Anthony Bourdain, television star, author, chef, and champion snarkmaster is celebrating his 56th birthday today. Though one could counter that the man has plenty to be thankful for this year -- what with television deals with both CNN and ABC, a publishing deal with Harper Collins' Ecco Books ... More >>
William Morrow/Harper CollinsEmeril's Sizzling Skillets - one pot recipes for busy or lazy people.Emeril Lagasse and his signature "Bam!" was the likely catalyst that sparked the celebrity chef revolution.Lagasse changed the television cooking show from the video instructional manuals of Julia Ch ... More >>
Anthony Bourdain via TwitterLooking good, Anthony!Here's a riddle -- what do Anthony Bourdain, cream, and pond scum have in common? They all rise to the top!Just a few weeks ago, bad boy Bourdain placed his foot in his mouth when he told TV Guide that Paula Deen was "the most dangerous pers ... More >>
Jim Lewis wants to be a Fort Lauderdale commissioner and is running for a seat in the upcoming election. Lewis thinks he deserves your trust. He should think again -- and so should you. Lewis is an attorney who I have seen undercut justice time and time again with one of his most reliabl ... More >>
How Papa 'Pipe Raises Kids
Friendly law enforcement officers become the weapons of rival destruction in the gypsy tribal wars
When somebody offers to "purify" your possessions, call the bunko squad
The Palm Beach Post's "Literary Diva" asks in her blog why it's OK for Newsweek magazine to summarize O.J. Simpson's account of his killing of Nicole Simpson and Ronald Goldman, but it's not okay for Judith Regan/HarperCollins to print a book about it. "I've got one question," asks diva Rhonda Sw ... More >>
It's about time, Ms. Regan, that you did something about your misleading book, Miami Psychic.
How to deal with a man holding up $2.4 billion in development: Kick his pooch.
Miami Psychic author is accused of a fortunetelling scam and jewelry theft as her book is published.
Who knew Amazon.com was this susceptible to shenanigans? I told you on Friday about the slime job on my little book, Florida Pulp Nonfiction, on the Amazon site. A half-dozen fake customer reviews were posted slamming and misrepresenting my book (as a novel rather than the true crime book that it ... More >>
Local Gypsy fortuneteller pulls one over on publishing giant Judith Regan.
Bogus Book You might have thought you'd heard the last of "Regina Milbourne" and her "non-fiction" book Miami Psychic. But you just aren't that lucky. I wrote about the book in this earlier post, but to refresh your memory, here's the way HarperCollins is promoting the book and its authors (Miami P ... More >>
The "psychic" author "Regina Milbourne" got a new customer review of her book, Miami Psychic, on Amazon. It's from somebody using the moniker T. Edgington: "I wasted my time reading this book and now I'm thinking of the most sacrilegious thing I could (when it comes to books) ... I'm think of burn ... More >>
HarperCollins at least pretends to believe that the contents of its recently released nonfiction yarn, Miami Psychic, is true. The publishing house's biography of new author Regina Milbourne reads: "Regina Milbourne first realized her psychic gift two weeks after almost drowning in an unattended s ... More >>
Who has the right to write about the lord of the Ring's fictional tongues?
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Camden Joy turned Cracker's David Lowery into fiction. Too bad he's real -- and really angry.