11:27 AM PT -- Jon and Lisa joined us on "TMZ Live" Thursday and told us why they wanted to help address the homelessness crisis facing L.A. and the rest of the country.
The couple says the tiny home communities are much faster, easier and more practical to build than affordable housing, and they tell us why the communities are serving people in greater ways than just providing shelter.
Jon Cryer and Lisa Joyner are joining forces with a non-profit doing all it can to tackle the homeless crisis in Los Angeles ... by providing tiny homes for shelter.
The "Two and a Half Men" star and his wife are spearheading a fundraising effort with the Hope of the Valley Rescue Mission, which opened the first Tiny Home Village in North Hollywood last month.
Along with donating $30,000 to the org's ongoing mission to fight homelessness and poverty in the L.A. area, Jon and Lisa will also be running 2 miles of the 125-MILE ultra-marathon to raise money for the cause.
Hope of the Valley hopes to raise over $200k, which will go toward opening another 500-bed Tiny Home Community across the San Fernando Valley.
Jon and Lisa will also serve as Tiny Home Village sponsors. A rep for HOTV also tells us it’s important to note that city councilman Paul Kerkorian, made it possible to build these homes in the city.
According to Hope of the Valley, the Tiny Homes initiative is an "innovative, affordable, and scalable solution to the humanitarian crisis known as homelessness" ... and with Jon and Lisa's support, it's ramping up in the best way.
Originally published -- 1:00 AM PT
Rihanna skipped out on the Grammys this year and hasn't dropped an album in 5 years, but rest assured, she's doing just fine ... and the proof's in her new pad.
The singer and Fenty Beauty founder is the new owner of a Beverly Hills mansion ... after she reportedly dropped $13.8 million on the beautiful 7,628-square-foot home sitting on a nearly 22,000-square-foot lot ... which comes with an open-air courtyard, pool, spa and fire pit.
On the inside, there's a spacious floor plan with 5 beds, 7 baths and, of course ... a gourmet chef's kitchen.
If ya haven't heard, Rihanna's been killing it the past few years in the fashion and cosmetics biz with Savage x Fenty to go with Fenty Beauty ... this mansion is the fruit of that labor.
Prince Harry still seems pretty upset about losing his Royal security privileges, and ya can't blame him ... especially because cops say he and Meghan Markle had an unwanted visitor on their property TWICE during the holidays.
Law enforcement sources tell TMZ ... a 37-year-old man named Nickolas Brooks was caught trespassing at the Montecito, CA home of the Duke on Duchess on Christmas Eve, but Santa Barbara County Sheriff's officers let him off with a warning.
We're told the warning didn't work because cops say Brooks showed up on the property again on Dec. 26 ... so this time he was arrested.
Our sources say Brooks drove all the way from Ohio, but it's unclear what he wanted from Harry and Meghan ... or if they were even home at the time of his visits.
Brooks has been charged with one count of misdemeanor trespassing.
Harry told Oprah when he and Meghan left their senior royal roles and moved to North America ... Buckingham Palace stripped them of their UK security team.
Harry says he pointed out that the risks to him and his family were no less despite their change in status ... but he claims that didn't change the decision.
Clearly, security is still a justified, major concern.
Law enforcement sources tell TMZ ... there have been at least 15 calls made to cops about J Lo's L.A. area crib for everything from loud music and people fighting to a man and woman arguing.
We know what you're thinking, but we're told this has nothing to do with Alex Rodriguez or their engagement-ending breakup. We're told the couple wasn't even in the home, and the complaints the callers reported turned out to be fake.
As for what's behind all the calls ... our sources say they started shortly after Jennifer's Inauguration Day performance. One operating theory is the calls were politically motivated, or just someone sour on her versions of "This Is Your Land" and "America the Beautiful."
LAPD is investigating because whoever's behind it could be charged for abusing the 911 system.
Gene Simmons is still trying to kiss his Beverly Hills mansion goodbye ... and he's putting it back up for sale, but with a higher price tag after some renovations.
Sources with direct knowledge tell TMZ ... the KISS frontman just relisted his two-acre property in Benedict Canyon for a cool $25 million.
