NBA forward Alize Johnson's mom says she was at a loss for words when she was gifted with a new house ... telling TMZ Sports she was BLOWN AWAY by her son's huge gesture.
As we previously reported, the 24-year-old Indiana Pacers player surprised his whole family with a new home in Williamsport, PA ... as a "thank you" for helping him reach his dreams as a professional NBA player.
We spoke with Johnson's mom, Chanelle, about the incredible moment ... and she broke down exactly what it was like to be surprised with the new digs!!
"I'm very proud, very proud and just speechless," Chanelle told us. "Speechless for the things that he's done and just his heart and his humility through the whole process."
"But, he's always been a humble kid but just to see him take care of us before his self is just -- it's mind-blowing."
As for who gets to decorate the new crib, the hooper says he only has a few requests.
"I told them, 'When we move in, listen. I don't care about anything but just let me deck the basement out and the outside pool and stuff like that,'" Johnson tells us.
"That's the only thing I was concerned about but beautiful house, beautiful neighborhood and we're gonna have some good memories there and I'm looking forward to my siblings getting in there and having it to remember growing up."
Note to Alize's fam -- dude better be getting a good present this holiday season!!
Jeffrey Epstein's old home is getting an extreme makeover ... the infamous compound where he sexually assaulted many of his young victims will be torn down.
Here's the deal ... Florida real estate developer Todd Michael Glaser says he inked a contract to buy the waterfront property from Epstein's estate, and once it closes next month he's planning to demolish the home and build a new 14,000-square-foot mansion ... according to the Wall Street Journal.
As we reported ... Epstein's infamous Palm Beach pad went on the market back in July for a whopping $21.9 million.
Glaser reportedly got it for just $18 million. Talk about your pricey teardowns!
The neighbors will probably be happy with the demolition ... remember, the pad was vandalized this summer when someone painted "GONE BUT NOT FORGIVEN" in blood-red letters on the front gate.
The new owner's getting a nice piece of land to work with though ... the compound is about a mile away from Donald Trump's Mar-a-Lago club, and the property features waterfront views in the renowned Estate Section on El Brillo Way. It's also got views of the Tarpon and Everglade islands.
As you know ... this is the home where Epstein recruited young girls for the sole purpose of sexually assaulting them, luring them in with money. He pled guilty in 2007 to state prostitution charges. The compound is heavily featured in the Netflix docuseries, "Jeffrey Epstein: Filthy Rich."
There's been a massive dark cloud hanging over the property ... so, Glaser's decision to raze it and start afresh makes sense.
Cameron Monaghan's quick-thinking neighbor told cops he caught a woman red-handed doing a shameless act ... and now the suspect is in jail.
Law enforcement sources tell TMZ ... LAPD got a call last month around 9 AM from a man telling the dispatcher he was following a woman on foot, claiming he witnessed her setting the "Shameless" star's rosebush on fire, which was promptly put out.
We're told the neighbor initially saw the woman set the rosebush on fire and leave ... but when she returned to the area the neighbor followed her and called cops. It wasn't long before cops caught up to the man and detained the woman. It's unknown if Cameron -- who played William H. Macy's stepson/nephew in the Showtime hit series -- was home at the time.
According to police ... there's home surveillance of the woman lighting the fire. We're told the 44-year-old suspect was ultimately arrested and the L.A. County District Attorney's Office has now charged the woman with 1 count of felony arson and 1 count of misdemeanor possession of a smoking device.
She remains behind bars on $151,000 bail.
One of the homes that became a bloody murder site at the hands of the Manson Family is looking for a new owner ... Zak Bagans just put it up for sale.
The Los Feliz house is famous for its dark past ... it's where former owners Leno and Rosemary LaBianca were brutally murdered by Manson Family members way back in August 1969, sending shock waves throughout Los Angeles.
Rosemary was stabbed 41 times ... and Leno was stabbed 12 times. The murders came the day after Manson Family members slaughtered Sharon Tate and 4 others.
The house itself is 1,600 square feet and has 2 bedrooms and 2 baths. It's got a pool and has explosive city views.
As we first told you ... Zak bought the home last July, when it was up for sale for $1.98 million, but now he's selling.
