PHOTOS – Italian TV Lovely Melissa Castagnoli Orders Cheeseburger in Paradise!

Melissa Castagnoli in a black thong bikini at the beach in Miami

MIAMI BEACH – Melissa Castagnoli is an eye-grabber in Miami Beach! This Italian TV presenter wore as little as she legally could and looked amazing in her tiny little black bikini the other day, even when she ordered junk food. She and her more modestly dressed mother were spotted yesterday ordering cheeseburgers from a food truck on the beach. Do you think they asked if she wanted some fries with that healthy shake? The … [Read more...]

BUSINESS — Ex-Journo Launches Crisis Management Outfit in West Palm Beach

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WEST PALM BEACH – If you’re in deep doo-doo -- say, gossip websites are hounding you mercilessly -- Brad Goldstein's there dig you out. As the quarter million faithful Gossip Extra readers know, we like to showcase former reporters who turn their back on corporations and strike out on their own. And Goldstein's one of us. A respected former Tampa Bay Times reporter whose articles on gaming corruption gave Seminole Tribe leaders a … [Read more...]

VIDEO — Car Racing Returns to Downtown Miami . . . And Spanish Rocker Nacho Cano Salutes Occasion With Futuristic Anthem!

MIAMI -- So, it's not the screaming monsters from the 1990s, but honest-to-goodness Formula One cars are scheduled to race in downtown Miami on March 14 for the first time since 1993. The twist, this time around, is that the cars are powered by electricity! Still, the racing will be done at peak speeds of nearly 200 mph on a track that circles around AmericanAirlines Arena. The race, dubbed Miami ePrix, even got itself a sexy anthem, … [Read more...]

PHOTOS — Buckets of Booze and a Bikini for Nicole Murphy in Miami Beach

Bikini clad Nicole Murphy hangs out with David McIntosh on the beach in Miami, Florida.

MIAMI BEACH – Booze does a body good? Nicole Murphy, actor Eddie Murphy’s ex-wife, defied conventional wisdom and showed off a firm 47-year-old body this weekend in Miami Beach while downing “Buckets o’ Booze.” The fetching mother of five was hanging out with the very buff Brit fitness model David McIntosh after the pair shot an underwear ad. Murphy was engaged to the former New York Giants defensive end and Live! With Kelly and … [Read more...]

PHOTOS — Big Brothers Big Sisters, Big Event!

MIAMI -- Big Brothers Big Sisters of Miami's yearly black tie lured more than 1,000 supporters to the grand ballroom of the JW Marriott Marquis Saturday night in downtown Miami. The event traditionally raises more than $500,000 in one night for the mentoring non-profit. This year's theme: Brazilian carnival! Who was there, besides WSVN-Channel 7 anchorwoman Belkys Nerey? Check out Mike Jachles' photo gallery to find out: … [Read more...]

PHOTOS — Ocean Drive Founder Jerry Powers Feted on Palm Beach’s Worth Avenue For His Art

PALM BEACH -- Consummate Miami Beacher Jerry Powers, who's best know for founding the slick Ocean Drive magazine in the 1980s, lured a heavy society crowd into Arcature Fine Art gallery last night in Palm Beach with an array of his paintings. Powers, 67, was once a lowly assistant to Andy Warhol and, briefly, Salvador Dali. Now, he does what he calls "neo-pop expressionalism," and he caused a buzz recently with reproductions of mug … [Read more...]

BREAKING NEWS — Police Chief Nabbed in Hooker Hookup!

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DANIA BEACH -- Miami Gardens Police Chief Stephen Johnson was arrested in a prostitution sting operation run by the Broward Sheriff's Office tonight in Dania Beach, according to arrest records. Johnson, 53, was still held at the Broward County lockup late tonight on $300 bond. He was charged with misdemeanor solicitation of a prostitute. City of Miami Gardens officials immediately fired Johnson, who was named chief in May … [Read more...]

FLASHBACK FRIDAY VIDEO: Palm Beach Perv Jeffrey Epstein Squirms When Asked About Egg-Shaped Member

Jeffrey Epstein, on a Manhattan street in 2011 (Splash News photo)

PALM BEACH – It’s Friday kids, and with quittin’ time is only a few hours away here’s a blast from the past that you may not have caught the first time around: Palm Beach Billionaire Jeffrey Epstein being grilled about the shape of his penis during a taped deposition. -- Read Part 1 and Part 2 of Gossip Extra's series The Origins of The Jeffrey Epstein Scandal Epstein was under investigation for his involvement with underage prostitutes, … [Read more...]

PHOTOS – Spring Break Preview: Miami Beach Bikini Babes!

Chantel Jeffries enjoys a day at the beach in Miami

MIAMI BEACH – Spring break is coming and these bikini babes are reminding us why we left northern climes for sunny Florida! So instead of shoveling snow, Gossip Extra invites you to sit back and enjoy these lovely ladies: In case you don’t know her, we’d like to introduce the lovely Priscilla Salerno. She’s an Italian DJ who stripped off her top and jumped in the ocean after working up a sweat running on Miami Beach with her … [Read more...]

Fall Out Boy, Hozier, Paramore, Boston, Sammy Hagar, Pixies, Lenny Kravitz to Highlight SunFest!

SunFest fans

WEST PALM BEACH -- SunFest announced its 2015 lineup this morning, and superband Fall Out Boy is going to be the main attraction of the waterfront festival that kicks off April 29. In addition to the singers of Centuries and Uma Thurman, the 33rd annual SunFest is also bringing to downtown new rock sensation Hozier (Take me to Church), The Pixies, Lenny Kravitz, Paramore, Wilco, Kaskade and AWOLNATION. And the older fans won't be unhappy … [Read more...]

Golfer Jack Nicklaus Becomes an Ice Cream Man!

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NORTH PALM BEACH – At 75, Energizer bunny Jack Nicklaus is branching out. Next step, ice cream man! The legendary 18-time major golf tournament champion and North Palm Beach resident has teamed up with Schwan’s Food Company to create a seven-flavor line of premium ice creams, all his faves. The flavors: Coffee and Donuts, Strawberry Lemonade, Salted Caramel Toffee, Warm Spiced Butter Pecan, Chocolate Peanut Butter Swirl and Triple … [Read more...]

PHOTOS – VANILLA ICE Isn’t All Bad: He’s Building Pool for Paralyzed Boy A WEEK AFTER ARREST!

Vanilla Ice tries to put arrest behind him with charity project for disabled boy

PALM BAY – Vanilla Ice, aka Rob Van Winkle, is a dynamic guy: The 1990s rapper turned home renovation show host didn't allow last week's burglary arrest to stop him from doing charity work! He and his popular DIY Network show The Vanilla Ice Project are already busy rehabbing his image. This week, he’s building a therapeutic pool for a paralyzed little boy in Palm Bay! The pool is for Owen Johnson, a 6-year-old paralyzed from the neck … [Read more...]

VIDEO – Overnight Efforts Save 19 Manatees Stuck in a Drainpipe!

Manatees rescued in Satellite Beach (Voice of America photo)

SATELLITE BEACH – Nineteen manatees seeking warmer waters were rescued from the Satellite Beach storm drain system and released back into the wild. Rescue workers and animal welfare workers labored through the night to get the sea cows out of the drains. A few of the creatures sustained superficial injuries from being in the concrete drains, but nothing too serious. The warm-water loving manatees are considered an endangered species by … [Read more...]