Saudi Royal Drama: The Prince Has Flown the $37 Million Beverly Hills Coop

Gabrielle Bluestone · 09/30/15 10:05AM

The Saudi royals are not like you and me: they’re rich as hell and drama seems to follow them wherever they go, so maybe in a sense maybe they’re more like you and me than we ever realized. But this week that nebulous cloud of drama hanging overhead took a dark turn, as a prince accused of rape vanished into thin air.

Hamilton Nolan · 03/06/14 03:16PM

Above a Whole Foods in Beverly Hill sits America's most prestigiously situated low income housing development.

Jen & Justin's Cozy California Casa

Richard Lawson · 08/31/11 04:54PM

Jennifer Aniston has somehow tricked another man, writer/actor Justin Theroux, into her tear-stained bed, and now they're shacking up together in a rented Beverly Hills mansion that's rather quaint by Aniston's lavish standards.

Ellen and Portia's $60 Million Love Shack Can Be Yours

Seth Abramovitch · 06/02/11 12:31AM

The Beverly Hills house that Ellen DeGeneris and Portia De Rossi's love built is now on the market: Bought in 2007 for $29 million, it now encompasses three neighboring properties, purchased because they had "visual access" to the main residence. Total asking price for the whole shebang (poor choice of words): $60 million. [Real Estalker, photo of Ellen and Portia via Getty]

Taylor Swift Has a New Los Angeles Pied-à-Terre

Richard Lawson · 04/22/11 03:31PM

Though she's based primarily in Nashville, teen emotions mogul Taylor Swift spends a lot of time in Los Angeles and is, apparently, sick of staying in hotels. So she's purchased a house!

Jodie Foster's Beverly Hills Fix-Me-Up

Richard Lawson · 04/15/11 12:06PM

Jodie Foster bought this 7 bedroom, 8 bathroom ranch home in the hills back in 2005, started (and maybe didn't finish?) some renovations, and is now selling the place for almost $2 million more than she bought it for.

Christina Aguilera's Nut House

Richard Lawson · 03/16/11 03:10PM

Christina Aguilera, the singer currently in training to become the next reclusive former diva who acts erratically during rare public appearances, has put her 10,000 sq.ft. Beverly Hills mansion on the market for $13.5 million. It features six bedrooms and a ridiculous nine bathrooms, one of which is likely cursed and/or haunted. It's also likely that another bathroom has become Ms. Aguilera's de facto sleeping quarters. It's just how these things work. [Real Estalker]

The American Idol Contestants' Enormous Dream Mansion

Richard Lawson · 03/09/11 04:01PM

What's an extra cruel way to tease the American Idol finalists with wealth and fame only to tear the dream out of their hands one by one until no one is left? Put them in a seriously huge, $100,000/week rental mansion, so they can feel like kings and queens (mostly queens) for a day or two before they are sent tumbling, so so far, back down to miserable wannabe obscurity.

Charlie Sheen's New Goddess Palace

Richard Lawson · 03/04/11 04:33PM

Celebrated actor and humble spirit Charlie Sheen already owns a large spread in Beverly Hills, but hey, what's one more mansion? So he's now in escrow on a $7.5 million pad in the same neighborhood. He's purchasing the home from Black Swan producer Mike Medavoy, but I'd imagine the psychological terror that Sheen brings to the place won't be quite as elegant as that of Natalie Portman's ballerina angst. No, it'll likely just be the regular old porn star coke freakouts and elevators full of tiger blood. Photos of Sheen's new home are above.

L.A. Times Restaurant Critic Outed by Enraged Restaurateur

Brian Moylan · 12/22/10 02:39PM

When the owner of a Beverly Hills eatery spotted the L.A. Times restaurant critic in his lobby, he refused her service and took her picture, making her identity publicly available for the first time. Kiss anonymity goodbye, S. Irene Virbila.