Zak tells TMZ ... he originally purchased the property for a film production, but changed course after spending time there. He says he started to feel those tragic events should rest and ultimately canceled the project out of respect for the LaBianca family.
Zak's listing the home for a cool $2.2 million ... and Robert Giambalvo from Redfin realty has the listing.
L.A. Chargers QB Justin Herbert is one of several players evacuated from his home Tuesday due to the raging wildfires in Southern California, Herbert confirmed.
"I’m actually in a hotel," the Chargers star rookie said Tuesday on "The Dan Patrick Show" ... "We had to evacuate our house because of the fires."
Herbert is seemingly referring to the Silverado Fire -- which is currently raging through Orange County, CA.
So far, roughly 100,000 people have left their homes to escape the blaze.
Officials say the fire has torched 11,200 acres. More than 750 firefighters are battling the inferno -- using 14 water-dropping helicopters. It's only 5% contained -- and with wild winds, there are concerns it will continue to spread fast.
#SilveradoFire Update:— OCFA PIO (@OCFA_PIO) October 27, 2020 @OCFA_PIO
More than 750 firefighters
10-15 mph winds with ridge top gusts reaching 35 mph
Residents under evacuation order:
6,000 Lake Forest
Footage taken at Crean Lutheran HS and La Perla in Foothill Ranch pic.twitter.com/t2SbCvmaSo
NFL Network's Tom Pelissero says several other Chargers players and staff members have also been evacuated.
The team is helping everyone get settled in hotels in safe areas while they prepare to take on the Broncos in Denver on Sunday.
2020 ... please make it stop already.
Elon Musk has said he's moving shop -- as in Tesla shop -- to the Lonestar State, but he said something Friday night that made us wonder if the plan's still a go.
We got the Tesla/SpaceX honcho in WeHo Friday night at Boa, and asked about a couple of things. Our photog wanted the lowdown on Elon's plan to divest himself of his worldly possessions, ala John Lennon's "Imagine." We specifically asked about the legendary home he sold that was once owned by Gene Wilder.
Elon told us he sold it to Gene's nephew, on condition -- that he retains its character. Elon sold it under market, possibly because he's a big Wilder fan -- we're guessing "Willy Wonka."
As we reported, Elon's shedding 2 massive homes in California ... Gene's home which was listed at $9.5 million and another estate listed at $30 million.
As for the move ... it seemed Elon was moving to Austin, and he said a few days ago he planned to open a Tesla giga-factory in Texas.
But, Friday night we ask Elon, "Is that why you sold the house because you're taking Tesla out of California. Are You Leaving?" He replies, "No, I'm not."
Unclear what he means, but it seems like the Tesla giga-factory is a go.
Gene Simmons is ready to get the hell outta Beverly Hills after nearly 4 decades ... and he's looking to unload his mansion, which is primed for the rock star lifestyle.
The KISS frontman just listed his two-acre estate in beautiful Benedict Canyon for a cool $22 million ... which gets ya 7 bedrooms and 16,000-square-feet of pure luxury.
Gene's pad comes tricked out with a 60-foot water slide, parking for 35 cars, and a professional size tennis court. Yeah, rock star status. He's also got an incredible collection of KISS memorabilia ... but he's taking that with him.
The inside of Gene's custom mansion is super lavish too, complete with chandeliers, coffered ceilings and several balconies and decks overlooking the manicured grounds.
Josh and Matt Altman of Douglas Elliman hold the listing on this property, the second one Gene's listed this year. He's also selling a 3-story crib in the Hollywood Hills for $2.2 million.
The property is legendary ... Wayne built the 13,300-square-foot estate in Thousand Oaks, CA back in 2002 and sold it to Dykstra in 2007 for $18.5 million.
Remember, at the time Dykstra was being hailed as some sort of financial genius ... when in reality, he wasn't.
The ex-MLB star filed for bankruptcy in 2009 and the bank foreclosed on the home soon after.
The home was bought at a foreclosure auction in 2010 -- only to hit the market again years later. Gretzky swooped in and picked it up in 2018 for $13.5 mil.
