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Spoelstra absorbs Shapiro ribbing at Miami Heat banquet

 
 
Eric Reid and Steve Shapiro
Eric Reid and Steve Shapiro
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jose@gossipextra.com

WSVN-Channel 7 sports anchor Steve Shapiro gave Miami Heat coach Erik Spoelstra a good ribbing at a charity dinner speech in Hollywood.

“I like to take my daughters to Heat games,” Shapiro said, as he was handed a broadcast award at the Reid & Fiorentino charity dinner at the Seminole Hard Rock. “That way, Erik Spoelstra’s date has someone to play with!”

Spo’s girlfriend is former Heat cheerleader Nikki Sapp, who’s 25 to the coach’s 43.

Spoelstra, a guest at the dinner thrown by Heat broadcasters Eric Reid and Tony Fiorentino, chuckled at the joke.

Sapp was a no show because, she told friends, she “wasn't feeling well.”

Bieber chronicles

An attorney who represents a Miami Beach paparazzo suing troubled pop star Justin Bieber wants a judge to find Bieber in contempt of court, and fine him heavily for his recent performance in a deposition.

A motion asking for sanctions is scheduled to be brought up at a special hearing on June 30 before Judge Sarah Zabel in Miami.

The controversy emanates from the long deposition of Bieber in the case brought against him by shutterbug Jeffery Binion. Binion says he was attacked outside The Hit Factory recording studio in North Miami by Bieber’s bodyguards, allegedly on Bieber's order.

But when Mark DiCowden, Binion’s lawyer, questioned Bieber March 6, Bieber acted like a brat.

He pretended to fall asleep, insulted a court reporter and refused to answer questions concerning his on-again, off-again relationship with singer Selena Gomez.

DiCowden didn't comment about the motion for sanctions, but it noted Bieber's "refusal to answer questions ... his extreme rudeness, inappropriate comments and remarks, and his antics.”

At one point, Bieber f-bombed the court reporter.

“I think yes and no are f...... pretty, pretty different,” Bieber said, according to the depo’s transcript.

Shakira update

Pop star Shakira briefly took her Miami Beach mansion off the market for the second time in past month after Gossip Extra revealed her latest Realtor’s former ties with the Colombian drug cartels.

Tony Yunez, the guy hired by Shakira after she took the $12.9 million property off the market for a first time, is no longer on the website of Fortune International Realty as the listing agent for the North Bay Road Zen retreat owned by the coach of The Voice.

“The damage has been done. I have no comment,” Yunez said.

No one at Fortune is returning calls. The firm’s website shows that the property is still for sale at $12.9 million — but the photo tour has been taken down and, as of late Wednesday, no new Realtor was listed.

Shakira’s New York publicist isn’t commenting.

Last week, Gossip Extra reported that Yunez was caught in a sting operation that tied him to the infamous cocaine cowboys from Cali and Medellin. He was sentenced to seven years and five months in prison in 1993.

Yunez applied for a real estate license and received it from the state last year, according to records. He listed his criminal background on the application form.

“As of today, I’m an outstanding member of society,” he wrote on the application.

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