Miami Social

  • News

    December 22, 2011

    Miami's top news stories of 2011

    Dude, where's my city? Miami wakes up with a pounding headache.

  • Blogs

    November 28, 2011

    Tough Love Miami: Knock, Knock, Your Ex Is Here

    ​First off, did anyone catch the preview for Baseball Wives before Tough Love Miami began? Goodness, that show looks great.Now imagine: you're sitting at home in your reality show mansion and all of a sudden, Knock, Knock. You think, "There must be someone at the door." Oh yes, there sure is: it's ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 25, 2010

    Jay-Z Is a Billionaire, Booze Magnate, Bing Man, and Writer of Books

    Ben Baker/Redux For Forbes via forbes.comJay-Z and Warren Buffett share a delicious money milkshake.​When you've conquered the world of music, vodka, nightlife, fashion, and then been named as the heir apparent to the Forbes 400 (i.e. you've got more than $100 billion to your name), we can only as ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 20, 2010

    Has Bravo Secretly Been Filming Real Housewives of Miami?

    photo by Bill CookeUnfortunately, Real Housewives of Hialeah remains but a dream. ​Miami seems like the perfect location for a spin-off of the Reality TV behemoth Real Housewives franchise that Bravo has unleashed on the world. Though, when The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills premiers next month ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 4, 2010

    305 Live: Rick Ross, Fat Joe, DJ Khaled and More in Local Hip-Hop News

    Photo by David "Dro" Rosario​-- The Rick Ross vs. Rick Ross saga continues. (Click here if you need to catch up on the background). But things are going to get a little more ugly. Former drugpin "Freeway" Ricky Ross is now trying to stop the release of Rick Ross the rapper's Teflon Don album, whic ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 11, 2010

    Fashion Miami Kicks Off With Gen Art Fresh Faces

    Photo by JipsyBy Smith​Click here to view photos from this event.Usually, Riptide cares as much about fashion as we do about feel-good stories, but we were sort of curious about the retooled Funkshion Fashion Week Miami Beach -- now called Fashion Miami -- which took over the custom-built tent rai ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 10, 2010

    Is Bravo Making Another Go at Miami Social?

    Our favorite reality show that we loved to hate, Miami Social, didn't do so well in the ratings. So it seemed it wouldn't get a second season.But industry bible the the Hollywood Reporter says Bravo is adding a fifth franchise to the Real Housewives series. No, not in Miami, but ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 10, 2010

    Ten Reasons Erin Newberg Says to Watch VH1's "Secrets of Aspen"

    courtesy blog.vh1.comErin and castmate Shana have Secrets​If you think that no reality show is complete without an injection of the 305, tonight may be the night you start watching the latest piece of reality fluff to hit VH1's lineup "Secrets of Aspen." The show premiered last week with a storyli ... More >>

  • News

    December 31, 2009
  • Blogs

    October 20, 2009

    A Fashion Week Without Fashions, How Dreadful

    Funkshion Fashion Week Miami Beach kicked off last week with A*MUSE by Richie Rich, and alongside him, his muse Pamela Anderson. How designers like Lacroix are filling for bankcruptcy protection while Richie Rich continues to get funding for his lines -- first Heatherette, and now A*MUSE -- will for ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 2, 2009

    National Media Weighs in on Pitbull's Rebelution

    ​Pitbull's new album, Rebelution, officially came out yesterday, though in these parts we've been hearing lead singles "I Know You Want Me (Calle Ocho)" and "Hotel Room Service" (and even "Krazy") for what seems like forever already. And because Pitbull seems like such a Miami phenomenon, it's alm ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 19, 2009

    Miami Social: All Mediocre Things Must Come to an End

    via BravoTV​Last night's season, if not series, finale of Miami Social left us with more questions than answers. Such as who was that other man Lina was talking to? Are Trixia and Hardy ever going to settle down? Does Ariel actually have a bit of decency? Unfortunately, low ratings, no reun ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 14, 2009

    The Week That Was: Chemical Castration and Self-Immolation

    ​A woman set herself on fire at the Mall of the Americas, and surprisingly she wasn't exactly the most stable person. Who will be our next Senator? Allan Bense? One of these ladies? The non-Governor Bob Martinez? Lincoln Diaz-Balart? A Miami Beach doctor apparently tried to che ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 13, 2009

    Tweet-Watching Reality: Top Chef Masters

    TwitterIn it together​Back in prehistoric times, you'd call up a friend and watch your favorite TV show together.  You'd laugh, maybe you'd both call out one of the characters for doing something stupid -- or each other for disagreeing on that assessment.  Maybe you'd give your undivided ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 12, 2009

    Miami Social: The Importance of Finding Your Inner Whore

    via BravoTV​ Last night, Bravo once again broadcast a world it calls "Miami." A place where becoming a "fashion designer" is as easy as hiring a kid fresh out of design school to create a line for you. A place where a manipulative, lying, borderline sociopathic lady is worth holding on to. A place ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 5, 2009

