Maria Menounos purchased her 5-bed 6-bath 4,126 sq ft home for $2.305M:Maria Menounos , actress, journalist and television presenter, known for her appearances as a correspondent for "The Today Show" and "Access Hollywood", lives here. She purchased the 5-bed, 6-bath, 4,126 sq ft home in September of 2005 for $2.305M, according to public records.
David Beckham’s House: Kicking and Bending it like Beckham for $22 Million:You know you’ve arrived when the US President makes fun of your underwear ads at a state dinner. David Beckham rose to fame as an excellent footballer in the UK. It helped that he had the body and face of well, an underwear model, and that he hooked up with the most fashion forward member of the massively successful pop group, the Spice Girls, but at the end of the day, it was his prowess on the soccer field that won him the most attention. So, it was with a fair amount of disbelief that he decided to leave the UK football scene, and head for the decidedly less well-respected United States “soccer” scene. The man and his family received threats of death and kidnapping, in fact. That’s how incensed the British public was with his decision. Given a ridiculously large sum to play for the Los Angeles Galaxy in 2007, the family picked up and moved to the US. After an extensive search, they chose to live in a stunning $22 million home in Beverly Hills. Mr. Beckham recently re-upped his contract with the LA Galaxy, and made headlines when he agreed to a significant salary decrease. At the same time, he put his $29 million home in England, known jokingly as “Beckingham Palace”, on the market. It would appear that the Beckhams are in the US to stay. David Beckham’s house in Beverly Hills covers 13,149 square feet. The very large home is made up of six bedrooms and nine bathrooms, and sports a ridiculously large backyard with multiple sets of stone steps, ample lawn, and a large swimming pool. David Beckham’s house is Hacienda-style with open courtyards separating each of the wings, and floor-to-ceiling windows in almost every room. The home has both hardwood and polished stone flooring, and is surrounded by trees. David Beckham’s house in the US is one of a series of properties the couple owns. With the sale of their UK home, maybe this means that they will be putting one of their two homes in Dubai, and their 15 bedroom chateau in the south of France, on sale too.
Linda Hamilton’s Says Hasta La Vista to Her $5.495 Million mansion:As James Cameron’s “Titanic” sinks its way into another gazillion dollars during its current 3D run in theaters, multiple entertainment news outlets have looked back at Mr. Cameron’s movies over the years. Known as much for his control freak tendencies, as for his innovations in equipment and technology, and his directorial and writing skills, James Cameron has managed to become the wealthiest man in Hollywood, and has written, directed, and co-produced the two highest grossing films in Hollywood history, “Titanic” and “Avatar”. Back in the early 80s, when he was just a special effects guy trying to transition into directing, he sold a script for $1 to a small production company, in exchange for the right to direct it. That film, called, “The Terminator” would go on to establish him as a writer/director of note, and would introduce the world to Sarah Connor, as portrayed by actress Linda Hamilton. Ms. Hamilton would go on to become Mr. Cameron’s wife, and to enjoy a successful career as an actress. She most recently appeared on the last two seasons of “Chuck”. She and Mr. Cameron ultimately divorced, and she moved into their Malibu home. This March, she placed that home on the market. The 4,754 square foot, $5.495 million mansion, includes five bedrooms, four and a half bathrooms, a waterfall, a pool surrounded by boulders, a two-bedroom guesthouse, a six-car garage, high ceilings, terra cotta floors, multiple fireplaces, vaulted ceilings, a massive sunlit kitchen, an outdoor patio, extensive lawns, and easy access to the beach. The mansion is gorgeous, and with its illustrious pedigree, it is only a matter of time before someone snatches it up.