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J.Lo and Marc spin one off

December 26, 2009

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J.Lo and Marc spin one off

Dancer-singer-actress Jennifer Lopez may have taken a tumble during a performance of her new single, "Louboutins," at the American Music Awards last month, but she's on terra firma where the sale of her French country villa is concerned.

Patrick Dempsey sells Bel-Air home for $2,571,500

December 24, 2009

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Patrick Dempsey sells Bel-Air home for $2,571,500

"Grey's Anatomy" star Patrick Dempsey has sold his Bel-Air home for $2,571,500, according to the Multiple Listing Service.

Frank Price buys Santa Monica condo for $3.1 million

December 22, 2009

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Frank Price buys Santa Monica condo for $3.1 million

Former Columbia Pictures and Universal TV head Frank Price has purchased an ocean-view condominium in Santa Monica for $3.1 million.

Jennifer Lopez and Marc Anthony sell Bel-Air home

December 18, 2009

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Jennifer Lopez and Marc Anthony sell Bel-Air home

Dancer-singer-actress Jennifer Lopez may have taken a tumble during a performance of her new single "Louboutins" at the American Music Awards last month, but she's on terra-firm where the sale of her French country villa is concerned.

Gil Junger sells home in Beverly Hills Post Office area for $4.31 million

December 18, 2009

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Gil Junger sells home in Beverly Hills Post Office area for $4.31 million

Director-producer Gil Junger has sold a gated compound in the Beverly Hills Post Office area for $4.31 million.

Samantha Harris sells Westwood home for $1.64 million

December 19, 2009

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Samantha Harris sells Westwood home for $1.64 million

"Dancing With the Stars" co-host and "The Insider" correspondent Samantha Harris and her husband, financial wholesaler Michael Hess, have sold their Westwood home for $1.64 million. Talk about a quickstep: The house had come on the market in late October at $1,595,000.

Leave it to Tony Gonzalez to sweeten house deal with a Porsche

December 16, 2009

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Leave it to Tony Gonzalez to sweeten house deal with a Porsche

Atlanta Falcons tight end Tony Gonzalez and his wife, October, have listed their Manhattan Beach house for sale at $3.6 million. To sweeten the deal, the NFL player will include a new Porsche 911 Cabriolet within 10 days of the close of escrow if he receives a full-price offer.

'Dancing's' Samantha Harris sells Westwood home for $1.64 million

December 15, 2009

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'Dancing's' Samantha Harris sells Westwood home for $1.64 million

"Dancing With the Stars" co-host and "The Insider" daily correspondent Samantha Harris and her husband, financial wholesaler Michael Hess, have sold their Westwood home for $1.64 million. Talk about a quickstep: The house came on the market in October at $1,595,000.

Rob Schneider's on the move

December 12, 2009

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Rob Schneider's on the move

It may be hard to envision gigolo Deuce Bigalow in San Marino, but the comic actor who played him has owned a home there since 2003. Now, RobSchneider has listed his French Normandy-style manor for $3.6 million.

Andrea Lieberman sells her Hollywood Hills home for $1,800,625

December 11, 2009

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Andrea Lieberman sells her Hollywood Hills home for $1,800,625

Celebrity stylist Andrea Lieberman has sold her Midcentury Modern home in the Hollywood Hills for $1,800,625.

Ruben Blades sells his L.A. home for $2,415,000

December 11, 2009

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Ruben Blades sells his L.A. home for $2,415,000

Update: Salsa singer-actor-politician Rubén Blades has sold his home in the historic Windsor Square neighborhood of Los Angeles for $2,415,000, the Multiple Listing Service shows.

David LaChapelle sells Sunset Strip-area home for $1.6 million

December 9, 2009

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David LaChapelle sells Sunset Strip-area home for $1.6 million

Update: Fashion photographer David LaChapelle has sold his 1920s Spanish-style home in the Sunset Strip area for $1.6 million, the Multiple Listing Service shows.

Huell Howser lists Newberry Springs compound for $750,000

December 9, 2009

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Huell Howser lists Newberry Springs compound for $750,000

PBS commentator Huell Howser has listed his 60-acre Newberry Springs compound with its dome-shaped home for $750,000.

Aaron Seltzer sells Studio City home for $2,397,500

December 9, 2009

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Aaron Seltzer sells Studio City home for $2,397,500

Update: Writer-director-producer Aaron Seltzer has sold his Studio City home for $2,397,500, according to the Multiple Listing Service.

Cobie Smulders and how she met her Los Feliz triplex

December 8, 2009

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Cobie Smulders and how she met her Los Feliz triplex

Actress and former model Cobie Smulders has purchased a Los Feliz-area triplex for $991,000.

Ronco inventor and pitchman Ron Popeil lists his Beverly Hills home at $5,995,000

December 4, 2009

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Ronco inventor and pitchman Ron Popeil lists his Beverly Hills home at $5,995,000

Inventor and master pitchman Ron Popeil, who sold his Ronco marketing company in 2005 for $55 million, has listed a gated Beverly Hills home for sale.

Marshall Herskovitz sells Brentwood home for $4.6 million

December 3, 2009

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Marshall Herskovitz sells Brentwood home for $4.6 million

Producer Marshall Herskovitz has sold his home in a Brentwood equestrian area for $4.6 million, according to the Multiple Listing Service.

Designer Brogan Lane lists Hollywood hotel at $1,098,100

December 3, 2009

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Designer Brogan Lane lists Hollywood hotel at $1,098,100

Designer Brogan Lane has listed her 1924 Spanish-style boutique hotel and rental property in Hollywood at $1,098,100.

Beverly Hills home of 'Dr. 90210' is back on the market at $4,395,000

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Beverly Hills home of 'Dr. 90210' is back on the market at $4,395,000

The Beverly Hills home of Dr. Robert Rey, star of E! Entertainment Television's "Dr. 90210," has come back on the market at $4,395,000, according to the Multiple Listing Service.

French Stewart and Katherine LaNasa list home for $4,195,000

December 2, 2009

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French Stewart and Katherine LaNasa list home for $4,195,000

Actor French Stewart and his wife, actress and interior designer Katherine LaNasa, have listed their renovated and expanded Hollywood Hills-area home for $4,195,000.

Larry King buys condo in Wilshire corridor high-rise

December 1, 2009

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Larry King buys condo in Wilshire corridor high-rise

Television and radio host Larry King is among celebrity buyers at the Carlyle Residences, a newly built high-rise along the Wilshire corridor that will celebrate its opening Saturday.

Actor Rob Schneider lists San Marino home for $3.6 million

November 30, 2009

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Actor Rob Schneider lists San Marino home for $3.6 million

Comic actor Rob Schneider has listed his French Normandy-style manor home in San Marino for $3.6 million.

Ex-MOCA director sells Westwood home for $2.235 million

November 30, 2009

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Ex-MOCA director sells Westwood home for $2.235 million

Update: Former MOCA director Jeremy Strick has sold his Westwood-area home for $2,235,000, according to the Multiple Listing Service.

'Dexter' actress sells Hollywood Hills home for $695,000

November 30, 2009

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'Dexter' actress sells Hollywood Hills home for $695,000

Update: Jennifer Carpenter, who stars on the Showtime series "Dexter" with her husband, Michael C. Hall, has sold her Hollywood Hills home for its asking price of $695,000, the Multiple Listing Service shows.

Bob Harper buys at a slimmed-down price

November 28, 2009

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Bob Harper buys at a slimmed-down price

Personal trainer Bob Harper of "The Biggest Loser" has purchased a home in the Hollywood Hills at the slimmed-down price of $2.9 million.

David Niven Jr. sells Sunset Strip home for $5 million

November 24, 2009

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David Niven Jr. sells Sunset Strip home for $5 million

Update: Film and TV producer David Niven Jr. has sold his Sunset Strip-area home for $5 million, the Multiple Listing Service shows.

Lakers reserve guard Sasha Vujacic buys W Hollywood Residences condo.

November 21, 2009

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Lakers reserve guard Sasha Vujacic buys W Hollywood Residences condo.

Lakers reserve guard Sasha Vujacic has purchased a unit at the W Hollywood Residences.

Tuscan-style mansion in Tarzana up for auction

November 17, 2009

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Tuscan-style mansion in Tarzana up for auction

A 13,500-square-foot estate built on spec in the hills of Tarzana is going to auction. The bank-owned mansion had been priced at $9,775,000 and cost more than $7.5 million to build.

Robert Loggia sells Bel-Air home for $2.95 million

November 16, 2009

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Robert Loggia sells Bel-Air home for $2.95 million

Update: Actor Robert Loggia has sold his longtime Bel-Air home for $2.95 million, the Multiple Listing Service shows.

'Biggest Loser's' Bob Harper buys Hollywood Hills home for $2.9 million

November 16, 2009

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'Biggest Loser's' Bob Harper buys Hollywood Hills home for $2.9 million

Personal trainer Bob Harper of "The Biggest Loser" has purchased a home in the Hollywood Hills for $2.9 million.

Conrad Bain lists Brentwood home at $3,175,000

November 11, 2009

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Conrad Bain lists Brentwood home at $3,175,000

Actor Conrad Bain has listed his longtime Brentwood home for sale at $3,175,000.

Sandra Will Carradine lists Carpinteria beach house for $4.29 million

November 11, 2009

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Sandra Will Carradine lists Carpinteria beach house for $4.29 million

Actress Sandra Will Carradine has listed her beach house in Carpinteria's gated Rincon Point community for $4.29 million.

Music exec Mark Mazzetti sells home for $1,089,000

November 11, 2009

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Music exec Mark Mazzetti sells home for $1,089,000

Music industry executive Mark Mazzetti has sold his Hollywood Hills-area home for $1,089,000.

November 10, 2009

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Barefoot Dreams founder sells Malibu contemporary for $3 million

Annette Cook, the founder and chief executive of Barefoot Dreams, and her husband, Stan,have sold an ocean-view contemporary in Malibu for $3 million.

Joe Montana's Calistoga home is for sale for $49 million

November 6, 2009

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Joe Montana's Calistoga home is for sale for $49 million

Football great Joe Montana and his wife, Jennifer, have listed their 500-acre estate, with acreage in Sonoma County's wine country, for $49 million.

The Antonio Moreno estate sells for $4.2 million

November 5, 2009

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The Antonio Moreno estate sells for $4.2 million

The Antonio Moreno estate, a 1930 mansion named for the film star who lived in it until 1935, has sold for $4.2 million.

Laker Sasha Vujacic buys condo at Hollywood and Vine

November 4, 2009

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Laker Sasha Vujacic buys condo at Hollywood and Vine

Laker reserve guard Sasha Vujacic has purchased a unit at the W Hollywood Residences.

Beverly Hills home of the late Adam 'DJ AM' Goldstein is being sold

November 3, 2009

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Beverly Hills home of the late Adam 'DJ AM' Goldstein is being sold

The Beverly Hills home of the late DJ Adam " DJ AM" Goldstein has come on the market at $3,795,000.

