A Bit of Mid-Week Catch Up

The East Hampton Star reported this week—as we first learned via a lovely missive from BS Beaverman—that ultra-conservative fire brand and political blow hard Bill O'Reilly has "bulldozed a tiny 1940s cottage" on a scenic, 1.6 acre ocean-view bluff in Montauk, NY, that he bought last year for $7.65 million in order to erect a "custom-built home" and outbuildings that total more than 8,000 square feet.


The never-resting celebrity gossip fiends at TMZ reported that P. Diddy protégé turned music industry heavy weight Rick Ross—a man better known in the hip-hop music world as Rap King—is in the process of acquiring Villa Vittoriosa, the 30-room mega mansion in Fayetteville, GA, that belonged to troubled boxer Evander Holyfield* until he lost it to foreclosure (or whatever) in 2012.

Digital marketing materials  show the super-sized residence sits on 105 acres, spans nearly 50,000 square feet and from the air looks like a small regional airport, has 12 bedrooms and 13 full and 8 half bathrooms, nine fireplaces, and a dining room that seat up to 100. The grounds include prairie-sized terraces, a resort-scaled swimming pool that requires 350,000 gallons to fill, a separate 4,000-ish square foot house for guest or staff, and a seven-tall horse barn plus additional equestrian facilities.


Aptly named penis-sexting Democratic politico Anthony Weiner took to Twitter today to express his displeasure about yesterday's short story in the New York Post that revealed he and his stand-by-her-man-missus are on the hunt for a less expensive rental in lower Manhattan. And by less expensive, apparently, they mean something in the $8,000 range, a good four or six grand less than the $12,000 to $14,000 they're allegedly paying to lease a large, four bedroom apartment on Park Avenue South from Jack Rosen, a well-connected Democratic donor and Clinton family friend.


As we first heard from those ever-industrious kids at Curbed the asking price for the 50-acre water-front estate in Greenwich, CT, known as Copper Beech Farm has been hacked from its outlandish (but publicity generating) original $190 million, first to $140 million and now down to a still sky-high $130 million.

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