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Wiz Khalifa Drops Over $3 Mil ... For State-of-the-Art Mansion

1/23/2019 4:20 PM PST
EXCLUSIVE

Wiz Khalifa just swooped a super modern pad -- and it only cost him a few mil.

We've learned the Pittsburgh rapper closed on a new mansion Wednesday in Encino, CA -- near Tarzana, Calabasas and other rich areas north of L.A. -- and our real estate sources tell us he dropped a cool $3.4 million on the property. Helluva deal, considering how nice this place is.

With four bedrooms suites, the 2-story estate boasts what just about every baller pad might feature -- floating stairs, a theater, a 100-bottle wine bar, floor-to-ceiling glass pocket doors, a waterfall island outside ... and a sick master suite with its own fireplace.

The house is also a smart home, with a built-in alarm and 4 exterior cameras. Can't be too careful these days with all the break-ins in and around town. Good call, Wiz.

David Ferrugio and Ben Bacal of Rodeo Realty had the listing. 

R. Kelly Inside Alleged 'Sex Cult' Studio ... Photos Show Bizarre Scene

1/23/2019 12:55 PM PST

Photos from inside R. Kelly's alleged "sex cult" recording studio in Chicago have just been released ... showing proof of code violations and plenty of evidence someone may have been living there.

The photos were taken by Chicago officials when they raided the building on suspicion the unit may be used as a permanent residence. Check out the gallery ... it's a completely bizarre scene inside the studio that was heavily featured in "Surviving R. Kelly." 

During one point in the documentary, the family of one of Kelly's alleged victims showed up at the property to try and rescue their daughter. 

As we reported ... the studio was hit with a laundry list of building code violations, and Kelly is being barred from using the space for anything other than a recording studio from 9 AM to 5 PM.

Manny Pacquiao Home Burglarized Day After Broner Fight

1/20/2019 10:00 PM PST
EXCLUSIVE

Manny Pacquiao's Los Angeles home was burglarized less than 24 hours after the boxer defeated Adrien Broner.

Law enforcement sources tell us they got a call Sunday from someone on Pacquiao's team regarding the crime. We're told there were signs of forced entry and the home was ransacked. 

Pacquiao was not home at the time ... he was still in Las Vegas. Pacquiao beat Broner by unanimous decision Saturday.

At this time, it is not known what all was taken from the boxer's home. Cops do not have any suspects. 

Manny's victory over Broner improves his pro record an impressive 61-7-2. Pacquiao won the fight via unanimous decision and he looked pretty good. 

Now, the question is ... will Manny and Floyd Mayweather work out a deal for a rematch?  Remember, both fighters had been teasing a 2nd fight for months but so far, no deal has been made. 

The last time Manny and Floyd fought, both guys made a TON of cash -- Floyd raked in around $300 MIL and Manny's haul was around $100 MIL. 

Chris Hansen Can't 'Catch' a Break ... Getting Evicted from NYC Apt.

1/17/2019 12:50 PM PST
EXCLUSIVE

Chris Hansen's appears to be having a rough time, at least financially -- he's getting booted from his home in Manhattan ... TMZ has learned.

According to legal docs ... the former host of "To Catch a Predator" last paid rent in August 2018, but was $400 short, and stopped sending checks altogether after that. So, the owner of the pad went to court in October and filed paperwork to have Chris evicted.

In the eviction docs, the landlord says Chris owes $400 for August, plus $3,600 for September.

Hansen was ordered out of the apartment last week by a judge and given 10 days to vacate. The official eviction day is Friday, and city marshals are set to perform removal services then.

As we reported, Hansen was arrested Monday in Stamford, Connecticut for larceny -- he allegedly bounced a couple checks to cover a $13k tab for a bunch of merch he bought.

We reached out to Chris for comment on the eviction. So far, no word back.

A Boogie wit da Hoodie Streaming > Sales Albums are a Dead Duck

1/17/2019 7:03 AM PST
EXCLUSIVE

A Boogie wit da Hoodie's on a victory lap -- celebrating his #1 album by buying houses and trucks for his family and pounds of jewelry for himself -- and he says any artist who's relying on selling albums anymore is just plain stupid.

The rapper's riding high right now atop the Billboard charts -- despite selling just 823 physical records -- and when we got him leaving Rockefeller Center in NYC Wednesday night ... he makes it pretty clear the low sales are now totally irrelevant.

A Boogie tells us streaming's the new king of the music biz, and with his new album, "Hoodie SZN," getting 83 MILLION streams last week ... he's got the crown.

There's more, though ... the hip-hop artist -- whose real name is Artist, btw -- says he's got new music coming out with Tekashi 6ix9ine soon, along with a music vid for his track "Swervin'" featuring 69.

