YouTube launched in 2005; so did Perez Hilton. How that year changed America — and took down Tom Cruise.
Kevin Wills has a controversial business model that's made him a villain to bargain-seekers everywhere. Now he's starting a beef with the stores themselves. Two years ago, he and his then-wife stirred up a righteous shitstorm by snatching up thousands of dollars' worth of limited-edition designer ... More >>
Playing evil is more fun than playing good anyway, right?
Miami-based conservative techno hermit Matt Drudge is no stranger to good old fashioned race baiting, but the headline currently adorning The Drudge Report maybe went just a little too far. It is literally just the phrase: 'N*GGER. N*GGER. N*GGER. N*GGER. N*GGER. N*GGER. N*GGER.'
In April, Jennifer Lopez was all smiles when she announced her first world tour, a collaborative effort supported by Enrique Iglesias and Wisin y Yandel. J-Lo promised that it was "going to be one of the most historic tours ever," admitting that she didn't think "there has ever been something wher ... More >>
Ask and you shall receive. So the old adage goes. And we have. In April, we compiled a list of dead musicians who should be digitally resurrected à la Tupac hologram. Stuffed between Tiny Tim and Ol' Dirty Bastard like a fried peanut butter and banana sandwich, we added Elvis to the mix. Lo and ... More >>
Her ex-husband's doing it, now she is too. This summer, Jennifer Lopez is hitting the road with Enrique Iglesias and Wisin y Yandel, embarking on the North American leg of a globe-spanning tour that kicks off in Montreal on July 14. "I think it's going to be one of the most historic tours ever," ... More >>
The year was 1973. Legendary music journalist Ben Fong-Torres lands a sit-down interview with then 43-year-old Dick Clark at his Malibu home. After snacking on berries dipped in brown sugar and topped with sour cream, the self-described "naive, long-haired inquisitor from San Francisco" on assignm ... More >>
Fueling the obesity epidemic and enabling the Young Money Maniac's sizzurp addiction, PepsiCo's toxic green nectar, Mountain Dew, has a new spokesperson and his name is Lil Wayne. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Dwayne Michael Carter Jr. and Mountain Dew have come together to form DEWeezy, ... More >>
The undisputed queen of southern cooking, Paula Deen, is entangled in one big, 'ole legal mess. Deen, her empire, and her brother, are all being sued for sexual harassment amid charges of sexism and racism.This comes not long after the controversy surrounding her recent "coming out" as diabetic a ... More >>
Anderson Cooper, the silver-haired Carmen Sandiego of international news, has a new, syndicated talk show premiering next week. And he's landed an interview with Amy Winehouse's family, according to The Hollywood Reporter. Cooper will sit down with Winehouse's mum, dad, brother and boyfriend fo ... 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 >>
Some Florida lawmaker may be hellbent on only luring "family friendly" movies to the Sunshine State, but if filmmakers want to make darker pictures set in our state it seems like Puerto Rico can play the role of South Florida pretty well. More and more films are using the island as a cheaper d ... More >>
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 >>
HBO is still at work on a fictional adaption of Cocaine Cowboys, but the cable giant's latest project takes on the life of another infamous villain from Miami-Dade's past: Anita Bryant. The beauty queen turned popular singer turned Florida OJ pitchwoman turned raving anti-gay activist will g ... More >>
On paper, unsettling auteur Todd Solondz's latest flick, Life During Wartime, is a bizarre proposition. It's a sequel, of sorts, to his 1999 calling card, Happiness, with characters from his breakout film, Welcome to the Dollhouse, thrown in. Except every role is recast or, in s ... More >>
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 >>
T. J. English's best-selling book, Havana Nocturne: How the Mob Owned Cuba and Then Lost It to the Revolution, went over like a lead balloon in certain corners of El Exilio. The book paints Fulgencio Batista as a corrupt leader all too willing to play ball -- and take kickbacks -- from powerful ... More >>
Miami-bred Perez Hilton and Miami-based Matt Drudge have an awful lot in common. Both have built mini-media empires around self-published web pages. Both, for better or worse, influence the coverage of mainstream media. Neither has made a convincing public case for their heterosexuality (not that it ... More >>
Ben Stiller's Hollywood sendup lacks firepower.
They were hailed far and wide as digital visionaries last fall, when they offered up their newest album as a “pay as you like” download. But Radiohead lead singer Thom Yorke says it’s not likely to happen again. “It was a moment in time,” he tells the Hollywood Reporter. In Rainbows mad ... More >>
A Hollywood backlash -- what's Miami Beach's mayor to do? Shoot the messenger.
At SXSW, it's all about the buzz, not the Buzz Band
For Miami filmmaker Tag Purvis, completing his first full-length movie wasn't just a matter of going home. He also had to stay alive.