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Benji Madden Sues Designer for Half Mil You Jacked Up Our Remodel!!!

12/15/2017 4:02 PM PST
EXCLUSIVE

Benji Madden hired a remodeling crew to overhaul the house where he and Cameron Diaz live, but after what he call shoddy, overpriced work ... the rock star is suing.

The Good Charlotte member says he made a deal with Ryan Silverman and The Wooden Palate in Spring 2015 to remodel his spare bedroom, kitchen, laundry room, deck and a man cave.

According to the docs ... workers finished the project in October 2016 -- at which point Madden had forked over $478,509 -- but he said the job "was done improperly and would have to be redone" ... especially the man cave.

In the suit, Benji says custom built doors for the wine cellar had to be repaired, along with other defects, to the tune of an extra $78k. All in all, Madden wants more than $500k back in damages and a big refund ... plus his legal fees.

We reached out to Silverman ... no word back yet.

'Drake & Josh' Show House Hits the Market

12/15/2017 2:13 PM PST
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The abode Drake Bell and Josh Peck called home on their popular Nickelodeon show just hit the market ... and it's got plenty of room.

The San Fernando Valley crib show producers used for exterior shots is up for a cool $1.85 million. It's got 5 bedrooms, 5 baths, a tennis court and a pool.

Drake and Josh shared a bedroom on TV ... but the real crib has enough space for both brothers, their parents and little sister -- played by Miranda Cosgrove -- to each have their own room.

Adam Levine Even-Steven... Holmby Hills Home Sells For $18 Mil

12/14/2017 12:40 AM PST
EXCLUSIVE

Adam Levine suddenly has $18 mil worth o' holiday cheer after striking a sweet real estate deal.

TMZ has learned Levine is in escrow on his 9,221 square foot Holmby Hills home. We're told the purchase will be finalized in the coming week and the buyer is paying ALL CASH!!! His realtor, Kurt Rappaport, handled the sale.

Adam bought the home just 5 months ago but decided to ditch it since it needed a ton of work, and he didn't want to deal with construction while he and Behati have baby #2 on the way.

The 5 bedroom, 6 bath home was listed for $18.9 million, but he accepted an $18 mil offer -- exactly what he paid for it. Easy come, easy go.   

Levine's also got another house on the market for $15.95 million. 

Pierce Brosnan Quickly Douses House Fire Lawsuit

12/12/2017 2:40 PM PST
EXCLUSIVE

Pierce Brosnan isn't leaving any loose ends burning -- just 14 days after he was sued over a house fire ... the lawsuit's been dismissed.

TMZ broke the story ... Pierce was sued by Fireman's Fund Insurance Co. claiming in 2015 it was forced to pay for damages to Pierce's neighbor's house. It caught fire after flames spread from a blaze at Pierce's pad. In the suit, the insurance company said the whole thing started because 007 failed to throw out rags susceptible to spontaneous combustion.

What a difference 2 weeks makes? On Monday, the Fireman's Fund Ins. Co. filed new docs to have the case dismissed, the court signed off and that's it. Case closed.

The suit can't be refiled -- usually a strong sign there was some sort of confidential settlement. We've reached out to Pierce, so far no word back.

JWoww Buy My NJ Crib ... You Can GTL, While I Bank Nearly $1 Mil

12/12/2017 11:25 AM PST
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JWoww's massive 7,000 square foot New Jersey home isn't right on the Jersey shore but it's close and, HUGE BONUS ... the buyer won't have to go far for all their GTL needs.

JWoww just listed her 6 bedroom, 5 bath home in Toms River for $1.59 million. And while it's got a big kitchen with 2 islands, lagoon pool and slide, the pad is a true "Jersey Shore" fan's dream because there's a gym, tanning bed and laundry room inside the pad. 

JWoww bought the home in 2011 for only $685k, so she's looking to make off with $905k. No word where she's moving to or if the tanning bed is actually included in the sale. Might be hard for her to part with it.

Ellen DeGeneres I'm Back in New Montecito House ... What's Up, Oprah?!!

12/11/2017 7:50 AM PST
EXCLUSIVE

Ellen DeGeneres is back in her old haunt -- Montecito, CA -- and, while her new estate there is a little smaller, it shares a property line with Oprah Winfrey ... TMZ has learned.

Ellen's new spread put her back just under $7.2 mil and sits on nearly 6 acres and includes 2 Spanish style homes -- one is 3,000 sq. ft and was built in 1845. The other is 3,600 sq. ft. ... built in 2006. There's also a barn for horses -- and the place has amazing ocean views.

It's in a gated community right next to Oprah. Ellen can literally go knock on her door for a cup of sugar.

Ellen's still in the process of selling her old Montecito mansion -- that one was on 17 acres -- for $39.5 million. And, oh yeah, the land baroness just snapped up a beach pad down the coast in Carpinteria, CA.

Ellen DeGeneres New Carpinteria Home Under Threat of Wildfires

12/10/2017 2:23 PM PST

4:50 PM PT -- Rob Lowe has evacuated his home due to the Thomas Fire. Ellen DeGeneres' new beach side house is now under threat of being scorched by SoCal wildfires ... and it sounds like she's starting to evacuate. 

Ellen tweeted Sunday that she just had to evacuate her pets from her recently purchased beach house in Carpinteria, for which she plunked down $18.6 million in October.

It's unclear if Ellen herself is being ordered to leave, or if she's already left, but it sure seems like the flames near her -- now dubbed the Thomas Fire -- are starting to get too close for comfort. So far, it's reportedly burned at least 200,000 acres in the area.