That's sure to bring in a lot more streams ... and a lot more bling.

"F**k sales," indeed.

The Mountain Of Bev Hills $400 Million Offer Rejected By Owners That's Chump Change, Bro

1/17/2019 12:30 AM PST
EXCLUSIVE

There's a real estate battle brewing for the most expensive property in the history of Los Angeles, fittingly dubbed "The Mountain," because we've learned the owners of the incredible mountaintop property just laughed off a developer's $400 MILLION offer!!!

Sources familiar with the negotiations tell TMZ ... builder Scott Gillen recently submitted a $400 mil bid, but the estate's ownership group scoffed and came back with a $600 million counter! 

It's interesting ... "The Mountain" is listed for $1 BILLION, but the counteroffer from ownership group Secure Capital Partners is $400 mil below the 10-figure asking price. Overvalued much? 

Gillen tells us, "I saw an opportunity to expand my brand in the city, something I've wanted to do for some time. If they're smart, they'll take the offer." 

We're told Gillen has grand plans to build 6 homes on the sprawling 157-acre plot of land in Bev Hills, which sits atop a mountain overlooking all of L.A. ... while the owners envision a single home being built on the 1.5 million square foot property. Regardless, the impasse is all about money. 

Scott's no stranger to massive land purchases. Last year, he set a Malibu real estate record when he plunked down $50 mil on a 24-acre plot. Still, we're told "The Mountain" deal is likely going nowhere because Gillen doesn't want to budge.

We reached out to the listing agent, Aaron Kirman, who had no comment.

The good news ... if you're part of the 3 comma club, "The Mountain" could still be yours!

Justin & Hailey Plumbing Problems are the Pits ... Hunting for New L.A. Pad

1/13/2019 1:00 AM PST
EXCLUSIVE

Justin Bieber and his wife, Hailey, have learned a valuable lesson -- before you drop a ton of cash on a new home ... double-check the pipes.

Sources close to the Biebers tell TMZ ... they were forced to leave their $100k/month crib in the San Fernando Valley last month after a major plumbing issue arose, among other problems.

We broke the story ... JB signed a lease to rent the 4 bedroom, 7 bathroom Mediterranean-style house in October, but we're told the couple's had a bunch of issues.

A pool heater broke, there was trouble with the AC and a pipe burst ... which our sources say was the final straw.

They've moved out, but there's no worry the landlord will go after them for breaking a lease. We're told this was a month-to-month deal, so they're in the clear. 

Justin and Hailey have been staying at a Beverly Hills hotel ever since, and if the vid of Justin singing in front of the hotel is any indication ... they've been making the most of it.

But now, we're told they want a place of their own, so they're on the hunt. As for whether they'll commit to buying, our sources say the couple's on the fence.

J Lo & A-Rod List NYC Apartment For $17.5 Million ... Months After Buying It

1/10/2019 6:42 PM PST
Breaking News

Jennifer Lopez and Alex Rodriguez have apparently had enough of the first property they bought together ... because they're already trying to unload their NYC love nest, only 10 months after scooping it up!

We've confirmed the celeb couple is listing their kick-ass 4,000 sq. ft. Park Ave pad for a cool $17.5 million, as first reported by the NY Post. You'll recall ... J Lo and A-Rod bought the 3 bedroom, 4.5 bathroom apartment back in March, dropping $15.3 million on their first real estate purchase together. 

As for why they're already unloading this primo location -- in the world's tallest residential building, btw -- think family planning. We're told the couple's on the hunt for something a little more modern family friendly ... remember they have 4 kids between them.

Check out the gallery ... the place has some insane views of the Big Apple. 

Randy Johnson AZ Mansion Hits Auction Block ... Previously $25 Mil

1/9/2019 10:15 AM PST

Randy Johnson's big unit is up for grabs -- a 25,000 sq. foot estate with a full gym, game room, bar, basketball court and WATERSLIDE -- and all ya gotta do is be the highest bidder. 

As we previously reported, the ex-MLB superstar put the house on the market for $25 MIL back in 2014 ... but didn't find a buyer. He slashed it all the way down to $14.5 mil before finally deciding to put it on the auction block. 

The place is insane ... it's located in Paradise Valley. Here are the highlights:

-- 7 bedrooms, 12 baths
-- Full tennis court/ basketball court
-- Trophy room
-- Game room with bar and pool table 
-- Music instrument room 
-- Sick pool with twisty waterslide
-- Wine cellar
-- Massive garage
-- Secret garden area
-- Movie theater with box office 

There's more ... make sure to check out the pics. The auction, hosted by Concierge Auctions, starts on Jan. 29.  

There's no starting bid ... but in order to get in on the action, ya gotta cough up a $100K deposit and proof of income.

