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Thursday, July 06, 2006

Much Ado Over the Spelling Mansion

I found this article online today-- it's about the widow of Aaron Spelling putting her house up for sale. In case you haven't heard, Spelling died last month and left his estate to his widow. Spelling's widow has put the house up for sale and she's asking $150 million for it. Of course the media had to put it's ugly spin on the story and make her look like a gold digger, since she and her husband only paid $47 million for it when they purchased it FIFTEEN years ago. Read the story below and the comments that were posted:
Spelling Mansion Secretly On the Market

TMZ has learned that Candy Spelling, Aaron's widow, has quietly put the Spellings' legendary mansion on the market for $150 million.
Sources in the real estate industry say Westside Estate Agency (WEA) has a pocket listing on the 56,000 square foot estate, meaning it is quietly being shopped among realtors and select buyers. The mansion, located in the exclusive Holmby Hills area of L.A., was completed in 1991 for around $47 million, which includes $10 million for the land.
One real estate source says Candy Spelling has let a lot of people on the staff go and that the buzz is that she is going to shut the house down so it can be shown by realtors. Aaron Spelling died on June 23.

Reader Comments(Page 1)
1. whoever (if anyone) buys this place is a complete moron!!! what an absolute waste of money!!! if you even have this much, give it to some people who can't even buy a meal!!!!!! (Brian says: Yes- she's being so selfish. Doesn't she know that she's obligated to give her money away to charity? It's not like she or her husband earned it, huh? She has the right to spend her money on whatever she wants to spend it on- if she wants to help the homeless she can; if she wants to keep her money for herself, she can.) I can't believe Candy would try to make such a crazy profit!!! (Brian says: Crazy profit??? She and her husband bought the house 15 years ago for $47 million--- my house has appraised for almost twice what I paid for it 6 years ago-- and I don't live in Beverly Hills!) WHO WOULD WANT TO BUY A HOUSE THAT SOMEONE DIES IN ANYWAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! (Brian says: People have paid top dollar to live in the Amittyville Horror house where a whole family was executed)

2. I think most actors are over-paid A LOT. Aaron produced the shows we all watched for years. He deserved the house & all the perks that went with it. If his wife got her share of his wealth-she's set for life, but IF she gets what she's asking for the house, I definately think she should donate a LARGE portion of the $ that she'll probably never live long enough to spend to worthy causes-like homeless shelters, food for the homeless, clothes, child care, etc. (Brian says: That would be nice, but I wouldn't think any less of her if she kept it for herself. She's not obligated to give her money to any charity. Why don't you give your money away if you want to.) Thanks for listening-BJ Leeps. go ahead & use my name &/or e-mail address.

3. Star Jones reportedly wanted to buy up this pad, but since she was canned from The View, she now claims she can only afford a trailer home in Texas. (Brian says: Good one! Although, don't you hate her too? She's been on "The View" for 9 years-- she made several million a year. Shouldn't she deserve to give it all away and live in a trailer home? )

4. GIVE ME A BREAK! AARON HASN'T BEEN DEAD EVEN A MONTH YET, AND HERE SHE IS TRYING TO MAKE A BIG PROFIT ALREADY! OF COURSE SHE WILL KEEP IT TO HERSELF AND WITHHOLD GIVING ANYTHING TO TORI, WHICH IS SO HER!! SHE'S PROBABLY GOING TO SHARE IT WITH HER NEW BOYFRIEND AND GO OFF TO SWITZERLAND!! WHATEVER!! (Brian says: Folks, she can only sale the property for whatever the fair market value is. No one's going to pay her more than what it's worth. A home of that size in Beverly Hills is probably worth $150 million. I'm not crying for Tori, either. She's made millions of dollars as the most untalented actress I've seen in my lifetime. She can cry all she wants to the press that she wasn't given the lion's share of the inheritance, but the truth is that her Daddy left his estate to his wife of 38 years (her mother). As far as I know, that's commonplace. Spouses normally leave their estate to their spouse. The spouse that survives the longest leaves it to their children. Grow up, Tori- you were born with a silver spoon in your mouth. You'll get your multi-million-dollar inheritance soon enough from your Mom's estate-- unless you keep whining to the press and dragging your Mom's name through the mud!)


Blogger epgraves said...

I used to think that tori was really hot, but I think her head is getting bigger, the body gets skinnier over time but the head keeps blow fishing.

10:01 PM

Blogger Brian said...

You're right-- she's looking more and more like a freak these days. She needs to put on a few pounds so that her head looks proportionate to her body. I've never really liked her. Loved her Dad, though!

2:46 PM


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