In last summer's Michael Bay movie Pain & Gain, bodybuilders portrayed by Mark Wahlberg and Dwayne Johnson conspire to kidnap and extort a random rich prick named Victor Kershaw (played by Tony Shalhoub). In real life and the Miami New Times series that inspired the movie, bodybuilders Daniel Lugo a ... More >>
Meet Anthony Bourdain. Chef, author, television host, comic book writer, publisher, professional Twitterer, and now food court mogul. Oh, yes, kiddies. Page Six of the New York Post has shared the exclusive scoop that Bourdain is planning on opening a food court spotlighting all the street food he' ... More >>
Try not to laugh when you read this. The Dolphins, whom the Bucs clobbered last night, are in an obvious tailspin. So now, following l'affaire Incognito, team owner Stephen Ross, who solemnly declared himself "appalled" yesterday, has assembled a few Men of Honor to Restore Respect to the Dolphins. ... More >>
A small dead shark was found riding a subway car in New York City this week. The New York Post literally began its story with the cliche "Only in New York." Seriously. That was the lead. Umm, dead sharks riding public rail transit is like soooooo four years ago.
Waking up after a night of partying at YOLO the club and realizing you've been conned out of $100,000 is a great way to feel serious shame and regret, unless you are actually Drake. (In which case, YOLO!) Sheriff's detectives in Broward County are currently searching for a group of women accused of ... More >>
They say what happens in Las Vegas stays in Vegas, but, to borrow a saying from Pitbull, what happens in Miami didn't happen. So, maybe that explains why it's such a popular destination for people to come and cheat on their spouses. Especially for New Yorkers.
Much like Finkle and Einhorn, it seems like the Dolphins are the Jets. The Jets are the Dolphins. Seriously, for two sworn enemies, the teams have an odd habit of hiring the other's left overs.Now that former Dolphins head coach Tony Sparano was fired after only a year in to his follow-up job at the ... More >>
In the past couple of years, Miami's food scene has joined the ranks of the nation's greatest dining destinations. The New York Times' Frank Bruni cited the rising Design District, including Michael's Genuine Food & Drink, for its great potential. Bon Appétit named Yardbird Southern Table & Bar amo ... More >>
¡Ay Cojones! Justin Bieber's balls are safe. Phew. However, Canada's most popular pair of 18-year-old pop nuts came mighty close to soaking in some sick fuck's mason jar full of formaldehyde. Police say that convicted murderer and rapist Dana Martin hired Mark Staake and his nephew Tanner Ruane ... More >>
The morning of Monday, October 29 dawned cloudy and a little windy in New York City, which came as a surprise to the eight million or so inhabitants who had expected God himself to be pissing on the city at the break of dawn.The national media had been breathlessly predicting the End of Days for the ... More >>
Several hours before dawn on Saturday, dancehall vet Captain Barkey (born Joslyn Hamilton) and his lover Tracy Bennett were shot to death in the parking lot of the Holiday Motel in the Bronx. The alleged murderer, according to New York City police: Joseph Kernizan, a Haitian music promoter and Benn ... More >>
Lady Gaga is posting pictures of herself in her undies. But Mother Monster doesn't think she's very sexy. The Born This Way starlet took to her new social media site to share pictures of her bare body with fans while also revealing her constant struggle with eating disorders since she was 15. Now ... More >>
Mitt Romney is still reeling today from the leaked video showing him hobnobbing wealthy donors with the worst kind of rich guy bashing on the lazy 47 percent. But who was Romney wining and dining with such a cringe-worthy speech?A South Florida millionaire playboy, of course! Turns out he was speaki ... More >>
See also "Shakira's 'Addicted to You' Video May Result in Sex Rehab." A couple of weeks ago, Shakira walked away with four Billboard Latin Music Awards, including Female Artist of the Year in both the songs and album categories, all despite the fact that her last record, Sale el Sol, was released n ... More >>
Amar'e Stoudemire has privately announced his intentions to hunt and kill LeBron James and Dwyane Wade, according to reports. The full details of the bloodlustful New York Knicks forward's murderous plans are not yet known, but Stoudemire has told teammates that he has already assembled a cache o ... More >>
Reyes is not as free as his hair. Good thing the Marlins are the only team in the MLB with an official barber, because newly signed Jose Reyes will have to sit down in Hugo Tandron's chair soon. Reyes has sported shoulder length dreadlocks for the better part of his career with the Mets, but the ... More >>
Even the dramas of Tallahassee seem enviable to the bizarre family court case ex-Gov. Charlie Crist now finds himself in the center of. Crist married the then-Carole Rome during his term as Governor, and the two made plans to integrate Carol's two daughters into their lives. Now howev ... More >>
