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Shakira switches real-estate firms to sell Beach mansion

 
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Pop star Shakira has just canned her real estate firm after her Miami Beach mansion failed to generate interest over the past six months — and she has re-listed the crib with a rival company.

Shakira, one of the singing coaches on NBC’s The Voice, took her property at 3140 N. Bay Rd. away from Campins Luxury Real Estate.

That’s the outfit started by Katrina Campins, a former star of The Apprentice and Hot Listings Miami.

The more established and much larger Fortune International Realty, which now has the house, re-listed it for $12.9 million.

It’s a big loss for Campins, which originally marketed it in the summer for $15 million.

Ben Moss, the agent who worked the property, declined to comment.

“I wish I could discuss what’s going on with this listing, but I can’t,” Moss said.

The modern-style, Zen-decorated mansion is one of several high-end properties in Miami Beach that have been deeply discounted as of late.

bieber recap

Thursday’s six-hour deposition of troubled pop star Justin Bieber for a lawsuit filed here did nothing to clean up the singer’s image.

When he wasn’t getting mad at questions about ex-gal pal Selena Gomez, he appeared to fall asleep, claimed he couldn’t remember the names of the members of his entourage and appeared confused when asked if his bodyguards worked for him.

Bieber also faced questions, under oath, about whether he took legal or illegal drugs within 24 hours or drank alcohol within 12 hours of the deposition.

He answered “No!” to those questions.

Bieber, 20, was deposed in the conference room of criminal defense lawyer Roy Black’s Miami law firm, and the singer’s grilling by Aventura legal eagle Mark DiCowden was for a lawsuit filed against Bieber in June by Miami Beach paparazzo Jeffery Binion.

Binion wants millions in punitive damages because, he claims, Bieber and his bodyguards roughed him up outside the Hit Factory recording studio in North Miami.

One source familiar with Thursday’s proceeding described Bieber as having “selective amnesia.”

When asked if he performed in exotic locales like Australia or South Korea, which he did in the fall, Bieber answered he doesn’t remember.

How about being at the Hit Factory in June? He didn’t remember, never mind that he also attended Miami Heat playoff games then.

How many managers does he have? “I might have 100,” Bieber said.

What are their names? “I don't really know.”

At times, Bieber reportedly looked like a deer in headlights. At others, he appeared to fall asleep.

“He denied being asleep,” the source said. “He said something about being frustrated with the questions.”

anchor doings

Spanish-language WSCV-Telemundo 51, the market’s No. 1 television station, has named fill-in Daisy Ballmajo as its prime-time news co-anchor.

Ballmajo was a TV talk-show host in her native Cuba in the early 2000s when she fled to the Dominican Republic and then to Miami.

Ballmajo bummed around at smaller Spanish stations here for a while, then landed at Channel 51 in 2010 as co-host of Buenos Días Miami. She recently anchored the nightly news as a fill-in.

Ballmajo made news in 2009 when nude photos of her ended up online.

“Those had been taken many years ago in a private setting,” said Maria Christina Barros, Telemundo 51’s publicist. “It has nothing to do with her professionalism.”

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