Who can forget Tom Cruise (and wifebot Katie Holmes) boogeying down in the front row of the J-Lo concert during the Super Bowl a few years ago? Or that night the Cruises headed over to the unfortunately named, now defunct night spot Snatch? For those holding on to those memories, new ones may be available when Cruise heads down south next month to film the big screen version of the hit Broadway musical Rock of Ages, (shameless name drop alert!) whose producer Scott Prisand incidentally happens to be an old a still very youthful high school chum and fellow Model UN delegate student, of course. Thing is, if you want to stalk, you may have to schlep as the movie, says the Sun Sentinel, will be filming entirely in the Fort Lauderdale area. FLL, it seems, best resembles Venice Beach, CA, where ROA is set. They may be right, though we think the Hollywood Beach Broadwalk would be the best location. Anyway, joining Cruise in FLL are castmates Alec Baldwin, Paul Giamatti, Julianne Hough and Mary J. Blige. While the cast may indeed pop down to Miami during the two month shoot for a little R&R, we'll be surprised if Baldwin does. At a Hamptons Film Festival party a few years ago, the 30 Rock star told us unabashedly that he was no fan of the Magic City. Perhaps he's just holding a grudge over the reviews for his 1990 flick Miami Blues?
April 01, 2011
March 28, 2011
Spotted – Lady Gaga along with her assistant and five security guards were seen shopping at the GUESS by Marciano Lincoln Road store on Sunday, March 27 at approximately 12:15 pm. The crowd was getting so out of control that security needed to shut down the store so Lady Gaga and her assistant could browse the latest deliveries. After trying on an assortment of dresses and skirts, Lady Gaga purchased the Lucy Lace Skirt before exiting the store.
Here's the skirt. Says one Gaga insider, the only way this person was born, (sorry, we couldn't resist), was as a born imposter. "Nope..that's not Gaga....that's some tacky ho... plus Gaga would never be at Guess...she just modeled at the Thierry Mugler fashion show in Paris." If there were camera crews there, maybe it was for the Lady Gaga Lifetime movie? Someone should introduce faux Gaga to that faux Rod Stewart who seems to have found his own sort of fame around town. We're pretty sure he's shopped at the Guess? store, too.
June 30, 2010
April 11, 2010
In a move that makes Snooki and co. look like members of the noble class, LIV at the Fontainebleau has apparently tapped Michelle "Bombshell" McGee to host a party, "Bad Girl's Night Out," on Wednesday night. There's really not much more to say about it other than we guess Sandra Bullock won't be visiting the club anytime soon. You stay classy, Miami.
Update: since our original post and column in the Herald today, LIV has canceled the party. Says the club's operating partner David Grutman, "We didn't know about the Nazi stuff until today. We just thought she was some bad girl that was coming to town and wanted to host a bad girls night for the hipster Wednesday night party, Dirty Hairy. LIV is the place for the A-list to play. She does not fit with our regular programming." A-list and B.S. But Grutman, who clearly LIVs under a rock, insists he had no idea about the Nazi stuff. "I swear. I thought she was just some sex freak," he added.
