At exactly 46 minutes past midnight on Monday, King of Diamonds, Miami's most baller big-booty strip club, gave notice via Twitter that "DJKHALED gon have #KOD TURNT THE FUCK UP TONIGHT!!!!" And turnt the fuck up the place certainly was. Judging from Dazed One's video recap of Khaled's Kiss the Ri ... More >>
Chad Johnson's usually overactive Twitter account has been pretty quiet ever since his August 11 arrest on domestic violence charges. Mostly he's retweeted a few things and talked about his children. But Johnson returned to Twitter this afternoon, admitted he "messed up," and finally realized he was ... More >>
See also "Internet Trolls Try to Exile Pitbull to a Walmart on 'the Frozen Alaskan Island of Kodiak'" and "#KeepPitbull305 Fails to Save Mr. Worldwide." Flying from Cleveland to Alaska and then back down to the lower 48 for a show in Atlanta, Pitbull has proven that he's tremendo world traveler. ... More >>
Today, the Miami New Times rolled out a new user profile platform dubbed My Voice Nation. Your voice -- and the opinions you voice in our comments section -- will now be amplified through a fancy new commenting program called Lifefyre ("live fire"). Read all about it below.
Burger King has seen 105% fan growth on Facebook since January. McDonald's follower growth on Twitter has seen a 118% growth in the same period. Mickey Dee's also responds quickest to tweets than any other chain -- an average of 29 minutes.Compare that to Burger King, which takes over 60 hours to re ... More >>
If a South Florida music fan wants three days of festival-quality indie rock, hip-hop, and other eclectic tuneage, does he or she have any other option besides buying a ticket aboard a cruise ship headed for international waters? Well, no ... With the abject failure of the 2011 Langerado reboot and ... More >>
So, remember those two local porn stars who are planning on giving Heat fans free blow jobs in a big, messy, double mouthed gang bang? Yeah, well, apparently the NBA is none too pleased. Who would have thought?Because the two porn stars (well, OK, let's be honest, porn actresses) are using the term ... More >>
This week has been a big one for Miami. President Obama and Marc Anthony tag-teamed the Jackie Gleason Theater at the Fillmore; the Heat took a much-deserved victory lap around downtown; and someone from the team finally granted New Times an interview. Well, kind of.We caught Alonzo Mourni ... More >>
Madonna really ripped the tits off Turkey last week. She also showed 'em. During "Human Nature," the 53-year-old pop star teased the crowd with flirty eyes and exhibitionism, publicly tweaking her nipple on stage and intentionally exposing her right breast for about two seconds. While it may hav ... More >>
It's as if Miami Herald columnist Fabiola Santiago read her own paper's story on a defense attorney trying to get a new trial for his client because a juror, Cocaine Cowboys director Billy Corben, mused about the mundane details of jury duty on Twitter and then muttered to herself, "Wow, what a twee ... More >>
Miami just might be the most image-conscious, beauty-obsessed place on Earth. So it's no surprise that our sexy, superficial city is the American epicenter of a new controversial diet craze.It's called ketogenic enteral nutrition, or the K-E diet for short. Translation: a doctor threads a feeding tu ... More >>
Nicki Minaj's fans are pissed. The rap star deactivated her Twitter account (@NickiMinaj) on Sunday after accusing a fan site of leaking music from her album. Although she blocked the site, Nicki decided to say her goodbyes. "Like seriously, its but so much a person can take. Good fucking bye," sh ... More >>
A Miami Dade College employee made a grisly discovery this morning, stumbling upon a dead body in a bathroom at the university's Kendall campus.The employee found the unidentified man's corpse between 6 and 7 a.m. A message was quickly sent out to university faculty, staff, and students, but police ... More >>
UPDATE: Beasley Broadcast Group, Power 96's parent company just released a statement regarding Laz's departure."Effective today, DJ LAZ, who has been with the station for 22 years, has decided to move on and explore other professional opportunities."The rumors are in fact true, DJ Laz is no longer t ... More >>
Belvedere vodka was lambasted in the press last week after the company posted an ad on its Facebook page depicting a man grabbing a woman from behind. The copy on the ad, "Unlike some people, Belvedere always goes down smooth", led people to comment on Twitter and Facebook negatively, like this t ... More >>
Joaquin Amador Serrapio Jr., the Miami 20-year-old who was arrested after making Facebook and Twitter posts threatening to kill President Obama, wants to say he's sorry. Serrapio appeared in federal court this morning and pleaded not guilty.
