The House From ‘The Money Pit’ Is Now Worth $5.9 Million

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Ever fancied living in that palatial house that Tom Hanks and Shelley Long struggle to fix up in “The Money Pit”? It could be yours… for $5.9 million.

That’s significantly down from its $12.5 million asking price in 2014, when it was last on the market.

The house was used for exterior shots in the 1986 comedy, so it never actually had a tub crash through the bathroom floor. Or a raccoon in the dumbwaiter, as far as we know. All those interior scenes were filmed on a soundstage.

The estate, known as “Northway,” is located on Long Island and was built in 1898. It has 23 rooms, eight fireplaces, a six-car garage, a pool, and formal gardens on its 5.5-acre property, according to the Sotheby’s listing.

The couple who purchased the house in 2002 said the movie wasn’t that far off from the real thing, however. “The house was falling apart when you went from room to room,” they told The New York Times in 2014. “We definitely could have done the sequel.”

Per the 2014 Zillow listing, those owners spent “spent close to $10 million” renovating every inch of the house, spending $2 million on the landscaping alone.

Enjoy this Sotheby’s video tour of the estate, which is a far cry from the chaos of the movie version.

Trailer Buzz: Wes Anderson’s ‘Isle of Dogs,’ James Corden is ‘Peter Rabbit’ and an ‘Earth’ Sequel

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Here’s a trailer roundup focused on upcoming movies about animals:

Isle of Dogs

Wes Anderson’s next stop-motion animated feature, Isle of Dogs, follows a pack of canine characters as they’re banished to an island of trash. Bryan Cranston voices their leader, Chief, while Bill Murray, Edward Norton, Jeff Goldblum and Bob Balaban play the rest of the main group, who help a young Japanese boy (Koyu Rankin) search for his missing pup.

The dystopian sci-fi movie features an even bigger star-studded voice cast, including Tilda Swinton, Scarlett Johansson, Frances McDormand and Greta Gerwig, and now has a very funny, very Wes Anderson-y trailer with its showcase of obscure ’60s psychedelic group The West Coast Pop Art Experimental Band on the…
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Jennifer Lopez Asks ‘Help Rebuild Puerto Rico’ In Emotional Video

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Jennifer Lopez shared an emotional video to Instagram last night, asking for people’s help in rebuilding Puerto Rico after the devastation of Hurricane Maria.

“What’s on my mind is what’s going on in Puerto Rico. The devastation is beyond belief,” said Lopez, who in Las Vegas for her residency show. She said that she and her cousin still haven’t been able to contact family members there.

She added, “Today, Puerto Rico needs our help. I urge you to support and donate to the efforts of the First Lady of Puerto Rico, Beatriz Rosselló. Together we can help rebuild our island and the Caribbean.”

Lopez, who also stars on “Shades of Blue,” asked people to donate at United for Puerto Rico.

Please help us spread the word to help our fellow sisters and brothers in need #UnitedForPuertoRico #UnidosPorPuertoRico🇵🇷

A post shared by Jennifer Lopez (@jlo) on Sep 21, 2017 at 9:24pm PDT

Hurricane Maria has killed at least 15 people in Puerto Rico and 20 more in several other Caribbean islands. Reports say that it may take up to 6 months to restore power to the devastated island, which was already reeling from the effects of Hurricane Irma.

Lopez also reposted a video by her ex-husband Marc Anthony, who encouraged viewers to donate and support relief efforts as well.

[Via ET Online]