There’s some movement on Broward County’s celebrity real estate front.
Miami Dolphins great Zach Thomas has finally unloaded the first home he bought in the area after the overachieving linebacker signed with the Fins back in 1996.
Thomas, who just turned 40, now lives in a breathtaking $3.9 million mansion on the ocean in Hillsboro Beach.
But when he wreaked havoc on opposing offenses, Thomas lived in Plantation Acres.
His six-bedroom home there just sold for $910,000. County records show he bought it in 1999 for $612,500.
WPLG-Channel 10 morning weather siren Julie Durda, meanwhile, is showing that her recent jump from WSVN-Channel 7 paid off.
The former San Francisco 49ers cheerleader went from a $170,000-townhouse in Pembroke Pines to a $330,000-single family house in Miramar’s Silver Shore neighborhood.
Sports talk radio star Sid Rosenber g’s DUI case, which was supposed to be close to being resolved with a guilty plea over the summer, is continuing with a hearing next month.
Rosenberg, 46, was fired from WQAM-AM 560 last year shortly after his arrest when Hollywood cops found him on all fours next to his car in the middle of a busy lane. He was charged with DUI.
That was in April 2012.
Now, Rosenberg’s attorney says, he is planning on challenging the testimony from the cops who arrested him.
“I can’t go into details,” attorney Carlos Canet said. “But we are leaving no stones unturned.”
This year’s best Halloween party?
Outside of the elaborate yearly Villa Vizcaya bash, the Miami Beach mansion of multi-millionaire Michael Saylor was it.
The historic, $20-million Villa Vecchia on Pine Tree Drive hosted what was probably the largest gathering of flamboyantly wild and rich folks in memory.
In addition to Saylor, who is said to have lost $6.1 billion in one day in the collapse of his tech company in 2001, guests were expected to include: Marc Leder, a hedge fund guru whose fundraiser for then-presidential candidate Mitt Romney ended with the release of the infamous video of Romney claiming that 47 percent of Americans were on some kind of government assistance; Penthouse owner Marc Bell, whose company recently filed for bankruptcy; controversial NFL retiree Jeremy Shockey; and outspoken Real Housewives of Miami star Lisa Hochstein.
The shindig, to benefit Little Lighthouse Foundation, is dubbed Nightmare on the Beach.
Another South Florida weatherman joined ex-WSVNer Bill Kamal in the ranks of sex offenders.
Wilton Manors resident Rob Lopicola, an ex-star forecaster at WPTV in West Palm Beach, was convicted late Thursday of two felony charges in connection with sex with two underage boys.
He faces 20 years behind bars and his sentencing is scheduled for mid-December.
Lopicola, 43, hooked up with teenage boys on Craigslist and met a 15-year-old and a 17-year-old for sex in 2010 and 2011. In one case, he was busted in the shower by the mother.
Kamal served five years in prison for driving to Fort Pierce to meet someone he believed was a 14-year-old boy but turned out to be a cop.
A-rod works out
New York Yankees slugger Alex Rodriguez is busy working on his 211-game MLB ban in Miami Beach.
The slugger has been spotted working out at the spinning emporium FlyWheel with galpal Torrie Wilson when he’s not at his new condo at the MEI building on Collins.