Michael Jordan puts Chicago mansion on the market for $29M; downsizes to smaller home

Former NBA superstar Michael Jordan is worth hundreds of millions of dollars. But prior to proposing to his longtime girlfriend, Yvette Prieto, in December, the couple moved out of his 32,000 square foot Chicago mansion, and into a modest 2,600 sq ft house in a suburb of Miami.

According to the Huffington Post, the asking price for Jordan’s Chicago mansion is $29 million. The 32,683 square foot house is being sold fully-furnished, including the customized gate with the Chicago Bulls star’s former number, 23.

The contemporary 2-story house, which was built in 1995, contains nine bedrooms, 15 full bathrooms and 4 half baths. (And of course, a full basketball court.) It boasts an indoor swimming pool, an outdoor tennis court and a driving range and putting greens for those golf enthusiasts among you.

If you’re interested in purchasing Jordan’s former home, you can contact the listing agents Baird & Warner, but you must be pre-qualified for a $29 million dollar loan before you can take a tour of the home.

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Twitter FAIL: Tyga goes awf

Rapper Tyga’s name is synonymous with gay. Whenever someone mentions “gay rapper,” Tyga’s name often jumps to the forefront of the discussion.

If you recall, Tyga was the rapper sitting with Chris Brown in the Bentley outside a Miami nightclub, when the singer snatched a fan’s cell phone for captured incriminating evidence of the two men.

So it seems odd that Tyga would hurl anti-gay slurs on his Twitter page after another gossip blog outed him… again. Expect to see a statement soon from angry gay groups demanding an apology or retraction from Mr. Tyga.




 

Cassie gives you a personal tour of her high end closet (video)

Pseudo-singer Cassie is still on the public’s radar for some odd reason. She has only one hit record that we know of, which makes her a one-hit wonder. But she also has connections — mainly Sean “Diddy” Combs, who is insistent upon making Cassie a big star.

According to industry veteran JD Anderson of the LifeFiles.com, this is Cassie’s year to take the industry by storm:

For nearly a year we’ve got to watch as Cassie preps for what’s looking like the biggest year of her career, with a number of music, fashion, and commercial projects in the works. We’ve traveled with her to appear as a spokesperson for Carol’s Daughter, watched her record new music at Daddy’s House Studio, partied with her at NYC hotspot SL and even got a personal tour of her home closet.

Watch the video after the break!

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Eddie Murphy and Toni Braxton are off the market

Eddie Murphy and Toni Braxton are dating — each other — according to US Weekly magazine.

The singer, 44, and comic actor, 50, “are seeing each other and very into it,” a source tells Us Weekly, adding that the romance started up four months ago.

Both Murphy and Braxton have a troubled history with relationships. But as they grow older, both stars are finding stability with each other.

The Tower Heist star — who has eight kids from previous relationships — even cheered on the mother of two (who’s been separated from singer Keri Lewis since 2009), backstage at her Feb. 19 L.A. concert.
While Braxton’s rep insists “Toni and Eddie are just friends and have been fans of each other’s work for a long time,” the insider says, “Their kids have met and everything. It’s getting very serious.” Source




 

14-year-old boy shoots his mother 10 times; She wanted to keep him off the streets

A troubled 14-year-old Detroit boy broke into his step dad’s bedroom, stole a 12 gauge shotgun and used it to fire 10 shots into his mother as she slept on a couch in the living room of her home.

Police say Joshua Smith killed his mother, Tamiko Robinson, 36, in a hail of gunfire just after midnight on Monday. Grieving family members have custody of Robinson’s surviving 5-year-old daughter — Joshua’s little sister — who witnessed the crime.

According to FOX Detroit News, Robinson’s fiance was also in the house at the time of the shooting. He leapt through a plate glass window to avoid being shot.

After the shooting, police caught the teenager driving around in his mother’s stolen car. He is being held at a juvenile detention center without bond. A judge will determine this weekend if Joshua will be tried as an adult.

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Police investigate man’s death at home of rapper Rick Ross

Trouble seems to follow rapper Rick Ross wherever he goes. TMZ.com reports that a man was found dead inside the gates of Ross’ $1.2 million dollar Miami Gardens mansion.

Sources tell TMZ that the former corrections officer-turned-rapper left the premises before homicide detectives arrived. Police found the 40-year-old victim laying inside a gate at the home. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

Police sources tell TMZ that they don’t know if the victim had any connection to Ross, but since Ross is listed as the homeowner — and the death occurred on his property, cops want to ask Ross a few questions about the situation.

Public records show that Ross purchased the mansion in 2008. Miami Gardens is a suburb just North of Miami, Florida.




 

Whitney Houston’s Death Ruled An Accident

Pop icon Whitney Houston’s sudden death will be ruled an accident, according E! News, who quoted a source with knowledge of the ongoing investigation.

E! News reports that Houston’s family always believed her death was accidental — and not as the result of a deliberate suicide attempt.

The autopsy toxicology screen could be in the Beverly Hills Police Department’s hands by next week and, depending on the status of other elements of their investigation, the case could be closed very soon afterward.

Houston, 48, was found unresponsive in a bathtub in her suite at the Beverly Hilton hotel in LA on Feb. 11. About a half dozen prescription bottles containing anti-anxiety medications, analgesics (pain meds), and the antibiotic Amoxicillin were found in Houston’s hotel room.

She was seen by a Beverly Hills doctor who treated her for a sore throat a few days before she died.




 

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