Gene previously put the home up for sale back in October for $22 million, but it never sold and we're told he invested a lot of money in making improvements.
Our sources say the home was almost like a miniature KISS museum, with 4 of the 7 bedrooms decked out with all kinds of band gear ... but as you can see, the rooms no longer look like KISS shrines.
The massive property is 16,000 square feet and it's still got all the bells and whistles you would expect from a rock star's home ... a 60-foot water slide, parking for 35 cars and a professional size tennis court.
Tennis legend Ivan Lendl -- the former #1 ranked player in the world and 8x Majors winner -- is unloading his INSANE Connecticut mansion ... and the 445 acres of land it sits on!!
TMZ Sports has learned the 61-year-old retired Czech-American tennis star listed the Cornwall, CT estate -- about a 2-hour drive from New York City and Boston -- and it's absolutely breathtaking.
Asking price ... $16.45 mil!!
The 18,000 square-foot mansion boasts 10 bedrooms, 15 bathrooms and comes with every ridiculously lavish amenity you could ever want in a home.
We're talking a full gymnasium, workout room, 2 locker rooms, sauna, granite outdoor pool, fishing pond, barn with horse paddocks ... and of course, a tennis court!!
If you're not familiar with Lendl -- who retired in 1994 -- he's one of the greatest tennis players of all-time. In fact, he was ranked the #1 player in the world for 270 weeks.
IL racked up 144 career tourney wins ... including 8 Grand Slam singles titles. He won the US Open and French Open each 3 times and the Australian Open twice.
You're probably asking ... how'd he afford this gorgeous house?!
Well, the Tennis Hall of Famer reportedly made $21 mil from prize money alone (he's also been super successful off the court).
And, if Lendl gets his asking price ... he'll be depositing 16 more M's into his bank account.
4:28 PM PT -- Major was sent home from the White House after "nipping" at a Secret Service agent's hand. A Secret Service official told NBC News no skin was broken in the incident, which is being described as "an extremely minor injury."
Major Biden update: a Secret Service official tells me the dog “nipped” an agent’s hand and “no skin was broken.”This source describes it as “an extremely minor injury.”— Kristen Welker (@kwelkernbc) March 10, 2021 @kwelkernbc
The agent continued to work yesterday after the incident and has continued to work since then.
The agent involved in the incident is still working and hasn't missed any time.
9:36 AM PT -- The Delaware Humane Association -- where Major was adopted from -- tells TMZ ... Champ and Major's recent behavior could stem from a change in environment, which can be unsettling for dogs. They added, "it can take any dog some time to adjust to a new home or new surroundings."
DHA continued, "This is particularly challenging in a home like the White House, with dozens of staff and new people in the environment and around the dogs every day." They added, "this does not mean that Major -- or any shelter dog for that matter -- is an aggressive dog."
6:27 AM PT -- 3/9 -- Major and Champ won't be kept away from the White House for too long. The dogs will reportedly be back. A White House official told NBC News, "With the First Lady traveling for three days, Champ and Major went to Delaware to stay with family friends."
President Biden's dogs just got the old heave-ho from the White House ... sounds like they were too aggressive for 1600 Pennsylvania Ave.
The Bidens' 2 German Shepherds, Major and Champ, were shipped back to the family home in Delaware last week following some un-doglike (or maybe doglike) behavior at the White House, including a biting incident.
Major, the 3-year-old pooch Biden adopted from a Delaware animal shelter in 2019, reportedly got his chompers on a member of White House security.
Major's also said to have been pretty agitated around the residence ... allegedly charging, jumping and barking at staff and security.
Champ, meanwhile, seems to be getting the short end of the stick ... he's been sent back to Wilmington too ... even though he's about 13 years old and has slowed down considerably due to his age.
With the German Shepherds out of the White House, the place is going back to how it was under Donald Trump ... a no-pet zone.
Unclear if Major and Champ are banished to Delaware for good, or if they're just in timeout.
Originally Published -- 3/8 6:47 PM PT
Three people attempted to break into Kenta Maeda's L.A.-area home Sunday night, but fortunately for the star MLB pitcher, his alarm system thwarted the suspects before they could get in.
