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Tina Daunt: Lifestyles of the Rich, Famous and Politically Active

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We don’t like to think of Tina Daunt as a society columnist. She does so much more than just report the latest bon mots of sauced rich white people.

But, we guess, nobody gets a cool gig like hers without having to put in some time doing the expected tales of ostentatious wealth and envy-inducing real estate porn.

So we forgive her for this piece in yesterday’s Los Angeles Times Magazine which offers every last rich detail of the opulent estates of Ron Burkle, Rob Reiner, Norman Lear, Arianna Huffington, Bruce Cohen and Haim Saban.

Our favorite bit of dish comes in the Saban section:

A clear all-weather tent–lighted by chandeliers–is used as a central gathering spot behind the main house. But guests beware: The invitation should come with a Thomas Guide. You’ll find the exit after the watermill, the fountains and the topiary animals on the lawn.

She failed to mention whether the topiaries resembled Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles.

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