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.
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.
Hayden Panettiere $2.635 Million Hollywood Hills House shows She does Actually Have Good Taste:At $2.635 million, the 3,120 square foot, three-bedroom, three-bath house was quite the investment. With floor-to-ceiling windows, an office, a laundry room, a large open living room, a family room, multiple fireplaces, gorgeous views from just about every window, a wrap-around deck, a swimming pool, a completely renovated kitchen, and a massive master bedroom, Ms. Panettiere's choice for a first home definitely showed signs of a well-developed sense of taste. Being singled out for bad fashion choices, however, is not such a great reason to top the headlines. Hayden Panettiere, has, unfortunately, recently joined the ranks of the latter group. The generally well-dressed and attractive actress recently made the front page when she wore what could only be described as a €˜matronly' dress to a film premiere. While her fashion choice did not win her any points, her taste in homes has been much better. In 2008, at the tender age of 18, she purchased a large home in the Hollywood Hills on the heels of her success on the television show, €œHeroes€. The home was a bold purchase for a late-teens actress, and indicated a desire to set herself apart from the rest of the young stars vying for attention in 2008. There are many things for which a starlet wants to make headlines. Winning a major acting honor is one. Landing a high-profile role is another. Signing with the most popular agent, being seen on the arm of the right single celebrity, or receiving an invitation to an A-list party, also rank up there as good reasons to be on the front page of gossip magazines or at the top of celebrity news websites.