Miami rapper Pitbull’s
upcoming visit to Kodiak, Alaska, will be one of the biggest things in the history of the Aleut city of 6,000!
So says Conventions and Visitors Bureau boss Janet Buckingham
“It’s going to be gigantic,” Buckingham said. “We had [folk singer] Suzanne Vega
in concert once. She did it in the high school gym, which has 600 seats.
“And [ CSI: NY
actor] Gary Sinise
and his band played at the Coast Guard station. But we never had anyone here of the fame of Pitbull!”
The rapper of Give Me Everything
, a k a Armando Perez, agreed last month to visit whichever Walmart got the most “likes” on the company’s Facebook page.
So Boston reporter David Thorpe
set out to send Pitbull to the smallest and farthest-flung Walmart, Kodiak’s.
Thorpe started an “exile Pitbull” campaign, and 70,000 “likes” did the trick.
“It’s got to be the smallest Walmart in the chain,” Buckingham said. “We’re hoping he’ll agree to perform.”
Kodiak, where the weather is similar to Seattle’s 60-degrees-and-misty routine, is mainly known for its fishing and population of unique giant brown bears.
That’s fine and dandy, but Pitbull may have to leave his rapper’s lifestyle in Miami.
Cristal champagne? “He’d better bring his own,” Buckingham said.
Fancy restaurants? “Not here. One of the best places in town is Maria’s food truck.”
Let’s see: Four-star hotel? “Our Best Western is very clean.”Sideline troubles
Miami Dolphins legend Jason Taylor
stiffed a garage organizer who installed $11,619 worth of equipment to keep the sprawling garage in his Weston house neat and clean, according to a lawsuit filed in Broward County.
According to the invoice included in a lawsuit from Housewall LLC, a Sunrise company, the work was done in April 2009 at Taylor’s 10,000-square-foot Paddock Road mansion.
Taylor wasn’t required to put down a deposit and has yet to settle the entire bill. His wife Katina
is also named in the court papers.
"I don’t know why he isn’t paying," said Weston lawyer Scott Behren
, who reps Housewall. "We’ll find out when he answers the suit."
The filing comes in the wake of an earlier $1 million lawsuit filed by a financial advisor against Taylor, 37, a veteran of 15 seasons in the league.
Taylor couldn’t be reached, and no lawyer representing him is named in court records.Salacious subpoena
Process servers who strangely looked like strippers bypassed heavy security and penetrated the bowels of The Playhouse South club earlier this month to serve Octomom Nadya Suleman
with a lawsuit!
Playhouse South owner Greg Louis
said staffers found a woman in his office who was trying to have Suleman come out of her locked dressing room the night she performed as a stripper.
“[The process server] looked like someone who could work for us, which probably explains how she got in,” Louis said
The lawsuit, filed by the owner of West Palm Beach strip bar T’s Lounge, alleges Suleman signed a contract to perform at his bar the same night.