GOD BLESS AMERICA! Miss USA Looking Good in Miss Universe Prelims in Miami!

Nia Sanchez, Miss USA, stuns at the Swimsuit Competition at the 63rd Annual Miss Universe Preliminary Show in Florida. (Splash News photo)

MIAMI – Red, White and Blue baby! The Miss Universe competition in Miami features the loveliest beauties from around the world, but for obvious reasons here at Gossip Extra, we’re partial to Miss USA! Nevada model Nia Sanchez, 24, dazzled in the preliminary swimsuit and evening wear competitions yesterday and might just be a force to reckon with. The pageant airs Sunday Jan. 25 on NBC, live from Trump National Doral near Miami. … [Read more...]

EXCLUSIVE — Venus Williams’ Real Estate Ace Nets Easy Money!

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PALM BEACH GARDENS -- Tennis star Venus Williams, who's eyeing the second round of the Australian Open after she and sister Serena Williams withdrew from the doubles today, made a tidy little mount of cash in the Palm Beach Gardens real estate game before leaving for Oz. It's yet another Gossip Extra exclusive: Venus, at 34 the older of the sisters, sold a vacant lot at the fancy Old Palm Golf Club for $1.25 million -- less than a year after … [Read more...]

PHOTO — Not Such a Big Shot: Billy Joel’s Solo Lunch in Delray Beach

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DELRAY BEACH -- Billy Joel has been spending time on Delray Beach's Atlantic Avenue over the past few days, and discrete wannabe paparazzi have noticed. The singer of New York State of Mind and Matter of Trust sold his Miami Beach mansion in 2013 and is said to be looking for something nice in the Palm Beach area. But for now, he is sampling the food in the heart of Delray! He turned up at Tramonti for lunch a couple days ago. And, as … [Read more...]

BREAKING NEWS – Miss Universe Catfight: No Selfies for World Peace!

Israel and Lebanon Miss Universe contestants in spat over selfie

MIAMI – An attempt at World Peace or a nuclear photobomb? These are the deep questions unsettling the waters at the South Florida-based Miss Universe competition today. Saly Greige, Miss Lebanon claims Miss Israel, Doron Matalon, invaded, no, occupied, no photobombed a group picture and took a selfie (above) then posted it to social media to make it look like they're chums. That's a big no-no: Lebanese citizens are forbidden, by law, to … [Read more...]

PHOTOS — Amber Rose Lets it All Hang Out on MLK Day!

MIAMI BEACH -- Martin Luther King holiday guests at the Fontainebleau Miami Beach got an eyeful when hip-hop groupie and model Amber Rose decided to have her entourage take photos of her nearly-bare, most famous asset. Rose, 31, Kanye West's ex-squeeze and rapper Wiz Khalifa's estranged wife, has been chillin' at the resort with her reality TV buddy Nikki Mudarris. Missing in the sea of flesh: The little boy she had with Khalifa last … [Read more...]

PHOTOS – Tiger Woods’ New Gap-Toothed Grin Greets Galpal in Italy

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JUPITER – Tiger Wood’s may have been a bad husband, but he’s trying to be a good boyfriend. The legendary golfer surprised steady girlfriend Lindsey Vonn by showing up at the finish line of her record-breaking World Cup ski run in Italy -- despite a dental booboo. Attaboy, Tiger! But here’s the thing: Until you put a ring on it, you should show up with all of your teeth, all of the time. Tiger’s agent, Mark Steinberg, told ESPN that the … [Read more...]

PHOTOS — Stars, Tears for Captive Killer Whale Lolita at Miami Seaquarium

Ex-RHOM star Joanna Krupa is in tears as she talked about Lolita the killer whale yesterday at the Miami Seaquarium protest (Michele Eve/Splash News photo)

KEY BISCAYNE -- Celebrities and more than 400 animal rights activists showed up at the Miami Seaquarium yesterday in Key Biscayne to protest the continued captivity of aging whale Lolita at the animal park. Real Housewives of Miami star Joanna Krupa and former Beverly Hill, 90210 hottie Shannen Doherty were among the speakers. Supermodel Krupa especially became emotional during the protest: Tears streamed down her face as she talked of … [Read more...]

