(A Westport realtor has just emailed the news that Linda Fiorentino’s house was withdrawn from the market last Friday [April 17]. He says it was first listed on November 14, 2014 for $1,250,000, then reduced to $1.1 million on January 16. Oh well…it’s an interesting story anyway.)
I hate getting scooped by TMZ.
But — because the “06880” tagline is “Where Westport Meets the World” — I have to pass along the news they breathlessly (and exclusively!) posted today:
“Men in Black” actress Linda Fiorentino knocked it out of the park as Laurel Weaver in the hit movie … she’s about to hit another homer with her farmhouse.
Our real estate sources say Fiorentino — who also played Jesus Christ’s last living relative in “Dogma” — is looking to turn her 2-bed, 3-bath 1679 sq. ft. Westport CT colonial into over half a million in profit.
We’re told Fiorentino bought it in 1997 for $578k — the same year as MIB. It was worth the price just for the beach house and 1/2 garden. She just sold it for $1.1 mil.
If you snag this crib, you could be MIB on the reg too … Makin’ It to the Beach. (sorry, we couldn’t resist)
Hard to believe, but in the media frenzy over Fiorentino’s real estate dealings, the journalism in New York Post‘s Page Six is much more sophisticated.
Though more salacious:
This time, Linda Fiorentino won’t be home for a “Last Seduction”-style open-house scene.
In 2006, when the sultry “Men in Black” star was selling her Upper West Side apartment, she was in the shower, unaware her broker had scheduled an open house.
Hearing voices, she ran out in only a towel to be confronted by 10 wide-eyed possible buyers.
Now, Fiorentino’s $1.1 million summer cottage and art studio in Westport, Conn., will be empty during showings.
Some sale proceeds will be donated to the Sherwood Mill Pond Preserve, created after locals blocked a developer from building condos by the beach. The listing broker is Jillian Klaff of William Raveis.
I have no idea where they got that “condos by the beach” story, BTW.
(Hat tip: Rich Stein)