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Mike Tyson

Abandoned Mansion to Become Church

3/30/2015 10:46 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

0330_mike_tyson_abandoned_mansion_inside_photos_launchThe insane over-the-top Ohio mansion where Mike Tyson lived and partied in the '80s and '90s is getting a complete makeover ... in Jesus' name. 

The mansion is insane -- featuring marble EVERYWHERE, a hot tub with mirrored ceiling, indoor pool, tiger cages, a basketball court and more. 

Tyson sold the place in 1999 ... and it's had multiple owners since then ... but now, according to the Daily Mail, it's been bought by a developer who plans to turn the property into a church. 

The place isn't in terrible shape ... but it does need some work ... especially since vandals tagged the joint, leaving several "anarchy" symbols around the house. 

And get this, the new owners have offered Tyson an invite to the church's first gathering. No word if he plans on going. 

Vanilla Ice

He Can Now Buy the House

He Allegedly Looted ... Legally

3/30/2015 12:30 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

0327_vanilla_ice_home_launchVanilla Ice can try to unscramble the proverbial egg by buying the house he allegedly burglarized, because it's on the market.

You'll recall ... Ice was arrested for felony grand theft after allegedly looting the joint and taking furniture, a pool heater, bicycles and other stuff. Ice told cops he thought the stuff was fair game because it was on the curb.  

The stuff was returned, and now the owner has put the Lantana, FL house on the market for $1.6 mil. 

Here's the rub. You can't rob a bank, return the money and just call it a day. Ice is expected to be formally charged with the crimes next month.

Stan Lee

Buy My Mansion

And I'll Throw In Spider-Man

3/29/2015 12:20 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

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Stan Lee is wheeling and dealing ... unloading one of his mansions and willing to sweeten the deal with Spidey.

Our real estate sources tell us ... sure, you can snag Stan's ritzy pad in the posh Bird Streets of L.A. for $5 mil.

Now here's the sweetener ... he's willing to throw in the autographed, life-size Spider-Man statue in the entry, but not for free -- it's $25k extra. The extra cash will go to charity.

Stan snagged the 5,000 sq. ft. house with 5-bedrooms and 7.5 bath for his daughter back in 2012 for $3.4 mil, but she's moved on, so he's cashing in.

Remember, house spiders are good luck.

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Jason Statham & Rosie Huntington-Whiteley

Takin' The Next Big Step ...

A Ballin' Bev Hills Hideaway

3/28/2015 12:10 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

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Jason Statham and his supermodel GF Rosie Huntington-Whiteley are finally taking the big plunge ... by going halfsies on a ballin' $13 mil Bev Hills estate.

There's only one sure way to know Hollywood love is real ... shackin' up. Our real estate sources say the action star and his leading lady went 50/50 on a sprawling 5-bed, 8-bath, 7119 sq. ft. mansion that even has a waterfall pool.

The timing  is perfect -- they just celebrated 5 years of love. And the plot thickens, because Rosie's been sporting what looks like an engagement ring since December.

Mazel.

Ray Rice

Selling Baltimore Mansion

3/27/2015 9:19 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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0327-ray-rice-tmz-02Ray Rice is moving on from Baltimore -- selling the mansion he built in 2012 ... the same year he signed a $35 million contract with the Ravens ... this according to the Baltimore Sun

The 4,736 sq. ft. home was listed at $899,000 -- and the Sun says Ray has already found a buyer. The sale is reportedly set to close in April.  

The house is pretty sweet -- 5 beds, 4.5 baths on 1.08 acres.

0327-SUB-ray-rice-house-realtor-01So, where's Ray headed next? The disgraced running back says he and his wife Janay are moving back to his hometown of New Rochelle, NY. 

Rice is still looking to sign with another NFL team ... so it's possible they could move again ... if anyone is willing to take a chance on the guy. 

Drea De Matteo

I Lost My Apartment

in NYC Explosion

3/27/2015 5:06 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

0327_building_fire_instagram"Sopranos" star Drea De Matteo was among those who lost their apartment in Thursday's dramatic building explosion in the East Village area of New York City.  

De Matteo posted a pair of photos from across the street as firefighters worked to put out the blaze. She wrote, "A hole where my NYC home of the last 22 years once stood ... NYC's finest trying to put out the flames to mine n many others apartments." 

The explosion happened around 3:17 PM ET and the resulting fire tore through several buildings, a mix of residential and commercial properties. The cause of the explosion is said to be "gas-related."

Officials say at least 19 people were injured, at least four critically.

Richard Simmons

My Bushes are So Beautiful

They Make Me Cry

3/26/2015 12:50 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

Richard Simmons has hardly left his house in more than a year, but it's ok because he's so smitten by what the landscaper has done, it makes him break down in tears.

We got this audio recording of Richard calling Angie's List and you'd think he was giving props to Michelangelo. In this case the artist is landscaper Alvaro Garibay, who trims Richard's bushes to a fare-thee-well. 

You gotta listen. It was recorded in 2013, before Richard went MIA, but you can hear how his gated estate has become his refuge.

