Football great Dan Marino, now an analyst with CBS’ The NFL Today, has emerged as one of the biggest losers in the spectacular bankruptcy of a film special effects company, Gossip Extra has learned.
The retired Miami Dolphins QB bought a total 1,576,525 shares in Digital Domain, which sought bankruptcy court protection Tuesday after shutting down its Port St. Lucie animation studio.
At one point, the 50-year-old Marino’s investment was worth more than $14 million.
Now? Sun Life Stadium peanuts.
"I know Dan invested in Digital Domain but that’s all I know," said Marino spokesman Ralph Stringer.
The exact losses to Marino are unclear because the federal bankruptcy court papers filed by Digital Domain do not mention when Marino became a shareholder and how much he paid for the stock.
But this much is sure: When the company produced the now famous hologram concert by dead rapper Tupac Shakur on a California concert stage in April, the stock shot up to $9.2 per share.
At that point, Marino’s stock was worth $14.5 million.
Today, the shares are hovering around 55 cents per: Fort Lauderdale resident Marino could barely squeeze $867,088 out of his stock -- if he were to find someone to buy it!
By the way, taxpayers are feeling what it’s like to be Dan: Digital Domain also received tens of millions from the state as well as Port St. Lucie and West Palm Beach.
One of the hottest area television personalities is off the old singles’ market.
WSVN-Channel 7 meteorologist Julie Durda and fiance David Radliff made it official over the Labor Day weekend before an intimate crowd.
The ceremony and banquet took place at the Albany Country Club, near Albany, N.Y., where WSVN national sales manager Radliff is from.
"We’re going for a honeymoon early next year. We’re both very happy," said the lucky stiff, for whom it’s a first attempt at marital bliss. “Children are definitely something we’re planning for.”
Durda wore her engagement ring on a necklace as she and Radliff exchanged vows August 31.
A former San Francisco 49ers cheerleader, Durda briefly worked as an NFL sideline reporter.
It’s the second walk down the aisle for the morning star, whose clingy outfits and curvaceous looks have made her a favorite topic of conversation on testosterone-heavy sports talk radio.
Durda was briefly married to her personal trainer and divorced in late 2010.
One of the regulars on Bravo’s The Real Housewives of Miami passed out during the cast’s launch party for Season 2 at The Forge Sunday in Miami Beach, but all’s well now.
Socialite Elsa Patton, the 78-year-old mother of series star Marysol Patton, was just talking to friends when she collapsed.
First on the scene was Miami-Dade County Mayor Carlos Gimenez, a former fire chief. He helped stabilize her before was rushed to Mt. Sinai Medical Center.
“They wanted to keep her overnight,” said Marysol Patton, “but she wouldn’t have it. She just went home and by morning, everything was fine. She was just overcome by the heat.”