Florida Celebrities: What They Did for Christmas (Feat. Vanilla Ice, Donald Trump, Serena Williams and More)
Why, it was just a couple of years ago that we had to wait for the paparazzi's film to get developed, for magazines to be shipped off to the printer, and then wait for the mailman to bring our People magazine to find out that stars -- they're just like us on Christmas! Nowadays, this knowledge is instant. Thanks, Twitter and Instagram!
Here's what a few of our favorite South Florida characters were up to this holiday:
Donald Trump compared himself to Pope Francis:
The new Pope is a humble man, very much like me, which probably explains why I like him so much!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) December 25, 2013
Vanilla Ice went to Kissimmee:
Vacationing at Disney. Good times— Vanilla Ice (@vanillaice) December 24, 2013
After making an appearance at Jingle Ball in Miami, Boca Raton-bred teenager and Nickelodeon star Ariana Grande showed her 12 million Twitter followers how cute her grandpa is:
Dennis Rodman returned Monday from his third trip to North Korea, but on Christmas Eve, Paddy Power, the Irish betting company that sponsored his last two trips there announced that it would no longer send him. The decision was a result of Jim Jong Un's having ordered the execution of his own uncle. In a statement, the company said, "It was really a reaction to the worldwide focus and total condemnation of the North Korean regime over recent events. We don't want to be associated with that.''
Evelyn Lozada, Miami-based reality TV star ad ex-wife of Chad (Ochocinco) Johnson, got engaged to Carl Crawford from the L.A. Dodgers. She is pregnant with the couple's child.
Chad Johnson was reportedly cruising through Liberty City:
S.o chad johnson always in liberty city get rich come show love to the hood real recognize. Bp54st pic.twitter.com/omW8lBAU1l— ReyTheGreat52 (@YungRey52) December 25, 2013
Southwest Ranches resident Dwayne "the Rock" Johnson cleaned up after Santa. Awww!
Merry Christmas to you & your family! Special s/o to all the Papa Bears who HAPPILY clean up after Santa! pic.twitter.com/qsKxhlO2XR— Dwayne Johnson (@TheRock) December 25, 2013
Filmmaker and part-time Miami resident Brett Ratner went skiing with polo players:
And Serena Williams doesn't celebrate Christmas, so she drove around looking for a restaurant that was open and also saw Long Walk to Freedom. Oh yah, and she won the AP's Athlete of the Year award -- for the third time! Congrats, Serena!
What restaurants are open today in Fla? I don't celebrate Christmas so I forgot to go to the grocery store to get food-everything's closed!— Serena Williams (@serenawilliams) December 25, 2013
I have been having some quality time with myself today... Movies with myself and driving around with myself. I think I like me... #solo4life— Serena Williams (@serenawilliams) December 25, 2013
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