From US Weekly:
---Paris Hilton has bought a five-bedroom, Mediterranean-style mansion for $6.25 million. There's some discussion over whether she has or has not bought the home, a rather bland yet lavish home in the Mulholland Gates community. Check out the listing here, it's clear the home was a family dwelling and will need a big remodel to fit Paris's single girl lifestyle. The home may also have more bookshelves than Miss Paris may require.
--The 7,000-square-foot Beverly Hills home Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes have been renting is back on the market for $100,000 a month.
From the NY Post's Gimme Shelter:
--Three Ponds in Bridgehampton , shown abvoe, which was on the market for $75 million is now listed at $68 million. The listing is here.
--Alan Alda has listed a three-bedroom Sag Harbor home that he used as a home for the help for $799,000.
--Patricia Clarkson has bought a loft in the Village for $1.55 million.
From the Miami Herald:
--Hulk Hogan, has sold his Miami Beach mansion to action movie director Michael Bay for close to the listing price of $18.9 million. You can see pictures of the home here.
From the NY Observer's Manhattan Transfers:
--FIIC chairman and C.E.O. Abdul Huda Farouki, a friend of the disgraced former deputy Iraqi prime minister Ahmed Chalabi, is moving into the same building that Jon Bon Jovi recently paid $24 million for a penthouse in, the New Museum building in SoHo. Farouki's apartment is more modest, he paid $5.95 million for a second-floor condo.
--Anne Hathaway's parents have bought a $1.6 million apartment at the St. James Tower, a purplish far East Side condo.
--The daughter of socialite Denise Rich, Daniella Klistock, and her husband Richard have paid $3.9 million for a two-bedroom co-op at 785 Fifth Avenue where Ms. Rich lives in a lavish 28-room penthouse.
--The tales of Russian billionaire Len Blavatnik's search for a home in New York have been legion. Looks like Blavatnik, who has purchased a couple of blockbuster properties in New York is also the buyer of the Bronfman home making him just the second person history to pay over $50 million for a New York townhouse.
From the Real Estalker:
--Film producer Andrew Vajna has listed his Beverly Hills home for $6.495 million. The listing is here and it looks like it has already been sold.
--Tommy Lee has picked up a home in Calabasas that was listed at $6.75 million.
From Berg Properties Celebrity Big Time Listings:
--"Dancing with the Stars'' dance Louis van Amstel has paid $1.1 million for a two-bedroom condo unit in West Hollywood.
--French singer Johnny Hallyday and his wife, Laetitia, have paid $3.9 million for a Mediterranean-style house in the Los Angeles' Hollywood Hills/Bel-Air area.
--Motley Crue lead guitarist Mick Mars has paid $1.46 million 3,603-square-foot home in Malibu.
The National Enquirer has reported that Lionel Richie bought actor Dennis Franz's 2,274-square-foot town home in Century City area as a surprise for his daughter Nicole Richie and her fiancé Joel Madden. The rather bland condo was listed at $1.395 million.
--Marie Osmond has listed her six-bedroom home in Orem, Utah for $1.2 million. The listing is here.
--Actress Anna Paquin and two relatives have paid $1,575,000 for a home in the Hollywood Hills.
From the Wall Street Journal's Private Properties:
--NBA all-star Allen Iverson has listed his five-bedroom home in Villanova, Pennsylvania for $6.3 million. The listing for the 14,000 square foot chateau-like home on Chateau Lane is here.
--Grammy award-winning producer James Harris III, better known as Jimmy Jam, sold his lakefront home in Minnesota in June for $7 million.
--Hedge fund manager and Red Sox owner John W. Henry has paid $16 million for a Boston estate.
From the LA Times Hot Property:
--Actress Catherine Bell and her husband Adam Beeson, have put their Calabasas home on the market for $3.25 million. The listing is here.
--Robert Wagner and his wife Jill St. John are selling a home in Brentwood's Mandeville Canyon, designed by Cliff May, for close to $15 million.
--A five-bedroom modern home which belonged to the late sci-fi film writer Bernard Gordon has been sold for close to its $2.3-million asking price.
--Fashion critic Steven Cojocaru has bought a contemporary house with city views and a pool for close to $4 million. As the Real Estalker reported in May, Cojo had listed his five-bedroom Hollywood Blvd. home for $2.995 million.
--Chris Salvaterra, an executive with Nickelodeon Movies and producer of "Fast Food Nation," and his writer wife, Marjorie, have sold their Venice home to "Flightplan" director Robert Schwentke and his wife, Jen Howard. The selling price was $1.6 million. The Salvaterras bought a home in Hancock Park.
--Actor John O'Hurley is selling his Beverly Hills villa. It is listed at $6.2 million, it's our estate of the day later today.