When Rafael Quinones Jimenez arrived in Orlando on a flight from his native Guatemala on Friday, U.S. Customs inspectors noted that he was "very nervous and was sweating profusely." For good reason. When they searched his luggage they found seven pounds of heroin disguised as candy lollipops.So h ... More >>
Online shopping was a boon to buyers who sometimes felt a little embarrassment when buying certain products. The web's anonymity may have made them feel like no one could judge them for, say, buying an industrial-sized vat of KY Jelly. But the mere presence of social media logos like Twitter and ... More >>
The 2012 Academy Awards are old news, but they have left us with at least one lasting legacy: @angiesrightleg.The Twitter account written from the point of view of Angelina Jolie's leg, which her dress scandalously exposed during the red carpet and ceremony, boasts over 26,500 followers this morn ... More >>
Sometimes we really worry about the state of Florida's youth. Kids today are so dumb they can't even get high correctly.A 15-year-old boy in Daytona Beach, Florida, recently got in trouble for stealing a tomato plant, which he only swiped because he thought it was a marijuana plant.
Luther Campbell, the man whose booty-shaking madness made the U.S. Supreme Court stand up for free speech, gets as nasty as he wants to be for Miami New Times. This week, Luke explains why Twitter is the social media network preferred by minorities.Everybody is talking about Facebook's forthcomin ... More >>
The craft beer movement has produced some surprising side effects for the brewery world; suddenly blueberries, cherries and chocolate are considered hops-friendly ingredients, giving beer a whole new aisle in your local liquor store. In fact, beer is so user friendly with food these days, we are ... More >>
Exactly 26 days ago, Hard's Holy Ship! electronic music cruise packed Skrillex, Steve Aoki, Fatboy Slim, Rusko, Diplo, A-Trak, dozens of other professional party starters, and 3000 beat freaks onto the MSC Poesia for a full weekend of uhntz-uhntz-ing across the high seas. And yes, there were a ... More >>
Get ready to feel ashamed of your flabby arms, Twitterverse. Michelle Obama launched her own Twitter account this morning, promising to help tweeters across the globe "connect" with FLOTUS herself (and President Obama's campaign, of course).This wasn't the first tweet by the First Lady -- in Octo ... More >>
In 1967, The Beatles released their sprawling Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band concept album, a dense wallop of cutting-edge experimental production techniques, schizophrenic survey of genres, and, most importantly, the psychedelic youth movement's most prominent statement. Really, the wh ... More >>
There's no question that if left unattended, our kitchen appliances can develop minds of their own, but tweeting toasters? What the hell? This is a prediction from a report released last month by Massachusetts-based marketing research firm International Data Corporation. IDC predicts that 2012 wi ... More >>
Photo by Seth Browarnik/WorldRedEye.comMs. Lauryn Hill and Nas serenading the James.After two kids, a decade-long courtship, and zero NBA championships, LeBron James has finally asked high-school sweetheart Savannah Brinson for her hand in marriage. Having turned 27 years old approximately 24 ho ... More >>
Luther Campbell, the man whose booty-shaking madness made the U.S. Supreme Court stand up for free speech, gets as nasty as he wants to be for Miami New Times. This week, Campbell looks back on the Year of the Booty Man.I had an exciting, productive 2011. I set goals for myself and accomplished quit ... More >>
TwitterA rare war of words is raging in Cuba.An hour after joining Twitter, Mariela Castro -- president Raúl Castro's daughter and possible successor -- promptly got into an all-out digital girl fight with Cuban dissident Yoani Sánchez.Castro called Sánchez and other opposition bloggers "despicab ... More >>
Oh, you're still complaining about the Facebook redesign? Just be grateful the site didn't lead to you being shot by a man you thought was a woman. Jacksonville, Florida resident and Twitter enthusiast Christopher Harris had only recently returned to the cold embrace of Mark Zucker ... More >>
The kickoff of the Miami Hurricanes-Kansas State Wildcats game has been delayed 30 minutes due to lightning, but there's a far more baffling display of nature going on at Sun Life Stadium right now. The bowl has been invaded by thousands of dragonflies.
Is there Twitter trouble in basketball paradise? Dwyane Wade and LeBron James took to Twitter to insult each other. Actually it was in good fun, because, as we're beginning to notice, these guys are so totally bored during the NBA lockout.
