UPDATE: Bremer Trust Denies Plans To Sell Prince’s Paisley Park Complex

first_img*UPDATE* Bremer Trust released a statement earlier today, denying any plans to sell the estate. “Contrary to some recent media reports, Bremer Trust, the special administrator for the Prince Rogers Nelson estate, has no plans to sell either Paisley Park or the property referred to as the ‘Purple Rain’ house. There is no additional formation to share on this topic.”Sad news out of Minnesota, as it appears that Prince‘s famous Paisley Park complex is about to hit the market. When the versatile songwriter and performer passed away, he left no will, and since then several family members have stepped forward to attempt to take the lead on the estate. However, with no clear heir, a bank has been managing the estate, and they recently delivered a list of several of the Purple One’s properties that they intend to sell off, with Paisley Park topping the list.The 60,000 square foot complex–which includes a large home, recording studio, concert venue, and bank vault–is legendary (to say the least), worth over $7 million, and was the home to countless parties and recording sessions, as well as several late-night basketball games. Prince’s family had planned to turn the complex into a Prince-themed museum, and it seems that they are preparing to fight the estate managers in court to block the sale of the famous mansion.With a legal battle brewing, we can only hope that whomever ends up being in charge of Paisley Park finds a way to pay tribute to Prince at the home and studio where he spent so much time.[via TMZ]last_img read more

Bairstow and Moeen lift England to 414 for five

first_img(REUTERS)-Johnny Bairstow and Moeen Ali shared an unbroken partnership of 132 to lift England to 414 for five and a lead of 311 runs over Pakistan on the fourth day of the third Test at Edgbaston yesterday.Bairstow was unbeaten on 82 and Moeen 60 not out at the close with England in a good position to take a 2-1 lead in the four-match series if they can bowl out the touring side on the final day.After resuming on 120 for no wicket, England lost captain Alastair Cook for 66, driving a wide ball from Sohail Khan to point where Yasir Shah took a fine diving catch.Alex Hales, on 54, then edged Mohammad Amir to Younus Khan at second slip and with the Pakistan seamers bowling wide of off stump to restrict the scoring rate, Joe Root and James Vince cautiously took the total to 183 for two at lunch.Root, struggling with a back problem and dropped on 25, made 62 before he top-edged Shah to short fine leg.Vince was eight runs short of his first Test half-century when he hung his bat out to a wide ball from Amir and Younus took another neat slip catch.Gary Ballance made a patient 28 before he turned a ball from Shah to Asad Shafiq at leg slip but the arrival of Moeen at the crease changed the tempo of the game.Bairstow went on the attack and reached his eighth test fifty, off 83 balls, while Moeen displayed his full repertoire of wristy strokes and hit eight fours in a sparkling knock.ENGLAND 1st innings 297 (G. Ballance 70, M. Ali 63; S. Khan 5-96)Pakistan 1st innings 400 (A. Ali 139, S. Aslam 82, Misbah-ul-Haq 56)England 2nd innings (Overnight: 120-0)A. Cook c Shah b So. Khan 66A. Hales c Y. Khan b Amir 54J. Root c Hafeez b Shah 62J. Vince c Y. Khan b Amir 42G. Ballance c Shafiq b Shah 28J. Bairstow not out 82M. Ali not out 60Extras (b-4 lb-7 nb-8 w-1) 20Total (for 5 wickets, 125 overs) 414Fall of wickets: 1-126 A. Cook,2-126 A. Hales,3-221 J. Root,4-257 J. Vince,5-282 G. BallanceTo bat: C. Woakes, S. Broad, J. Anderson, S. FinnBowling: M. Amir 30 – 8 – 73 – 2(w-1),So. Khan 27 – 3 – 102 – 1(nb-8),R. Ali 21 – 8 – 54 – 0, Y. Shah 42 – 4 – 152 – 2,Az. Ali 5 – 0 – 22 – 0last_img read more