Celebrity Gossip by Jose Lambiet

Pitbull’s paternity payout: Ka-ching!

 Monday, September 12, 2011

Pitbull’s baby mama might as well have sung his big tune, Give Me Everything.

The Miami rapper just signed off on a paternity settlement with unemployed mom of four Barbara Alba, who dated Pitbull when he was simply known as Armando Perez. Alba filed on behalf of their 9-year-old daughter.


According to court papers, Pitbull had been paying Alba about $3,000 a month without going through the court system. That, however, wasn’t enough for Alba to live in a gated neighborhood after a burglary at her Miami home spooked her.

And an insider told Gossip Extra that the kid is soon to transfer to a private school.

The rapper accused Alba of wanting to use his loot to take care of triplets she had with another man. His lawyer didn’t return calls for comment.

“Pitbull is a gentleman,” said Alba’s attorney, Jason Setchen. “This was resolved amicably.”

Cozy Chambers

The saga of embattled ex-Broward Judge Ana Gardiner just got juicier.

A year after she resigned her judgeship over her too-close-and-personal relationship with a prosecutor during a death penalty case, Her Honor is now with high-profile criminal attorney David Bogenschutz, Gossip Extra hears. He defended the comely Gardiner during the controversy that sparked her resignation.

Not only are the lovebirds living together in her Coral Ridge Isles home, but a courthouse source who asked to remain anonymous said Gardiner is sporting a big fat sparkler on her ring finger.

No comments from Gardiner nor Bogenschutz, who has repped the likes of corrupt ex-Broward Sheriff Ken Jenne and ex-Yankee slugger Jim Leyritz. But records show Bogenschutz was granted a divorce from former law partner Mary McCleary in October.

As part of the settlement, he deeded her their marital home in swanky Sea Ranch Lakes.

Intentional walk?

Former Florida Marlins hero Livan Hernandez, who pitched the Fish to wins in games 1 and 5 of the ’97 World Series, is in the sights of SunTrust Bank.

SunTrust is trying to foreclose on his Miami home, but it’s also after the current Washington Nationals hurler for not reimbursing half a mil in lines of credit.

No comment from the 35-year-old right-hander.

Court papers show the Cuban ex-pat stopped paying the $1.5 million mortgage on his $1.1 million Bay Point Estates home in January 2009.

He was served with the lawsuit that accuses him of ceasing to pay back the equity lines at the Nats’ ballpark.

After 15 years in the majors, Hernandez is making a base salary of $1.25 million.

AND FINALLY . . .

. . . Awkward at Plum TV: The failing Miami Beach network recently hired talent Cristina Cuomo, wife of ABC’s 20/20 co-anchor Chris Cuomo. She’s therefore the sister-in-law of New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo, whose Labor Department is investigating Plum’s alleged failure to pay employment taxes.
By Jose Lambiet

gossipink@aol.com

Miami Herald

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