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John Travolta Sold His Brentwood Compound to Scooter Braun for $18M

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BRENTWOOD (Los Angeles Times) — Actor John Travolta, shown in 2018, and his wife, actress Kelly Preston, have sold their longtime Brentwood compound in an off-market deal for $18 million.

Is it the end of summer loving in Brentwood for John Travolta? The actor and his wife, actress Kelly Preston, have quietly sold their longtime home in the Los Angeles neighborhood in an off-market deal for $18 million.

The buyer was a trust tied to big-time record executive Scooter Braun, who also owns the property next door, according to real estate sources outside the transaction.

The fenced and gated estate centers on a Spanish-style mansion of 9,100 square feet with 10 bedrooms and 10 bathrooms. A guardhouse […]

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The Most Expensive Home in LA Cost Jeff Bezos Only 0.13% of Net Worth

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LOS ANGELES (Los Angeles Times) — Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos walks onstage for the launch of the Fire Phone in Seattle. It can be hard to grasp the wealth of Jeff Bezos, the planet’s richest man.

Thankfully his decision to spend $165 million on a Beverly Hills mansion last week — a California record — offers some clarity.

For starters, there’s this easy calculation. Amazon’s stock, the source of Bezos’ fortune, bounces around daily, but as of the close of markets last week, Bloomberg’s Billionaires Index calculated his net worth at $130 billion despite a $833 million stock market hit Friday.

That means the nine figure sum he’s shelling out for the former estate of movie mogul Jack Warner amounts to only 0.13% of his net worth, rounded up ever so slightly. Not too many Angelenos could […]

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Producer John Goldwyn and Hotelier Jeff Klein List Beverly Hills Home

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Producer John Goldwyn and hotelier Jeff Klein list pedigreed Beverly Hills hacienda

BEVERLY HILLS (Seattle Times) — The 93-year-old hideaway tucked into the Beverly Hills area has enjoyed a full life. Past residents include Katharine Hepburn and Boris Karloff, who transformed the one-acre estate into a verdant retreat full of terraced gardens, rolling lawns, eucalyptus hedges, orchards and a rose garden.

These days, the home has been home to noted producer John Goldwyn and hotelier Jeff Klein.

Now, Goldwyn and Klein are readying the storied estate for a new chapter, putting it up for sale after five years of ownership for $8.995 million.

Built in 1927, the Spanish-style hacienda counts Katharine Hepburn and Borlis Karloff as former residents. The landscaped grounds center on a 5,000-square-foot hacienda brimming with Spanish style.

Beamed ceilings and vibrant Saltillo tile floors sandwich the living spaces, and custom tile lines the […]

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Larry King’s Beverly Hills Mansion Sells for $15.5 Million

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Larry King's Beverly Hills Mansion Sells for $15.5 Million

BEVERLY HILLS (TMZ) — Larry King and his estranged wife have taken a big step in their ongoing divorce proceedings … by unloading their mansion in Beverly Hills.

We broke the story … Larry and Shawn Southwick listed their massive pad in October for $16.995 million, in hopes of reaching a divorce settlement quickly and smoothly.

So far so good, because TMZ’s learned it officially sold today for $15.5 million.

The ex-couple bought the 5-bed, Tuscan-style house in 2007 for just under $12 mil, so despite the drop in their initial asking price … they still netted a nice profit.

The property is 11,000 square feet and features a master suite with twin bathrooms, a skylit foyer, a pool, a trophy room … and comes with a 2-bedroom guest house to boot. Mega-realtor Kurt Rappaport had the listing.

As we reported … Larry filed for divorce from Shawn in August after 22 years of marriage, just months after his medical crisis in April, in which he suffered what doctors described to Shawn as a heart attack.

Word is the 2 had marital troubles for years, but sources told us the final straw came while Larry was hospitalized … and Shawn allegedly asked him to adjust his will and screw his 2 sons out of their inheritance.

Shawn’s side denies this and maintains she was blindsided by the divorce. However, she said she wasn’t going to battle him because she’s been told by doctors that Larry — who’s 86 — is dying.

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