EXCLUSIVE — Records: Did West Palm Beach Mayor Jeri Muoio Really Apply For Unemployment WHILE LIVING IN $1.35 MILLION-HOUSE?

Jeri Muoio

WEST PALM BEACH -- West Palm Beach Mayor Jeri Muoio, who's up for re-election, appears to have applied for unemployment about the time she was first hired at Florida Atlantic University -- despite the fact that she and husband Chuck Muoio had just bought a $1.35 million-mansion at the fancy Ibis Golf & Country Club. It's yet another Gossip Extra exclusive: According to documents gleaned from Democrat Muoio's employment file at FAU, where … [Read more...]

EATING CROW — Palm Beach Billionaire Jeff Greene: The Rich Need to Pay More Taxes!

Billionaire Jeff Greene eats humble pie after telling the middle class to lower their expectations

PALM BEACH – Last week, while uber-rich Palm Beach billionaire Jeff Greene was flying on a private jet, he said the middle class needs to lower their spending and their expectations. Since then, he’s taken hits from every corner. And now, the man who owns America’s most expensive single-family house is eating a big plate of well-deserved humble pie! How does it taste, Jeff? Today, the former U.S. Senate candidate told CNBC that he … [Read more...]

BREAKING NEWS — Fugitive Treasure Hunter Due Back in West Palm Beach Court Today!

WEST PALM BEACH -- Bad boy treasure hunter Tommy Thompson and his GF, who were on the run from federal marshals for two years, are due back in federal court today in West Palm Beach. The initial appearance for Thompson, 62, and galpal Alison Antekeier, 45, was cut short yesterday after Thompson, who appeared before the magistrate in shackles, seemed too weak to discuss his case. He had difficulties answering the magistrate's questions about … [Read more...]

PHOTOS — Kelly Bensimon Surfs Boca Raton!

BOCA RATON -- Reality TV star Kelly Bensimon was spotted all over the Boca Raton Resort & Club over the past few days, but she and daughter Thadeus really spent quality time at the resort's brand spanking new $1 million-FlowRider surf training machine. And judging the photos, they're probably still there! The former The Real Housewives of New York City star is about to turn 47, and word is she's looking for a little pied-a-terre … [Read more...]

PALM BEACH PERV Jeffrey Epstein’s Black Book: Alec Baldwin, Michael Bloomberg, ex-Israel Prime Minister Ehud Barak . . .

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

PALM BEACH – The little black book of Jeffrey Epstein, the Palm Beach millionaire convicted in a sex scandal, is filled with the names of heads of state, celebrities, British royals and scores of underage girls! And its publication is the latest installment in the sex-slave saga surrounding the Wall Street investor who spent 18 months in a Palm Beach County lockup for soliciting underage girls from poor suburban neighborhoods to have sex with … [Read more...]

UPDATE — West Palm Beach: Safety Issues at Sewage Plant “Unrelated” to Worker’s Death!

Herminio Padilla Jr., who died at the West Palm Beach sewage treatment plant (Gossip Extra collage)

WEST PALM BEACH -- West Palm Beach officials finally issued a statement about a story published exclusively by Gossip Extra this morning that revealed the existence of an engineering report highlighting dozens of safety hazards at the city's sewage plant. The relatively un-noticed report was handed to city officials Nov. 20, according to records, two months before city employee Herminio Padilla Jr. was killed when he fell into a tank through a … [Read more...]

PHOTOS — Lilly Pulitzer Day at International Polo Club Palm Beach

Larissa Scanlon (left), Ashley Foster and Moran Robbins enjoy the company of Veuve Clicquot  (Mike Jachles photo)

WELLINGTON -- The VIP pavilion at Wellington's International Polo Club Palm Beach took the pastel-colored tropical feel of dearly departed Palm Beach fashion maker Lilly Pulitzer yesterday, nearly two years after society's clothier passed on. With a hint of police action, courtesy of CSI: Miami star Omar Miller! We also ran into Emerson Lotzia, who usually reports on football and hoops for WPTV-Channel 5 and ESPN 106.3.  He was with … [Read more...]

EXCLUSIVE — West Palm Beach Told Urgent Safety Repairs Needed at Sewage Plant TWO MONTHS Before Worker’s Death!

Herminio Padilla Jr., who died at the West Palm Beach sewage treatment plant (Gossip Extra collage)

WEST PALM BEACH -- A 107-page report outlining safety hazards, corrosion, cracked walls, broken equipment and a stinging stench that weakens concrete at West Palm Beach's wastewater treatment plant was handed to the city's administration by consultants Nov. 20. Yet, few if any of the dozens of recommendations in the report, some of them urgent, were implemented -- and, on Jan. 17, a long-time city worker died at the plant! Herminio Padilla, … [Read more...]

DEATH BY 1,000 CUTS: Palm Beach Post Axes Greg Stoda, Sports Editor

WEST PALM BEACH -- The Palm Beach Post axed four more newsroom stalwarts today, including sports columnist Greg Stoda, Gossip Extra has learned. In an email to staff this morning, higher-ups announced that Sports Editor Dave Tepps, Washington correspondent Laura Green and veteran reporter John Lantigua would follow Stoda out the door. The firings are considered in-house to be buyouts. One source said the four received an exit package said … [Read more...]

ULTRA LOCAL — Flashdance Writer Has Short Drive to Kravis Debut!

Hedley and his wife Lisa paid $2.85 million for this North Palm Beach home in 2012 (MLS photo)

WEST PALM BEACH -- Just like his steel town girl on a Saturday night, new Palm Beacher Tom Hedley Jr, the writer of Flashdance, the movie and Flashdance the Musical, has led a double life. A welder by day and an exotic dancer by night, no, that was Alex in the movie – British-born Hedley sports some pretty lofty intellectual credentials. He was the youngest editor at Esquire and worked with the greats like Tom Wolfe, Diane Arbus and William … [Read more...]

EXCLUSIVE — Mortdecai Star Gwyneth Paltrow Lets Tax-Evading Palm Beach Uncle Hang Out to Dry!

PALM BEACH -- Gwyneth Paltrow, one of the stars of the new Johnny Depp comedy Mortdecai, is staying out of her favorite uncle's sentencing next month in federal court! It's yet another Gossip Extra exclusive: Palm Beach society stalwart Robert Paltrow faces four years in prison when he is sentenced on two-counts of tax evasion in a federal court Feb. 10. He pleaded guilty last year to underpaying his income taxes. But as the time … [Read more...]

THAT’S RICH: Palm Beach Billionaire Jeff Greene Lectures Americans About Living Modestly!

Billionaire Jeff Greene eats humble pie after telling the middle class to lower their expectations

PALM BEACH -- Palm Beach billionaire Jeff Greene, who made his fortune by betting against homeowners in the mortgage and credit crisis, has been mouthing off about the lifestyle that the rest of us enjoy. He thinks it's too much -- even though he owns America's most expensive single-family house! The former U.S. Senate wannabe took advantage of his presence at the Davos World Economic Forum in Switzerland to tell a worldwide audience via … [Read more...]

WEST PALM BEACH LAWYER Wants to Grill Prince Andrew on Sex-Slave Allegations . . . Andrew Faces The Music in Davos!

Prince Andrew

WEST PALM BEACH – West Palm Beach lawyer Jack Scarola has asked Brit blue blood Prince Andrew to answer questions – under oath – about his involvement with a former Royal Palm Beach Community High School student who was a minor when she allegedly had sex with the prince! Scarola reps attorneys working for former area resident Virginia Roberts, who claims she had sex with the Duke of York at least three times when she was only 17 years … [Read more...]