Comp Killer – Saddle River Edition

From Variety:

Mary J. Blige Faces Huge Loss on New Jersey Estate

Mary J. Blige is riding a well-deserved professional crest with two Oscar nominations — one for supporting actress and one for original song, both for the acclaimed Netflix period drama “Mudbound” — but the R&B/hip-hop icon is also looking at a heart-stopping financial loss on a lavish, gated estate in Saddle River, N.J., that she bought in 2008 for $12.3 million and now has for sale at just under $7 million. Even if Blige manages to land a full-price buyer, she’s still faced with a pocketbook-punishing loss of more than $5.3 million, not including carrying costs, improvement expenses and real estate fees.

The ersatz French Renaissance chateau, about 25 miles outside Midtown Manhattan, measures in at more than 13,000 square feet, according to tax records, with a total of eight bedrooms and nine full and three half bathrooms. Four principal bedrooms, all en suite, include a sprawling owners’ complex replete with sitting room, fireplace, two walk-in closets and two bathrooms. The three-story, elevator-equipped mansion additionally provides an en suite staff bedroom just off the kitchen, a one-bedroom, one-bath guest apartment over the four-car garage and a two-bedroom, one-bath staff suite with full kitchen and living room in the basement.

The nine-time Grammy winner, who owes millions to the IRS in unpaid taxes and forks over $30,000 per month in spousal support to her estranged husband, Martin “Kendu” Isaacs, has long owned a substantially smaller, 6,200-square-foot contemporary residence in Cresskill, N.J., that she scooped up in 2001 for $1.95 million.

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61 Responses to Comp Killer – Saddle River Edition

  1. SorryToLeave says:

    First. LOL. NJ is a joke.

  2. Hold my beer says:

    cry me a river. She’ll probably right a hit song a movie will then get based on and recoup her losses.

  3. Knew itStopLeonia Now says:

    Another North Jersey town has changed its traffic pattern for commuters in an effort to unclog side streets for residents and emergency workers.

    Leonia, in Bergen County, did it first. That town last month closed about 60 of its residential streets for nine hours every day during rush hour to non-residents and those who don’t have business in the town.

    Now, Weehawken in Hudson County, wants to take a similar measure, albeit on a smaller scale, to make sure commuters stay off its side streets.

    The town’s new rule went into effect on Tuesday and bans non-residents from making a right-hand turn onto Pleasant Avenue from on Hackensack Plank Road between 3 and 7 p.m. The side street connects to Interstate 495, and is often used by commuters coming out of the nearby Lincoln Tunnel to get home.

    The ban will run Monday through Friday, not including national holidays.

    “You never know with tunnel traffic when there’s gridlock, so it’s going to be something we’ll adjust as need be,” Weehawken Mayor Richard Turner said. “We’re not looking for this to be a revenue, we’re looking to alleviate a traffic issue.”

    Residents will be designated by their parking tags and police officers will be posted at the intersection to catch non-residents. Violaters who turn on the street and decline to turn around will be considered refusing an officer’s order and could face a fine that starts at about $100, Turner said.

  4. Juice Box says:

    A man collecting $30,000 a month in spousal support?

  5. dentss dunnigan says:

    We all know what’c coming next for these towns …you can purchase a “pass” to put on your windshield for $500 at town hall ..

  6. Hold my beer says:

    These towns will drive away customers of their small businesss. And how can a cop know if a non resident is a commuter or someone going to a local business or visiting a friend or relative?

  7. Hold my beer says:

    Juice box,

    That’s how a man should be.

  8. Steamturd supporting the Canklephate says:

    Inflation about to spook the market again. Short term prediction is for a little more pain. But would expect the market to tolerate it over the coming week or so. Remember, I plunge toilets for a living.

  9. chicagofinance says:

    25% of California’s residents receive their health
    insurance through Medicaid. Only New Mexico (31%) and
    West Virginia (26%) have a higher percentage of Medicaid
    beneficiaries (source: Kaiser Family Foundation).

  10. ex-Jersey says:

    8:26 you’d want compensation if you had to bang that skanky bish.

