The organizers of an upcoming debate about the legalization of marijuana in Florida say that they are expecting overflow crowds, protests, and extra police. The head of Students for a Sensible Drug Policy will debate a UF professor who has advised three presidents. The event is set to take place at ... More >>
This guy. Thoughtful Second Amendment proponent. An example of prudent race relations. Stellar husband. A Great American. Epic a-hole. After calling it splitsville with her husband, Shellie Zimmerman probably deserves to milk her 15 minutes for all it's got. She was, in the end, the only Zimmerm ... More >>
In her first video since the original Prancercise video went bonkers -- netting 7.6 million views, sending the Prancercise Lady to the Today Show and bringing in a New Times feature story -- Joanna Rohrback released her second installment yesterday. And because this is South Florida, it's "X Rated. ... More >>
Paula Deen, the homey southern cook with the sparkling blue eyes who made everyone salivate with her over-the top recipes, has taken quite a tumble in the court of public opinion. Since a legal deposition was made public in June, Deen's empire has crumbled with major sponsors like Food Network, Wal ... More >>
In cities like New York and L.A., half of the restaurant staff are looking to make it big. Whether it be in acting, modeling, journalism, or whatever other field, the restaurant biz is ideal for those looking to book auditions or interviews during the day. Ceviche general manager John Brewer knows ... More >>
After skipping out on Matt Lauer late last week, Paula Deen made an appearance on the Today show this morning to address the scandal that hit the celebrity chef last week -- but is it too late? Deen, who was listed as the fourth-highest-earning chef in 2012 by Forbes, had the rug pulled out from un ... More >>
After the National Enquirer broke the news that Paula Deen had admitted using racial slurs during a videotaped deposition last week, there's been a tidal wave of updates regarding the celebrity chef best known for her love of butter and boisterous laugh. Read Also: Paula Deen Slavery Comment: Natio ... More >>
Amy Beth Bennett, a photographer for the Sun-Sentinel , and Joe Cavaretta, gave birth to their second child over the weekend at Boca Raton Regional Hospital. But Bennett never made it inside the hospital, because baby Sienna Grace wasn't going to wait. So she was born in the parking lot.
The timing couldn't have been better for the shenanigans local activist Aaron Jackson and his non-profit, Planting Peace, pulled off in Topeka, Kansas yesterday. If you managed to avoid social media or the internet in general over the last 24 hours, the Destin-based activist, along with friends and ... More >>
It's been a landmine-filled week for Jeb! so far, on both of his two supposed strongest fronts: outreach to Hispanics and education "reform."See also:-Jeb Education Group Benefiting Corporate Funders?-Jeb Won't Stop Talking About Run for President On Monday, he got up on the Today show and 180'd h ... More >>
Former Florida Gov. (and little brother ta Dubya) Jeb Bush has been making the rounds on morning television shows to talk about his new book, which, COINCIDENTALLY, happens to be about probably the most important issue that will preoccupy us all from now until 2016. Imergration, y'all! But, as it ... More >>
The "Harlem Shake" is the most inexplicably awesome thing to hit the internet since Paula Deen was riding things. And now, the hip-pumping, shoulder-shaking, wiggleriffic dance craze is lending itself to a good cause. Salt Life Food Shack and the Barefoot Children of Fort Lauderdale Parrot Head Clu ... More >>
Though he lives quietly in Plantation, Randall James Hamilton Zwinge, AKA "The Amazing Randi," has a cult following around the globe.In one of the greatest about-faces ever performed, Randi was a nationally famous magician (he appeared on the Today Show, broke at least one of Houdini's records, and ... More >>
South Florida is home to some amazing chefs. Numerous James Beard award-winners and nominees can be found behind the line at tons of local restaurants.But one would be hard-pressed to find a face more recognizable than Michelle Bernstein. Aside from her weekly PBS show Check, Please! South Florida, ... More >>
Nowadays, everything is a polarizing issue from abortion to gun rights to fiscal cliffs. Next on the list is food. In a way, it seems crazy that something as basic as food should be so contentious, but then again what could be more personal than the food that keeps us alive? Once upon a ti ... More >>
Today, we could either go on verbal rampages against anyone who ever made or sold a gun, anyone who ever made or sold a bullet, and anyone who ever dared even look askance at a sweet innocent child... or we could numb ourselves with news about cats with better careers than us. Tongue firmly bit, let ... More >>
Palm Beach entrepreneur Virginia Philip is an undisputed rockstar in the wine world. It only makes sense that she'd play a part in this weekend's Palm Beach Food and Wine Festival, where she'll lend her skills to three different festival events. Philip was but the tenth woman in the world to earn ... More >>
We're not sure why, but simple food has turned into a conduit for angels and demons to communicate with mere mortals. People have seen Jesus in cakes, sandwiches, potato salads, and other earthly delights. Jesus isn't the only spiritual being to appear in your meal -- there have been accounts of the ... More >>
Everyone's favorite local egg and dairy farm is all grown up and ready for its close up this morning on the Today Show. During the 10 a.m. hour with Kathie Lee Gifford and Hoda Kotb, husband and wife team Svetlana and Marty Simon and their Heritage Hen Farm in Boynton Beach will be featured.
