Florida Celebrities: What They Did for Christmas (Feat. Vanilla Ice, Donald Trump, Serena Williams and More)

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Why, it was just a couple of years ago that we had to wait for the paparazzi's film to get developed, for magazines to be shipped off to the printer, and then wait for the mailman to bring our People magazine to find out that stars -- they're just like us on Christmas! Nowadays, this knowledge is instant. Thanks, Twitter and Instagram!

Here's what a few of our favorite South Florida characters were up to this holiday:

Donald Trump compared himself to Pope Francis:

Vanilla Ice went to Kissimmee:

After making an appearance at Jingle Ball in Miami, Boca Raton-bred teenager and Nickelodeon star Ariana Grande showed her 12 million Twitter followers how cute her grandpa is:


Dennis Rodman returned Monday from his third trip to North Korea, but on Christmas Eve, Paddy Power, the Irish betting company that sponsored his last two trips there announced that it would no longer send him. The decision was a result of Jim Jong Un's having ordered the execution of his own uncle. In a statement, the company said, "It was really a reaction to the worldwide focus and total condemnation of the North Korean regime over recent events. We don't want to be associated with that.''

Evelyn Lozada, Miami-based reality TV star ad ex-wife of Chad (Ochocinco) Johnson, got engaged to Carl Crawford from the L.A. Dodgers. She is pregnant with the couple's child.

Chad Johnson was reportedly cruising through Liberty City:

Southwest Ranches resident Dwayne "the Rock" Johnson cleaned up after Santa. Awww!

Filmmaker and part-time Miami resident Brett Ratner went skiing with polo players:

And Serena Williams doesn't celebrate Christmas, so she drove around looking for a restaurant that was open and also saw Long Walk to Freedom. Oh yah, and she won the AP's Athlete of the Year award -- for the third time! Congrats, Serena!

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On how Trump inherited much of his fortune from his father: “For all of his self-started bulls—, he’s basically Jaden Smith with a comb over.”

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“the Bible specifically forbids Christmas trees. Jeremiah 10:2-4, "Thus saith the Lord, learn not the way of the heathen; and be not dismayed at the signs of heaven. For the heathen are dismayed at them. For the customs of the people are vain. For one cutteth a tree out of the forest. The work of the hands of the workman with the axe. They deck it with silver and with gold. They fasten it with nails and with hammers that it move not." So why do we do it?

The Nativity Scene For now, let's just ignore the Second Commandment, the one that says in part "You shall not make for yourself any carved image, nor any likenss of anything that is in heaven above, or that is in the earth below, or that is in the water under the earth." Gospel has pretty much ruled it is okay to have pictures and statues, even of Christ himself, so long as you don't worship the actual statue.”

Christmas is a Pagan holiday invented by the Romans to have orgies and over indulge in luxuries. It's just jaded cynicism and truth along with a German and Celtic Yule side that no one else in the mainstream dares to go to.

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