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The Fighter

When I hopped off the plane at LGA, I knew that I was in for something special. As the freezing air ate away the warmth in my finger tips  and my bones suddenly felt more fragile than ever, I felt hope for the first time in a while.

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Cotton’s 24-Hour Runway Show

In celebration of the Miami Beach’s centennial, Cotton Inc. presented the  “24 Hour Runway Show” Nov. 7-8 on South Beach to break the Guinness World Record for “Longest Fashion Show.” The event was open to the public and featured Giuliana and Bill Rancic from “E! News” as hosts.

Additional hosts included Jason Kennedy from “E! News” and Michael Yo from “The Insider, ” with special performances by Jason Derulo, Trey Smith, Fantine, DJ Irie and Olivia Palermo.

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The Mockingjay Lives (and slays us in the process)

Come November 21, my behind will be in that cold, dark theater at midnight biting my nails and conducting a prayer circle for everyone I love in that movie. I just saw the new trailer for “The Hunger Games: The Mockingjay Part 1” and it is EV-ERY-THIING!

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Guardians of the Galaxy

After stealing a mysterious orb, space adventurer Peter Quill finds himself on the run from galaxy terrorist Ronan the Accuser.

My thoughts on this epic space adventure.

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One Night in Hipster Heaven

Deep in the heart of Miami, snuggled between graffiti art and warehouses, is Soho Film Studio. From the outside, it looks like a massive firehouse. Last Thursday night, however, it was the setting for the Absolut X party. Fancy hipsters on bicycles and scooters formed a line that curved all the way around the red building. I felt like I was in an episode of “Portlandia.”

The theme of the event was “Masquerade Ball,” which looked like an artsy, industrial rave deep in the land of Narnia. There were strobe lights, strange costumes, blaring music, photo ops, and an open bar. This was a recipe for an amazing night or the remnants of a discarded Ke$ha song.

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Russell brings his Brand of comedy to South Florida

Russell Brand stole the show in the film “Forgetting Sarah Marshall” and subsequently starred in his own spinoff, “Get Him to the Greek.” He was a video journalist for MTV in 2000, performed for Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II and His Royal Highness Prince Philip in 2007, and recorded a stand-up special on Comedy Central in 2009.

He was recently kicked out of the GQ Awards for pointing out that Hugo Boss designed the Nazi uniforms during his acceptance speech for the Oracle award. This was after London Mayor Boris Johnson joked about the use of chemical weapons in Syria.

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