Now, Gretzky is selling it again -- asking $22.9 ... which (if he gets full asking) would put a cool $9.4 mil in his pocket.
NO WONDER THEY CALL HIM THE GREAT ONE!!
As for the house ... it's pretty rad. 6 bedrooms, 8 bathrooms -- plus 2 guest houses.
It's got a screening room, gym, game room, office, championship tennis court, outdoor entertainment area, wood-burning pizza oven, wood and gas barbecue, and formal gardens, according to the listing from Arvin Haddadzadeh of The Agency.
We're guessing potential buyers must be pre-qualified before being allowed to get a tour of the property ... which means the closest Dykstra will get to the property is viewing this gallery on our website.
The rapper dropped $1 million to become the proud new owner of 87 acres in Fayetteville, GA ... not far from the multi-million dollar mansion he calls home.
Da Boss's large plot of land -- located about 20 miles outside of Atlanta -- comes with 2 houses on the property that could be renovated for Rick to live in, or could be used as rentals.
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Mitt Conerly of Metro West Realty brokered the sale. We're told Ross made the purchase as a property investment ... it's adjacent to his estate.
Rick's 87-acre purchase is a BIG deal, and reminiscent of Kayne's Wyoming land grab just over a year ago -- although Ye's plot covered several thousand acres.
And, if you're wondering ... yes, the compound Ross owns nearby is what you'd expect from the "Hustlin'" hip hop artist. That compound features an astonishing 109 rooms, including 12 bedrooms and 21 bathrooms.
It used to belong to Evander Holyfield, but Rick scored it in 2014 for $5.8 mil after a bank had foreclosed on it.
Now, Rick has plenty of room to expand ... even further than his eyes can see.
It's rewarding to be funny as hell ... Russell Peters just unloaded his Hidden Hills crib for a boatload of money.
Russell's 8-bedroom, 9-bathroom crib in an exclusive guard-gated neighborhood in Hidden Hills just sold for $7.8 million. The 11,638-square-foot crib sits on 1.4 acres. Russell must be a huge car guy ... cause the property also features parking for 20+ vehicles!
The pics of the place are insane ... dual curved staircases in the grand entry, a 14-seat movie theater to screen his next standup special, plus a wet bar, billiard room, gym and sauna.
Basically, everything someone needs to throw ridiculous parties.
Benn and Desiree Zuckerman of Rodeo Realty had the listing which features even more outdoor entertaining space. The sprawling backyard has a beach-entry pool with spa and waterfall, 3 covered patios, a BBQ center and even a damn putting green.
Nobody seems more content with COVID than Cristiano Ronaldo ...
The 35-year-old soccer superstar -- who was ordered to self-isolate earlier this week after testing positive -- is now chillaxing in his mansion in Turin, Italy like he doesn't have a care in the world.
As we previously reported, the Portuguese Football Association announced Ronaldo's positive test on Tuesday -- and said he had been sent home to prevent exposure to other Team Portugal players and staffers.
Well, home for CR7 is a massive estate with an indoor pool.
He's still smiling. He's still ripped to shreds. And, he's offering up encouraging words to his fans.
"Don't let what you can't do stand in the way of what you can do," Ronaldo said Friday on IG.
Ronaldo reportedly flew from Portugal to Italy on a private "air ambulance" which he paid for himself.
While Ronaldo has not personally commented about his health since the positive COVID test -- the Portuguese Football Federation said he was "well, without symptoms, and in isolation."
Enjoy ... and get well soon.
Don't get it twisted ... the ex-NFL star loves the sentiment behind the King's gift to his 5-year-old -- he just says he knows from personal experience the mini-mansion ain't worth it!!!
"I actually, in 2015, bought my twins a house similar to this," Marshall said on FS1's "First Things First" on Wednesday. "And, I'm embarrassed to say how much it cost me."
"This is a great moment for LeBron. But it's a bad moment for me. It reminds me of the worst investment I ever made. I actually bought my twins a house similar to this. The kids only went into the house 5 times in 5 years." — @BMarshall— First Things First (@FTFonFS1) October 14, 2020 @FTFonFS1
"And, then the upkeep on it was as much as it was taking care of my own house!"
