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Delray Beach candidate Jordana Jarjura once linked to Nick Lachey


Fort Lauderdale lawyer Jordana Jarjura is filing her candidacy for the municipal election in her hometown of Delray Beach — so expect the word “home wrecker” to liven up this campaign.

The political novice is currently building her team and getting the 250 signatures she needs to be on the ballot.

And if Jarjura’s name is familiar to some, this is why: She was widely rumored to be one of the reasons why the marriage of pop stars Jessica Simpson and Nick Lachey collapsed back in 2005, when they were among the biggest celebs in the world.

After working as an entertainment lawyer in Los Angeles, Jarjura moved back to her native South Florida. She’s a planning and zoning lawyer at the high-profile firm of Conrad Scherer in Fort Lauderdale.

Jarjura isn’t returning calls about her platform, her goals for Delray — and how she plans to handle questions about her days as former boy bander Lachey’s alleged paramour.

Said incumbent Angie Gray, a grandma seven times over and a wife for 27 years: “I don’t know anything about that stuff. All I know is that Jordana’s an attorney and she’s filing against me.”

Lachey and Simpson were the stars of the MTV reality show Newlyweds: Nick and Jessica when Simpson was blindsided by stories about Lachey hooking up with Jarjura during his solo trip to the Jacksonville Super Bowl in early 2005.

By December, Lachey and Simpson were getting divorced — and Jarjura was whispered to be the other woman.

bieber chronicles

Hell of a week for area celebrity bodyguard Hugo Hesny.

The big guy who tries to watch over Justin Bieber tailed the singer all over Miami-Dade County from Monday night until the teenage pop star was released from jail Thursday afternoon — then Hesny flew to California for his deposition Friday in the lawsuit filed against him and Bieber by paparazzo Jeffery Binion.

When Hesny showed up at the deposition with his Fort Lauderdale attorney, Elias Hilal, Hilal reportedly refused to let Hesny answer any questions about the alleged abuse of photographers who follow Bieber around.

Hesny’s refusal to participate in the court-mandated session came a day after Bieber failed to appear for his deposition, mostly because he was in jail in Miami.

What’s next?

Binion’s lawyer says he’ll ask for sanctions against both Bieber and Hesny.

“I’m disappointed but not surprised,” said Aventura attorney Mark DiCowden. “We’re considering all our options to have our expenses reimbursed and the defendants punished.”

Said attorney Hilal: “The plaintiff through his counsel want to turn this into a circus.”

Binion says he was attacked by Hesny and other bodyguards outside a North Miami recording studio on orders from Bieber.

radio trouble

Tense times at talk radio WFTL-850 AM and sports radio WMEN-640 AM.

Gossip Extra has learned that the 75 or so employees of the stations, both owned by local radio pioneer Jim Hilliards James Crystal Radio Group, haven’t been paid since Jan. 1.

Among the unfortunate workers: High-profile talkers Joyce Kaufman (850) and Sid Rosenberg (640).

What’s up?

The stations’ GM says the holder of a $17 million loan managed to freeze the group’s bank accounts, so there’s no cash coming out for things like payroll.

“Mr. Hilliard’s been working from 6 a.m. to 10 p.m. daily to resolve the situation,” said GM Steve Lapa. “So far, the employees have only missed one pay period.”

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