As hard as it seemed to believe, reports that Miami Marlins president David Samson had taken off in the middle of the season to go film a reality TV show weren't rumors. He was officially announced today as a cast member of CBS's Survivor: Cagayan.
For those of you who wish you could pluck Marlins team President David Samson from Marlins Park and place him somewhere on a desolate island far, far away -- your dreams have come true. Apparently he'll be a contestant on the next season of Survivor. It show how seriously he takes his job that he ... More >>
New Orleans is one of the oldest and greatest cities in the United States, filled with people who have deep roots and love for their crazy, enchanted place in the world. A visit to the French Quarter or Garden District now, shows an area that's thriving and alive. But further up the road, there is s ... More >>
The first episode of every new season of Top Chef is chaotic. Montages of cheftestants pulling wheelie bags through airports and meeting their roommates takes up precious time. Plus, there are so many new faces to learn before the half dozen or so standouts rise up in the second or third episode. B ... More >>
Calling all Miami Top Chef fans. Clear your calendars because you're about to set sail on the Top Chef cruise.That's right, mateys. Top Chef: The Cruise sets sail April 11, 2013 from the Port of Miami. The cruise, on board the Celebrity Constellation, will give fans of the Bravo cooking competition ... More >>
In the make-believe world of reality television, anything is possible ... So long as it's marketable. Take Teen Mom starlet Farrah Abraham, the 21-year-old aspiring chef-turned-model-turned-author who snuck into America's collective heart with her charming smile and piercing gaze, who's looking to ... More >>
See also "A Timeline of Steven Tyler's Transition From Sex Symbol to 63-Year-Old Grandma" and "Charlie Sheen May Join American Idol as Judge: Cigarettes, Sloppy Kisses, Other Predictions." Whoa ... Is it possible that Charlie Sheen might actually get hired as an American Idol judge? Well, we here ... More >>
Here in Miami, we like to think we have a monopoly on star personalities. But according to at least one reality TV casting director, Tampa's where you can really find the talent."Tampa is the new Miami," casting director Rose Rosen told the Tampa Bay Times this week, noting that a colleague of he ... More >>
Photo by Heidi Gutman/BravoTop Chef: The Tour's stop at New York City.Do you swoon when you hear Fabio Vivian speak? Squeal every time Clara Hall says "Hootie hoo"? Well, then you are in luck, because Top Chef is taking its show on the road. The creatively named Top Chef: The Tour will stop in So ... More >>
Jose Canseco spent his time on Celebrity Apprentice being as boring as possible and playing a lot of catch with Meatloaf. Then he left early, saying his father was deathly ill. Then Canseco was supposed to fight in a celebrity boxing match in Hollywood, but tried to send his twin brother Ozzie in ... More >>
You might not know it from the freak show that is Bravo's Real Housewives of Miami, but star Lea Black is a pretty prominent figure in Florida's Democratic party fund-raising machine. Along with her attorney husband Roy Black, she held the very first fund-raiser for then-candidate Barack Obama in ... More >>
via CBS Waltrip and girlfriend Stephanie Smith on The Amazing Race. On the show, Smith warned that Waltrip "gets out his anger or energy by yelling at other people."When Chad Waltrip appeared recently on the CBS reality TV show The Amazing Race, three of his co-workers in Miami say they ha ... More >>
When MTV announced Jersey Shore would film its second season in South Beach, Miami became the only place outside of Jersey to become infected by a Jersey-fied reality show. So last night's South Park, in which the mountain town is suddenly overrun by "cabbage-muffed" Jerseyites, hit close to home ... More >>
via MTVSadly, time is winding down to the Macaroni Rascal's tour of destruction in Miami, but last night the journey ended for Angelina. Yes, the life-sized rat in a mini-dress and bad mascara decided to once again pack up all of the extra Swiss cheese and various shiny things she found around th ... More >>
Earlier this week came reports that petite princess of poofdom Nicole "Snooki" Polizzi had a secret near death experience while shooting Jersey Shore in Miami stemming from alcohol poisoning. She's refuted the rumors, and in fact, she's living life right now perhaps at a level higher than most of ... More >>
Nicole "Snooki" Polizzi, the magical elfin princess of the Guido kingdom, apparently spent time in the hospital while filming Jersey Shore in Miami in what RadarOnline.com is reporting as a "scary near-death incident." The hospitalization allegedly took place during the events of last week's episode ... More >>
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 >>
