Michael Jordan’s sneakers sell for $615,000

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Michael Jordan’s sneakers sell for $615,000

On Thursday at Christie’s Auction House, a pair of Michael Jordan’s sneakers sold for a record-breaking $615,000!

They weren’t just any old kicks, of course.  They were a pair of Air Jordan 1 Highs that the NBA megastar wore during a 1985 exhibition match in Italy when he dunked the ball so hard it shattered the glass backboard. (See gif up top)

“This is the original shoe with an actual piece of the backboard, a piece of glass, in the sole of the shoe,” said Caitlin Donovan, head of handbag and sneaker sales at Christie’s — which organized the auction with Stadium Goods.

Jordan racked up 30 points while wearing the size 13.5 shoes, which are in the red and black colors of his Chicago Bulls team.

Though the sale broke the record set in May when a pair of Air Jordan 1’s sold for $560,000, the new auction landed below the estimated range of $650,000 and $850,000.

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Wu-Tang’s RZA writes Good Humor a new ice cream truck song

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Wu-Tang’s RZA writes Good Humor a new ice cream truck song

So it seems like lazy summer afternoons are about to get a little bounce to em, thanks to legendary music man RZA.

RZA has been a part of more than 80 film and television soundtracks, many of them featured cuts from his time as part of hip-hop’s legendary Wu-Tang Clan.  It’ll replace the song you usually hear, “Turkey in the Straw.”

The classic jingle is all sorts of tied up in our nations racist past and was in need of a change.  And RZA took the job seriously.  Saying he “drew inspiration from his childhood memories of chasing after ice cream trucks on Staten Island — blending traditional ice cream truck sounds with jazz and hip-hop elements.”

RZA spoke about his new jingle, saying, “We wanted to make a melody that includes all community, that’s good for every driver, that’s good for every kid. And I’m proud to say, for the first time in a long time, a new ice cream jingle will be made available to trucks all across the country, in perpetuity. That mean’s forever — like Wu-Tang’s forever. And I can assure you, this one is made with love.

You gotta listen.  It’s still as sweet and light as always, with just a tweak of extra flavor.

Hats off, RZA.

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Simon Cowell ‘could have been paralyzed’ from bike accident

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Simon Cowell ‘could have been paralyzed’ from bike accident

Straight up, I hate Simon Cowell.  He stole his best friends wife and he stole his job from Howard Stern (as revealed in the Sony hack from several years ago where he told producers he’d work for less and to fire Stern) and just all around he seems like a snake.

That said, I don’t wish the man to be so mangled in an accident he’s stuck in a chair.

The 60 year old had emergency back surgery for 6 hours on Saturday after a fall from an electric bike.

A source told The Mirror: ‘Simon fell flat on his back and the doctors say the impact missed his spinal cord by about a centimeter and it could have been a lot, lot more serious.’

Simon broke his back in a number of places in the accident, with a spokesperson telling MailOnline that he is now ‘under observation and doing fine.’

However it will take him some time to recover and it is expected that Simon will remain in hospital, reportedly the Providence Saint John’s hospital in Santa Monica, for at least the next few days.

Simon has spoken out on his twitter:

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Trump asks to be added to Rushmore SMH

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Trump asks to be added to Rushmore SMH

Look, I can’t separate Don from the reality tv star that he was prior to his current position of madman in charge. So he’s getting talked about just like other items of gossip.  He’s too funny sometimes to ignore. Like now.

So apparently back in 2019, White House reps called the governor of South Dakota to ask if they could add Trumps face to the current line up of presidents on Mount Rushmore. (Washington, Jefferson, Lincoln & Roosevelt)

Now, you would think that was the craziest, most arrogant thing you’ve heard out of a president, but apparently it wasn’t so crazy to Governor Kristie Noem, because last month he was there for 4th of July and she presented him with a mini version with his face added.   Fuck, Noem, don’t humor his ego, please.

Turns out the Parks dept is actually in charge of that though and they gave him a HARD no.  Like NOPE.