Former USC star Reggie Bush lists his Hollywood Hills home for sale

November 3, 2009

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Former USC star Reggie Bush lists his Hollywood Hills home for sale

Former USC tailback turned New Orleans Saint Reggie Bush has listed his Hollywood Hills home at $5,099,000.

Ali Larter of 'Heroes' buys three-story Hollywood Hills home

October 30, 2009

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Ali Larter of 'Heroes' buys three-story Hollywood Hills home

Actress Ali Larter of the NBC sci-fi drama "Heroes" has purchased a home in the Hollywood Hills for $2,925,000.

Actor Dylan McDermott sells Brentwood home for $6.5 million

October 29, 2009

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Actor Dylan McDermott sells Brentwood home for $6.5 million

Update: A 1920 Spanish-style hacienda in Brentwood owned by actor Dylan McDermott and actress Shiva Rose has sold for $6.5 million, according to the Multiple Listing Service.

A 1929 Bel-Air home once owned by silent film star Colleen Moore goes on the market

October 29, 2009

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A 1929 Bel-Air home once owned by silent film star Colleen Moore goes on the market

A 1929 Spanish-style estate in Bel-Air that traces its Hollywood history back to silent film star Colleen Moore is listed for sale at $15.95 million or for lease at $39,000 a month.

Designer Stephan Basil Yacobian lists Hancock Park area home at $1,595,000

October 28, 2009

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Designer Stephan Basil Yacobian lists Hancock Park area home at $1,595,000

Designer Stephan Basil Yacobian has listed his hip Spanish Colonial in the Hancock Park area at $1,595,000.

Lamar Odom takes down the basketball hoop at Manhattan Beach home

October 27, 2009

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Lamar Odom takes down the basketball hoop at Manhattan Beach home

Los Angeles Lakers forward Lamar Odom has listed his Manhattan Beach home for $2,399,000.

Larry Hagman's Ojai home for sale for $11 million

October 26, 2009

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Larry Hagman's Ojai home for sale for $11 million

Actor Larry Hagman and his wife, Maj, have listed their longtime mountaintop home in Ojai, a 43-acre spread befitting "Dallas' " J.R. Ewing, for $11 million.

Comic actress seeks to sally forth

October 24, 2009

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Comic actress seeks to sally forth

Actress Meg Ryan,who will star opposite Timothy Hutton in the December comedy "Serious Moonlight," also seems to be getting serious about selling her Bel-Air home. She has put it back up for sale at $14.2 million -- a 27% price reduction from what she was asking a year ago.

Dorothy Dandridge home on the market at $3.5 million

October 22, 2009

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Dorothy Dandridge home on the market at $3.5 million

A Hollywood Hills home once owned by actress Dorothy Dandridge is on the market at $3,495,000.

David Cooley's Beverly Hills home for sale for $9,195,000

October 21, 2009

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David Cooley's Beverly Hills home for sale for $9,195,000

Nightclub impresario David Cooley, who started the Abbey Food and Bar in West Hollywood in the early '90s, has listed his Beverly Hills home at $9,195,000.

Randolph Duke sells Hollywood Hills home for $5.3 million

December 10, 2009

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Randolph Duke sells Hollywood Hills home for $5.3 million

Update: Fashion designer Randolph Duke has sold his award-winning Hollywood Hills house for $5.3 million, the Multiple Listing Service shows.

Bret Saberhagen's Calabasas home for sale for $3.25 million

October 20, 2009

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Bret Saberhagen's Calabasas home for sale for $3.25 million

Former major league pitcher Bret Saberhagen has listed his gated Calabasas home for sale at $3.25 million.

Mansion to the stars sells for $13.2 million

October 19, 2009

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Mansion to the stars sells for $13.2 million

A 1937 estate in Holmby Hills owned by radio and TV host Art Linkletter in the 1950s, composer Henry Mancini in the 1990s and former Hollywood Park owner Marge Everett until 2005 has sold for $13.2 million.

James Franco lists home (Goblin glider not included)

October 17, 2009

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James Franco lists home (Goblin glider not included)

Actor James Franco, who starred as Harry Osborn -- the New Green Goblin -- in "Spider-Man," has listed his Sunset Strip-area compound for $3,695,000.

Geary Roark lists Studio City home at $1,099,000

12:00 AM PDT, October 5, 2009

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Geary Roark lists Studio City home at $1,099,000

Retired fashion designer Geary Roark has listed his Studio City home at $1,099,000.

D.W. Moffett of 'Friday Night Lights' and wife sell home in Beachwood Canyon

October 3, 2009

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D.W. Moffett of 'Friday Night Lights' and wife sell home in Beachwood Canyon

Actor D.W. Moffett, who plays an evil football dad on "Friday Night Lights," and his wife, Kristal, have sold their longtime Beachwood Canyon home for $1.75 million.

James Franco puts his 1923 Spanish-style villa on the market for $3,695,000

October 1, 2009

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James Franco puts his 1923 Spanish-style villa on the market for $3,695,000

Actor James Franco has listed his Sunset Strip-area compound for $3,695,000.

'Dexter' actress Jennifer Carpenter's Hollywood Hills bungalow for sale for $695,000

September 30, 2009

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'Dexter' actress Jennifer Carpenter's Hollywood Hills bungalow for sale for $695,000

Actress Jennifer Carpenter, who stars on Showtime's "Dexter" with her husband, Michael C. Hall, has listed her Hollywood Hills bachelorette pad for $695,000.

Meg Ryan's Bel-Air home back on the market at $14.2 million

September 30, 2009

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Meg Ryan's Bel-Air home back on the market at $14.2 million

Update: Actress Meg Ryan has put her Bel-Air home back up for sale at $14.2 million.

Medavoys buy $5.85-million home in Beverly Hills

September 29, 2009

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Medavoys buy $5.85-million home in Beverly Hills

Phoenix Pictures Chairman and co-founder Mike Medavoy and his wife, Irena, have purchased a Beverly Hills home for $5.85 million, the Multiple Listing Service shows.

Former Los Feliz home of Cary Grant and Chili Peppers drummer listed at $3,485,000

September 28, 2009

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Former Los Feliz home of Cary Grant and Chili Peppers drummer listed at $3,485,000

A 1929 Los Feliz home once owned actor Cary Grant and, later, drummer Chad Smith of the Red Hot Chili Peppers has come on the market at $3,485,000.

Natasha Henstridge leaves Sherman Oaks for the beach

September 26, 2009

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Natasha Henstridge leaves Sherman Oaks for the beach

Model-turned-actress Natasha Henstridge, who starred as the alluring human-alien hybrid Sil and her clone Eve in the sci-fi horror "Species" films, has sold her Sherman Oaks home for $1.75 million.

Randy Lee Arnold sells home in the Sunset Strip area for $3.8 million

September 23, 2009

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Randy Lee Arnold sells home in the Sunset Strip area for $3.8 million

Randy Lee Arnold, co-owner and co-founder of Le Palais Gourmet tea emporium in Beverly Hills, has sold his newly built minimalist home in the Sunset Strip area for $3.8 million.

Golf champ Fred Couples sells Montecito house for $9.56 million

September 22, 2009

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Golf champ Fred Couples sells Montecito house for $9.56 million

Golf champ Fred Couples has sold his house in the Santa Barbara-area community of Montecito for $9.56 million.

Roger Simon and Sheryl Longin list their Hollywood Hills at $2,295,000

September 21, 2009

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Roger Simon and Sheryl Longin list their Hollywood Hills at $2,295,000

A 1938 Spanish-style house in the Hollywood Hills owned by screenwriters Roger Simon and Sheryl Longin is listed at $2,295,000.

Jimmy Durante's Beverly Hills home sells for $3.2 million

September 20, 2009

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Jimmy Durante's Beverly Hills home sells for $3.2 million

The longtime Beverly Hills home of singer, pianist and comic actor Jimmy Durante has sold for $3.2 million.

Actress Milla Jovovich sells her Beverly Hills home

September 19, 2009

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Actress Milla Jovovich sells her Beverly Hills home

Newlywed actress and model Milla Jovovich, the weapon-toting glammando from the "Resident Evil" films, has sold a Beverly Hills Post Office-area home for $2.75 million.

Steve McQueen's former Santa Paula ranch home listed for $1.95 million

September 15, 2009

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Steve McQueen's former Santa Paula ranch home listed for $1.95 million

A Santa Paula ranch once owned by actor Steve McQueen and his third wife, Barbara Minty, has come on the market for $1.95 million.

Actor Javen Campbell lists Sherman Oaks condo at $575,000

September 15, 2009

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Actor Javen Campbell lists Sherman Oaks condo at $575,000

Actor and singer Javen Campbell has listed his Sherman Oaks condominium for $575,000.

Siblings Mark and Deanna Saul buy Silver Lake duplex

September 14, 2009

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Siblings Mark and Deanna Saul buy Silver Lake duplex

Actor Mark Saul and his sister, costume designer Deanna Saul, have purchased a duplex in Silver Lake for $585,000.

Actor D.W. Moffett sells Beachwood Canyon home

September 14, 2009

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Actor D.W. Moffett sells Beachwood Canyon home

Actor D.W. Moffett and his wife, Kristal, have sold their longtime Beachwood Canyon home for $1.75 million.

Ben Stiller selling 11-bathroom estate

September 12, 2009

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Ben Stiller selling 11-bathroom estate

A night at the Stiller compound?

Jerry Douglas' Encino home for sale again, for $2,695,000

September 11, 2009

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Jerry Douglas' Encino home for sale again, for $2,695,000

Update: Actor Jerry Douglas, who has played "The Young and the Restless" patriarch John Abbott since 1985, and his wife, Kymberly Bankier,have re-listed their Encino home for sale at $2,695,000.

Nicolas Cage's Bel-Air Tudor gets another price cut

September 10, 2009

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Nicolas Cage's Bel-Air Tudor gets another price cut

Update: The price on Academy Award-winning actor Nicolas Cage's Bel-Air Tudor has been reduced again. According to details on the Multiple Listing Service, a sealed-offer sale is scheduled to take place Sept. 24 and the minimum opening offer is $9.95 million.

NFL's Chris McAlister lists Beverly Hills Post Office home at $7.9 million

September 10, 2009

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NFL's Chris McAlister lists Beverly Hills Post Office home at $7.9 million

Former Baltimore Ravens cornerback Chris McAlister has listed his Beverly Hills Post Office area home at $7.9 million.

Natasha Bedingfield buys Los Feliz home for $2.3 million

September 5, 2009

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Natasha Bedingfield buys Los Feliz home for $2.3 million

Pop star Natasha Bedingfield, who launched her own British invasion of the U.S. airwaves with such often-played hits as "Unwritten," has purchased a home in the Los Feliz area for $2.3 million.

Ben Stiller lists Hollywood Hills estate at $12.5 million

September 3, 2009

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Ben Stiller lists Hollywood Hills estate at $12.5 million

Comic actor Ben Stiller and his actress wife, Christine Taylor, have listed their Hollywood Hills compound at $12.5 million.

