Post It Notes: Hottest Headlines on 12/17
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NBA legend Michael Jordan recently put his house up for auction, but apparently no one’s interested. According to the Associated Press, the 7-acre estate and 56,000-square foot mansion in Highland Park, Illinois was listed for $13 million; however, the estate received no offers. Better luck next time!
The Florida bar is examining how George Zimmerman’s attorney Mark O’Mara operated a defense fund and website during the trial. O’Mara maintains that the bar will find he did nothing wrong and “handled these new and novel approaches in an appropriate and ethical way.”
The Mega Millions jackpot soared to an estimated $636 million on Tuesday, making it the second largest lottery jackpot in U.S. history. The top prize had been estimated at $586 million, but lottery officials increased their prediction Tuesday morning because of strong ticket sales ahead of the evening drawing. The jackpot now trails only a $656 million Mega Millions pot that was sold in March 2012.
Discount retailer Loehmann’s has filed for bankruptcy protection for the third time and plans to liquidate its business. Loehmann’s Holdings Inc. on Sunday filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection in federal bankruptcy court in Manhattan. It indicated in filings that it plans to sell its remaining assets in an auction subject to the court’s approval.
A Florida school board has decided to end a decades-long controversy and rename a high school now named for a Confederate general and honorary Ku Klux Klan leader that some historical records say ordered the execution of hundreds of black Union soldiers. The Duval County School Board said it was following the will of its students Monday when it voted unanimously to change the name of Nathan B. Forrest High in Jacksonville. The change will take place next year once a new name is chosen, said Superintendent Nikolai Vitti.
If you were planning on heading to Target to pick up a copy of Beyonce‘s newest surprise album when it actually hit stores, not so fast. The big box retailer has no plans of releasing it. The store released a statement saying that they won’t be selling Queen Bey’s new self-titled album because she decided to sell it online first.
Looks like Kelly Rowland won’t be singling along to “Single Ladies (Put a Ring On it)” anymore! The former Destiny’s Child singer and X Factor judge confirmed her engagement to her manager, Tim Witherspoon. Rumors swirled around the singer’s love life–or, more appropriately–her left ring finger last month, but neither Rowland nor Witherspoon confirmed.
A judge on Monday revoked Chris Brown’s probation after his recent arrest on suspicion of misdemeanor assault in Washington, D.C., but the ruling will not alter the singer’s requirements to complete rehab and community labor for his 2009 attack on Rihanna. Superior Court Judge James R. Brandlin cited details contained in an arrest report as his reason for revoking Brown’s probation for the second time this year. He ordered Brown to return to court Feb. 10 for an update on his progress in rehab.