rubio's timing sparks a key question: Is he backing Romney because it's clear Mitt will hold off the competi ... More >>
About a year ago, pharmacy chain CVS and its Pembroke Pines employee Lisa Conteh were named in one of South Florida's most bizarre lawsuits. Outlets from MSNBC to Univision reported that Conteh was accused of accosting and trapping a 13-year-old girl in the pharmacy's bathroom -- and then forcing he ... More >>
Tip Drill, perhaps Miami's most famous stripper, was reportedly hospitalized after some sort of accident during her death-defying act at King at Diamonds last night. Few details are available right now, but the news has so shaken Miami that Tip Drill's name is trending locally on Twitter right no ... More >>
Michael Moore closed out the 28th edition of the Miami Book Fair last night with a standing-room-only discussion promoting his new book Here Comes Trouble. The book is a collection of non-fiction stories and anecdotes from the filmmakers life. The event started 30 minutes late. The crowd wa ... More >>
Back in 2004, when Barack Obama allegedly compared himself to LeBron James, little did he know he'd be setting himself up for a string of conservative zingers that shows no sign of stopping. Former Florida Republican congressman turned MSNBC host Joe Scarborough became the latest right-winger to ... More >>
Do not piss off US Airways flight attendant Tonialla G. Certainly do not think about snapping a picture of her name tag, because she will have you booted off that plane so quick, and apparently US Airways will comply.Miami photographer Sandy DeWitt claims she was kicked off a Miami-bound fli ... More >>
When parishioners gather for mass this Sunday at the Holy Name of Jesus Catholic Church in West Palm Beach, they'll be asked to pray for terrorist mastermind Osama bin Laden. The prayer is at the behest of a parishioner who paid ten dollars to have his name added to the service, and has understan ... More >>
MTV's latest series Skins aired its first episode last week (and its second last night) to the tune of a whole lot of controversy. From CNN to MSNBC to the friggin' Today Show, comparisons likening the show to "child pornography" and claiming it's "like peer pressure on steroids" have been swirl ... More >>
Will Florida gets its first female Governor? Will the country's first female Speaker of the House be forced to turn in her gavel? Will Kendrick Meek somehow shock the world by winning? Did anyone bother to get to know enough about the CFO race to bother voting? Join us tonight as we live blog the ... More >>
After years of toiling in the Miami TV market and a short stint on MSNBC, former WSVN anchor Rick Sanchez had finally made it to the big time with his own popular show on CNN. Of course the guy has become known for his embarrassing gaffes, but in his latest misstep he's implied that Jews control ... More >>
The dreaded Loop Current is the pathway that could transport oil from the spill in the Gulf of Mexico through the Florida Keys and up the East Coast. Scientists have been warning of the possibility of runoff entering the Loop Current since the initial leak, and now MSNBC reports that the first bi ... More >>
via the front page of The Herald's website todayGarvin, who's taking part in The Herald's weird Biggest Loser-esque "thing," getting back to his fighting weight.MSNBC's Keith Olbermann has this terribly annoying habit of self-righteously addressing any criticism directed against him in overly dra ... More >>
Man, it seems like everyone has an opinion on NBC's Conan O'Brien/Jay Leno disaster. Even, apparently, Cuban dictator Fidel Castro.Just about every late night show has devoted most of its monologue to the situation, and O'Brien's tonight show is no different. Last night, among his many bits, Cona ... More >>
We know Alan Grayson only has a tenious connection to our local readership, but important news on our favorite hot liberal mess has just come to our intention: He has told former Vice President Dick Cheney to, and we quote, "STFU."Dick Cheney occasionally pops out of his underground torture dungeon ... More >>
CNN's Rick Sanchez was in extreme overshare mode last night on Twitter. Apparently a combination of not being picked to replace Lou Dobbs and flying to FIU parents' weekend to see his son had him feeling emotional, a bit edgy, and finally confessional, admitting to something we've long known: He ... More >>
Here is how your basic "Matt Drudge is a homosexual" gossip item reads: "I heard from a friend of a friend of a friend that Drudge is totally gay" and then that person cites an interview Drudge gave to New Times in 2001, one of the few personal interviews Drudge has ever given. "So just because I l ... More >>
Back-alley plastic surgery sent Donnie Hendrix to jail. Finally, she talks.
Damon Weaver, the ten year old journalism superstar, snagged VIP tickets to the inauguration yesterday, but was held up in the security line and missed the main event, reports CBS4. Is the Obama administration trying to censor the most trusted name in news? Quite possibly. Why won't Obama sit down w ... More >>
The mainstream media is starting to go through Dubya-induced withdrawal. How else can anyone explain why Sarah Palin, the VP candidate on the losing team, is still making headline news? Let's face it the hokey ex-Guv from Texas provided us with endless fodder these past eight years that we're scramb ... More >>
Tim Elfrink The general feeling at McCain HQ, as summed up by a pickup truck in the parking lot. 7:45 p.m. The crowd is still small -- maybe 20 or 30, wrapped in blue and gold McCain-Palin signs, plastered with 'Joe the Plumber' stickers, waving American flags. But clustered around a small projec ... More >>
A former cult member crashed the UM rally.
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Bill Maher continues to coax controversy
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At the Winter Music Conference, P. Diddy blows up dance music while the U.S. blows up Iraq
Thanks to one show, an unprecedented amount of foreign news is airing in Cuba -- but it ain't Nightline yet
Add Willie Latimore's name to the Opa-locka Three
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