Dykstra lists one Thousand Oaks property at $4.7 million

September 3, 2009

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Dykstra lists one Thousand Oaks property at $4.7 million

A Thousand Oaks home owned by bankrupt former New York Mets and Philadelphia Phillies outfielder Lenny Dykstra has come on the Multiple Listing Service at $4.7 million.

Former Bing Crosby estate in Toluca Lake for sale for $10 million

September 2, 2009

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Former Bing Crosby estate in Toluca Lake for sale for $10 million

Still referred to as the Bing Crosby Estate, a Toluca Lake home that has had a succession of Hollywood owners is listed at $10 million.

Actress/model Bridget Marquardt buys in Sherman Oaks

August 22, 2009

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Actress/model Bridget Marquardt buys in Sherman Oaks

Actress and Playboy model Bridget Marquardt has become a first-time home buyer with the purchase of a contemporary Mediterranean in Sherman Oaks for $1,725,000.

Bridget Marquardt buys in Sherman Oaks

August 17, 2009

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Bridget Marquardt buys in Sherman Oaks

Actress and Playboy model Bridget Marquardt has become a first-time home buyer with the purchase of a contemporary Mediterranean in Sherman Oaks for $1,725,000.

Milla Jovovich sells Beverly Hills home for $2.75 million

September 1, 2009

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Milla Jovovich sells Beverly Hills home for $2.75 million

Newlywed actress and supermodel Milla Jovovich has sold a Beverly Hills Post Office area home for $2.75 million.

Actress Leslie Kim buys West Hollywood condo for $1,485,000

August 31, 2009

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Actress Leslie Kim buys West Hollywood condo for $1,485,000

Actress Leslie Kim, a TV and film star in South Korea, has purchased a West Hollywood condo for $1,485,000 to serve as a home base for her U.S. movie work.

David Hasselhoff lists Encino home at $4,195,000

August 29, 2009

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David Hasselhoff lists Encino home at $4,195,000

Actor David Hasselhoff, the "America's Got Talent" judge known for his playfully Hoff-ful puns, has listed his longtime family home in Encino at $4,195,000.

Bette Davis' former condo for sale

August 28, 2009

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Bette Davis' former condo for sale

The former West Hollywood home of Oscar-winning actress Bette Davis is for sale at $2.45 million.

Former Viking Robert Griffith lists Lake Arrowhead site

August 27, 2009

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Former Viking Robert Griffith lists Lake Arrowhead site

NFL analyst and former player Robert Griffith has listed a Lake Arrowhead site for sale at $799,999.

Baltimore Ravens player Trevor Pryce sells Calabasas home for $2.1 million

August 27, 2009

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Baltimore Ravens player Trevor Pryce sells Calabasas home for $2.1 million

Baltimore Ravens defensive end Trevor Pryce and his wife, Sonya, have sold their Calabasas home for $2.1 million.

Beverly Hills house that was built for Groucho Marx is listed at $12.9 million

August 26, 2009

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Beverly Hills house that was built for Groucho Marx is listed at $12.9 million

A Beverly Hills house originally designed in 1956 by architect Wallace Neff for comic actor Groucho Marx has come on the market at $12.9 million.

Ruth Buzzi's Hollywood Hills home sold to producer Daniel Dubiecki

August 25, 2009

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Ruth Buzzi's Hollywood Hills home sold to producer Daniel Dubiecki

Veteran actress and comedian Ruth Buzzi has sold her longtime Hollywood Hills home for $1,021,000 to film producer Daniel Dubiecki.

Natasha Henstridge sells Sherman Oaks home for $1.75 million

August 24, 2009

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Natasha Henstridge sells Sherman Oaks home for $1.75 million

Update: Model-turned-actress Natasha Henstridge has sold her Sherman Oaks home for $1.75 million.

iStockphoto.com founder buys Los Feliz home for $2,445,000

August 21, 2009

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iStockphoto.com founder buys Los Feliz home for $2,445,000

A 1966 landmark home in Los Feliz designed by architect Edward H. Fickett has sold in less than a month.

Joel Diamond's Calabasas home is for sale for $1,895,000

August 21, 2009

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Joel Diamond's Calabasas home is for sale for $1,895,000

Grammy-winning record producer Joel Diamond has listed his gated English country-style home in Calabasas at $1,895,000.

Producers Noreen Halpern and Kevin Murphy list Hollywood Hills home for $1,195,000

August 20, 2009

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Producers Noreen Halpern and Kevin Murphy list Hollywood Hills home for $1,195,000

Noreen Halpern, executive producer of HBO's "Hung," and her husband, Kevin Murphy, the Emmy-winning writer and producer of "Reefer Madness: The Movie Musical," have listed their Hollywood Hills home at $1,195,000.

Actor James Hong buys L.A. condo for $721,000

August 20, 2009

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Actor James Hong buys L.A. condo for $721,000

Veteran actor James Hong has purchased a condo in a courtyard-style building in Los Angeles for $721,000, public records show.

Joe Maloof sells Brentwood home for $4 million

August 19, 2009

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Joe Maloof sells Brentwood home for $4 million

Update: Maloof Cos. President Joe Maloof has sold his Brentwood house for $4 million.

Vondie Curtis-Hall, Kasi Lemmons sell Hollywood Hills home

August 18, 2009

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Vondie Curtis-Hall, Kasi Lemmons sell Hollywood Hills home

Update: Actor Vondie Curtis-Hall and his wife, Kasi Lemmons, have sold their Hollywood Hills home for $2,175,000.

Armstrong Garden's Michael D. Kunce sells Claremont home for $2.55 million

August 18, 2009

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Armstrong Garden's Michael D. Kunce sells Claremont home for $2.55 million

Update: The Claremont home of Armstrong Garden Centers President Michael D. Kunce and his wife, Marianne, has sold for $2.55 million.

J.K. Simmons lists home at $1,795,000

August 15, 2009

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J.K. Simmons lists home at $1,795,000

TV and film actor J.K. Simmons,of the police drama "The Closer" and the "Spider-Man" movies, and his actress wife, Michelle Schumacher, have put their Hollywood Hills-area contemporary on the market at $1,795,000.

Hugh and Kimberley Hefner sell personal residence

August 8, 2009

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Hugh and Kimberley Hefner sell personal residence

Hugh Hefner and his wife, Kimberley, have sold their personal residence, just a hop away from the Playboy Mansion next door in Holmby Hills, for $18 million. The buyer is Daren Metropoulos, a25-year-old entrepreneur who will be moving from Beverly Hills.

A Santa Monica beach house once owned by Douglas Fairbanks Sr. is listed at $7.9 million

August 6, 2009

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A Santa Monica beach house once owned by Douglas Fairbanks Sr. is listed at $7.9 million

The former beach house of silent film star Douglas Fairbanks Sr. has come on the market in Santa Monica at $7.9 million.

David Hasselhoff lists Encino home at $4,195,000

August 5, 2009

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David Hasselhoff lists Encino home at $4,195,000

Actor David Hasselhoff, a judge on the NBC reality competition show "America's Got Talent" since it started in 2006, has listed his Encino home at $4,195,000.

A home originally owned by Tony Curtis and Janet Leigh is listed at $1,295,000.

August 5, 2009

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A home originally owned by Tony Curtis and Janet Leigh is listed at $1,295,000.

A Palm Springs home originally owned by actor Tony Curtis and his first wife, Janet Leigh, is for sale at $1,295,000.

J.K. Simmons lists Hollywood Hills home at $1,795,000

August 3, 2009

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J.K. Simmons lists Hollywood Hills home at $1,795,000

TV and film actor J.K. Simmons of the police drama "The Closer" and the "Spider-Man" movies and his actress wife, Michelle Schumacher, have put their Hollywood Hills-area contemporary on the market at $1,795,000.

Composer Lee Holdridge sells Beverly Hills home

August 3, 2009

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Composer Lee Holdridge sells Beverly Hills home

Update: Emmy-winning composer Lee Holdridge, whose four decades of credits include such early work as collaborating on the score of the 1973 movie "Jonathan Livingston Seagull," has sold his Beverly Hills home for $2,175,000.

Esa-Pekka Salonen puts his home in Brentwood up for sale

August 1, 2009

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Esa-Pekka Salonen puts his home in Brentwood up for sale

The Brentwood home of Esa-Pekka Salonen, former music director of the L.A. Philharmonic, has come on the market at $4.1 million.

Hugh Hefner sells his personal home next to the Playboy mansion

7:26 PM PDT, July 31, 2009

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Hugh Hefner sells his personal home next to the Playboy mansion

Update: Hugh Hefner and his wife, Kimberley, have sold their personal residence, next to the Playboy mansion in Holmby Hills, for $18 million. It had been listed since early March at $27,995,000.

David Lipman's Hollywood Hills home for sale at $2,195,000

July 29, 2009

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David Lipman's Hollywood Hills home for sale at $2,195,000

David Lipman likes to call the Hollywood Hills residence he recently listed at $2,195,000 "the house Shrek built."

Melissa Joan Hart sells Sherman Oaks home for almost $2.5 million

July 28, 2009

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Melissa Joan Hart sells Sherman Oaks home for almost $2.5 million

Actress Melissa Joan Hart has sold her Sherman Oaks home for close to $2.5 million.

Ex-Laker Kwame Brown lists Playa del Rey home

July 25, 2009

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Ex-Laker Kwame Brown lists Playa del Rey home

NBA player and former Laker Kwame Brown has listed his super-sized house in Playa del Rey at $2,975,000.

Barry Miller lists his Hollywood Hills home at $2,125,000.

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Barry Miller lists his Hollywood Hills home at $2,125,000.

Actor Barry Miller's wood, stone and glass retreat in the Hollywood Hills is for sale at $2,125,000.

Frankie Avalon sells his La Quinta golf course retreat

July 24, 2009

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Frankie Avalon sells his La Quinta golf course retreat

Singer and actor Frankie Avalon has sold his golf course retreat in La Quinta for $955,000.

Natasha Bedingfield buys Los Feliz home for $2.3 million

July 24, 2009

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Natasha Bedingfield buys Los Feliz home for $2.3 million

British pop singer-songwriter Natasha Bedingfield has purchased a home in the Los Feliz area for $2.3 million.

'Weeds' producer Jenji Kohan and her husband list Los Feliz home at $1,597,000

July 22, 2009

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'Weeds' producer Jenji Kohan and her husband list Los Feliz home at $1,597,000

"Weeds" writer and executive producer Jenji Kohan and her husband, Christopher Noxon, have listed their Spanish-style home in Los Feliz at $1,597,000.

Stevie Wonder home in Los Feliz sells for $2,407,000

July 21, 2009

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Stevie Wonder home in Los Feliz sells for $2,407,000

A Los Feliz home owned by singer-songwriter Stevie Wonder has sold for $2,407,000.

Harry Morton lists West Hollywood condo at $2,895,000

July 21, 2009

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Harry Morton lists West Hollywood condo at $2,895,000

Harry Morton, the owner of the Viper Room and founder of the Pink Taco restaurant chain, has put his West Hollywood condominium on the market at $2,895,000.

