Celebrity Real Estate: Sarah Michelle Gellar Buys New Home For Bigger Family
Celebrity Fiat 500e “Into the Green” Charity Auction Kicks Off During MPTF’s “One Night Only” Benefit, on Sat., Oct. 12, at the Dolby Theater
Peter Yeo is taking on E’cco restaurant over it’s disability access. Source: News Limited CELEBRITY chef Philip Johnson, who has closed down one Brisbane city restaurant, is facing a discrimination claim over lack of wheelchair access at his other high-end eatery. Disability advocate Peter Yeo brought the claim against Mr Johnson because he claims he could not get into the upstairs dining room at award-winning inner-city E’cco Bistro in his wheelchair. Bistro One Eleven shuts up shop The problem initially arose after Mr Yeo was unable to join friends for a Christmas dinner two years ago and the case has gone from Anti-Discrimination Commission to a tribunal. Mr Johnson, who attended a directions hearing at Queensland Civil and Administration Tribunal yesterday, last week announced he had chosen to close his other up-market eatery Bistro One Eleven . The restaurant opened a year ago in Eagle St in the city. Mr Yeo, a former Australian Rules player who became a quadriplegic in 2002, wants E’cco Bistro to convert an existing goods lift to provide additional wheelchair access. The restaurant is in a building at 100 Boundary St, a former tea warehouse, owned by prominent architect Robert Riddel. “All restaurants and places where the public can attend functions should look after people with disabilities and in wheelchairs,” Mr Yeo said. It is claimed Mr Yeo, who runs spinal charity PointZero5, was told by the restaurant that the upstairs dining room could not accommodate people in wheelchairs. It is alleged the restaurant had offered to serve him food in a downstairs wheelchair-accessible bar area, but that was not acceptable to Mr Yeo. At the tribunal yesterday senior member Clare Endicott directed Mr Yeo’s lawyer to join the building owner as a respondent in the case, which she set down for a two-day hearing in March. Ms Endicott was told restaurants were currently facing “difficult trading conditions”. Mr Johnson’s lawyer told the tribunal the restaurateur leased the premises and was having discussions with the landlord about the complaint. Mr Yeo’s lawyer told the hearing it was up to the business owner, Mr Johnson, to ensure the premises were wheelchair accessible.
home In the land of celebrities, there are a few things that determine the necessity of a new home. Most common predecessor to a new place? A new baby. Sarah Michelle Gellar and her husband Freddie Prinze Jr.s son, Rocky, was born 6 months ago, and so the growing family they already have a daughter, Charlotte decided to upgrade into a larger home in the Mandeville Canyon neighborhood of Brentwood. The home is a newer construction, built in 2006, and designed to emulate an East Coast Traditional-style found in the Hamptons. The house opens to a grand entrance, with glossed hardwood floors, wood-paneled ceilings and formal spaces, including a book-lined library. Measuring 7,318 square feet, the home has six bedrooms, a full playroom, gym and media room. Gellar is set to star in the new CBS sitcom The Crazy Ones alongside Robin Williams. Want to be Gellars neighbor? There are 435 homes currently for sale in Brentwood. Zillow Mark Wahlberg recently sold his Beverly Hills home for $12.995 million. Mark Wahlberg has found success in a number of roles: model, singer, actor and producer. Despite his well-rounded talents, he didnt find quite the same level of success when it came to selling his home. His sprawling house at 9694 Oak Pass Rd, Beverly Hills, Calif., was first listed in 2008 for $15.9 million. After a series of price chops as well as some time on and off the market, the house just sold for $12.995 million, according to the L.A.
Proceeds will benefit MPTF.More information on the event can be found at www.ticketmaster.com/HughJackmanLive and www.ebay.com/fiat500emptf , respectively. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20131011/DE95605 ) The Celebrity Fiat 500e “Into the Green” Charity Auction features vehicles personalized by some of Hollywood’s biggest stars, including Hugh Jackman, Anne Hathaway, Clint Eastwood, Ron Howard, Barbra Streisand and Hans Zimmer.During the event, one Fiat 500e will be auctioned off LIVE to the highest bidder. Nine additional Fiat 500e vehicles will be auctioned separately on eBay Motors. Each of the vehicles will have an etched signature on the FIAT glove box by the celebrity.All the funds raised during the event and ensuing auctions will benefit MPTF. The 10-day FIAT auction will start at 5 p.m. PT / 8 p.m.ET on Sat., Oct. 12, and ends on Tues., Oct. 22 at 5 p.m. PT / 8 p.m.ET.To join the online auction of the nine Fiat 500e vehicles, go to www.ebay.com/fiat500emptf . “The FIAT brand’s partnership with MPTF brings electric power and star power together for a good cause,” said Jason Stoicevich, Head of FIAT Brand North America. “The funds raised as part our Celebrity Fiat 500e ‘Into the Green’ Charity Auction will help support the MPTF’s initiatives, including services and environmental efforts.” The FIAT “Into the Green” Program, created in November 2012, was designed with the aim of promoting and raising awareness of the all-electric 2013 Fiat 500e. The VIP program loaned a Fiat 500e for periods of up to three months beginning in April. All proceeds from the Celebrity Fiat 500e “Into the Green” Charity Auction will support MPTF in providing its services of healthcare, financial relief and retirement living to the more than 150,000 people it helps yearly.