EXCLUSIVE — Broward Sheriff: Mobster Skinny Joey Merlino Violated Probation!

Joey Merlino

FORT LAUDERDALE -- We wouldn't fault retired Philadelphia gangland boss Joseph "Skinny Joey" Merlino if he were to steal Michael Corleone's famous "Just when I thought I was out, they pull me back in!" Just nine days -- NINE DAYS -- before Merlino was to end successfully his three years probation and gain total freedom from the penal system, Broward County Sheriff's deputies who'd been tailing Merlino claimed in a federal filing that Merlino … [Read more...]

EXCLUSIVE — Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson Moves in $5.5 Million-Mansion . . . And Orders a $1 Million-Addition!

A rendition of the house that movie star Dwayne The Rock Johnson just bought in Broward County (Landmark Custom Homes photo)

SOUTHWEST RANCHES -- Actor Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson is supervising the move into his brand new, 13,000-square-foot house in suburban Fort Lauderdale -- but already he found there's something missing. Another 5,000 square feet! So workers are now constructing what's deemed to be a "recreational building" in the back of his new, $5.5 million-crib at 16715 Berkshire Court in the fancy town of Southwest Ranches. Price tag: Another cool 1 … [Read more...]

PHOTOS — Brody Jenner Rocks Seminole Hard Rock’s Passion!

Brody Jenner

HOLLYWOOD -- Reality TV star and DJ Brody Jenner rocked a jam-packed Passion nightclub at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino over the weekend. The son of Olympic hero Bruce Jenner and his ex-wife, actress Linda Thompson, Brody makes news occasionally for things other than his music. In May, he refused to attend the wedding of his step-sister Kim Kardashian and rapper Kanye West, creating speculation of a rift. But when it come to … [Read more...]

VIDEO — Hot-Headed Food Store Clerk Shoots Customers!

Fort Lauderdale food store clerk Omar Ayyash, 26, is wanted by Broward Sheriff's deputies today on charges that he tried to kill three store patrons (BSO photo)

FORT LAUDERDALE -- A Fort Lauderdale food-mart clerk is being sought by Broward authorities today after he was seen shooting three patrons on the store's video surveillance camera. The video below shows a man identified as Omar Ayyash, 26, calmly walk behind his counter at Marshall's Food Mart on NW 27th Avenue in Fort Lauderdale, pick up a semi-automatic handgun, walk past customers and into the street -- and fire at two men and a woman … [Read more...]

EXCLUSIVE — Flo Rida Finally Pays ADT For Fort Knox-Style Home Security System!

Flo Rida

SOUTHWEST RANCHES -- Hip-hop star Flo Rida finally paid for the sick, 27-camera security system that ADT installed at his then-new house in Broward County BACK IN 2009! It took a lawsuit to make it happen: The singer of Wild One was ordered by a Broward County judge to pay the home-security company $31,258.43, including interest and legal costs. We're happy to report ADT finally did get paid! The singer bought the 6,800-square-foot … [Read more...]

EXCLUSIVE — DUI: Miami Ink’s Chris Nunez Was Sound Asleep at Traffic Light!

DANIA BEACH -- Reality TV's Miami Ink and Ink Master star Chris Nunez's DUI arrest over the weekend came after Florida Highway Patrol allegedly found the famed tattoo artist sound asleep at the wheel of his car at a traffic light off I-95 -- with the engine running and the car in drive! It's yet another Gossip Extra exclusive that contradicts a certain Los Angeles website's made up story about Nunez blowing through a stop sign then getting … [Read more...]

EXCLUSIVE — Ariana Grande: I Was a Magnet For Hockey Pucks at Florida Panthers games!

Ariana Grande

SUNRISE -- The start of the NHL season in two weeks reminds us at Gossip Extra of the time when pop star Ariana Grande attracted hockey pucks. Let us explain: Back in 1998, the then 5-year-old singer of Bang Bang always sat in the first rows with her mom and dad at Florida Panthers games. Usually, she could be found behind the penalty box at the BB&T Center, where she shot the breeze with penalized but amused players and even the … [Read more...]

EXCLUSIVE — Dan Marino’s Autistic Son Engaged to Miami Hottie!

DAVIE -- Michael Marino, the autistic 26-year-old son of Miami Dolphins legend Dan Marino, just got engaged to a Hialeah hottie who left her husband at the time she met Michael, three years ago. According to several sources in Dan Marino's entourage, Michael got down on one knee near the foot of the Eiffel Tower Sept. 8 in Paris, and asked Maria Huete, 29, to marry him. She said yes, "a million times yes, my sweet prince Michael," according … [Read more...]

BREAKING NEWS — Seductive Burglars Leave Trail of Stolen Rolexes, Broken Hearts!


FORT LAUDERDALE -- Older gentlemen who had their Rolexes or bank cards stolen by hotties picked up in upscale South Florida Blue Martini nightclubs recently should get a hold of Broward Sheriff's detectives! Law enforcement officials believe two women arrested in late August in South Florida left a trail of ripped off guys all the way up to New York City -- and at least three victims in the Miami/Fort Lauderdale area. Oh yeah: Victims who … [Read more...]

EXCLUSIVE — Where in The World is WFOR Star Reporter Michele Gillen?

Jim DeFede and Michele Gillen

MIAMI -- WFOR-Channel 4 investigative reporter Michele Gillen has not been seen in the CBS affiliate's newsroom in two months, and no one at the station is commenting on her whereabouts. But insiders are telling me Gillen, who's at WFOR for nearly 20 years, walked out after a nasty, public tongue-lashing about her work from colleague Jim DeFede in mid-July -- and she hasn't been at work since. "Apparently, nobody can get a hold of her," … [Read more...]

EXCLUSIVE — WSVN Eyeing Sports Reporter Donovan Campbell to Replace Louis Aguirre on Deco Drive!

MIAMI -- WSVN-Channel 7 honchos are looking in-house to find a replacement for Louis Aguirre on the station’s daily gossip show Deco Drive. Aguirre was paired up with Lynn Martinez on the Fox affiliate's DD for years but recently moved on to CBS’ national tabloid show The Insider. Now, one serious candidate for Aguirre’s old gig is Donovan Campbell. The 30-something Florida International grad had one week to convince his bosses that he’s … [Read more...]

VIDEO — Gossip Extra Dishes The Dirt on WSFL’s Eye Opener


FORT LAUDERDALE -- Here is this morning's Gossip Extra roundup on WSFL-Channel 39's Eye Opener, with Jose Lambiet and David Aizer. Highlights include details about the new indictment for fraud of jailed ex-WPTV anchorman Rob Lopicola; The listing for sale of a Broward home that's the most expensive in the nation; New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft and his way young galpal; and singer Lily Allen in a bikini in South Beach: … [Read more...]

LAST DAYS — Please, do Your Share to Keep Your Internet Flowing Fairly!

Dear Reader, In a few hours, the Federal Communications Commission will close the public comment period on the most unfair new regulations on access and usage of the Internet in the medium's short history. The FCC, which is stacked with current or former executives of giant corporate media companies, is considering to allow Internet providers to charge websites like Gossip Extra for faster reader access. Obviously, the hundreds of … [Read more...]