PHOTOS/VIDEO — Clean, Sober David Cassidy: I Think I Love Boca Raton’s JAZZIZ

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BOCA RATON -- Clean and sober, and deeming himself a "recovering alcoholic," aging teen idol David Cassidy put on a hell of a show at Jazziz the other night in Boca Raton. And Gossip Extra has Mike Jachles' exclusive vidoe and photos. For more than 90 minutes, the former Partridge Family star gave the well-heeled dinner-and-drinks crowd at the Mizner Park nightclub a Vegas-style concert rife with memories and anecdotes from Cassidy's … [Read more...]

South Beach Wine and Food Festival Going to The Dogs . . . And Party Animals!

SOUTH BEACH -- Next month’s South Beach Wine and Food Festival will be more about after hours than in the past. And dogs. For the first time ever, the mid-February staple features an event for foodies and their finicky four-legged friends. They’re calling the shindig, Feb. 21 at The Standard, Yappie Hour. The SBWFF publicity machine says it’ll be hosted by Rachael Ray, who actually has her own brand of pet food. Whoever buys the … [Read more...]

VIDEO – South Florida Police Use Black Mug Shots for Target Practice!

A 15-year-old mug shot of Woody Deant. North Miami Beach Police were using it for target practice (WTVJ/NBC 6)

NORTH MIAMI BEACH – North Miami Beach Police have been using mug shots of black suspects for targets in sniper training! And the white chief’s remedy to what's become a huge problem is as insensitive as the practice itself. He told his cops to make sure they take their targets with them when they leave the range. WTVJ-NBC 6 first reported this amazing story in the video segment below. Most police departments do not use photos of … [Read more...]

BREAKING NEWS — Governor Rick Scott: Pitbull’s da Man!

Pitbull gets a key to the City of Miami from Governor Scott and Lieutenant Governor Lopez-Cantera (Splash News photo)

MIAMI -- Talk about giving a dog a bone: Pitbull was presented with a key to the city of Miami today, on his 34th birthday! Gov. Rick Scott and Lt. Gov. Carlos Lopez-Cantera also named Armando Perez, aka Pitbull, Florida's Ambassador of The Arts. Bald Mr. 305 and the bald guv are thistight, and from a distance it's hard to tell them apart. The son of Cuban expats, the Miami-born-and-bred Pitbull's a good Republican. He did some … [Read more...]

PHOTOS – Miss Universe Swimsuit Competition, From South Florida With Love!

The Miss Universe 2015 Swimsuit Runway Show in Miami. Pictured: Miss Italy Valentian Bonariva (Michele Eve/Splash News photo)

MIAMI – It doesn't take much to dress the loveliest ladies in the universe, and we like it just fine! The Miss Universe contestants were showing off their, well . . . everything at the Swimsuit Runway Show yesterday at the beautiful Trump National Doral Pool near Miami. The ladies of Gabon, France, India, China, New Zealand, Chile and every place in-between are touring South Florida in preparation for the 63rd Miss Universe pageant, which … [Read more...]

PHOTOS: Bill Cosby Accuser, WPB lawyer ask LAPD for Criminal Charges!

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LOS ANGELES – Model Chloe Goins went to LAPD headquarters today to meet with detectives and possibly file sexual assault charges against Bill Cosby. You read it in Gossip Extra yesterday that Goins and her West Palm Beach lawyer were headed to LA. Goins claims Bill Cosby drugged her at a party at the Playboy Mansion six years ago and she woke up to find him masturbating and sucking her toes. Goins’ lawyer, Spencer Kuvin, said Goins … [Read more...]