GOSSIP EXTRA

Lindsey Vonn calls Miami home

 

Injured Olympic skier Lindsey Vonn, golfer Tiger Woods’ girlfriend, has officially declared herself a resident of Florida.

Thing is: She lives nowhere near Woods’ beachfront home in northern Palm Beach County.

Miami-Dade County records show the 29-year-old native of Minnesota claims a rented condo on the 34th floor of a downtown Miami highrise as her primary residence.

Vonn, who just decided against participating in next month's Winter Olympics because of a knee injury, apparently is renting an $8,000-a-month crib at the ICON Brickell, a luxury-living complex overlooking Biscayne Bay.

What's more, she registered her company, Downhill Gold, as a Florida-based firm, according to state papers.

Vonn’s last official residence was Vail, Colorado, at the time she started dating Woods almost a year ago.

Vonn’s publicist had no comment about whether her move is for tax purposes, or Woods, or both.

ROCK WATCH

Keep your eyes open for The Rock.

Dwayne Johnson has started filming a pilot for a Miami-based HBO series expected to be titled Ballers — and the cast and crew are scheduled to spend the next month in the area.

The wrestler-turned-actor was spotted on the downtown Miami set this week, including in a make-out scene with Cuban-American co-star Anabelle Acosta.

The Rock plays a retired football player whose post-athletic life among other retired sports stars in these parts is chronicled in the series.

The two-hour pilot, expected to premiere in the fall, is being directed by Peter Berg ( Lone Survivor, The Rundown) and produced by Mark Wahlberg, who already scored big on HBO with Entourage.

more movie news

Miami filmmaker Billy Corben says he’s happy his first miniseries isn’t slated to premiere on VH-1 until 11 p.m. Feb. 24 instead of the traditional 8 p.m.

“It’ll give us a couple extra hours to work on it,” said the gregarious director of the iconic documentary Cocaine Cowboys. “We’ll need it.”

Corben and his locally based studio Rakontur are producing a four-hour special called The Tanning of America: One Nation Under Hip-Hop.

It’s about how rap cleared a path through white America that, eventually, made it possible for the first black president to be elected.

Corben got to interview some heavyweights, including singers Mariah Carey (whom he credits for spreading hip-hop to wide audiences) and 91-year-old Hollywood director Norman Lear (who introduced black families to white audience through sitcoms like The Jeffersons), among others.

Corben’s leading a panel discussion about the project at the Sundance Film Festival Friday in Utah.

AND FINALLY . . .

. Broward County product Lauren Hanley, who famously hooked up with college football hotshot Johnny Manziel at a party in Los Angeles and has been attached to the guy since, just won the Ms. CoEd title, an online contest. She’s set to host several parties in New York during Super Bowl weekend. There’s little doubt she’ll run into Manziel there.  . And finally, Miami Heat President Pat Riley was spotted huddling up with outgoing NBA boss David Stern at the JW Marriott Marquis downtown Miami. The hotel hosted this year’s NBA sales conference. Gossip Extra hears that Stern and a couple other NBA higher-ups were tickled pink to discover the hotel’s indoor basketball court, where the famous LeBron James Powerbeats headphones commercial was filmed.

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