With a bitter legal fight nearly over, “Mr. Las Vegas” Wayne Newton is moving from his estate of 45 years, “Casa de Shenandoah,” to another mansion about a mile away.
The downsizing from a 40-plus acre spread to a $3 million mansion and several adjacent properties totaling 20 acres is taking place this week, the crooner’s sister-in-law, Tricia McCrone, and Newton publicist Kevin Sasaki said Wednesday.
“There’s room for all his animals – the peacocks, the horses, and Charlie the penguin,” McCrone said of the properties that she said include a main mansion, a guest house and four other homes.
An overall purchase price wasn’t disclosed.
The relocation comes with a federal bankruptcy judge in Las Vegas due to sign off June 21 on a bankruptcy reorganization involving a partnership that bought Newton’s property in June 2010 for $19.5 million. Last month, the main parties involved in the partnership, including the Newtons, submitted agreements to the judge under seal to settle ongoing litigation including allegations of fraud, conspiracy, breach of contract, and even sexual harassment.
Jackson’s child reportedly tried suicide
Paris Jackson, the 15-year-old daughter of Michael Jackson, is “physically fine” after an apparent suicide attempt Wednesday at the Jackson family’s Calabasas home. Jackson family attorney Perry R. Sanders Jr. released a statement asking the media to respect the family’s privacy.
“Being a sensitive 15 year old is difficult no matter who you are. It is especially difficult when you lose the person closest to you. Paris is physically fine and is getting appropriate medical attention. Please respect her privacy and the family’s privacy,” he said in the statement.
Sources said Paris Jackson was rushed to a hospital early Wednesday morning.
The Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department and Fire Department would say only that they responded to a “medical emergency” on the block where the Jackson family lives in Calabasas in the San Fernando Valley. The L.A. County Fire Department described the call as a “possible overdose” and said a patient was taken to a hospital.
One source told the Los Angeles Times that the patient was Michael Jackson’s daughter, Paris. Jackson’s former wife and Paris’ mother, Debbie Rowe, also told Entertainment Tonight that Paris Jackson tried to commit suicide.
The birthday bunch
Actor Robert Englund is 66. Folk singer Holly Near is 64. Playwright-actor Harvey Fierstein is 61. Comedian Sandra Bernhard is 58. Actress Amanda Pays is 54. Comedian Colin Quinn is 54. Record producer Jimmy Jam is 54. Rock singer-musician Tom Araya (Slayer) is 52. Actor Paul Giamatti is 46. Rock musician James “Munky” Shaffer (Korn) is 43.
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