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Coconut Grove’s Brandon Adams is reinventing social media. Adams, 32, who taught economics at Harvard for eight years, just started expertinsight.com. The website connects regular Joes with folks atop their fields for an hour of their undivided attention! “We created a video/audio system to make it easy for users to schedule and pay,” Adams said. One-on-one video chats with the likes of entrepreneur Daymond John, star of ABC’s … [Read more...]

Miami Weather Babe Is Single Again!

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Miami TV weather siren Julie Durda is newly single, thanks to a disgraced attorney! The WSVN-Channel 7 hottie has got to be the prettiest addition to the beach-side meat-market in a long-time, now that she got rid of her personal trainer hubby Bryan Francis. According to records, things went smoothly as Durda was repped by Sunrise attorney Steve Effman. For you newbies, Effman's name carries some baggage in these parts. At least … [Read more...]

I See Dead People With Homestead Exemptions!

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South Florida is used to dead people voting. Now, digital data mining by the Broward County Property Appraiser’s office has turned up 871 people receiving property tax exemptions — years after their death. The property appraiser is going after folks who didn’t notify the office they inherited a home and continued using the deceased’s exemption — unfairly keeping tax bills down. “We are getting back $6 million in unpaid taxes plus … [Read more...]

WSVN Star Anchor Belkys Nerey in Foreclosure!

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Two of three properties that waifish WSVN-Channel 7 star anchor Belkys Nerey co-owns with a gal pal are in foreclosure. And Nerey is battling longtime partner Ivette Rosado in court, accusing her of not upholding her end of the home co-ownership bargain. So the anchorwoman, 45, Craig Stevens on-air bud, is trying to force the sale of their two houses in Miami and a Surfside condo worth a combined $1.2 million. “The only time I see filings … [Read more...]

The Rock Flies Away

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Movie superstar Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson (above, in Tooth Fairy) is unloading his real estate in the Davie area, his home for 20 years. The University of Miami tackle-turned-wrestler-turned-actor has unloaded five properties in Broward County over the past year, including his Davie homestead. According to property appraiser's records, Johnson and his ex-wife and manager Dany Garcia made a total of more than $2.6 million on the sales. Their SW … [Read more...]

Divorce Guru John Christiansen Battles Wife, Private Eye

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Welcome to Splitsville, FL., where a tracking device, threats to a gumshoe, a sexy video and disappearing files make this reality as noir as Raymond Chandler’s fiction. In a divorce battle raising eyebrows among South Florida lawyers, legendary Palm Beach divorce attorney John Christiansen is taking on his soon-to-be-ex-wife, marriage counselor Suzie, and her private eye. The P.I., love-rat catcher Jody Stacy, recently filed a restraining … [Read more...]

Emeril Lagasse’s Miami Beach Lagniappe

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Celebrity chef Emeril Lagasse’s is getting a kick in the behind on his way out of South Beach. A racial discrimination lawsuit was filed against the Creole cuisine king’s chi-chi eatery Emeril’s as it serves its last dinners tonight. Its lease at the Loews Hotel on Collins in Miami Beach wasn’t renewed. Sous-chef Brian Buckner, 38, claims the Good Morning America foodie’s managers here failed to promote him because he’s black. He … [Read more...]

Peeved at Piven!

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Jeremy Piven’s channeling Ari Gold again! Piven, whose portrayal of greedy agent Gold on HBO’s Entourage won three Emmys, was asked to appear at Wednesday’s South Florida celebration of Marshall Faulk’s induction into the football Hall of Fame. The wingding, at Gulfstream Park’s Playwright Irish Pub, is to benefit the running back’s youth foundation. But, a Faulk insider tell me, Piven messaged that it’d set the charity back … [Read more...]

Court Date Reset For LeBron James’ Angry Mom

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Miami Heater Lebron James’ angry mom, Gloria, has a new court date in her battery and disorderly intoxication case. Momma James, 42, was supposed to be tried for the two misdemeanors today downtown Miami, but her defense attorney and prosecutors agreed to postpone. The next hearing is scheduled for Aug. 30. An insider tells me Christopher Lyons, her attorney, is still trying to convince prosecutors that Gloria was attacked by a valet at … [Read more...]

Heartthrob David Cassidy in Foreclosure Tug-of-War

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Chances are ex-teen heartthrob David Cassidy won't sing I Think I Love You to BankUnited bigs any time soon! The star of The Partridge Family and the Miami Lakes bankers are entangled in a tug-of-war over a $1.35 million-condo that Cassidy bought downtown Fort Lauderdale in 2005. BankUnited drew first blood by filing a foreclosure action against Cassidy when he stopped making payment on its $900,000-exotic mortgage. "It's a strategic … [Read more...]

Tiger Woods’ Ex Buys New Crib

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Golfer Tiger Woods' ex-wife continues to transfer his wealth, an estimated $100 million she received from their divorce settlement, into Palm Beach County's economy. Big spender NordegrenJust weeks ago, the long-suffering Elin Nordegren paid $12.2 million for a 17,000-square-foot mansion in the exclusive beach-side enclave of Seminole Landing near North Palm Beach. But here's the thing: She had the house gutted, and it'll take at least a year … [Read more...]