The Broward Public Defender's Office doesn't shy away from the spotlight. Besides being one of the more accessible public officials in the county, top man Howard Finkelstein is a well-known face on TV thanks to his "Help Me Howard" segments. But now Finkelstein's whole office might be headed for a ... More >>
Stop. Collaborate. Listen. The Wellington Chamber of Commerce has decided that, of all 55,584 people who live there, former rapper, former reality-TV star, former Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle dancer, former Hero-Not-Zero Vanilla Ice will be named its Outstanding Citizen of the Year. Today is Fe ... More >>
The world of gastronomy is as subject to the whim and whimsy of the "trend" as any industry, from fashion to music. Some foods are eternal, like pizza, and others come and go from our midst, for better or for worse. So, we got together all of the food writers we could find and asked them what they ... More >>
Attention all south Florida servers and bussers who love the heat but can't stand the humidity and are thinking of moving to Arizona: Amy's Baking Company is now hiring. If the name of the Scottsdale restaurant sounds familiar, it's because Amy and Samy Bouzaglo, the owners of Amy's Baking Company, ... More >>
Emily CodikThe local honey spread at Honey Bee-Z-Ness at the Yellow Green Farmers Market in HollywoodHoney dominated TV ratings last week, with numbers that topped even the Republican National Convention. But it wasn't the sweet nectar causing a buzz all over social media and the news. It was T ... More >>
Before Top Chef: Texas, Lindsay Autry was best-known for her duties as executive chef of Michelle Bernstein's at the Omphoy in Palm Beach.Being the protégé of Bernstein and executive chef at one of her restaurants (since then, Bernstein has left the Omphoy) is an amazing feat for anyone at the ... More >>
What would the 99 percent say about this?Memo to Patrick Murphy: If you want to win street cred with the 99 percent, don't have Rush Limbaugh's lawyer host your fundraiser.Murphy, the Democratic congressional candidate hoping to unseat U.S. Rep. Allen West, has opened himself up to a lot of bad j ... More >>
Matt Selman, via TwitterAnthony Bourdain is making an appearance on The SimpsonsWho would have guessed that Springfield would become a foodie destination? The Simpsons' 23rd season will see both snarkmaster extraordinaire Anthony Bourdain and Top Chef head judge Tom Colicchio make guest appearanc ... More >>
Sketchpot He'd be perfect if he were realThe producers of such "high-brow" television fare as Kitchen Nightmares and Celebrity Fit Club have finally realized where to merge their two successful concepts into one big, fat concept of a show - make a show about overweight food-industry work ... More >>
Top Chef's Padma Lakshmi's Remix - we dare you to not dance!When we first saw this video, mixed by Bravo for Top Chef's hot host Padma Lakshmi, we knew we had to share it with our readers - if only to try to get the tune out of our heads by passing it on to someone else. Entitled "Pa ... More >>
Michael Lohan reportedly put the women on a yacht like this one in order to shoot the pilot.Michael Lohan, father of actress Lindsey Lohan, is trying to pitch a reality TV show involving a drug treatment center for women based on a luxury yacht. He already shot a pilot of one episode in Fort Laud ... More >>
Top Chef mentor, judge and hottie Tom Colicchio welcomed a brand new baby boy into the world yesterday. Tom tweeted that his wife Lori Silverbush gave birth to a 7.9 pound son, Mateo Lev Colicchio, yesterday at 12:11PM in New York City.
NBC Universal Padma likes her ribsTop Chef hostess and hottie, Padma Lakshmi, has shared the Top Chef kitchen with many guest judges including Anthony Bourdain, Ted Allen, Rocco DiSpirito and Michelle Bernstein. Occasionally, the guest judge will be a celebrity or something annoying, like ... More >>
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Last night's episode of Top Chef that took place in Singapore was easily the best of the season. It featured a series of stunning looking dishes from all four remaining cheftestants that were cooked in a backdrop full of beauty and culture. Everything looked so tasty, it made me want to hop a fli ... More >>
VanillaIce.comAt an undisclosed location north of Palm Beach, Wellington resident Vanilla Ice -- also known as Rob Van Winkle -- finally completed a stunt he's been working on and planning for months. He lit a '67 Cadillac on fire, then drove it off a jump and into a lake.Rob bought the car nearl ... More >>
If you've been keeping up with Top Chef this season, you've seen that one of the front runners to win the whole season is chef Kenny Gilbert. Each week, Kenny's deep, complex food seems to land him in the running for a Quickfire or Elimination win. And even in those group challenges where Kenny s ... More >>
PI Bauer delivers his messageA Chicago-based Private Investigator who owns a vacation home in Weston, Chris Bauer says he spends his leisure time when he comes to Florida "people watching" on Las Olas or at downtown art shows. In other words, Bauer's always at least halfway on the job. He has sa ... More >>
"Flipper! We knew you'd come back!"They call them Flippers, Flippers,Faster than lightning;No one you seeIs smarter than they....That's right folks, our favorite highly intelligent mammal has been spotted cavorting in Florida waters. Florida Trend reports that the flipper is schooling again, only ... More >>
I'm not going to get on a soapbox and complain about unimaginative, exploitative reality television shows. But I do feel entitled to complain when they're not even good at being unimaginative and exploitative. If they were, they would have recognized the star power of Stefanie Woods right after t ... More >>
That's the trailer for Police Women of Broward County (Why not Al's Angels?), which makes its debut next Friday on TLC. Because if you're going to launch a reality series on cops, place your chips on the county that birthed the 20-year-old reality series.The cable network has video intros of the lo ... More >>
"You have to respect your ingredients. You have to respect the food." This according to Top Chef Ilan Hall is the recipe for success. Other advice to amateur foodies included the typical "start at the bottom, even if it means peeling garlic." And then keep a clean workspace. However his brief answer ... More >>
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Newspapers have lost it lately over television. The fearless leaders of the industry seem to think it sells newspapers to talk about television and reporters are more than happy to oblige them by writing about it. Beats work, you know. There's nothing wrong with good TV reporting, but endless jabber ... More >>
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