La vida local

Don’t go changing: Ariana Grande gets sexy makeover

Mark Davis / Getty Images

Please don’t go all Miley on us, Ariana Grande. Because it sure is looking that way from the Boca Raton-er’s performance at the Radio Disney Music Awards Saturday night. Grande, 20, eschewed her usual sweet-and-sensible-girl outfit for a black leather bodice and practically painted-on leggings. Perhaps the most disturbing nod to Cyrus was a set of animal ears, not sure which one. At least Grande, who debuted her latest single, Problem, didn’t dance with giant teddy bears or stick out her tongue. She did stick out something: her middle finger in an Instagram selfie after the show, posing with her (and Justin Bieber’s) manager Scooter Braun. We get it, Ariana: You’re growing up.

Vote for me

Jake Miller is still a contender. The Weston rapper is in line to be No. 1 on Z 100 FM’s so-called Z List, counting down today’s best new artists. The radio station asked listeners to vote for 16 up-and-coming performers. As of Wednesday afternoon, Jake was left on the leaderboard, with three other groups to beat, L.A band R5, Aussies 5SOS and Bostonians Timeflies. The contest ends noon Monday; show your love for a local here: The Like Me singer, 21, sure appreciates his fans, aka Millertary, tweeting Tuesday: “Love you guys and thanks for always believing in me...S---s about to get cray cray.”

I like it!

The hashtag to know: #EnriquePitbullTour.

Superstars Enrique Iglesias and Pitbull are headed out there again on the road in style. And why not? Their last outing, on Iglesias’ Euphoria Tour in 2011, grossed $30.8 million, according to

The pals (and recent I’m A Freak collaborators) kick off a 15-city tour in September ending up — naturalmente — back home in South Florida Oct. 25 at Hard Rock Live. Iglesias told the Miami Herald during his summer 2012 tour with Jennifer Lopez that he likes to wrap things up in Miami so he can go home and shower and sleep in his own bed. The heartthrob, who resides with longtime partner Anna Kournikova in the Bay Point area, said in a statement that he welcomes the chance to perform with Pitbull, someone he admires. “We really want to give everybody a show that they will remember for the rest of their lives.”

The feeling’s mutual. “Going on tour again with Enrique is exciting,” added Mr. 305. “He’s a talented music star, and also a close friend who I respect and have learned a lot from.”

Citi cardholders will have access to presale tickets beginning 10 a.m. Tuesday through Citi's Private Pass Program. For details visit Tickets for the rest of us go on sale May 9 at

The nose knows

If you need some style tips, suave, sophisticated perfumer Carlos Huber is in the ’hood. From 2-4 p.m. Saturday, the Mexico City native will appear at Babalu in Miami Beach to promote his latest, unisex scent, Arquiste’s Architects Club. Huber is kind of a big deal. A former architect for Ralph Lauren, he specializes in historic preservation, and the fragrances he curates are meant to transport the user to “evocative moments in history.” Further incentive: Complimentary cocktails inspired by AC’s citrusy, vanilla notes will be served. To RSVP e-mail

Seen and heard

Spotted at the Bruce Springsteen concert Tuesday night at the BB&T Center in Sunrise: Pat Riley and Michael Douglas, who a spy says was wearing his wedding ring. The two men were on the floor for part of the (as always) exuberant three-hour show and Riley graciously posed for pics with fans.

Madeleine Marr

Read more People stories from the Miami Herald

  • Celebrity birthdays on July 23

    Actress Gloria DeHaven is 89. Radio personality Don Imus is 74. Actor Larry Manetti (“Magnum, P.I.”) is 67. Actor Woody Harrelson is 53. Guitarist Martin Gore of Depeche Mode is 53. Actor Eriq Lasalle (“ER”) is 52. Guitarist Slash is 49. Model Stephanie Seymour is 46. Comedian Marlon Wayans is 42. Singer Michelle Williams (Destiny’s Child) is 34. Actor Paul Wesley (“The Vampire Diaries”) is 32. Actor Daniel Radcliffe is 25.

  • The music scene

    Weird Al still making fun of hit songs

    Attention, pop stars: If “Weird Al” Yankovic shows up at your concert or has tracked down your personal email address, you’re likely his next parody conquest.

  • In the spotlight

    Charlie Hunnam: no regrets about ‘Fifty Shades of Grey’

    The Fifty Shades of Grey movie is slated for Valentine’s Day 2015, and the original Christian Grey, Charlie Hunnam, says he can’t wait for the finished product.

Miami Herald

Join the

The Miami Herald is pleased to provide this opportunity to share information, experiences and observations about what's in the news. Some of the comments may be reprinted elsewhere on the site or in the newspaper. We encourage lively, open debate on the issues of the day, and ask that you refrain from profanity, hate speech, personal comments and remarks that are off point. Thank you for taking the time to offer your thoughts.

The Miami Herald uses Facebook's commenting system. You need to log in with a Facebook account in order to comment. If you have questions about commenting with your Facebook account, click here.

Have a news tip? You can send it anonymously. Click here to send us your tip - or - consider joining the Public Insight Network and become a source for The Miami Herald and el Nuevo Herald.

Hide Comments

This affects comments on all stories.

Cancel OK

  • Marketplace

Today's Circulars

  • Quick Job Search

Enter Keyword(s) Enter City Select a State Select a Category