EXCLUSIVE — Despite Exorcism, Rosie O’Donnell Won’t Buy Newton-John’s House!

Olivia Newton-John

Olivia Newton-John’s cleansing ceremony didn’t convince Rosie O’Donnell to buy her house after suicide (Splash News photo)

TV talker Rosie O’Donnell rescinded her contract to buy actress Olivia Newton-John‘s house just days after a contractor committed suicide on the Jupiter Inlet Colony property, Gossip Extra has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.

Rosie O'Donnell

Rosie O’Donnell: I ain’t buying the scene of a suicide! (Splash News photo)

And the decision came despite Newton-John and her entourage reportedly holding a spiritual cleansing akin to an exorcism to cast the suicide victim’s spirit from the house!

“Rosie has decided not to buy the house,” said Cindi Berger, the publicist for out-of-work personality O’Donnell. “It just didn’t feel right.”

Gossip Extra broke the original story: O’Donnell signed a contract to purchase the Key West-style crib in early August for about $5.5 million.

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.

Christopher Pariseleti

Contractor Christopher Pariseleti, 42, shot himself at the Jupiter Inlet Colony home of singer Olivia Newton-John Aug. 19 (Splash News photo)

Newton-John’s Realtor, Jo Ann Jacobson, pursued negotiations with O’Donnell’s people but O’Donnell announced her decision over the weekend — despite a last-ditch attempt to make O’Donnell feel more comfortable about the home.

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.

The ceremony was attended by Newton-John, her husband John Easterling, Jacobson and contractor Kevin Rose, who found the body.

One of O’Donnell’s staffers flew from NYC to attend. They even invited Pariseleti’s widow.

Publicist Berger said she didn’t know anything about a ceremony.

The house, at 104 Lighthouse Drive, is back on the market for $6.2 million.

Jacobson promised to issue a statement about the goings on on the property but ceased to communicate with Gossip Extra when asked about the cleansing.

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  1. JOEL GOODMAN says

    good news for the folks on jupiter island. that pig did not belong there to begin with.ship her to Boca, where she’ll be at home with that rabble.

  2. Jennifer says

    I have been looking into this bizarre suicide story and the latest news is heartbreaking. Apparently, the independent contractor did millions of dollars worth of renovations on the home. Then, when Olivia and her husband were negotiating the sale to Rosie O’Donnel, they promised that the contractor would do free repairs and maintenance for five years as part of the deal – then pressured him into signing the contract, which would have cost him thousands of dollars, and for which, he would never get paid. A close friend has published the contract they made him sign. A close friend said his business was suffering and he was worried about the additional debt this contract would cost him and he commit suicide in Olivia’s house as a result. I have been a fan of Olivia Newton-John’s since I was seven (more than thirty-five years), but I am disappointed to hear how greedy she has become. Olivia Newton-John, John Easterling and Rosie O’Donnell all have blood on their hands. If they did not value money so much, that poor man would still be alive. His wife would still have a husband. His child would still have a father. What a tragedy.

  3. Rico says

    Olivia, is not to blame for any of this, what happened is a sad traged.
    Do your research on Olivia, before you post things, she has done and conitues to do many things that benefit the enviroment, as well as well as endangered animals and areas, she is also, involved in a cancer center that is helping many people cope with their cancer, One day, cancer will be cured, and it will be thanks to Olivia as well as people like her.
    Olivia, keep up the good work, I FOR ONE STAND BY YOU.

  4. Peter says

    Sweetie -miss fan of Olivia’s “since she was seven:…uhm, at that level of expensively priced homes, it is standard / NORMAL to roll over maintenance guarantees on newly renovated work. Typically for 3 years. ROSIE, the beast who had JUST MADE an 8 mill $ profit, got Olivia WAY down on.price and is so cheap that she wanted the extended warranty. Whether realtor pushed this as “best immediate offer” on to Olivia, who seemingly wanted to get the heck out of Florida is speculative.

    What is clear is contractor dude MADE at least $350k on documented 2 million of renovations…. THEN, PRESUMING A FRIENDSHIP with Olivia, thinks she will loan him $$$ – $300k! He sank 3 million into a spec home in area ruining his business and rep.with banks. The 5 yr Rosie deal could’ve POTENTIALLY ran him some costs on his new work down the road. Who knew he was ill and unstable enough to kill himself in Olivia’s home to punish her?? He expected a $300,000.loan from Olivia? NO! So, the right thing to do is kill himsel to :punish” Olivia AND walk away from his $ probs and leave wife and kids? Rosie exudes ugliness, but u can”t wholly pin this even on her.