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...]

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 — 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...]

EXCLUSIVE — Golf Star Rory McIlroy Buys $2 Million-Condo in Singer Island!

SINGER ISLAND -- Recent British Open champ Rory McIlroy just splurged on some more Palm Beach County real estate! It's yet another Gossip Extra exclusive: World No. 1 McIlroy, who already owns adjacent properties in Palm Beach Gardens, spent $2 million cash on a 10th floor penthouse at Ocean's Edge at Singer Island, 5050 North Ocean Drive. Records show the deal for the 3,100-square-foot, three-bedroom condo was finalized by McIlroy, who now … [Read more...]

EXCLUSIVE — Ex-Boxer, US Congress Candidate Jameel McCline: I’m Flat Broke!

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DELRAY BEACH -- Despite an estimated $15 million in boxing career earnings and his use of $150,000 of his own money to run his campaign for the U.S. Congress,¬†Jameel McCline is financially KO, according to federal court records. It's yet another story about the man who's challenging longtime incumbent and disgraced judge Alcee Hastings that The Palm Beach Post hasn't told its readers: Earlier this year, McCline filed for bankruptcy -- and … [Read more...]

EXCLUSIVE — Tiger Woods Ex Elin Nordegren: I Paid my Plumber!

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NORTH PALM BEACH -- Gossip Extra has got to be the best debt collector in Palm Beach County! Just days after we told you of a lien placed against the North Palm Beach property of Elin Nordegren, Tiger Woods' long-suffering ex-wife, the construction debt was paid in full Monday. You're welcome! We broke the story last month: A plumbing supplies company,¬†Stuart-based Gorman Company, filed a construction lien on Nordegren's nearly finished … [Read more...]

EXCLUSIVE — Michael Lohan’s Jailed, Pregnant Baby Mama Kate Major Begs Palm Beach Judge: Let me Out Now!

WEST PALM BEACH -- Kate Major, the jailed and pregnant galpal of movie starlet Lindsay Lohan's dad Michael Lohan, just had her lawyer file a motion for early release from jail. The reason: Her current pregnancy, her second baby from Michael Lohan, has been difficult -- and she claims she's not getting adequate treatment in the slammer. Major has been transferred to Wellington Regional Medical Center three times, including once this week, … [Read more...]