Apparently outer space is prime real-estate.
Sixty-five year old Dennis M. Hope has established quite a business by selling land in outer space on planets including Mars, Venus, and the Moon.
Yes. Thats right. You can buy land on the Moon. You can actually buy a piece of the Moon. I’m not sure how Hope has the rights to it because he probably doesn’t, but its quite the concept. Some may call him a con artist, but some may call him a genius opportunist.
I’m not too sure which he is. I am too preoccupied with the thought of humans one day living on the Moon. Really, how cool would that be?
Imagine a transit system that could connect all planets so you can travel back and forth. What could it be called? The upway? I don’t even know. All I know, is that I wish I thought of investing in real-estate out of our planet first.
Do you think property on space is the next big thing? Would you invest?
Watch the video on Dennis Hope and selling the Moon here
Before you get all cranky about this man being a total racist, make sure to watch the video to the end. This man printed an ad in the local newspaper that he didn’t want to sell his home to Asians. A TV reporter’s crusading instincts forced him to confront the man at his home.
Make sure to watch to the end when they crack the case.
Taylor Swift and Pinterest are basically the two main factors that raise the expectations of young people today. Over the past two days, Taylor Swift has made us all look within and consider our lives as a whole. Let me count the ways that Taylor has raised our expectations:
1. She just released an awesome new breakup anthem called “We Are Never Getting Back Together” and announced that her new album Red is coming out on Oct. 22.
2. She is dating a Kennedy. Swift’s budding romance with 18-year-old Conor Kennedy has been going on for months now, though they really blew up after being spotted at the so-called Kennedy Compound over the July 4th weekend. She’s also buddy buddy with his grandmother Ethel.
3. The newest news is that Taylor bought a house — nay, mansion — that’s mere feet away from the Kennedy Compound in Hyannis Port MA, on Cape Cod. According to People, Swift spent $4.9 million for a 13-bedroom home. Steal of a deal.
This is possible for anyone to do, right? Oh, no? Drat.
Check out the photos below:
“Sweet Life” — Frank Ocean
A few days ago, Frank Ocean posted an extremely vulnerable story on his blog about his first time falling in love with a man — an unprecedented step for a newcomer, or really any musician, in the hip hop industry. Since then, there has been a flurry of tweets, statuses, blog posts, and the like, regarding the R&B crooner’s unexpected move. However, Ocean has already moved on, releasing a new track from his upcoming, highly anticipated album Channel Orange, called “Sweet Life.” Produced by Pharell, the retro inspired track lays a jazzy keyboard over a whimsical bassline to complement Ocean’s smooth harmonies. Channel Orange drops on July 17th.
“Cherry Wine” — Nas and Amy Winehouse
Amy Winehouse fans will be happy to know they can hear a brand new track featuring the songstress who suddenly passed away last year. “Cherry Wine,” off rapper Nas’ upcoming album Life is Good, was recorded in 2008 when Nas and Winehouse were working on a different track, “Like Smoke.” The song stayed hidden for four years and Nas himself wasn’t keen on releasing the record. Thank goodness he decided to go ahead with it, because it really is a gem. The oldschool beat, Winehouse’s laidback vocals, and Nas’ on-par rhymes are beautiful together. The only complaint I have about the record is that Winehouse will never be able to perform it live. A bittersweet release, but a great first posthumous jam for Winehouse. Catch Cherry Wine on Nas’ Life is Good, released on July 17.
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Tina Fey is an accomplished actress, writer and comedienne but the 42-year-old was missing something in her life. Rap. Let’s say her new life course was the direct consequence of a confusing mid-life crisis, except it really wasn’t, but it just makes the story more interesting.
Fey was recruited by comedian/rapper Childish Gambino to spew out the closing lyrics on his song “Real Estate.” The duo are also joined by Atlanta rappers Alley Boy and Swank.
Fey’s intense rap style is semi-threatening, as though she’s beckoning you to mess with her. She’s also very honest with her lyrics: “This is the part where most people would say something crazy and drop the n-word after it/ Not going to, not gonna do that/ I don’t feel comfortable/ I’m out!”
The song is from the Royalty mixtape offered as a free download by Childish Gambino.
Listen to it here:
I was right to be skeptical of Justin Bieber’s supposed $10.8 million real estate offer in Los Angeles the other day. TMZ is now reporting that although the home is high on Bieber’s list, it’s not even a forerunner.
Also, Ashton Kutcher, who is currently renting the home might want to put an offer on it.
Oh, to be 18 and buying your first 8-digit home again, right?
Candy Spelling, mother to actress Tori Spelling, has sold her expensive home to a 22-year-old, reports E Online.
