The Kardashians have caused a rift in the otherwise-quiet San Souci neighborhood of North Miami less than two weeks after their arrival.
And producers of their E! reality show, currently filming there with Kim and Kourtney, are complaining to the homeowners association.
Richard Otero, vice president of the homeowners association, accused one resident of asking $500 a day to allow production trucks and cars to park on a vacant lot next-door to the set, a waterfront mansion.
That resident, Realtor Jeff Tomlinson, is selling the lot on behalf of an investor and said his client wants the cash.
“That’s extortion,” Otero said.
“I merely called the producers to tell them they couldn’t park on the street in front of my driveway and proposed that they park on the empty lot,” Tomlinson said. “For that, they’d have to pay.”
Local cops and city officials even got called in by the producers to settle things down.
“Now another resident is letting them park on his property,” Tomlinson said. “That’s fine with me.”
Otero, meanwhile, took umbrage over a Thursday Gossip Extra report on some HOA members’ queasiness with the hoopla.
“The Kardashians are more than welcome here,” Otero said. “They’re considerate and very professional.”
They’re so nice, he added, that they may rent one of his fancy properties in Bimini.
TV actor Dennis Haysbert ( 24, The Unit), The Real Housewives of Miami’s Lea Black and a slew of old Miami Dolphins players provided the star appeal at the 20th annual Boys & Girls Clubs of Broward County’s Hollywood fundraiser.
The wingding, Thursday night at Gulfstream Park, lured about 500 guests expected to raise $50,000-plus for at-risk children.
“I didn’t grow up in a Boys & Girls Club,” said Haysbert, best known for his role as the U.S. president in the Fox series 24 and pitchman for Allstate Insurance. “I had six brothers and two sisters, that was my club.”
RHOM’s Black, meanwhile, was asked about the alleged assault of a Miami Beach homeless man by the son of co-star Alexia Echevarria. He was charged with felony battery.
“That kid has a heart of gold,” Black said. “He made a mistake. And it’s hard to accept because I’m always on the side of the underdog.”
Channing Crowder, a former Dolphins linebacker, discussed the Fins’ appearance on HBO’s Hard Knocks this summer.
“What a terrible idea that was,” said Crowder. “It’s a young team with a new coach, and you don’t need to put their shortcomings out there for everybody to see. They’re lucky [Rookie QB Ryan] Tannehill … rescued that show just like he’s rescuing the team!”
Remember the Fontainebleau Miami Beach valet who said he was assaulted by Heat star LeBron James’ mom in April 2011?
While Gloria James was ordered to do community service to settle the criminal charges, she was also sued by valet Rock Feller Sorel.
That case is still pending, but court records show that Mom was ordered to pay $2,500 to Sorel’s lawyers because she missed two mediation sessions.
She eventually showed up on the third try last week. A court order recommended that Gloria fly on a private jet.