Ernest Valdes stands on top of the ring's ropes and uses his championship belt as a mirror. He primps into the gold plastic's reflection, making sure his hair -- oil-spill slick with leave-in conditioner -- is perfectly in place. Lil Jon's "Turn Down for What" blasts through the speakers of the Port ... More >>
In the waning afternoon light, the five-foot-nine blond with Tina Turner lips and Pamela Anderson breasts opened the doorway of her cramped apartment on Boca Place Drive and began to scream. Standing there beneath the palm trees in the sprawling parking lot was a darkly handsome man with thick, mea ... More >>
We've learned tons of restaurant news and will keep you updated as the details unfurl. For now, here's the skinny on openings this week.Tony and Lori Bova of Vivo Partenza have resurrected Mario's of Bova and renamed it Mario's Osteria. December 15 marked the soft opening of the 300-seat restaura ... More >>
Braun's BSO mug shot: A tad less glamorous than her madam days.A former madam to the stars who supplied porn actresses and Playboy models to Tiger Woods for threesomes was arrested in South Florida this week. Michelle Braun, 33, is suspected of running a Fort Lauderdale-based boiler-room operatio ... More >>
This week in Dish, we take a look at the maestro of meatballs that is Steve Martorano and his latest restaurant in Seminole Paradise at the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino. This third incarnation of his restaurant is bigger and glitzier than the original Cafe Martorano on Oakland Park. But the party ... More >>
Terrance Howard and Braun, at right.Accused Boca Raton madam Michelle Braun is pictured with celebrities including Paris Hilton, Mickey Rourke, and Terrence Howard in photos obtained by The Juice Blog. Braun has agreed to plead guilty to charges of money laundering and transporting a prostitute. She ... More >>
A photo from this Facebook page for a Michelle Braun.Somehow, an alleged madam to the stars has turned up in Boca, and the national media has largely ignored it. Michelle Braun is accused of running an online prostitution site that sold the services of porn stars and fashion models. Sounds like a st ... More >>
The Burger Beast is a South Florida eating machine chewing his way through fried-food-America and blogging his reviews of various establishments at BurgerBeast.com. Most of his posts center on Dade and Broward, but they also cover cities as far as Atlanta, where he recently found himself, and soon M ... More >>
So you're a Wall Street Journal subscriber. You're stinging from the horrible depression, but you're smart. You'll recover. You'll figure out a way to get the kids to college. In the meantime, you want to vacation. You want to go somewhere fun. Somewhere bright--where you'll be far from the falling ... More >>
Miami's Mickey Rourke is back in the ring with The Wrestler
Hey, South Florida, I know a six-foot-five, 230-pound troubled wide receiver who needs a hug. Come on. By South Florida troublemaker standards, Plaxico Burress is a pussycat. Can we keep him? Huh, can we? There aren't too many places with open arms for the big guy these days. On top of the felo ... More >>
Why Chinese Democracy's fine print is way more fun than the record itself
Chris Isaak keeps his croon intact
Bukowski takes a shot at the corner in Factotum.
Domino chronicles the life of a model turned bounty hunter
What's black and white and red all over? Sin City, pal.
Southern Flaw is a killer band first, fuck-ups second
Don King wants to make South Florida a boxing capital. Trouble is, he's on the ropes.
In a year of big-screen sadness, our critics comfort those who triumphed
In Once Upon a Time in Mexico, the outlaw Johnny Depp saves the day
Chris Paciello, the dangerous darling of the South Florida nightlife set, has a reputation for fisticuffs. And Mob ties.