Dancer Cheryl Burke buys Hollywood Hills home for $1,295,000

July 18, 2009

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Dancer Cheryl Burke buys Hollywood Hills home for $1,295,000

Professional ballroom dancer Cheryl Burke of "Dancing With the Stars" has purchased a midcentury modern post-and-beam house in the Hollywood Hills for $1,295,000.

Esa-Pekka Salonen lists Brentwood home at $4.1 million

July 17, 2009

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Esa-Pekka Salonen lists Brentwood home at $4.1 million

The Brentwood home of Esa-Pekka Salonen, former music director of the L.A. Philharmonic, has come on the Multiple Listing Service at $4.1 million.

Pamela Bowen lists five-bedroom Bel-Air home at $5,495,000

July 16, 2009

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Pamela Bowen lists five-bedroom Bel-Air home at $5,495,000

Actress Pamela Bowen has listed her Bel-Air home at $5,495,000.

Melissa McCarthy and Ben Falcone sell Los Feliz Oaks home for $2,495,000

July 15, 2009

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Melissa McCarthy and Ben Falcone sell Los Feliz Oaks home for $2,495,000

Acting couple Melissa McCarthy and Ben Falcone have sold their home in the Los Feliz Oaks neighborhood for $2,495,000.

Cher's Malibu estate back on the market for $41 million

July 14, 2009

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Cher's Malibu estate back on the market for $41 million

Update: Now that the interiors are redone,Cher has put her ocean-view Malibu estate back on the market for $41 million.

Jason Kendall sells Manhattan Beach home for $5.45 million

July 13, 2009

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Jason Kendall sells Manhattan Beach home for $5.45 million

Update: Milwaukee Brewer Jason Kendall has sold a Manhattan Beach home for $5.45 million.

Former Laker puts Playa del Rey house on market

July 13, 2009

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Former Laker puts Playa del Rey house on market

NBA player and former Laker Kwame Brown has put his Playa del Rey house on the market at $2,975,000.

Los Feliz home of L.A. Police Chief William Bratton for sale for $1,875,000

July 11, 2009

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Los Feliz home of L.A. Police Chief William Bratton for sale for $1,875,000

The Los Feliz home of L.A. Police Chief William J. Bratton and his wife, Rikki Klieman, has come on the market at $1,875,000.

July 10, 2009

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Actor Michael Toland sells Los Feliz home for $2.5 million

Actor-composer-artist Michael Toland and his wife, Stephanie, have sold a 1921 Mediterranean in the Los Feliz area for $2.5 million.

Jesse McCartney lists Hollywood Hills home at $1,199,000

June 10, 2009

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Jesse McCartney lists Hollywood Hills home at $1,199,000

Singer-songwriter-actor Jesse McCartney has listed his Hollywood Hills home of two years at $1,199,000.

Dancer Cheryl Burke buys Hollywood Hills home for $1,295,000

July 10, 2009

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Dancer Cheryl Burke buys Hollywood Hills home for $1,295,000

Professional ballroom dancer Cheryl Burke of "Dancing With the Stars" has purchased a midcentury modern post-and-beam house in the Hollywood Hills for $1,295,000.

Chief Bratton lists his Los Feliz home at $1,875,000

July 9, 2009

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Chief Bratton lists his Los Feliz home at $1,875,000

The Los Feliz home of L.A. Police Chief William J. Bratton and his wife, Rikki Klieman, has come on the Multiple Listing Service at $1,875,000.

Gary David Goldberg sells Brentwood estate for $15.15 million

July 7, 2009

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Gary David Goldberg sells Brentwood estate for $15.15 million

Update: Two-time Emmy-winning producer and writer Gary David Goldberg has sold his Brentwood estate for $15.15 million.

David Ladd, Dey Young list home at $5,995,000

July 7, 2009

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David Ladd, Dey Young list home at $5,995,000

The Beverly Hills Post Office area home of producer David Ladd and his wife, actress Dey Young, is coming on the market at $5,995,000.

Dream Street's Jesse McCartney seeks more square feet

July 4, 2009

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Dream Street's Jesse McCartney seeks more square feet

With a Grammy-nominated song, three TV series and multiple albums, it would seem that Jesse McCartney has been living on Dream Street, the name of the boy band that launched him to stardom in the early 2000s. But the singer-songwriter-actor actually resides at a Hollywood Hills home he recently listed at $1,199,000.

Brynn Thayer, David Steinberg sell Pacific Palisades home for $2,995,000

July 3, 2009

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Brynn Thayer, David Steinberg sell Pacific Palisades home for $2,995,000

Actress Brynn Thayer and her husband, award-winning manager-writer-producer David Steinberg, have sold their longtime Pacific Palisades home for $2,995,000.

1924 Frank Lloyd Wright-designed Ennis House listed at $15 million

July 2, 2009

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1924 Frank Lloyd Wright-designed Ennis House listed at $15 million

The Frank Lloyd Wright-designed Ennis House in Los Feliz has landed on the Multiple Listing Service at $15 million.

Actor Morris Chestnut lists Hidden Hills estate at $4,495,000

July 2, 2009

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Actor Morris Chestnut lists Hidden Hills estate at $4,495,000

Actor Morris Chestnut has listed his tennis estate in Hidden Hills at $4,495,000, according to the Multiple Listing Service.

'Gossip Girl' producer Levy buys in Hollywood Hills area

June 30, 2009

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'Gossip Girl' producer Levy buys in Hollywood Hills area

"Gossip Girl" executive producer Bob Levy has purchased a Hollywood Hills-area home for $1,005,000.

Onetime home of Frederick Loewe is listed in Palm Springs for $5.95 million

June 29, 2009

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Onetime home of Frederick Loewe is listed in Palm Springs for $5.95 million

A Palm Springs home once owned by Oscar-winning composer Frederick Loewe is on the market at $5.95 million.

The cast needs more room

June 27, 2009

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The cast needs more room

Actor Charlie Sheen of "Two and a Half Men" and his wife, Brooke, have listed their 1927 Mediterranean in Los Feliz at $3,697,000.

Milwaukee Brewers outfielder Ryan J. Braun buys Malibu foreclosure

June 25, 2009

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Milwaukee Brewers outfielder Ryan J. Braun buys Malibu foreclosure

Milwaukee Brewers outfielder Ryan J. Braun has purchased a foreclosed home in Malibu for $4.85 million.

Dana Davis buys North Hollywood condo for $430,000

June 25, 2009

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Dana Davis buys North Hollywood condo for $430,000

Actress Dana Davis has purchased a contemporary condominium in North Hollywood for $430,000.

Charlie Sheen and Brooke Allen list their Los Feliz home at $3,697,000

June 22, 2009

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Charlie Sheen and Brooke Allen list their Los Feliz home at $3,697,000

Actor Charlie Sheen and his wife, Brooke Allen, have listed their 1927 Mediterranean in Los Feliz at $3,697,000.

Leona Lewis leases home in Hollywood Hills

June 20, 2009

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Leona Lewis leases home in Hollywood Hills

You might say the "Spirit" led her to L.A.

Rhino Records founder hopes Brentwood estate will be a hit

June 16, 2009

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Rhino Records founder hopes Brentwood estate will be a hit

Richard Foos, the former head of Rhino Records, and his wife, Shari, have put their Brentwood estate on the market at $19.9 million.

Michael Paul Chan closes deal on Sherman Oaks home

June 15, 2009

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Michael Paul Chan closes deal on Sherman Oaks home

Actor Michael Paul Chan of "The Closer" has purchased a midcentury modern in Sherman Oaks for $1.08 million.

Leonardo DiCaprio sells Malibu home that he had listed for $7,999,000

June 13, 2009

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Leonardo DiCaprio sells Malibu home that he had listed for $7,999,000

Actor Leonardo DiCaprio has sold a bluff-top contemporary in Malibu that had been listed at $7,999,000.

Leonardo DiCaprio sells Malibu home that was listed for $7,999,000

June 11, 2009

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Leonardo DiCaprio sells Malibu home that was listed for $7,999,000

Actor Leonardo DiCaprio has sold a bluff-top contemporary in Malibu that had been listed at $7,999,000.

Peter Seidler sells Los Feliz home for $4.6 million

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Peter Seidler sells Los Feliz home for $4.6 million

Peter Seidler, the grandson of former Dodger owner Walter Francis O'Malley, has sold his home in the Los Feliz Oaks area for $4.6 million, making it the highest-priced sale on record so far this year in Los Feliz.

Sandy Gallin lists Bel-Air estate at $32 million

June 8, 2009

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Sandy Gallin lists Bel-Air estate at $32 million

Former talent manager Sandy Gallin has put his 42nd residential project -- a more than 12,000-square-foot remodel and expansion in Bel-Air -- on the market at $32 million.

'Gossip Girl' producer Josh Schwartz and his wife sell Los Feliz home for $2.15 million

June 8, 2009

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'Gossip Girl' producer Josh Schwartz and his wife sell Los Feliz home for $2.15 million

Update: "Gossip Girl" co-creator and producer Josh Schwartz and his wife, Jill, have sold their 1928 Los Feliz home for $2.15 million.

Shannen Doherty lists her Malibu home at $4 million

June 6, 2009

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Shannen Doherty lists her Malibu home at $4 million

Actress Shannen Doherty ("Beverly Hills 90210") has put her Malibu 90265 home on the market at $4 million.

Britney Spears re-lists Beverly Hills Post Office-area home at $6,499,000

June 5, 2009

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Britney Spears re-lists Beverly Hills Post Office-area home at $6,499,000

Britney Spears' Beverly Hills Post Office-area villa is back on the market at $6,499,000, according to the Multiple Listing Service.

Warren Christopher's Beverly Hills-area home sells for $2.15 million

June 5, 2009

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Warren Christopher's Beverly Hills-area home sells for $2.15 million

Update: Former U.S. Secretary of State Warren Christopher has sold his Connecticut farmhouse-style home near Beverly Hills for $2.15 million, according to the Multiple Listing Service.

Flea lists bluff-top Malibu home at $13,676,000

June 3, 2009

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Flea lists bluff-top Malibu home at $13,676,000

Bass guitar player Michael Balzary, better known to fans as Flea of the Red Hot Chili Peppers, has listed his bluff-top Malibu home at $13,676,000.

David Niven Jr.'s Sunset Strip-area home for sale for $5.75 million

June 1, 2009

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David Niven Jr.'s Sunset Strip-area home for sale for $5.75 million

The Sunset Strip-area home of film and TV producer David Niven Jr. has come on the market at $5.75 million.

Connor Trinneer sells Franklin Village home for $1.1 million

June 1, 2009

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Connor Trinneer sells Franklin Village home for $1.1 million

Actor Connor Trinneer, the commander on the TV prequel " Star Trek: Enterprise," and his wife, Ariana, have sold their Franklin Village Craftsman for $1.1 million.

Actor Hank Azaria buys $10-million Bel-Air home

May 30, 2009

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Actor Hank Azaria buys $10-million Bel-Air home

It's a far cry from Springfield, but comedic actor and "The Simpsons" voice artist Hank Azaria recently purchased a home in Bel-Air for $10 million.

