February 10, 2010
February 05, 2010
Just when you thought it was all over by Sunday night, this comes into our inbox. And there hasn't been a more motley folly of a trio since Moe, Larry and Curley. But it was inevitable. A Super Bowl without a resident trainwreck? Unless Justin Bieber goes on a Bacardi-infused bender this weekend, brace yourselves, Miami, as Lindsay Lohan makes her way down to host this satellite party Sunday night at Wall at the W South Beach by NYC hotspot 10AK. As you see here, while Lohan and D. Wade galpal Gabrielle Union get top billing as "special guests," Jessica Alba gets a bigger font as "honorary chair." But it's a benefit for Haiti so we'll refrain from making any more disparaging comments other than the fact that the party's name, Victory Party, may be a bit of a misnomer unless you're like us and hoping for a big, sloppy mess to write about.
January 21, 2010
Packing his bags and leaving his baby scandal behind, John Edwards joined Sean Penn and filmmaker Paul Haggis for dinner and a 4 hour pow wow with several doctors at the Cane Fire Grille at the
November 30, 2009
Forget Art Basel for a moment and focus on a few weeks from now, when it will be Halloween in December as Lady Gaga hosts a crazy big New Year's Eve party at the Fontainebleau. Following her sold out show that night at the James L. Knight Center, Gaga will head over to the resort where she will lead her fans and disciples in the countdown before giving her very first performance of 2010. The poolside event itself starts at 9 p.m. with DJ David Berrie warming up the crowd. Tickets don't come cheap to this spectacle, ranging from $375 general admission to $35,000 for what we hope is at least a lap dance or ten from the Lady herself. For more info, go to www.newyears.com or call 877-854-4389.
October 29, 2009
Although Josh Woodward was released from jail early Wednesday, the LA DA says there's not enough evidence to file charges against him yet. "This is a very complicated case. It is a case that will require expert witnesses," said LAPD Deputy Chief Charlie Beck during a press conference. "It is a case that will require extensive scientific analysis of substance." That said, word is police are determined to build a case against Woodward and investigators are working closely with the DA to gather more evidence against him. Murder charges, however, will be tough to come by. "Normally we're looking at the third trimester before a murder charge could really apply," ABC News legal analyst Dana Cole told KABC. "If the fetus could not have survived, it will never be a murder case. It could be an assault case, but it will never be murder."
October 28, 2009
In the wake of the Josh Woodward arrest, rumors have been swirling that Woodward, still not yet released from jail but expected to be later today if he's not formally charged who was released from jail Tuesday, has tapped famed criminal defense attorney Roy Black as his counsel. Black is best known for the acquittals of William Kennedy Smith on rape charges and of Rush Limbaugh on charges of doctor shopping. He's also done some work for dethroned Miami club kingpin Chris Paciello and Girls Gone Wild founder Joe Francis. We asked Black if he has, indeed, been contacted by Woodward, to which he replied, "We don't comment on matters like this." We'll know soon enough, we suppose.
While no new information has come out since yesterday, the following is the official press release issued by the LAPD on Sunday regarding the arrest of 8 Oz. Burger Bar owner Josh Woodward:
Area Businessman Arrested in Connection with Death
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Los Angeles: On October 25, 2009, Wilshire Area Homicide Detectives arrested 37-year-old Joshua Woodward in connection with the death of an unborn baby.
On October 19, 2009, the Los Angeles Police Department completed an Injury Report to capture the suspicious circumstances of a miscarriage. The miscarriage occurred in approximately the thirteenth week of gestation. Joshua Woodward is believed to have been the biological father of the baby.
Wilshire Area Homicide investigators established probable cause to arrest Woodward in connection with the death of the unborn baby. At about 3:15 a.m. this morning, Woodward was arrested in the 3600 Block of West 3rd Street without incident. Woodward was booked at the Wilshire Jail for Penal Code Section 187 – Murder, where he is currently held in lieu of $2 million bail.
Detectives are continuing to analyze evidence and will present the case to the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office on Tuesday October 27, 2009. No further statements are expected prior to a review by prosecutors.
Woodward is believed to have ties to Miami and Chicago. Anyone with information regarding this case is asked to call Wilshire Area Homicide Detectives at 213-473-0446. After hours or on weekends, calls may be directed to a 24-hour, toll-free number at 1-877-LAPD-24-7 (527-3247). Callers may also text "CRIMES" with a cell phone or log on to www.lapdonline.org and click on "Web Tips." When using a cell phone, all messages should begin with "LAPD." Tipsters may remain anonymous.
October 27, 2009
Josh Woodward, owner of South Beach's 8 Oz. Burger Bar, was arrested Sunday in Los Angeles and is being held on at the Wilshire Division jail in lieu of a $2 million bail on suspicion of murder for the death of an unborn child believed to be his. Police say the arrest happened after an investigation on Monday revealed "suspicious circumstances of a miscarriage" that was reported on October 19. The fetus was estimated to be in its 13th week. While police released no information on the mother, the only girlfriend most people associated Woodward with was Miami writer Suzy Buckley, whose most recent activity on Facebook says "Suzy is no longer listed 'in a relationship.'" We contacted Buckley, who clarified that she is not the mother-in-question and has no idea who the woman is. "Understandably, I have ended the relationship," she says. Because police didn't present their case to prosecutors Tuesday as planned, prosecutors didn't file charges against Woodward, who was expected to be freed from jail if not formally charged within 48 hours. According to the LA Times, "Woodward was suspected of placing an unspecified powder in the vaginal area of his girlfriend." LA police called the case "unusual" and said the investigation was continuing. Tragic.
October 21, 2009
Just when you thought Chris Brown's Fan Appreciation Tour was, well, tacky, we received word that Rihanna's former abuser is headlining the 13th Annual Best Buddies Miami Gala on Watson Island on November 20. The gala, hosted by BB founder Anthony Kennedy Shriver, is also said to feature a motley slew of celebs, from Verne "Mini Me" Troyer and Maureen "Marcia Brady" McCormick, to Lisa "Lips" Rinna and Olympic gold medalist Carl Lewis. Which is totally cool, but Chris Brown? Well, duh. Ike Turner wasn't available because he's, uh, dead. But at a benefit that will for the first time invite Best Buddies Miami participants who have pledged their support for the "Spread the Word to End the Word" campaign to attend the gala's special (and boy is it special) musical performance? The word in question, by the way, being "retard(ed)." Which is a word, among others, that many used to describe Brown after he smacked down Rihanna. Would you like fries with your irony? But everyone deserves a second chance, we suppose, so let's just consider this a stop on Brown's Redemption Tour and tell everyone to support the cause despite the dubious choice of celebrity.
October 06, 2009
Finally! Miami ranks high in a poll and it has nothing to do with joblessness, foreclosures, bad drivers, or general doomsday. According to Travel + Leisure’s 2009 America’s Favorite Cities survey, America’s most attractive people are in Miami, Cleveland is the best place for an affordable getaway, Minneapolis/St. Paul ranks No. 1 for intelligent people, and Houston is home to the best airports. Miami also was ranked No. 2 for being stylish and No. 5 for being diverse--New York was number one for those two categories. For those literal naysayers who insist Miami folk are shallow, superficial and soulless, get over it (though the poll did show a decline in Miami's friendliness and intelligence, which they listed as our worst feature). They mean most attractive on the outside.