As if Beats by Dr. Dre didn't earn him enough money last year ... Kim Kardashian and Kanye West are gearing up to line Dre's pockets even more, because Dre owns the Calabasas mega-property the couple is seriously thinking about buying.
TMZ broke the story ... Kim and Kanye have got their eyes on a massive plot of land tucked away in a secluded section of Calabasas, and are considering buying it and then building an enormous, super-private mansion.
The couple already owns an $11 million mansion nearby in Bel Air -- still under construction -- but now they're concerned it's too exposed ... so they're thinking about selling it and buying the lot.
And now for the crazy coincidence -- we've learned the 6-acre plot is owned by hip hop mega-producer Dr. Dre, which he purchased last year for roughly $10.5 million. We're told the land is now worth between $11-12 million.
FYI, Dre is worth a reported $360 million. Kim and Kanye's reported net worth combined isn't even half that. Dre reportedly raked in $110 million last year alone ... largely from Beats by Dre.
Stick Fighting With Twin Sons
11/16/2013 11:18 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
Charlie Sheen's ex-wife Brooke took her kids for a walk in Beverly Hills yesterday and began to entertain them mid-hike by turning her walking stick into a sword ... and flailing it around like He-Man.
As we previously reported, her brother Scott was awarded temporary guardianship over the twins while Brooke deals with her latest drug issues ... and he was there too.
It may seem innocent -- but teaching her kids how to wield a giant stick properly when they're being accused of constant violence by ex-guardian Denise Richards seems kinda dumb ... so we gotta ask ...
Kim & Kanye
Hunting for Real Estate ... AGAIN
Bigger, Better, More Private
11/13/2013 12:50 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
Kim Kardashian and Kanye West haven't even moved into their $11 million Bel Air mansion, and they're already on the lookout for an upgrade -- scoping out sprawling properties to build a secluded MEGA-MANSION ... far away from worldly distractions.
Kim and Kanye checked out the 10-acre plot of land over the weekend -- way in the back of Bel Air, not far from the $11 million house they bought in January -- and sources tell us, they're interested in purchasing it in order to build a newer, bigger house.
We're told the couple likes the plot of land particularly because it's more sequestered than the other place -- which is still under construction -- and now that they have a baby, privacy is more important than ever.
They're not decided just yet -- but we're told if they choose to purchase the new property, they'll sell the one they just bought.
According to sources, the plot of land alone is going for $10 million -- and building on top of it will cost a fortune more.
Not like they can't afford it.
'Amish Mafia' Star Esther Schmucker
Bruised, Battered & Out Of Hiding
11/12/2013 9:55 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
"Amish Mafia" star Esther Schmucker has come out of hiding -- revealing her bruised and battered face in public for the first time since her boyfriend allegedly used it as a punching bag.
Schmucker was sporting a seriously black eye as she went out on a shopping run ... but she didn't have much to say, telling a photographer, "I don't feel like talking to anybody."
As we reported ... the beatdown left Schmucker with a broken nose and cheekbone ... and several broken teeth. She hasn't been seen in public since her boyfriend -- Imir R. Williams -- was arrested for the Oct. 31 attack on her face.
Williams -- a rapper who goes by the name Mirkat -- has been charged with felony aggravated assault in connection with the beating and is currently behind bars in a Pennsylvania prison.
On the House Hunt,
Leaving Charlie's Orbit
11/12/2013 6:52 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
8:50 AM PT -- Sources close to Brooke tell us, Brooke is looking to move because she believes that's what the court wants. We're told Brooke is under the impression she can't live under the same roof as her children -- and when her brother Scott moves in today with the twins, she feels she's required to find another place to live full-time until her custody rights are fully restored.
Brooke Mueller seems to be subscribing to the adage, "Absence makes the heart grow fonder," because she's got her sights set on moving out of Charlie Sheen's neighborhood.
Brooke was shopping for condos in Bev Hills Monday ... just a day before twins Bob and Max will be living with her full-time, under the watchful eye of Brooke's brother Scott.
Here's what's interesting. Brooke has been living in a house Charlie bought just blocks from where he lives. Things have gotten so bad between the 2, Charlie has been making noises that she's becoming persona non grata, so condo shopping is not surprising.
As for who will end up paying for the condo ... it's likely good ol' Charlie will end up footing the bill. Brooke's child support was sliced in half after losing custody, but now that the kids will be living with her full-time, it's a safe bet Charlie will have to ante up $55k a month, just like in the good ol' days.
Aw, What A Dad...
Flies Home To Take Care of Baby
11/12/2013 4:30 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
Kanye West clearly has new priorities ... leaving an epic birthday party for Leo DiCaprio in NYC and flying all night back to L.A. for North West's doctor's appointment.
