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BOUGHT: Jon Stewart, 42, has paid $5.8 million for a loft in Manhattan's Tribeca for himself, wife Tracey, son Nathan and their dog and cat, the New York Observer reports. The duplex penthouse is described by the paper as having 6,000 sq. ft., 40 windows, a terrace and a private roof. No count on bedrooms or bathrooms, however. A rep for The Daily Show star confirmed a real-estate transaction but declined to offer details.
SERENADED: The Rolling Stones, still rocking in their 60s, announced a new album and world tour Tuesday with a three-song mini-concert at Manhattan's classical music institution, the Juilliard School. "Thank you very much guys," frontman Mick Jagger told a cheering crowd. "This is one of the earliest concerts we've played." The tour begins Aug. 21, with shows already scheduled for Boston, Washington, Atlanta, Miami, Charlotte, N.C., and Calgary, Alberta – with more to come. The Stones' as-yet-untitled new album is "about 85 percent done," Jagger added.
HONORED: Steve Martin, 59, will receive the eighth annual Mark Twain Prize for American Humor, to be presented Oct. 23 at the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington, D.C., in a ceremony that will be taped for broadcast. In a statement, the onetime "wild and crazy guy" who's now a respected author, playwright, art collector and past Oscar host, said: "I think Mark Twain is a great guy and I can't wait to meet him." Past recipients of the award have included Lily Tomlin, Whoopi Goldberg, Richard Pryor and Carl Reiner.
DIED: Revered Disney artist and writer Joe Grant, 96, whose creations included the witch in Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs and the story for Dumbo, died after suffering a heart attack at his drawing board at home, said the Walt Disney Company. Other animated hits that bore the Grant touch were Pinocchio, Fantasia, Aladdin, The Lion King and Pocahontas.
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