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Michael Jordan Now Better at Chinese Lawsuits Than Baseball

A Chinese sportswear company had been using the characters for his name

(Newser) - Crying Jordan, no more. The BBC reports basketball legend and internet meme Michael Jordan has won a lawsuit against a Chinese sportswear company capitalizing on his name. The Chinese characters for Jordan's name are read "Qiaodan," and Qiaodan Sports has been using them for a decade, along... More »

Obama Names 21 Recipients of Medal of Freedom

Michael Jordan, Tom Hanks, Bruce Springsteen, and more

(Newser) - President Obama is honoring actors Robert DeNiro, Cicely Tyson, Tom Hanks, and Robert Redford with the nation's highest civilian honor, the AP reports. They are among 21 people Obama plans to recognize with the Presidential Medal of Freedom at the White House next Tuesday. Honorees from the sports world... More »

Michael Jordan 'Deeply Troubled' at Racial Tension, Police Shootings

NBA star speaks out

(Newser) - Michael Jordan is speaking out—and taking action—with regard to the social unrest in America right now. "As a proud American, a father who lost his own dad in a senseless act of violence, and a black man, I have been deeply troubled by the deaths of African-Americans... More »

Michael Jordan's Latest Big Win: $9M Lawsuit

Chicago jury gives Bulls icon hefty payday over use of his name

(Newser) - Jurors at a civil trial focused on the market value of Michael Jordan's identity handed him a major win, ordering a grocery-store chain to pay him $8.9 million for invoking his name in a steak ad without his permission. The amount was close to the $10 million his... More »

Chain Owes Michael Jordan $9M Over Ad for a Steak

He didn't authorize it

(Newser) - It's a safe bet that a supermarket chain's steak promotion has now become the most costly $2 coupon in advertising history. A Chicago jury yesterday ordered Dominick's to pay Michael Jordan $8.9 million because it used his name on its ad without permission, reports ESPN . Dominick'... More »

7 Crazy Over-the-Top Celebrity Weddings

Including some even more expensive than the Kimye nuptials

(Newser) - Kim Kardashian and Kanye West's wedding was certainly over-the-top: It cost an estimated $2.8 million , but what do you expect when you're flying your guests from Paris to Florence via private jet, hiring Andrea Bocelli to sing, holding your rehearsal dinner at the Palace of Versailles, and... More »

Michael Jordan: 'I Considered Myself a Racist'

He was 'against all white people,' he says in new biography

(Newser) - Soon after the death of Michael Jordan's great-grandfather, who had been a cook at a whites-only hunting club, a schoolmate of Jordan's called him the n-word. "So I threw a soda at her," Jordan reveals in Michael Jordan: The Life, a biography by Roland Lazenby released... More »

Michael Jordan's Twins Born

Yvette Jordan gave birth to identical girls Sunday

(Newser) - Michael Jordan's wife, Yvette, has given birth to the couple's identical twin daughters, Jordan's spokeswoman confirms. Yvette Jordan, 35, gave birth to Victoria and Ysabel on Sunday in West Palm Beach, Fla. "Yvette Jordan and the babies are doing well and the family is overjoyed at... More »

Michael Jordan, Wife Expecting Twin Girls

Bruce Willis also expecting new baby

(Newser) - We knew Michael Jordan and his new wife were expecting a baby —but it turns out they're expecting two. Jordan and Yvette Prieto's identical twin girls are due in April, E! reports, just about a year after the couple wed. Another celebrity baby coming soon: Bruce Willis'... More »

Michael Jordan Expecting Baby With New Wife

7 months after marrying Yvette Prieto

(Newser) - Seven months after getting hitched , Michael Jordan and Yvette Prieto are expecting their first baby together, Jordan's rep tells Us . Prieto, 34, a model, has been with the basketball great for more than five years. Jordan, 50, already has three kids ranging in age from 19 to 24 from... More »

26 Crazy Expensive Celeb Weddings

$2M? Seems reasonable...

(Newser) - Madonna's $1.5 million wedding to Guy Ritchie seems expensive ... until you compare it to Michael Jordan's recent nuptials, which cost $10 million. Those are just two examples of the 26 crazy expensive celebrity weddings Radar rounded up. Click through the gallery for a sampling, or check out... More »

Jordan, Not Rodman, Was First Pick for N. Korea

Filming documentary like being on Truman Show : narrator

(Newser) - With his bizarre reputation, Dennis Rodman may have seemed the perfect candidate to visit a country that recently claimed the discovery of a unicorn hideout —but he wasn't the first choice for the HBO team that pushed the visit, the New York Times reports. The makers of Vice... More »

Michael Jordan Tying the Knot—in Front of 2K Guests

Reception in his yard is size of two football fields

(Newser) - It's a wedding that befits royalty, even if it's only sports royalty: Michael Jordan is marrying Yvette Prieto today in Florida in front of 2,000 of their closest friends, reports the Miami Herald . The wedding itself is thought to be taking place at the same Palm Beach... More »

Michael Jordan Still Earns $80M a Year

Forbes: Turns out he's great at business, too

(Newser) - With Michael Jordan's 50th birthday upon us tomorrow, expect to see plenty of tributes to his glory days as a player. But Forbes points out that Jordan is enjoying a whole new kind of glory as a businessman. Thanks largely to his Jordan Brand, a division of Nike, the... More »

Guy Sells 20-Year-Old McJordan Sauce for $10K

Says he hopes buyer won't try to eat it

(Newser) - A man who used to own McDonald's restaurants in North Dakota is about $10,000 richer after selling a 20-year-old container of McJordan barbecue sauce to a buyer in Chicago. The sauce was used on McJordan Burgers, a promotional dish named for basketball icon Michael Jordan, sold in limited... More »

12 Most Unbelievable Hollywood Splits

Danny DeVito and Rhea Perlman are just the latest

(Newser) - If your jaw hit the floor when you read that Danny DeVito and Rhea Perlman are separating after 30 years of marriage, you weren't alone. Celebuzz rounds up 11 more celebrity splits that were equally jaw-dropping:
  • Mel Gibson and wife Robyn were married 31 years, and rumor has it
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Obama: Akin 'Missed Science Class'

He mocks congressman at basketball fundraiser

(Newser) - President Obama attended a fundraiser packed with current and former NBA stars last night, and he couldn't resist scoring a few points off Todd Akin, joking that the embattled congressman "missed science class," Politico reports. "The interesting thing here is that this is an individual who... More »

Obama: I Knew About Jeremy Lin Before You

Also, he once beat Maya Moore at HORSE

(Newser) - President Obama wants you to know that he had his eye on Jeremy Lin before it was cool. Obama sat down with Bill Simmons for a half-hour of sports talk on today's BS Report (audio here ), and the first question was how he felt about being America's... More »

Michael Jordan Selling Estate for $29M

Regulation-sized basketball court? Of course

(Newser) - It would make a nice souvenir for any Chicago Bulls fan: Michael Jordan's estate along Lake Michigan in suburban Chicago is up for sale, reports AP . It's got the usual estate specs: 56,000 square feet, nine bedrooms, 15 bathrooms, five fireplaces, plus a few Jordan-esque touches: a... More »

Michael Jordan Getting Married

Basketball great engaged to girlfriend Yvette Prieto

(Newser) - Michael Jordan has a new reason to be walking on air: He's engaged to girlfriend Yvette Prieto. The 48-year-old has been dating the Cuban-American model, 32, for three years. Jordan, who divorced his wife of 17 years in 2006, popped the question to Prieto on Christmas day, his spokesperson... More »

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