When it comes to the Los Angeles celebrity real estate beat, two columnists tend to lead the way: Mark David, originally known as “The Realestalker” and now with Variety, and Lauren Beale, the longtime “Hot Property” columnist for the Los Angeles Times.
This week, Beale beat David to the scoop that Lydia Hearst and fiancé Chris Hardwick have plunked down $11 million for an historic eight-bedroom Los Feliz mansion. However, one of her “sources outside the transaction” evidently steered her slightly wrong, necessitating this kind-of-funny correction:
Manhood… restored! David’s follow-on item has some additional property details and the much better slide show. And certainly, given that Hearst’s great-grandfather was William Randolph, one wonders if the soon-to-be-married couple will come up with a nickname for their slice of “Xanadu.”
Previously on FishbowlNY:
Chris Hardwick Does the Creative Arts Emmys Right