Jim Belushi leases out four-bedroom Brentwood house for $11,500 a month.

May 29, 2009

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Jim Belushi leases out four-bedroom Brentwood house for $11,500 a month.

Actor Jim Belushi has leased out a Brentwood house he owns for $11,500 a month.

Shannen Doherty lists Malibu home at $4 million

May 28, 2009

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Shannen Doherty lists Malibu home at $4 million

Actress Shannen Doherty has put her ocean-view Malibu residence on the market at $4 million.

Mike Croel, former NFL linebacker, sells Sunset Strip-area home

May 27, 2009

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Mike Croel, former NFL linebacker, sells Sunset Strip-area home

Former NFL and XFL linebacker Mike Croel and his wife, Cassaundra, have sold their Sunset Strip-area home for $1,912,000.

Hockey player Tom Preissing lists Manhattan Beach home

May 27, 2009

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Hockey player Tom Preissing lists Manhattan Beach home

L.A. Kings defenseman Tom Preissing has listed his Manhattan Beach town house for $2.15 million.

Hank Azaria buys home in Bel-Air for $10 million

May 26, 2009

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Hank Azaria buys home in Bel-Air for $10 million

For the record: This version corrects the list of characters played by Hank Azaria on "The Simpsons."

Oakland Raider Jeff Garcia sells Manhattan Beach home for $2.5 million

May 26, 2009

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Oakland Raider Jeff Garcia sells Manhattan Beach home for $2.5 million

Oakland Raiders quarterback Jeff Garcia and his Playboy model wife, Carmella, have sold their Manhattan Beach home for $2.5 million.

Actor Tom Lennon and wife Jenny Robertson buy Hancock Park-area house for $2,175,000

May 23, 2009

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Actor Tom Lennon and wife Jenny Robertson buy Hancock Park-area house for $2,175,000

You could call it a shorts sale.

Former Carole Lombard-William Powell home listed at $1,395,000

May 22, 2009

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Former Carole Lombard-William Powell home listed at $1,395,000

A Spanish villa that silver-screen stars Carole Lombard and William Powell once called home has come on the market at $1,395,000 in L.A.'s Whitley Heights neighborhood.

Writer-director Aaron Seltzer lists home at $2,949,000

May 22, 2009

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Writer-director Aaron Seltzer lists home at $2,949,000

Writer-director-producer Aaron Seltzer has listed his Studio City home at $2,949,000.

J. Randy Taraborrelli's Hollywood Hills compound sells for $3.1 million

May 20, 2009

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J. Randy Taraborrelli's Hollywood Hills compound sells for $3.1 million

The Hollywood Hills compound of biographer J. Randy Taraborrelli has sold for $3.1 million.

Renovated Castillo del Lago is listed for $14.95 million

May 20, 2009

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Renovated Castillo del Lago is listed for $14.95 million

Castillo del Lago, the Hollywood-inspired refuge of filmmaker and prolific commercial director Joe Pytka, is a one-of-a-kind house that over the years has become part of the local folklore.

'Run's House' sisters lease Beverly Hills Post Office-area home for $10,000 a month

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'Run's House' sisters lease Beverly Hills Post Office-area home for $10,000 a month

Reality television actresses Vanessa and Angela Simmons have leased a Beverly Hills Post Office-area house for about $10,000 a month.

'Laguna Beach's' Kristin Cavallari lists in, well, Laguna Beach

May 16, 2009

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'Laguna Beach's' Kristin Cavallari lists in, well, Laguna Beach

In the real Orange County, not everyone ends up living in their custom-built home.

Singer Leona Lewis leases Hollywood Hills house for nearly $9,000 a month.

May 15, 2009

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Singer Leona Lewis leases Hollywood Hills house for nearly $9,000 a month.

British singer Leona Lewis has leased a furnished Hollywood Hills contemporary that was listed for close to $9,000 a month.

Cathleen Gallagher's Pacific Palisades home is on the market for $4.25 million

May 13, 2009

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Cathleen Gallagher's Pacific Palisades home is on the market for $4.25 million

Cover girl turned custom home builder Cathleen Gallagher has listed her Pacific Palisades residence for $4.25 million.

Doug 'SA' Martinez sells Los Feliz home for $1.64 million

May 12, 2009

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Doug 'SA' Martinez sells Los Feliz home for $1.64 million

Update: Doug "SA" Martinez, a singer and DJ for the alt rock bank 311, has sold his Los Feliz house for $1.64 million.

E.G. Daily lists Hollywood Hills-area home at $2,499,999

May 11, 2009

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E.G. Daily lists Hollywood Hills-area home at $2,499,999

Singer-songwriter, voice-over artist and actress E.G. Daily has listed a Hollywood Hills-area house for sale at $2,499,999.

Khandi Alexander's home sells for $2.75 million

May 11, 2009

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Khandi Alexander's home sells for $2.75 million

Update: Actress Khandi Alexander of "CSI: Miami" has sold her Sunset Strip-area home for $2.75 million after it spent about six months on the market.

Byron Allen sells Hollywood Hills house for $6.25 million

May 9, 2009

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Byron Allen sells Hollywood Hills house for $6.25 million

Perhaps Sunday he'll stick to flowers and chocolate.

James Van Der Beek's home for sale for $2,445,000

May 8, 2009

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James Van Der Beek's home for sale for $2,445,000

Actor James Van Der Beek, of "Dawson's Creek" fame, has listed his Studio City view home at $2,445,000.

Lenny Dykstra's Thousand Oaks home may be heading toward foreclosure

May 7, 2009

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Lenny Dykstra's Thousand Oaks home may be heading toward foreclosure

The Thousand Oaks estate of former New York Mets and Philadelphia Phillies outfielder Lenny Dykstra has been showing up on the Multiple Listing Service's pre-foreclosure activity report for the last several weeks. The Zillow.com blog posted an item on it in mid-April.

Hollywood lawyer Peter Nelson hopes to sell or lease Bel-Air estate

May 7, 2009

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Hollywood lawyer Peter Nelson hopes to sell or lease Bel-Air estate

Hollywood deal-making lawyer Peter Nelson has listed his Bel-Air estate for sale at $5,995,000 or for lease at $14,000 a month.

Jewel Kilcher and Ty Murray sell Hollywood Hills house for $1.4 million

May 7, 2009

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Jewel Kilcher and Ty Murray sell Hollywood Hills house for $1.4 million

Update: Singer-songwriter JewelKilcher and her husband, rodeo champion Ty Murray, have sold their Hollywood Hills house for $1.4 million.

'American Idol's' Rudy Cardenas buys $325,000 home in Van Nuys

May 4, 2009

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'American Idol's' Rudy Cardenas buys $325,000 home in Van Nuys

Is there life after "American Idol"? For Rudy Cardenas, a Season 6 contestant, there is home buying, anyway.

Carson Palmer sells Laguna Beach home for $2,365,000

May 4, 2009

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Carson Palmer sells Laguna Beach home for $2,365,000

Update: The NFL's Carson Palmer has sold his Laguna Beach home for $2,365,000.

Brian Grazer sells to Ben Affleck, Jennifer Garner

May 2, 2009

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Brian Grazer sells to Ben Affleck, Jennifer Garner

Acting couple Ben Affleck and Jennifer Garner are the latest owners of a California ranch house in the Pacific Palisades that has been capturing the imagination of A-listers since Gregory Peck bought it in 1947. The pair recently purchased the nearly 8,800-square-foot home from producer Brian Grazer for $17.55 million, according to public records.

'Sand and Fog' home in Malibu for sale for $1,999,000

May 1, 2009

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'Sand and Fog' home in Malibu for sale for $1,999,000

The tidy house staged as the subject property in the movie "House of Sand and Fog" has come on the market at $1,999,000.

Ben Affleck and Jennifer Garner buy home in Pacific Palisades

May 1, 2009

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Ben Affleck and Jennifer Garner buy home in Pacific Palisades

Acting couple Ben Affleck and Jennifer Garner are the latest owners of a California ranch house in the Pacific Palisades that has been capturing the imagination of A-listers since Gregory Peck bought it in 1947. The pair recently purchased the nearly 8,800-square-foot home from producer Brian Grazer for $17.55 million, according to public records.

'Jeffersons' producer David Lee lists Dinah Shore Palm Springs estate at $5,995,000

May 1, 2009

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'Jeffersons' producer David Lee lists Dinah Shore Palm Springs estate at $5,995,000

The Palm Springs house of sitcom writer-director-producer David Lee has come on the market at $5,995,000 in the Old Las Palmas neighborhood.

Dylan McDermott's Brentwood home for sale for $6.9 million

April 29, 2009

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Dylan McDermott's Brentwood home for sale for $6.9 million

One of the first houses built in Brentwood, a 1920 Spanish-style hacienda, has come back on the market at $6.9 million.

Golden Brooks' Hollywood Hills home for sale for $1,999,000

April 25, 2009

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Golden Brooks' Hollywood Hills home for sale for $1,999,000

Golden Brooks who plays secretary-turned-acclaimed-author Maya Wilkes on the CW's "Girlfriends," has applied some of that same sass and splash to the house she has listed at $1,999,000.

Nicole Murphy's Calabasas house is on the market again at $8,495,000

April 23, 2009

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Nicole Murphy's Calabasas house is on the market again at $8,495,000

Perhaps the third time's a charm?

April 22, 2009

HOT PROPERTY

Priciest property in California in '09 sold: Beverly Hills home for $31.5 million

The high-water mark for California home sales so far in 2009 has been set with the sale of a Beverly Hills mansion for $31.5 million.

Josh Schwartz's Los Feliz home for sale for $2,395,000

April 22, 2009

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Josh Schwartz's Los Feliz home for sale for $2,395,000

A Los Feliz classic has come on the market at $2,395,000. The 1928 Spanish-style home of "Gossip Girl" producer Josh Schwartz and his wife, Jill, has original detailing, stained-glass windows and wrought-iron chandeliers.

Byron Allen sells Hollywood Hills home for $6.25 million

April 20, 2009

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Byron Allen sells Hollywood Hills home for $6.25 million

Comedian and talk-show host Byron Allen has sold a midcentury modern he owned in the "bird streets" area of the Hollywood Hills for $6.25 million -- after more than two years on the market.

Justin Berfield of 'Malcolm in the Middle' lists Calabasas home for sale

April 18, 2009

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Justin Berfield of 'Malcolm in the Middle' lists Calabasas home for sale

The name Justin Berfield may still conjure up the image of the bad-boy brother from "Malcolm in the Middle," but when it comes to buying and selling houses, the 23-year-old is decidedly an adult.

April 16, 2009

HOT PROPERTY

Michelle Johnson sells Sunset Strip-area home for $4.1 million

Update: "Blame It on Rio" actress Michelle Johnson has sold her Sunset Strip-area home for $4.1 million.

Lenny Krayzelburg relists Sunset Strip home at $3,995,000

April 13, 2009

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Lenny Krayzelburg relists Sunset Strip home at $3,995,000

Update: Olympicbackstroker Lenny Krayzelburg stayed in his lane when setting world time records, but he seemed to go a bit off course when it came to the timing and pricing of his home.

