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.
Minecraft creator Markus "Notch" Persson outbid Beyoncé and Shawn Knowles for the most expensive mansion in Beverly Hills, and nerds everywhere are celebrating their victory. Notch's net worth after selling out to Microsoft is estimated at $1.5 billion, roughly half a bil more than Beyoncé and her husband.
Amy Boatwright is one of the owners of Secret Room Events, "Hollywood's Most Exclusive Product Placement Company." She had minor acting roles on films such as "The Third Wheel" and "Even Money." She's run celebrity gifting suites in conjunction with the Academy Awards for years. She is upset with us.
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]
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]
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.
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.