EXCLUSIVE — The Miami Heat’s Shane Battier Buys Coral Gables House

Rumors that Miami Heat shooter Shane Battier would get traded flew when he put his house up for sale in June -- but Gossip Extra has the straight dope: Battier expects to be in red and black next season. Why? He just plunked down $3.22 million on new digs in Coral Gables! Miami-Dade County records show the 34-year-old recently became the proud owner of a 1926 colonial-style home at 4320 Santa Maria St., near the 15th hole of the Riviera … [Read more...]

EXCLUSIVE: Shane Battier’s House For Sale — But He’s Staying!

Shane Battier

World champion Miami Heat star Shane Battier listed his Coconut Grove home for sale this week -- but he's not going anywhere! A real estate source says sharpshooter Battier, who came under fire during the NBA playoffs for his lack of production, is buying a larger house a few miles away in Coral Gables. It's another Gossip Extra exclusive: Battier plunked down $1.6 million for the five-bedroom, six-bathroom digs in a Bonita Park section a … [Read more...]

EXCLUSIVE: Sylvester Stallone Looking For Digs in Palm Beach!

Sylvester Stallone

It's Rambo does Palm Beach! Action hero Sylvester Stallone is the latest celebrity said to be quietly looking for a pad on the fancy island. The star of Rocky and, more recently, The Expendables, has reached out to realtors here to inquire about available properties. I'm told Sly is ready to plunk down $7 million cash for something decent. -- For South Florida's best real estate gossip, click to register for the alerts The news … [Read more...]

Heat Coach Erik Spoelstra’s Girlfriend: The Mugshot!

Nikki Sapp DUI mugshot

Miami Heat coach Erik Spoelstra's young girlfriend didn't always look as hot as she did when he trotted her out on a red carpet for the first time recently. There was at least one early morning instance in May 2009 when Nikki Sapp, then a Miami Heat cheerleader, looked like the bloodshot-eyed creature above! -- Who else's getting picked up by police? Click here for more booking photos The mugshot, found deep in the bowels of the … [Read more...]

RHOM Star Faces $2 Million in Medical Bills!

Alexia Echevarria and son Frankie

The Real Housewives of Miami star Alexia Echevarria says she is facing millions in medical bills to care for her younger son as a result of a mistake by her insurance agent, according to a new lawsuit filed in a Miami-Dade County court. Echevarria is suing the high-profile Coral Gables insurance firm of Garcia Lorenzo & Associates because, Echevarria claims, the firm didn’t execute extra coverage for her children as … [Read more...]

South Florida Business Leader Arrested!

Former Coral Gables commission candidate Richard Martin

Richard Martin, the president of the Ponce de Leon Business Association and a former candidate for Coral Gables City Commission, surrendered to police yesterday and was charged with being a fugitive! He is held on no bond on a warrant from authorities in Hackensack, N.J. Martin, 55, a financial advisor, has been wanted since 2006 on a forgery charge. The warrant was issued after Martin allegedly failed to show up a court hearing in New … [Read more...]

Celine Dion, Courteney Cox: Divas Visiting Docs

Celine Dion visit french doctor in Paris,November 20 th 2012

Privacy's really gone to hell! Some celebs can not longer go to the doctor without facing a pack of paparazzi. Take Celine Dion, for example. The Jupiter Island diva just flew to Paris to see famed Euro voice doctor Jean Abitbol. And by the time she got to the ear-nose-throat specialist's office (above), shutterbugs were waiting for her. It's been a tough year for the 44-year-old singer of My Heart Will go on. The flu, then voice … [Read more...]

Gavin DeGraw: Not Over The Everglades!

Gavin DeGraw at the Everglades Foundation gala in Coral Gables

Superstar singer songwriter Gavin DeGraw (Not Over You, I Don't Want To Be) brought his piano to the Biltmore hotel last night in Coral Gables to help raise cash for the Everglades. "I was born in the Catskills (N.Y.)," DeGraw told Gossip Extra, "and the outdoors and nature always meant a lot to me. I'll do whatever I can to help protect the Everglades. "And since I own property up the street in Hollywood, I've got a vested … [Read more...]

Miami Heat: Ray Allen’s Sweet $50K/Month Rental!

Ray Allen's Coral Gables rental

New Miami Heat sharpshooter Ray Allen is a man of fine taste when it comes to living arrangements! The 37-year-old ex-Boston Celtics guard, who signed with the World Champions in the summer, is living in a $50,000-a-month rental in one of South Florida's most exclusive island enclaves, Gossip Extra has learned. -- Click for the tour of Allen's place, and the homes of celebrities throughout South Florida The … [Read more...]

Miami Heat’s Pat, Living The Life of Riley!

Pat Riley's view in Miami Beach

Miami Heat President Pat Riley has settled into his new $11.75-million penthouse high above Miami Beach! Riles sold his Coral Gables mansion earlier this year for $16.75 million. And Miami-Dade County documents show the 67-year-old Riley recently homesteaded the 6,200-square-foot penthouse at the Apogee building. That's a super-duper-hyper-luxurious 22-floor building on the southern tip of the island! -- Click here for more … [Read more...]

Newest Housewife of Miami an Attention Grabber!

Lisa Hochstein

The producers of the second season of Bravo's The Real Housewives of Miami, scheduled to premiere Sept. 13, struck gold. Not only did they hire supermodel Joanna Krupa to revamp a relatively boring cast, but they've also found Lisa Hochstein (above). The two newbies complete a cast that retained public relations maven Marysol Patton, Alexia Echevarria, Lea Black and Adriana de Moura and added celebrity chef Ana Quincoces and dentist Karent … [Read more...]

Lawyer Terence Connor, Alleged Dog Abuser, Escapes Jaws of The Law!

Terence Connor's booking photo

Remember high-profile Coral Gables lawyer Terence Connor? Gossip Extra readers met the man in March, shortly he was arrested by cops and booked in jail on two charges of animal cruelty. Big-deal labor lawyer Connor, 69, was accused of pepper-spraying his neighbor’s pint-sized dogs, dachshund Louis and Maltese Zeus, because they’d been barking! And now, it seems law enforcement's bark is worse than its bite: The Miami-Dade County … [Read more...]

Heat Great Alonzo Mourning Off The Hook in Hit-And-Run: Morning Buzz

Miami Heat legend Alonzo Mourning and the motorist who accused him of hitting his car then running away have settled their civil lawsuit, Gossip Extra has learned. The details are being kept out of the court files but they show the agreement didn’t come easy. For one thing, motorist William Candelario, 22, and his lawyer, Coral Gables legal eagle Spencer Aronfeld, parted company a few days before Candelario signed on the dotted line. “I … [Read more...]