January 16, 2012 in Features

Philbins sell Connecticut home for $3 million

From Wire Reports
 

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Television host Regis Philbin and his wife, Joy, have sold one of their Connecticut homes for $3 million.

The Greenwich Time reports that town records show the Colonial home in Greenwich was placed on the market for $3.8 million in July and sold for $3 million in September.

The buyer, Raymond LaChance, told the newspaper that the fact that Philbin is the former owner is “kind of neat,” but that did not influence his and his wife’s decision to purchase the house.

The home has nearly 6,000 square feet of space and sits on six acres near a state park. It also includes a pool, a tennis court and a gazebo.

Sheen series script still a no-show

The head of the FX network said Sunday he still hasn’t seen a script for Charlie Sheen’s new sitcom “Anger Management,” which is due to premiere in June.

That’s a little late, conceded John Landgraf, FX president and general manager. It illustrates the grand gamble made by the cable network, one with a potentially big payoff.

FX usually produces its own series, and Landgraf said he’s never ordered one without seeing a pilot episode, much less a script. “Anger Management” is loosely based on the 2003 movie about a troubled therapist who disrupts his patients’ lives.

The executive said he’s met with Sheen, and is confident the actor is trying to pull his life together following the drug-fueled meltdown that led to his firing from CBS’ “Two and a Half Men.”

“Charlie has 30 years of incredible professionalism under his belt,” Landgraf said. “He was respected by the crew of ‘Two and a Half Men.’ Then he had probably the most epic meltdown in the history of television. But he really cares about the quality of his work.”

“I believe in redemption,” he said.

FX has ordered 10 episodes of “Anger Management” and will pair it on the schedule with reruns of “Two and a Half Men.” It expects a strong debut for curiosity reasons. If it does well after that, FX will consider ordering 90 more, which would put FX in the lucrative business of being able to sell repeats of the show in syndication to other networks.

The birthday bunch

Author William Kennedy is 84. Opera singer Marilyn Horne is 78. Singer Barbara Lynn is 70. Country singer Ronnie Milsap is 69. Country singer Jim Stafford is 68. Talk show host Dr. Laura Schlessinger is 65. Movie director John Carpenter is 64. Actress-dancer-choreographer Debbie Allen is 62. Singer Sade is 53. Rock musician Paul Webb (Talk Talk) is 50. Rhythm-and-blues singer Maxine Jones (En Vogue) is 46. Actress Josie Davis is 39. Model Kate Moss is 38. Rock musician Nick Valensi (The Strokes) is 31. Actress Yvonne Zima is 23.


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