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Katharine McPhee

No More Rent Checks

I'm a Homeowner!!!

7/27/2015 12:30 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

0724_katharine_mcphee_home_main_gall_launchKatharine McPhee has found the perfect home to celebrate her newly-found singledom.

The actress/singer -- who's in the process of divorcing Nick Cokas -- just dropped $1.4 mil on a house in Toluca Lake ... that's where Bob Hope lived.

It's perfect for a famous single chick ... 2,039 square feet, 3 bedrooms, big kitchen and very private pool and spa. 

Katherine and Nick rented, so this is a big deal. The only other place she owned was a condo in Sherman Oaks that she bought with her "Idol" money..

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Chris Brown

Bringing in Armed Guards

Robbers, Prepare for Shootout!

7/22/2015 12:40 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

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Chris Brown has finally learned his lesson ... he's amping up his security with armed guards who are prepared to shoot. 

Sources close to Chris tell TMZ ... he will soon have 24 hour security at his home ... with one guard inside and another in a vehicle outside. We're told the guards have their marching orders ... open fire if necessary.

According to our sources, Chris has taken advice from professionals in his life -- as well as his mother -- and agreed to significantly limit the number of people he invites to his home.

As TMZ first reported, both Chris and the LAPD believe some of his friends were in on the break-in earlier this month.

After reading about the armed guards with an itchy trigger finger, keeping friends away probably won't be a problem.

Taraji P. Henson

You Can Live in My Modest Home

...For a Modest Price

7/21/2015 2:47 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

0721-taraji-house-Gallery-Launch-Template-03Taraji P. Henson is on one of the biggest shows on TV, so it's super exciting that a lucky fan can sleep in her bed ... if the price is right. 

The "Empire" star is renting out her Glendale home for $3,700 a month. The house is modest ... 1,400 square feet, 2 small bedrooms, the obligatory pool but nothing fancy. Real Estalker throws some shade on the house, saying it's "sorrowfully beige" with "misaligned tile work." 

She bought the house in 2002 for $431,000 and hasn't lived there since 2010. Taraji lived there until hitting it big on "Person of Interest."  

As for her new, more luxurious digs, she has said, "Listen, we're like the Jeffersons. Now a big L.A. house. To us, it's a mansion."

NBA's Udonis Haslem

Buys Miami Pad

For Woman Who Raised Him

7/21/2015 11:03 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

0721-udonis-hasiem-getty-01Three time NBA champion Udonis Haslem just did something pretty awesome ... he bought a pretty sick 6 bedroom home for the woman who raised him ... just to say "thank you."

FYI -- the Miami Heat player's biological mother Debra battled drug addiction when Udonis was a child ... so he was raised by his stepmother ... Barbara Wooten. 

Now, we've learned Haslem has hooked up Barbara with a brand new $326k pad in Miami Gardens -- it's 6 bedrooms, 4 baths, 3,640 square feet ... and  Haslem foot the bill. 

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We reached out to Udonis for comment -- who told us, "I am blessed that God has provided me the opportunity and ability to provide for my family."

He added, "I wouldn't be here without her. She raised me since age 3. I can never repay her and all I can do is show my gratitude."

Pretty great, right? 

Tori Spelling & Dean McDermott

We're Going Down ...

'Cause Renters Can’t Be Choosers

7/13/2015 1:39 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

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Tori Spelling and Dean McDermott are downsizing big-time -- moving into a new house that's nearly half the size of their old place.

Real estate sources tell TMZ ... Tori and Dean’s new Calabasas pad is 3,733 sq. ft. and has 5 beds and 5 baths -- nothing to turn your nose up at, but since their previous home was 6,623 sq. ft. ... this might hurt a bit.

They're renting this place, which has a yard, a pool, and a library -- and we're told the previous tenants dropped about $7k per month on it.

This is the 3rd rental home for Dean and Tori since they sold their big Encino home in 2011 ... for a loss. On a positive note: their rent keeps going down. Not so positive? The houses are getting smaller.

Might be time for another huge yard sale

Chris Brown

My New Crib Comes

With a Personal Footlocker

7/11/2015 12:30 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Exclusive Details

0709_CHRIS_BROWN_HOUSE_INSTAGRAMChris Brown's new $4.5 million pad in the San Fernando Valley is huge ... but it's still not big enough for all his kicks.

While the 8,317 sq. ft. pad has 6 bedrooms, Breezy's converted one room into a walk-in closet and even dropped the photo below to prove it.

Brown purchased the home in May in a residential, family-orientated part of Tarzana ... perhaps with his baby girl, Royalty, in mind. However, the perks make it sound like the perfect party pad.

There's a soundproof home theater with 14 recliners, 3 fire pits and a 10 car motor court. It's got panoramic views of the city and the Santa Monica Mountains, a saltwater pool with island and waterfall, and an insane 16-camera security system ... to keep out all those obsessed naked fans.

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Lea Michele

Doubles Up with

New Modern L.A. Pad

7/7/2015 10:30 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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Lea Michele is moving on up ... to a new L.A. home that’s twice as big, and pricey, as her last pad in Hollywood.

