BREAKING NEWS — NY Times Tags Florida AG Pam Bondi as Easily Influenced by Cash, Gifts!

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TALLAHASSEE -- Right on time for Tuesday's election, Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi is featured prominently in a New York Times story about the influence of lobbyists on attorneys general of several states. The damning story shows how Bondi's investigations of corporations on the behalf of consumers mysteriously stopped after she was wined and dined by out-of-state lobbyists. The NYT's yarn focused on the D.C. law firm of Dickstein … [Read more...]

PHOTOS — Entourage-less Adrian Grenier Does South Florida!

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MIAMI BEACH -- He's been flying solo this week in Miami Beach, but Entourage star Adrian Grenier has been enjoying some serious time in the sun while on break from the production of the highly awaited big screen adaptation of the HBO blockbuster series! As usual, Gossip Extra is the only South Florida media outfit with the photos! Grenier, 38, is reviving his character of movie star Vince Chase alongside Jeremy Piven, Kevin Connolly and … [Read more...]

PHOTOS — Miami Docs Treat Tortoise Constipated by Turtle-Shaped Pendant!

MIAMI -- A 15-pound male pet tortoise named Lola recently ended up at the office of a South Miami vet with a painful problem: Turtle heads are just not poking out the way they used to! Lola has been constipated real bad since he swallowed a pendant SHAPED LIKE A TURTLE! We wish we could be making this up, but we're not. Vet Don Harris and his crew at the Avian and Exotic Animal Medical Center were shocked when Lola's owner brought him in … [Read more...]

PHOTOS — RHOBH’s Dana Wilkey Shows Off Miami Beach Bikini Bod!

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MIAMI BEACH -- Ex-Real Housewives of Beverly Hills Dana Wilkey better be careful where these photos of her Miami Beach jaunt over the weekend end up. We wouldn't them to fall in the wrong hands or anything! Trainwreck party planner Wilkey, after all, is facing fraud charges stemming from a federal indictment filed in June and accusing her of receiving kickbacks from a health insurance scheme. And there may be some hardcore inmates in a … [Read more...]

Oprah Car Mishap Sends Broward Mom Onto The Sidewalk, And Into Media Stardom!

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MIAMI BEACH -- But first, let me take a selfie with Oprah Winfrey! Broward mom of two Lori Geller Bender reacted rather well to her close encounter with Oprah's SUV Saturday night in Miami Beach. She took a selfie with the queen of television talk (above) moments after the Cadillac Escalade ran over foot on Ocean Drive! The incident occurred as Winfrey, who was in the area for the motivational Oprah's The Life You Want Weekend at Miami's … [Read more...]

PHOTOS — Aretha Franklin, Courtney Love Shine at RHOM Star Lea Black’s Yearly Gala!

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MIAMI BEACH -- The princess landed the queen of soul for The Black's Gala last night at the Fontainebleau Miami Beach. Lea Black, the princess of Miami society, celebrated the 20th anniversary of her and criminal defense attorney husband Roy Black's yearly charity gala with an intimate concert by Aretha Franklin, the queen of soul. And at 72, Franklin proved to the 750 or so guests that she still has the pipes to match her timeless … [Read more...]

EXCLUSIVE — New York Ebola Doc Craig Spencer’s Florida Relatives Mum on His Condition!

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PORT CHARLOTTE -- New York City doctor Craig Spencer, the Doctors Without Borders physician who just returned from Africa with ebola, had not seen most of his family members for over a year -- including his mom and dad on Florida's West Coast. It's yet another Gossip Extra exclusive: According to records, the 33-year doctor's folks live on a quiet, leafy street of Port Charlotte, a sleepy suburban town near Punta Gorda. Jim and Patricia … [Read more...]

PHOTOS — Gabrielle Union Gets Cozy With a Man Who’s Definitely Not Dwyane Wade!

NEW YORK CITY -- Photos of Think Like a Man actress Gabrielle Union partying with a man who was definitely not Miami Heat superstar Dwyane Wade, her new husband, ignited rumors that Union has been stepping out on Wade. Of course, Gossip Extra is the only South Florida media organization with the pictures, grainy shots from in the 30th anniversary party of Def Jam records at the Barclays Center last week in Brooklyn. The bearded dude who … [Read more...]

EXCLUSIVE — Miami Heat Coach Erik Spoelstra: Check Out My Secret Paradise Hideway!

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MAUI -- If you ever wondered where double world champ Miami Heat coach Erik Spoelstra disappears in the summer, wonder no mas. Here's a hint: Aloha, bitches! The 43-year-old Spoelstra, who'll earn some serious props this season if he can manage without LeBron James, actually owns an overgrown, Bohemian hideaway on a lush out-of-the-way street of Hawaii, according to records obtained by Gossip Extra. It's not a new or a huge place, … [Read more...]

BREAKING NEWS — Charlie Crist, Rick Scott Neck And Neck in The Stretch!

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TALLAHASSEE -- It's a dead heat between Republican Governor Rick Scott and Democratic challenger Charlie Crist less than two weeks before the election. And in the words of an early polling specialist to The News Service of Florida, voters have such a negative view of Scott and Crist -- which likely won't change after last night's third and last debate -- that they'll be casting ballots for the "lesser of two evils!" -- Mysterious Nigerian … [Read more...]

HALLOWEEN: How About a Creepy Rick Scott Mask?

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ORLANDO -- The newest Halloween masks of Governor Rick Scott have hit the market, and they're creepier than ever. They're a first marketing effort by Orlando artist Jason Underwood, 26. "I think anyone who is has seen Rick Scott can agree that he looks insanely CREEPY," Underwood said. "He may be a nice guy, but the idea of a Rick Scott Halloween mask was too hard to pass up. Even Voldemort and Skeletor are pale in comparison." And at … [Read more...]

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...]

EXCLUSIVE — Tiger Woods: I Object to $1.2 Million-Judgment, And I’m Appealing!

MIAMI -- After weeks of back and forth with a Miami-Dade Circuit Court judge, Tiger Woods officially is appealing a local jury’s decision that he pay $1.22 million in damages, plus interests, to Miami memorabilia dealer Gotta Have It Golf. Jupiter Island resident Woods, one of the pro golf tour's cheapest characters, seems ready for the months, if not years, in appeals court! His attorney, Guy Rasco, has until mid-November to file his … [Read more...]