Saturday, April 13, 2024

Greece is the Word: Despite Roaring Temps, Tom Hanks, Rita Wilson, Sacha Baron Cohen, Tim Burton Other Stars All Over the Place


This summer I keep hearing these words: Patmos, Paros, Antiparos. There’s an anti-Paros?

Last summer the A list went to Italy and discovered Tuscany, Venice, etc. It was annoying after a while.

This year, it’s Greece. If you don’t have a villa or a yacht and a private tour of the Acropolis, I don’t want to hear about it!

So who’s there? Tom Hanks and Rita Wilson were seen, they own a spread. Sacha Baron Cohen and Isla Fisher are renting. So, too, apparently are Tim Burton and Monica Bellucci.

The good news is, Paros is not expensive. Prices for a nice villa with a pool, on the water, begin around 7,000 Euros a week. It’s a steal! But word to the wise: AntiParos is double.

Already installed is multiple Oscar winner Alexandre Desplat. He’s composing himself on the beach.

And this all despite the temperature being 98 degrees earlier today. You can cook the Souvlaki right on the stone steps!

Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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