As for Randy -- who made more than $175 mil during his MLB career -- records show he bought the property in 2003 for $2.7 mil. 

Justin and Hailey Bieber House Hunting ... Is This One Big Enough?!?

1/8/2019 5:17 PM PST

Justin and Hailey Bieber are still looking to become L.A. homeowners ... because they just checked out a massive property that's definitely large enough to start their new family.

The newlyweds were seen leaving this Encino mansion Tuesday afternoon, and it doesn't look like a second straight day of house hunting is stressing them out.

Justin and Hailey checked out a sprawling estate in the Royal Oaks section of Encino ... and the deets are pretty wild. It's 12,500 square feet of luxury sitting at the end of a cul-de-sac, and the 10-bedroom, 11-bathroom home is being listed for a cool $13 million! 

Yeah, that's a hefty price tag ... but JB is already renting a place in the valley for $100k/month, so he can definitely afford it.

Sounds like this new place has plenty of space for their furry new family addition to roam around.

Emily Blunt & John Krasinski Drop $11 Mil for Full-Floor Spread

1/8/2019 4:03 PM PST

Emily Blunt and John Krasinski have an entire floor in an NYC luxury apartment building all to themselves -- but it didn't come cheap ... and their work ain't over yet. 

The couple spent around $11 million this past summer to close on two units in Brooklyn Heights' swanky Standish building -- where Matt Damon once spent upwards of $16 mil for a penthouse. Em and John don't quite touch his number, but it's close.

The two apartments -- which are adjacent to each other -- take up the entire eighth floor. While it's not set in stone just yet ... chances are, John and Emily are gonna be knocking down some walls to have one giant home.

The square footage of the units isn't listed, but if it's anything like the entire 10th floor unit -- which is reportedly 5,000 square feet -- the couple will have plenty of space for themselves and their two kids. It also comes with all the bells and whistles you'd expect ... a doorman, an elevator, a concierge, a gym and lots more.

John and Emily appear to be fleeing the West Coast and relocating in New York -- they've already unloaded two homes in L.A. over the past couple of years.

Welcome to the City, you two.

Trevor Noah Drops $20 Million On Bel-Air Bachelor Pad

1/8/2019 9:33 AM PST

Trevor Noah added an incredible piece of property to his portfolio ... because we've learned he recently dropped a boatload of cash on a baller bachelor pad.

Our real estate sources confirm Trevor plunked down over $20 MILLION for a jaw-dropping estate in Bel-Air ... and the 'Daily Show' host quietly purchased the contemporary mansion through a blind trust. 

Trevor's new digs, first reported by Yolanda's Little Black Book, are pretty insane. The two-level pad is a whopping 10,044 square feet, and it's surrounded by glass walls and wraparound terraces, giving Trevor some breathtaking views of L.A.

The 1.31-acre property sits on a hillside lot in western Bel-Air, on a quiet cul-de-sac ... but there's nothing quiet about Trevor's place. The master suite is massive -- we're talking 2,200 feet -- and we haven't even mentioned the home theater, infinity pool and the 500-gallon saltwater aquarium!!! 

As if that's not enough for Trevor to entertain his guests ... there are 3 other bedrooms with unobstructed views, and one is an "ultra private VIP suite" with private entrance.

Mauricio Umansky and James Harris of The Agency listed the property -- and Jonah Wilson of Hilton & Hyland repped Trevor.

Congrats, Trev!

O.J. Mayo Milwaukee Mansion in Foreclosure ... Owes $1.1 Million

1/7/2019 12:30 AM PST
EXCLUSIVE

O.J. Mayo is close to losing his massive, million dollar mansion in Milwaukee ... 'cause the bank claims the ex-NBA star hasn't made a payment in 10 months ... TMZ Sports has learned. 

Here's what we know ... O.J. bought a $1.8 million home in Wisconsin after inking a 3-year, $24 million deal with the Bucks in 2013. At the time, Mayo took out a loan for $1.26 million to help pay for the crib.

The place is SICK -- 9,200 square feet with 5 bedrooms, 4.5 baths, home theater and private gym. 

But, according to court docs obtained by TMZ Sports ... Mayo stopped making payments in April 2018 while still owing $1,137,302.42 on his mortgage. 

A few months later, the bank foreclosed on the house to get their dough back. 

The bank tried to serve Mayo with court documents several times -- but they were unsuccessful. Eventually, Mayo's trainer told a process server that O.J. is currently playing overseas in China.

It's unlikely Mayo is hard up for the cash since he reportedly made $45 MILLION during his 8 years in the NBA before getting hit with a ban for violating the league's anti-drug policy in 2016. 

We've reached out to Mayo for comment ... so far, no word back.

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