April 13, 2009

Hot Property

Naseeb M. Saliba's former home in Encino for sale for $3.2 million

The Encino home of the late construction giant Naseeb M. Saliba, who partnered with Albert G. Tutor in the early '70s to form Tutor-Saliba Corp., has come on the market at $3.2 million.

Scary Spice Melanie Brown's home sells for above list price

April 11, 2009

HOT PROPERTY

Scary Spice Melanie Brown's home sells for above list price

Who can keep track of those Spice Girls and their real estate doings?

Ingo Rademacher's Venice home for sale for $2,599,000

April 3, 2009

Hot Property

Ingo Rademacher's Venice home for sale for $2,599,000

Ingo Rademacher, who since 1996 has been the hunkiest reason to watch "General Hospital," unfortunately doesn't come with the property in Venice he is trying to sell for $2,599,000.

Maura Tierney sells Hancock Park-area house for $2,175,000

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Maura Tierney sells Hancock Park-area house for $2,175,000

Update: For actress Maura Tierney, it's a double wrap of sorts. Her decade-long stint has ended on the now defunct TV hit "ER", and she has sold her Hancock Park-area house for $2,175,000, according the Multiple Listing Service. The 3,051-square-foot Craftsman had been listed at $2,195,000 since late February.

April 9, 2009

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David Litt sells his Hollywood Hills house for $1.95 million

Update: Writer David Litt ("The King of Queens") may be able to work the trials of remodeling and home selling into his sitcoms now. Litt has sold his Hollywood Hills house for $1.95 million after less than two months on the market.

April 8, 2009

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'Laguna Beach's' Kristin Cavallari lists home at $13.95 million

In the real Orange County, not everyone ends up living in their custom-built home.

Scary Spice, a.k.a. Melanie Brown, sells her Hollywood Hills home

April 7, 2009

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Scary Spice, a.k.a. Melanie Brown, sells her Hollywood Hills home

Update: Scary Spice, a.k.a. Melanie Brown, has sold her Hollywood Hills home for $3.14 million after only seven days on the market, according to the Multiple Listing Service.

Diane Keaton's Beverly Hills home for sale for $11,995,000

April 4, 2009

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Diane Keaton's Beverly Hills home for sale for $11,995,000

Hollywood's queen of home restoration, Diane Keaton, has listed a Beverly Hills Spanish Colonial Revival at $11,995,000.

Kitty Bartholomew's Santa Monica home for sale for $2,195,000

April 3, 2009

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Kitty Bartholomew's Santa Monica home for sale for $2,195,000

Before there was a Martha Stewart, there was a Kitty Bartholomew. Now the woman who taught us to decorate our homes has listed her own Santa Monica house for $2,195,000.

Travelscape's Tim Poster lists Laguna Beach home at $6.9 million

April 2, 2009

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Travelscape's Tim Poster lists Laguna Beach home at $6.9 million

Tim Poster, one of the pioneers of the online travel industry and one of Las Vegas' gaming leaders, has listed his Laguna Beach home at $6.9 million.

Debi Derryberry lists Toluca Lake home at $2.5 million

March 30, 2009

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Debi Derryberry lists Toluca Lake home at $2.5 million

Jimmy Neutron may invent rocket ships and periodically save the world from impending doom, but will that be enough to sell a house in this market? The woman who voices the popular Nickelodeon cartoon character, Debi Derryberry, has listed her Toluca Lake home at $2.5 million.

Hugh Hefner's home next to Playboy mansion for sale for $27,995,000

March 28, 2009

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Hugh Hefner's home next to Playboy mansion for sale for $27,995,000

OK, no more proverbial pressing your nose up against the gates hoping to catch a glimpse of what goes on at the Playboy mansion. Now you can live right next door and spy from the comforts of your own home.

Scary Spice lists her Hollywood Hills home for $2,999,999

March 26, 2009

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Scary Spice lists her Hollywood Hills home for $2,999,999

Who can keep track of those Spice Girls and their real estate doings?

Plastic surgeon Robert Rey lists Beverly Hills home at $5,295,000

March 25, 2009

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Plastic surgeon Robert Rey lists Beverly Hills home at $5,295,000

If you like "Nip/Tuck," you probably love "Dr. 90210."

Patrick Dempsey lists his Bel-Air home

March 21, 2009

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Patrick Dempsey lists his Bel-Air home

Dr. McDreamy has listed his Bel-Air home at $3,595,000.

March 20, 2009

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James Arthur Ray buys Beverly Hills home of Rodney Peete

Update: Bestselling author James Arthur Ray just bought the Beverly Hills home of former football star Rodney Peete and his actress wife, Holly Robinson Peete. The home had been listed at $4.25 million and sold for $4 million.

March 19, 2009

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Actress Sandra Vidal's Hollywood Hills home for sale for $2.85 million

Sofia Alonso, a successful Latina model who had dated Tony, came to be his closest confidant during the challenges in his life. But would their romance be rekindled? Faithful "The Bold and the Beautiful" soap fans no doubt recognize the plot line.

'The View's' Bill Geddie lists Brentwood home for $3,995,000

March 19, 2009

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'The View's' Bill Geddie lists Brentwood home for $3,995,000

When it comes morning chat fests, little on TV beats " The View." Bill Geddie, who is the executive producer of the ABC Emmy-winning talk show, has listed his Brentwood home at $3,995,000.

March 17, 2009

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Dexter Scott King sells Malibu home for $1.99 million

Dexter Scott King, the second son of slain civil rights leader the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr., just sold an ocean-view Malibu house for $1.99 million. It had been listed at $2,595,000.

Broadway's Jason Robert Brown and Georgia Stitt buy Silver Lake home

March 17, 2009

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Broadway's Jason Robert Brown and Georgia Stitt buy Silver Lake home

A couple of Broadway hits just opened near Silver Lake.

Justin Berfield's Calabasas home for sale for $3,995,000

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Justin Berfield's Calabasas home for sale for $3,995,000

Some child actors just never grow up in the public's mind. Well, people, it's time to give Justin Berfield his due. Given all the bucks the 23-year-old throws around buying and selling houses, certainly he deserves the status of full-on grown-up -- even after playing the bad boy brother in "Malcolm in the Middle" for six years.

Kevin Dunn lowers price of his Sierra Madre house to $1,075,000

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Kevin Dunn lowers price of his Sierra Madre house to $1,075,000

Howard Newly, the character actor Kevin Dunn plays on ABC's " Samantha Who?," is a man of few words, unless it's about chickens, and then he has plenty to say. Now Dunn has dropped the price of his Sierra Madre house from $1,148,000 to $1,075,000 -- not exactly chicken feed.

Sally Field's Malibu home for sale for $6.95 million

March 14, 2009

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Sally Field's Malibu home for sale for $6.95 million

It was amply established in her 1985 Oscar acceptance speech that we really, really like Sally Field. Now it's just a matter of finding someone who would really, really like to buy the Malibu house she just listed at $6.95 million.

Robert Loggia puts his Bel-Air home up for sale

March 13, 2009

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Robert Loggia puts his Bel-Air home up for sale

Character actor Robert Loggia, who often plays mobsters, has listed his longtime Bel-Air home at $3.65 million. The sunny half-acre backyard with its pool set in total privacy would surely work for a "meet."

Diane Keaton puts out another 'for sale' sign

March 12, 2009

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Diane Keaton puts out another 'for sale' sign

If Hollywood crowned a queen of home restoration, the honor would likely be bestowed on Diane Keaton, who has bought and refurbished several Los Angeles-area homes.

Chef Mark Peel sells Windsor Square home for $3.25 million

March 12, 2009

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Chef Mark Peel sells Windsor Square home for $3.25 million

Update: Campanile Restaurant owner and chef Mark Peel has sold his Windsor Square house for $3.25 million, according to the Multiple Listing Service. It was most recently listed at $3,299,000.

Hugh Hefner's home next to Playboy mansion for sale for $27,995,000

March 11, 2009

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Hugh Hefner's home next to Playboy mansion for sale for $27,995,000

OK, no more proverbial pressing your nose up against the gates hoping to catch a glimpse of what goes on at the Playboy mansion. Now, you can live right next door and spy much more effectively from the comforts of your own home.

Sally Field's Malibu home for sale for $6.95 million

March 11, 2009

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Sally Field's Malibu home for sale for $6.95 million

It was amply established in her 1985 Oscar acceptance speech that we really, really like Sally Field. Now it's just a matter of finding someone who would really, really like to buy the Malibu house she just listed at $6.95 million.

Patrick Dempsey lists Bel-Air home at $3,595,000

March 10, 2009

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Patrick Dempsey lists Bel-Air home at $3,595,000

Dr. McDreamy has listed his Bel-Air home at $3,595,000.

Golden Brooks lists Hollywood Hills home for $1,799,900

March 9, 2009

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Golden Brooks lists Hollywood Hills home for $1,799,900

A good chunk of the success of the CW's "Girlfriends" goes to Golden Brooks' portrayal of Maya Wilkes, the sassy secretary who gradually lost her ghetto and morphed into an acclaimed author. Now it's time for Brooks to apply the sass and splash to the house she just listed at $1,799,900. It is also available for lease at $8,950 a month.

March 9, 2009

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Keith Gonzales lists Windsor Square home at $4,399,000

Keith Gonzales is the editor of the Players Directory -- the industry's oldest and best-known casting guide. The real estate agent with whom he just listed his Windsor Square home rescues dogs -- "re-homes" them, if you will. (You can see where this is headed, can't you?) Yes, she will include a free pup to anyone qualified (for dog ownership as well as the mortgage) to buy his 1924 Mediterranean.

'Eli Stone's' Natasha Henstridge is selling in Sherman Oaks

March 7, 2009

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'Eli Stone's' Natasha Henstridge is selling in Sherman Oaks

Natasha Henstridge is one of those actresses who, when she enters a room, becomes its center. Call it presence, perhaps. It would seem that her Sherman Oaks traditional, now on the market for $1.75 million, has some of the same quality.

Reginald Hudlin lists Beverly Hills home at $4,995,000

March 5, 2009

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Reginald Hudlin lists Beverly Hills home at $4,995,000

Reginald Hudlin, a pioneer of the modern black film movement, has listed his Beverly Hills home for sale at $4,995,000.

Kerr Smith's Encino home for sale for $1,479,007

March 3, 2009

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Kerr Smith's Encino home for sale for $1,479,007

Whatever happened to Jack McPhee? Oh, right, he wasn't real. Kerr Smith, the actor who played the gay teenager on "Dawson's Creek" for about half a dozen years, has listed his Encino home at $1,479,007. Who knows? Maybe it's his lucky number.

March 5, 2009

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Norm Zada's Beverly Park home for sale for $24.5 million

Norm Zada, publisher of Perfect 10 magazine, understands the concept of drooling over beautiful objects. No, not the magazine -- his house in Beverly Park, which just came on the market at $24.5 million.

