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

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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...]

VIDEO — Character Counts: So Why is WPB Mayor Jeri Muoio Calling Slow Learners “Dummies?”

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WEST PALM BEACH – We expect it on the schoolyard, but bullying from the mayor? Not cool! A new ad just released on local TV has West Palm Beach Mayor Jeri Muoio, a former educator, calling slow learners “dummies” at a press briefing in August. Really, Mayor? "Stupid" wasn't available? How about a good old "r" word? In a new ad from the Tallahassee-based Voters Response, which once supported Muoio, was caught in one of her weekly press … [Read more...]

EXCLUSIVE — WPB Mayor Jeri Muoio’s Ties to For-Profit St. Mary’s Medical Center Tighter Than Believed!

WPB Mayor Jeri Muoio pressured staff to side with St. Mary's Medical Center in homeless controversy (WPBF photo)

WEST PALM BEACH -- West Palm Beach Mayor Jeri Muoio's unholy alliance with St. Mary's Medical Center exposed by Gossip Extra last week is even closer than first believed. Deep in the bowels of city hall, Gossip Extra has uncovered a letter that Muoio, who's on the board of Tenet Health's St. Mary's Medical Center, wrote to a high-ranking hospital official. And it shows clearly that Muoio was bent on protecting the private hospital's bottom … [Read more...]

VANILLA ICE: The Mugshot

Robert Van Winkle aka Vanilla Ice (PBSO photo)

WEST PALM BEACH -- Wellington rapper Vanilla Ice is still being booked at the Palm Beach County jail tonight in West Palm Beach, but we've got his mugshot way before it was released. On it, the 47-year-old singer of Ice Ice Baby looks fairly relaxed after his arrest in Lantana, even if he's facing felony charges of burglary and grand theft. Gossip Extra revealed earlier today that Lantana Police had Ice, whose real name is Rob Van Winkle, … [Read more...]

BREAKING NEWS – West Palm Beach Woman Freezes to Death In New Hampshire

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WEST PALM BEACH – A West Palm Beach woman was found dead after hiking -- alone -- in extreme winter weather in the mountains of New Hampshire. Kate Matrosova’s body was found Monday after she’d attempted to hike in subzero temperatures and 100 mph winds through the Presidential Range, which includes Mount Washington, the Northeast’s highest peak. Her husband, Charlie Farhoodi, a University of Florida alumn, dropped her off by car at the foot … [Read more...]

PHOTOS — Equality Florida’s West Palm Beach Gala Brings in Moneyed Gay Rights Supporters!

WEST PALM BEACH -- Equality Florida, one of the organizations that convinced the state to go the route of marriage equality recently, packed in several hundred supporters at its yearly fundraiser at The Studio last night in West Palm Beach. Equality Florida is a non-profit that focuses on promoting rights for gays and lesbians in adoptions, marriage and discrimination issues. Needless to say, the recent spate of gay marriages performed … [Read more...]

PHOTOS — KVJ Stars Align For Illness-Stricken Kids at Little Smiles Gala!

WEST PALM BEACH -- Children whose lives are mainly devoted to fighting often-deadly diseases afflicting them were treated to their 15 minutes of fame last night in West Palm Beach! The hoopla -- including police and fire-rescue escorts, honor guard, a true-to-life red carpet stroll and a black-tie dinner -- was part of the yearly gala fundraiser for Little Smiles. The non-profit endeavors in helping children escape, even for a few … [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...]

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...]