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‘Home Alone’ movie house up for $5.25m sale

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If you love the movie Home Alone, there’s finally an opportunity to be home alone in the iconic Home Alone house. The only catch is that it may cost you a bit, but it’s definitely worth it to live your dream.

According to new reports, the famous home of Kevin McCallister’s hijinks in the beloved 1990 film Home Alone is now up for sale.

Located in the suburban Chicago area, this iconic property in Winnetka is listed for $5.25 million, according to real estate agents Dawn McKenna and Katie Moor of Coldwell Banker Realty.

“We’re thrilled with the way this home captured everyone’s attention and hearts due to its well-deserved place in cinematic history and the timeless holiday memories it evokes,” McKenna and Moor shared with the Chicago Sun-Times.

The house, known for its role in the classic holiday movie, has undergone significant renovations and expansions since its last sale in 2012 for $1.58 million.

The Georgian-style brick house now boasts five bedrooms, six bathrooms, and over 9,000 square feet (836 square metres) of living space. One of the notable upgrades includes a private movie theatre, perfect for watching Home Alone and reliving Kevin McCallister’s adventures.

The property also features a fully equipped gym and an indoor sports court complete with a basketball hoop, adding to the luxurious amenities that cater to modern lifestyles.

Home Alone tells the comedic story of 8-year-old Kevin, played by Macaulay Culkin, who is accidentally left behind when his family travels to Europe for Christmas. Kevin creatively defends the house from two hapless burglars, portrayed by Joe Pesci and Daniel Stern, using various booby traps, including the memorable paint cans swinging from a rope.

This home’s listing has generated considerable attention, not only for its storied past but also for its extensive renovations that combine historical charm with contemporary luxury. The sale of this property represents a unique opportunity for potential buyers to own a piece of movie history while enjoying top-tier modern amenities.

As the sale process unfolds, fans of the film and prospective buyers alike are eager to see who will become the next owner of this legendary house.

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Erica laments after her business class ticket gets downgraded to economy

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Big Brother Naija star Erica has taken to Instagram to call out an airport staff whom she claimed downgraded her business class ticket without her knowledge.

In the late hours of July 16, 2024, the reality TV star went on Instagram Live to passionately narrate the incident to her followers. “His name is Stanley and he’s from British Airways,” she began. “I paid for business class and they are trying to downgrade me to economy and I didn’t come late.”

Erica expressed her frustration and alleged unfair treatment. “What happened before? I wasn’t recording; I was on my own and then you called a uniformed person on me and said I was recording,” she recounted. “Now that I’m recording, even if you guys want to do anything to me, if you want to shoot me, everybody can see what you’re doing. Let me see what you guys want to do.”

During the livestream, she was seen surrounded by airport staff and men in uniform trying to calm her down; however, she reminded them of the thousands of followers witnessing the injustice via her livestream.

She added, “You have not seen the mad side of me in four years and now it’s out. I’ve been nice since and the niceness isn’t getting me anywhere but now I have to be nasty.”

Standing her ground, she told the airport staff to revert her ticket to business class, which she initially paid for.

She asserted, “Don’t bring problems my way and I won’t bring problems your way. Now you’re telling me, please. I came here all nice and you told me that you wanted to put me on economy. What the fuck? Did you all not collect the money? Give me what I paid for.”

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Yoruba actor Abija begs for money on TikTok

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Tajudeen Oyewole, the ace Nigerian actor better known as Abija, has taken to social media to solicit financial assistance.

The 66-year-old actor — famous for playing the role of a traditionalist in Yoruba movies — recently hosted a TikTok live session wherein he engaged with his fans.

In a now-trending video, Abija sought financial assistance from his followers while praying for them. He also appreciated those who donated money to his bank account.

“We will send it now Larry Larry. We will send it to the comment section. You will not be trapped by the evil people of this world. You will not live alone,” he said in the video.

“You will grow old. Larry you will grow in sound health. I have sent the account details to the comment section of Baba Legba. I appreciate you.

“You will also not beg to survive. The real Igbalaye, thank you. You will not suffer in life. The account is in the comment section posted by Baba Legba. Thank you, everyone.”

However, the actor did not reveal why he was begging for money. In the past years, several actors have sought financial assistance online, specifically for health reasons.

In mid-2020, the Actors Guild of Nigeria (AGN) signed an MoU with Medicard Health Management, a health services provider, to end the practice of soliciting funds for medical emergencies among its members and independent Nollywood actors.

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Wizkid celebrates 34th birthday in style

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Wizkid, the Grammy award-winning Nigerian singer, has celebrated his 34th birthday with his partner and friends.

The music star was born on July 16, 1990. A party involving close friends was held for the ‘Made in Lagos’ hitmaker in a yet-to-be-identified location to mark the occasion.

According to a now-viral clip, the attendees sang “Happy Birthday” to Wizkid after which he burst into laughter upon seeing his cake.

Some celebrities who attended the party include Jada Pollock, the singer’s partner and manager; Naomi Campbell, the American model; and Tems, the Afrobeats star.

In another footage, the guests were all seen enjoying their meal while making a toast to Wizkid.

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