EXCLUSIVE — Retired Mob Boss “Skinny” Joey Merlino to Open Restaurant in Boca Raton!

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BOCA RATON -- Retired mob boss "Skinny" Joey Merlino and a group of investors are set to open a restaurant in the heart of Boca Raton, Gossip Extra has learned. The ex-Philadelphia organized crime head, now 52 and a Boca resident since 2012, is scheduled to get off his three-year supervised release next month, a rehabilitation period tacked on his 14-year prison sentence for racketeering. Obviously, Merlino now wants to hit the ground … [Read more...]

EXCLUSIVE — Dwyane Wade: I’m Officially Licensed to Marry Gabrielle Union!

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MIAMI -- If there were ever any doubts that Miami Heat star Dwyane Wade's getting hitched to actress Gabrielle Union over the weekend, this should shoot them down. Wade and Union obtained a marriage license from Miami-Dade County, Gossip Extra has learned exclusively, and the only thing they need to make their union official is the signature of the person who's marrying them. They were assigned license No. 14-014061: It's too late for cold … [Read more...]

BREAKING NEWS — Rapper 50 Cent Appears in West Palm Beach Court Over $16 Million!

WEST PALM BEACH -- Rapper 50 Cent is in a downtown West Palm Beach court right now for a hearing in a lawsuit filed against him by a headphones company that claims Fitty stole its design to make his own line of headphones. Gossip Extra broke the story in April: The rapper, whose real name is Curtis Jackson, was ordered to pay $16 million in his dispute against a Bradenton company that was supposed to manufacture a line of headphones bearing the … [Read more...]

EXCLUSIVE — U.S. Congresswoman Lois Frankel Dumps West Palm Beach Home!

WEST PALM BEACH -- Rookie U.S. Rep. Lois Frankel quietly sold her West Palm Beach house three weeks before Tuesday's primary, Gossip Extra has learned exclusively. And unbeknownst to most voters who rely on the so-called mainstream press for information, the sale made the former mayor of WPB the only candidate for her District 22 seat with no real estate property in the area! The house that Democrat Frankel owned, at 4 Interlachen Circle in … [Read more...]

Husband of New WSVN Hottie Ashley Morrison Headed to Trial in Serial-Dialing Incident!

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MIAMI -- New WSVN-Channel 7 hottie Ashley Morrison is paid to talk about the often-private affairs of others on the Miami station's tabloid-style news shows, but she's strangely speechless when it comes to her own. The blonde general assignment reporter's estranged husband was in court in Connecticut yesterday for a hearing about allegations he called her 121 times at home and on her cell during Memorial Day weekend, at a time when she had a … [Read more...]

EXCLUSIVE — Palm Beach Society Figure Frank Butler, Dead at 85!

PALM BEACH -- Palm Beach society character Frank Butler, heir to a prominent Chicago businessman who founded an airline, died Friday at the Lourdes-Noreen McKeen rehab facility in West Palm Beach. He was 85. Butler lived for most of his latter years at the Addison Mizner-designed Spanish Revival property at 16 Golfview Road and was considered a strange duck in closed-knit Palm Beach social circles. In 2006, he made national news when his … [Read more...]

EXCLUSIVE — David Beckham to Broward: You’re Not Cool Enough For me!

FORT LAUDERDALE -- The soccer group headed by Brit legend David Beckham has quietly told Broward officials that the new MLS team scheduled to come to life in 2017 will not play in Broward County, sources are telling Gossip Extra. Former Los Angeles Galaxy star Beckham has been in an out of the area to find a venue for his yet-to-be-named team, and he's sure of only one thing: Broward's not the place for him! And Beckham has told Broward … [Read more...]

EXCLUSIVE — Billionaire Jeff Greene’s Building on West Palm Beach Showcase Street Hit With Code Violations!

Jeff Greene's 313 Clematis, in violation of West Palm Beach code! (Gossip Extra photo)

WEST PALM BEACH -- A building smack dab in the middle of Clematis Street owned by a company tied to a Palm Beach billionaire who's been on a land-buying spree in and around West Palm Beach has been slapped with three major code violations, Gossip Extra has learned. A notice posted on 313 Clematis St. in West Palm Beach accuses the company linked to Jeff Greene, which paid $2.2 million for the building in March, of violating codes ordinances … [Read more...]

TV NEWS — WSVN Anchor Craig Stevens, SoFla Showbiz’s Hardest-Working Man!

MIAMI -- WSVN-Channel 7 star anchor Craig Stevens has got to be the hardest-working man in local showbiz. Not only does he remain the station’s main newsman evenings and nights since 2001, but he’s also be teaching at not just one but two local universities! Take that, Ron Jeremy! This morning, Stevens  starts telling students at the University of Miami School of Communication how to look professional on camera. Stevens' Television … [Read more...]

PHOTOS — Jersey Shore’s Pauly D: Still a DJ-ing Teenager at 34!

Jersey Shore's Pauly D, DJing at Passion nightclub last night at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino (Splash News photo)

HOLLYWOOD -- Jersey Shore has been off-the-air for two years, but Pauly D is still packing them in! The 34-year-old goomba DJ, one of the most prominent cast members of the controversial MTV show from 2009 to 2012, led the party last night at Passion nightclub at the Seminole Hard Rock in Hollywood. Since the show ended, Pauly's a new dad (even if he's had difficulties getting along with the baby mama) and he's touring the nation's … [Read more...]

EXCLUSIVE — Fontainebleau Busboy: I Refused Sex With Gay Supervisor — And Got Fired!

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MIAMI BEACH -- A room service busboy claims he was fired from the Fontainebleau Miami Beach because he rebuffed the sexual advances of a male supervisor, including invitations to join him at a male strip club -- and now, the busboy is suing the famed resort. It's yet another Gossip Extra exclusive: Busboy Jean Montilus claims in a federal lawsuit filed earlier this month that he lost his share of tips, posh assignments, a promotion and … [Read more...]