Harold Ford Is Rich

Adrian Chen · 02/25/10 10:17PM

Wherever Harold Ford pays his taxes, he pays a lot of them. He makes soooooo much money! When he started in 2007 as vice chairman, Merrill Lynch "Guaranteed" Ford $2 million/year for his work getting government bailouts and stuff. [NYT]

cityfile · 02/12/10 04:30PM

• NBC's coverage of the Winter games began on somber note today. [LAT]
Vogue's on a roll! Not only was Tina Fey's scar airbrushed off the cover of the March issue, the mag screwed up the letter sent out to promote it, too.
Harold Ford has taken a leave of absence as a political analyst for NBC while he decides whether to try and carpetbag his way to a Senate seat. [NYO]
Ellen DeGeneres is the new Oprah Winfrey, apparently. [NYT]
Project Runway contestants showed their work at Fashion Week today. [AP]
• Madonna will make a rare TV appearance as a "marriage referee" on Jerry Seinfeld's forthcoming reality show. Here's hoping she won't be asked to dispense advice on how to keep a marriage together. [Reuters]
• On the off chance you're interested in taking part in a reality TV show, you may wish to note that there's now a job board for that very purpose. [Wrap]
• Is 82-year-old Condé Nast boss Si Newhouse a Lady Gaga fan? Indeed! [P6]

Jewelry Designer Cuts; Hedge Funder Buys

cityfile · 02/10/10 10:03AM

Suzanne Sheik, the jewelry designer and mother of singer Duncan Sheik, has dropped the price of her 7,000-square-foot townhouse at 132 East 62nd Street. The five-story building, which Sheik bought from the estate of late socialite Phyllis Cerf Wagner for $8.5 million in 2007 and first listed for $17.5 million last year, is now priced at $15.5 million. [Cityfile, Stribling]
• Hedge funder Anand Desai and his wife, Erica, have paid $12 million for a 17th-floor, 5,000-square-foot condo at 15 Madison Square North. [NYO]
Real estate developer Elizabeth Rad has put her four-bedroom loft at 166 Duane Street up for sale again. The 4,800-square-foot spread has been on and off the market since 2007, and is now listed for $8.4 million. [Cityfile, SE]
Harold Ford and his wife, Emily Threlkeld, are looking to unload their yellow-hued pad in the Flatiron district. The one-bedroom loft at 105 Fifth Avenue is listed with Kathy Sloane for $1.4 million. [Gawker, BHS]

Harold Ford, Yellow-Dog Democrat

John Cook · 02/09/10 11:25AM

Harold Ford may or may not remember where he lives, but he certainly knows when he's home—because his eyes are assaulted by a garish array of yellow and turquoise walls. No wonder he's trying to sell it.