Louis Aguirre’s first week at The Insider went off without a hitch. There to witness the former Deco Drive host in action: CBS4’s Lisa Petrillo. The entertainment reporter jetted in to Los Angeles for a quick two days to visit with her old pal and former WPLG/Channel 10 coworker, who sported a spikier haircut.
Aguirre seems happy in his new digs, though he told Petrillo he thought he would probably retire in Miami, which he called the most “dynamic, incredible city” and “Hollywood of the east.”
One downside so far: the cuisine.
“They say they have their Cuban restaurants [in L.A.] but it’s not the real deal,” Aguirre lamented. “How about I bring my mother over here to make me some maduros and boliche?”
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CAN YOU FEEL IT?
Phil Collins visits Miami every chance he gets as his two sons with ex-wife Orianne Collins Mejjati live here.
The Switzerland-based superstar musician will bring his annual Little Dreams Foundation fundraiser to the Fillmore Miami Beach on Dec. 6. The gala, raising money for young, underprivileged athletes, will also include a concert — the former Genesis frontman’s first this year, and Collins’ first show in close to four years.
Tickets go on sale 10 a.m. Friday through Ticketmaster.
Up for a drive north? If so, you’ll be able to catch Bon Jovi drummer Tico Torres in the flesh at the 2014 Florida Documentary Film Festival Friday and Saturday nights at the Willow Theatre at Sugar Sand Park in Boca Raton.
Organizers say more than 30 films will be screened, but the main celebrity event is Saturday night when Torres receives the 2014 “El Rey” Tito Puente Contribution to the Arts Award. The cocktail reception takes place at the Mizner Park Cultural Arts Center and will include a performance from American Idol semi-finalist Tiffany Miranda and bandleader Tito Puente Jr. Who knows? Maybe Torres will join the mambo great’s son on stage.