YouTube launched in 2005; so did Perez Hilton. How that year changed America — and took down Tom Cruise.
It sounds crazy, but in the rest of the country, people don't go bananas for plantains. They occasionally eat a banana from their fruit basket or pop one for potassium, but that's it. They have no clue about the banana's more angular, greener, thick-skinned, less sweet, and consumed-when-cooked cous ... More >>
NFL draft prospect Michael Sam came out over the weekend. Though the public response from the NFL and many players was positive, an article full of off-the-record NFL sources showed there's still some resistance to an openly gay player in the league. Apparently some older NFL types are under the imp ... More >>
Break out the trumpets and the cold milk because Twinkies, the golden, spongy cakes with the soft creamy center, officially return to shelves today. Twinkie's manufacturer, Hostess Brands, closed its bakeries and ceased operation in November 2012, citing labor disputes as a major factor of its demi ... More >>
Paula Deen's Food Network career imploded last Friday after the cable network said it would not renew her contract. Though Food Network's simple statement, "Food Network will not renew Paula Deen's contract when it expires at the end of this month," did not mention a reason, it comes after a video d ... More >>
All over the country, people are waking up, checking their Twitter feeds and then spending at least half an hour trying to figure out what the hell happened since they went to bed. In short: Police in Boston have killed one of the two marathon bombing suspects -- whom they've ID'd as two brothers or ... More >>
Bobby Brown wants the world to know that he "wasn't the one [who] got Whitney on drugs." Recently, Brown sat down with NBC's Matt Lauer for a candid interview which is set to air on tomorrow's Today Show. It will be the 43-year-old singer's first sit-down since ex-wife Whitney Houston was found de ... More >>
Famous for cooking rich Southern cuisine, Paula Deen received mixed press after announcing she had been diagnosed with type 2 diabetes. "I've never recommended that people go into their kitchen and prepare these fattening meals every day," she said. "But I'm feeling a little vulnerable." Truth is ... More >>
Forget everything we've ever said about Justin Bieber, dude's a total rock star. Not only did the underage Canadian pop star allegedly lose his virginity backstage at the Staples Center, he also may have illegitimately fathered a baby, baby, baby, oh! According to Radar Online, 20-year-old Mari ... More >>
Courtesy of Andrew CarmelliniAndrew Carmellini makes pork for Al Roker on TodayHere's an exclusive photo of chef Andrew Carmellini on The Today Show set. Earlier this morning, Carmellini showed Al Roker how to make cider glazed pork with wild rice and quinoa pilaf. Carmellini's secret for the pil ... More >>
Noah FecksAndrew Carmellini is one busy man.Andrew Carmellini has a lot on his plate, so to speak. In between trips to Miami to oversee the build-out of his SoBe outpost of The Dutch and visit local farms like Teena's Pride and Paradise Farms, Carmellini is going on Today to plug his cookbo ... More >>
Winning! Charlie Sheen is a freaking rock star.If you've paid any attention to television, radio, internet, or even smoke signals rising from a faraway tribe, you've no doubt heard a little bit about Charlie Sheen in the news lately. But let us go on record right here and now as saying that the m ... More >>
MTV's latest series Skins aired its first episode last week (and its second last night) to the tune of a whole lot of controversy. From CNN to MSNBC to the friggin' Today Show, comparisons likening the show to "child pornography" and claiming it's "like peer pressure on steroids" have been swirl ... More >>
Chef Stone: an Aussie with American spiritMaybe you've never eaten his food, but now that Curtis Stone has managed to hang on for seven Celebrity Apprentice episodes, much of America hungers for whatever he's willing to cook up. This Aussie chef known as much for his talent as his spiked, blonde ... More >>
Man, it seems like everyone has an opinion on NBC's Conan O'Brien/Jay Leno disaster. Even, apparently, Cuban dictator Fidel Castro.Just about every late night show has devoted most of its monologue to the situation, and O'Brien's tonight show is no different. Last night, among his many bits, Cona ... More >>
Jacqueline CariniMr. Clucky and Buckley in 2007 What started out as a simple blog post on Riptide bringing the bizarre news that local celebrity rooster Mr. Clucky may be getting the boot from his Miami Beach home because of code violations has turned into a full fledged media firestorm. A ... More >>
Terry Durham might be some kind of prophet. The question is: Who profits?
"You will believe..." Thetans, rejoice: A Scientology conference is coming to a beach near you. For two days in March — and for $200 — you can learn about the ins and outs of Scientology, the religion/self-help group/Tom Cruise thingy. Flyers were sent to potential Thetans (that ... More >>
Tasha Joseph's Website shows fiction is stranger than truth
Nick McDonell, son of Terry, has floored the literary world and caught Hollywood's eye. Now he's ready for college.
McDonald's adds a Latin touch, or just a cynical one
For nearly four decades the CIA has kept secret the identity of a Miami agent who may have known too much too early about Lee Harvey Oswald
On the eve of its permanent disfigurement, the Miami Circle unleashed its mysterious powers of survival
Ricky Martin is in a show-biz tailspin. The boy needs help. And he needs it now.
Prison librarian Rolando Valdes and his band of libretto-loving inmates stage an opera
Want to know more about Jeb Bush? The machinations of Florida's Republican party? Vomiting? Get on the bus.
The world over, Inner Circle makes real reggae for all people
The name of the place is just the name of the place. Except when it's your name.
And to hell with life in Miami's black ghettos