--Braden Keil reports that Las Ramblas, George Clooney and Rande Gerber's Las Vegas project is no more. Rumor has it that the land could be sold to a W Hotel partnership.
--A new price has been sent for a Hamptons rental. Anna Anisimova, a Russian socialite is renting a house in Water Mill for $635,000 over the summer. The home has six bedrooms, a media room, wine cellar, gym, pool with pool house, a tennis court and a two-bedroom guesthouse. Apparently the young Russian was swayed by all the flatscreen televisions in the house (ooo, shiny).
--Tommy Mottola and wife, Thalia Soto spent $9 million for a two-bedroom condop at 110 Central Park South but also have a contract on a three-bedroom duplex at the Peter Turino-designed 170 East End Ave., which has a price tag of over $6 million. As we've mentioned before the Turino building is designed for upscale families.
--James Nederlander has paid $13.5 million for a three-bedroom home at 838 Fifth Ave. Nederlander has done what is virtually impossible in New York, he paid about $200,000 less than what the previous owner paid. The apartment was originally listed at $17.9 million way back in December 2003.
--Equinox fitness center founder Danny Errico is hoping for a big score for his Amagansett estate. The home is listed at $35 million, an ambitious price for the home which is on 8 acres and next door to Howard Stern's former home, which just sold for more than $15 million.
From the NY Observer:
--Billy Joel has sold a 2,681-square-foot condo at the Hubert for $4.25 million. He bought the unit in 2004 for $3.9 million and moved out last July when he bought a three-story townhouse on Perry Street for $5.9 million.
--Us Weekly editor Janice Min and her husband, Peter Sheehy have sold their Porter House condo to Robert K. Futterman for $3.15 million.
From Forbes Movers and Shakers:
--As predicted the Hull, Massachusetts house that once belonged to Kennedy grandfather "Honey Fitz" Fitzgerald, did not come close to absolving the $2.3 million bank debt owed on the home. It sold for $950,000 on Tuesday to Ernesto Caparrotta, a developer of luxury condominiums.