Back when Jerry Powers agreed to take the reigns as CEO of Plum TV, he had to pay Niche Media, the luxury publishing company he sold Ocean Drive magazine to, $3.5 million to get out of a non-compete clause in his contract. Now that he's resigned from Plum TV after claiming he was misled about the ... More >>
Say goodbye to the lucite piano at the Florida Room.As reported today on our food blog, Short Order, the Delano's basement bar and lounge, the Florida Room, will be closing right before the new year. We had heard rumors that the Lenny Kravitz-designed space was facing closure, but this is the fir ... More >>
In March 2010, 21-year-old Julia Sumnicht, a Wisconsin college student and aspiring model, died in Miami Beach after overdosing on a date rape drug. Now the New York Post reports that her death has been linked to Jason Itlzer, the self-proclaimed "King of All Pimps" who formerly ran a h ... More >>
A 290-pound man is suing White Castle because the seats at the iconic, fast-food restaurant are too small. I sit here shaking my head because I'm almost at a loss for words. Almost.First, let me share what I know so far. The man, a faithful customer of a White Castle located in Nanuet, New York, ... More >>
Yesterday, an over-eager PR flack from Guess sent out a press release and a picture claiming that none other than Lady Gaga had paid a visit to their South Beach store. Problem was that the woman in the picture was wearing painfully normal clothes, which is so not Gaga. Nor were the undyed roots, ... More >>
Dwyane WadeMiami Heat superstar Dwyane Wade celebrates his 29th birthday this Monday and will be celebrating this weekend in South Beach. Will his party rival that of teammate LeBron James' held a few weeks ago that featured a giant cake decorated with Swarovski crystals? The apparent $100,000 pr ... More >>
Amar'e StoudemireIt may be a while before we know all the behind the scenes maneuvering that went down that lead to the Miami Heat retaining Dwyane Wade and signing LeBron James and Chris Bosh, but every once in a while a new piece of the puzzle comes into play. Following the Heat's bashing of th ... More >>
The surest way to know that the LeBron James sweepstakes has gone way past sports interest into a full-blown pop culture phenomenon: Us Weekly, which usually writes about the state of Brangelina, is claiming an exclusive. The tabloid claims James has rented out six cabanas at the W ... More >>
Gerald Posner has apparently landed a TV deal for Miami Babylon, a book that New Times has proved includes dozens of plagiarized passages. photo by Bill CookeCary Woods, a producer and Plum TV-co-founder, tells the New York Post he plans to turn Babylon into a "tropical" version of T ... More >>
We warned you that strippers would be coming from all across the country buring last February's Super Bowl, and they did. What we didn't warn you in our "Super Bowl guide to sex, drugs, gambling, and living large in South Florida" was that it is probably not the best idea to knock up one of these ... More >>
Kagan on the front page of yesterday's Wall Street JournalAnytime a woman who doesn't quite fit the norms of what society deems feminine gains some influence in American politics, it seems lesbian rumors follow. Go ask the ghost of Eleanor Roosevelt, or, for someone living who you might actually ... More >>
We laid out the scenario for how the Heat could move up in the playoff rankings, and everything seems to be going as planned. The team is now tied with Bucs for the fifth spot, after beating the Knicks 111-98. Nice way to rebound from Friday's home loss to the Pistons, which put a crimp in their ... More >>
The New York Post carried a report Saturday that says the cast of Jersey Shore can't get into clubs, setting off speculation that that's the reason the cast is heading back Jersey. The Post says they've been turned away at the the W, Delano, Shore Club, and the Mondrian.Supposedly it's because th ... More >>
Life must be so tough for you when you're born to a megarich Hollywood superstar like Michael Douglas. It's such a tragedy getting cast in crappy movies because of who your dad is, so please forgive Cameron Douglas. Isn't it understandable he's been caught time and time again with drugs ... More >>
The South Florida band is a long way from Kendall.
The day Anna Nicole Smith's corpse was wheeled from the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino, tribe members were setting up for their annual powwow.
Perez Hilton has the last laugh; trendoids love art and couture
The cops of Sunny Isles Beach and the physicians of Brickell know how to party
An old Miami Beach family is cashing in on the next new thing
Nearly a year after their debut, The Stills are still figuring out the rock and roll thing
A Delray Beach businessman has made quite a splash. But is he all wet?
Dame Edna: The Royal Tour
New Times finally concludes the brouhaha over the brat