Snarkmeister Anthony Bourdain found himself the main course last evening when both celebrity chefs and professional comedians made mince meat out of him at the "On the Chopping Block: A Roast of Anthony Bourdain" at Chelsea Piers. The $400-a-plate event, part of the New York City Wine & Food Fes ... More >>
Tomorrow morning, get up bright and early, wear your brightest outfit, and come out to Old Fort Lauderdale Breakfast House for some coffee, a nosh...and a chance to be on the Today show!
Palm Beach's own Top Chef contestant Lindsay Autry has been getting around a lot, lately. Fresh from her recent Sunday Supper/Monday Leftovers pop-up with chef Roy Villacrucis, Autry flew to New York City for an appearance on the Today show. Chef Autry, who resides in West Palm Beach, presented an ... More >>
Get ready for another season of Bizarre Foods, as host Andrew Zimmern eats his way through the entire wildlife encyclopedia. This year, Zimmern's staying in the United States, giving us at home the opportunity to try strange foods in our own backyard.This morning, Zimmern visited the Today Show t ... More >>
Stop the presses! The queen of butter has announced on the Today Show that she has type 2 diabetes.In an exclusive interview with Al Roker, Deen confided that she knew about the diagnosis for three years but decided to keep the news "close to my chest." Rumors have been swirling about Deen' ... More >>
You might think that domestic diva Martha Stewart doesn't consider herself part of the OWS 99 percent, but apparently she does.On a recent Today Show segment, Martha is asked to cook a turkey. When Matt Lauer asks if he should salt and pepper the bird before placing it in the oven, Martha says th ... More >>
Michelle Obama shops at TargetNews flash - the First Lady is like every other red-blooded American woman - she runs out to Target, Starbucks and Baskin Robbins as often as possible.In an interview on The Today Show, Michelle Obama admitted that she sneaks out to Target, Starbucks, Baskin Robbins ... More >>
Marcia Cross needs a nap.The Today Show on MSNBC reported this morning that women with sleep deprivation report higher problems with their marriage.Well duh. A lack of sleep makes anyone cranky and women are already doped up on estrogen which means that less quality melatonin-time, well... you ju ... More >>
Pete Evans - set to invade America Pete Evans is a major celebrity chef in Australia, but if you don't know his name yet don't worry...you will because Pete is poised to take over the U.S. His first American book, My Grill, has just been released (at over 200 pages, this is the ultima ... More >>
flickr.com: lamantinAs a countdown to the upcoming New Times Cupcake Battle at the 2011 Las Olas Wine & Food Festival on April 29, Clean Plate Charlie interviewed owners of the participating bakeries.We emailed Bev Bernardine, chef and owner of Chaos Bakery, which began after receiving inspirat ... More >>
There are few breaks in the house of Chef Ingrid Hoffmann. If she's not recording one of her shows, she's making appearances on others. When that stops, she has meetings to discuss her cookware, books, the future of her mobile application, and a spices line. This Friday, she gets one of those f ... More >>
Meek denied reports that Clinton wanted him to quit.Touring Florida in support of Democratic candidates last week, Bill Clinton quietly pressured senatorial candidate Kendrick Meek to drop out of the race and endorse independent candidate Charlie Crist, according to Politico.com. By throwing the ... More >>
I recently took a cooking class at Chef Jean-Pierre's cooking school in Fort Lauderdale. I knew J-P (full name: Jean-Piere Brehier) and I would get along famously when he walked in the room and announced, "The first thing we're going to do is dessert." (Mmm...Kahlua chocolate pudding!) During the ... More >>
The local news for this Friday morning:Federal prosecutors announced the arrest of 16 South Floridians in a nationwide illegal drug trafficking investigation called Project Deliverance that was based in West Palm Beach. [Palm Beach Post]Another guilty plea coming in the Scott Rothstein case, this ... More >>
That's Kayla Manson in her appearance yesterday on NBC's Today Show. At the very end of the video, host Meredith Viera asks the 13-year-old Manson what text messages she saw by Wayne Treacy, the 15-year-old accused of trying to murder Manson's best friend Josie Lou Ratley.Manson says, "The [text] w ... More >>
Here's what's happening in Broward and Palm Beach this morning:A nonprofit environmental firm says that the Deepwater Horizon oil spill in the Gulf is similar to the one that occurred over 30 years ago in Mexico's Bay of Cempeche. Those experts have faith that advances in technology will make it ... More >>
Michael Brewer: In good spiritsDozens of fans on Deerfield Beach boy Michael Brewer's Facebook page were thrilled to see the new photo his mother posted on Friday, showing Michael looking in good spirits and evidently healing well. Wrote one Facebook friend from Colorado: "I am totally jazzed to ... More >>
That South Florida is among the plastic surgery capitals of the world can be depressing, so it bears mentioning when our local surgeons apply their skills for more than just a patient's narcissism. Like in this month's edition of Glamour magazine, which has a tear-jerking cover story about 20-someth ... More >>
Nikolai Fraiture says his band has changed. What's he talkin' 'bout?
The $8 million man will lead the Dolphins out of the desert. Honest.
The strange saga of a religious advertising campaign begins and ends in Fort Lauderdale.
A Delray company implanting people with microchips looks to the bright Orwellian future
Prosecutors say blood is thicker than barbecue sauce for restaurant owner Frank Galgano