Sandra Bullock estate in Austin Texas listed for $2.5 million:Sandra Bullock’s house in Austin, Texas is currently for sale for the comparatively modest price of $2.5 million. The 5,663 square foot, three-bedroom, two and a half-bath house also has a lovely backyard with a pool, lots of trees, a balcony, and multiple walk-in closets. Sandra Bullock’s house also contains a master bedroom complete with a fireplace. Additionally, a jogging and hiking trail winds around the property. The ceilings are very high, and there are massive windows in almost every room. The Stunning views of downtown Austin, along with a surprising amount of privacy, make Sandra Bullock’s house quite comfortable. Ms. Bullock is bound for Los Angeles, so maybe she is aiming to spend some time filling up her shooting schedule again. It has been a while since Sandra Bullock took a summer off. Since literally bursting out of obscurity into the hearts and minds of moviegoers everywhere in the smash hit action film, “Speed”, back in 1994, Ms. Bullock has been wracking up an impressive resume. She’s also won a nice little thing called an Academy Award. While she had worked steadily for almost ten years prior to “Speed”, including a lead role on a short-lived sitcom, her career improved dramatically after her breakout role. She has since appeared in such films as “While You Were Sleeping”, “A Time to Kill”, “Hope Floats”, “28 Days”, “Miss Congeniality”, “The Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood”, “Crash”, “The Proposal”, “The Blind Side”, and “Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close”. In the middle of all that, she also played a recurring role on “George Lopez ”, went through a truly nasty, public divorce, and adopted a son. So, it only stands to reason that she would need to have a moment to herself. She is not scheduled to appear in another film until 2013 currently, and she has recently begun off-loading real estate as well. Just this week, she announced the sale of one of her homes, in Austin.
David Beckham’s House: Kicking and Bending it like Beckham for $22 Million:You know you’ve arrived when the US President makes fun of your underwear ads at a state dinner. David Beckham rose to fame as an excellent footballer in the UK. It helped that he had the body and face of well, an underwear model, and that he hooked up with the most fashion forward member of the massively successful pop group, the Spice Girls, but at the end of the day, it was his prowess on the soccer field that won him the most attention. So, it was with a fair amount of disbelief that he decided to leave the UK football scene, and head for the decidedly less well-respected United States “soccer” scene. The man and his family received threats of death and kidnapping, in fact. That’s how incensed the British public was with his decision. Given a ridiculously large sum to play for the Los Angeles Galaxy in 2007, the family picked up and moved to the US. After an extensive search, they chose to live in a stunning $22 million home in Beverly Hills. Mr. Beckham recently re-upped his contract with the LA Galaxy, and made headlines when he agreed to a significant salary decrease. At the same time, he put his $29 million home in England, known jokingly as “Beckingham Palace”, on the market. It would appear that the Beckhams are in the US to stay. David Beckham’s house in Beverly Hills covers 13,149 square feet. The very large home is made up of six bedrooms and nine bathrooms, and sports a ridiculously large backyard with multiple sets of stone steps, ample lawn, and a large swimming pool. David Beckham’s house is Hacienda-style with open courtyards separating each of the wings, and floor-to-ceiling windows in almost every room. The home has both hardwood and polished stone flooring, and is surrounded by trees. David Beckham’s house in the US is one of a series of properties the couple owns. With the sale of their UK home, maybe this means that they will be putting one of their two homes in Dubai, and their 15 bedroom chateau in the south of France, on sale too.
LeBron James kisses The Larry O'Brien NBA championship trophy and the Russell MVP award:LeBron James had won his championship at 27 years old on Thursday night, just as Michael Jordan had won his first championship at 27. James didn't have three years at North Carolina under Dean Smith, nor did he have a childhood as traditional – perhaps even functional – as Jordan's. When James had a chance to frame his championship chase into the context of those before him, including M.J., James resisted. "It was a journey for myself," he said. "I don't want to compare it to any other player. Everything that went with me being a high school prodigy when I was 16 and on the cover of Sports Illustrated to being drafted and having to be the face of a franchise; everything that came with it. I had to deal with it, and I had to learn through it. "No one had [gone] through that journey, so I had to learn on my own. Everything that came with it, I had to basically figure it out on my own." And then, James would say: "I'm a champion, and I did it the right way. I didn't shortcut anything." The words of Cleveland owner Dan Gilbert still were on his mind, almost a flinching out of James for the next wave of criticism that perhaps he feared would be thrust his way. Over and over, wherever his thoughts would go in the aftermath of this spectacular NBA Finals performance of 28.6 points, 10.2 rebounds and 7.2 assists, James punctuated his sentences with, "I'm a champion now." For him, it is the kicker to every answer now, and that Finals failure a season ago makes it harder for people to completely dismiss James and the Heat as the big, bad bully who ganged up on everyone else. James needed Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh, but they needed him a lot more for a championship. As it turned out, Wade wasn't a co-chair on this partnership, but a sidekick. In this NBA, no one wins a title without a superstar, and All-Stars in the supporting cast. That's been true for the Los Angeles Lakers and Boston Celtics and Dallas Mavericks in these past several years, and that was true for the Heat, too. NBA championship team paid for winning the championship According to the Wages of Win Journal, the payout for a championship win is a little trickier to calculate. Player salaries are all paid out in the regular season and bonuses are paid to each team during the post-season. The winning team of the NBA Finals takes home $1.77M split amongst all the players and coaching staff. WOW did the math and found that, assuming the winner sweeps every series and plays only 16 games, they get only $9,342 (versus around $50k in the regular season on average) if it was split across the players alone.