Normally, death is poison to real estate. Normally.
The five-unit cast-iron condo in Soho where Heath Ledger took one too many sleeping pills in January 2008 sold out within a matter of weeks of coming on the market, in November 2010. Bloggers and even brokers did not hesitate to bring up the connection at 419 Read More
With any luck, the sad specter of Heath Ledger does not still live downstairs. But this penthouse promises to banish any gloomy thoughts with a nearly 3,500-square-foot exterior terrace, hot tub and skylights.
The main area has a 24-foot ceiling, which perhaps explains the building’s appeal to Hollywood types used to California sunshine. Ledger lived in a Read More
Monday: Boy Interrupted
As part of their summer-long documentary film series—which airs every Monday at 9—HBO is premiering Dana Perry’s Boy Interrupted, a harrowing look at the life and death of her 15-year-old son, Ryan, who committed suicide after a battle with bipolar disorder. We haven’t seen the 2009 Sundance Grand Jury prize Read More
The other evening at Moto in South Williamsburg, brothers and interior designers John and Kevin McCormick were slumped over mini glasses of Guinness, which they’d ordered by the nickname, “Sweet Sweet Baby Jesus.” Surrounded by the peeling walls, rusty light fixtures and creaky Viennese chairs that have become their signature, the McCormicks were discussing the Read More
Okay, yeaaah, the Oscars! It’s going to take us at least a few more days to really be able to digest all the absolute batsh*t craziness that went down during Sunday night’s telecast. Can we all just start by agreeing that that show was truly bonkersville? We know there will be plenty of ink shed Read More
Monday: The Big Bang Theory
Everyone complains about the lack of decent sitcoms on television right now, but there are a few winners out there: How I Met Your Mother, The New Adventures of Old Christine, 30 Rock. We aren’t totally prepared to bump The Big Bang Theory into the all-star category yet, but with Read More
In music news today, all attention seems to be focussed on yesterday’s big inauguration kick off in Washington D.C., which featured massive performances by the likes of Bruce Springsteen, U2, Jon Bon Jovi and Beyonce. But from Cannes, France, where the Midem music conference is currently taking place, news comes about a Read More
For many disturbing reasons—personal, financial and global—I unequivocally declare 2008 one of the most miserably catastrophic years within memory. With a new government promising a new strategy of reform and change, I join the rest of the world in a new thing called hope. But before we dust off and start fresh in the new Read More
Here is a video of disgraced investor Bernard Madoff getting into a pushing match with some people on the street. (One of his recruiters, Bob Jaffe, may have had a similar experience at a birthday party on Saturday night.) [Cityfile]
Nexcon-owned label Bill Blass is shutting down. [Read More
We always consider the Golden Globe awards ceremony to be a silly/fun excuse for the Hollywood elite to celebrate themselves and get drunk. Who knew that the Hollywood Foreign Press Association treats the nominating process the same way? As the motley crew of Rainn Wilson, Brooke Shields, Terrence Howard (still looking pissed at being left Read More