Saturday, February 21, 2009

UPDATE: Sting and Trudy Styler

Earlier in the week, Your Mama followed up a juicy article by Josh Barbanel at the New York Times who reported that Tantric sexing rock star Sting and wifey Trudy Styler's Central Park West pied a terre was going back on the market with an asking price of $26,000,000, a large number millions higher than when it was last listed in 2006/2007.

However, as happens sometimes in the murky waters of the celebrity real estate gossip game, apparently Mister Barbanel received some incorrect information.

Mister Barbanel originally reported that Mister and Missus Sting's 18-room doo-plex in a Beaux-Arts building called the Brentmore was going to be listed at $26,000,000 and handled by big-shit real estate agents Claudine and Raphael DeNiro–that would be Robert's son and daughter-in-law–who push pricey properties for Prudential Douglas Elliman.

A new report in the New York Times reveals that the apartment is actually going to be worked by a much less well known agent named Mark D. Friedman at Halstead Property and will be listed at a still very expensive but much less shocking asking price of $19,000,000.

Ain't that inneresting?

Listen puppies, Your Mama knows nuthin' about what happened between the Mister and Missus DeNiro and Mister Friedman, but you know it's a savage and sordid tale of revenge and deceit. Right? Okay, we don't know that. Maybe everyone was pleasantly cordial and hashed out the confusion over a friendly lunch at the Four Seasons. However, Your Mama well knows from personal experience the real estate world is a cut throat, dog eat dog sort of place, and when business is bad–and it is not good for most folks right now–even nice agents will verbally eviscerate and claw out the eyes of another agent in order to get a leg up.

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