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 >>
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Marc Averette via Wikimedia CommonsParamount Bay exactly three years ago, shortly after a crane accident killed two workers.Paramount Bay's luxury waterfront condo was scheduled to open more than two years ago. But stop by the 46-story blue glass building at 2066 N. Bayshore Dr. and you feel like ... More >>
Photo by Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images for Paramount PicturesThe Biebz rockin' the 3D shades at his biopic premiere.Justin Bieber is a prepubescent pop star who looks like a butch extra on The L Word. His music is obnoxiously popular and his (hot?) mom's not a big fan of the Jews. Yet des ... More >>
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