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One Direction’s Harry Styles looking for a home in Miami

 

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One Direction heartthrob Harry Styles has been discreetly inquiring about buying a crib in the Miami area, Gossip Extra has confirmed through several sources, but he has yet to find just the perfect spot.

And at 19, the teen girls’ fave singer of Best Song Ever is ready to spend in the $20 million range for a waterfront pad with some privacy.

The British band's dreamy member, who famously hooked up with pop star Taylor Swift earlier this year, recently checked out a breathtaking $19.5 million pad in Key Biscayne, according to the celebrity real estate website Real Estalker.

The contemporary, six-bedroom house on Mashta Place was built on a sandbar that juts out into the bay. Builders made liberal use of marble and made sure there’s an ocean view from every single window.

Styles and the rest of the band spent several days in the Miami Beach area in June, both for a concert and to record new music.

West, HOA at odds

As a Tea Party favorite, former U.S. Rep. Allen West doesn’t care much for the government, and even less for taxes.

Apparently, Fox News Channel contributor West also has issues with the HOA of his development in Weston.

The Fountain Spring Homeowners Association filed liens against West and wife Angela West four times in the past two years, records show.

Why?

The former U.S. Army lieutenant colonel’s not paying his maintenance fees for months at a time.

In July, the HOA filed a lawsuit to have the house sold on the courthouse steps but dismissed the foreclosure attempt after he paid up on Aug. 20.

West, who bought in the gated community in 2004 for $270,000, isn’t returning calls for comment.

Public records show his property is being assessed $390 in fees per quarter.

The HOA undertook foreclosure proceedings in July because West owed $964.50, including fees and penalties.

Because of redistricting West, 52, moved to a rented house in Palm Beach Gardens early last year to run in a mainly Republican area that stretched from the north side of Palm Beach County to the Treasure Coast.

He was beaten for the seat by Democrat Patrick Murphy.

Cheerful evening

Some in the Miami Dolphins organization were hard at work Thursday night as the NFL season kicked off its season.

The cheerleaders were unveiling their 2014 calendar with a bikini fashion show at LIV nightclub in Miami Beach.

In custom-designed beachwear that bore Fins designs, Kiley, Brianna, Macy, Dana, Paige, Grace and most of the rest of the squad’s members took to the runway one by one before more than 1,000 fans, team officials and players.

Alumni update

Speaking of the Fins, former player Kenny Mixon just went through Chapter 7 bankruptcy.

The case was discharged in July, but the former defensive end’s financial future is far from being set.

According to his paperwork, his only income is $800 a month, his share of an NFL annuity. He does have a 401K retirement account stocked with $153,000 but had only $18.51 in his checking account.

Mixon, 38, who lives in Weston, was a Dolphins second-round pick in 1998 and signed a $17 million contract. He was in the league for six seasons.

His lawyer didn’t return calls for comment.

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