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  • Palm Beach Billionaire David Koch’s Privacy Fence a No-No!

    By November 1, 2011

    New York billionaire David Koch was forced to pull down a privacy fence recently erected around his Palm Beach property. Koch’s staff put up the country-style camouflage net after camera crews from a liberal group filmed the 30,000-square-foot beachfront manse, which is estimated by property tax authorities to be worth...

  • FedEx $25 Giveaway: Facebook Overwhelmed — Then Cards go in an Instant

    By November 1, 2011

    Spurred on by prominent stories on The Palm Beach Post‘s pbpost.com and other websites, Internet users overwhelmed the FedEx Facebook site and crashed a giveaway system put in place to prop up struggling small businesses. A spokeswoman at the shipping company told me earlier that the $25-card giveaway was postponed despite extensive preparations. But an hour later, the...

  • Halloween Revelers in Costumes Arrested in Nudist Colony

    By November 1, 2011

    A zombie surgeon and his grim reaper brother-in-law were arrested in Land O’Lake, Fla., Sunday morning after allegedly attacking a security guard at a Halloween party. — Click here for the Gossip Extra Hall of Shame Still in costume and makeup, zombie Kevin Fearn, 47, and his brother-in-law, grim reaper Reynaldo...

  • Mobster Lewis Kasman’s Ex-Wife: My Divorce Lawyers Ripped me Off!

    By November 1, 2011

    The ex-wife of Lewis Kasman, ex-business manager of dead New York City gangland figure John Gotti and his Gambino crime family, is suing her divorce lawyers. In a malpractice and theft lawsuit filed today in Palm Beach County Circuit Court, Eileen Kasman claims the high-profile Boca Raton firm of Weiss, Handler, Angelos and Cornwell...

  • CONTEST: Email Your Best Halloween Photo

    By October 31, 2011

    Halloween kicks off tonight in these parts with the Devil’s Night party at the Ann Norton Sculpture Garden in West Palm Beach (We’ll have exclusive video and photo coverage), so it’s time for Gossip Extra‘s first photo contest: You’re competing for two tickets to Think Pink Rocks, a $100 value. The event...

  • OPINION: Making Political Hay Out of Dangerous Criminals

    By October 31, 2011

    When incidents involving middle-of-the-night attacks on unsuspecting motorists started occurring with increasing frequency in May, authorities used the media to tell citizens to be on the look-out. And the media played the game. It always does. TV stations and the newspapers dutifully put out every details about the crime wave,...

  • VIDEO: The Gentlemen of The Garden’s Halloween, Devil’s Night 2011

    By October 29, 2011

    The Gentlemen of the Garden yearly Halloween bash, Devil’s Night 2011, kicked off at the outdoors Ann Norton Sculpture Garden Friday night at the same time as an epic, flood-causing rain storm. — Click here to sign up for the Gossip Extra dirt alerts No matter! Organizers Kevin Clark, Dack...

  • Jupiter Author Creates a Buzz With Thinly-Veiled Fiction

    By October 29, 2011

    A self-published book by Jupiter first-time author Carri Summers is creating a stir locally. The novel, Alter Ego in Chanel, is The Devil Wears Prada meets Great Expectations, north county-style. The characters, however, sound true-to-life. Summers tells the story of a young college grad who ends up working as personal assistant “for the beautiful, self-proclaimed...

  • The Palm Beach Post Serves up More Internal Turmoil

    By October 27, 2011

    More fear and loathing on South Dixie! Two weeks after kicking out 20-plus people in budget cuts, The Palm Beach Post‘s Atlanta-based parent company is squeezing harder for profits as it announced today another reorganization that could send more jobs out of West Palm Beach. According to memos obtained exclusively by Gossip Extra, the privately-owned...

  • Paul Michael Merhige Given Seven Life Sentences

    By October 27, 2011

    Paul Merhige, who killed 6-year-old Makayla Sitton and three others at a Thanksgiving feast in Jupiter in 2009, will be rotting behind bars until he dies! Palm Beach Circuit Judge Joseph Marx handed down seven life sentences to Merhige, 37, after an emotional plea hearing. — Click here to subscribe to Gossip Extra alerts Marx sentenced...

  • PHOTOS: Dolphins Coach Tony Sparano’s House; It’s Priced to Sell!

    By October 27, 2011

    Tony Sparano, coach of the win-less Miami Dolphins, has been testing the real estate market with the mansion he bought in quiet Davie in 2008 for $1.7 million. — Click here for the tour According to MLS records Sparano, 50, first put the five-bedroomer on the market in January for $1.75...

  • Makayla’s Dad: I Work on My Statement to The Judge at Lunchtime!

    By October 27, 2011

    While the fate of alleged Thanksgiving killer Paul Michael Merhige could be decided shortly after 12:30 p.m. at the Palm Beach County courthouse in West Palm Beach, the father of the 6-year-old girl shot to death along with three relatives says he was so blind-sided by the scheduling of today’s plea hearing that he barely had...

  • Clear Channel Guillotine Expected to Fall on Radioland

    By October 26, 2011

    Right on time for Halloween, the buzz in radioland is that another corporate-mandated job massacre is expected at Clear Channel, the area’s largest radio broadcaster. Although officials are playing it close to the vest, the West Palm Beach-Treasure Coast market is supposed to feel the pain of a national round of cuts with...

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