EXCLUSIVE — John Goodman: I Want a Third Trial!


WEST PALM BEACH -- Wellington polo mogul John Goodman's lawyers are about to file a request for a third trial, Gossip Extra has learned exclusively. Sources in the jailed Goodman's entourage tell me the lengthy motion is scheduled to be filed with the court system by Wednesday. The legal team led by West Palm Beach lawyer Doug Duncan and former Palm Beach County prosecutor Elizabeth Parker expect it will be denied by Judge Jeffrey Colbath. … [Read more...]

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!


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...]

BREAKING NEWS — John Goodman Found GUILTY of DUI Manslaughter AGAIN!


WEST PALM BEACH -- A jury imported from Tampa has just found Wellington polo mogul John Goodman guilty of DUI manslaughter and leaving the scene of an accident after a three-week re-trial and slightly more than four hours of deliberations! Goodman was remanded to the Palm Beach County jail immediately pending his sentencing. The Texas trust-funder was already found guilty of killing motorist Scott Wilson, 23, on a Wellington country road in … [Read more...]

BREAKING NEWS — Boca Raton Mobster Skinny Joey Merlino Gets More Prison!


BOCA RATON -- "Skinny" Joey Merlino, the retired Philadelphia crime boss who settled in Boca Raton and is helping investors open a restaurant in the heart of the city, won't be working at the new Italian eatery until the end of tourist season. Merlino, 52, is being sent back to prison after a federal judge decided Merlino violated his parole when Broward Sheriff's Office undercovers tailed him to a dinner with former mafia associates and … [Read more...]

EXCLUSIVE — Laywer Roy Black: DUI Killer John Goodman Could be Saved by Out-of-Town Jury!

MIAMI -- Famed criminal defense attorney Roy Black, who represented Wellington polo mogul John Goodman when he was convicted of DUI manslaughter two years ago, tells Gossip Extra he's been watching the live web feeds of Goodman's re-trial in a West Palm Beach courtroom, and he appears hopeful that Goodman is about to beat the rap this time around! It's yet another Gossip Extra exclusive: We ran into Black at his and wife Lea Black's yearly … [Read more...]

EXCLUSIVE — Sofia Vergara’s ex Nick Loeb: Palm Beach Film Fest Classless For Inviting Joe Manganiello!

PALM BEACH -- Delray Beach businessman Nick Loeb, Modern Family star Sofia Vergara's ex-fiance, is telling friends he feels humiliated by the Palm Beach International Film Festival's invitation of Magic Mike star Joe Manganiello to its big 20th anniversary gala this week. Loeb shared Vergara's life for five years until she took up with beefcake Manganiello, who's also known for his role of a werewolf in the HBO hit series True Blood. Yet, … [Read more...]

PHOTOS — Dennis Rodman Crashes Boca Raton Law Firm Party to Ask Carmen Electra to Marry Him Again!

Dennis Rodman to Carmen Electra: Will you marry me, again? (Splash News photo)

BOCA RATON -- NBA legend Dennis Rodman crashed a private party at Blue Martini in Boca Raton last night to try to talk actress Carmen Electra, his ex-wife, to marry him again, but he only managed to have organizers beef up security! As usually, Gossip Extra's the only South Florida media organization with the photos of the kerfufle! It all went down about 7 p.m. when the Halloween party of the Berman & Berman law firm started kicking at … [Read more...]

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

Craig Spencer and Morgan Dixon

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...]

EXCLUSIVE — Palm Beach Fashion Guru Robert Janjigian Out of ICU — But Not Out of The Woods!

WEST PALM BEACH -- Palm Beach Daily News fashion columnist Robert Janjigian, who suffered a massive stroke at work a month ago, was finally discharged from St. Mary's Medical Center's ICU -- but a source tells me he is still in a medically-induced coma in an undisclosed long-term care facility. Janjigian, 56, collapsed at the Palm Beach paper's West Palm Beach office Sept. 25. While a smoker, Janjigian had been handed additional duties at … [Read more...]

EXCLUSIVE — Florida Booze Cops Descend on Retired Mobster Skinny Joey Merlino’s New Boca Raton Restaurant!

BOCA RATON -- Agents with the Florida Division of Alcoholic Beverages and Tobacco surprised the folks putting the finishing touches on a new restaurant named after convicted Philadelphia mob boss "Skinny" Joey Merlino, a spywitness tells Gossip Extra. The group visited yesterday afternoon to make sure Merlino, who served 14 years in prison before moving to Boca in 2012, is not involved in the restaurant's management. Even if the place is … [Read more...]

EXCLUSIVE — Bill Gates is Fixing Wellington Horse Manure Scandal!

Bill Gates

WELLINGTON -- America's richest man was no match for the Village of Wellington, and Gossip Extra! Just a week after we broke the story that Bill Gates is the target of daily fines for illegally dumping horse poop in a holding tank built too close to a pond on his Wellington equestrian property, the Microsoft founder's lawyers filed a proper notice to build a new bin at the legal 100-foot distance from water. According to village building … [Read more...]

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

Gov. Rick Scott (left) and Charlie Crist

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...]