The Highlight Reel August 2016
Cher's Former Property Sells for More Than $23M
A South Florida property once owned by Cher has sold for more than $23 million.
The Miami Herald reports it's the second-highest residential sale in Miami-Dade County this year. The home was put on the market three months ago for $28 million. It sold for $23.46 million.
Listing agent Judy Zeder of EWM Realty International says the custom-built home has views of downtown Miami and Biscayne Bay.
County property records show a trust controlled by Cher owned the property from 1995 to 1997. It's unclear whether the singer/actress lived there. She also owned homes in Miami Beach and Key Biscayne.
The seller is Adrianne Mittentag. She and her husband Paul, who died earlier this year, bought the property for $2.32 million in 1997. The name of the buyer isn't yet available in property records.
'Game of Thrones' to End after Season 8
HBO has confirmed what "Game of Thrones" fans never wanted to hear: The fantasy-thriller phenomenon will be coming to an end after Season 8.
Recently HBO renewed the series, adapted from George R.R. Martin's novels, for a shortened seventh season consisting of seven episodes.
The eighth season will bring the saga to a close. The number of episodes for that last cycle has not been determined, HBO programming chief Casey Bloys said at the Television Critics Association's summer conference. "We'll take as many as the (producers) will give us," he said.
After that, a spinoff remains a possibility.
"Game" won't be back with its seventh season until next summer, missing the deadline for the 2017 Emmy competition, which it routinely dominates. Last year, "Game" scored a dozen Emmys.
"It's always better to win more Emmys," Bloys said. "But the main goal is to do the best show possible for our subscribers and fans."
'Pokemon Go' Creators Working to Be Respectful of Reality
The creators of "Pokemon Go" say they're working to remove real-world locations that don't wish to be included in the mobile gaming sensation.
The Pokemon Company's consumer marketing director J.C. Smith said in an interview that they're updating the augmented-reality game so it remains fun for players but respects the real world.
"When something is really popular, we have to figure out the most respectful way to deal with it and make sure that everyone is playing safely and doing things in a respectful manor," said Smith. "It's only been two weeks since it launched, and there's been so much attention and so many people playing that it's tough to think of all the ways it could affect the world."
The location-aware game provides virtual rewards for players who visit real sites designated as "Pokestops" in the game. Several locations, such as the Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park in Japan and the Arlington National Cemetery in Washington, D.C., have asked to be removed from "Pokemon Go."
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