  11. Steamturd supporting the Canklephate says:


    Complete guess, but market should continue it’s melt up from here for another while. I took advantage of this 10% plunge and put back in the 20% I put into bond fund last Summer. Though I’m 100% aggressive growth, it’s on a very short leash. I managed to pull off a 50% gain in my market wealth last year. I will not lose it this year!

  12. Hold my beer says:


    Did you know the toothbrush was invented in West Virginia? That’s why it is called a toothbrush instead of a teeth brush.

  13. Steamturd supporting the Canklephate says:

    It could be worse. He coulda married Queen Latifah.

  14. ex-Jersey says:

    9:50 she like da ladies….yo

  15. ex-Jersey says:

    9:44 60% of CA kids are on assisted lunch…..

  16. joyce says:

    This story is beyond the pale:

    Sheriff Shoupe: “They said ‘we’re ramming him.’ I said, ‘Don’t ram him shoot him.’ Fu** that sh**. Ain’t gonna tear up my cars.”

    “If they don’t think I’ll give the da** order to kill that motherfu** they’re full of sh**. (Laughter) Take him out. I’m here on the da** wrong end of the county,” Shoupe said on the body camera.

    He seemed upset he was not there when the shooting happened.

    “I love this sh**. God I tell you what, I thrive on it.”,21545

    A TBI investigation into a fatal officer-involved shooting in White County concluded that the officers and deputies were justified in firing their weapons at a suspect police pursued on state highways in April.

  17. Blue Ribbon Teacher says:

    One business in Leonia reported that their business has dropped 30 to 40% since the law. If you are operating on thin margins already, that is the death sentence.

  18. Mostly Gibberish says:

    Leonia actually has the highest levels of mental retardation in the lower 48.

  19. Mostly Gibberish says:

    City Hall should issue a “savings pass” to anyone interested in supporting local merchants, just stop by City Hall and start shopping in Beautiiiiful downtown Leonia.

  20. Mostly Gibberish says:

    You can buy a huuuuuge mansion but you are still a hood rat with crappy tats and a penchant for Tax evasion.

  21. Leftwing says:

    Love that 30k. Lol.

    Weehawken is enforcing traffic ban with a failure to obey citation. Mentioned before that a broad resident/ non resident ban may not withstand scrutiny

  22. Blue Ribbon Teacher says:

    Police in Florida had to take dramatic action to stop a runaway SUV after the driver called 911 to say his gas pedal was stuck.

    “I think my gas pedal is stuck to my car,” 28-year-old driver Joseph Cooper told 911 dispatchers on Monday.

    The dispatchers offered solutions, like hitting the brakes, but Cooper feared that might put him in danger.

    “Have you tried the emergency break?” the operator asked.

    “Yeah, ma’am, I’m not pulling that at 100 mph. I’m sorry,” came Cooper’s polite reply.

    According WPEC, Fellsome PD Sgt. Scott Newsom posted ahead of where Cooper was on I-95 and waited for his cue to throw stop sticks in front of the black SUV.

    “Stop sticks are hollow needles and they puncture the tire and stay in the tire that lets the air out of the tire slowly so the car can come to a stop safely,” said Sgt. Newsom.

    The sticks successfully slowed the vehicle down, though it took three attempts with the strips to deflate all four tires.

    With the vehicle running on its rims, officers were able to pull a PIT maneuver to finally bring the incident to an end.

    Every time this friggin thing happens….it never occurs to the people to put it in neutral or maybe even…just turn the car off. They call 911 and end up getting into a high speed crash at 150 mph.

    My gas pedal got stuck on my carpet once in my mustang. I was in 3rd gear and flooring it. It kept going after I let go so I just threw it in neutral and that was it.

  23. Leftwing says:

    Neutral is good, except for the engine. Still beats a high speed collision.

    Modern car steering columns lock when ignition is turned off, that may not be the best idea

  24. Steamturd supporting the Canklephate says:

    You can use the brakes and gas at the same time. Not good for the breaks and transmission, but it will slow you down.

  25. Very Stable Genius says:


    Backed into a corner and facing FEC complaint, Michael Cohen finally admits $130K payment to Stormy Daniels. But says it was out of his own pocket, and won’t explain why payment was made.

  26. Steamturd supporting the Canklephate says:


  27. Steamturd supporting the Canklephate says:

    After the 2nd failed Bob Menendez trial, it’s very clear that all politicians can get away with anything whatsoever going forward.

