Iesha Crespo has most recently appeared in Drake's music videos and the HBO series with Mark Wahlberg Ballers, but the 23-year-old got her start with Taz's Angels, a mysterious girl gang modeled after Charlie's Angels. Its leader, Michael "Taz" Williams, puts a group of five women up in a $4.5 milli ... More >>
For most of us schlubs, death is the end. But for an influential artist, it is only the beginning. In fact, there is a guy who has made his entire lucrative career from steering the estates of dead icons including Janis Joplin, Jimi Hendrix, and the street-wise prophet Tupac Shakur. His name is Jeff ... More >>
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 >>
The bluesy track starts with eerie piano chords and a spooky fiddle. Then a deep, raspy voice croons, "They stole my money, they took my home. Left me on the street, to die alone. I live in paradise, so they say. Things shouldn't be this way. Paaaaaiiinnn, pain and gain."That's the first verse to a ... More >>
We cool now, Heat fans? LeBron and Wade came into the Staples Center last night, dropped their shorts and proceeded to Danza-slap every Lakers player, coach and fan in attendance with a 99-90 victory that was ALL D-Wade and Cobradick.The Heat were the real stars in attendance despite the presence of ... More >>
At Nobu, simply having money does not get you a free pass to dine their restaurants -- you have to have manners too.The New York Post has reported that billionaire mogul Stewart Rahr has been banned for life after trying to bribe patrons to give up their table for him -- then threatening the re ... More >>
Jon Pernell Roberts, the megasmuggler featured in the documentary Cocaine Cowboys, has died at the age of 63. Film company Rakontur's Billy Corben tweeted yesterday: "Just got word that Jon Roberts from Cocaine Cowboys passed away. Thankful he gave us the opportunity to tell his story." And the ... More >>
A couple of years ago, I went to the Hollywood home of former mega-smuggler Jon Roberts-- featured in the documentary Cocaine Cowboys-- hoping to do a profile on the quiet life of a retired criminal lifer in the 'burbs. It didn't turn out that way. After a couple of interviews, Roberts demanded tha ... More >>
America has a new enemy. And his name is Koman Coulibaly. He's like Lex Luthor, because he's bald and because he could be responsible for America's downfall in the World Cup. But mostly, because he's bald. By now the whole world knows had badly team USA got hosed on Friday when Maurice Edu's goal ... More >>
Threats, violence, and kilos of coke are just the start for this cocaine cowboy.
If you've seen Rock Star starring Mark Wahlberg, you know (at least Hollywood's version) the story of how Tim "Ripper" Owens came to be lead singer of the Rob Halford-less Judas Priest. Long story very short: Halford left the band to thrash solo. Meanwhile Ripper Owens was in a Judas Priest tribute ... More >>
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