Better Than Ezra, formed in the late '80s, continues to tour and released its seventh studio album, "Paper Empire," last summer. Taylor Swift performed the Better Than Ezra song "Breathless" on the recent "Hope for Haiti" telethon. The rock group will host the ninth annual Ezra Open bowling tournament in New Orleans on March 27 to benefit the rebuilding of the city and the gulf region.
Deborah Pisaro of Keller Williams, Studio City, has the listing.
Home buyer: Where u been?
Stand-up comic and actor Sinbad is looking for a buyer for his longtime family home in gated Hidden Hills in the Valley. It came on the market last month at $3 million.
A long private driveway leads to the five-bedroom, five-bathroom country estate -- 5,064 square feet of living space that sits amid mature trees on 2 1/2 hilltop acres. There are fireplaces in the formal dining room and an office/family room; a guesthouse with a kitchen, a recording studio, a pool with waterfalls and a barn.
Sinbad, 53, appeared as a finalist on Ed McMahon's "Star Search" (1983) and went on to work in HBO specials, television series and movies. In film, he starred in "First Kid" (1996), "Jingle All the Way" (1996) and "Houseguest" (1995). On TV, he had the title role in "The Sinbad Show" (1993-94) and played coach Walter Oakes on "A Different World" (1987-91). A DVD of the comedian's Comedy Central concert "Sinbad: Where U Been?" is set for release later this month.
Public records show Sinbad purchased the property in 2007 for $1,525,000.
Marty Trugman and Cara Sheriff of Teles Properties, Beverly Hills, have the listing.
History included in Cheviot Hills
Television writer Daniel Freudenberger has listed his historic Cheviot Hills home for $3,695,000.
The Spanish-style house, built in 1925, was constructed on a double lot for the tract's developer, W.R. McConnell. The 4,200-square-foot home sits on 14,180 square feet at the high point of the neighborhood, providing expansive city views. The U-shaped home has a center courtyard.
There are four bedrooms, 3 1/2 bathrooms, original archways, an updated kitchen with two butler's pantries, and a living room and a den with fireplaces. An 800-square-foot guesthouse is set up as an office and gym. The black-bottom swimming pool is solar heated.
Freudenberger wrote for TV series including "Cagney & Lacey" (1986) and "Blue Thunder" (1984). His writing credits include "A Husband, a Wife and a Lover" (1996), "With Murder in Mind" (1992) and "Do You Know the Muffin Man?" (1989).
Ben Lee of Coldwell Banker's Beverly Hills North office has the listing.