OPINION — Rein in Florida’s Out-of-Control Law Enforcement, Vote Yes on Medical Marijuana!

Florida's so-called medical marijuana initiative, which comes before the voters Nov. 4, deserves a resounding "Yes" vote. A win in favor of the initiative eventually would open the door to outright legalization, and that's reason enough to pass the measure. But an even better reason would be to start on the path of something that's long overdue: Law enforcement needs to be heeled, big time, and taking away a crime that allowed crime … [Read more...]

HALLOWEEN SPECIAL — Watch Jason Alexander’s Lucky Stiff . . . Win Two Burial Plots!

FORT LAUDERDALE -- The upcoming Fort Lauderdale International Film Festival opening night's showing of the new Jason Alexander movie Lucky Stiff will be brought to you by Levitt-Weinstein cemeteries! And the raffle to benefit the festival will allow two lucky . . . well . . . stiffs to win cemetery plots! Say what? Yep, the November 7-23 festival has outdone itself in dreaming up a marketing gimmick for its opening event at the Broward … [Read more...]

BREAKING NEWS — Ex-Car Racing Drug Smuggler Randy Lanier: “I Walked Out of Federal Prison a Free Man!”

FORT LAUDERDALE -- Former car racer and major marijuana smuggler Randy Lanier was freed from the federal penitentiary near Orlando where he was serving a life sentence without parole. Lanier, the 1986 Indianapolis 500 Rookie of the Year, now 60, was in prison for nearly half his life -- 27 years! He was convicted of running one of South Florida's largest drug smuggling operations, a business that helped fund his then-promising IndyCar racing … [Read more...]

PHOTO — Facial Surgery Can’t Silence Morning Radio Star Young Ron Brewer . . . But it Sure Makes Him Look Weird!

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MIAMI -- If a picture is worth 1,000 words, then this one of The Paul & Young Ron Morning Show's Ron Brewer could fill two hours of air time . . . and it hurts just looking at it! Brewer just underwent facial surgery for skin cancer (not a face lift, he claims!) and that's how he shows up in the studios of Big 105.9 every morning. (The show also airs on Real Radio 94.3 in West Palm Beach and the Treasure Coast) "He can open his mouth," … [Read more...]

CRIBS — Slugger Carlos Beltran: I Don’t Care About The Postseason, I Just Scored Big in Real Estate Game!

WESTON -- New York Yankees slugger Carlos Beltran, who's watching from a distance his former St. Louis Cardinals teammates enjoy a fruitful postseason, just made a mint in the Broward County real estate business. Designated hitter Beltran, 31, just unloaded his mansion in Weston for $4.1 million! That's a $300,000 payday slightly more than a year after he bought the 13,316-square-foot estate on Windmill Road for $3.8 million! The … [Read more...]

EXCLUSIVE PHOTOS — Miami Dolphins, Green Bay Packers Fans Battle Outside Sun Life Stadium . . . Eight Arrests, 66 Incidents!

A nasty fight between Miami Dolphins fans and Green Bay backers erupted in the parking lot of Sun Life Stadium yesterday in Miami Gardens. This unidentified Green Bay got a broken nose out of it! (Charlie Ans/Splash News photo)

MIAMI GARDENS -- Fights between Miami Dolphins fans and Green Bay Packers backers erupted in the parking lots outside Sun Life Stadium yesterday after the Fins' heartbreaking loss. And of course, Gossip Extra is the only South Florida news organization with the photos of a particularly bloody confrontation that made football fans look like British soccer hooligans. -- UPDATE: Click here for the best game photos in the biz! But one thing … [Read more...]

PHOTOS — Pink’s The New Black as Dolphins Blow Lead to Packers With 3 Seconds Left!

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MIAMI GARDENS -- It was one of the most exciting Miami Dolphins game at Sun Life Stadium since Palm Beacher Stephen Ross bought the team in 2009, but Lady Victory picked the wrong side In a stadium with more breast cancer awareness pink than teal and orange, the Green Bay Packers got a go-ahead TD with three seconds left. -- UPDATE: Fights between opposing fans mar an otherwise exciting Miami Dolphins game The Fins were unable to … [Read more...]

EXCLUSIVE — WSVN Morning Star Alexis Rivera: I Quit!

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MIAMI -- WSVN-Channel 7 morning anchorwoman Alexis Rivera shocked even some of her colleagues today when told her viewers goodbye. The sultry Cuban-American, co-anchor of Fox affiliate’s Today in Florida, wants to be a full-time mom to the little boy she had in May 2013. At least, that's the station’s official line: Rivera decided to quit. The buzz in TV land, however, is that Rivera’s contract was not about to be renewed, at least not … [Read more...]

EXCLUSIVE — WPLG’s Julie Durda: Bad Makeup or Shiner?

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PEMBROKE PARK -- Anyone notice something weird with morning weather babe  Julie Durda today on WPLG-Channel 10? Now, we don't want to start anything, but Durda's left eye was surrounded by a dark spot that was either bad makeup or a shiner. We know former San Francisco 49ers cheerleader Durda is not a klutz or anything. So, we'll take the word of one of her bosses that she didn't walk into a fridge, but that her makeup needs to be tad … [Read more...]

BREAKING NEWS — The Miami Dolphins’ Derrick Shelby to Nurse: Gimme a Z-Pak!

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FORT LAUDERDALE -- After he was taken to the hospital early Saturday, Miami Dolphins defensive end Derrick Shelby was more concerned about what he could've caught earlier at Off The Hookah than being caught and roughed up by police. According to a hilarious passage in one of the police reports about the incident leading to Shelby's arrest, the 25-year-old football player asked a nurse for a Z-Pak, a fast-acting antibiotic. "Why?" Broward … [Read more...]

BREAKING NEWS — South Florida Drug-Dealing Car Racer Randy Lanier Set to be Released From Prison After 27 Years!

FORT LAUDERDALE -- It's as strange as the story of Randy Lanier itself! Lanier, 60, a former IndyCar driver from Broward County sentenced to life in prison without parole in 1987 for his masterminding a giant international marijuana smuggling operation, is getting released next week, according to federal court records. Why? No one knows, except for Lanier and a couple of prosecutors at the U.S. Department of Justice. His release records … [Read more...]

PHOTOS — Ex-Miami Dolphins Star Brandon Marshall on Showtime: Buy my Broward House, Please!

SOUTHWEST RANCHES -- Chicago Bears wide receiver Brandon Marshall made a plea for someone, anyone, to buy his Broward County house while on Showtime's Inside The NFL last night. The bad news: The six-bedroom, 17,000-square-foot mansion is listed for $4.7 million. The good news: The 30-year-old Marshall is motivated to sell! So motivated indeed that the house, at 16710 Stratford Court in the Fort Lauderdale suburb of Southwest … [Read more...]

PHOTOS — Big Brother Star Victoria Rafaeli: How About a Panty Shot With Lunch?

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HOLLYWOOD -- Weston hottie Victoria Rafaeli, who nearly got the $500,000 prize that goes to the winner of CBS' latest Big Brother last month, drowned her loser's sorrow in a nice walk along the Hollywood Beach boardwalk and beachfront lunch yesterday. Professional photographer Rafaeli, 22, was raised by Orthodox Jews and famously clashed with housemate Frankie Grande (Ariana's brother) over her claims she's still a virgin. But Victoria … [Read more...]