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...]

PHOTOS — Countdown to Dolphins Kickoff: Rams’ Michael Sam Could be a Keeper; Fins Win Before no Crowd!

Michael Sam, the NFL's first openly gay player, last night at Sun Life Stadium (Charlie Ans/Splash News photo)

MIAMI GARDENS -- Here are the highlights of last night's final Miami Dolphins preseason game at Sun Life Stadium: 1. There were at least twice as many empty seats as fans. Finally, fans are recognizing that the NFL tries to put lipstick on a pig in continuing on with these useless, stupid preseason games. At the end of the night, though, it's still a pig. 2. The St. Louis Rams' Michael Sam, the league's first openly gay player, was in … [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...]

PHOTOS — Seminole Hard Rock Poker Open: Real Housewives Outlast Miami Heat Leftovers!

Seminole Hard Rock Poker Open 2014: Real Housewives of MIami stars Karent Sierra (left) and Joanna Krupa (Splash News photo)

HOLLYWOOD -- Miami Heat stars Udonis Haslem and Norris Cole, Real Housewives of Miami castmembers Joanna Krupa and Karent Sierra, pop singer Ryan Cabrera and others duked it out on the felt tables at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino's Poker Open last night. The $10 million-tournament starts in earnest today without the famous folks, who got to play early for charity. Most of the celebs got wiped out pretty fast last night, … [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...]

PHOTOS — Broward’s Dwayne The Rock Johnson Plays Horsey on European Vacation!

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BERLIN -- Broward County resident Dwayne Johnson made the grandest entrance of the summer blockbuster season at the Hercules premiere in Germany the other day. The Rock, 42, arrived on a Ben Hur-style chariot pulled by four horses! The actor didn't seem to have too much of a hard time leading the animals to the red carpet. -- Click here to find The Rock's Southwest Ranches mansion on the new Gossip Extra map Filmmakers are hoping for … [Read more...]

Husband of New WSVN Hottie Ashley Morrison Headed to Trial in Serial-Dialing Incident!

New WSVN-Channel 7 reporter Ashley Morrison (via Facebook)

MIAMI -- New WSVN-Channel 7 hottie Ashley Morrison is paid to talk about the often-private affairs of others on the Miami station's tabloid-style news shows, but she's strangely speechless when it comes to her own. The blonde general assignment reporter's estranged husband was in court in Connecticut yesterday for a hearing about allegations he called her 121 times at home and on her cell during Memorial Day weekend, at a time when she had a … [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...]