Weekend Roundup: Rupert, Richie Tenenbaum, and Free Booze

Advertising works! Last time The Real Estate checked in on love birds Rupert and Wendi, they were waiting by the phone, hoping that a wealthy buyer would call for their Soho loft. Elie Tahari apparently has, according to New York magazine. The fashion mogul is reportedly paying $25 million for the 9,300-square-foot apartment.

New York magazine reports that Britney Spears now has a new broker, Adam Modlin, and reduced the asking price of her 4th Street condo. However, he’s the same broker who has had the listing since at least March. Originally listed at $5.25 million with Mr. Modlin, the apartment has already been lingering on the market with a $4.995 asking price since last summer.

Luke Wilson ditches Trump Tower for the hipper confines of the Village, according to the New York Post. Also, Ronald Perelman, Sherry Lansing, and the ex-wife of Time Warner’s Steven Ross all make moves.

A Daily News investigation looks at how money earmarked after 9/11 was wasted. And some money that was promised never arrived in the first place.

And myopenbar.com rightfully gets its due in The Times. But where’s site co-founder, Rob Hitt?

-Michael Calderone Weekend Roundup: Rupert, Richie Tenenbaum, and Free Booze