'West Wing' Prez Sells The Cottage
Who's buying, who's selling in the world of high-end real estate:
Cottage Fit For A TV President
Sheen is not the president, but he plays one on TV. His success on NBC's The West Wing hasn't held up his film career, however. This year alone Sheen, 61, is set to appear in the upcoming independent film The Confidence Game, and he also snagged a part in Steven Spielberg's DreamWorks production of Catch Me If You Can, starring Leonardo DiCaprio.
In films, Sheen is probably best known for his role as Capt. Willard in Apocalypse Now. Hollywood legend has it that he purposely flunked his university exams so he could pursue an acting career, against his father's wishes. Sheen and his wife, Janet, live in Los Angeles.
Cardinal's Mansion To Hit The Market
The home itself has been visited by a slew of VIP guests, including Pope John Paul II and President Franklin Roosevelt. George, 65, was installed as the eighth archbishop of Chicago in April 1997, when he moved into the three-story Victorian mansion. The home itself is a city landmark and is located north of downtown Chicago, with views of Lincoln Park and Lake Michigan.
Piano Man Unloads Unused Mansion
The home itself is said to have a deepwater dock, 340 feet of sandy beach, five bedrooms, a five-car garage, a tennis court and a pool. Joel's ex-uptown girl (and ex-wife) Christie Brinkley and her current beau, Peter Cook, were in the news last week for listing their own Hamptons mansion for a cool $25 million.
Joel, known for such classic pop tunes as "Piano Man" and "She's Always a Woman," has boldly gone where few pop stars have gone before: classical music. He has said that if he wrote another pop album it would "flat-out suck," so last year he released his first classical album, Fantasies & Delusions: Music for Solo Piano, which received relatively positive reviews.
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