The home, which is the most expensive home on the U.S. market, was put for sale two years ago by Spelling for $150 million. The 4.7 acre Holmby Hills home belonged to her and late husband, Aaron Spelling, the producer of 90210.
Now, the home is apparently being sold to a 22-year-old heiress of a British billionaire. Yes, she’s 22, and yes, that’s ridiculous.
Formula One heiress Petra Ecclestone, the daughter of billionaire racing boss Bernie Ecclestone, is up for the pad – and it’s going to cost her. The place has its own gift-wrapping room, for heavens sake.
As for Spelling, she has downsized to a $35 million penthouse in Century City. Rough life.
According to TMZ, Sheen has just listed the 7,924 square foot estate, marketing the place as a “Celebrity Home” complete with 5 bedrooms and 7 baths.
It also comes with several sexually transmitted diseases.
Charlie struck a deal with his ex-wife Brooke Mueller in their divorce, in which he paid her $1 million to take sole ownership of the house. And now he’s selling it. He just has money to blow, doesn’t he!
The listing reads: “This custom-built Mediterranean in Mulholland Estates is an entertainer’s dream with spacious public rooms, most of which open to a beautifully landscaped yard featuring a professional outdoor kitchen with dining area, pool and spa. Other features include a screening room and top-of-the-line appliances and finishes.”
They make it sound so romantic and beautiful, when really, it was just a very large crack house and stripper den. But I know many people out there are obsessed with celebrity memorabilia, so some rich dude will buy the house and live vicariously through Sheen’s past.
The famous ‘Home Alone’ house is for sale, E Online reports.
The house of adventures, where a young Macaulay Culkin fought off many burgling criminals, will definitely cost you though.
According to a press release, the Chicago-area home, described as “a piece of cinematic history and refined Georgian charm,” is going for $2.4 million. Yes, that’s a lot, but it’s actually way less than I would have thought. I mean, it’s cinematically famous!
The previous owner, John Abendshien, had great things to say about his soon-to-be former house.
“This property has been home to our family for more than 20 years, and has been a perfect location for us to raise our daughter,” he says. “There is such a strong sense of community in Winnetka and we will always have fond memories of the fun we’ve had here and the many people we’ve come to know and love.”
Built in the 1920′s, the residence has four bedrooms, including the “attic bedroom,” and two grand suites. A four-room master suite, which spans the entire west wing of the home, provides ample comfort and privacy. The house also features a large sunroom, spacious master bath and an elegant sitting room with built-in bookcases, a wood-burning fireplace with a carved marble mantle.
So if you’re into movie houses and have lots of dough to spend, go for it.
The 90210 beach house is up for sale, E Online reports, and it’s going to cost you.
The Hermosa Beach, Calif., house beloved by fans of the original Beverly Hills 90210 is going on the market and can be yours for a mere $8.9 million.
Also, did I mention it’s in the wrong zip code? Yep – the three-story, six-bedroom, five-bathroom oceanfront residence is located in the 90254. What a rip off!
But for megafans of Fox’s hit ’90s soap, it’s worth paying for to live where Donna Martin (played by oscar-worthy Tori Spelling, ha-ha) lost her virginity, or where Kelly Taylor (played by Jennie Garth) went through all the pair’s drama.
The official listing, aside from the “unmatched panoramic views,” boasts a big yard and patio and can be divvied up into different apartments. It currently rents for $400 a night for a six-night minimum and is a hot commodity in the summer season.
Hey, if you’re into fan memoribilia and have tons of money to waste, why not? I personally think people have way too much time and money to spend (I’m talking to you, Orange County housewives) so this is the kind of thing I see stupid people doing. Power to them.
TMZ reports that Danny partnered with a company called TomatoBank on a real estate development in 2007, but ended up being responsible for a loan worth $3.2 Million to develop the building. Unfortunately the 4-story development in Toluca Lake, CA ended up being a 3-story building because of permit issues, all without Danny’s knowledge.
Masterson eventually found out, but because of the crappy deal he made, he’s responsible for the $3.2 Million, and only has an unfinished 3-story condo building.
Danny is now suing TomatoBank to cover his losses and take over the debt.
Maybe Danny can grab another guest appearance on “Entourage” to earn a few bucks for his legal bills.
TMZ is reporting that Brittany Murphy’s house is hitting the real estate market as her mom, Sharon Murphy, listed the L.A. mansion for US $7.25 million.
The spacious 8,000 square foot home, bought off Brittany Spears in 2004, is also known for being the location of Murphy’s death back in December, 2009.