OPINION — Think Palm Beach County Law Enforcement Needs Civilian Oversight Just About Now?


You can no longer get online without being confronted to the latest new details about unjustified police shootings of unarmed civilians. Between an elderly police volunteer in Tulsa, Ok., who uses a gun instead of a Taser, or a grizzled veteran street cop in Charleston, N.C., who shoots a fleeing suspect in the back, these aren't great times to be an unarmed civilian in America. Yes, in America. Because while things have been fairly … [Read more...]

OPINION — Welcome to Fort Pierce, Mr. President: Take a Good Look at Your Legacy!

For sale downtown Fort Pierce for $42,344 (MLS photo0

FORT PIERCE -- While Republicans are belly-aching again about President Barack Obama coming to South Florida to play a few rounds of golf, they failed to pick up the irony of Obama flying to one of the area's poorest and blackest cities before heading to a club open only to 1 percent of the 1 percent. When Obama's Air Force One touches down at the St. Lucie County "International" Airport tomorrow morning for a weekend at The Floridian National … [Read more...]

EDITORIAL — Palm Beach Post, Daily News Motion in Jeffrey Epstein Sex Case is a Joke!


WEST PALM BEACH -- At a time of continued layoffs at The Palm Beach Post and Palm Beach Daily News, the newspapers have spent big money on filing a motion to keep documents in the current federal lawsuit involving Palm Beach millionaire pervert Jeffrey Epstein open to the public's scrutiny. We're all in favor of open court files. But we laugh at the alleged newspapers' attempt to appear as defenders of press freedoms when their leaders are … [Read more...]

OPINION — A Vote For Danielle Hickox Moore in Palm Beach Election is Vote For The Idle Rich


PALM BEACH -- Voting for incumbent Bill Diamond in today's Palm Beach election is a no-brainer. Especially if accomplishment is the main gauge. Since mainstream media barely covered the most interesting race for town council on the island for years, Gossip Extra went beyond press releases and cronyism. We actually vetted the candidates and delighted not just island voters but the rest of the area with tales of Diamond's challenger, … [Read more...]

BREAKING NEWS — It’s a Boy For North Palm Beach Golfer Dustin Johnson And Paulina Gretzky!

Paulina Gretzky Peanut Island feature

LOS ANGELES – Oh baby, congratulations! North Palm Beach golfer Dustin Johnson and his fiancée socialite Paulina Gretzky just gave birth to a baby boy. Johnson said the mother and child are doing just fine! The birth was announced through Johnson’s management company: “Paulina and I are happy to announce the arrival of our baby boy, who was born in Los Angeles on Monday morning. Both Paulina and the baby are healthy, resting comfortably, and … [Read more...]

OPINION – School Boss Wayne Gent Made WAY Too Much Money as Schools Got Worse!


WEST PALM BEACH -- The well-paid Palm Beach County Schools Superintendent Wayne Gent is leaving to seek “other opportunities” in public education. Gossip Extra hopes he doesn't let the door hit him on the way out! Gent, you see, made way too much money for the results he produced. We hope the person who'll replace him is a public servant in the true sense of the term, someone whose salary keeps him grounded -- in touch with those he's … [Read more...]

BREAKING NEWS — 60 Minutes Star Steve Kroft Busted . . . He’s Cheating on Wife in Viagra-Fueled Romps With Much Younger Attorney!

Steve Kroft and wife Jennet Conant

NEW YORK CITY -- Just like it busted Dateline NBC's Chris Hansen cheating on his wife with a WPTV-Channel 5 reporter in Palm Beach three years ago, the Boca Raton-based National Enquirer busted 60 Minutes star Steve Kroft stepping out on his missus. In his new edition, the tabloid reveals how CBS reporter Kroft has been cheating on Jennet Conant, a 55-year-old writer and his wife of 24 years, with a much younger woman, 41-year-old attorney Lisan … [Read more...]

OPINION — How Much Longer Will Media Play Sheriff Ric Bradshaw’s Bitches?

Video Snip of suspects affixing posters to parking posts.

WEST PALM BEACH -- For once, the local media should make their own New Year resolution instead of merely reporting the resolutions of others. Here it is: How about they stop being Palm Beach County Sheriff Ric Bradshaw's bitches in 2015? For most of 2014 Bradshaw -- who, we're hearing, will run for a fourth term in 2016 -- has shown time and time again he's no friend of the First Amendment. Spurred on by Bradshaw and his entourage, … [Read more...]

OPINION — Florida Pols Should Quit Whining About Cuba Opening . . . State Has Everything to Win, Nothing to Lose!


Gossip Extra publisher Jose Lambiet traveled twice to Cuba over the past 15 years to report on changes on the island PALM BEACH -- Since President Barack Obama announced the normalization of American-Cuban relations this morning, U.S. Senator Marco Rubio and other local pols want us to believe that the thawing of the cross-Caribbean cold war is the worst thing since Elian Gonzalez was seized by Janet Reno's armed "henchmen" and shipped back to … [Read more...]

SAY IT AIN’T SO: Top Palm Beach Post Bosses Keep Wallets Closed to Season to Share!

WEST PALM BEACH -- While The Palm Beach Post will be exhorting the few readers it has left to donate money for some of the area's most unfortunate residents in its yearly Season to Share holiday fundraising drive, the dwindling newspaper's top managers were strangely absent when the time came to open their wallets during last year's effort. Again this year, and for the 20th time, the newspaper is expected to raise well in excess of $600,000 … [Read more...]

OPINION — Rein in Florida’s Out-of-Control Law Enforcement, Vote Yes on Medical Marijuana!

Florida's so-called medical marijuana initiative, which comes before the voters Nov. 4, deserves a resounding "Yes" vote. A win in favor of the initiative eventually would open the door to outright legalization, and that's reason enough to pass the measure. But an even better reason would be to start on the path of something that's long overdue: Law enforcement needs to be heeled, big time, and taking away a crime that allowed crime … [Read more...]

LAST DAYS — Please, do Your Share to Keep Your Internet Flowing Fairly!

Dear Reader, In a few hours, the Federal Communications Commission will close the public comment period on the most unfair new regulations on access and usage of the Internet in the medium's short history. The FCC, which is stacked with current or former executives of giant corporate media companies, is considering to allow Internet providers to charge websites like Gossip Extra for faster reader access. Obviously, the hundreds of … [Read more...]

OPINION — Dwyane Wade Should be Ashamed of Wedding Hoopla!


HOMESTEAD -- In the days leading to his wedding in a castle-like property in the middle of the fields of Homestead, Miami Heat star Dwyane Wade, his now-wife Gabrielle Union and their entourage displayed the type of paranoid control-freak behavior that reminded observers of Michael Jackson. They vowed that no information about their big day would leak, even confiscating the cellphones of many guests to make double sure. But when Gossip … [Read more...]