Miami's status as Latin America's media hub keeps getting bigger. BBC Worldwide, the commercial arm of the global media behemoth, has now opened a new Latin America headquarters at Alhambra Circle in Coral Gables, bringing in more than 50 employees to run the service's sales and content distribution ... More >>
When we decided to tally up the most popular Twitter users in Miami, we weren't sure what we were going to get. Real fame or local fame doesn't necessarily equate to Twitter fame. After all, Dan Marino barely made the list at 50, and LeBron James came in second. To compile this list, we used Twita ... More >>
George Zimmerman's celebrity boxing match with rapper DMX was canned earlier this month after widespread outrage over the idea of the central Florida wannabe neighborhood watchman cashing in on his killing of Miami teen Trayvon Martin. But Zimmerman probably isn't done looking for money-making ideas ... More >>
Aereo, the cloud-based streaming service that lets your watch and record local television stations from your computer, smart phone, tablets and even your television, is headed to Miami on September 2. This is great news for people looking to kick their cable company to the curb, and bad news for the ... More >>
When burger aficionado George Motz ate at Miami's Latin Burger and Taco about three years ago, the owner of the popular pink-and-black food truck, Jim Heins immediately recognized him. Motz, after all, is the man behind the documentary film Hamburger America and author of a book and blog of the sam ... More >>
WLTV's chief meteorologist Eduardo Rodriquez was just trying to deliver the weather forecast on Miami's Univision station when he was unexpectedly joined by a stray cat who wandered in from the parking lot. This shouldn't be much of a surprise to anyone, as well all know stray cats do whatever the h ... More >>
No Reservations, the final tour, premiered last evening. The series, which features host Anthony Bourdain eating, drinking, and behaving badly, has won both awards and a loyal fan base. In this, the first of the countdown to the end of Bourdain's Travel Channel show, we travel to Austin, Texas, for ... More >>
Anthony Bourdain is moving on to greener pastures, and our hearts (and stomachs) will follow the writer, chef, and snarkmeister to CNN when he starts his gig at the cable news giant.For now, however, we have an entire new season of No Reservations to look forward to.Since it's Bourdain's last hurrah ... More >>
Watch Andrew Zimmern's Bizarre Week in Miami here.Last December Andrew Zimmern hit the streets of Miami in search of our beachy playground's strangest eating experiences. For five days, the Travel Channel host dined on turtle, fry bread, and local seafood.Zimmern also interacted with the local...um. ... More >>
Anthony Bourdain is putting more on his plate to chew on. The author and host of Travel Channel's No Reservations has just signed on to host an as-yet-untitled weekend show on CNN, as part of the cable network's expansion from news-only to food and travel shows.Launching in early 2013, the show will ... More >>
CNN, MSNBC and Fox News are about to get some Miami-based competition backed by one of the world's largest media conglomerates.Disney and Univision announced this morning that they are set to launch a 24-hour news network sometime in the next year, and the channel's operation will be headquartered i ... More >>
VIP this, general admission that ... New Year's Eve is totally overrated. Why deal with hoards of drunk buffoons sporting ridiculously goofy 2012 sunglasses, overpriced prix-fixe menu options, and endless DUI checkpoints when you can slip into your Forever Lazy and ring in the New Year from y ... More >>
Laine DossAnthony Bourdain's in Miami (finally).Anthony Bourdain filmed The Layover in Miami back in the summer and we've been dying to find out exactly what he did on the Magic City. He definitely went to some food trucks, stayed at The Raleigh Hotel, cruised on a boat, visited Blue Piano and at ... More >>
Newsflash! Turns out that network TV execs' massive hard-on isn't limited to sitcoms starring rappers. Apparently, they find whiteboy rap-rockers supersexy and crazy funny too. Last week, we here at Crossfade chuckled about the fact that former Rollin 20s Crip, gangsta rapper, and proud daddy S ... More >>
Five Republican candidates -- iincluding Mitt Romney, Jon Huntsman and Rick Perry -- have pulled out of a Univision debate in January. Why? Allegedly it is because of a comment the head of the blockbuster Spanish language channel's made to Florida Sen Marco Rubio's people attempting to blackmail him ... More >>
photo by Brian C. Goss via Wikimedia CommonsAna Teresa Martin had only one simple wish when she agreed to let an Univision TV crew dig up her mother's bones and ship them off to a University of Florida expert: To find out whether she was secretly descended from the Russian Romanov dynasty. Who ca ... More >>
President Obama has rolled back some of the strictest policies regarding Cuba, including easing travel restrictions and allowing for more remittances. Though, in an interview with Univision this week the president made clear that he will not normalize relations with the nation until Cuba makes "sign ... More >>
When President Barack Obama wasn't talking about important things like Cuba in his interview this week with Univision, he took time to discuss the very serious topic of Bulls vs. Heat. We'll give you one guess as to what team the former Illinois senator is placing his wager.
