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...]

BREAKING NEWS — John Goodman Sentenced to 16 Years AGAIN!

John Goodman: Request for third trial on the way! (AP photo)

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...]

ELECTION DAY — Pro-Pot Activists Make The Rounds!

Florida Green Doctors boss Erik Martinez (left), Colorado pot farmer Bruce Vanaman, experimental cannabis user Irv Rosenfeld, Green Doctors' Micheal Blume (Gossip Extra photo)

DELRAY BEACH -- Pro-marijuana activists have been making the rounds on election day, as Florida voters decide whether the state will allow the medical use of pot. Chief among them at a gathering in Deerfield Beach last night was Irv Rosenfeld, a Fort Lauderdale stock broker who, as of today, is the only legal pot smoker in Florida. The victim of tumors in his bones, Rosenfeld has been a part of a study about pot use since 1982, and he gets … [Read more...]

EXCLUSIVE — Source: John Goodman is Going Broke!

John Goodman

WEST PALM BEACH -- After spending millions on two trials and more than $750,000 on at-home detention, Wellington polo mogul John Goodman is running out of money, a source close to the Texas trust-funder tells Gossip Extra exclusively. Last week Goodman, 51, was found guilty for the second time of DUI manslaughter and leaving the scene of a February 2010 car crash that claimed the life of 23-year-old University of Central Florida graduate Scott … [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...]

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...]

FLORIDUH — Walmart Shopper Pinched For Pumping The Python on Plush Pony!

TAMPA -- A 19-year-old man was arrested in a Walmart just north of Tampa yesterday after he took a stuffed horse from a sales bin, used the popular Christmas toy to masturbate then placed the semen-covered item on a bed offered for sale, police say. Police in Brooksville say Sean Johnson carefully picked "a brown, tan, and red stuffed horse from the clearance shelf in the garden department” then went to town. According to the police report, … [Read more...]

EXCLUSIVE — Bill Gates on Horse Manure Scandal: It’s One Big Misunderstanding!

Bill Gates

WELLINGTON -- A mouthpiece for billionaire Bill Gates responded to Gossip Extra's scoop about the fines that Gates is racking up courtesy of the Village of Wellington by saying it's all one big paperwork snafu! Still, according to the spokeswoman, Gates' people are working on the problem with Wellington officials. Gates, we reported Monday, has received more than $40,000 in fines since July because a horse manure holding tank on his fancy … [Read more...]

EXCLUSIVE — Charlie Crist’s Mysterious Nigerian Connection Drops $100,000 in Florida Governor Campaign!

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BOCA RATON -- A mysterious Nigerian businessman whose empire is under scrutiny for its ties to a jailed, corrupt African politician has emerged as one of Democratic candidate for governor Charlie Crist's biggest campaign donors, Gossip Extra has learned exclusively. Onajite Okoloko, an oil executive turned fertilizer manufacturer with a sprawling property in Boca Raton, has donated $100,000 to Democrat Crist's campaign so far this year, … [Read more...]

CRIME — Couple Arrested While Getting it on in Town Square of Retirement Community!

SUMTER COUNTY-- A  68-year-old woman and her much younger partner in various stages of undress were busted while having sex in the town square of a retirement community just south of Ocala. Coitus interruptus, anyone? Sumter County Sheriff's deputies alerted by residents in the quiet 55+ community of The Villages -- which calls itself Florida's Friendliest Retirement Hometown -- caught the pair red, ahem!, handed. Margaret Klemm, 68, a … [Read more...]

EXCLUSIVE — Drinking Scandal Ensnares Benjamin School, Jack Nicklaus’ Family!

PALM BEACH GARDENS -- The aftermaths of a drinking scandal at the fancy Benjamin School in Palm Beach Gardens is overshadowing the excitement of graduation later this month. Two seniors from prominent families, J.B. Thompson and Ray Anderson, were expelled after they allegedly took control of a classmate's cellphone and posted an obscene message on the Facebook page of the Ivy League school where the classmate is headed, Yale … [Read more...]

EXCLUSIVE — Fake Buyers, New Foreclosure Rule Plague Burt Reynolds Home Sale!

Burt Reynolds, last month at IPC polo in Wellington (Mike Jachles photo)

HOBE SOUND -- Gawkers posing as home buyers and a recent decision by a Florida court of appeals to extend the period of time when a bank can pursue a foreclosure could spell trouble for Hollywood big-screen legend Burt Reynolds, Gossip Extra has learned. The actor's property at 16815 SE US1 in Hobe Sound has been winding its way through foreclosure in Martin County, and until recently, it was believed that the banks would have until 2015 to … [Read more...]

PHOTOS — Fired Manchester United Manager David Moyes, Topless in Miami Beach!

MIAMI BEACH -- Just days after he was canned with great fanfare by the English Premiere League club of Manchester United, David Moyes popped up topless on the warm sands of Miami Beach! As usual, Gossip Extra's the only local news outfit with the photos: Pasty as only Brits can be at the end of the winter, Moyes and his chubby wife Pamela have been trying to find peace and anonymity just miles from where the United owner lives! Good luck … [Read more...]