Here's something to look forward to next month, a motley---yet refreshing in terms of the usual South Beach sightings of reality dreck---mix of TV stars who have formed a band and will play for a good cause as opposed to their own causes, for a change. The cheekily titled Band From TV was created to provide funding and resources to several charities worldwide. All proceeds from the Shore Club gig will go to The Epilepsy Foundation, Miami Children's Hospital, Art of Elysium, The Conservation Fund, Indian University-Kenya Partnership, Rush Medical Center-Pediatric Epilepsy Unit and the Make-a-Wish Foundation.
April 23, 2009
March 13, 2009
Debuting her 16 minute short film Streak at Regal South Beach tonight: Demi Moore, who went behind the camera to direct her 20-year-old daughter Rumer Willis, who stars in the flick. Said Moore of directing her often tabloid trashed daughter, “The great thing is I’m seeing her mature and operate as a complete professional. And it’s giving us, I think, another opportunity to connect in a totally different way."
Photo: Manny Hernandez
We know we're in the minority, being country fans in a city devoted to dance, techno and hip hop, but for those three of you out there, get excited because Kenny Chesney will be filming a new music video at The Raleigh tonight where, according to our insider, he will take over the pool/Oasis area. It should be a crazy ho-down, whether you dig country music or not. Chesney is also filming along Collins Avenue where, who knows, maybe he will pick up some, uh, talent, straight off the streets and put 'em in the video.
March 06, 2009
The Forge is hosting a dinner next Wednesday honoring Mickey Rourke for his recent acting accolades. It's been a while since we've seen him, and we hope he braces himself for the mobs of his new best friends--you know, those people who wouldn't give him the time of day when he was down in the dumps--the ones who wrote how happy they were for his recent successes on their Facebook status updates. We're sure Rourke's longtime pal Shareef Malnik will weed those opportunists out of the crowd.
Spotted at last night's grand opening of the fabulous new Viceroy Hotel on Brickell: Mad Men star Jon Hamm and girlfriend and recent Grey's Anatomy actress Jennifer Westfeldt, sitting together at a table acting like a totally normal couple; Selma Blair and boyfriend doing the same; Gloria and Emilio working the room; and, the oddest one of all, Sharon Stone, who looked uber glam as she was fawned all over by assorted party people. In addition to the main party, there was a private surprise birthday bash for Emilio Estefan in the restaurant's private room. Despite the heavy star wattage, we were most impressed with the hotel itself, especially Club 50, the stunning lounge on the fiftieth floor, where astrological stars shine brighter than Hollywood ones.
Photos: Seth Browarnik
January 26, 2009
Although he told Miami Herald TV critic Glenn Garvin he doesn't' go out on weekends to avoid paparazzi, Matt Damon hung out at White Room's Pop Life Saturday night for nearly three hours. He was with a group of 10 people and they occupied an outside corner for the duration. He may have been there to hear guest DJ JD Sampson of Le Tigre, or he just wanted to get the heck out of his North Bay Road compound for a change. To his credit, no paparazzi got his picture because, well, paps aren't known to hang out at the White Room. Until now.
January 23, 2009
Everyone wonders why Matt Damon never goes out on weekends when he's living in Miami Beach. Now, our esteemed colleague, TV critic Glenn Garvin, uncovers the real reason, and it's actually hilarious, not to mention a dig at our city's somewhat amateurish or ambitious, depending on how you look at it, paparazzi.
September 18, 2008
Although Ellen DeGeneres is trying to fix actress Eva Mendes up with Ryan Seacrest, the actress is flying solo and will be at Macy's Dadeland and Macy's Home Store at the Aventura Mall Saturday to launch Mendes's home decor line, Vida. Customers will have the opportunity to meet the actress as she discusses her inspiration for her new designs and autographs pix of herself. Those who plunk down $100 for something Vida will be among the first to meet Mendes, who will be at Dadeland at noon and Aventura at 4 p.m.
August 22, 2008
Johnny Depp is reuniting with his former band, The Kids, for two shows next weekend at Club Cinema in Pompano Beach. Depp and co. will join the Romantics and several other South Florida-based bands for The 2nd Annual Sheila Witkin Memorial Reunion Concert August 29 and 30. Last time Depp was down here, there were rumors he was finally making it legal with longtime baby momma Vanessa Paradis. No such rumors this time, just noise.
June 20, 2008
One of our readers sent us the following message. Take it for what it's worth and stalker beware!
I read your blog about David Caruso and left a rather terse comment. I am writing to apologize as I did not mean to attack you personally.
You may or may not be aware, but David Caruso has a real life stalker who has threatened to murder him, his daughter Greta and his former companion Liza Marquez. She was indicted summer 2007, fled Austria prior to her arraignment and was eventually located in Mexico along with the help of the FBI.
In April, 2008, this woman was scheduled to be tried on these charges and she again fled the country. The Miami Herald reported on this story when it happened.
While on the lam, the woman (identified by 2 news services as "Gabriele Huber") spends her time slandering and posting her hatred of David Caruso. Caruso apparently rejected this woman's overtures a couple years back when she followed him to a Miami restaurant where she approached him with an offer of sex. After her capture last year, US Immigration and Nat. will not allow the woman to gain entry to the US.
Following Caruso's rejection, this woman waged an Internet hate campaign which has been going on for nearly 2 years. She bombards any site that mentions the words "David Caruso" with disparaging comments. She maintains multiple blogs of her own where she posts hatred of the actor.
I maintain a blog that chronicles the activities of this very sick individual and tries to keep the Internet public informed about her slanderous posts. If you so desire, you can visit it at: