Chances are ex-teen heartthrob David Cassidy wont sing I Think I Love You to BankUnited bigs any time soon!
The star of The Partridge Family and the Miami Lakes bankers are entangled in a tug-of-war over a $1.35 million-condo that Cassidy bought in Fort Lauderdale in 2005.
BankUnited drew first blood by filing a foreclosure action against Cassidy when he stopped making payment on its $900,000-exotic mortgage.
Its a strategic default, says Cassidys lawyer, Jeff Harrington. It just so happens that Mr. Cassidy is not your typical client.
And Cassidys fighting back. Hes counter-suing for fraud. Bank officials declined comment. In their court action, they claim Cassidy now owes $916,488.62.
Cassidy listed the 34th floor condo at the Las Olas River House for $1.1 million.PEEVED AT PIVEN
Jeremy Pivens channeling Ari Gold again!
Piven, whose portrayal of greedy agent Gold on HBOs Entourage won three Emmys, was asked to appear at Wednesdays South Florida celebration of Marshall Faulks induction into the football Hall of Fame. The wingding, at Gulfstream Parks Playwright Irish Pub, is to benefit the running backs youth foundation.
But, a Faulk insider tell me, Piven messaged that itd set the charity back $10,000 for his showing up!
Piven, who didnt respond to a text message asking for comment, wanted the money for his parents Piven Theatre Workshop in Chicago. Still, miffed organizers told thanks, but no thanks.
Scheduled to appear, for free, alongside Faulk: NFL legends Lawrence Taylor, Warren Sapp and Michael Irvin, and ex-Matchbox Twenty guitarist Adam Gaynor. LAGASSES LAGNAPPE
Celebrity chef Emeril Lagasses is getting a kick in the behind on his way out of South Beach.
A racial discrimination lawsuit was filed against the Creole cuisine kings chi-chi eatery Emerils as it serves its last dinners tonight. Its lease at the Loews Hotel on Collins wasnt renewed.
Sous-chef Brian Buckner, 38, claims the Good Morning America foodies managers here failed to promote him because hes black. He eventually got fired after questioning a kitchen managers un-Emerilesque purchases of gasp! FROZEN squid instead of the fresh stuff.
The allegations speak for themselves, said the sous-chefs attorney, Michael Buckner.
George Ditta, Emerils general counsel, said the company will mount a vigorous defense.