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Movin' Out: Billy Joel selling Miami Beach mansion -- asking price: $14.75 million

Movin' Out: Billy Joel selling Miami Beach mansion -- asking price: $14.75 million | The Billy Pulpit | Scoop.it

The Mediterranean-style crib, on the exclusive enclave of La Gorce Island, boasts seven bedrooms and eight bathrooms on a more-than-reasonable 9,000 square feet.


It has a Spanish-style courtyard as well as a 180-degree view of the bay, plus 150 feet of waterfront...

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Three Reasons the Miami Heat Will Knock Out the Knicks Tonight...

Three Reasons the Miami Heat Will Knock Out the Knicks Tonight... | The Billy Pulpit | Scoop.it

In Game Four between the Heat and the Knicks, LeBron and D-Wade seemed to decide their buddy 'Melo needed at least one win to save face in New York, so they downed some Quaaludes and let the Knicks have their way with them. How else to explain Wade missing seven of 11 free-throws? They are free, Dwyane.


With the loss, Heat haters around the country pitched a tent in their critical pants. And Knicks fans celebrated their first post-season win since Dutch settlers defeated Algonquian tribesmen for the inaugural title (trophy = Manhattan). But there is simply no chance that the Knicks are going to win the series. Why? It goes way beyond basketball, starting with Mike Woodson's facial hair...

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Since I post so many "depressing cuz they're true" stories, here's a funny (yet still kinda depressing cuz it's true) video from Funny Or Die...

Kate Beckinsale, Judy Greer and Andrea Savage "spread" the message that the one thing women really want in their vagina is the government...

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University of Miami fires 800 hospital employees but the medical school still pays this ethically challenged researcher who was dumped from Emory...

University of Miami fires 800 hospital employees but the medical school still pays this ethically challenged researcher who was dumped from Emory... | The Billy Pulpit | Scoop.it

According to new emails and other materials shown to me, University of Miami officials had serious concerns about Dr. Charles Nemeroff’s history of ethical blunders. However, these emails suggest that Nemeroff’s perceived ability to raise money trumped those concerns. At one point while negotiating with UM for a job, Nemeroff even dangled the possibility of a new funder for the school if he was hired...

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One in four Floridians goes without medical care because of cost...

One in four Floridians goes without medical care because of cost... | The Billy Pulpit | Scoop.it

One in four Floridians skipped getting health care they needed because of cost, according to a report released Tuesday from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation...

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"Tanning Mom" Patricia Krentcil Now Has Her Own Action Figure (Sigh)...

"Tanning Mom" Patricia Krentcil Now Has Her Own Action Figure (Sigh)... | The Billy Pulpit | Scoop.it

It's been less than a week since the term "tanning mom" entered the pop culture vocabulary, but the bronzed New Jersey catcher's mit mom accused of taking her 5-year-old daughter tanning has now achieved the ultimate cultural accolade: her own action figure...

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"If he doesn't resign we can fire him tomorrow," Miami Beach Commissioner Jonah Wolfson said of City Manager Jorge Gonzalez...

"If he doesn't resign we can fire him tomorrow," Miami Beach Commissioner Jonah Wolfson said of City Manager Jorge Gonzalez... | The Billy Pulpit | Scoop.it

"It's so bad [in Miami Beach] that people are even afraid to call the police department or call City Hall when they're being a victim of a shakedown – they have to call the FBI," resident Mike Burke said...

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Once again, Miami slips in the ranks: 'Orlando, Florida Ranked Porn Capital Of America, Miami Ranks Twelfth...'

Once again, Miami slips in the ranks: 'Orlando, Florida Ranked Porn Capital Of America, Miami Ranks Twelfth...' | The Billy Pulpit | Scoop.it

Which is the smuttiest city in America? Is it bondage-friendly San Francisco? Las Vegas with its nearby legal Bunny Ranch brothel? Los Angeles for its "San Pornando" Valley? Nope, the porn-iest city in the U.S. is also tops on most kids' must-see locales -- Orlando, Florida...

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RIP: Maurice Sendak, Author of 'Where the Wild Things Are,' Dead at 83

RIP: Maurice Sendak, Author of 'Where the Wild Things Are,' Dead at 83 | The Billy Pulpit | Scoop.it

Mr.Sendak, known in particular for “Where the Wild Things Are,” was widely considered the most important children’s book artist of the 20th century...

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Young journalists risk their lives to take down corrupt Kentucky sheriff (VIDEO)

Young journalists risk their lives to take down corrupt Kentucky sheriff (VIDEO) | The Billy Pulpit | Scoop.it

When two small-town newspaper reporters in Kentucky began investigating the corrupt local sheriff, they not only got headline stories. They also got death threats...

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