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The winning bid for Manny’s Porsche is in

Photo: Jon SooHoo/L.A. Dodgers -- Dodger Manny Ramirez's Porsche

After 10 days and more than two dozen bids on eBay, a rare Porsche owned by Dodger Slugger Manny Ramirez sold today — for $50,100.  Apparently someone got a good deal. Recently, the bright red Porsche reportedly appraised at around $58,000.

Ramirez donated the 1994 Porsche 911 Turbo 964 to a couple of worthy causes.

The  proceeds will be split between ThinkCure!, the Dodgers’ official charity, and Maryvale, a local residential placement home for orphan girls.

Swiss set Director Roman Polanski free

Director Roman Polanski

Fugitive Director, Roman Polanski, is a free man once again. Swiss authorities have refused to extradite Polanski due to alleged discrepancies in his case. In 1977, the director pleaded guilty to a sex crime against a 13-year-old girl and then jumped bail before his sentencing. For Polanski money, fame, and influence have always trumped accountability. The Los Angeles Times website has details  here.

More ranting from Actor/Director/Producer Mel Gibson 

Another audio tape of Mel Gibson trashing his ex-girlfriend, Oksana Grigorieva. On the tape, Gibson reportedly admits to hitting the Russian singer and threatens to repeat the offense. More on LA Observed.

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