Celebrities on the real estate ropes


We go to the movies to forget our troubles, don't we? But increasingly, our celluloid heroes (how's that for a dated reference?) are providing us with daily reminders that they are, in fact, mere mortals falling victim to the same housing free-fall that keeps the rest of us up at night.

Every day seems to bring another case of a Hollywood star listing a house for less than what was paid, or worse, being foreclosed upon. Ouch. Being an idol, American or otherwise, is apparently not recession-proof.