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Jackie Chan’s Luxury Beijing Condos Up For Auction In Ownership Row

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Two luxury Beijing apartments seized from martial arts film star Jackie Chan will be put up for auction for around $10 million due to an ownership dispute, according to court documents seen by AFP.

The action star, 66, best known for hit movies “Rush Hour” and “Police Story”, sparked controversy in 2013 when he joined China’s top political advisory body despite being born in Hong Kong, where his reputation has taken a beating over his pro-Beijing stance.

Chan and his wife Joan Lin and son Jaycee Chan have lived in the high-end properties since 2007.

But a legal dispute between two real estate firms has resulted in the properties being commandeered and put up for sale, despite appeals by the star.

Chan signed an agreement with Yujia Real Estate in 2006 to buy the two units, which cover more than 1,200 square metres (13,000 square feet), according to a court judgment published in July.

The actor paid 13 million yuan ($1.9 million) — a 20.6 million yuan discount over the original purchase price, in exchange for a celebrity endorsement of the compound in a prime area of central Beijing.

But court papers outline problems including a change in Yujia’s company name, as well as tax arrears, which delayed the transfer of the property rights to Chan.

Another developer, Tenhong Real Estate, later filed for arbitration with Yujia to settle debts and the two properties were among those seized in 2017.

According to an online listing seen by AFP, the price for the two flats in the Chinese capital will now start from 71.9 million yuan ($10.5 million), with bidding to begin later this month.

A virtual tour of the property showed a maze-like space with a pool table, at least two walk-in wardrobes, a wine fridge and a framed photograph of Chan meeting former US president Barack Obama.

The property was also the scene of a 2014 drug scandal involving Chan’s son Jaycee, who served six months in a Chinese prison after he was found to be providing a venue for others to use drugs and possession of 100 grams (3.5 ounces) of marijuana.

The properties are now valued at more than 100 million yuan, according to the auction listing.

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BBNaija 2020: Leave Nengi alone – Neo warns Ozo

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Big Brother Naija, BBNaija housemate, Neo on Sunday morning warned Ozo to leave Nengi alone.

His warning came after Nengi and Ozo had an altercation on Saturday night at the party lounge.

Ozo had approached Nengi professing his love but Nengi bluntly told him to keep his stupid love and love himself first.

Ozo then approached Neo who then told him to stop putting pressure on Nengi.

According to him, “Just let her be, she would come around if she wants to.

“Stop killing the vibes, leave Nengi alone.”

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Veteran Yoruba actor Jimoh Aliu ‘Aworo’ dies at 86

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Veteran theatre practitioner, Chief Jimoh Aliu (popularly known as Aworo), is dead.

Aliu died on Thursday during a brief illness at the Ekiti State Teaching Hospital, Ado-Ekiti, Ekiti State capital, aged 86.

A source and close associate of the late theatre practitioner said, “The corpse of the deceased would be moved to his residence at Adebayo area in Ado-Ekiti before being taken to his hometown, Okemesi Ekiti in Ekiti West Local Government Area of the state, where he would be buried tomorrow.”

Aliu, who was working on five movie projects expected to feature top Nollywood actors, died while producing the first one titled, ‘Olowo Ite’.

The theatre practitioner, who was born in Okemesi-Ekiti, began his acting career in 1959 after joining Akin Ogungbe Theatre Group.

He left the theatre group in 1966 to form his own troupe, Jimoh Aliu Concert Party.

He had produced and featured in various Yoruba movies including Arelu, Yanpan Yarin, and Fopomoyo.

He was a former President of the Association of Nigeria Theatre Practitioners.

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Kanye West urinates on his Grammy award, then tweets more attacks at Universal Music (Tweets/Video)

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Music and fashion icon, Kanye West took his attacks on the American music industry to another level as he posted a video on Twitter on Wednesday purportedly showing him urinating on his Grammy award, while posting more tweets threatening Universal music.

This comes after he blasted Universal Music Group and other music labels for giving out slave contracts to artistes and then alleging that the company doesn’t want him to buy off his music masters because they want to make billions off him even in his death.

Now he has taken his attack to a different level, even revealing details of his contract and praising Hit boy, a Grammy award-winning producer who was motivated by Kanye’s tweets and came out to reveal he has worked for Universal music for over 10 years but is still ‘enslaved’ by their contract.

See his tweets below and watch the video below…

 

Kanye West urinates on his Grammy award, then tweets more attacks at Universal Music (Tweets/Video)Kanye West urinates on his Grammy award, then tweets more attacks at Universal Music (Tweets/Video)Kanye West urinates on his Grammy award, then tweets more attacks at Universal Music (Tweets/Video)Kanye West urinates on his Grammy award, then tweets more attacks at Universal Music (Tweets/Video)Kanye West urinates on his Grammy award, then tweets more attacks at Universal Music (Tweets/Video)Kanye West urinates on his Grammy award, then tweets more attacks at Universal Music (Tweets/Video)

 

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