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Charlize Theron

I've Adopted

Another Baby!

23 minutes ago BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

0730-charlize-theron-getty-01Charlize Theron's family has grown by one ... TMZ has learned she's adopted a second child. 

We're told Theron worked with an adoption agency for 6 months to seal the deal. The child, an African-American girl, was born in the United States. Charlize took custody of the newborn in July. 

The baby's name is August ... just like now.

We're told Charlize specially wanted a girl this time around, and she got it!  

Theron adopted her son, Jackson, from South Africa back in 2012. 

Mariah Carey

I Used Airbnb ...

For My Sick Malibu Rental

7/30/2015 10:02 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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0730_mariah_carey_pad_main_launchMariah Carey has proven Airbnb isn’t just for 20-year-old hipsters traveling on the cheap, but not every traveler on the Internet lodging site can afford a $10,000/night house in Malibu.

We're told Mimi used the site to rent out an awesome seaside home on Carbon Beach from movie producer Michael Lambert while she’s back in the L.A. area.

The 3,764 sq. ft. digs includes 4 beds and 4 baths, a master suite that spans the entire second floor, and a detached guest house.

Mariah will no doubt use the beach house to catch some rays until she heads out to the Holy Land for her Tel Aviv concert in August.

Tyga

I Don't Owe Rent ...

I'm Buyin' the Damn House!!!

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

0729-tyga-tmz-01Tyga says the eviction lawsuit his landlord filed against him is bogus, because he's NOT a renter ... he's a homebuyer ... and if he's right it's the most screwed up home purchase ever.

According to Tyga, he plunked $200,000 down on the Calabasas mansion a full year ago and the landlord told him he could move in during escrow, without paying any rent.

If that makes no sense, get this. Tyga says the escrow was supposed to close many months ago, but didn't because the seller didn't provide Tyga's bank with info that would allow the loan to be processed.

The landlord begs to differ, and says Tyga is a squatta. 

His lawyer, Lee Hutton, tells TMZ, "We evidently live in a world where a man's word is no longer your bond."

And that reinforces the age-old maxim ... get it in writing.

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Tyga

Worst Tenant Ever ...

Sued AGAIN for Stiffing Landlord

7/29/2015 12:50 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

0728-tyga-tmz-0117-year-old Kylie Jenner owns her own $2.7 million home, and her 25-year-old boyfriend, Tyga, is being sued for not paying his rent ... yet again.

Tyga's being sued by his landlord for failing to pay two months rent on his house in posh Calabasas. The pad rents for $25k/month ... and the landlord says he's behind that amount times 2.

If Tyga doesn't fork over the loot by Saturday, the landlord will go for eviction and charge him $833.33 a day in rent.

Fun fact: this is the house where Tyga lived with Blac Chyna ... so she's named as a defendant too. 

Just last month, Tyga was ordered to pay $80,000 in back rent to another Calabasas landlord.

We have reached out to Tyga's lawyer for comment ... so far no word back. 

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
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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
EXCLUSIVE

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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.

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