Alex IzaguirreUncle Luke, the man whose booty-shaking madness once made the U.S. Supreme Court stand up for free speech, gets as nasty as he wants to be for Miami New Times. In this special edition, Luke -- who is a candidate for Miami-Dade mayor -- has a few words for Florida International Uni ... More >>
Does the Golden Panther Speake Spanish Only?UPDATE: Univision says candidates invited to its forum were invited based on the amount of money they've raised for their campaigns and not because of their Cubaness. You'd expect a state-run university in Cuba to exclude candidates from participating i ... More >>
Could The Real Swamp Snakes of Everglades City or America's Next Top Invasive Species be coming to your television set anytime soon? Possibly. Over the next two months, not one, but two cable channels are set to roll out reality television shows based on snakes living in the swamps of Florida and ... More >>
In five years the most watched shows in America could emanate from a massive television studio in Doral. No CBS, Fox, ABC or NBC isn't looking to relocate production from Los Angeles. Univision hopes to make those networks irrelevant, and wants to be the number one network in America. That may no ... More >>
courtesy UnivisionAnyone who watches Univision's decades-long institution, Sabado Gigante, knows that host Don Francisco is kind of a baller. The 70-year-old variety show wizard is an unholy mutant blend of Bob Barker, Simon Cowell and Anderson Cooper, all in a body that stole George Hamilton' ... More >>
Ricky MartinA South Florida church apparently thinks featuring a gay man on television is obscene. Oscar Aguero Ministry announced plans this weekend to picket the offices of Univision for airing an interview back on November 2 featuring a now openly gay popstar Ricky Martin discussing his sexual ... More >>
Today Univision airs its final episode of El Show de Cristina, the 21-year-old talk show of Cristina Saralegui, AKA Spanish Oprah. Despite initial reports that the popular show's cancellation was a mutual decision, Saralegui has since said she was more or less forced out by the network. She won't ... More >>
The airwaves are rife with ads telling us who and what to vote or not vote for. What you don't see is ads telling you not to vote at all. A conservative group tried to air an ad telling Latino voters not to vote in Nevada on Univision, but the Miami-based network refuses to show it.
Cristina Saralegui, who is basically Cuban-American Oprah, is set to end her popular Miami-based Univision talk show, El Show de Cristina, on November 1 after a twenty-year run. Oh dear Lord, now all of those bored abuelas watch now?
This past June 16, during a workshop where he pitched the Biscayne Landings site, lawyer Marc Douthit showed North Miami city council members and residents a 14-minute Discovery Channel film about Ski Dubai, an indoor snow resort in the United Arab Emirates. When a resident asked Douthit if he ha ... More >>
Photo by: Ken HowardWhat?!? Everyone in the audience got in for free?!These days, we'd be lucky if we could afford to see a soap opera on network TV, let alone an opera at the Arsht Center. But thanks to a grant from the Knight Foundation, even the unemployed now have a chance to see fat ladies s ... More >>
Shocking news from Politico: Sarah Palin was apparently uninformed and failed to come to a simple understanding on issues while running for vice president! In this case it was issues relating to Latin America policy and Hispanics.A top adviser on Hispanic issues to John McCain's presidential campaig ... More >>
Bridget Marquardt, who rose to fame as one of Hugh Heffner's three girlfriends on Girls Next Door, has the best job in the world. Basically she gets to travel the world touring beaches on Travel channel's dime for her new show Bridget's Sexiest Beaches. It's not going to win her a Noble prize or ... More >>
Fernando del Rincón used to have a good gig on Univision's Primer Impacto, anchoring alongside his wife, Carmen Dominicci. Then things took a turn toward the telenovela. The pair split. Rincón had allegedly had an affair, and then Dominicci publically accused him of abuse. Univision fired her, wh ... More >>
Andrew Zimmern, host of Travel Channel's popular Bizarre Foods series, will be at Jimbo's on Virginia Key tomorrow afternoon (Tuesday) in order to film part of the show's upcoming Beach Special. Be there at 4:30 p.m. or later if you want to take part in the party -- and perhaps be seen as a bl ... More >>
There are so many reality tv shows on network television these days, that I've really lost track. Apparently the Fox television network allows this ornery British chef Gordon Ramsay to have not one, but two reality series run on it's airwaves. This second one which I've never heard of until now, "Ki ... More >>
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