Photo by David Giesbrecht/BravoWas it really Tiffany's time?A lot of Top Chef fans complain the DC edition has been boring. Yeah, there have been some duds, but Las Vegas was much worse. The Voltaggio brothers were too good to be on Top Chef and blew out the competition week after week. Where's t ... More >>
Top Chef's Padma Lakshmi and Tom Colicchio won the Emmy last night. Last night, Top Chef pulled off a major upset in the Outstanding Reality Competition Program category at the 62nd annual Emmy Awards. For seven years, since the category was introduced, The Amazing Race has swept the competition. ... More >>
Photo by David Giesbrecht/BravoTiffany and Ed hit it out of the park this week.Last night on Top Chef, we were treated to an opening sequence of frontrunner Ed donning a hideous yellow housedress as the roommates laughed. Actually, Ed was wearing Tiffany's dress. Hmmm. How did that happen?In anot ... More >>
Photo by David Giesbrecht/BravoWith the departure of Kenny, I wasn't looking forward to this episode of Top Chef. I thought it would be all about Angelo and his ego. And in a way it was; just not the usual bragging and posturing. Dude seemed off his game last night. What was consistent in this ep ... More >>
Photo by David Giesbrecht/BravoTom Colicchio and Kenny.Each season of Top Chef, everyone looks forward to one episode in particular: "Restaurant Wars." Last night, the show celebrated the episode with a bang. And the result was kind of surprising.Before "Restaurant Wars," however, we got a shot o ... More >>
Photo by David Giesbrecht/BravoMarcus Samuelson and Padma LakshmiCan we just skip this middling episode and embrace the fabulousness that is Restaurant Wars next week? The preview looks like the drama-filled, make-it-or-break it moments Top Chef is celebrated for. So excited.In the meantime, with ... More >>
Photo by David Giesbrecht/BravoPack up your knives, Andrea.This episode began with some obligatory scenes in the Top Chef brownstone. While Angelo was missing ousted Tamesha, Kenny was still licking his wounds from being sent to Judges' Table by his peers: "For the last challenge I wasn't on the ... More >>
Andrea Curto-Randazzo stares down Michelle Bernstein and Padma Lakshmi. Prior to the airing of this episode of Top Chef, I saw that Michelle Bernstein (of Michy's and Sra. Martinez) would be one of the judges. I wondered if this would work for or against Talula chef Andrea Curto-Randazzo. The Mia ... More >>
Photo by David Giesbrecht/BravoAndrea is finally on top!This episode of Top Chef marked the first of the show's fauxmances, with the pairing off of Angelo and Tamesha in one corner, and Ed and Tiffany in another. Is it a sign of gamesmanship or true love? Or are these lusty chefs getting lonely i ... More >>
Top Chef's Andrea Curto-Randazzo. Miami Top Chef contestant Andrea Curto-Randazzo has taken to YouTube to vent some frustrations (you hear that, Padma!), give her fellow reality stars some shout-outs and throw out the word "cock." The Talula and Water Club chef's "I'm Just Sayin' " video rant is ... More >>
Photo by David Giesbrecht/BravoGo Andrea, go!Season seven of Top Chef launched last night and it was great to see a very buxom Padma Lakshmi and no-nonsense Tom Colicchio return to the airwaves. This version of Top Chef is set in Washington D.C., and the puns about cooking in our nation's capital en ... More >>
Thanks to Jersey Shore, the era of ethnocentric reality-TV trash is upon us, and it was only a matter of time before someone decided to mine the potential reality-TV gold that is Miami's vast chonga community. We're 99 percent sure this isn't an April Fools' Day joke.Beach Pictures, the productio ... More >>
America's most famous abs are headed to Miami.Last fall, MTV's reality show Jersey Shore was a surprise smash hit. Despite its being criticized for negative stereotypes of Italian-Americans, astonishing numbers of viewers tuned in to see the self-proclaimed guidos and guidette ... More >>
Since swapping your wife will undoubtedly lead to your child taking faux rides in a foil balloon and one of your family members cutting one on Larry King Live, hiring a new millennium Mary Poppins may be a better way to make your foray into reality television. And you just may end up with a hou ... More >>
The premiere of Brooke Knows Best's second season was, dare I say, touching. We all know the personal saga of the Hogans (a messy divorce, the son's stint in jail, and the matriarch dating a 19-year-old boy toy), but that episode almost made you feel for a family with loads of money and a dan ... More >>
Lavell Crawford brings big-ass laughs to the Improv.
Feed your mind at the Just the Funny Pop Culture Improv Challenge.
Miami Gay & Lesbian Film Fest reels in the Project Runway winner.
Catch it at the BankAtlantic Center.
Aspiring dancers have been Waiting for Tonight forever
The Dancing with the Stars tour glides into town
Give Tim Gunn our fondest regards