Sorry to disappoint kids, but Your Mama is a little worse for the wear this morning and we simply to not have the inner chutzpah and moxie to work up a full scale discussion of a single celebrity property. So we’re gonna do like we did yesterday and give a few juicy niblets and tid bits that have recently come across our desk in the last 24 hours.
CSI: Miami diva and brown skinned bombshell Khandi Alexander has but her khrib up behind the Chateau Marmont on the market for $4,495,000. The gravelly voiced actress with the big bazooms appears to have purchased the 4 story, 4,126 square foot house with 4 bedrooms and 4.5 bathrooms in December of 2001 for $2,850,000.
Although the current listing does not provide any of us looky-loos with any pretty pictures to drool over (which is why we just have the sorry one above), it does indicate that the Woodshill Trail property was recently renovated, has 5 fireplaces, a gym, library, office, a 3 car garage, a swimming pool and spa as well as a “grassy side yard for dogs,” which you know piqued Your Mama’s interests being the sort that generally prefers the company of dogs over people. The property climbs down the slope with a big view right into the windows of celebrity hideaway Chateau Marmont and, natch, the house has the full complement of security one would expect from a ladee who well plays a coroner on T.V.
More rumor and gossip spills into our inbox about the alleged sale of socialite and philanthropist Nancy Daly’s monumental manse in Malee-boo. First we heard that is sold for $50,000,000 to some young hedge hog and his slim hipped wifey. Then we heard it was a done deal at $55,000,000. The latest information we get says, “Uh, no. It didn’t happen at all.”
All of our sources on this one, even if they are offering conflicting information, are very impressively connected, so we don’t know who to believe. Well, actually we do. We think the place sold and all the other stuff is smoke screen to deflect attention until real estate gossip Ruth Ryon can get her mitts on the real story. But until then it’s all just rumor and gossip kids.
In Touch Weekly reports that BenJen, AffGar, or whatever it is that Jennifer Garner and Ben Affleck are called by the celebrity media machine, did indeed purchase the huge house in the Holmby Hills that Your Mama discussed in early February. The gossip glossy printed a big spread with full color photos of the property which carries a whopping asking price of $22,500,000. To be honest, Your Mama had no idea these two had that much paper and coin. GarFleck’s people are not confirming, but one of the tawdry tab’s inside sources is quoted as saying, “They have put in an offer that’s been accepted and all is moving ahead.” As of this morning, the listing still appears as active and available in the MLS. Hmm.
A very well connected source we’ll call Henry Happypants did a little digging into the nasty foreclosure brouhaha reportedly being faced by property developer Robert Bisno and his wifey Jeanette. If you’re not hung over or still sotted with booze this early Saturday morning, you’ll recall that we discussed the couple’s big Bev Park house and how it is scheduled to be auctioned off on February 29th if they’re not able to sort out and settle their mortgage mess.
Well kids, Mister Happypants said it’s all much more murky than would appear on the surface. The property has been transerred back and forth between Mister and Missus Bisno several times, several loans have been taken out (and appear to have been paid) that were secured by the property, including the $4,000,000 loan by a private lender which apparently was not paid back and who is looking for its money and has initiated the foreclosure proceeedings.
It’s certainly not a foregone conclusion that the Bisnos are going to lose their home. Rich people have all kinds of financial tricks in their arsenal and up their bespoke sleeves. None the less, according to Happypants, it’s likely to get more confusing and dicey before it all gets cleared up.
And a correction: The Bisnos bought their Bev Park building lot in 1998 and completed their 11,984 square foot pile in 2002. In our previous discussion we erroneously reported that they bought and built in 2002. Sometimes we’re wrong just like everyone else.
Now go on and enjoy your Saturday like you’re supposed to be doing. See some art. Go to a movie. Have lunch in a divey diner. Love your loved ones. That’s what we’re going to do.