Local House Sold

By Richard Mineards   |   July 4, 2023

Automotive industry mogul Dave Cantin and his wife, Dina Manzo, widely known for starring in The Real Housewives of New Jersey, have splashed out nearly $16 million for a five-bedroom, five-and-a-half-bath home in our rarefied enclave.

Originally built in 1994, the Tuscan-style home on 0.76 acres was designed by local architect Marc Appleton and last sold in late 2020 for $4.8 million.

The buyer was Lin Snider, widow of the late Philadelphia billionaire Ed Snider, who totally revamped the 6,000-square-foot house.

Dina Cantin, 51, first came to public attention in 2007 when she appeared on VH1’s My Fabulous Wedding.

Boat Bought

Former Google CEO Eric Schmidt, who bought Bill and Sandi Nicholson’s Solana estate in Montecito, has just splashed out $67.6 million on a 267-foot superyacht, formerly owned by a Russian oligarch.

Schmidt, 68, snapped up the coveted vessel Alfa Nero, winning a lucrative auction on the Caribbean island of Antigua.

The yacht was seized from fertilizer mogul Andrey Guryev last year following Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. It boasts the first-ever swimming pool that converts into a helipad.

It was notably built by Oceanco, the Dutch shipyard that constructed the $500 million 417-foot schooner Kofu, the world’s longest sailing yacht, currently being enjoyed by Amazon tycoon Jeff Bezos and Lauren Sanchez in the Mediterranean.

Built in 2007, the vessel was initially listed for sale in 2009 for a titanic tag of $190 million.

It can host 12 guests and up to 26 crew members, with the master bedroom filling the entire front of the top deck.

Schmidt is worth around $20 billion, according to Forbes.

More Paperwork 

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex have suffered another setback.

The tony twosome have had their trademark application for their podcast name rejected, according to records.

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle had their application for exclusive rights to “Archetypes” – the name chosen by Meghan for their podcast – refused by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office because of the “likelihood of confusion” with an existing brand.

They sought exclusive use of the name in categories like “downloadable audio recordings” and “podcast for anything concerning the cultural treatment of women and stereotypes facing women.”

But it was refused due to an existing trademark by Arizona-based firm Archetypes LLC, which sought exclusive use in 2015 for a series of books and articles about “nutrition, fitness, sexuality, psychological self-improvement,” and more.

The couple’s L.A.-based attorney, Marjorie Witter Norman, has applied for another three months in which to finesse the Archetypes application.

It comes after it was announced the Spotify podcast Archetypes would not be renewed for a second season as the audio company begins to make changes and revamp its output.

Sun Setting on ‘Yellowstone’

Taylor Sheridan, creator of the hit TV series Yellowstone, says there are “ongoing discussions” with Kevin Costner to film the final episodes of the show.

The Carpinteria actor, 68, shocked fans when reports surfaced in May that he’d decided to leave the show after five successful seasons.

Paramount confirmed the drama will end following the second half of the fifth season and there were concerns the Oscar winner could walk away before wrapping up the final episodes amid reports of a feud with Sheridan.

But Sheridan has revealed they are in discussions with Costner to film the last scenes with his character and said that scripts had not been completed yet, according to the Hollywood Reporter.

It comes after the actor’s estranged wife Christine Baumgartner filed for divorce on May 2 after 18 years of marriage and three children together citing “irreconcilable differences.”

She is now seeking nearly $250,000 in child support per month.

Stay tuned…


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