Elin bought the 9,000 square foot North Palm Beach home in March ... right after she struck a $100 million divorce settlement with Tiger Woods.
Apparently, Elin felt the modest 6 bedroom, 8 bathroom pad wasn't quite up to her standards ... so she did the only reasonable thing -- KNOCKED THE WHOLE PLACE DOWN!
We're told Nordegren has hired a high-priced architect to build her dream home ... and sources say every single worker is required to sign a confidentiality agreement.
No word on how long the project is expected to take -- but we're told Elin is living in a nearby mansion inside the private community while the new place is under construction.
It's good to be rich.
WHOSE NEW JESUS TATTOO
This young celeb already has a couple of tattoos on his body but yesterday he showed off his biggest one yet -- Can you guess who it is?
President Barack Obama
in Shirtless Football Game
Don't let anyone tell you Barack Obama lacks cojones -- because this weekend in Hawaii, the POTUS himself sacrificed his body to make a diving catch in a hardcore beach football game ... and TMZ has the pics.
The pics were snapped New Year's Day at the Kaneohe Marine Corps Base on Oahu, where the President and the first family stayed for their 10-day vacation.
Obama -- who's pretty ripped for a 50-year-old -- makes some shockingly athletic plays ... diving for catches, tossing up some Hail Marys, and juking people all over the place.
When was the last time a President did THAT?!?
Obama and the fam arrived back in DC early Tuesday morning -- where Mr. President will begin to quarterback his re-election campaign.
Is Oprah Working
At P.F. Chang's?!
Now that Oprah retired from her TV show -- has she really resorted to working at P.F. Chang's?
It sure looks that way...
Jessica Alba's Body
Returns to Pre-Fetus Form
More than four months after giving birth, Jessica Alba showed off her flat stomach and gorgeous mom curves in a hot pink bikini in Cabo this weekend.
Alba's second daughter Haven was born on August 13th.
"American Idol" Season 2 Contestants
THEN & NOW!
Clay Aiken was just officially announced as one of the contestants on "Celebrity Apprentice" ... but whatever happened to everyone else from Season 2 of "American Idol"?
Do names like Vanessa Olivarez, Corey Clark, Kimberly Caldwell and Josh Gracin ring a bell?
Check out the gallery above to see what they're all up to these days.
This well-trimmed star was given a one-of-a-kind TMZ warp ... can you guess who is behind the wonky photo?