Law enforcement sources tell TMZ Sports ... at around 7:19 PM, three people smashed in windows at Maeda's Santa Monica residence, trying to gain entry to the place.
But, we're told the trio was NOT able to get into the home ... after they were scared off by a home security system.
We're told the alarm company notified cops ... and it appears nobody was home at the time of the attempted break-in.
Cops tell us they've since launched an investigation into the incident.
Maeda is coming off his best season as a pro -- in his 1st year with the Minnesota Twins in 2020, he piled up a 6-1 record and a 2.70 ERA and finished 2nd in the AL Cy Young vote to Shane Bieber.
Maeda began his MLB career with the L.A. Dodgers ... winning 47 games in four seasons before the team traded him to Minnesota in 2020.
32-year-old Maeda is still in the middle of an 8-year, $25 million contract.
Sources close to the former couple tell TMZ ... Kim has been staying with their kids in the family home in Hidden Hills ... and that may be permanent as well.
It's an interesting decision for several reasons. Kanye designed the home ... it's pretty spectacular though very austere -- almost museum-like. You might think Kanye would want to keep the home since it's a multi-year passion project of his, but the fact is Kanye doesn't have any real ties to that area. On the other hand, most of Kim's family live within a block of her in the same community, and family is important to the kids in the middle of the divorce.
We're also told Kim really likes the house, so it's not like she wants to pick up stakes and move.
It's unclear where Kanye will take up his permanent residence, but it's no secret Wyoming has pretty much become his home over the last few years ... it's where he's got a massive ranch, and where he moved his Yeezy brand.
TMZ broke the story ... Kim filed to divorce Kanye last month after nearly 7 years of marriage, and we're told the split is amicable.
As we first told you ... Kim's asking for joint legal and physical custody of the kids, and Ye is fine with the joint custody arrangement and they're both committed to co-parenting. Joint custody doesn't necessarily mean a 50/50 split -- it can be whatever the parents agree to, and Kim's expected to continue caring for the children the lion's share of the time ... in Hidden Hills.
If you wanna be Donald Trump's neighbor, the family's unloading a Palm Beach pad that comes with entry to Mar-a-Lago -- but normie MAGA supporters need not apply.
An LLC linked to the former President has listed this yuuuuuge 10,455-square-foot home for $49 million. The beachfront, half-acre property comes with the coveted Ocean Blvd address, 8 bedrooms, 8.5 bathrooms and, of course, sweeping ocean views.
It's right across the street from Mar-a-Lago -- IF rubbing elbows with 45 is your thing -- and the buyer gets membership to the club. However, signs in the sky are not included.
Guy Clark, a real estate agent with Douglas Elliman, told Bloomberg, "Because of its proximity and its lack of privacy, it would probably be a difficult thing to sell to someone who's not a Trump supporter."
Know your market, for sure.
The house was previously owned by Trump's sister, Maryanne, who sold it to Trump's LLC in 2018 for $18.5 mil. Eric and Donald Trump Jr. reportedly put money into the property and rented out the remodeled crib for $100k per month before putting it on the market.
Grindr founder Joel Simkhai just matched with the perfect penthouse ... scooping up a beaut in NYC's Gramercy Park.
Joel's reportedly the proud new owner of a 7,000-square-foot penthouse with 5 bedrooms and 6.5 bathrooms ... but the crown jewel's definitely the gigantic private, landscaped roof terrace that, on its own, is a whopping 5,680 square feet.
As if things couldn't get any better up there ... the terrace also includes a full outdoor kitchen, BBQ grill, wet bar, fireplace and lounge. When the party moves back inside, the unit features 18-foot ceilings and a kitchen worthy of any celeb chef. There are other amenities ... like a gym, spa and pool.
It's unclear how much cheddar Joel dropped for this pad ... but the penthouse's asking price was a cool $29.5 million. Pretty sure Joel can afford it ... he sold Grindr in 2008 for $245m.
Wanna live like a King? You can buy the enormous Brentwood mansion LeBron James called home ... if you're willing to drop $20 mil!
The NBA superstar has listed the 9,500-square-foot estate he purchased back in 2015 -- a colonial-style mansion on Rockingham Ave.
And, if that street sounds familiar ... it's because of the O.J. Simpson connection.
