From the LA Times:
--A Beverly Hills home originally built for Bert Lahr, who played the cowardly lion on "The Wizard of Oz," is on the market at $28.5 million. The listing is here.
--Singer Chris Brown has purchased a West Hollywood condominium for close to its $1.75-million asking price.
--John McEuen of the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band has placed his Hollywood Hills home on the market at $1.269 million. The listing is here.
--A La Cañada Flintridge house once owned by Academy Award-winning actor Victor McLaglen has come on the market at $4.95 million. The listing for Fairhaven is here.
--A Palm Springs property that actor Cary Grant lived in for 20 years has come on the market at $2.995 million. We checked out this home in 2009 when it was listed at $4.95 million.
From the NY Post:
--Robin Williams has rented a four-bedroom unit in the Rushmore condo building on Riverside Boulevard for about $15,000 a month.
--Hedge-fund billionaire Bill Ackman, founder and CEO of Pershing Square Capital Management, has purchased a $22 million beach estate on Ocean Road in Bridgehampton. The property was listed for $25.995 million.
--Ivan Wilzig, also known as the Hamptons famous Sir Ivan, is unveiling a dragon goddess statue by Roby Braun at his 15,000-square-foot medieval-style castle in Water Mill, New York.
--Jim Carrey is renting an entire floor at the Richard Meier-designed glass condo palace at 176 Perry St.
--Former congressman Harold Ford Jr. has just closed on a five-bedroom, three-bathroom unit on West 15th Street which had an asking price of $3.4 million.
Ford and his wife, Emily Threlkeld sold their one-bedroom Greenwich Village co-op on Fifth Avenue for $1.3 million.
--Alex Rodriguez and Cameron Diaz are still real estate shopping. They most recently visited the five-bedroom, 7,180-square-foot townhouse at 400 West St. that is owned by developers/designers Bob and Cortney Novogratz. It was our estate of the day last October.
Gallery: 400 West Street
From the Real Estalker:
Britney Spears has reportedly spent $18.9 million on an estate in the Hidden Hills area of Los Angeles.
--Rumor has it that Ellen Degeneres is quietly shopping around her multi-residence Beverly Hills --compound for around $50,000.
--Rachel Zoe has moved to a home in Beverly Hills.
From the Wall Street Journal:
--A group of three private islands off Italy's Amalfi coast and a nearby home once owned by Franco Zeffirelli are for sale at €195 million, or about $263 million. The listing is here.
--Equinox gym co-founder Danny Errico has purchased several Kauai properties that belonged to the estate of late author Michael Crichton for $11.65 million.
--Ivana Trump is quietly shopping her oceanfront home in Palm Beach, Florida for around $24 million.
From the Wall Street Journal:
--Yankee star Alex Rodriguez has made a deal to buy a four-bedroom condo on the 35th floor of a the Rushmore building. His full floor apartment is said to have cost between $5.5 to $6 million.