Nigel Lythgoe’s House: Does the Competition Producer Have the Talent to Sell a $3.95 Million Mansion?:Nigel Lythgoe is both loved and hated in the world of entertainment. A Brit born to working class parents, he began dancing while in elementary school, and went on to become one of the UK’s most successful director/choreographers for both theater and film. He then parlayed his excellent reputation into an equally successful and very prolific producing career. He produced the short-lived, but ridiculously successful series “Pop Idol”, which spawned the entire “Idol” franchise. He is now producer of “American Idol”, and advisor to its multiple spin-offs around the globe, and created the popular show, “So You Think You Can Dance”. He also serves as the program’s producer and a judge. In addition to his recurring shows, he has produced a number of shorter talent competitions, like “Superstars of Dance” and “All American Girl”. He splits his time between the US and UK, where he also serves as a judge on “So You Think You Can Dance UK”. Nigel Lythgoe’s house in the US is especially indicative of his success. However, though his various series have remained popular, of late, they have started to fade a bit. “So You Think You Can Dance” was cut down to one night instead of two, and “American Idol’s” ratings have been steadily dropping. Maybe he’s starting to feel the downward spiral, as he recently listed his massive Las Vegas home for 43% less than the price he paid for it. Nigel Lythgoe’s house in Las Vegas sits on .36 acres of land and contains five bedrooms and 6 and 3/4 bathrooms. The very well appointed kitchen sports a walk-in pantry, stunning fixtures, and specially designed cabinetry. The house also contains two living rooms, simply massive bathrooms, multiple fireplaces, high ceilings, a wraparound terrace, boat dock, hot tub, swimming pool, multiple balconies, and a man-made private lake. Nigel Lythgoe’s house is what one might call, “hooked up”. It is also for sale for $3.95 million, a great deal less than the $7 million he paid for it in 2005. His need to sell would indicate that he is feeling the squeeze as his shows decline in ratings. Here’s hoping the entertainment industry’s love for him trumps the hate.
Edie Falco shines in her lovely modern beautiful house:Edie Falco is one of those “journeyman” actresses who seem able to work constantly, and successfully, across multiple forms of entertainment, while also remaining under the radar. Edie Falco’s house has four bedrooms, three bathrooms, and two large terraces. The home is 3000 square feet, but the terraces add an additional 950 square feet to that total. Edie Falco’s house is a duplex, which she purchased in 2005 for $3.8 million. She recently added a second child to her family via adoption, which may be the reason a move is necessary. The property is located in Tribeca, and she donated the kitchen to charity when she and her family moved into their new digs. Where Edie Falco’s house is now is unclear, but judging by the pictures of her former home, her new space is probably as sunny and un-fussy as her previous home.
Perpetual Rock Star Bret Michael rocking palatial mansion in Scottsdale:Bret Michaels’ house in Scottsdale, Arizona is quite palatial and sits on 10 acres of land. The compound features multiple buildings and a bike racecourse. Bret Michaels’ house seems pretty awesome. However, he has decided to move into a nicer place with his family. Most recently, he has considered a massive mansion in the gated Silverleaf community of Scottsdale. The $10.5 million property features six bedrooms and nine bathrooms. It rests on 3 acres of land and is 11,000 square feet. The home also contains a theater, a wine room, a massive indoor kitchen, and another outside, a children’s wing, a swimming pool, and gorgeous views of downtown Phoenix. Whether he will choose the house is still up in the air, but it seems like, in the case of Bret Michaels’ house, he can afford to look at multiple options. Bret Michaels has managed to remain the topic of major headlines for decades. He first made his mark on our pop culture conscious, as the frontman for the metal band, Poison. The group has sold nearly 30 million albums since they formed in the early 80s, and has seen their share of ups and downs. Mr. Michaels drug use during the late 80s and early 90s, almost derailed the group’s success, as did the drug use and behavior of guitarist, C.C. Deville, but eventually both men got back on track. For the last decade, he has gone back and forth between Poison reunion tours and a solo career, and has also begun to appear on a steady string of reality shows. He served as a judge on the show, “Nashville Star”, starred on three seasons of “Rock of Love with Bret Michaels”, won “Celebrity Apprentice 3”, and appeared in a documentary about his daily life, “Bret Michaels: Life as We Know It” in 2010. He also had a number of health-related issues in 2010, including a cerebral hemorrhage, the discovery of a hole in his heart, and an appendectomy. After a relatively calm 2011, he is back in the spotlight, as the music of Poison is featured in the musical film, “Rock of Ages”. The film, which stars Alec Baldwin, Julianne Hough, and Tom Cruise, already took Broadway by storm, and anticipation is high for the screen treatment. Mr. Michaels recently gave his approval of Tom Cruise’s performance of some of Poison’s hit songs, while taking a break from filming yet another reality series, “Celebrity House Hunting”.