    Miami Social: Who the Hell Text Messages About Abortion?

    via BravoTV​George and Martha of Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? Burt Pugach and Linda Riss of Crazy Love. Samantha Ronson and Lindsay Lohan of Us Weekly. Pop culture is full of quite literally insane couples who manage to stay together no matter how much we're secretly rooting for their relations ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 31, 2009

    The Week That Was: Sorry, Too Busy With Our Red Hot Pokers To Volunteer

    via yrrek's FlickrDid you know a red hot poker is type of plant? We did not until we tried to find a photo for this post. ​Allegedly foul-mouthed Herald reporter Carol Rosenberg sure pissed off a Navy Commander Jeff Gordon with insinuations about shoving red hot pokers up his ass, for fun!, or som ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 29, 2009

    Miami Social: Cold War Kids

    via BravoTV​Last night's Miami Social was all about children: the kind you want but can't have, the kind you find are accidentally going to pop out in nine months, the kind you send away to Switzerland, and the kind that are 30-something professionals who live in South Beach. The main drama a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 28, 2009

    Maureen Dowd and John Timoney: Best Friends Forever

    ​Riptide is not part of the liberal media elite. Not yet anway, but it sure doesn't help that we're not reading the latest Maureen Dowd columns in a timely manner. Dowd's Sunday column about the Henry Gates hiccup takes inspiration from a familiar source. Apparently, she watched Miami Police ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 22, 2009

    Miami Social: Thanks for All the "Ariel Stein, Kim Kardashian" Traffic Last Night

    So, Miami Social happened again last night. George and Lina's relationship continued to make the cast of lead-in series NYC Prep look mature. Michael had his super sweet 16 ( 20). People said the word "Gansevoort." A large dog pooped. And most important, Ariel Stein inspired a bump in Riptide t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 20, 2009

    'Is This What Lady Tastes Like?'

    via Last Night's PartyRemember when you (you, in this case, meaning people born between 1984 and 1990) had the vague feeling Merlin Bronques of Last Night's Party was documenting something maybe, sorta culturally significant? Like he was this generation's Patrick McMullan or something? That was befo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 17, 2009

    The Week That Was: Miami Social Makes Us Want to Burn Down a Castle

    JipsyCheck our Swim Week photo collection here.Something purporting to be a television program called Miami Social infected airwaves this week. We introduced you to the cast, and they proceeded to do nothing. Though, the show seems to be less infectious than Swine Flu. Also, Glenn Garvin made a funn ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 16, 2009

    Miami Social Debuts to Dismal Ratings

    via BravoTVIn April, the LA Times wrote this about Miami Social: "It is the most vapid, foul, awful, self-satisfied group of people ever assembled in the entire world, and it will be a smashing success." Well, they were right about one thing. Thankfully, they were wrong about the "smashing ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 15, 2009

    Miami Social: Recapping a Show Where Nothing Actually Happened

    via BravoTVHow does one recap a show where nothing happens? Such is the problem of writing about Miami Social. Sure, "things" happened. Body party moved. Mouth opened, tongues twisted, and words came out (half the time that word was Gansevoort). Things vaguely resembling emotions were emoted. And ev ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 14, 2009

    The Herald's Epic Skewering of Miami Social

    The cast of Miami Social and the source of Glenn Garvin's frustration.We sometimes poke fun at our colleagues at the Herald for coming across as a bit stodgy and tight-assed. But we love it when their muzzles come off. Herald reviewer Glenn Garvin was saddled with the task of sitting through, and wr ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 14, 2009

    Miami Social Photo Op: Is There Such a Thing as Bad Publicity?

    Jeffrey Boan/BravoThe cast of Miami Social, (Sorah Daiha, Ariel Stein, Katrina Campins, George French, Maria Lankina, Michael Cohen, and Hardy Hill) celebrate at the series' premiere party at Louis Bar-Lounge in the Gansevoort South on July 9.The internets seem to be at a consensus about Miami Socia ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 14, 2009

    Meet the Cast of Miami Social, You May Want To Immediately Lose Their Number, But At Least Say Hi

    Top row: Katrina, Ariel, Maria, George. Bottom row: Hardy, Sorah, Michael. Miami Social is everything you hate about Miami Beach. It is the reality television iteration of guest list culture, of egotistical 30 somethings who've mistaken a sense of self for being able to get a bottle of Goose co ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 14, 2009

    Miami Social Still Set To Rot Your TVs

    Miami Social, a weekly documentary about just how hard it is to be rich, tan, buff, and connected in the third world country of Miami Beach seems to finally be making its way to Bravo's airwaves, despite some gossip suggesting otherwise. It took a long time to get there though --well, by quickly pro ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 31, 2008

    Bravo's Miami Docu-Series Not Dead Yet

    In April, Bravo announced Miami Social, a reality show, excuse us, "docu-series" that follows five young South Beach-based professionals. Earlier this month, there was some chatter that the thing might not even air. Funny, though, how the show continues to film around town. Funny that apparently Bra ... More >>