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Versace mansion for sale for $25-million

The palatial villa that was home to fashion designer Gianni Versace before he was gunned down on its front steps is up for sale.

Asking price for the 12-bedroom, 13-bath mansion on Miami's trendy South Beach is $25-million.

Survivors of the slain fashion mogul had owned the 13,250 square-foot Mediterranean-style palazzo across the street from the Atlantic Ocean since serial killer Andrew Cunanan shot Versace to death two years ago.

Versace family spokesman Lou Colasuonno said the house is rarely used because the designer's family is based in Milan.

De Niro disappoints

Canadian restaurateur

For years, restaurateur Salli Pateman has worshiped Robert De Niro. She even named her Yaletown restaurant DeNiro's Supper Club in his honor.

A creaky black swivel chair in her office has been specially reserved for him in hopes he'll come in for a martini or maybe for Sunday brunch.

Now her loyalty is being tested. Pateman says she has received a letter from De Niro's lawyer telling her to stop using his name, citing a section of the British Columbia Privacy Act.

Pateman, who doesn't want to change the name of her restaurant, said "So much for him coming in to dine in his sacred chair."

_ Compiled from Times wires.

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