The fire has also spread to Montecito, which is home to tons of celebs who could potentially end up being affected, such as Oprah, Jeff Bridges, Drew Barrymore, Rob Lowe, and Patrick Stewart ... just to name a few.

Looks like Ellen is already taking precautions. Our advice to everyone else ... get out.

R. Kelly Reveals Ransacked Home ... They Took Everything

12/9/2017 10:55 AM PST

R. Kelly's back at his home in Atlanta, but it's not even close to the way he left it ... because burglars cleaned him out!

As we reported ... cops ID'd a suspect who allegedly took everything that wasn't nailed down out of the singer's 2 Atlanta cribs in back-to-back burglaries over Thanksgiving weekend while he was touring.

The scope of the thefts is astounding -- furniture, TVs, and even his washer and dryer ... all gone. He suggests in the vid it was done by someone he let get too close to him, which syncs up with what cops told us -- that one of Kelly's associates, Alfonso Walker, was fingered as the mastermind.

The singer also thanks his fans for showing him love and helping him stay positive despite the ordeal ... and vows to keep making music.

Chris Bosh's House Drug Trafficking Fortress ... Cops Say

12/9/2017 1:00 AM PST
EXCLUSIVE

The Texas home owned by NBA star Chris Bosh had all of the hallmarks of a traditional drug trafficking den ... from iron gates to security cameras -- this according to the cops who raided the joint. 

TMZ Sports broke the story ... Bosh's mother, Freida, is listed as a suspect in an alleged crack cocaine and heroin trafficking operation based out of the home Chris owns in DeSoto, Texas. 

Cops conducted an covert sting operation to obtain evidence -- which included sending an undercover officer to the home on Tuesday to snatch and grab trash bags that had been left outside of the home. 

Officials say investigators sifted through the trash and found tons of evidence -- including baggies with cocaine residue, weed paraphernalia, burned joints and mail with Freida's name on it. 

As for the drug trafficking den -- cops say the home was guarded by a large iron fence and outfitted with security cameras ... "a common tactic for drug traffickers" for obvious reasons. 

Cops say one of the suspects has a rap sheet that includes violent crime -- including an incident where he was arrested for allegedly shooting a guy in the face during a drug deal. 

One law enforcement source tells TMZ Sports ... Chris is not suspected of any wrongdoing and his only real connection is the fact he owns the property. 

So, how the hell did Bosh's mother get mixed up in such a dangerous situation? Unclear at this point. 

We're told no arrests have been made at this point -- but they could be coming soon. 

Kristen Wiig Drops $2.96 Mil ... for Mid-Century Jewel

12/9/2017 12:30 AM PST
EXCLUSIVE

Kristen Wiig's a big fan of masterpieces ... especially when it comes to her crib.

The super funny lady dropped $2,960,000 for a 4-bedroom, 4-bathroom Pasadena pad that's a Mid-Century gem ... with walls of glass, pool, spa, gardens and a seamless indoor/outdoor feel. The 3,425 square foot home also has lots of patios and vistas.

Check out the pics ... there's a lot to be jealous over. Even the dog looks adorable, though probably not part of the sale.

Cynthia Luczyski and Lauren Luczyski repped the seller and Bryony Atkinson repped Kristen. 

Robert Horry LeBron's L.A. Cribs Don't Make Him a Laker

12/9/2017 12:03 AM PST
EXCLUSIVE

Sorry, Laker Nation -- Robert Horry says LeBron swoopin' up another castle in L.A. does NOT mean King James is joining Lonzo and friends next year.

We got the Lakers playoffs legend leaving Blake Griffin's comedy show in Hollywood ... and Horry broke it down for us, plain and simple.

"You got money like that, you can have two big cribs anywhere you wanna have 'em!!" Big Shot Bob told TMZ Sports.

Horry says it's clear that Bron loves L.A. livin' ... after droppin' a combined $44 MIL on his mansions in Tinsel Town.

Just don't roll out the welcome mat for him. Yet.

'Biggest Loser' Trainer Why Run Outside During Wildfires? Just Smoke 5 Packs o' Cigs

12/8/2017 4:09 PM PST
EXCLUSIVE

'Biggest Loser' trainer Dolvett Quince is trying to scare every L.A. runner straight ... off the street or trail during the intense wildfires.

We got the super toned trainer at LAX, and asked if it's still safe to run, or exercise at all, with the fires smoking up much of the L.A. basin. Remember ... some of the hard hit areas -- in Bel-Air, Malibu and the San Fernando Valley -- are home to tons of celebs who enjoy training outdoors.

Dolvett's recommending everyone in health-conscious L.A. to adjust their fitness goals -- unless filling your lungs with smoke is your thing.

LeBron James Goes 2-for-2 in L.A. Drops $23M for 2nd Crib!!!

12/7/2017 9:54 AM PST

LeBron James is making himself right at home in L.A. ... buying his second crib in the area. Hear that, Lakers?

The King has chosen yet again the ritzy area of Brentwood for his second crib in as many years. This time he dropped $23 million for a brand spankin' new 8-bedroom, 11-bathroom crib that features an elevator and sweeping views of DTLA.

The 15,846 square foot house was built in 2017 and it's truly fit for a king -- it's got a theater room, wine cellar, cigar room with air purifying technology and an onyx bar. The rooftop terrace also has elevator access.

This crib's considerably bigger than the other Brentwood pad he bought 2 years ago ... dropping nearly 21 million bucks for that traditional-style home.

Again, Lakers ... hint, hint.

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