Ride Along Miami Red Carpet Premiere: Kevin Hart Talks Riding with Conan, Ice Cube Treats Us Like "Da Police"

Kevin Hart successfully locates his sunglasses at last night's Ride Along premiere.
The stars were out in Miami Tuesday night for the red carpet premiere of Ride Along, a new buddy cop movie starring Ice Cube, Kevin Hart and John Leguizamo that opens next weekend. Specifically, the stars were out on the second floor of the Regal South Beach cinema, over by the bathrooms and the snack bar thingy at the end. Not the big concessions stand but the small one. Keep walking. Yeah, up there on your left.

Hey, is that 2012 Miami New Times Best TV Host winner Roxanne Vargas? It sure is! Who's that crazy lady in the poodle curls and fur vest? It can only be magical insane person and entertainment periodista, Maria Salas. This must be a big premiere!

Check out our interviews below, including John Leguizamo shit-talking Night Court's John Larroquette and reminiscing about Miami back when he guest-starred on Miami Vice. The biggest comedian in the world right now, Kevin Hart, also chatted with Cultist about fatherhood and when he's going to record an embarrassing sad ballad like Eddie Murphy and Dane Cook before him. Then read on to find out if Ice Cube makes time for our carefully considered questions or if he treats us like "da police." (Spoiler: It's the latter.)

As Cultist waited in the press line, we chatted with NBC6's Roxanne Vargas, whose life has changed dramatically since being singled out by us as Best TV Host in 2012. In 2013, her new Six in the Mix show became a success and she gave birth to a human baby, all thanks to the New Times stamp of approval and having rubbed the Best Of issue over her previously vacant womb.

But 2012 was so 2013. It's 2014 and here comes John Leguizamo! John! John! How has Miami changed since your Miami Vice days?

"Oh wow, that was a long time ago," Leguizamo told us. "It was 1986. I was 19 years old back in the day. It's totally different, man. It was desolate here. I mean, it was fun because it was empty and you could go anywhere up and down Collins and you didn't have to wait. There weren't as many hotties as there are now, man. I mean girls wearing like just like a belt, I think, right? It's amazing. The eye candy is unbelievable."

When he visits Miami, he still visits some of his old haunts from those days.

"Puerto Sagua that's my favorite, for like a Cuban joint to eat. And David's. Those are my go-to places to get my Cuban fix and, you know, some ropa vieja, some plantanos maduros."

Location Info


Regal South Beach Stadium 18

1120 Lincoln Road, Miami Beach, FL

Category: Film

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