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.
Ryan Seacrest’s Home: A Serious $37 Million Purchase from Funny-Woman Ellen Degeneres:Ryan Seacrest just keeps buying stuff. Television pilots, gifts for his main squeeze Julianne Hough, and property – lots of it. The man who would be Dick Clark has a knack for buying high-priced homes, and it seemed like he would slow down after the purchase and massive renovation of his $12 million mansion in 2006. Such is not the case, however. The radio star turned highly successful presenter/host, has recently secured multiple multi-million dollar hosting gigs, including additional seasons of “American Idol”, and hosting work for the 2012 Olympics. In other words, he’s rather “rolling in dough”, and he can afford to “trade up”, as it were. His upward movement includes the purchase of the former home of Ellen Degeneres and Portia Rossi. Many, many people are familiar with the property already, as Ms. Degeneres often showcased parts of it on her popular talk show. Mr. Seacrest reportedly purchased the 9,200 square foot property for $37 million. This is a considerable reduction from Ms. Degeneres’ original asking price of $60 million, but the price tag has been dropping steadily since she put it on the market one year ago. The entire compound is actually four properties that Ms. Degeneres bought bit by bit over the course of the last five years. Mr. Seacrest’s new home is made up of a main house, originally designed by famed architects Buff and Hensman, two guesthouses, a three-bedroom house separate from the main house, a swimming pool, a pond, lots of trees, and a lot of grass. It is tucked away on its own side street, so Seacrest and his lady-love will have a bit more privacy than before. He has listed his former mansion for $11.985 million, so if anyone out there has $12 million to spare, there’s a house in the Hollywood Hills with your name on it.
Charlie Sheen’s Home: A $6.9 Million Purchase by used to be two and a half men:Charlie Sheen has been in and out of the headlines for years. Whether it was his movie roles, his Hollywood antics, his high-profile hook-ups, his fantastically messy divorces, or his multiple drug-fueled public meltdowns, Mr. Sheen has pretty much been entertainment news fodder for the last two decades. While his father and brother, both successful actor/directors, have managed to remain largely away from the public eye, Charlie Sheen has seemed to bask in the attention his infamous behavior brings. His most recent problems led to his being fired from the top rated sitcom in the country, and since then, he has been using his “crazy-boy” reputation as easy entrée to the talk show, and one-man show circuit. He also reportedly receives $250,000 and a private jet to show up at private parties, sporting events, or mall openings. With that kind of cash available to him for simply being his own, screwed-up self, it is no wonder that he is seemingly unconcerned with re-launching his stalled acting career, or cleaning up his behavior in general. One of the ways he has chosen to spend his money is through real estate purchases, primarily in the Mulholland Estates section of Sherman Oaks, California. Most recently, he purchased a $6.9 million, 9,020 square foot, six-bedroom, nine-bath home around the corner from his current residence. The mansion, which was formerly owned by the producer of the film, “Black Swan”, also sports high ceilings, floor-to-ceiling windows, a library, a pantry, a wet-bar, a pool, a spa, multiple living rooms, an office, multiple fireplaces, a massive outdoor veranda, landscaped grounds, and a sunken outdoor kitchen/barbecue area with seating. He reportedly purchased the home for one of his ex-wives or for some other group of women. Who knows? It is difficult to keep up with the actor these days, as his behavior, and his purchases, are consistently over-the-top.