Where’s Leo DiCaprio when you need him? Luol Deng closes on home; Usher & Maroon 5 coming to South Florida

09/03/2014 5:38 PM

09/03/2014 5:40 PM

Curious about the real Wolf of Wall Street? Disgraced stockbroker Jordan Belfort, the subject of last year’s Oscar nominated movie, is bringing the “Truth Behind His Success” tour to Miami. Belfort — who served 22 months for securities fraud and money-laundering — has turned motivational speaker and will run two seminars on Sept. 17 at the Au Rene Theater in Fort Lauderdale and the next night at at the James L. Knight Performing Arts Center.

Here’s the thing: Tickets aren’t exactly selling like hotcakes. Too bad the film’s star, Leonardo DiCaprio, isn’t along for the ride.

You can nab major discounts on top online coupon sites like Living Social, Groupon and DealSaver. For example, the price for one Executive, VIP, or Platinum-Level Ticket has been slashed from $229 to $89 on Living Social. That’s a 61 percent savings.

Platinum Level is primo — guests get a spot at the cocktail reception; an autographed WOWS book; plus a photo with Belfort (just think of the Facebook possibilities).

If you hesitate because you think you’re putting money in Belfort’s coffers, don’t worry. The New Yorker, 52, says he is not making anything from this tour, and giving 100 percent of profits back to investors who lost money during his reign at the Stratton Oakmont brokerage house in the late ’80s and early ’90s as restitution.

Home sweet home

Luol Deng is settling in. EWM Realtors International’s Nelson Gonzalez reveals the new Miami Heat forward just closed on a historic waterfront home in Morningside. Price: $4.6 million.

The 29-year-old, who signed a two-year, $2 million free agent contract with the Heat, won’t be wanting for much: The 1928 Mediterranean-style home has five bedrooms, 4.5 baths, guesthouse, pool, dock and a ridiculous view. Oh, and he’s just a quick car ride from the office.

That’s entertainment

The weather is cooling down ever so slightly, but things are hot in concert venues around the South Florida area with two heavy-duty Livenation shows announced Tuesday.

Usher heads to AmericanAirlines Arena Dec. 13.Tickets go on sale 10 a.m. Sept. 15.

Usher’s announcement of a 27-city tour comes after the release of the hip-hop superstar’s new single/video She Came To Give It To You. Usher also was named the No. 1 Hot 100 artist of the 2000s decade, and was named by Billboard as the second most successful artist of the 2000s.

Usher’s fellow coach on The Voice, Adam Levine, is bringing his Maroon 5 tour to the BB&T Center on Feb. 24; tickets for that concert go on sale at 10 a.m. Sept. 13.

The newlywed and his band’s 27-stop North American tour follows the release last week of Maroon 5’s fifth studio album, V. Maroon 5’s previous hits include This Love, She Will Be Loved and Moves Like Jagger.

Info/tickets: livenation.com Wolf of Wall Street

About Madeleine Marr

Madeleine Marr

@madeleinemarr

Former fashion and food writer Madeleine Marr joined the Miami Herald in 2003. The native New Yorker's celebrity coverage includes features, interviews, events, red carpets, premieres, award ceremonies, style, news and gossip in the South Florida area and beyond.

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