PHOTOS — Fashion Week Palm Beach Kicks Off in Style!

PALM BEACH -- Fashion Week Palm Beach kicked off quietly over the weekend with a VIP preview at Prado Spa & Salon in downtown West Palm Beach. In addition to several designers, models and organizers kicked off a week's worth of fashion shows. The big-deal runway shows are scheduled Friday through Sunday at the city-owned Lakefront Pavilion on Flagler. Who else was there? Check out Mike Jachles' gallery below: … [Read more...]

EXCLUSIVE — Marchman Act Petition Filed Against Creed Frontman Scott Stapp . . . Could be Forced Into Treatment!

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BOCA RATON -- The wife of Creed singer Scott Stapp has filed a petition to force him into treatment for drug abuse and mental illness, Gossip Extra has learned exclusively. A hearing on the Marchman Act filing is scheduled for Wednesday in the Boca Raton courthouse, according to Palm Beach County court records. Under the act, Judge Jeffrey Gillen could order Stapp into treatment for up to five days at first, then up to five months if … [Read more...]

BREAKING NEWS — John Goodman Sentenced to 16 Years AGAIN!

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WEST PALM BEACH -- Wellington Polo mogul John Goodman has just been sentenced to 16 years in a state prison for the 2010 DUI killing of 23-year-old Scott Wilson. Goodman was convicted of vehicular homicide and DUI manslaughter after his second trial last month. Judge Jeffrey Colbath ordered a new trial after multi-millionaire Goodman's first conviction two years ago because of juror's misconduct. This time, the court empaneled jurors … [Read more...]

EXCLUSIVE — Palm Beach Opens up to Uber Drivers!

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PALM BEACH -- Palm Beach's Code Enforcement Board has thrown the tony town's gates wide open to the ride-sharing company Uber. The board yesterday dismissed three citations handed to Uber drivers who'd come to Palm Beach to pick up passengers. The first before the board was Palm Beach Gardens motorist Vincent Allora, cited in October by Palm Beach Police as he headed to Cucina restaurant to pick up a rider. Cops wrote up Allora, who was … [Read more...]

EXCLUSIVE — Creed Singer Scott Stapp Believed to be in Rehab . . . Wife Wants Psych Evaluation!

BOYNTON BEACH -- Creed frontman Scott Stapp, who's been battling another drug and booze relapse as well as what could be a mental illness, is believed to have checked himself in a local drying tank, Gossip Extra has learned. Boca Raton resident Stapp, 41, told one friend he is at The Watershed in-patient rehab center in Boynton Beach for an addiction to prescription pills -- and he's none too happy about being on the fancy campus. Two … [Read more...]

EXCLUSIVE — Delusional Creed Frontman Scott Stapp: “Florida is Not Safe . . . Biological Weapons on The Way!”

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BOCA RATON -- The wife of Creed singer Scott Stapp is asking a Palm Beach County family judge for full custody of their three children and claims drugs and booze have turned the man she's now trying to divorce into a paranoid delusional shell who texts her messages that make no sense. It's yet another Gossip Extra exclusive: Former model Jaclyn Stapp recently filed for divorce in a Palm Beach County family court and filed an emergency motion … [Read more...]

EXCLUSIVE — Creed Frontman Scott Stapp’s Wife Files For Divorce . . . Claims he is Doctor-Shopping For Amphetamines, Steroids And Tried to Kill Himself!

BOCA RATON -- Former model Jaclyn Stapp, wife of Creed frontman Scott Stapp, has filed for divorce in Palm Beach County, Gossip Extra has learned exclusively. Jaclyn claims in the divorce petition that the singer of Higher and Arms Wide Open has relapsed into drugs and booze for the seventh time in their 8-year marriage, and has been doctor-shopping for prescription pills, including amphetamines and crystal meth. Jaclyn is seeking full … [Read more...]

EXCLUSIVE — Palm Beach Builder John Rossi: “I’m Not a Bad Person, I Just Made Bad Decisions!”

PALM BEACH -- Builder John Rossi, whose illegal destruction of the facade of car mogul Chuck Schumacher's historic house caused a preservation firestorm in Palm Beach, opened up in an interview with Gossip Extra -- saying his rough beginnings in life and flamboyant personality got him in trouble. With Schumacher facing serious fines for the destruction of his Marion Sims Wyeth facade at 105 Clarendon Avenue, a teary Rossi said he didn't … [Read more...]

EXCLUSIVE — Palm Beach’s Favorite Builder Has no Contractor’s License But Has Criminal Record!

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PALM BEACH -- A builder hired by dozens of Palm Beachers, including car mogul Chuck Schumacher for his controversial renovation of a historic house, doesn't have a contractor's license but does have a criminal record, Gossip Extra has learned. John D. Rossi, a former painter in charge of 15 highly visible construction projects currently on the island, recently apologized to the town for the mistakes he made on Schumacher's project at 105 … [Read more...]

EXCLUSIVE — Palm Beach Businessman Gerard Haryman Sentenced to One Day in Prison, Three Years Probation in Fraud!

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BOSTON -- A federal judge in Massachusetts just sentenced Palm Beach businessman Gerard Haryman to one day in a federal prison and three years probation for his role in an attempt to inflate artificially the value of his Lake Worth company. Haryman, 70, was also fined $24,000 in restitution. The well-known Palm Beach society member and member of Donald Trump's Mar-a-Lago faced five years behind bars when he appeared in court. However, … [Read more...]

EXCLUSIVE — Builder of Car Mogul Chuck Schumacher’s Controversial Palm Beach House Apologizes For Video Taunts!

PALM BEACH -- John Rossi, the contractor on South Florida car mogul Chuck Schumacher's controversial renovation of a house in Palm Beach, has apologized to Palm Beach leaders for 22 videos he posted on Facebook that taunted town officials charged with ensuring the preservation of the historic structure. In one damning video, Rossi also talks about destroying the wall that Schumacher claims was knocked down by mistake. Rossi eventually … [Read more...]

PHOTOS — Huey Lewis Jams With Bon Jovi Drummer Tico Torres at Palm Beach Gardens Gala

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PALM BEACH GARDENS -- It was an 80s reunion of sorts Sunday night at the charity gala of Bon Jovi drummer Tico Torres in Palm Beach Gardens. Torres, whose band really got big in the 80s, jammed with Huey Lewis, whose Do You Believe in Love with his band The News was one of the decade's anthems, and the Blues Brothers Soul Band, a tribute to the 1980 movie. The gala, at PGA National Resort and Spa, brought more than 300 friends of Torres' … [Read more...]

EXCLUSIVE — Palm Beach Society Big Gerard Haryman’s Friends Beg Federal Judge For Mercy in Sentencing!

BOSTON -- Palm Beach friends of businessman Gerard Haryman, including Gwyneth Paltrow's disgraced uncle, have asked a federal judge to go easy on Haryman at his sentencing Thursday in Boston. It's yet another Gossip Extra exclusive: Haryman, who admitted to participating in a financial fraud scheme when he was ensnared in an FBI sting operation, is facing up to five years in the slammer. He could, however, get much less: The criminal file … [Read more...]