Trump now says he didn’t ask Noem for the honor, but she stands by it and says he was absolutely serious when he ask.  I don’t doubt it for a moment.

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Jason Derulo says Trump wont ban Tiktok

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Jason Derulo says Trump wont ban Tiktok

I, like many out there, am a Tiktok junkie.  Like legit. Hours a day. It’s sad really, but I honestly love it.  I think it’s one of the few places left without constant negativity.  And even when you’re marketed to you can just scroll passed it.  It’s funny, sweet, wholesome, edgy and, in my case, really weird at times.  #AltTiktok

Jason Derulo is a constant presence on the app.  I’m not real down with celebs being on it (I find the regular people are SO much more interesting) but Jason really blends in well.  And he’s got 30 million followers, so that’s like… pretty damn good.

Page Six asked him about the possibility of Trump banning the app and here’s his take.

“I don’t believe that will be the case, honestly, but that would be a sad day for a lot of people, including myself.  I just have a lot of fun on the app, so it would be pretty sad, but I don’t think it’s going to happen.”

On Thursday, Trump, 74, signed an executive order to ban transactions starting in 45 days between US companies and TikTok’s Chinese parent company — unless TikTok finds an American company to purchase its US business.

Trump said the US “must take aggressive action against the owners of TikTok to protect our national security,” and the app may have been used for disinformation campaigns benefitting the Chinese Communist Party.

“I think a lot of people tap our phones, so you’re damned if you do, you’re damned if you don’t,” Derulo, 30, said in response, adding that he’s noticed he will get ad notifications for topics he talks about randomly.

“I’ll say, ‘Man, I should really shave,’ and it’ll be like, ‘Here’s our new shaver,’” the “Savage Love” singer joked.

In the meantime, the entertainer is enjoying rolling out a lot of fun content on the app, including a video that went viral of him chipping his tooth for the corncob drill challenge.

When asked whether he actually broke his tooth completing the challenge, he teased, “The world may never know. I got my smile, so I’m lit right now.”

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Oprah buys billboards for Breonna Taylor in Kentucky

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Oprah buys billboards for Breonna Taylor in Kentucky

Sometimes I forget that Oprah was once the champion of the downtrodden.  The little people.  She would help people instead of dazzling us with her expansive gardens and mansions.   Not that she doesn’t deserve those things. It’s just less and less we see her really acting to make a difference.

Now, a week after announcing that Breonna Taylor would be featured on the cover of September’s issue of O Magazine, it has been revealed that Winfrey is also taking out billboards around Louisville, Kentucky, urging residents to “demand that the police involved in the killing of Breonna Taylor be arrested and charged,” the sign reads. Also included is a link to UntilFreedom.com, a social justice advocacy group that has currently focused efforts on Taylor’s case.

“If you turn a blind eye to racism, you become an accomplice to it,” a quote from Winfrey, 66, reads on the billboard.

The 26-year-old EMS employee was killed by a barrage of police gunfire in the middle of the night on March 13, after cops entered Taylor’s Louisville home with a “no-knock warrant” based on a tip that her partner, Kenneth Walker, had trafficked drugs through her home.

The pair were in bed when officers broke through her door. Believing they were intruders, Walker fired one shot, injuring one officer. They met Walker’s defense with a hail of more than 20 bullets.

Walker survived. Taylor, shot at least eight times, died several minutes later at the scene.

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Kat Von D selling Spanish villa in Hollywood Hills

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Kat Von D selling Spanish villa in Hollywood Hills

You might think, as I did, that Kat Von D would have some wild home with lots of purple walls and candelabras all over the place. But we’d be far from correct.

The Home is a stunner in the classic Spanish style so popular with California home owners.  It’s a good size at 4,100 sq feet and has an adorable bar area in the back to entertain friends.  Plus that second floor area around the stairs… ugh. to die for.

4,148 square feet, 4 bedrooms, 4.5 bathrooms

Asking $3,400,000
























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