Lady Gaga is a first-time California homeowner ... but she's not starting small. TMZ has learned she just bought a massive $24 million Malibu compound.
Real estate sources tell us ... the house sits on 6 acres. It has the usual for rich people ... lots of bedrooms and bathrooms, his and her walk-in closets, a pool, gym, wine cellar. But it also has a custom safe room and 2 lane bowling alley, bocce ball court and an 8-horse stable.
The seller was Dan Romanelli, the founder of the Warner Bros. Worldwide Consumer Products Division ... which makes us here at TMZ feel grossly underpaid -- they own us.
The deal was sealed by The Agency, a high-end real estate firm. The guys who made the dough -- Mauricio Umansky (hubby of Kyle Richards) and Santiago Arana ... they repped both sides.
Hey Tiger ...
Keep YOUR Balls Out of Here!
10/17/2014 1:20 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
The mega-mansion Elin Nordegren built with her $100 million Tiger Woods Fund includes a gigantic screw you to her ex -- a mini golf course and putting green ... where he will NOT be practicing his short game.
It's not enough that Elin's 21,000 sq. ft custom crib has 9 bedrooms, a home theater, and a huge swimming pool -- her front yard is a perfectly manicured green with multiple practice holes ... AND two bunkers!
Ballsy message on Elin's part. But we doubt Tiger's sweating it ... he's never had a problem finding holes to play.
MLB Star Barry Zito
Rent My Giant S.F. Mansion
... $25k Per Month!
10/14/2014 7:44 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
He once signed a $126 MILLION contract ... but former MLB pitcher Barry Zito could still use a few extra bucks -- which is why he's trying to rent out his S.F. mansion for $25k per month.
The ex-San Francisco Giants hurler has listed his 2-acre estate in Marin County, CA to rent or buy ... the latter will run you about $9 million.
The place is pretty sweet -- 4 bedrooms, 5 bathrooms, a wine cellar, pool, outside fire-place with seating area, a guest house ... and privacy, privacy, PRIVACY!!!
The former Cy Young winner bought the place in 2007 for $8.8 mil ... but clearly, he's over it.
Zito's also selling another mansion he owns in the Hollywood Hills.
No word on where he plans to live now ... but it's probably somewhere nice.
Landlord Gets Court Order
You Don't Live Here No More
10/14/2014 12:10 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Ex "Scandal" star Columbus Short is a real loser -- lost his job, lost his wife ... and now he's lost his home too.
Short had been renting a place outside L.A. ... in the Valley ... for $6,995/month, but his landlord gave him the heave-ho once he fell about a month behind on the rent.
The landlord must have been aware of Short's recent track record, because he got a court order giving Short 5 days to get the hell out. Turned out to be unnecessary though ... since Columbus bolted on his own. The landlord tells us he's not sure if the actor paid back rent before leaving.
But hey, any exit Columbus makes these days without a fight ... is a good one.
Derek Hough & Mark Ballas
Our Junker is Now Fit for a Pimp
10/13/2014 12:54 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Move over Ty Pennington, the house Derek Hough and Mark Ballas bought has officially been souped-up -- and now the famous dancers are looking to cash out.
The "Dancing With the Stars" duo purchased the Studio City pad together earlier this year for $1.275 mil ... and now they're listing it for $1.895 million -- $620K more than they paid.
The flipping process caught the eye of HGTV, which will air a special in January featuring their home pirouette ... tentatively called "Mark & Derek's Excellent Flip."
We're told the "Dancing" stars completely tore up the inside ... and replaced all the windows and doors with fancy new ones -- same goes for the roof.
We're told Derek and Mark forked over at least $200K to rebuild it, with the help of real estate agent Andrew Gulyas ... and now each of the 'DWTS' stars stand to waltz away with some nice pocket change.
Not bad for 8 months work.
Boxer Jermain Taylor
I'm Selling The Mansion
... Where I Shot My Cousin!
10/13/2014 12:45 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
For Sale: Sprawling celebrity-owned mansion in Arkansas ... with sparkling pool, wet bar, media room -- and oh yeah ... THE OWNER ONCE SHOT SOMEONE ON THE PROPERTY!!!
TMZ Sports has learned boxing champ Jermain Taylor has put his 39 acre Little Rock estate on the market -- the estate that happens to be at the center of a police investigation.
As we previously reported, Taylor was arrested back in August for shooting his cousin during a domestic dispute. At the time, Taylor claimed his cousin was an "intruder."
But the cousin lived -- so if you can get past the blood-stained history ... you can enjoy the 5,071 square feet of living space with 4 beds and 3.5 baths.
That is, if you're willing to make an offer somewhere near the $1.2 million asking price!
Legendary Texas Mega-Mansion
... Up For Auction!
