From Newsday's Real LI:
--Bollywood film producer Aron Govil has listed his 15-room Colonial in Old Brookville, New York for $6.9 million.
--Rapper 50 Cent is selling a one-acre property in Dix Hills for $499,999.
--Kimora Lee Simmons has sold her East Hampton house for $650,000. It had been listed at $800,000.
Gallery: Kimora Lee Simmons in East Hampton
From the NY Post:
-- Alec Baldwin continues to apartment hunt in New York City. He was seen checking out a $14.95 million triplex penthouse at 54 Bond St., in NoHo's old Bouwerie Lane Theatre. He was also spotted at the New Museum Building at 158 Mercer St. in SoHo looking at two apartments in the $7 million range.
-- Dylan McDermott has been seen looking for apartments in the West Village.
--Agnes Nolan, a legend in the field of luxury real estate, wants to sell her own trophy apartment, a penthouse duplex at 271 Central Park West. The co-op, where she has lived since 1964, is on the market for $13.9 million.
--Yankees star Alex Rodriguez maybe close to signing a $12 million contract for a house on North Bay Road in Miami.
From the Real Estalker:
--Hollywood talent agent and power player Mike Ovitz has listed a Brentwood, California home for $8.5 million.
For those of you who thought the sale of Mine That Bird to Conan O'Brien was the big news in thoroughbred racing, it was just a skit. The "real" Mine That Bird, winner of last year's Kentucky Derby and pictured above, has been on vacation in New Mexico since the Breeder's Cup Classic. In fact his trainer Chip Woolley reports that he does not intend to return the winning horse to racing until later in the season and possibly only running four races in preparation for the Breeder's Cup Classic to be held a Churchill Downs. Just as a note, there is discussion that no one would pay $4.8 million for him as he is gelding and can not be used for breeding which compromises his value compared to other Derby winners.
There were however the first legitimate thoroughbred sales of 2010 taking place recently at Keeneland in Kentucky. The January Horses of All Ages Sale was held at the facility from January 11-15th. For those who have never seen a thoroughbred auction in progress, below there is a short video clip to give you a feel of how it all works at Keeneland.
Like all luxury markets horse sales have been adversely effected by the economy and those in the thoroughbred sales business have been concerned about how their business will change. The sale took in $23,895,100 in five days which is down over 27% from last year's six day sale. There were fewer horses sold and in general everybody noticed the market's effect of the sales. That being said, there were some bright spots, most notably Bon Jovi Girl a multiple stakes winner went for $950,000. The highest price paid for a yearling was brought in by Medaglia d'Oro a colt going for $280,000.
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If you can't beat them and you are leaving anyway, why not spend all their money?
That seems to be Conan O'Brien's philosophy this week as he embarked on a series of skits and extraordinarily expensive props to put on the appearance that he intended to blow through the Tonight Show budget in one week.
On Wednesday he trotted out a Bugatti Veyron, a rare and pricey sports car that costs as much as some private jets. O'Brien unveiled the Bugatti Veyron, showing the million dollar car embellished with mouse ears and whiskers. O'Brien claimed to have purchased the sports car.
Last night, he upped the ante by bringing out Kentucky Derby winning racehorse Mine That Bird adorned with a mink "Snuggie" and by showing restricted Super Bowl footage. This "crazy expensive" skit, he claimed, cost NBC $4.8 million.