And the biggest bonus of all ... Richard says his Hispanic gardeners speak really good English. 

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Carson Daly Sued

Gas Station Fuming

Over Chain Link Fence

3/25/2015 12:30 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

0324-carson-daily-fence-tmz-01Carson Daly may have THOUGHT good fences make good neighbors, but his fence just got him sued.

Carson owns a house in a really nice part of Santa Monica overlooking the Pacific Ocean. There's a Chevron gas station next door -- we know that sounds weird, but it's a whole topography thing.

Seems the gas station believes Carson's fence is sitting on its property, and not by inches -- by feet. The gas station has sued Carson, asking a judge to make it clear to the host of "The Voice" he has to remove the chain link.

But that's not all. The friendly petroleum folks want money, and apparently lots of it.

We've reached out to Carson's rep but no word back.

What would you pay to hear the judge call the case and say, "Chain chain chain, chain chain chain, chain chain chain, chain of fools."

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Oprah Winfrey

Look at My Nudes!

They're All for Sale

3/24/2015 11:13 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

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is holding the yard sale to end all yard sales -- in the form of a massive online auction -- and the items up for sale reveal ... Oprah's a little bit of a freak.  

Look past her run-of-the-mill plates, tables, chairs, etc. -- and the thing that stands out is her abundance of nude artwork. For example, there's the set of four framed nude male mythological figures ... expected to fetch between $800-$1,200. 

There's also a nude painting by Aristide Maillol ($8,000-$12,000), a few Ellie Dolgin nude statues (around $10,000), and a painting of a nude woman by Richard Edward Miller with an estimated worth of $80,000-$120,000.

There's also a weight set that looks barely used (no shade, just the truth) for about $500, a pen with Oprah's name on it for $50, and some kind of lamb sculpture that lays for about $2,000.

Maybe just stick with the nudes.  

Justin Bieber Egging Victim

You Destroyed My Career

So I Want A Million Bucks

3/22/2015 1:00 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

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Justin Bieber's egging victim demanded a million dollars for destroying his reputation as an online auto industry leader.

Sources close to the situation say Jeff Schwartz feels he's known everywhere as the guy Bieber egged and spit on, and it's damaging the reputation he's built up over 20 years in car sales media software.

We're told Schwartz isn't satisfied with the $80k Bieber has already anted up for the egging damage. Now he wants money for his good name. He also wants money because he claims Bieber verbally abused his wife and daughter.

We're told Schwartz gave Bieber's people an ultimatum ... pay him $1 million or else he'd sue. Bieber's people told Schwartz to pound sand, so he filed suit this week.

Bieber -- who moved away from Schwartz and Calabasas -- pled no contest to vandalism for the egging and was placed on 2 years probation.

Justin's people dispute much of what Schwartz claims. 

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David Copperfield

Swimming Pool Disaster

Floods Entire High Rise

3/21/2015 6:55 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

0321-david-copperfield-building-tmz-04David Copperfield's water broke  ... his NYC penthouse pool is now empty, because all the water cascaded into the units 30 floors below.

It happened March 8, according to the NY Post.  Apparently the pump malfunctioned and water drenched the illusionist's 4-story East Side penthouse.  But that's just the beginning.  The H20 made it's way down the building, knocking elevators out of commission.  Water made its way through walls and floors, all the way to the basement.

David had vintage arcade pieces from Coney Island as well as many other antiques in his pad, but somehow they were spared.  But plenty of damage was done.

Copperfield was performing in Vegas when it happened.  

His lawyer told the Post, the pool will be refilled when they're sure it's fail safe.  As for lawsuits, the lawyer says, "This is New York City.  Nothing would surprise me."  

Based on our experience lawsuits like this are not peculiar to the Big Apple. 

Nick Cannon

Scoping Out New L.A. Man Cave

3/20/2015 12:50 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

0320_nick_cannon_tmzNick Cannon is already back on the prowl -- searching for a bachelor pad where he can crash in L.A. 

Our real estate sources say Nick is sniffing around Santa Monica and the Hollywood Hills for his new West Coast HQ. We're told his criteria are pretty simple -- fully furnished and rent to own. 

As we first told you ... Nick's already dropping $11k/month on a sprawling New Jersey mansion he scooped up a few weeks ago.

As for the furnished part -- it's just a bachelor pad, and let's be honest ... he's done enough remodeling lately.

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Justin Bieber

Neighborly Run-In with Emmy Rossum

... Not Her Cup of Sugar

3/19/2015 3:40 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Justin Bieber is nothing more than a punk kid on the block to Emmy Rossum -- who says her first run-in with her new neighbor will definitely be her last.

Emmy was on "Sway in the Morning" on SiriusXM this week, and said she went out of her way to welcome Justin to her Beverly Hills 'hood when he moved in last month -- but ran into a wall of bodyguards.

She says Bieber eventually showed up, but was balling so hard that -- well, you gotta see her describe it.

As for getting any future invites to JB's legendary ragers ... Emmy's not concerned. 

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