Palm Beach Socialite Paulette Cooper: Scientologists Tried to Kill Me, And It’s All In a New Book!

Church of Scientology building in Los Angeles (PictorialEvidence photo)

PALM BEACH -- Palm Beach socialite Paulette Cooper was among the first to warn the world about the Church of Scientology's abuses of power. She faced years of church harassment and surveillance for her scathing expose in a 1971 book The Scandal of Scientology, and all she suffered has just been chronicled in a new book, The Unbreakable Miss Lovely: How The Church of Scientology Tried to Destroy Paulette Cooper. In case you're … [Read more...]

EXCLUSIVE — West Palm Beach Police Officer Found Dead . . . Suicide Suspected!

PALM BEACH GARDENS -- Veteran West Palm Beach Police officer John Scollo was found dead on Memorial Day in Palm Beach Gardens, according to several sources. He was the victim of a gunshot wound to the head, and authorities are suspecting a suicide, Gossip Extra is reporting exclusively. "Officer John Scollo unexpectedly passed away on Monday," WPB PD spokeswoman Lori Colombino said. "Palm Beach Gardens Police is handing the … [Read more...]

EXCLUSIVE — Michael Jordan: My Smoking Room Needs Better Exhaust System!

JUPITER -- Michael Jordan's cigar habit is catching up with him. The Chicago Bulls legend just filed paperwork with Palm Beach County for a permit to renovate the electrical and mechanical systems in his humidor and smoking room at home in Jupiter. It's yet another Gossip Extra exclusive: A source close to the six-time NBA champ, who lives in one of the county's largest single family homes at The Bears Club, tells us that Jordan's cigar … [Read more...]

MEMORIAL DAY Memories of a Soldier, And a Gentleman

Gossip Extra publisher Jose Lambiet wrote this Memorial Day story about World War II vet Joe Farish in 2007. Farish died at the age of 89 in September 2010. Death, however, is no reason to forget Farish and those who fought with him. WEST PALM BEACH -- Lawyer Joe Farish was known as a former judge whose law practice had its share of famous clients, including the 1980s' famous-by-sex Roxanne Pulitzer. But in several small farming towns … [Read more...]

BREAKING NEWS — Circumcision Saga Ends: Boynton Mother Signs Consent to Have 4-Year-Old Circumcised!

Heather Hironimus (Palm Beach County Sheriff's Office photo)

WEST PALM BEACH -- The saga of Heather Hironimus, a Boynton Beach mother who made worldwide news when she went into hiding for two months then spent the last week in jail for dodging a court order to have her son circumcised, is coming to an end. Hironimus just signed a consent form allowing the boy's father, Dennis Nebus, to go ahead with the procedure, bringing the case to an end. Additionally, Palm Beach County Judge Jeffrey Gillen … [Read more...]

DONALD TRUMP To Florida: GOP Presidential Candidates Are ALL MORONS!

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SARASOTA -- Presidential tease Donald Trump spent 70 minutes in front of a soldout crowd of 1,500 in Sarasota trash talking his opponents and making it clear that NO ONE is qualified to run for president. Except, of course, Donald Trump. "I like these people (current candidates), but they don't have it," the king of Palm Beach said before a roaring crowd chanting his name before he even showed up. "They're not doing what I do. I do it … [Read more...]

EXCLUSIVE — PBSO Deputies Draw Guns on Civilians in 86 Incidents in Five Weeks . . . And ALWAYS “Justifiably!”

WEST PALM BEACH -- Palm Beach County Sheriff's deputies drew their guns in 86 incidents between April 9 and May 12, according to records exclusively obtained by Gossip Extra -- and all incidents were deemed "justified" and "reasonable" and "necessary" by PBSO supervisors! The records were requested to examine the results of the first weeks of Sheriff Ric Bradshaw's new policy on deputies drawing their weapons. Urged to act because of dozens … [Read more...]

EXCLUSIVE — Sheriff Ric Bradshaw, Top PBSO Brass Could be Forced Into Deposition in Seth Adams Lawsuit!

Sheriff Ric Bradshaw (via Facebook)

WEST PALM BEACH -- The family of Seth Adams, an unarmed civilian gunned down by a Palm Beach County Sheriff's Office sergeant, has asked a federal magistrate to be allowed to depose Sheriff Rick Bradshaw, PBSO Chief Deputy Mike Gauger and three other top agency officials. It's yet another Gossip Extra exclusive: Adams' family members believe Bradshaw, Gauger, Internal Affairs Major Robert Van Reeth, Law Enforcement Operations Colonel James … [Read more...]

PHOTOS — Power Couples Bust a Move With Bouquets, for Charity!

(Mike Jachles Photo c.2015)

WELLINGTON -- The thunder of the ponies has quieted down but the parties are still roaring at the International Polo Club Palm Beach. This weekend, five prominent local couples competed in a floral arrangement competition to raise money for Petals With Purpose, a Palm Beach County charity which recycles flowers. What a blooming good idea! Donated flowers from corporate events and weddings, for example, are passed along to shelters, … [Read more...]

CUT OFF — Circumcision Mom Drops Federal Lawsuit . . . Judgment Day Nears For Boy’s Manhood!

Heather Hironimus and her little boy Chase are on the run (via Facebook)

WEST PALM BEACH -- Heather Hironimus' 4-year-old son is closer to losing his foreskin! The jailed mother, who went on the lam because she didn't want the boy to be circumcised, suddenly dropped her federal lawsuit that claimed her son's civil rights would be violated if he were forced to undergo the penile surgery. Earlier this week, U.S. District Judge Kenneth Marra in West Palm Beach refused to "revisit and second-guess" rulings already … [Read more...]

EXCLUSIVE — Rob Kardashian on His Way to Delray Beach Rehab Center!

DELRAY BEACH -- Rogue Kardashian clan member Rob Kardashian, the youngest of momager Kris Jenner's four children with her first husband, is on his way to Palm Beach County today, Gossip Extra has learned exclusively. We're told he'll chill in the Delray Beach area for a few days before checking into a local rehab center for what could end up being up to SIX MONTHS! As of now the part-time DJ, 28, is signed up for two months, a well-placed … [Read more...]

EXCLUSIVE — Vanilla Ice Property Targeted For Foreclosure by Lake Worth HOA!

Vanilla Ice just got arrested for burglary!

LAKE WORTH -- A house in Lake Worth owned by rapper-turned-home-improvement-guru Vanilla Ice is the target of a foreclosure action brought by the HOA of a development. It's yet another Gossip Extra exclusive: The Legend Lake Estates HOA says Ice, aka Rob Van Winkle, skipped two months worth of dues on his crib at 4601 Hunting Trail! Records show Ice bought the investment property in November for $430,000. It seems he has yet to pay … [Read more...]

CUT SHORT — Federal Judge Refuses To Rule in Circumcision Case

Heather Hironimus and her little boy Chase are on the run (via Facebook)

WEST PALM BEACH -- Heather Hironimus, the mother currently in a Broward County jail for refusing to have her son circumcised, lost her bid to have a federal judge consider her case. In his West Palm Beach courtroom late yesterday, U.S. District Judge Kenneth Marra refused to "revisit and second-guess" rulings already made by a state judge about the curious case involving a 4-year-old boy and his foreskin. Hironimus and the boy's father, … [Read more...]