March 3, 2009

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Tawny Kitaen's Newport Beach home is for sale

Tawny Kitaen, who costarred with Tom Hanks in "Bachelor Party," has listed her Newport Beach home at $3.45 million.

Marin Hinkle buys Cheviot Hills home for $1.74 million

March 4, 2009

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Marin Hinkle buys Cheviot Hills home for $1.74 million

Veteran TV actress Marin Hinkle, who plays the ex-wife of Alan Harper (Jon Cryer) on the CBS comedy " Two and a Half Men," has bought a house in Cheviot Hills for $1.74 million.

March 2, 2009

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Hedi Slimane buys Beverly Hills home for $4.1 million

Designer-turned-photographer Hedi Slimane, who was once credited with shaping the way rock 'n' roll looks (right down to Mick Jagger's skintight blue metallic jeans), just spent $4.1 million on a Beverly Hills home.

Rubén Blades lists Windsor Square home for sale at $2.65 million

March 2, 2009

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Rubén Blades lists Windsor Square home for sale at $2.65 million

Rubén Blades -- Grammy-award-winning singer, actor, politician, lawyer and tourism minister of Panama -- just added one more cap: that of home-seller wannabe.

Ashton Kutcher selling former Beverly Hills bachelor pad

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Ashton Kutcher selling former Beverly Hills bachelor pad

For just a twitter of a moment, it appeared that actor Ashton Kutcher was selling his Beverly Hills residence after a very public Internet tirade earlier this month over the construction going on next door. Nuh-uh. The house he is selling, which is, in fact, now in escrow, is where Kutcher used to live before he married actress Demi Moore in 2005. It is also in Beverly Hills, which added to the confusion. Listing price: $3.7 million.

Natasha Henstridge lists Sherman Oaks house for $1.75 million

February 27, 2009

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Natasha Henstridge lists Sherman Oaks house for $1.75 million

Natasha Henstridge is one of those actresses who, when she enters a room, becomes its center. Call it presence, perhaps. It would seem that her Sherman Oaks traditional, now on the market for $1.75 million, has some of the same quality.

TLC's Kirsten Kemp Becker lists Montecito estate for $5,195,000

February 26, 2009

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TLC's Kirsten Kemp Becker lists Montecito estate for $5,195,000

The host of TLC's series "Hope for Your Home" and "Property Ladder" should know from whence she speaks. Kirsten Kemp Becker, TV real estate show host and a real estate developer in her own right, has listed her Montecito estate at $5,195,000.

Gary David Goldberg lists Brentwood home at $19,995,000

February 25, 2009

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Gary David Goldberg lists Brentwood home at $19,995,000

Remember when the credits rolled and dogs across America heard the command, "Sit, Ubu, Sit." Did you ever wonder: Who exactly is this Ubu? Turns out that Ubu was the black Labrador companion-muse of Gary David Goldberg, the prolific Emmy award-winning writer and creator of iconic TV shows such as "Family Ties" and "Spin City." Goldberg has listed his Brentwood home at $19,995,000.

February 25, 2009

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Mams Taylor lists Beverly Hills home at $9,995,000

London rapper and mixed martial arts fighter Mams Taylor has listed his Beverly Hills home for sale at $9,995,000.

Alan Thicke's Toluca Lake home for lease at $15,000 a month

February 24, 2009

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Alan Thicke's Toluca Lake home for lease at $15,000 a month

The Toluca Lake home of actor Alan Thicke is for lease at $15,000 a month. Thicke is best known for playing Jason Seaver, the patriarch on the ABC hit TV show "Growing Pains" from 1985 to 1992.

February 24, 2009

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Brian Bosworth lists Malibu home at $8,995,000

Tough guy Brian "The Boz" Bosworth -- the former NFL Seattle Seahawks linebacker turned action star -- has listed his Malibu home for $8,995,000.

Laurie Frank lists Hollywood Hills home at $1,495,000

February 24, 2009

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Laurie Frank lists Hollywood Hills home at $1,495,000

Got a thing for the unusual?

Maura Tierney's Hancock Park-area home is for sale for $2,195,000

February 23, 2009

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Maura Tierney's Hancock Park-area home is for sale for $2,195,000

There are actors who, after playing the same character for so long, simply become that character in the public's mind. After 190 episodes of being "ER's" Abby Lockhart -- first nurse, then doctor -- actress Maura Tierney is putting down her stethoscope and picking up her moving boxes: She has listed her Hancock Park-area home for sale at $2,195,000.

February 23, 2009

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La Belle Vie is on the market for $53 million

This is a love story, real-estate style. La Belle Vie, the famous Bel-Air residence, was built for Iris Cantor by her husband, Bernie -- that's B. Gerald Cantor, founder of the global securities firm Cantor Fitzgerald. The house -- more a palace than a house -- took almost six years to build, with minute attention paid to even the smallest detail.

Courtney Love leases home

February 21, 2009

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Courtney Love leases home

Rocker Courtney Love -- who once declared that she wasn't a woman but a force of nature and got little argument -- has rented a sprawling Mediterranean in the Hollywood Hills for about $20,000 a month.

Mohamed Hadid lists Bel-Air home at $85 million

February 21, 2009

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Mohamed Hadid lists Bel-Air home at $85 million

Hey, brother, can you spare $85 million? Mohamed Hadid, known for developing Ritz-Carlton hotels and building high-end homes with an Old World flair, has listed his own such residence in Bel-Air for sale at that dizzying price. It is not the most expensive listing in Los Angeles on the market right now, but its "wow factor" certainly runs high.

February 19, 2009

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Paramount exec Randy Spendlove lists Beverly Hills home at $4,395,000

Music executive Randy Spendlove and his wife, model Alecia Guzman, have listed their Beverly Hills home at $4,395,000.

February 19, 2009

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Rodney Peete's Beverly Hills home for sale for $4.25 million

Former USC and NFL quarterback Rodney Peete knows a thing or two about completions. Now the question is: Can he complete a real estate sale?

Blackie Lawless of W.A.S.P. lists Malibu home for $1,749,000

February 18, 2009

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Blackie Lawless of W.A.S.P. lists Malibu home for $1,749,000

Blackie Lawless, the heavy-metal singer and rhythm guitarist for W.A.S.P., has listed his Malibu home at $1,749,000.

Actor George Newbern lists Cheviot Hills home at $2,095,000

February 18, 2009

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Actor George Newbern lists Cheviot Hills home at $2,095,000

When the voice of Superman speaks, I know I listen. George Newbern, who voiced the Man of Steel in the animated TV adventures "Static Shock," "Justice League," "Justice League Unlimited" and "The Batman," has listed his Cheviot Hills Cape Cod at $2,095,000.

February 18, 2009

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Ines Misan lists Malibu house at $1,995,000

Although not quite from Russia with love, Latvian model Ines Misan has listed her Malibu house for sale at $1,995,000 -- her Latvian garden included.

February 18, 2009

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Anyes Van Volkenburgh's Malibu house for sale for $2,895,000

Has your dog or cat been trying to tell you something lately? Could be that the message is: "Buy this house."

Brett Gurewitz lists Hollywood Hills home at $2,795,000

February 17, 2009

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Brett Gurewitz lists Hollywood Hills home at $2,795,000

Epitaph Records owner and Bad Religion guitarist Brett Gurewitz has listed his Hollywood Hills home for sale at $2,795,000.

Screenwriter Stephen Gaghan lists Pacific Palisades home at $1,895,000

February 17, 2009

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Screenwriter Stephen Gaghan lists Pacific Palisades home at $1,895,000

Oscar-winning screenwriter Stephen Gaghan has listed his home in the Pacific Palisades at $1,895,000.

Randolph Duke lists Hollywood Hills home at $7.85 million

February 14, 2009

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Randolph Duke lists Hollywood Hills home at $7.85 million

Designer Randolph Duke has dressed so many Hollywood starlets that he actually alphabetizes them on his website, presumably to avoid showing favoritism. And while we have no way of knowing whether his designs are lucky charms come awards season, the fact is that Angelina Jolie, Hilary Swank and Marcia Gay Harden all rose to the podium in Duke's designs.

Lauren Conrad's Hollywood Hills home for lease for $11,000 monthly

February 12, 2009

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Lauren Conrad's Hollywood Hills home for lease for $11,000 monthly

While we are all waiting for the stimulus package to kick in and for Americans to find where they left their entrepreneurial spirits, perhaps all eyes should be on Lauren Conrad, or L.C., as she apparently no longer likes to be called.

February 12, 2009

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Mark Romanek's Hollywood Hills home for sale for $3,995,000

How many music video directors can say their work is part of a permanent museum collection? Mark Romanek's music videos have won three Grammys, about two dozen MTV awards and a place of honor in the Museum of Modern Art in New York City.

February 12, 2009

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Lee Nelson's Brentwood home for sale for $9.95 million

Movie and commercial producer Lee Nelson is selling a house that somehow missed its freeway exit: It belongs in Montecito, which is not to say there is anything shabby about Brentwood's Sullivan Canyon -- a place where Steven Spielberg and Robert Wagner also hang their hats.

'Entourage' condo in Hollywood Hills is up for rent at $6,950 a month

February 11, 2009

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'Entourage' condo in Hollywood Hills is up for rent at $6,950 a month

Say what you will about " Entourage's" handsome lead character, the fictional Vinnie Chase. As for us, older bro Johnny Drama, played by Kevin Dillon, is the scene stealer. (Perhaps you've seen him on "Viking Quest?")

Courtney Love rents in Hollywood Hills for $20,000 a month

February 11, 2009

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Courtney Love rents in Hollywood Hills for $20,000 a month

Rocker Courtney Love -- who once declared that she wasn't a woman but rather a force of nature and got little argument -- has rented a sprawling Mediterranean in the Hollywood Hills for about $20,000 a month.

February 10, 2009

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Suzanne Somers' son lists Brentwood manse

Bruce Somers Jr. -- the son of the age-defying, menopause-stomping, fitness and self-help guru Suzanne Somers -- has listed his Brentwood home for $3,295,000.

February 9, 2009

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David Litt's Hollywood Hills home for sale for $2,025,000

What was it that made America fall in love with a package delivery guy and his family, crazy father-in-law and dopey friends? Perhaps it was David Litt, from whose mind and typewriter came the sitcom "The King of Queens."

Ashton Kutcher lists Beverly Hills bachelor pad for $3.7 million

February 9, 2009

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Ashton Kutcher lists Beverly Hills bachelor pad for $3.7 million

For just a twitter of a moment, it appeared that Ashton Kutcher was selling his Beverly Hills residence after a very public Internet tirade earlier this month over the construction going on next door. Nuh-uh. The house he is selling, which is in fact now in escrow, is where Kutcher used to live before marrying actress Demi Moore in 2005. It is also in Beverly Hills, which added to the confusion. Listing price: $3.7 million.

February 9, 2009

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Michelle Johnson lists her Hollywood Hills contemporary at $5.85 million

"Blame It on Rio" actress Michelle Johnson has listed her Hollywood Hills home at $5.85 million.

