Miami native Jamie Colby can come home again — and get to hang with reptiles in the process.
On Tuesday night’s episode of her Fox Business Network show Strange Inheritance, Colby visited family owned Gatorama in Palmdale in Glades County.
Takeaway lesson: Co-owner Patty Register’s father, David Thielen, had a simple business model on how to run a successful roadside shop: rain or shine, stay open.
“Back then, before Internet and cell phones, people usually didn’t call before they visited,” Patty told the Miami Herald. “My dad believed that you had to be open every single day because somebody was going to be disappointed.”
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Colby, a UM grad, got to mix business with pleasure on her trip to the Sunshine State. Mom still lives in North Miami.
The show, which debuted Jan. 26, keeps her busy, taking her through 25 states over eight months. It also keeps her interest piqued.
“We saw parts of America that are rarely seen on television, and that’s extraordinary,” said Colby, a former entertainment lawyer whose clients included Joan Rivers and Johnny Carson. “Every kitchen, living room and attic that I showed up at, the people popped off the screen.”
The Gatorama episode will re-air 9:30 p.m. Wednesday.
Pembroke Pines’ Bella Thorne is setting the record straight about her love life. The 17-year-old recently sparked romance rumors after she was spotted getting close to Ryan Nassif, the nephew of former Real Housewives of Beverly Hills star Paul Nassif, and Pamela Anderson’s son Brandon Lee. So what gives?
Thorne told E! News at Sunday’s 2015 MTV Movie Awards in L.A. that she was feeling her way after getting out of “a super, super long relationship” with student Tristan Klier.
But don’t expect this stage to last for long.
“I don’t really like dating a bunch of people,” the teen star told the outlet. “I like to just be with one person if that’s OK and just stick to them.”
Plus, the maintenance is tough.
“The single life, it is harsh. I have to shave my legs all the time, and I don’t want to do that,” Thorne joked.
PHONING IT IN
Fans of reggaeton duo Gente de Zona (Neighborhood People) will want to take some time out on Thursday to come and see the guys. Alexander Delgado and Randy Malcom, along with their producer Frank Palacios, are set to visit the Boost Mobile Store, 1905 West 35th St., Suite 100, in Hialeah, from noon to 2 p.m. to celebrate a new initiative. GDZ has partnered with Boost to donate $10,000 to Miami-based Roots of Hope, a nonprofit working to empower Cuban youths through personal exchange, technology and entrepreneurship.
The singers will sign autographs — and, considering the appearance is at a cellphone store —likely pose for selfies.