Marshall says while the idea of it seemed cool ... he claims his kids never really used it once the shine wore off.
"I'm embarrassed to tell you guys this," Marshall said. "The kids only went in the house 5 times in 5 years! They've been in the house 5 times in 5 years!"
"The worst investment ever!"
So far, doesn't seem Bron's regretting the gift all that much ... he got to spend an afternoon on Zhuri's couch earlier this week -- and it was adorable as hell.
Plus, it ain't like Bron can't afford it ... dude made over $38 MILLION from just his Lakers checks alone this season!
Just remember to wipe your feet BEFORE you enter!
The house where Linda Barrett caught Brad Hamilton, uh, enjoying himself in "Fast Times at Ridgemont High" is now up for sale ... but don't f***ing knock if ya ain't got a fat check.
The San Fernando Valley crib with 3 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms has hit the market for the first time in 20 years. It's listed at a cool $739,999. Pretty modest for the L.A. market. It's also, obviously, famous for the classic, 'Fast Times' film ... including the famous backyard pool scene that was recently recreated -- via Zoom, of course -- by Brad Pitt and Jennifer Aniston.
The 1,250-square-foot home -- in a neighborhood which is part of a prestigious school district -- recently underwent renovations that include a new roof, water heater, dual pane windows and French doors that lead to the backyard. The house also features hardwood floors, a secluded backyard with a private patio, 2 wooden decks and a newly plastered swimming pool ... Phoebe Cates in a red swimsuit not included.
Olga Safonoff of Pinnacle Estate Properties, Inc. holds the listing.
Drew Brees has channeled his inner George Jefferson ... TMZ Sports has learned the QB's moved on up to a deluxe condo in a sky-high New Orleans building -- and it's awesome!
Sources close to the Saints star tell us the quarterback has purchased a baller unit inside the new Four Seasons New Orleans Hotel & Private Residences in Louisiana.
And, we're told Drew's new pad is coming with ALL the bells and whistles!!
Sources say Brees' spot at the Four Seasons (which is reportedly the priciest development in N.O. history) will come with everything from private access to a bar/lounge to a golf simulator room.
We're also told Drew will be able to swim at the place's 75-foot outdoor pool ... and he'll have insane views of the Mississippi River and the French Quarter from his unit too!
"When I heard The Four Seasons was coming to New Orleans, I jumped at the opportunity to purchase a condominium," Brees said of the place in a statement.
"The Four Seasons is transformative for this city and I’m excited to be part of it. My family and I will always love New Orleans and be proud to call the Four Seasons home."
As for the price ... we're told Brees paid several million dollars for it -- which we know the guy can afford, seeing as he just inked a 2-year $50 MILLION contract in March!
Yup, still great to be rich!
California-native Chad Rogers was only 30 years old when he shot to stardom after he was cast on the first few seasons of the real estate reality show, "Million Dollar Listing," where he became known for his high-priced house sales around Los Angeles, some must-watch television drama on Bravo ... and of course, those shaggy bangs!
If you have a giant pile of cash laying around ... Chad Rogers continues to work in the luxury housing market for Hilton & Hyland and has homes for sale!
LeBron James' daughter, Zhuri, is about to be 6 years old ... AND SHE'S ALREADY A HOMEOWNER!!!
The NBA superstar hooked his kid up with an early birthday present -- her own private crib in his backyard ... and it's incredible!!!
It's a mini-version of what appears to be LeBron's Brentwood mansion -- a brand new freestanding structure in the backyard complete with a study room, windows, custom flooring and more!
It even has a play kitchen area -- complete with a play oven, stove, fridge and cabinets (don't worry, they're not REAL working appliances).
"Early bday gift my princess!!! Love you baby z," LeBron said.
It's clear Bron is hoping Zhuri will use the home for school work -- he asks her over and over again if she's taking a break from distance learning.
The funniest part of the video is when Bron tracks in dirt on Zhuri's new custom floors -- and she immediately grabs something to clean it up!
Bron can't help himself -- and starts cracking up ... saying, "Oh my bad. I got your floor dirty??!"
No word on the square footage -- but it's definitely big enough to store Bron's new Finals MVP trophy ... if Zhuri lets him!