Guys, do you ever wonder what you would call yourself if you woke up one day and suddenly found yourself in a woman's body (*cough* Kylie, obviously *cough*)? Because LeBron James certainly has. He took to Twitter today to introduce the world to his "sister" (AKA drag persona) LeBre'sha.
Burger Beast A screen shot of the Burger Beast Truck Track app.It's lunchtime and you're in your car jonesing for your favorite food truck. Where is it? Well, there's an app for that! Blogger Burger Beast is busy developing an app that will make it easy to find your favorite truck. The app wi ... More >>
Photo by Jim NewberryOver the last few days, the personal twittersphere of Canadian synth-pop duo Junior Boys has been ablaze with titillatingly cryptic little messages about "big news," "a zillion shows," and "a good chance we are coming to a town near you." Thankfully, the Boys' Jeremy Greens ... More >>
Bad tweet....bad, bad tweet....According to the Washintgon Post, baked goods company Entenmann's is doing emergency public relations backflips after someone at the makers of boxed coffee cakes tweeted "Who's #notguilty about eating all the tasty treats they want? on their official @Entenma ... More >>
Twitter almost collapsed under the weight of all the "Why don't you have a seat over here?" jokes being made Wednesday night.You know who he is: The expensive haircut, the cheap ties. The fake tan, the small-town wrestling announcer voice.He's Chris Hansen, the former host of NBC's To Catch A Pre ... More >>
Courtesy of McServedSince when did the place that promises $1 double burgers for all get so un-American? Apparently it hasn't.Over the weekend, a photo circulated through the Twittersphere of a "McDonald's sign" that read, "As an insurance measure due in part to a recent string of robberies, Afri ... More >>
People flooded University of Miami's Rathskeller Friday to take part in "Last Call" festivities. The line of those determined to get a coveted seat formed at ten in the morning. Around three in the afternoon, thunderstorms forced people to take shelter inside until the sun came back out. Waiters ran ... More >>
Jefe's owner Jack Garabedian tweets to attract customers.Food truck owners in Miami are an entrepreneurial breed. These men and women don't really have a typical profile. Some are chefs looking to start their own kitchen. Others are restaurant owners looking to start a supplemental mobile oper ... More >>
via SquidooYou wouldn't know it from polling that indicates Floridians increasingly think the state is heading in the wrong direction, or our emotional health rankings from the Gallup Well-Being Survey, but apparently Florida is one of the happiest states in the nation. At least on Twitter.
OMFG, the Ultra Music Festival grounds are littered with glowsticks. There are red ones, blue ones, green ones, bright ones, dull ones, dead ones, smashed ones, fat ones, skinny ones, short ones, long ones, and some you don't even want to touch for fear of dibutyl phthalate contamination and STDs ... More >>
A tiny taste of next week's restaurant review:Chicken tikka proved a notch or three above what you'll find at local Indian joints: tender, juicy, skinless-and-boneless thighs redolent of tandoor grill and garam masala spices. A side of somewhat fiery mint sauce accompanied the blushing bird, alon ... More >>
Paula NiñoThese are no turnipsTwitter served as inspiration for several South Florida food bloggers last week. The Chowfather concludes that Twitter is killing his blog so he sums up all his 140-character food and restaurant thoughts for 2011 in one post. Over at Chadzilla, author Chad Galiano, ... More >>
Annette Peikert/soulofmiami.comFelecia Hatcher is a Palm Beach native, former Wii slinger, and a true ice cream lover. She and her husband Derick Pearson co-own Feverish one of the longest running "food" trucks in the area, selling frozen desserts. They just introduced six new Feverish carts around ... More >>
What it is: An admittedly dull-looking rendition of linguini noodles with shrimp.Where it at? You might want to figure out which restaurant serves this, if only to try to avoid going there. Take a guess below in the comments section and we'll comment upon your comments until somebody gets it righ ... More >>
Rick Scott's campaign for governor wasn't especially social media savvy, but who needs to take little things like Twitter into account when you've got tens of millions of your own money to spend? Once in office, though, the Republican governor was faced with the realization that despite being ele ... More >>
We haven't heard much out of Kendrick Meek since he came in third place in the senate race behind Marco Rubio and Charlie Crist. With the congressional seat he could have held for the rest of his life now held by the collection of hats known as Frederica Wilson, Meek hasn't made any formal announ ... More >>
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