Most celebrities scrupulously shield their real estate purchases through a web of limited liability corporations, and most brokers steadfastly refuse to discuss their bold-faced clients. Not Matthew Modine: when he wanted to sell his Chelsea pad at Loft 25, he made a video.
Mr. Modine didn’t get the full $2.29 million for the one-bedroom-with-office duplex at 420 West 25th Street, but his video was quite a hit, according to Halstead broker Mark Friedman, who had the listing. “It definitely got more hits than any other video we’ve done in the history of Halstead.” And Mr. Modine and wife Caridad, did walk away with $2.1 million—a respectable premium over the $1.73 million they paid for the 1,668-square-foot spread in 2008.
Dermot Mulroney–the actor from My Best Friend’s Wedding and The New Girl who is often confused for Party Monsters and American Horror Story‘s Dylan McDermott–has taken a role in the non-Aaron Sorkin-related Steve Jobs biopic.
Is that the one with Ashton Kutcher? We’re so confused!
The guest of honor at the Creative Coalition’s Membership Meeting on Thursday, June 18, at the HBO terrace was White House social secretary Desiree Rogers. Actor-socialite Matthew Modine stopped by but split after the first five minutes, as did Creative Coalition co-president Tony Goldwyn (“he had to be somewhere,” explained co-president Tim Daly).
Mr. Read More
Would “Crazy Joe” Gallo look good in fleece?
The Daily Transom couldn’t help but wonder on Monday night, June 1, during a reading of author Tom Folsom‘s new book about the legendary gangster, titled The Mad Ones, inside the new J. Crew Men’s Shop in Soho.
What, was Spark’s Steak Read More
As election night neared, New York’s power elite—but also its creative class, its political class, its partying class, lurched to find the center of gravity for election night.
The premonition that New York’s obvious choice, Barack Obama, was likely to win was not the smallest consideration here.
This year’s New York Film Festival opened Friday night with a screening of French director Laurent Cantet’s The Class.
The film, which has already won the Palme d’Or at the Cannes Film Festival, focuses on a multicultural classroom in Paris’ rapidly gentrifying 20th Arrondissement. With the exception of the role of the teacher, who is Read More
Last night the much-discussed Hollywood contingent here in Denver, who have been lending their “visibility” to myriad
events and causes all over town, congregated in the V.I.P. section of the Black Eyed Peas concert. Members of the Creative Coalition’s
hard-working band of entertainers—Alan Cumming, Tim Daly, Anne Hathaway, Spike Lee, Barry Levinson, Read More
DENVER–The hair-product maven John Paul DeJoria, dressed in a black suit with a black T-shirt underneath, was assessing the hair of Denver during a luncheon hosted by the Creative Coalition this afternoon at Panzano, the downtown restaurant.
“The people of Denver have the nice looking hair,” said Mr. Read More
Now that we’re into the second day of the Democratic National Convention, it’s time for a poll of all that "celebrity power" that was supposed to follow Barack Obama to Denver.
While Paris Hilton has not shown up yet (much to the disappointment of John McCain supporters), here are some noteworthy names that attended events Read More
Bathtub filmmakers in New York can score face-time and pointers from Tribeca-bound Hollywood brass—gratis—through Sunday, May 6. Having hosted discussions with directors like Fargo’s Joel and Ethan Coen and American Psycho’s Mary Harron, the “Filmmaker Talks” workshops at the Apple Store Soho, presented by Apple and indieWIRE, offer interactive access that’s unique to the Digital Read More