Bron's home is actually just a few blocks from the infamous Rockingham estate where O.J. lived when Nicole Brown and Ron Goldman were murdered in 1994.
Unfortunately, that's not the only sad connection to Bron's home ... remember, someone spray painted the n-word on the front gate of Bron's home back in 2017.
As for the home itself, it's incredible -- 6 bedrooms, 8 bathrooms, a media room, home gym, massive pool and a basketball hoop near the garage!
Oh, and the views are absolutely insane!!! Listing price -- $20,500,000 ... which is LESS than he paid in 2015.
Records show he bought the house for $20.9 mil. But, let's get serious, it's not like Bron needs the money -- he's reportedly worth close to (if not more than) $1 BILLION.
LeBron has since moved out ... but he ain't exactly homeless! He bought a $36 MILLION mansion in Beverly Hills that was previously owned by soap opera legend Lee Phillip Bell.
The estate Ellen's trying to sell this time is one she bought from the Maroon 5 frontman back in 2019 -- which sits in a secluded, gated sanctuary in Bev Hills. It's a 2-story monster of a property ... covering about 10,000 square feet and fully loaded.
It's got a resort-style pool, an outdoor kitchen and pizza oven, a fire pit, a sunken tennis court, a built-in bar in the dining room, an indoor gym, a spa and a completely separate guest house.
You'll recall ... EDG and Portia De Rossi snapped up the crib from her good pal, AL, for a cool $45 million ... and is now listing it for a whopping $53.5 mil. If she gets her asking price, that's almost a $10 million profit in just two years!
Of course, this is just the latest real estate investment by Ellen and her wife, Portia, who own several homes. Unclear if they're looking to buy again in the area, but if not ... there's no shortage of places to stay nearby.
The estate is listed by celeb realtor Kurt Rappaport.
Happy hunting ... if you can afford it.
Kim Kardashian's got more headaches to deal with ... cops say a man crashed through the gate to her Hidden Hills community and said he was trying to pay her a visit.
Law enforcement sources tell TMZ ... the incident happened around 6:30 PM Wednesday, when a 24-year-old man breached the main entrance gate in an effort to track down Kim at her Hidden Hills home.
We're told security managed to stop the guy before he could get anywhere near Kim's place, and the Sheriff was called.
Our sources say the man told law enforcement he was going to see Kim, and at one point even claimed she was his wife. We're told the Sheriff cited the guy for trespassing and he was released.
It sounds like Kim's still safe in Hidden Hills ... but the gate needs a little help.
I spy a globe, a piano, butterfly artwork, a dog, 3 pipes and yes -- a dinosaur on a sled ... all behind the celebs who appeared on the 78th annual Golden Globe Awards.
Ranging from Jeff Daniels' hilariously basic background to lavish living rooms to Sandra Oh's snowy landscape, all the actors up for awards put on a show behind the show Sunday night ... and it's a lot of fun to have a look at their homes.
Of course, just as wide-ranging as their Zoom backdrops were their outfits, with many opting for traditionally formal and fancy ... and others going with flannel.
And, Jason Sudeikis in a hoodie.
All-in-all, the Globes never fail to entertain ... even during a pandemic.
"Breaking Bad" star Bryan Cranston's moving on to new turf, and leaving behind a beachfront property he turned into a home with a net-zero carbon footprint.
The Emmy-winning, Oscar-nominated actor has listed his super hip, eco-friendly pad in Ventura, CA -- called "Three Palms" -- for just a touch under $5 million ... after paying about half that for it back in 2007.
BC says he put his "heart, soul and blood, sweat and often tears" into renovating the place and turning it into the modernized, unique, sustainable and energy-efficient home it is today.
Completed in 2013, the house now features a 2-story floor plan with 3 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms and 2,450 sq. ft of living space. Along with an ocean view, it comes with the option of buying Bryan's custom furniture and personal art collection too.
Cranston says of his decision to sell ... "There’s something lovely about creating something with tremendous pride and effort and turning it over, letting someone else take it to the next level of appreciation."
The listing agent calls it "one of the most remarkable green homes ever built in California."
That's almost as impressive as Walter White cooking 99.1-percent pure meth.