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Cheers! Then, cheerio

Times Staff Writer

Don’t Danny DeVito and Rhea Perlman know that it’s always sunny in Beverly Hills?

The actor, who stars in the FX comedy series “It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia,” and his wife, a former star of “Cheers,” have listed their Beverly Hills home of nearly 20 years at close to $32 million. The couple mark their 25th wedding anniversary today.

No reason was given for selling the house, which is in the same neighborhood as the home sold last year by Brad Pitt and Jennifer Aniston for about $23 million.

Both houses were designed by Wallace Neff. The one that sold is a French Normandy. The DeVito-Perlman home is Country French. Both date to the ‘30s but were recently refurbished.

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The house for sale has five bedrooms and seven bathrooms in 14,500-plus square feet.

There are two pools on the property, which is just shy of 2 acres.

Other features are a movie-theater-quality projection room, a sound studio, a guesthouse, two offices, a gym, a library and a wine cellar.

The couple also own a home in Malibu that was built in the ‘40s and has six bedrooms and six bathrooms in 3,300 square feet, according to public records.

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Until last year when he took a role in the FX series, DeVito, who had turned his talents to the big screen, hadn’t appeared regularly on TV since “Taxi” left the air in 1983.

DeVito, 62, is also a producer (“Pulp Fiction,” “Erin Brockovich”) and a director (“Throw Momma From the Train,” “The War of the Roses”).

He is planning to costar with Michael Douglas in two more “Romancing the Stone” adventure movies.

Perlman, 58, has appeared in numerous TV shows and is also a TV producer and a writer of children’s books.

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Kurt Rappaport and Jonas Heller, both of Westside Estate Agency, Beverly Hills, have the listing, according to the Multiple Listing Service.

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Oops, she listed again: Bye, Malibu

Britney Spears has listed her Malibu home at $13.5 million.

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The pop princess, 25, paid about $6.9 million for it in 2004 after she married dancer-rapper Kevin Federline, but the home underwent some “recent updating,” according to the Multiple Listing Service, and that might have influenced the asking price.

After filing for divorce in November, Spears bought a home in a gated Beverly Hills community for $7.2 million.

Her Malibu home is described in the MLS as having seven bedrooms and 8 1/2 bathrooms in 9,200 square feet. Other features are a recording studio, one-bedroom guesthouse and master-bedroom suite with three walk-in closets.

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News anchor moving, film at 11

Marc Brown, Emmy-winning co-anchor for KABC-TV’s “Eyewitness News,” has sold his home in the Nichols Canyon area of the Hollywood Hills for nearly $1.8 million.

The Mediterranean-style home, built in 1995, has three bedrooms and 3 1/2 bathrooms in about 3,500 square feet. It also has a courtyard with a fountain, vaulted, wood-beamed ceilings, a gourmet kitchen, an outdoor terrace with a fireplace and a master-bedroom suite with a fireplace, sitting area, spa bath with steam shower and canyon and city views.

Brown started his broadcasting career in Eureka, Calif., in 1984 after he worked nights in a supermarket to pay his way through USC.

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Frank Bruno of Keller Williams, Hollywood Hills, represented the buyers of Brown’s house, and Doris Fanning of the same office represented Brown, the Multiple Listing Service reported.

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Fit for a king -- or commoners

After spirited bidding that included a member of the Saudi royal family, a Beverly Hills-area home closed escrow last week at a selling price of close to $17 million.

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The French-style mansion was purchased by Joan and Il Lee, a prominent Beverly Hills couple.

The two-story house on 5 acres has eight bedrooms and 12 bathrooms in about 22,000 square feet. The mansion, which also has an elevator and a subterranean garage, was built in 2000 for MGM Chief Executive Alex Yemenidjian.

Aitan Segal and Orah Dayan, both in their 20s, represented the buyers through John Bruce Nelson & Associates.

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ruth.ryon@latimes.com


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