Prince Island Estate Up For Auction

(New York, NY) – Prince’s private retreat in Turks and Caicos is going up for auction in New York. Premiere Estates Auction Company is taking sealed bids on the late singer’s almost six-acre waterfront property, which Prince bought in 2011 for 13-million-dollars.

The getaway is believed to be the only remaining property in Prince’s real estate portfolio. The home also has a purple driveway leading up to the house.

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Brigitte Nielsen Is Pregnant

(SW) – Fifty-four-year-old actress Brigitte Nielsen is pregnant. Sylvester Stallone’s ex posted a picture of her baby bump on Instagram this week and it’s since gone viral. Nielsen has four boys already and they are all over the age of 23.brigitte-nielsenThe actress who played Ivan Drago’s wife in “Rocky IV” has been married to an Italian-born TV producer since 2006 and this is their first child together.

Russian Journalist Reported Dead Turns Up At News Conference

(Ukraine) – A Russian journalist showed up at a news conference today in Ukraine the day after he was reportedly assassinated. It appears to be all part of a plot on the part of the Ukrainian security service.

Arkady  Babchenko, along with the police agency, faked his own death in an effort to catch the people who were making death threats against him. Police reported yesterday that the Kremlin critic and veteran Russian war correspondent had been shot three times and died on his way to the hospital.

The plot had reportedly been in the works for nearly two months and even Babchenko’s family didn’t know about it. Police did make one arrest in connection with the covert operation.

Florida Infant Killed In Dog Attack

(Miramar, FL) – Police in Florida are looking into a pit bull attack that killed an eight-month-old girl. First responders were called to a home in Miramar this morning about a dog attack and found the baby unresponsive.

Apparently, the baby girl was in a bouncy chair when one of the family’s three pit bulls attacked her.

The 8-month-old child was in the care of a grandmother during the attack, Miramar Police Officer Yessenia Diaz said it happened at 2400 block of Kingston Drive.

Rescue officials said the case has been turned over to the police as they begin an investigation. Crime scene tape surrounded the home and animal control vans could be seen parked outside.

“She was the best thing to ever happen to me,” Brenda Villasin, said of her daughter, Liana Valino, according to WPLG-Ch. 10. “She was my world.”

Villasin told reporters that she drops her daughter off at the grandmother’s home so she can go to work.

The male pit bull was 3 or 4 years old and had been raised by the family since it was a puppy, Diaz said. Its sibling and mother, both pit bulls, were also in the home.

“I don’t know what outcome will be of the dog [suspected in the attack],” Diaz said. “I can tell you that it will depend on the outcome of this investigation, our detectives’ evaluation and that of the Broward County Animal Control.”

Early Wednesday afternoon, all three dogs had been removed from the property.

Study: 5,000 Deaths In Puerto Rico Tied To Hurricane Maria

(Cambridge, MA) – Deaths related to Hurricane Maria in Puerto Rico could be higher than first thought. Officially, the death toll is at 64, but that could be closer to five-thousand if a new Harvard University study is to be believed.

A survey of more than three-thousand households indicates as many as 46-hundred-45 more deaths happened than would have under normal conditions. Researchers say a third of the deaths can be attributed to delayed or interrupted healthcare.

The survey covered from the time the storm made landfall on September 20th to December 31st. The study was published in the “New England Journal of Medicine” today.

Balenciaga Selling Confusing $1300 Double Shirt

(SL) – The internet is perplexed with a pricey new shirt from French fashion house Balenciaga. The “T-shirt shirt” is really two shirts in one, a T-shirt with a button down shirt pinned onto the front of it.

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The company says the shirt gives people “two wearing options,” but many people reacting online are confused by it. Anyone wishing to make a unique fashion statement will have to shell out 13-hundred-dollars for the “T-Shirt Shirt”.

In the past Balenciaga has sold some expensive oddities like two-thousand-dollar bags similar to those found at Ikea.

Snoop Dogg Credits Tupac For Helping Him Keep His Marriage Together

(SL) – Snoop Dogg says he is married to his current wife because of Tupac. The rapper revealed on “The View” last week that he almost split from his wife of twenty years because his friends told him he should just be single, but Tupac told him he should stick with her because she loved him.

He and his partner, Shante Broadus, will be celebrating 21 years of marriage together this summer. They have three kids together.

Three Mario Batali Restaurants In Las Vegas To Shut Down

(New York, NY) – Three Mario Batali restaurants in Las Vegas are shutting down. The news comes after the New York Police Department confirmed to CBS’s “60 Minutes” that it’s investigating a woman’s claim that the celebrity chef drugged and sexually assaulted her in 2005 at a West Village hot spot, the Spotted Pig.

Three-hundred workers at Carnevino Italian Steakhouse, B&B Ristorante and Otto Enoteca e Pizzeria at the Venetian and Palazzo resorts are being notified of the July 27th closures. Batali’s restaurant empire started crumbling last December and he was forced to resign from ABC’s “The Chew” after four women accused the chef of sexual misconduct.

Two TV Journalists Killed While Covering Storms

(Polk County, NC) – Two South Carolina journalists are dead after a tree fell on their SUV. Anchor Mike McCormick and photojournalist Aaron Smeltzer of WYFF in Spartanburg were covering rainstorms in nearby Polk County, North Carolina today when the tragedy occurred.

Everyone at the station is grieving and says they are thankful for the community’s support. The area is a under flood watch from storms linked to moisture pushed up from Subtropical Storm Alberto.

Flash Flood Forces Wedding Party To Scramble For Higher Ground

(Ellicott City, MD) – A couple in Maryland probably has enough good luck to last a lifetime. Whoever said it’s good luck for it to rain on your wedding day most likely wasn’t referring to the intense flooding that hit Ellicott City on Sunday.

A wedding party and all the guests had to scramble for higher ground when floodwater gushed into the venue. One of the groomsmen said water was actually pouring down the staircase as the group was climbing upstairs. However, the bride and groom were still able to exchange vows. Search crews found the wedding and told everyone to shelter in place.rKCeo-1527552011-110269-blog-wedding3A GoFundMe page has been set up to help the bride and groom recover from the event. So far, the couple has received 750-dollars of a 50-thousand-dollar goal.