  28. Very Stable Genius says:



    John Edwards was indicted for his attorney/friend (Fred Baron) paying $200K in Rielle Hunter’s expenses in order to get her to cover up an affair during his presidential campaign.

  29. Steamturd supporting the Canklephate says:

    I find it infinitely worse for the secretary of state to run a non-directed foundation in her name than for a friend of the president to pay off a hooker. One jeopardizes a person’s third marriage. The other jeopardizes the entire country. Speaking of third marriages, I can’t figure out why Bill sticks with her? He is certainly not sticking her.

  30. You didn't build that says:

    President Clinton reached an out-of-court settlement with Paula Jones, agreeing to pay her $850,000 to drop the sexual harassment lawsuit that led to the worst political crisis of his career and only the third presidential impeachment inquiry in American history.

    After more than 4 1/2 years of scorched-earth legal warfare, Clinton and Jones brought a sudden end to the case with a four-page deal in which he offered no apology.

  31. Very Stable Genius says:


    “Hi, it’s me, the lawyer to the president who paid an adult star $130,000 out of my own pocket for reasons I won’t explain.
    I assume there will be no further questions.”

  32. Very Stable Genius says:


    President Trump’s personal attorney, Michael Cohen, told CBS News: “In a private transaction in 2016, I used my own personal funds to facilitate a payment of $130,000” to Stormy Daniels, who reportedly had an affair with the president

  33. You didn't build that says:

    In 1978, Broaddrick was volunteering for Clinton’s gubernatorial campaign, and claims she met him when he visited his campaign office in her home town of Van Buren, Arkansas, that April. As she tells the story, they spent only a few minutes chatting by the window — Clinton pointed to an old jail he wanted to renovate if he became governor — before he began kissing her. She resisted his advances, she said, but soon he pulled her back onto the bed and forcibly had sex with her. She said she did not scream because everything happened so quickly. Her upper lip was bruised and swollen after the encounter because, she said, he had grabbed onto it with his mouth.

    “The last thing he said to me was, ‘You better get some ice for that.’ And he put on his sunglasses and walked out the door,” she recalled.

  34. You didn't build that says:

    Leslie Millwee, a former television reporter, came forward publicly for the first time in October 2016 to accuse Clinton of sexually assaulting her in 1980.

    Millwee says Clinton, then the governor of Arkansas, groped her on several occasions at the now-defunct TV station she worked at in Arkansas.

    “He followed me into an editing room. It was very small. There was a chair. I was sitting in a chair. He came up behind me and started rubbing my shoulders and running his hands down toward my breasts. And I was just stunned. I froze. I asked him to stop. He laughed.”

    Millwee says the incidents escalated.

    She said of a second incident: “He came in behind me. Started hunching me to the point that he had an 0rgasm. He’s trying to touch my breasts. And I’m just sitting there very stiffly, just waiting for him to leave me alone. And I’m asking him the whole time, ‘Please do not do this. Do not touch me. Do not hunch me. I do not want this.'”

    She recalled a third time in which, she said, she wasn’t aware Clinton was in the building when he found her in the editing room.

    Millwee says she did not report it to authorities because he was the governor of Arkansas at the time and she worried about what would happen if she came forward.

  35. Steamturd supporting the Canklephate says:

    It’s good to be the king.

  36. ex-Jersey says:

    11:29 He’s not in office anymore dumbass.

  37. Steamturd supporting the Canklephate says:

    Different parties, same behavior. Hmmmm.

  38. joyce says:

    I hate the tit for tat back n forth comparing the parties as much as anyone. But I’ll never understand why some think criminal behavior doesn’t matter anymore once someone leaves office.

  39. Hold my beer says:


    Hot take boy Xena

  40. Very Stable Genius says:

    you don’t care about behavior of Tump while IN office,
    but are surprised by those who don’t care with Clinton OUT of office.

    disturbing logic

    joyce says:
    February 14, 2018 at 12:45 pm
    I hate the tit for tat back n forth comparing the parties as much as anyone. But I’ll never understand why some think criminal behavior doesn’t matter anymore once someone leaves office.

  41. joyce says:

    Do you have anything to back that up with?