10/12/2014 8:26 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Wanna live like Prime Time?? Got about $10 million laying around? Then you can bid on the Texas mega-mansion once owned by Deion Sanders!
Deion's former 29,000 square-foot residence -- located in Prosper, TX -- is hitting the auction block ... just one month after the NFL legend sold the place to a real estate development company.
The house is insane -- with a movie theater, bowling alley, 10 bedrooms resort-style pool and 10 bedrooms!!!
Deion moved out of his castle in 2012 after a WAR broke out between himself and his then-wife Pilar Sanders. As we previously reported, the couple lived in the house TOGETHER even after Deion filed for divorce.
Deion has since moved into a sick $5 million condo in Dallas.
The house is expected to hit the auction block next month -- good luck!
Nothin' But A Good Time
In Awesome New Crib
10/12/2014 12:15 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Block parties in Khloe and Kourtney Kardashian's 'hood just got a whole lot more fun ... now that hair metal rocker Bret Michaels is calling the place home.
Real estate sources tell us the Poison lead singer dropped $3.05 million on a 6,797 sq. ft mansion in the gated Oaks community of Calabasas ... and has been busy making some rock star renovations.
We're told Michaels got a deal on the crib ... since it was originally listed at $3.475 mil. It's got 5 bedrooms and all the amenities ... courtyard, spa, "multiple seating enclaves" ... and a loggia (rich people word for 'covered patio').
Kick-ass party pad in the 'burbs -- Something to believe in.
Celebrity Event Sullies Presidency
10/10/2014 6:02 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
The idiocy of Hollywood was in full bloom Thursday night when Gwyneth Paltrow turned an already-embarrassing Hollywood fundraiser into "The Dating Game."
Paltrow -- who hosted the event at her Brentwood home -- gushed as she introduced President Obama, "You're so handsome that I can't speak properly."
She then showed utter ignorance about, and contempt for, the Constitution and separation of powers -- the basic tenets of our government -- by saying, "It would be wonderful if we were able to give this man all of the power that he needs to pass the things that he needs to pass."
It's the latest example of how demeaning it has become for Presidents to act like circus animals -- performing for crowds that will feed them ... in this case, feed them with money to line political coffers.
It's revolting that celebrities and other rich people feel such a need for self-importance -- contributing money but ONLY if they can have their picture taken with the president and tell their friends they had dinner with him. If they're so committed to him, just send him a check and let him stay in Washington and do his job.
Fact is ... it has little to do with Obama. It's about how the celebrity circus has sullied the Presidency of the United States.
Drops Half a Mil On Farmette
10/9/2014 12:30 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Ne-Yo's tradin' hos for hoes ... because we found out he's gonna be a farmer.
Real estate sources tell us ... the R&B superstar dropped $520K on a gated 5-bedroom, 3-bath house that sits on 2 acres of farmland ... in the boondocks outside of Alpharetta, Georgia. The listing calls it a "hobby farm."
Hard to say if he plans on growin' his own crop ... he's been known to provide housing to relatives -- like the $550K crib for his mom he bought a couple years back.
Stephen Collins, Faye Grant
Who's Been Sleeping in My Bed?
10/8/2014 10:16 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Stephen Collins and Faye Grant had a bizarre living arrangement, with NO designated bedrooms for them and their daughter ... this according to new legal docs.
Grant filed the docs -- obtained by TMZ -- in her divorce case, explaining they have 3 houses on 2 adjoining lots in Brentwood, CA.
Grant says, "Stephen, our daughter and I did not have designated bedrooms in any one house: we would frequently rotate and move around to different bedrooms in the different houses."
The houses came up because Grant wants the home sold and the proceeds divided. As we previously reported, she doesn't want any future financial involvement with Collins in case he's sued by one of the women with whom he had improper sexual contact.
Mine Is Twice As Big
As Tom Brady's!
10/6/2014 1:07 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Mark Wahlberg's massive home in Beverly Park, CA is finally complete ... 30,000 square feet strong ... and it's twice as big as Tom Brady's house!
Wahlberg bought the six-acre property five years ago and had the house designed by architect to the stars Richard Landry, who also did Tom and Gisele's.
The home has a lot, including a library, wine cellar and a wood-paneled home theater, a rock formation pool with two jacuzzis, a slide, and get this ... a diving board!
And if you feel like playing sports ... there's a putting green and a basketball court.
The only thing this house doesn't have ... a talking teddy bear.
I'm Selling My Miami Mega Mansion!!
... For $17 Million
10/3/2014 2:03 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
The 16,768 sq ft pad is just plain sick ... 6 bedrooms, an infinity pool, wine cellar and dockage space that can accommodate two 60 foot yachts.
James bought the place back in 2010 for $9 million ... so he's hoping to pocket a cool $8 million bucks from the sale -- which is really just pocket change for the guy.