Paul Newman takes a “terrific tour” of Indian Point


Who would have imagined that organic foodie and environmentally friendly Paul Newman, of all people, would endorse a nuclear power plant. But that’s just what happened this last Monday, when the Westport, CT, resident toured Buchanan’s Indian Point. Forget Cool Hand Luke; as the AP story so aptly put it, call him Cool Hand Nuke.

Newman issued a statement saying that he was impressed with the plant’s safety measures, and Entergy characterized Newman’s visit as a “a terrific tour.” By which I can only conclude that Newman’s Thousand Island will henceforth be known simply as Three Mile Island Dressing. Ba dum bum.

“Actor Paul Newman tours Indian Point, praises safety” [LoHud]

(Newman: AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill; Indian Point: Peter Carr/The Journal News)

Martha dumps her Westport estate

tjndc5-5bhvj8ftjig128wy36jw_layout.jpgI always had a hunch Martha favored Westchester over Connecticut. I mean, you don’t see her see her trying to trademark “Westport,” and why else would she choose to serve out her house arrest in Katonah? But now it’s official: Stewart is selling Turkey Hill Farm, her grey clapboard 19th century house. Eat it, Westport!

Stewart confirmed the home’s sale to The Daily News, adding “I was very depressed after I signed the contracts and had to go home and go to sleep.” The four-acre estate has a three-bedroom, two-bath 1805 farmhouse, a heated pool, and more than four acres of orchards and gardens. It had been the domestic diva’s home base for more than 25 years.

According to WestportNow, Stewart put the property on the market last year for $9 million, but when it didn’t sell she divided it into two parcels, offering the house and 2 acres for $4.5 million with the option of buying the remaining 2 acres and “party barn.â€? The buyer ended up purchasing both properties, although Martha’s real estate agent didn’t give out the sale price or buyer.