Socialite Lin Arison, widow of Carnival Cruises founder Ted Arison, has gone on a condo-buying spree during the past two years.
She now owns six large units in the prestigious Bal Harbour Tower in Bal Harbour. Public records show the heiress spent more than $12 million on the 3,500-square-foot condos in the 116-unit tower.
Her latest purchase was made last month.
Arison, who’s on the board of the Ted Arison Family Foundation and co-founder with Ted of the New World Symphony and YoungArts, bought auto dealer Dave Zinn’s crib there for $2.4 million.
The purchase was her fourth within the past year. She first moved into the building in 2000, a year after the death of her husband, Miami Heat owner Micky Arison’s dad.
Lin is traveling out of the country and couldn’t be reached for a comment.
But her assistant, who identified herself only as Tracy, said the purchases are a private matter.
“This is a personal family situation, and she’d have no comment if she were here,” the assistant said.
Aging Fort Lauderdale heartthrob David Cassidy is getting sued yet again for not paying his bills — and this time, it’s attorney’s fees.
The Partridge Family star and singer, 63, is being sued by the Fort Lauderdale law firm of Rodier & Rodier, who represented Cassidy when he was sued for contract indebtedness in 2007.
The lawsuit, brought by a neighbor who owned a race horse with Cassidy, was confidentially settled in 2011.
But Cassidy was ordered to pay for his own legal bills — which came up to $134,000.
Two years later, Cassidy has yet to pay, and now he’s being sued.
No comment from Brian Rodier, his former attorney, or his current one.
Last year, the singer of I Think I Love You was forced to surrender his $1.35 million condo on Las Olas to a bank after losing his strategic-foreclosure battle.
‘X Factor’ report
Next season’s The X Factor will have a definite Miami flavor.
Local songbirds Paulina Rubio, 41, and Kelly Rowland, 32, were named judges for the next season of the Fox singing competition.
Explosive Mexican diva Rubio and R&Ber Rowland are replacing pop star Britney Spears and producer L.A. Reid.
Rubio, part deux
Speaking of the pint-sized Paulina Rubio: The condo association at The Palace, a high-rise on Brickell Avenue in downtown Miami, isn’t too happy with her.
The singer of Nada de Ti has owned a $500,000 condo there for 20 years — but she allegedly hasn’t paid maintenance fees for more than a year.
The association is now going after Rubio for $25,643, according to a lien filed with Miami-Dade County.
While she still owns the condo, the singer’s homestead is a $2.2 million house on Di Lido Island in Miami Beach.
Unfortunately for Rubio, there’s a lien on that house, too.
The IRS wants her to catch up with unpaid income levy, to the tune of $132,000.