Sunday, September 26, 2010

Weekend Wrap Up

1.
While not exactly real estate related, Your Mama is all kinds of 0b-sessed with the saga of copper heiress Huguette Clark, who has been living for years at the Beth Israel Medical Center in New York City. The New York Daily News is jumping on the coat tails of Pulitzer Prize winning journalist Bill Dedman's with a report that 104-year old Miss Clark is–not surprisingly and despite protestations by her increasingly shady seeming attorney Wally Back to the contrary–not lucid.

2.
Dumb-ass actor Randy Quaid and his wife Evi were arrested the other day for squatting in the Montecito, CA home they once owned and sold many years ago to former Warner Bros. executive Bruce Berman. Apparently the whackadoodle couple feel their business manager somehow duped them out of ownership and they feel they are still the rightful owners. Bitches, please. You sold the house in 1991. Get over it.

3.
Mini-moguls Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen have finally managed to unload their little or never lived in penthouse at 1 Morton Square to property developer Bruce Eichner. The 5,700 square foot spread was first listed at $11,995,000 in late 2007 and three years later finally sold for $7,700,000. That's a huge come down in price, but it's still more than the $7,300,000 the little girls paid for the place. Plus, it's not like these two need the money: They're richer than the damn Pope.

4.
New York City-based J.P. Morgan Chase & Co. CEO Jamie Dimon appears to have finally sold his real estate white elephant in Chicago, IL. Mister and Missus Dimon scooped up the colossal Gold Coast crib in 2000 for $4,700,000 and re-listed the 8-bedroom albatross in April of 2007 with an asking price of $13,500,000. More than three years and several price chops that brought the asking price of the 1880 townhouse to $6,950,000, which clearly did the trick because the property is currently in contract with an unknown buyer at an unknown price.

5.
Conservative blowhard Rush Limbaugh quick-deeded two penthouse apartments at the Slade building in West Palm Beach over to his new wife ensuring that she has a few pennies in her pocket should their May-December romance swirl down the terlit of love as have the first three marriages of the former pill popper who promotes family values. Mister Limbaugh purchased the pair of penthouse pads in May of 2009 for $1,350,000 apiece.

6.
According to Jose Lambiet, professional basketball sensation LeBron James has entered into a contract to purchase a mansion inside the gates of an exclusive gated enclave in Coconut Grove, FL owned by lawyer and philanthropist David Lipman. According to property records, the mansion measures 9,561 square feet and includes 5 bedrooms and 5.5 poopers, plenty of room for a single man.

7.
Poor Octomom. It seems her Warholian 15 minutes are long up and she's still got 14 tiny mouths to feed. The paparazzi courting baby factory must be feeling the financial squeeze of her media obsolescence because according to the gossip juggernaut TMZ, the holder of the loan on the La Habra, CA crib where she and her 99 children live is fixin' to foreclose on the property. The single non-working mother is, according to the report, $7,500 behind on the her mortgage payments and she's got a sizable $450,000 balloon payment due on the 9th of October.

8.
The folks at TMZ also reported recently that the Ramage Construction company filed a lawsuits against press beleaguered Mel Gibson claiming he and his soon to be ex-wife Robyn own them a measly $12,000 for unpaid improvements to their Malibu properties. The same company claims that the foundation that owns Mel's little church in Malibu owes them $200,000 and they're seeking permission to foreclose on several of Mister Gibson's several Malibu properties if the erstwhile couple does not cough up the cash. Considering Mister Gibson is worth hundreds and hundreds of millions of dollars, it seems highly unlikely this lawsuit will ever see the light of day.

20 comments:

ctkat1 said...

LeBron James has two children with his high school sweetie (not sure if they are still together or not...).

So it may be a family home.

Anonymous said...

weak mama, real weak today...

StPaulSnowman said...

Apart from the Huguette morsel, just consider the individuals in this wrap-up........even Mama can't shine shit. I thought her concise offerings were an indication that she wasn't fired up about any of this. Anonymous sounds like someone who brings nothing to a potluck and then complains about the hotdish.......zheesh!

Anonymous said...

Ashley Olsens los Angeles home went into foreclosure. They're definitely not as rich as the media makes them out to be. Both Ashley and Mary Kate live in rented NYC homes. Their fathers home in California also went into foreclosure. I wonder why the media hasn't reported on ashleys foreclosure. ...

angie said...

