EXCLUSIVE — Ex-Airline Boss Suspected in Corruption Scheme Nailed by IRS!

BOCA RATON -- Former airline exec Scot Spencer, a Boca Raton resident who's up on corruption charges in California, has just been ordered to pay extra taxes, according to public records. Spencer, who once owned the defunct Braniff International Airways, apparently failed to pay enough income taxes from 2005 to 2012. So the IRS just placed a lien on his Boca Pointe home until he turns up with $598,179.37. We couldn't reach Spencer, but … [Read more...]

VIDEO – Happy Ending in Boca Raton for Under-The-Covers Cop!

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BOCA RATON – It wasn’t such a happy ending for the cop who got nabbed in a prostitution sting after getting a happy ending in a Boca Raton massage parlor! And, you guessed it, the whole thing was caught on surveillance video! Coconut Creek police officer James Yacobellis was fired for what you see, and what you don’t see, in the just-released video below. In June, Boca Raton police conducted a sting operation on O Asian Wellness Spa … [Read more...]

VIDEOS – Ariana Grande Says She “Almost Died” Again, This Time in an Elevator!

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KANSAS CITY – There’s no Love in an Elevator for Boca Raton pop-princess Ariana Grande. To hear the drama queen tell it, it’s more like near death experience! The 21-year-old singer says she “almost died” when she was performing Love Me Harder on the opening night of her The Honeymoon Tour this week in Kansas City. The pint-sized pixie got caught in a malfunctioning lift on stage and then vlogged about it on YouTube. And here she … [Read more...]

PHOTO – Kevin James Films Mall Cop 2 Promo in Boca Raton’s Town Center!

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BOCA RATON – Don’t bother him, he’s not on duty! Delray Beach funnyman Kevin James is donning a security uniform today, and he's been patrolling the halls of the Town Center at Boca Raton on a Segway. -- Click here to find Kevin's Delray Beach house on the new map of celebrities No worries, the chubby didn't get a real job! The lovable hometown loser is filming a promo for Paul Blart: Mall Cop 2, set to be released on April … [Read more...]

PHOTOS — Ariana Grande Shivers and Smiles in NYC Cold After SNL 40!

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NEW YORK CITY -- The stars were out in a funny fashion last night as Saturday Night Live celebrated its 40th year on television with a celebrity-drenched show. Boca Raton lovely Ariana Grande, who starred in this season’s premiere episode back in September with actor Chris Pratt, was on hand again last night. Paparazzi caught the 21-year-old South Floridian taking some time to mug with fans in the frigid, New York City cold as she left the … [Read more...]

PHOTOS — Kelly Bensimon Surfs Boca Raton!

BOCA RATON -- Reality TV star Kelly Bensimon was spotted all over the Boca Raton Resort & Club over the past few days, but she and daughter Thadeus really spent quality time at the resort's brand spanking new $1 million-FlowRider surf training machine. And judging the photos, they're probably still there! The former The Real Housewives of New York City star is about to turn 47, and word is she's looking for a little pied-a-terre … [Read more...]

PHOTOS/VIDEO — Clean, Sober David Cassidy: I Think I Love Boca Raton’s JAZZIZ

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BOCA RATON -- Clean and sober, and deeming himself a "recovering alcoholic," aging teen idol David Cassidy put on a hell of a show at Jazziz the other night in Boca Raton. And Gossip Extra has Mike Jachles' exclusive vidoe and photos. For more than 90 minutes, the former Partridge Family star gave the well-heeled dinner-and-drinks crowd at the Mizner Park nightclub a Vegas-style concert rife with memories and anecdotes from Cassidy's … [Read more...]

PHOTO — Dan Marino, Paul Castronovo: Fire up The Pizza Oven!

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BOCA RATON -- NFL legend Dan Marino and big-time morning radio jock Paul Castronovo celebrated the grand opening of the new Anthony's Coal Fired Pizza last night on US1 in Boca Raton. The nice touch in the place, of course in addition to the city's fluffiest pizzas: A corner of the restaurant is named Castronovo Corner, of course after half of the Paul & Young Ron Morning Show on Big 105.9. … [Read more...]

BREAKING NEWS — Boca Raton Mobster Skinny Joey Merlino Gets More Prison!

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BOCA RATON -- "Skinny" Joey Merlino, the retired Philadelphia crime boss who settled in Boca Raton and is helping investors open a restaurant in the heart of the city, won't be working at the new Italian eatery until the end of tourist season. Merlino, 52, is being sent back to prison after a federal judge decided Merlino violated his parole when Broward Sheriff's Office undercovers tailed him to a dinner with former mafia associates and … [Read more...]

PHOTOS — Dennis Rodman Crashes Boca Raton Law Firm Party to Ask Carmen Electra to Marry Him Again!

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BOCA RATON -- NBA legend Dennis Rodman crashed a private party at Blue Martini in Boca Raton last night to try to talk actress Carmen Electra, his ex-wife, to marry him again, but he only managed to have organizers beef up security! As usually, Gossip Extra's the only South Florida media organization with the photos of the kerfufle! It all went down about 7 p.m. when the Halloween party of the Berman & Berman law firm started kicking at … [Read more...]

EXCLUSIVE — Florida Booze Cops Descend on Retired Mobster Skinny Joey Merlino’s New Boca Raton Restaurant!

BOCA RATON -- Agents with the Florida Division of Alcoholic Beverages and Tobacco surprised the folks putting the finishing touches on a new restaurant named after convicted Philadelphia mob boss "Skinny" Joey Merlino, a spywitness tells Gossip Extra. The group visited yesterday afternoon to make sure Merlino, who served 14 years in prison before moving to Boca in 2012, is not involved in the restaurant's management. Even if the place is … [Read more...]

EXCLUSIVE — Ariana Grande’s Family Has History of Mental Illness, Domestic Violence, Palm Beach Court Records Show!

BOCA RATON -- Is mental illness in the genes of pop star Ariana Grande? If you believe documents pertaining to her parents' nasty divorce obtained by Gossip Extra, the family of the tiny singer of Bang Bang and Problem may have a history of emotional problems that led to the institutionalization of Grande's paternal grandmother! What's more, the Palm Beach County court paperwork hints at a history of domestic violence in her dad's side of … [Read more...]

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...]