The good news is that celebrity homes seem to sell more easily than your average luxury real estate. The bad news is that there a lot of celebrity homes still seeking a new buyer. I dug through my 2010 archives, month by month, to assess the damage and see who is still trying to sell.
Some celebrities including Mel Gibson, have tried a price cut of over a million. Others including Uma Thurman, Ricky Martin and Richard Chamberlain have held their ground and their properties have sat on the market for over six months. Sheryl Crow tried to take the auction route but failed to sell her Tennessee farm.
But of course the biggest celebrity real estate tail of woe for 2010 has to be Nicolas Cage. He managed to sell off his New York apartment and his Las Vegas house but saw two New Orleans homes and his Bel Air mansion fall to foreclosure. His Rhode Island home, shown above, is still on the market for $7.75 million, a far cry from the $15.7 million he paid for it.
A look at every celebrity home listing we covered in 2010 with updated results is after the jump.
"Real Housewives" jewelry is a competitive field. Lynne Curtin from "The Real Housewives of the OC" has a line of jewelry (many with a cross motif). Ramona Singer from "The Real Housewives of New York City" has her jewelry line with HSN. Kelly Killoren Bensimon also from "The Real Housewives of New York City" sells her feathers and leather jewelry designs on her own website. Lisa Wu Hartwell of "The Real Houswives of Atlanta" sells jewelry and clothing on her website. Also from "The Real Housewives of New Jersey" Teresa Giudice also sells her own jewelry on her TG Fabulicious website.
Staub's New Jersey home remains on the market for $1.095 million.
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"I like anything to do with the water . . . the ocean," said Nicolas Cage, star of the film, standing with his beautiful wife, Alice Kim, his hair tinged blond. "The deadliest catch," he added. "I have a lot of respect for the snow crab fishermen, Alaska king crab... for anyone out there trying to help the environment. Those are my dream jobs."
"Right now," answered Kelly Choi, the sexy hostess of "Top Chef Masters," inspired by the outdoor sauna, "I should be a pool tester. I should be testing whether they are cool enough or not."
"Oh, being a hairdresser," quipped Helen Mirren, also on the carpet. She had sported a particularly severe coif when she played the title role in "The Queen."
A somewhat stout Cedric the Entertainer also replied to our query. "A coveted NBA player like LeBron James, though I know I'm a little short for that one," he said, laughing. "I can't dunk. I don't know if I could even do a layup right now."
Jay Baruchel, of "She's Out of Your League" fame, who stars opposite Cage in the movie, said that he would simply like to "direct horror movies in Montreal . . . that's all I've ever wanted." Why Montreal? "That's where I live," he explained.
We checked out this seven-bedroom home last year. The house is a grandiose stone and stucco Tudor that includes a two-story foyer with a double staircase topped by a crystal chandelier, a great room with fireplace, billiard room and more. Property records show that Staub and her ex-husband spent $1.025 million for the home in 1998. The home could be any suburban home in any community in America. There is a reliance on monolithic media units, curtain valances and fake flowers that gives the home a generic, hotel-like look. The property includes a swimming pool and a cabana. On Staub's show she showed it off to an unimpressed real estate agent, pointing out the bidet and other features. It was put up for sale at $1.45 million last September but now it's listed at $1.095 million. The article reports that there are some maintenance issues and that the roof and the furnace haven't been replaced since the home was built in 1989.
Gallery: Danielle Staub In New Jersey