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    Elizabeth Banks lists $2.4m Studio City compound (www.dirt.com)

    Busy-as-a-beaver Hollywood polymath Elizabeth Banks — the “Hunger Games” franchise star made her hugely successful directorial debut with “Pitch Perfect 2” in 2015, directed, wrote, produced and starred in the 2019 action comedy “Charlie’s Angels,” has earned three Emmy nominations for recurring roles on “30 Rock” and “Modern Family,” and currently co-stars in the critically acclaimed miniseries “Mrs. America,” which premiered last month on Hulu — and sportswriter/blogger Max Handelman have quickly landed a buyer for their former home in L.A.’s trendy Studio City that was initially available as an off-market whisper listing at just over $2.4 million.

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    John Lennon and Yoko Ono’s former Palm Beach oceanfront estate hits the market at $47.5m (www.dirt.com)

    John Lennon’s former Palm Beach estate has just popped up for sale $47.5 million, according to the Wall Street Journal. No doubt the superstar musician and his wife Yoko Ono envisioned escaping the brutal New York winters in the Florida sun, though they bought the property only months before his 1980 assassination.

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    “How I met your mother” actor, Jason Segel lists “Obey” artist Shepard Fairey’s former house for $2.75m (www.dirt.com)

    A vintage home in L.A.’s historic and wildly popular Los Feliz area, owned by indie film and television staple Jason Segel, has hit the market at $2.75 million. The “Forgetting Sarah Marshall” and “The End of the Tour” star, who created and stars in the quirky “Dispatches from Elsewhere” series that debuted on AMC earlier this year, just as the Coronavirus pandemic lockdown swept across the country, purchased the late 1920s Mediterranean villa just over four years for $2.25 million — more than $400,000 above its $1.835 million asking price — from acclaimed artist Shepard Fairey. Listed with Patricia Ruben of Sotheby’s Int’l Realty, the three-story hillside abode retains much of its original architectural character — i.e. colorful tile accents and exposed wood beamed ceilings — and measures in at a bit more than 2,500 square feet with a total of four bedrooms and 3.5 bathrooms.

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    A closer look at semi-autographical Pete Davidson dramedy The King of Staten Island (www.empireonline.com)

    Five years after Trainwreck, US comedy godfather Judd Apatow is back with his sixth film, The King Of Staten Island. Headed for an unexpected digital release due to coronavirus (“Obviously, comedies are built for a communal experience, but that’s not an option right now,” Apatow says), the film is a star vehicle for rising comedian and Saturday Night Live player Pete Davidson, who co-wrote the film with Apatow and based it heavily on his experiences growing up in the New York borough, while living in the shadow of his father, a firefighter who died in the line of duty. Here, the filmmaker breaks down the trailer and explains just how semi-autobiographical he gets.

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    These game-worn Air Jordan 1s may be the most expensive pair ever auctioned (www.gq.com)

    In 2012, Jordan Geller was bidding in an eBay auction for arguably one of the most important shoes in sneaker history. On offer was a pair of Air Jordan 1s were worn by Michael Jordan, signed by Jordan himself. Ultimately, Geller won the shoes. And now, eight years later, the sneakers are coming up for auction again—this time from the glitzy auction house Sotheby’s, better known for selling multi-million-dollar Monets and Cartier bracelets. (And, more recently, Supreme skate decks.) In the intervening years, sneaker collecting and selling has become a massive business, with private investors spending millions to goose resale startups, and plenty of people make their living by selling the hottest pieces. Prices are auction-house-worthy now, too: the estimate for the Jordans going up for sale today is $100,000 to $150,000.

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    Ben Affleck climbs his own fence after getting locked out (www.tmz.com)

    Ben Affleck doesn’t need silly things like house keys or a gate code to get into his home … as long as he’s got his limbs and agility, he’ll be just fine.

    Ben had to channel his inner ‘Batman’ — sorry for the bad memory — when he arrived home Thursday following a dog walk with GF Ana de Armas, only to find they were locked out … so he scaled the security fence and saved the day.

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    ‘Star Wars’ characters driving superyachts (robbreport.com)

    What started out as “a bit of fun,” according to creative director Rob Armstrong, has become an annual tradition for the yacht designers at Thirtyc. Every year, the UK-based firm puts out a Star Wars-themed yacht, with characters or spacecraft from the franchise on board different superyachts. This week, Thirtyc put out its latest series using yacht tenders driven by Star Wars characters.

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    Meghan Markle and Prince Harry move into Tyler Perry’s LA estate (www.dirt.com)

    Although they’ve been living in Los Angeles for well over a month, it’s only now that Meghan Markle and Prince Harry’s choice of residential circumstances has been publicly unveiled. According to the Daily Mail, the high-profile couple has been social distancing in a titanic, double-gated 90210 compound long owned by Tyler Perry, whom they met through mutual friend Oprah Winfrey.