  42. leftwing says:

    “President Trump’s personal attorney, Michael Cohen, told CBS News: “In a private transaction in 2016, I used my own personal funds to facilitate a payment of $130,000” to Stormy Daniels, who reportedly had an affair with the president”

    Wonder if she reported that on her 1040…..

    Remember guys, it’s not the primary action that nails people. It’s the downstream effects.

  43. Steamturd supporting the Canklephate says:

    Inflation? So what!

  44. No One says:

    Sounds like Stormy may have been attempting blackmail. Isn’t that a crime?
    Trump was probably pissed that his lawyer prevented that story from coming out, as he may have supposed being known to bang pornstars would help his popularity with the poorly educated crowd.

  45. No One says:

    Sounds like Stormy may have been attempting blackmail. Isn’t that a crime?
    Trump was probably pissed that his lawyer prevented that story from coming out, as he may have supposed being known to bang p0rnstars would help his popularity with the poorly educated crowd.

  46. No One says:

    Meanwhile, in California, it appears that a movie about some 24 year old guy drinking a 17 year old boy’s j1zz from a p3netrated peach has been nominated for Best Picture and a bunch of other Academy Awards. (“Call Me By Your Name” – book your tickets online, Anon). But defenders of this movie’s man-boy love are quick to point out that age of consent is 14 in Italy, so it’s ok. Coming from the same people who were hysterical about judge Roy Moore’s hitting on teenagers at the mall, that’s pretty rich.

  47. Steamturd supporting the Canklephate says:
  48. Steamturd supporting the Canklephate says:

    There are two secret ways to winning Academy awards. The main characters have to either have gay sex or portray the disabled. Being a veteran or infected with aids or cancer provides extra credit.

  49. Blue Ribbon Teacher says:

    Yeah but turning off the car is a better idea than calling up 911 and trying to get them to help you

  50. grim says:

    Surprised that Stormy Daniels never pursued a career in meteorology. I mean, with a name like that, shoe in.

  51. No One says:

    Next time a police car tries to pull you over for a speeding ticket, don’t pull over, instead speed up and frantically yell out the window that your accelerator is stuck, then put it in neutral and roll to a stop and thank the policeman for saving you.

  52. ex-Jersey says:

    12:46 Wut?

  53. Grim says:

    Prayers for the families in Florida… 17 kids? Awful.

  54. ex-Jersey says:

    School Fail. Cannot ensure a gun-free space. Pathetic.

  55. Fabius Maximus says:

    Just another guy with an AR-15.

    Let me know if we ever get past “too soon!”

  56. A Home Buyer says:


    Do you believe this individual was not going to find a way to hurt people, assuming firearms were not available?

  57. Blue Ribbon Teacher says:

    Every school needs a police officer in it. It was great having one inside my last high school. Great guy and he was specifically assigned to the school. The other thing is, the high school was adjacent to the police headquarters. Might not be a bad idea for towns in general, if building new high schools, to build right next to the police station.

  58. A Home Buyer says:


    Just my opinion here, but less guns, more guns, officers, metal detectors,etc. are not solutions but patches.

    These individuals will still be out there. We are not fixing the root problems driving people to these horrendous acts.

  59. The Original NJ ExPat says:

    The ACCessory position is in between RUN and LOCK and doesn’t lock the steering. I used to drive a 1972 Chevy Vega when I was a kid that had manual brakes and steering. I used to turn it off (to ACC) in neutral down big hills to save gas. Since brakes and steering were non-power it handled exactly the same (and the radio stayed on). When I got to the bottom of the hill and started losing speed I would just turn the key one click to ON and then put it in 3rd or 4th gear and restart the engine by letting the clutch up.

    Modern car steering columns lock when ignition is turned off, that may not be the best idea

  60. Very Stable Genius says:


    This is not a political issue. This is not a Constitutional debate. This is a pandemic that’s killing children. And it’s perpetrated by hypocrites who preach a doctrine of “life” but take money from a profit-driven gun lobby. @RoyBlunt @SenatorBurr @SenThomTillis @SenCoryGardner

  61. Libturd says:

    Expat…Did the same with my 95 Civic which too had manual steering and only power assist brakes. They still worked with the car off. Hated parallel parking that car. Though it was tiny, it gave quite the workout.

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