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Dec 03 2016
Madonna Slams Trump In Miami Art Basel Performance, Pledges To Remarry Sean Penn Comments (0)

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After an auction at which her Rebel Heart Tour dress was auctioned for the princessly sum of $150K and at which she pledged to remarry ex-husband Sean Penn, Madonna performed an hour-long gig in Miami early Saturday that included a cover of “Send in the Clowns,” rarely performed tracks “Like It or Not,” “I'm So Stupid,” “Beautiful Stranger,” “Easy Ride,” and “American Life,” as well as smash hits “Don't Tell Me,” “Express Yourself” and “Holiday.”

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But maybe the biggest surprise was a slow-burn take on Britney Spears's “Toxic,” performed in front of anti-Trump projections. She also tried her hand at stand-up comedy and banter, telling jokes that attendees Chris Rock and Dave Chappelle (!) must have found especially painful. The groaner quality of the jokes was part of her shtick, but she should shtick to singing. [Cymbal crash.]

The memorable spectacle raised $7.5 million for Raising Malawi, Madonna's personal charity established to help the African nation from which she adopted two children. $10,000 of that came from a fan who spontaneously offered her the bread in exchange for a kiss. (No tongue.)

Madonna even tried her hand feet at some tapdancing for the first time ever, allowed a lucky fan to hold the mic for her finale, gave one reluctant dude a lap dance, berated the audience and graciously thanked everyone for their help.

Seems like a good time was had by all, and that included Courtney Love (no compacts were thrown), Leonardo DiCaprio, Dave Chappelle, Petra Nemcova, Bethenny Frankel, emcee James Corden and Ariana Grande, who gamely modeled Madonna's Rebel Heart Tour dress and danced with her idol.

 
Dec 02 2016
Madonna Readying AMERICAN LIFE For Tonight's Art Basel Performance Comments (0)

Madonna is whipping out “American Life” for her highly anticipated Art Basel show tonight — the clip above, themed to the goings-on at Standing Rock, looks fantastic.

Wish I were there...

 
Nov 26 2016
Revolutionary Leader Fidel Castro Dies @ 90 Comments (0)

No tears here for Fidel Castro, the onetime dicta—I mean, former president of Cuba—who finally died at 90 on Friday evening.

Little Havana seems pretty happy, too, with some Trump/Pence signs (do they think this was somehow a campaign promise Trump fulfilled?).

Castro's history is well-known and controversial, with some good and a lot of bad. He singlehandedly brought the world closer to a nuclear war than it had ever been before or since and kept his island's citizens in poverty, in spite of plenty of Soviet help.

That said, I was glad when President Obama jump-started the normalizing of relations with Cuba this year, and frankly, I think Castro's death is another positive step for Cuba and for the U.S./Cuba relationship.

End of an era is sometimes not such a bad thing.

Speaking of bad things, check out the nuanced, statesmanlike response from our current president and the Neanderthal response from our incoming #NotMyPresident:

I wouldn't begrudge a Cuban immigrant a little grave-dancing, but I need something more from the purported leader of the free world.

 
Aug 24 2016
Menudo Flashbacks! Comments (0)

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The Penthouse Residences at 1 Hotel & Homes South Beach and Sony Music Latin hosted a private listening party this weekend for the debut album of Univision's La Banda winners, CNCO. with Ricky Martin. Martin produced the show with Simon Cowell.

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The five young members of CNCO — Erick Brian Colón, Christopher Vélez, Joel Pimentel, Zabdiel de Jesús and Richard Camacho —were given a raucous greeting as they performed for and spoke to the crowd.

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Martin showed up later to huddle up with his discoveries.

 
Jul 01 2016
6-PACK — Model's Suicide Jump + How Obama Helped One Man's Parents GET Gay Marriage + Zac's Muscle Gambit + 12 Days Sober, Racing 500+ Miles + British Chaos + Reporter In Racist Attack! Comments (0)

Jorge-IlichJorge Ilich RIP (Image via Instagram)

*widget boy cultureModel Jorge Ilich, a popular Andrew Christian face and body, leapt to his death from a Miami Beach high-rise Sunday night. Just 26.

*widget boy cultureHighly personal same-sex marriage story = another reason why we must have Hillary and must reject Trump.

*widget boy cultureZac Efron wants to lose THESE muscles for a movie? It better be a male Moonstruck.

Screen Shot 2016-06-30 at 9.43.47 PM“The truth is: We all fall down sometimes ...” (Video still via YouTube @wickydkewl)

*widget boy cultureThis guy is 12 days sober in his journey against crystal meth ... and he's already doing an AIDS/LifeCycle Ride.

*widget boy cultureOafish Johnson—thought to be a shoo-in for PM of England—steps aside after close ally Gove stabs him in the back. Now? A chaotic dash for the reins.

*widget boy cultureInsane woman whose son was killed insults, assaults reporters on the scene, tosses racial slurs. Grace under pressure! VIDEO AFTER THE JUMP ...

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Mar 17 2016
Your Nightly Briefing: Etnos Menswear Comments (0)

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Andres Fitness provides hot video from the Etnos Menswear fashion show in Miami this week. You won't be able to take your eyes off the styles ...

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Jan 24 2016
Don't Cry For Her, Miami Comments (0)

Madonna whipped out her rendition of “Don't Cry for Me Argentina” for Miami tonight. Lucky sods.

 
May 06 2015
Squirt Too Hot For Miami? Comments (0)

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Squirt, the gay hookup app, was apparently a little too much for Miami—when its creative, with lines like HOT 'N HORNY HOOKUPS and NON-STOP HOOKUPS, went up in the city last year, the signs were consistently vandalized and the city removed them after complaints from the community

Now, Squirt is back with new creative: MEET MR. RIGHT NOW:

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The app's digital business director, Attila Szatmari, says:

“We are excited to have our campaign back in the Miami Fort Lauderdale area. We worked very hard to get our ads reinstated. Ad equality is very important and we are excited that ads targeting the gay community are back in the streets with other ads where they belong. We also worked very closely with Outfront to create a less suggestive but still sexy ad that would not offend the local community.”

Next up, the app is promoting tolerance as well as a good time, expanding into the Chicago market this week.