Q&A: Gabrielle Anwar on Her New Documentary and Aging in Hollywood

October 29, 2014 | by Tricia Carr

Gabrielle Anwar talks about her beau Shareef Malnik's Make-A-Wish Ball, her documentary-in-the-making, and why she won't "cling to my youth."

Gabrielle Anwar.Gabrielle Anwar.

Fans of USA Network's Burn Notice know Gabrielle Anwar as ex-IRA weapons expert Fiona Glenanne. But here, we know the actress as proud Miami resident, mother of three, green goddess, and, for the past three years, celebrity auctioneer of the InterContinental Miami Make-A-Wish Ball, which is put on by her partner, The Forge owner and Ball Chairman Shareef Malnik, with the help of InterContinental Miami General Manager Robert Hill and Make-A-Wish Southern Florida President/CEO Norman Wedderburn. This Saturday, November 1, the gala celebrates its 20th anniversary with a Wizard of Oz theme, a special performance by Diana Ross, a guest list that's 900 strong—and we can't forget the annual after-party at the InterContinental Miami Make-A-Wish Nightclub.

We caught up with Anwar before the Ball to talk about her fourth gig as auction emcee, life in Miami, and why she's going behind the camera for her first documentary.  >>Read More


Q&A: Flo Rida on His Barware Collection and the Women in His Life

October 23, 2014 | by Tricia Carr

Carol City, FL native Flo Rida talks to us about his new barware collection, growing up with seven sisters, and his next album, The Perfect 10.

Rapper Flo Rida.Flo Rida.

Listen to any of his songs and it sounds like rapper Flo Rida is the life of the party—and in reality, that's exactly what he is, so much so that he's not only providing the party anthems, but now, the barware. The 35-year-old star, who pumps out club-worthy singles on the regular, is the face of a new home line from Pop Culture Living called Life of the Party, a collection of Champagne flutes, goblets, martini glasses, rocks glasses, and anything else you'd need to throw a party at home. We talked to Flo Rida about what inspired the collection and found out what else he's been up to. >>Read More


Q&A: Nick Carter on Touring with Jordan Knight & Being on Reality TV

October 21, 2014 | by Cynthia Correa

Why is the ex-Backstreet Boy reintroducing himself via reality TV? 

Singer Nick Carter.

As the Nick and Knight tour gets ready to hit Fort Lauderdale on October 22, we talked with singer Nick Carter about what inspired his collaboration with Jordan Knight, his love of house music, and the future of the Backstreet Boys.

Tell us about your new reality show, I Heart Nick Carteron VH1. 
NICK CARTER: Well, it came about because [my wife], Lauren, and myself were talking and saying, “You know, maybe it would be cool to do a reality show.” I feel like we have a really interesting life—it’s unique. I’m always on the road and it’s really difficult to be in a relationship. I had a bad experience last time I did reality [TV and] I might have lost a lot of fans. The person I am now, I am happy. I’ve overcome a lot of adversity. This time around, there’s a definite change and I’ve grown and I feel like it’s a great opportunity for me to reintroduce myself to people. >>Read More