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Brooke Astor

Sympathy for the Devil

Michael Gross | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Michael Gross

There may be two sides to every story, but one side hijacked the Astor narrative almost three years ago and ever since, sympathy for Anthony Marshall and his wife has been in acutely short supply.

WATCH: Brooke Astor's 100th Birthday Party

Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

According to the New York Post, the defense in the Brooke Astor trial showed a video of the New York society doyenne's 100th birthday party. The 200...

Brooke Astor's Daughter-In-Law Charlene Cries

New York Post | Laura Italiano | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Charlene Marshall, unindicted villainess of the sensational Brooke Astor trial, broke down in tears as she walked up the courthouse steps yesterday to...

The Astor Legacy and the Low-Calorie Diet

Sherman Yellen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style
Sherman Yellen

Mrs. Astor married the late Mr. Astor, allegedly an abusive drunk, with an eye on the main chance. How different is that from Charlene, who married Mrs. Astor's son with an eye on her Maine chance?

Brooke Astor Trial: CHOKE ON THIS, CHARLENE

New York Post | Laura Italiano | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Brooke Astor suffered delusions of poverty and sometimes couldn't remember her closest friends -- but she still had enough sense to keep her bling awa...

Brooke Astor To Son: 'You Want To See How Soon I Die'

New York Post | Laura Italiano | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

By the year 2000, in the throes of early-stage Alzheimer's, philanthropist Brooke Astor thought her son was out to get her. "You only want to come ...

BROOKE ASTOR: Timeline Of Her Breakdown

New York Post | Laura Italiano | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

TO AVENGE the late Brooke Astor, Manhattan prosecutors must first destroy her privacy -- throwing open the attic doors to reveal the most cringe-induc...

Brooke Astor: Charlene Marshall A "Bitch"

New York Post | Laura Italiano | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Philanthropist Brooke Astor hated her daughter-in-law so much that she told her doctor she would rather spend Christmas with her two dogs over "that b...

We Tell Each Other Stories In Order To Live

Andrew Marantz | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Andrew Marantz

Each performer had ten minutes to tell a story. Not a rant, not a stand up routine, and, for heaven's sake, not a reading (no notes allowed).

Brooke Astor's Dog Urine Couch

New York Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

You can almost smell the dog urine on the infamous Blue Room couch. ...

Inside the Astor Trial: Lord William Astor Testifies

Ralph Gardner Jr. | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Ralph Gardner Jr.

If Marshall's attorney was to be believed, Brooke Astor's decades of good works -- her gift for using her money, talent and charm to seed and leverage projects great and small -- was but a career move.

Inside the Astor Trial: The People vs. Anthony Marshall and Francis Morrissey

Ralph Gardner Jr. | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Ralph Gardner Jr.

There's something almost quaint about the government taking the time and resources to prosecute a case that hearkens back to a more genteel era of fine silver, fresh flowers, and Hudson River views.

Anthony Marshall Trial: Jury Selection Begins Monday

New York Post | Dareh Gregorian | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Brooke Astor's son, Anthony Marshall, is finally getting his long-awaited day in court to battle charges that he swindled millions from his beloved ph...

Brooke Astor's Apartment Price Drops 37% (SLIDESHOW)

Huffington Post | Julie Satow | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

There's a Brooke Astor fire sale! The asking price for the Park Avenue home of the late New York City socialite Brooke Astor was slashed 37% to $29 m...

Inside Brooke Astor's Apartment, Yours For $46 Million

NY Daily News | DAVE GOLDINER | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

It's an apartment fit for a queen, with a price tag to match - and here's a peek inside. Brooke Astor's palatial Park Ave. spread officially went on ...

Philanthropist Brooke Astor's Son Indicted: Lawyer

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

The son of philanthropist Brooke Astor and his former lawyer have been indicted on charges apparently stemming from their handling of the late sociali...

If Convicted, Astor Son Would Still Reap $4 Million A Year

New York Post | STEFANIE COHEN, LAURA ITALIANO and DAREH GREGORIAN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Even if he's convicted of swindling millions of dollars from Brooke Astor while she was alive, Anthony Marshall still stands to pocket millions more f...

DA: Brooke Astor's Son Surrenders

AP | Samuel Maull | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Brooke Astor's only son, accused of mishandling the late socialite and philanthropist's $198 million estate, surrendered Tuesday to face criminal char...

Fight Over Brooke Astor's Legacy (And Money) Rages On

New York | Steve Fishman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Near midnight on August 11, Anthony Marshall and his wife, Charlene, approached the front door of Holly Hill, the Westchester estate that belonged to ...