The “Glee” star put down $2.99 million for a 4 bedroom, 4 bath contemporary home in Brentwood, and it’s stunning … hardwood floors, hot tub, amazing canyon views, and a pool. It’s also a got a 2-story workout room ... perfect for a fitness buff like Lea.

Her last pad was a 2-bedroom cottage, which she sold for $1.825 million.

Clearly, post-Glee life agrees with Michele.    

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Brooke Burke, David Charvet

You Can't Afford Our Malibu Rental

7/6/2015 12:40 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

0702_David_Charvet_Malibu_home_launchBrooke Burke and David Charvet are the poster children for the ol' saying, "The rich get richer," because they're poised to make $50k a month renting out their house.

They're renting it out for 3 months, so the math is stunning. Whoever rents it will probably get along better with their neighbor than they did. As TMZ reported, they were in an epic battle with "Bachelor" creator Mike Fleiss over barking dogs.

The estate is amazing ... a 6,700 sq. ft. Italian-styled estate sits on 3.5 acres in the Malibu hills. It has 6 beds and 4 baths ... filled with antique hand-plastered walls, hand-carved limestone and walnut flooring, imported French fireplaces, and hand sculpted doors. Of course there's a screening room and a wine cellar that holds 4,000 bottles.

Brooke and David are opening to selling, if the price is right ... $13 million. 

‘Americans’ Actor

Matthew Rhys Selling L.A. Bachelor Pad

7/5/2015 12:10 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

0701_miracle_mile_mathew_rhys_primary"The Americans" star Matthew Rhys is ditching his LA bachelor pad for the Atlantic, TMZ has learned.

The 3-bedroom, 2-bath Mediterranean home hit the market for $1.3 million … not much more than the $1.26 mill Rhys dropped on it in 2008 with his “Brothers & Sisters” dough.

There’s a guesthouse and nice yard for entertaining, but the pad’s real draw is its walk score … blocks away from great restaurants, an organic supermarket and celeb fave The Grove.

As for why he's dumping the place ...  we’re told he’s never around. Rhys films the hit FX series between D.C. and NYC, plus his girlfriend/'Americans' co-star, Keri Russell, is also out there and long distance relationships ... never fun.

Shawn Marion

Sells Miami Home

After Super Bowl Ticket Bribe Fails!

6/28/2015 12:30 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

0626_shawn_marion_house_launch_ipadShawn Marion FINALLY unloaded his Miami condo ... the one he was so desperate to sell, he once offered up Super Bowl tickets to any takers!

The former NBA champ closed the deal on the massive, 7,373 sq. ft pad, which features six bedrooms and seven baths. It's located in a super exclusive Coconut Grove gated community.

Marion lost money on the deal -- he sold it for $1.8 million after buying it in 2008 for just under $2.5 million.

Marion's been trying to unload the place for years. He was so motivated, back in 2010 he offered up a private jet and four club seats to Super Bowl XLV in Dallas ... but no one bit. 

Missed opportunity.

Reba McEntire

More Than Doubles Her Pleasure

With DL Real Estate Deal

6/25/2015 5:47 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

0625-IPAD-reba-mcentire-tm-01Reba McEntire's Bev Hills mansion is so sweet the thing sold itself -- 'cause she just got 8-figures for it without even putting one of those ugly "For Sale" signs out front. 

According to our sources, McEntire pocket listed the 13,000 sq. foot home because she was in no rush to move, but was open to sell now if the right buyer came along. Y'know someone with say, umm ... $22.5 MILLION! That's how much Reba got for the place she bought for just $9 mil in 2003.

Fancy!

The swanky crib -- sold by "Million Dollar Listing" real estate guru Josh Altman -- has sweet amenities like a tennis court, pool, spa, and awesome city views. More importantly, it comes with famous neighbors like Mark WahlbergSylvester Stallone, and Samuel L. Jackson.

However, we're told the new owner is NOT a celeb ... but he/she is clearly mega-rich.

Tori Spelling And Dean McDermott

#SummerSale …

Everything Must Go

6/22/2015 7:02 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

0622_tori_dean_garage_primary_launchTori Spelling and hubby Dean McDermott are clearly strapped for cash ... they spent Father’s Day unloading all their crap at a massive yard sale at their San Fernando Valley rental.

Signs were posted around their Encino neighborhood touting antiques, furniture, clothing, jewelry ... everything that's not nailed down.  

We’re told McDermott handed out refreshments to the people braving the 100 degree heat and suckered in by their #SummerSale hashtag.

It’s gotta suck when you once played Donna and were the daughter of a gazillionaire.   

'Honey Boo Boo' House

Hits The Market

... For Double

6/21/2015 12:50 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

0619-honey-boo-boo-house-TLC-01Mama June, Sugar Bear and the rest of the 'Honey Boo Boo' clan have been a financial bonanza for their landlord, who stands to make a killing off their Georgia digs.

The owner of the 1,368 sq. ft. 3 bed, 1.5 bath home -- heavily featured on the cancelled reality show -- has put the house on the market for $45k, almost twice the $27k he bought it for 5 years ago.

The home’s been vacant since Mama June bailed for an upgrade earlier this year…and we’re told they left the place in pretty good shape. Only a few repairs to the roof and other minor stuff.

The brand new security system they left behind probably spiked the price. 

But one thing could turn buyers away ... all those 'sketti marks. 

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