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April 16, 2001
Good bargains are tough to come by in real estate, which is why we call your attention to this hot listing: a 56,000-square-foot mansion in Farmington, Conn., with 18 bedrooms and 38 baths, listed in '98 for $22 million but now going for a rock-bottom $5 million. The seller? Mike Tyson, who bought the estate for $2.7 million in '96 thinking he'd be fighting a lot on the East Coast. (He has since decided to spend most of his time in Las Vegas and Phoenix.) Among the other amenities: a 20-foot waterfall, a pond, a gym, an indoor pool, a guest house, a glass elevator, a basketball court and the crowning touch—a 3,500-square-foot nightclub with a two-tier dance floor, a wall of 20 TV screens, a DJ station and a smoke machine....
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April 16, 2001

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Good bargains are tough to come by in real estate, which is why we call your attention to this hot listing: a 56,000-square-foot mansion in Farmington, Conn., with 18 bedrooms and 38 baths, listed in '98 for $22 million but now going for a rock-bottom $5 million. The seller? Mike Tyson, who bought the estate for $2.7 million in '96 thinking he'd be fighting a lot on the East Coast. (He has since decided to spend most of his time in Las Vegas and Phoenix.) Among the other amenities: a 20-foot waterfall, a pond, a gym, an indoor pool, a guest house, a glass elevator, a basketball court and the crowning touch—a 3,500-square-foot nightclub with a two-tier dance floor, a wall of 20 TV screens, a DJ station and a smoke machine....

He's made rap albums and feature films. Now Shaquille O'Neal is making his sitcom debut, on the April 22 episode of the WB's For Your Love. Shaq will play himself and will be seen dating model Kimora Lee Simmons. Also venturing onto the small screen will be boxer Laila Ali, who will appear on an episode of the syndicated series Sheena. AN will play Malika, a childhood friend of Sheena's (Gena Lee Nolin) who must protect her village by fighting a boxer from the outside world. The episode's title: "Rumble in the Jungle."...

Bill Murray is preparing a series for Comedy Central's fall schedule, tentatively titled The Sweet Spot and described as " The Golf Channel meets Caddyshack." Bill (above) and brothers Brian Doyle, Joel and John will play on top courses around the country while goofing with one another and with other players. The Murrays are also opening a Caddyshack-themed eatery in Florida this year, the first in a planned franchise. So they've got that going for them, which is nice.

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