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...]

Gay Mag: It’s FABULOUS — West Palm Beach 3rd Queerest City in America!

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WEST PALM BEACH – Our fair city has just been named the Queen of Queer, well, second runner-up. Every year The Advocate, the paper of record for the LGBT community, publishes a list of the queerness of unexpected places. And this year, West Palm is third! The Advocate credited the city’s ranking to public policy, like city hall's trans-inclusive ordinance; social institutions like the Kravis Center, which attracts many touring Broadway … [Read more...]

ON TV — Palm Beach County Cobra Bite Victim to Appear on A&E

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THE ACREAGE -- A local woman who survived a venomous cobra bite over the summer is set to star in an episode of A&E’s new show Wild Transport. Aneth McCarthy, who runs the McCarthy's Wildlife Sanctuary in The Acreage, was bitten by a 3-foot black-and-white spectacled cobra in June. She was in and out of the hospital after the bite to her hand, but made a full recovery. Aneth and her husband, Mark are professional snake and wild … [Read more...]

BREAKING NEWS — Alan Dershowitz: I Was on Perv Jeffrey Epstein’s Island, For Dinner — Not Sex With Teen Girl!!

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WEST PALM BEACH -- Famed Miami Beach criminal defense attorney Alan Dershowitz just filed an extraordinary affidavit in federal court here to swear, cross his heart, he never sex with this young woman, Jane Doe No. 3. As a matter a fact, Dersowitz's filing reads, he didn't see young girls on Palm Beach millionaire sex offender Jeffrey Epstein's Caribbean island. Only old ladies, his wife and daughter! And he was indeed on his client … [Read more...]

BREAKING NEWS — Catholic Priest Collared For Showing Porn to Teen in West Palm Beach!

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WEST PALM BEACH -- Priest Jose Palimatton was collared at a West Palm Beach church last night after he asked a young boy to delete a slew of obscene images of nude, young men from his cell phone! Palimatton, 47, whose address is the Holy Name of Jesus Catholic Church on South Military Trail, was charged with distribution of obscene material to a 14-year-old. He's being held in the county slammer on $10,000-bond, according to records. The … [Read more...]

EXCLUSIVE — CBS12 Star Eric Roby’s Divorce a Done Deal . . . Wife Filed After Finding Unknown Numbers Called From His Phone!

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WEST PALM BEACH -- After a year of nasty allegations, the divorce of morning, noon and 3 p.m. CBS12 anchor Eric Roby from wife of 11 years Audra was finalized right on time for the holidays. Roby, 41, whose legal name is James, had been duking it out with his TV producer ex, 40, since she allegedly found him more distant, and discovered phone numbers she didn't recognize on their joint cellphone bill, court papers show. According to some of … [Read more...]

BREAKING NEWS — John Goodman Found GUILTY of DUI Manslaughter AGAIN!

Judge to John Goodman: There'll be no third trial in this court! (WPTV.com photo)

WEST PALM BEACH -- A jury imported from Tampa has just found Wellington polo mogul John Goodman guilty of DUI manslaughter and leaving the scene of an accident after a three-week re-trial and slightly more than four hours of deliberations! Goodman was remanded to the Palm Beach County jail immediately pending his sentencing. The Texas trust-funder was already found guilty of killing motorist Scott Wilson, 23, on a Wellington country road in … [Read more...]

EXCLUSIVE — Technical Woes Plague Bubba The Love Sponge’s West Palm Beach Launch, Now Planned For Monday!

WEST PALM BEACH -- After a series of delays, Bubba The Love Sponge is scheduled to make his big West Palm Beach area debut at 6 a.m. Monday. It's yet another Gossip Extra media exclusive: Bubba is expected to be on the air at 6 a.m. on the new The Bar 93.5 FM, more than a month after his announced premiere. "We had a few problems," said station GM Chet Tart, "but this sort of things happen when you start a brand new station. "Bubba is … [Read more...]

EXCLUSIVE — U.S. Congresswoman Lois Frankel Buys West Palm Condo at Steep Loss For Previous Owner!

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WEST PALM BEACH -- U.S. Congresswoman Lois Frankel just bought herself a nice condo in downtown West Palm Beach -- and she got a hell of a deal, Gossip Extra has learned. The apartment, at The Metropolitan building, gives the former mayor of West Palm Beach views on the Dreyfoos School of the Arts on one side, and CityPlace on the other. According to records obtained by Gossip Extra, the foul-mouthed Democratic politician paid $330,000 for … [Read more...]

EXCLUSIVE — Bubba The Love Sponge to Drop on West Palm Beach Radioland!

WEST PALM BEACH -- Just weeks after the KVJ Show's return to West Palm Beach, more massive changes are coming to local radio. Get ready for the arrivals of controversial morning jock Bubba The Love Sponge, and a new all-sports radio station set to compete with ESPN 106.3 FM. It's yet another Gossip Extra exclusive: Radio sources are telling me the New York-based JVC Broadcasting is about to announce the start of a new rock station on 93.5 … [Read more...]

EXCLUSIVE — U.S. Congresswoman Lois Frankel Dumps West Palm Beach Home!

WEST PALM BEACH -- Rookie U.S. Rep. Lois Frankel quietly sold her West Palm Beach house three weeks before Tuesday's primary, Gossip Extra has learned exclusively. And unbeknownst to most voters who rely on the so-called mainstream press for information, the sale made the former mayor of WPB the only candidate for her District 22 seat with no real estate property in the area! The house that Democrat Frankel owned, at 4 Interlachen Circle in … [Read more...]

EXCLUSIVE — Billionaire Jeff Greene’s Building on West Palm Beach Showcase Street Hit With Code Violations!

Jeff Greene's 313 Clematis, in violation of West Palm Beach code! (Gossip Extra photo)

WEST PALM BEACH -- A building smack dab in the middle of Clematis Street owned by a company tied to a Palm Beach billionaire who's been on a land-buying spree in and around West Palm Beach has been slapped with three major code violations, Gossip Extra has learned. A notice posted on 313 Clematis St. in West Palm Beach accuses the company linked to Jeff Greene, which paid $2.2 million for the building in March, of violating codes ordinances … [Read more...]