NUN DIES IN COURT AMID LEGAL BAT TLE WITH PERRY
As the sort of legal battle that could only happen in Los Angeles, a nun died last week in court amid a dispute over the sale of a convent to Katy Perry of all people. Sister Catherine Rose Holzman, an 89-year-old Roman Catholic nun, had been fighting Perry, pictured, over the sale of the eight-acre Los Angeles convent. Holzman collapsed during a court appearance on Friday, Reuters reports, and died shortly after. Holzman had been fighting the pop star alongside fellow nun Sister Rita Callanan for over two years on behalf of the Sisters of the Immaculate Heart of Mary, who once lived there. They had hoped to sell the property for a whopping US$15.5 million to restaurateur Dana Hollister in 2015, who had plans to convert it into a hotel. But at the time, the Archdiocese of Los Angeles had already been in talks to sell it for $14.5 million to Perry, who had plans to live there. A lengthy legal battle over who had the right to sell it then ensued, as the archdiocese sued to block the sale to Hollister in 2015, a judge eventually ruling the sale invalid, leaving it open to Perry.