I try not to think about it too much, but there's no denying the tenor of life is steadily getting more dubious and unscrupulous. Huguette Clark's lying attorney, the thieving Quaids, Rush Limbaugh's grotesque family values charade, Octorabbit, the current reigning star of crazy Mel Gibson who doesn't appear to be anywhere near done plumbing the depths of what it means to be an all-around chitty person, and our own Anon 3:06 PM who clearly knows all there is to know about weak written expression.

I thoroughly enjoyed the week's real estate porn, and your always super informative weekend wrap up. Just like cable television, there's precious little on the web that's really interesting and/or entertaining. Many thanks for diligently and tirelessly sharing your gifts with us Mama! ~BIG~HUG~

Jumpin Jejosephat in LA said...

Hear, hear. I'm with angie. Someone throwing boulders when they posess such small stones themselves would do well to not broadcast such fact to the world.
You go on wich' yer own bad self, Mamma, and have a fabu time up there in SB.
A little secret- Oprah really is just like you and I. If you happen to find yourself in the neighborhood, it's clearly just the polite thing to ring her bell and say "Good day, Miss".

Anonymous said...

Here, here! Mama, you just ignore these dumdass come lately's who have no clue how hard you work! Love the H. Clark madness, you MUST keep the children apprised. Further, whomever believes that the Olsen twins are broke are plain clueless! LOVE to Mama!

Anonymous said...

I've been following the Huguette Clark tale, as well - and boy what a read. I bet the atty & CPA are hoping she dies this year, because of the estate tax being not in effect this yr. They probably had her will changed with them as major beneficiaries.

Anonymous said...

3:19. Sorry to poop on your comment, but grammar is grammar. Prepositions take the accusative. Thus it should be "like you and ME."

Cheers,

Pooper

Anonymous said...

Allow me to expatiate a bit, since I am a grammar fanatic. People often use "I" instead of "me" when an object pronoun is required because (1) they don't know the rules of grammar; and (2) they think "I" sounds classier than "me". Their ears deceive them. Thus we have the often encountered "between you and I" (wrong) instead of "between you and me" (right). Of course this error is not nearly as heinous as using an object pronoun as a subject as in "me and him went to the movies." This is illiteracy squared and has come out of the mouth of none other than Daniel Radcliffe (a/k/a/ Harry Potter) who claims to be a stickler for correct grammar. (He ain't).

Jumpin Jejosephat in LA said...

Oprah is just like one of us.
A polite ring of the doorbell and "A fine day to you Miss Winfrey. I wonder if I might bother you for a scant cup of Splenda, as I seem to have run short while making my Cocker Spaniel cookies. Pardon? Oh, yes, yes, they do have real Cocker Spaniel in them." should form the neighborly bonds that will last 5 to 10 years.
Concurrently or consecutively depending on the jurisdiction.
One can have the infrequent occasion to back slide when one has picked himself up by the bootstraps from a Texas cattle ranch upbringing. My apologies.

lil' gay boy said...

Reminds me of the old joke:

"Where is your grammar?"
"She's in the kitchen baking cookies."


Catholic school was a stickler for proper grammatical usage; my second grade nun gave us a little trick to use when you were unsure of whether or not to use "I" or "me"; take the second party out of the sentence diagram (yes, we had to diagram every sentence) and you will usually come up with the correct usage, i.e., "between __ I" vs. "between __ me".

No mystery as to why the Huguette Clark saga engrosses us so; with the economy the way it is, I'm sure there's a tiny little voice in our heads that says, "Gee, wouldn't it be nice if I was somehow related to her?"

Fat chance. But we all want to see that will...

Anonymous said...

Good quick summary Mama -everyone deserves a vacation...So I know you don't reveal too much about yourself but I saw a handsome couple piloting a black 7-series BMW with two Dachshunds in the back on Hwy 101 heading into Santa Barbara the other day...Could that have been you & Dr. Cooter?

Anonymous said...

Nothing like the Huguette Clark story...absolutley nothing Mama!! I have read three books in the last month about William Andrews Clark....he was some ass-kicker!!!

I even read the out-of-print book that you can still order on CD....very, very interesting.

Jimbo said...

It's not "quick deeded" it's Quit Claim Deed. Given Florida's bullet proof Land Trust laws, it's really dumb to quit claim property.

Anonymous said...

I want to see Hugette's properties so badly....

Anonymous said...

She's aliiiiive!!!!

Anonymous said...

lil' gay boy: right on the button. If people would only stop and remove the other person from the phrase they would immediately see that using "I" as the object of a proposition sounds icky: "between I", "for I", "to I"---but once the buffer of another person is inserted, the mistake is made.

Anonymous said...

you are a lazy bitch, write something!

The Boozy Floozy said...

im shocked, did ashley's house really go into foreclosure?