Latin singer Jenni Rivera buys Encino home for $3.3 million

February 7, 2009

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Latin singer Jenni Rivera buys Encino home for $3.3 million

When Latin music superstar Jenni Rivera moves, she moves fast. Rivera recently closed escrow in seven days on an Encino home she bought for $3.3 million.

Actor-producer Grant Heslov lists Sherman Oaks home at $3,495,000

February 6, 2009

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Actor-producer Grant Heslov lists Sherman Oaks home at $3,495,000

Grant Heslov is one of those people who makes having a Hollywood career look easy. Everything he touches turns to gold. Now the actor-writer-producer-director and George Clooney business partner hopes to bring his Midas touch to the Sherman Oaks house he wants to sell for $3,495,000.

Matt Sorum's Hollywood Hills-area home for sale for $2,975,000

February 6, 2009

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Matt Sorum's Hollywood Hills-area home for sale for $2,975,000

Matt Sorum has joined the drumbeat of hopeful home sellers. The hard-rock percussionist and former drummer for Guns N' Roses has listed his Hollywood Hills West-area home at $2,975,000.

February 4, 2009

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Geoffrey Blake's Venice home for sale for $1,999,000

Every TV actor at some point has probably appeared in some version of " Star Trek." For Geoffrey Blake, his moment in Trekville came as Arjin ("Deep Space Nine," 1994).

Former Marlon Brando home in Sherman Oaks for sale for $2.8 million

February 4, 2009

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Former Marlon Brando home in Sherman Oaks for sale for $2.8 million

I've been waiting an entire journalism career to write this next sentence: Marlon Brando slept here.

February 3, 2009

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Jonathan Axelrod's Sunset Strip-area home for sale for $2,999,000

Prolific TV producer Jonathan Axelrod has listed his Sunset Strip-area home at $2,999,000.

Vondie Curtis-Hall drops price of Hollywood Hills house to $2,295,000

January 31, 2009

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Vondie Curtis-Hall drops price of Hollywood Hills house to $2,295,000

You've seen his face all over TV for years, now won't you please go see the man's house? Actor Vondie Curtis-Hall and his wife, Kasi Lemmons, just dropped the price on their Hollywood Hills home by 21% -- from $2,899,000 to $2,295,000.

January 30, 2009

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Mystery Bookstore owners list Holmby Hills home at $5.9 million

Who doesn't love to curl up in front of the fireplace with a good mystery? Perhaps the sellers of this Holmby Hills home will toss in a few books with the house they listed at $5.9 million; they own the Mystery Bookstore in Westwood.

January 30, 2009

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Hot Property: Michael Beaudry's Beverly Hills home listed at $13.5 million

A downright gem of a house was just listed at $13.5 million in Beverly Hills. The owner is Michael Beaudry, the jeweler to the stars.

Former Adam Duritz home in Beverly Hills Post Office area is listed at $8.25 million

January 29, 2009

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Former Adam Duritz home in Beverly Hills Post Office area is listed at $8.25 million

A Beverly Hills Post Office-area home formerly owned by Adam Duritz, the dreadlocked front man for the Counting Crows, has been listed for sale at $8.25 million.

John McAfee cuts price of Hawaiian home

January 29, 2009

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John McAfee cuts price of Hawaiian home

There may be just one man whose name flashes across your computer screen more than President Obama's and that's John McAfee's -- whose anti-virus software is probably protecting the very machine you are reading this on.

January 28, 2009

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Designer Yael Aflalo lists Hollywood Hills home at $3,995,000

L.A. has gone ga-ga over Ya-Ya, and now the designer who created the sportswear line hopes to sell her Hollywood Hills home, just listed at $3,995,000.

For Beck, Malibu's not where it's at

January 24, 2009

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For Beck, Malibu's not where it's at

Perpetually touring performer Beck has lowered the price on his Malibu beach house a smidgen to pique interest. Old price: $2,399,000. New price: $2,345,000. Hey, we did say a smidgen. It's his second home, and his schedule hasn't allowed much use of it.

Daniel Powter's home is listed at $2,295,000

January 24, 2009

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Daniel Powter's home is listed at $2,295,000

Daniel Powter, who sang his No. 1 hit, "Bad Day," live on the penultimate show of "American Idol" in 2006, has listed his Brentwood-area house at $2,295,000.

Deborah Pratt lists Holmby Hills-area home at $3,895,000

January 21, 2009

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Deborah Pratt lists Holmby Hills-area home at $3,895,000

Deborah Pratt, who wrote, acted in and co-produced the TV series "Quantum Leap," has listed her Holmby Hills-area home at $3,895,000.

William Peter Blatty's onetime Hidden Hills home is listed at $27 million

January 20, 2009

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William Peter Blatty's onetime Hidden Hills home is listed at $27 million

Many a childhood was haunted by the images from "The Exorcist." (Remember the little girl with the spinning head?) But even though William Peter Blatty -- the writer of that novel and movie screenplay -- once owned this place, there is not a shred of hauntedness about it.

Nick Bakay sells condo in West Hollywood for $2 million

January 20, 2009

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Nick Bakay sells condo in West Hollywood for $2 million

There's no catting around on this: Comedian and actor Nick Bakay has purred his way into a bigger house.

With Malibu sale, Olivia Newton-John can get mellow

January 17, 2009

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With Malibu sale, Olivia Newton-John can get mellow

It took singer Olivia Newton-John almost a year to find a buyer for her Malibu home, but she finally did -- and didn't even have to get physical about it.

January 16, 2009

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Audrey Irmas drops price of Holmby Hills home to $16.9 million

In the market for an art museum, of sorts, in Holmby Hills?

Julie Bowen's Studio City home for sale for $2,695,000

January 16, 2009

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Julie Bowen's Studio City home for sale for $2,695,000

Julie Bowen clearly is an actress with range: She played the cradle-snatching Lisa on "Weeds," the wholesome love interest on "Ed," Jack Shephard's ex-wife on "Lost" and attorney Denise Bauer on "Boston Legal."

Jenni Rivera buys Encino home for $3.3 million

January 15, 2009

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Jenni Rivera buys Encino home for $3.3 million

When Latin music superstar Jenni Rivera moves, she moves fast. Rivera just closed escrow in seven days on an Encino home she bought for $3.3 million.

Rock artist Beck's Malibu home now for sale at $2,345,000

January 14, 2009

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Rock artist Beck's Malibu home now for sale at $2,345,000

The perpetually touring genre-bending performer Beck has lowered the price on his Malibu beach home a smidgen to pique interest. Old price: $2,399,000. New price: $2,345,000. It's his second home, and his schedule hasn't allowed much use of it.

Decorator Waldo Fernandez lists Beverly Hills home at $10,995,000

January 13, 2009

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Decorator Waldo Fernandez lists Beverly Hills home at $10,995,000

It's been said that in Hollywood, there is a short list for everything -- even if it changes hourly. But on the short list of decorators is one venerable name that has been there for decades: Waldo Fernandez, who has just listed his Beverly Hills home at $10,995,000.

'Gossip Girl' producer Stephanie Savage lists Hollywood Hills home for $899,000

January 12, 2009

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'Gossip Girl' producer Stephanie Savage lists Hollywood Hills home for $899,000

The so-called queen of the teen genre, "Gossip Girl" co-creator and executive producer Stephanie Savage, is doing something very grown up: She just listed her Hollywood Hills home at $899,000 and is moving to a bigger place befitting her success.

David Hasselhoff lists Encino home at $5.95 million

January 12, 2009

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David Hasselhoff lists Encino home at $5.95 million

Pamela Anderson wasn't the only hunka-hunka burning love to strut off the "Baywatch" beach into popular culture. For the ladies, there was David Hasselhoff, who is now trying to sell his Encino home for $5.95 million.

Miguel Ferrer's Hidden Hills home for sale for $4,999,999

January 10, 2009

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Miguel Ferrer's Hidden Hills home for sale for $4,999,999

In the 1990s, it was hard to turn on the TV without seeing Miguel Ferrer's face. The actor -- the oldest of five kids born to actress-singer Rosemary Clooney and Academy Award winner Jose Ferrer -- simultaneously appeared in three prime-time TV series.

Beverly D'Angelo's Beverly Hills home listed at $2,185,000

January 10, 2009

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Beverly D'Angelo's Beverly Hills home listed at $2,185,000

There is much to envy about actress Beverly D'Angelo: ageless beauty, a Hollywood career of lasting duration, the fact that hunky Al Pacino parked his slippers at her front door for years and that she owns a 1920s Spanish-style gem of a house in Beverly Hills that has come on the market at $2,185,000.

Hollywood Hills home of the late Milton Katselas listed for $2.6 million

January 9, 2009

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Hollywood Hills home of the late Milton Katselas listed for $2.6 million

This is one of those houses you might want to bow to in homage as you approach. It was owned by the late Milton Katselas, founder of the Beverly Hills Playhouse acting school, director and coach to half of Hollywood.

Richard and Marianne Kay of Cleatskins fame sell Pacific Palisades home for $14.5 million

January 9, 2009

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Richard and Marianne Kay of Cleatskins fame sell Pacific Palisades home for $14.5 million

The true mark of genius is inventing something to fill a need that people don't even know they have. Paper toilet seat covers dispensed in public restrooms would be a prime example. Another might be Cleatskins, a rubberized covering that slips over soccer/golf/football cleats and turns them into streetwear instantly.

Olivia Newton-John closes escrow on Malibu home for more than $10 million

January 8, 2009

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Olivia Newton-John closes escrow on Malibu home for more than $10 million

It took singer Olivia Newton-John almost a year to find a buyer for her Malibu home, but she can now apparently sing "You're the One That I Want."

January 8, 2009

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Author Brad O'Leary lists Beverly Hills home at $5,499,000

Don't expect Brad O'Leary, author of "The Audacity of Deceit," to be lining up along the inaugural parade route hoping to shake our new president's hand.

January 8, 2009

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Toni Grant lists West Hollywood penthouse

Although the practice of giving advice probably dates back to the cave man, Toni Grant surely must be credited for refining the art.

Director Walter Doniger lists Hancock Park house at $3,999,000

January 8, 2009

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Director Walter Doniger lists Hancock Park house at $3,999,000

Before there was Mickey Rourke looking for love in "The Wrestler," there was Walter Doniger's "Mad Bull" in 1977 about -- you got it -- a wrestler looking for love. Nothing wrong with a good idea, even the second time around.

Michael Jackson leases Bel-Air mansion for $100,000 a month

January 7, 2009

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Michael Jackson leases Bel-Air mansion for $100,000 a month

It may not be Neverland, but it will have to do. Michael Jackson has leased a Bel-Air mansion for $100,000 a month, according to his manager-spokesman Tohme Tohme. The pop icon wanted to be closer to "where all the action is" in the entertainment industry, the spokesman said.

Cheech Marin lowers price of Malibu beach house to $2.95 million

January 7, 2009

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Cheech Marin lowers price of Malibu beach house to $2.95 million

Can you say "Cheech" without saying "Chong"? Even long after the comedic duo went their separate ways, there's something that lingers -- at least linguistically -- about the pairing.

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