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: www.z100.com/pages/contest/zlist/#/bracket. 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 Billboard.com.
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 www.citiprivatepass.com Tickets for the rest of us go on sale May 9 at aeglive.com
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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.