Family finds Rembrandt in the basement, Gets the money

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Family finds Rembrandt in the basement, Gets the money

A New Jersey family made some fast money recently when they were cleaning out their basement.

The Landau’s said the painting originally belonged to their grandparents until there death when their mother decided to hang it in the dining room.  Something a number of the kids didn’t care for, since the image is of a woman passed out and being revived with smelling salts.  It just doesn’t say “bon appetite!”

In 2010 their mother passed and the painting went down into a basement and under a ping pong table.  Fast forward to 2017 and the family decides to auction off some of the things inherited from mom that were just gathering dust.

rothers Ned and Steven Landau took the artwork in 2015 to Nye & Company Auctioneers in Bloomfield, where they were initially told it might fetch around $500.

John Nye, of Nye & Company, put what appeared to be an unsigned copy of the Rembrandt painting up for auction.

“Everybody was caught by surprise. There were only three people in the world that recognized the significance of the painting, and they were all in Europe,” the auctioneer said.

When the auction was over the painting had sold for $1.1 million!  The winning bidder had the painting authenticated soon after to prove it was a real Rembrandt and then quickly sold it to a collector for $4.4 million.

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Logan Paul scripted series scrapped after YouTube video controversy

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Logan Paul scripted series scrapped after YouTube video controversy

Logan Paul’s original series for French digital-media company Blackpills has been permanently mothballed.

The decision by Blackpills to cut ties with Paul comes after the popular YouTuber posted a video during his trip to Japan on Dec. 31 that included footage of a person who had apparently died from a suicide — and Paul joking about it. After a widespread backlash, Paul deleted the video and apologized. That didn’t stem the tide of criticism and on Wednesday YouTube suspended its business deals with Paul.

Under the Blackpills deal, Paul had been tapped to create, write and star in a short-form original series for the mobile-focused service.

“Logan Paul’s previously announced project with Blackpills is no longer in development and Blackpills will not be pursuing it at any time in the future,” the company said in a statement to Variety.

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Jared Fogel wants out of prison

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Jared Fogel wants out of prison

Jared Fogle is making a play to get sprung from prison, because he says the judge who accepted his guilty plea had no jurisdiction to even hear the case.

Fogle wrote the legal docs himself, and it’s convoluted for sure, but the essence is that the former Subway pitchman should never have been charged with conspiracy because it doesn’t apply to the basic alleged crime of distributing sexually explicit pictures of minors.

Fogle says another crime to which he pled — traveling in interstate commerce in order to engage in unlawful commercial sexual acts with minors — is bogus, because he never traveled out of state to engage in illicit sexual contact and had no involvement in the making of lewd photos of children.

Fogle copped a plea to child porn and was sentenced to 15 years and 8 months in prison. He’s served a little more than 2 years.

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New York man offers ‘snowfort penthouse’ on Airbnb

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New York man offers ‘snowfort penthouse’ on Airbnb

A New York man is making the most of the city’s winter weather by listing the “snowfort penthouse” he built on his balcony on Airbnb.

Michael Koenigs filmed himself transforming the snow on his apartment’s balcony into a “fort” that he is now offering up on the accommodation-finding app.

“This comfy snowfort is built to impress with its very own tunnel entrance, breakfast chair, and couch for sleeping (bring your own blankets–BYOB),” Koenigs’ listing reads. “It has sweeping city views and no roof to allow maximum sunlight exposure to help warm you up during the day. The 5 foot-tall snow wall offers some privacy from the prying eyes of nosey New Yorkers.”

The snowfort — which is “only available for a limited time because it will melt” — is being offered for $250 a night.



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Eminem, The Killers, Muse to headline Bonnaroo 2018

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Eminem, The Killers, Muse to headline Bonnaroo 2018

Eminem, The Killers and Muse are the headliners for the 17th annual Bonnaroo Festival, taking place June 7-10 as always in Manchester, Tennessee, Superfly and A.C. Entertainment announced today. More than 150 artists will perform during the festival on “The Farm” at Great Stage Park, the 700-acre event space located 60 miles southeast of Nashville in Manchester, TN. Tickets go on sale Friday, Jan. 12 at 10 a.m. ET, exclusively via www.bonnaroo.com.

Other performers include Future, Bassnectar, Sturgill Simpson, Bon Iver “performing two unique sets,” Khalid, Kaskade, Paramore, Alt-J, Dua Lipa, Sheryl Crow, Anderson.Paak, Sylvan Esso, Nile Rogers & Chic, Playboi Carti, Broken Social Scene, Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue, Thundercat, Mavis Staples, Amadou & Miriam, T-Pain and many more — the full lineup appears below.

The three headliners are making the rounds this festival season, with Eminem performing at Coachella, New York’s Governors Ball and Boston Calling; The Killers at Boston Calling, Alabama’s Hangout Festival, California’s Bottlerock and several European festivals; and Muse at Bottlerock and other European festivals.

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Jennifer Lawrence out shopping in crazy outfit!

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Jennifer Lawrence out shopping in crazy outfit!

Jennifer Lawrence enjoyed a retail outing in sunny Los Angeles on Thursday.

The actress, 27, flashed her belly button as she stepped out in a cropped white tee and blue jeans, but she didn’t stop there. Some woolly mammoth jacket and studded slippers! Girl. Get it together. lol

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HGTV stars Erin and Ben Napier welcome little girl

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Erin and Ben Napier welcomed their first child into the world with a sweet Instagram post shared on Thursday evening.

The HGTV Home Town stars posted four adorable photos from the hospital, simply captioning the images with their daughter’s name, Helen.

Ben is seen sporting a scruffy beard while he peers down adoringly at his baby girl just minutes after her birth.

His large hands held on to little Helen’s fingers, prominently displaying a shiny silver wedding ring and hospital bracelet.

Check out their photos of the new edition!!

Helen ?? @scotsman.co

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