TV talker Rosie O’Donnell rescinded her contract to buy actress Olivia Newton-John‘s house just days after a contractor committed suicide on the Jupiter Inlet Colony property, Gossip Extra has learned exclusively.
But as workers were getting the breathtaking property ready on Aug. 19, contractor Christopher Pariseleti committed suicide by shooting himself in the head inside the house — which his company renovated extensively in 2011.
An informant close to Newton-John tells me that the star of Grease flew in a Catholic priest last week to have him perform a spiritual cleansing of the house.
The source described the ritual as something close to an exorcism, including the spraying of holy water and “casting” prayers.
One of O’Donnell’s staffers flew from NYC to attend. They even invited Pariseleti’s widow.
Despite all this trouble, Rosie O’Donnell has decided not to buy the house for $5.5 million. The house is now back on the market listed at $6.2 million. It’s not clear if the suicide was the cause of the deal falling through but it would hardly be surprising that superstitious people would avoid potential bad spirits. It’s kind of human nature to feel this uneasiness. But it’s not logical. Maybe someone who WANTS a haunted house will pick this up. Sadly, people will assume anything strange that goes on from now on will be related to this incident though it isn’t.