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The NYPost real estate column today reports on the latest townhouse Meg supposedly visited. Not sure how accurate their report is, but it’s a nice place, you can see for yourself here at the NY Curbed site.
Meg Ryan’s uptown home hunt continues. The actress just returned to “You’ve Got Mail” territory when she saw a $8.75 million brownstone at 126 W. 87th St.
The residence, which dates back to 1888, features a front parlor with 12 1/2-foot ceilings. The top story includes an 18-foot ceiling, a skylight and front and back terraces. Listing broker Deborah Sabec of Town Residential declined to comment.
This one definitely falls in the gossip category, considering the source is the NYPost. So please take with a bucket of salt and remember Meg has owned various apartments in NYC for the past 20+ years (even at times when she wasn’t living there) and has been spotted looking at apartments several times the past years. Seems like a certain real estate company doesn’t mind leaking about their famous clients?
“America’s sweetheart is sweet on downtown Manhattan. Meg Ryan is on an apartment search again, with her rocker boyfriend John Mellencamp. But Ryan, who as we previously reported has rented at 40 Mercer St., is now looking to buy.
The actress recently toured a condo at TriBeCa’s 51 Walker St. that was once rented by Leonardo DiCaprio. The 3,200-square-foot, three-bedroom, 3 1/2-bathroom triplex is listed for $5.25 million and comes with a private garden that has a swimming pool and Jacuzzi. Prudential Douglas Elliman’s Frederik Eklund, a star of Bravo’s “Million Dollar Listing New York,” and John Gomes are the brokers for the apartment, which Gwen Stefani also once called home.
Ryan and Mellencamp also visited the Marble House triplex unit at TriBeCa’s 60 Collister St. The 9,200-square-unit, six-bedroom, five-plus-bathroom condo is listed for $19.99 million and offers “townhouse-style living” with a doorman and parking (…)”. Source
As forum members know, Meg has been travelling with boyfriend John Mellencamp while he completes the last leg of his tour. Earlier this week they were in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, where they ran into a lot of sports journalists by accident. Turns out their hotel was also the place for one of the biggest baseball GM meetings, which lead to lots of sightings. The New York Daily News reported this yesterday:
“SLEEPLESS IN MILWAUKEE? The News’ Bill Madden reports that Meg Ryan and her rocker boyfriend, John Mellencamp, unexpectedly found themselves in the middle of a baseball convention Wednesday as they strolled hand-in-hand through the lobby of the Pfister Hotel, where the media masses were waiting for the owners and general managers to conclude their meetings.
The couple headed to the hotel’s coffee show, where they proceeded to bill and coo over a bowl of soup. When they emerged from the eatery, Ryan asked one baseball scribe why there was so much media present. Told it was a baseball convention, she smiled in amusement and the couple continued on their way. (…)”
Yeah, gossip. What to do with it. Anyway like some of you have pointed out, The National Enquirer – that bastion of truth (not) – has decided it’s time for Meg to get married. Not going to report any further on stories like that unless they come from a more reputable source.
EDITED: Meg’s rep has denied this report to E!News, who at least bothered to check. Meg’s rep told them there is no wedding planned between her and Mellencamp.
In the meantime, check the ‘Sightings’ tread in the news section in the forum for a nice photo of Meg posing with two fans in South Carolina yesterday. Meg is currently staying there with boyfriend John Mellencamp.
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People Magazine is an entertainment magazine, but it has a lot more credibility and does more research than the usual gossipmagazines, so here’s their story re: Meg and John Mellencamp:
“The new year brings new beginnings for Meg Ryan and John Mellencamp. The pair have spent time together on Martha’s Vineyard and in New York City in recent days, enjoying a fresh romance just as Mellencamp has announced his separation from wife Elaine after 18 years of marriage.
A source close to Ryan, 49, says the actress and the rock star, 59, began dating about seven weeks ago, and that Mellencamp and his wife had been separated for some time before that.
The pair have been spotted having coffee at Espresso Love, one of Ryan’s favorite spots on the Vineyard, and grocery shopping at Gourmet Garage in New York’s SoHo neighborhood – where observers tell PEOPLE they seemed happy and at ease.
“She usually comes in by herself or with her daughter. I thought that was her husband because they seemed for comfortable and familiar with each other, just like an old married couple,” one observer says. (…)” source
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Turns out the guy who claimed Meg Ryan and Dustin Hoffman had pulled out of the Jerusalem Film Festival didnt just lie about Hoffman (see two posts below) but also about Meg Ryan. Meg had in fact never accepted any invitation to attend. Thank goodness there are some journalists who do check their stories:
‘(…) It took two phone calls to Hoffman’s agent and publicist — and an e-mail to Ryan’s publicist — to get Hoffman’s and Ryan’s side of the story: It was false. Hoffman did not pull out of the Jerusalem Film Festival to boycott Israel. He had never committed to going. Ryan, through her publicist, said the same thing: She had been invited but had never accepted. “Meg did not pull out of the Jerusalem Film Festival, as she never accepted the offer to attend,” her publicist, Stephen Huvane,e-mailed me. “She was invited, but her schedule did not allow her to attend the festival.”
The Jerusalem Post and The New York Times eventually printed small retractions to the initial large Hoffman stories, although the reports of a major Hollywood star “boycotting” Israel still show up as fact on myriad blogs and Web sites. No news outlet has corrected the Ryan assertion or, it seems, even bothered to verify it. (…)’
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Here we go again, *sigh*. Someone at the NYPost’s gossip column Page Six claims Meg and Tim Robbins were seen out together twice last week. We don’t know if they were really seen out or not – Page Six has been very wrong before - but we do know Meg was in Cannes for most of last week and Tim Robbins is shooting a movie in New Orleans. Here’s the PageSix blurb:
(…) They were twice seen together last week at his Actors’ Gang nonprofit theater group in Culver City. Robbins and Ryan recently denied reports that they had a long-term secret affair that ended his two-decade relationship with Susan Sarandon as “absolutely false.” When we asked if Robbins and Ryan had started a relationship since his split with Sarandon, her rep told us, “Meg and Tim have been great friends for many years and remain so.”
FYI: Tim Robbins and Meg starred in the movie IQ together in the early nineties and also were both in Top Gun. There’s a new album with MQ IQ moviestills in the gallery. Simply click the link to be forwarded to the album.
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UK journalist Baz Bamigboye today reports Meg told him at the Vanity Fair/Gucci party that she is in Cannes a.o. things to raise funds for a movie she is about to direct:
‘Meg Ryan, who in her heyday was one of the biggest names in Hollywood, has told the Daily Mail that she is in Cannes to raise funds so she can direct her first film. Ryan,48, said that the feature film would begin shooting later this year.(…)
‘We’re about to begin casting but the film’s title is under wraps until we get the full financing’, she told the Daily Mail. She was speaking at a jam-packed party thrown by Vanity Fair magazine in association with Gucci out at the fabled Eden Roc restaurant at the Hotel Du Cap.’