Directors at the Sundance Film Festival often thank family members in the audience. It’s safe to say that Rory Kennedy -- the youngest child of Robert and Ethel Skakel Kennedy, born after her father’s assassination in 1968 -- had the longest list. For the premiere screening of “Ethel,” her new documentary, more than 20 Kennedys and in-laws showed up, including the subject.
In 2008, 39-year-old hedge fund consultant Dee Dee Ricks had enough disposable income to drop $400,000 at a charity auction just to sing on stage with Aerosmith’s Steven Tyler. Ricks lived in a $14 million apartment on Manhattan’s Upper East Side with her two young sons, and says she couldn’t spend the money she was making fast enough.