EXCLUSIVE — Boca Raton Resort & Club Goes up For Sale!

BOCA RATON -- The famed Boca Raton Resort & Club is up for sale for the second time in 10 years. The historic Mizner resort, now owned by the buyout firm Blackstone Group and marketed as a Waldorf Astoria property, is being offered to potential buyers worldwide, Gossip Extra has learned. While club members have been buzzing about a possible sale for months, it became reality late last night when hundreds of members received this email … [Read more...]

BREAKING NEWS — NY Times Tags Florida AG Pam Bondi as Easily Influenced by Cash, Gifts!

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TALLAHASSEE -- Right on time for Tuesday's election, Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi is featured prominently in a New York Times story about the influence of lobbyists on attorneys general of several states. The damning story shows how Bondi's investigations of corporations on the behalf of consumers mysteriously stopped after she was wined and dined by out-of-state lobbyists. The NYT's yarn focused on the D.C. law firm of Dickstein … [Read more...]

Oprah Car Mishap Sends Broward Mom Onto The Sidewalk, And Into Media Stardom!

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MIAMI BEACH -- But first, let me take a selfie with Oprah Winfrey! Broward mom of two Lori Geller Bender reacted rather well to her close encounter with Oprah's SUV Saturday night in Miami Beach. She took a selfie with the queen of television talk (above) moments after the Cadillac Escalade ran over foot on Ocean Drive! The incident occurred as Winfrey, who was in the area for the motivational Oprah's The Life You Want Weekend at Miami's … [Read more...]

EXCLUSIVE — New York Ebola Doc Craig Spencer’s Florida Relatives Mum on His Condition!

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PORT CHARLOTTE -- New York City doctor Craig Spencer, the Doctors Without Borders physician who just returned from Africa with ebola, had not seen most of his family members for over a year -- including his mom and dad on Florida's West Coast. It's yet another Gossip Extra exclusive: According to records, the 33-year doctor's folks live on a quiet, leafy street of Port Charlotte, a sleepy suburban town near Punta Gorda. Jim and Patricia … [Read more...]

BREAKING NEWS — Charlie Crist, Rick Scott Neck And Neck in The Stretch!

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TALLAHASSEE -- It's a dead heat between Republican Governor Rick Scott and Democratic challenger Charlie Crist less than two weeks before the election. And in the words of an early polling specialist to The News Service of Florida, voters have such a negative view of Scott and Crist -- which likely won't change after last night's third and last debate -- that they'll be casting ballots for the "lesser of two evils!" -- Mysterious Nigerian … [Read more...]

HALLOWEEN: How About a Creepy Rick Scott Mask?

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ORLANDO -- The newest Halloween masks of Governor Rick Scott have hit the market, and they're creepier than ever. They're a first marketing effort by Orlando artist Jason Underwood, 26. "I think anyone who is has seen Rick Scott can agree that he looks insanely CREEPY," Underwood said. "He may be a nice guy, but the idea of a Rick Scott Halloween mask was too hard to pass up. Even Voldemort and Skeletor are pale in comparison." And at … [Read more...]

OPINION — Rein in Florida’s Out-of-Control Law Enforcement, Vote Yes on Medical Marijuana!

Florida's so-called medical marijuana initiative, which comes before the voters Nov. 4, deserves a resounding "Yes" vote. A win in favor of the initiative eventually would open the door to outright legalization, and that's reason enough to pass the measure. But an even better reason would be to start on the path of something that's long overdue: Law enforcement needs to be heeled, big time, and taking away a crime that allowed crime … [Read more...]

HALLOWEEN SPECIAL — Watch Jason Alexander’s Lucky Stiff . . . Win Two Burial Plots!

FORT LAUDERDALE -- The upcoming Fort Lauderdale International Film Festival opening night's showing of the new Jason Alexander movie Lucky Stiff will be brought to you by Levitt-Weinstein cemeteries! And the raffle to benefit the festival will allow two lucky . . . well . . . stiffs to win cemetery plots! Say what? Yep, the November 7-23 festival has outdone itself in dreaming up a marketing gimmick for its opening event at the Broward … [Read more...]

BREAKING NEWS — Ex-Car Racing Drug Smuggler Randy Lanier: “I Walked Out of Federal Prison a Free Man!”

FORT LAUDERDALE -- Former car racer and major marijuana smuggler Randy Lanier was freed from the federal penitentiary near Orlando where he was serving a life sentence without parole. Lanier, the 1986 Indianapolis 500 Rookie of the Year, now 60, was in prison for nearly half his life -- 27 years! He was convicted of running one of South Florida's largest drug smuggling operations, a business that helped fund his then-promising IndyCar racing … [Read more...]

PHOTO — Facial Surgery Can’t Silence Morning Radio Star Young Ron Brewer . . . But it Sure Makes Him Look Weird!

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MIAMI -- If a picture is worth 1,000 words, then this one of The Paul & Young Ron Morning Show's Ron Brewer could fill two hours of air time . . . and it hurts just looking at it! Brewer just underwent facial surgery for skin cancer (not a face lift, he claims!) and that's how he shows up in the studios of Big 105.9 every morning. (The show also airs on Real Radio 94.3 in West Palm Beach and the Treasure Coast) "He can open his mouth," … [Read more...]

CRIBS — Slugger Carlos Beltran: I Don’t Care About The Postseason, I Just Scored Big in Real Estate Game!

WESTON -- New York Yankees slugger Carlos Beltran, who's watching from a distance his former St. Louis Cardinals teammates enjoy a fruitful postseason, just made a mint in the Broward County real estate business. Designated hitter Beltran, 31, just unloaded his mansion in Weston for $4.1 million! That's a $300,000 payday, slightly more than a year after he bought the 13,316-square-foot estate on Windmill Road for $3.8 million! The … [Read more...]

EXCLUSIVE PHOTOS — Miami Dolphins, Green Bay Packers Fans Battle Outside Sun Life Stadium . . . Eight Arrests, 66 Incidents!

A nasty fight between Miami Dolphins fans and Green Bay backers erupted in the parking lot of Sun Life Stadium yesterday in Miami Gardens. This unidentified Green Bay got a broken nose out of it! (Charlie Ans/Splash News photo)

MIAMI GARDENS -- Fights between Miami Dolphins fans and Green Bay Packers backers erupted in the parking lots outside Sun Life Stadium yesterday after the Fins' heartbreaking loss. And of course, Gossip Extra is the only South Florida news organization with the photos of a particularly bloody confrontation that made football fans look like British soccer hooligans. -- UPDATE: Click here for the best game photos in the biz! But one thing … [Read more...]

PHOTOS — Pink’s The New Black as Dolphins Blow Lead to Packers With 3 Seconds Left!

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MIAMI GARDENS -- It was one of the most exciting Miami Dolphins game at Sun Life Stadium since Palm Beacher Stephen Ross bought the team in 2009, but Lady Victory picked the wrong side In a stadium with more breast cancer awareness pink than teal and orange, the Green Bay Packers got a go-ahead TD with three seconds left. -- UPDATE: Fights between opposing fans mar an otherwise exciting Miami Dolphins game The Fins were unable to … [Read more...]