April 03, 2010
Roll out the welcome mats, the red carpets, the parties hosted by Snooki with special guest DJ Pauly D', fashion shows by J Wowww, work out sessions with The Situation, spray tanning with the other ones whose names we forget but, you know, the ones riding on this gravy trainwreck, too, and, well you get the picture. They're heeere, them Jersey Shore kids, and Miami's about to get a lot more sensational, and you decide which definition of that word we're using here. Between the hush-hush nature of their arrival and the MTV lockdown on information you'd have thought it was a matter of national security. Even the details of President Obama's April 15 visit to Miami are less secretive than this tried to be. But anyway, the giddy gang of self professed juiceheads and their molls are staying, just as we expected, in the same place as the classy chongas casting we told you about the other day. Yep, as Miami hopefuls for the Latin version of Jersey Shore lined up to outclass each other in front of casting agents at the Catalina Hotel & Beach Club, in walked a well-oiled Ronnie Magro (that's his name!), who emerged from a minivan sporting headphones and a decent tan. Ronnie was pretty low keyed when he walked past Maxine's restaurant. And then, one by one, the rest of Ronnie's entourage arrived a la the Beatles at Shea Stadium circa 1965. The anticipated (?) arrival took a lot longer than expected, perhaps because they were detained by security out of fear they may have been carrying some communicable diseases or because their stashes of gel were over the 3 ounce limit. If you missed it, don't worry. They'll be here for the next two months. But don't go stalking them at the Catalina. That was just a temporary holding cell before their "permanent" digs at sister hotel, the Metropole, was ready for them. But back to those Beatles. As all this excitement happened, none other than Sir Paul McCartney, a bona fide celebrity with talent and pedigree, quietly slipped into his hotel nearby with hardly any fanfarfe. Jersey Shore could end up being a great distraction for real talent who may actually dare to vacation in Miami for a change. In the meantime, who else will join Team Mynt as a Jersey Shore-free zone? Stay tuned for details. We you know you can't wait even if you can't admit it.
April 01, 2010
March 16, 2010
If Mike "The Situation" Sorrentino wants to really get rich, he should find a way to bottle his self esteem, which would probably smell like what would happen if you mixed Axe Body Spray with Summer's Eve and a splash of Drakkar Noir. Oh wait, he's supposedly doing something similar and putting out a cologne which we'll call Yo De Toilet™. Anyway, even if it's overcompensation for assorted shortcomings, that pungent esteem was being boosted last night when the Jersey Shore's power tool hosted the party at LIV and then stopped by Mokai around 3 a.m. with a group of friends. According to our Mokai mole, The Situation was appalling busy sipping Grey Goose and bopping along to the sounds of Snoop Dogg and Beyonce as "hordes of girls crowded his table," many even squeezing his only asset well toned abs which, frankly, on South Beach are as common as, well, dudes on South Beach sporting Ed Hardy. After being fawned over for about 2-hours, The Sitch and his minions left. This, uh, situation, sort of reminds us of when OJ Simpson used to party on South Beach, only in this case, the only thing Jersey Shore has killed thus far have been a few billion brain cells. Back in the OJ-era of South Beach there were factions that refused to roll out the red carpet for him and factions that bent over backwards for him. We'd be willing to put brackets around the fact that during Jersey Shore's Very Special South Beach Spring Break, most factions will be in the 'if you can't beat em, join 'em" category. As for those who shudder at the thought of sharing space with people famous for doing nothing besides gym, tan and laundry just like everyone else but without a camera crew or a hefty paycheck, you can at least count on Mynt as a Jersey Shore-free safe house. Or you can always quarantine yourself to avoid this virulent strain of pop culture Ebola and hope that, unlike the flesh eating bacteria, it rips through our city swiftly and painlessly.
March 09, 2010
Kourtney and Khloe may want to put a rush on their filming because from what we hear, it's a done deal. Despite protests from some locals, South Beach rolled out the Ed Hardy carpet and Jersey Shore jumped on it like, well, a reality star in an awards show gifting suite. Prep for Goons Over Miami the second Real World Miami MTV hit is said to start in two weeks, to be followed by the arrival of the cast. Though we're not 100 % sure on where the merry gang of guidos will be residing, depending on who you ask, it's either too close or not close enough. As for the welcome party, you can be sure it's not at Mynt. And as for the Kardashians, well Kim may have a bit of a beef with J-Woww, but one thing the two camps do have in common is their joint effort (along with a few other s*hitshows) in turning Miami into the country's official reality show landfill. Whatever the case, you can practically hear the fists pumping--some, up in the air in a joyful display of delight and others into various walls around the city. Get ready, Miami. And don't say you weren't warned.
March 04, 2010
As painful as this may be, we think it pretty much confirms our worst nightmares and will probably create a few new ones as well. Our inside source tells us we'll know for sure by the end of today. But don't hold your breath. As we type, Mynt is ordering Fort Knox-caliber locks for its doors, while some other South Beach establishments begin vacuuming its red carpets. Brace yourselves.