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Haunted 'Idol' House -- SOLD for $11.2 Million

7/26/2011 2:00 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

The 15k sq. foot hotbed of paranormal activity where the kids from "American Idol" lived last season has a brand new owner -- a baby toy mogul who plunked down $11.2 mil on the L.A. mansion!


The "Idol" gang FREAKED OUT when a series of crazy "coincidences" occurred in the Bev Hills mansion back in March ... including a spooky spider infestation, flickering lights and one of the wannabes SWORE they saw a white sheet come to life and float down the stairs.

But now, the house has officially sold to a guy named Steven B. Dunn -- the guy who started a baby product company called Munchkin, Inc. ... which posted more than $100 mil in sales in 2008.

The house -- 9 beds, 9 baths, giant pool, marble all over the place and a motor court with enough room to park 100 cars -- was originally on the market for $12 mil ... so it appears Dunn got himself quite a deal.

Ya know ... except for the GHOSTS!!!!!!!


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joey _ I love TMZ 'til ya piss me off!    

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1184 days ago

joey _ I love TMZ 'til ya piss me off!    

Ok,wait! Steve, can I come over and take a swim in that awesome pool? "I ain't afraid of no ghost!)

1184 days ago


I don't care if it's worth $11 million... that is one butt-ugly house.

1184 days ago


Isn't there anything more newsworthy than this fugly house? Why should we care that it's been sold!

1184 days ago


Sounds like it has electrical problems he better look into that and he better not use white sheets it sounds like they like that haha

1184 days ago


With "American Idol" having to spend so much of its working budget on securing entertaining and noteworthy "judges", not to mention Ryan's expensive presence (which he has earned), the producers have to make cutbacks somewhere. Next season, the contestants will likely be staying at a "Motel 6" to help save a buck!!!!!!

1184 days ago


Haunted should be in quotations. Because it's total BS that someone made up!

1184 days ago


They said on AI that they were just teasing about the "haunting." None of that stuff really happened. The reason they moved out of the house was that it was raining a lot and the roof leaked.

1183 days ago


Hey TMZ....Are you sure that house is in Beverly Hills? That mansion overlooks Malibu & the ocean. It's LA zoned, not Malibu. It has been a "location" shooting property for years because of the restrictions that Malibu has for shooting. The owners never lived on the property since all the reality shows and other type of productions have been paying location fees for years.

As for it being haunted...yeah right. Who ever came up with that story was smoking crack!

1183 days ago


That house is on Coldwater, nowhere near Malibu or even close to being able to see the ocean. It's NOT haunted. Reality TV has beat the sh*t out of that house. I hope that dude got some sort of deal where he can go back on them for repair costs. Also, nowhere near worth a $11 million! The house is garbage, a McMansion, it's all about the amount of property he gets with that stupid house. I can't imagine he's married, no women would have walked in there and agreed to live there.

1183 days ago


whomever saw a sheet come to life and float was high as a kite

1183 days ago


Mansion doesn't look haunted at all....Some people will pay any price to get a place with some sort of history...But $11 million is a bit ridiculous.

1183 days ago


Isn't this the same house that they used for the inside shots of DEATH BECOMES HER ?

1183 days ago

en Todo Momento!!    

beautiful! i just love home depot home design!!!

1181 days ago

en Todo Momento!!    

porque es mucho 'jello'???!! jello es no bueno!!

1181 days ago

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