We're told Kanye and Kim landed just before 6 AM ... and rushed home where Kanye picked up Nori and headed to the doctor's office in Bev Hills. FYI ... guess who didn't go? Mama K was otherwise engaged.
The kid's fine. It was just a routine baby visit.
Maybe it'll impress the judge in the assault case.
We Sold Our Bras To Raise $$$ For Vets
11/11/2013 2:37 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF
Kim Kardashian's bra is capable of supporting a whole lot more than her boobs ... it's also helping support U.S. military families.
The Kardashians organized the charity yard sale yesterday -- for their reality show, natch -- to raise money for two charities -- the No Kid Hungry Foundation and the Greater L.A. Fisher house -- which provides housing for families of wounded warriors.
Our Kardashian peeps tell us ... the family raised about $6K by selling their old lingerie, clothing, artwork and household goods ... and the family will match the loot so the total take is $12K.
Tim Byk, founder and exec. director of Fisher House, tells us, "They reached out to us, they found us. Maybe they will make it over to the house for a pizza party."
Cash aside ... we're told the Kardashians are also donating all the items that didn't sell yesterday ... to the Fisher House families.
Kinda nice ... for Veterans Day.
Britney Spears and K-Fed
... Well This is Awkward
11/9/2013 12:45 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF
The trio came together in Tarzana today for an awkward -- yet respectable -- moment ... and didn't seem too fazed standing side by side ... by side.
Makes sense ... since K-Fed made it clear to us last month he had moved on with his life and didn't really care about things going on with Britney anymore.
Weed Can't Stop in Amsterdam
11/9/2013 9:16 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
Stop us if this one sounds familiar ... Miley Cyrus was surrounded by weed last night -- only this time she was with super-sexy model Cara Delevingne.
Miley bounced from the Greenhouse in Amsterdam looking giggly and glassy-eyed after kicking it inside for a few hours with Cara and some friends.
The Greenhouse seems to be a popular spot for celebs ... with stoners like Snoop Dogg and Wiz Khalifa recently taking in the greenery at their shop.
Cara kept a low-profile when the group left ... but Miley was front and center looking awfully toasty.
No pics of the duo actually sampling Amsterdam's finest ... but c'mon!
Expert Reveals Personality Profile
11/9/2013 1:00 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
Suri Cruise has the confidence and maturity that far exceeds the norm for a 7-year-old ... so says Suri expert Tom Cruise.
In his deposition in the defamation case, Tom says Suri is a good communicator, which allows him to have meaningful conversations with her when he's not with her.
But more than that ... Cruise swore under oath ... his daughter is "confident" and has "a good sense of herself."
So we gotta ask...
Brooke & Charlie's Kids
Back In Brooke's Clutches
11/8/2013 4:41 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF
Brooke Mueller's got her hands back on her and Charlie Sheen's twins -- picking them up from school today and bringing them to her home ... for the foreseeable future.
As we reported, the judge ruled 4-year-old Bob and Max will move in with Brooke along with Brooke's brother Scott, who is now the legal guardian.
Scott became the temporary owner of the twins after Denise Richards said she could no longer care for the boys -- because they had become violent with her daughters and because she couldn't handle Brooke's craziness.
One thing's for sure ... Charlie is NOT a happy camper.
I'm Dumping The Ol' Bag
11/8/2013 3:06 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF
Lamar Odom is living the life of a vagabond ... never staying in one place too long. Latest stop -- a friend's home.
Lamar dropped off a fully-packed suitcase at a pal's house in L.A. on Wednesday -- which also happened to be his 34th birthday.
TMZ broke the story ... Lamar and Khloe Kardashian are secretly selling their Tarzana mansion -- although Lamar hasn't lived there for months -- and Khloe plans to divorce Lamar once she thinks his life is stable enough to handle it.
Lamar took a momentary break from his baggage handling to flex his reduced muscles.
Everybody's got baggage.
Ain't No Mountain High Enough
11/8/2013 2:54 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF
Katie Holmes and Suri Cruise went to the mountaintop ... but were forced to come down ... though certainly not as dramatically as her ex-hubby would do it.
Katie had some downtime from shooting "The Giver" in Cape Town ... so she took Suri to Table Mountain -- a famed tourist spot with stunning views. It's one of the new 7 wonders of the world.
Turns out it was a bad day for sightseeing. It was cloudy, windy and cold, making it almost impossible to see in front of your face.
Suri was clinging to her mom while they waited for a cable car to take them down.
Tom surely would have strapped her to his back and rappelled down the mountain. After all, that's the way they do it in Afghanistan.