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Judge Ordering Mohamed Hadid to Tear Down Bel-Air Mansion

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Judge Ordering Mohamed Hadid to Tear Down Bel-Air Mansion

LOS ANGELES (TMZ) — Mohamed Hadid is taking a major L on what he hoped would be his $100 million Bel-Air mansion — cause a judge says he’s gotta tear down the whole thing.

The 30,000-square-foot crib, which has been dubbed the “Starship Enterprise” — it’s that big — is unsafe for a myriad reasons, according to the judge who ruled this week in L.A. Superior Court. In the judge’s words, the mansion is a “clear and present” danger to Mohamed’s neighbors.

The concern Hadid’s neighbors and the city have had for years is that it’s on an unstable hillside and wasn’t constructed up to safety standards. The judge affirmed that in court, saying, “If this house came down the hill it would take a portion of the neighborhood with it.”

A structural engineer told the court the supporting piles under the home were only driven 20 feet into the bedrock, instead of the 30 feet required by regulations. Hadid had hoped to sell the mansion for 9 figures.

Mohamed’s neighbors had sued him over the construction and scored a huge victory with the judge’s ruling. Demolition for the home will cost an estimated $5 million, and the judge has turned that responsibility over to a receiver named Douglas Wilson.

The judge is ordering Mohamed to pay Wilson a $500k fee, but Mohammed tells us his LLC’s financing is strictly for construction, NOT demolition.

As for the judge saying the house is unsafe … Mohamed says it “has not moved a millimeter! It has never been an imminent danger to the neighbors.” He adds, there were plenty of city inspectors who observed construction, which started in 2012, and he’s pissed no one said anything until years later … when he’d already spent millions.

BTW, the city of L.A. filed 3 criminal charges against Hadid for building code violations. He pled no contest and got 3 years probation on the condition he either complies with building regulations or tears it down.

Tune in to TMZ on TV weekdays Monday through Friday (check syndicated/local listings)

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Cher’s Former Sierra Towers Condo Listed for $6.495 million

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WEST HOLLYWOOD (Los Angeles Times) — The Sierra Towers highrise in West Hollywood has a long history when it comes to celebrities, but this particular condo may take the cake. Once home to movie mogul David Geffen, actor Vincent Gallo and pop star Cher, the residence is on the market for $6.495 million.

That’s $1.245 million more than Cher sold it for back in 2013, The Times previously reported. During her stay, the famed singer-actress decked out the home in a Balinese style that remains to this day.

Perched on the 26th and 27th floors, the unit is the only one in Sierra Towers to span two stories. In 2,300 square feet, it holds two bedrooms, 1.5 bathrooms and a handful of eye-catching living […]

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Kylie Jenner Buys $36.5 Million Holmby Hills Estate

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Kylie Jenner Buys $36.5 Million Holmby Hills Estate

LOS ANGELES (TMZ) — Kylie Jenner has just expanded her empire … because TMZ has learned she just bought a massive, new estate in one of the best areas of L.A., with a price tag of $36.5 million.

It’s an interesting move because Kylie’s become something of a land baroness in Calabasas, but this is miles away in the heart of L.A. — Holmby Hills.

The house is 15,350-square-feet and it’s billed as a resort compound. It’s a single-story, modern compound with a dedicated guardhouse. The house has a chef’s kitchen, an outdoor projection screen, home theatre, bars and game rooms, a gym and a championship-level sports court with pickleball/basketball.

The house also has 2 guest apartments, so she’s got ya, Stassi.

Kylie negotiated well … the house was listed at $45 mil.

The seller has a connection to Kylie. He also sold her land in the Palm Springs area where she’s building a home.

Tune in to TMZ on TV weekdays Monday through Friday (check syndicated/local listings)

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LA Hotels Volunteer More Than 27,000 Rooms for COVID-19 Response

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LOS ANGELES — More than 270 Los Angeles hotels have volunteered 27,819 rooms to the County Department of Public Health and other agencies as temporary shelter to support the region’s COVID-19 response, the Hotel Association of Los Angeles announced today.

This unprecedented response represents about 35 percent of all Los Angeles hotel rooms now available to protect and isolate population segments vulnerable to the coronavirus outbreak. In the past three weeks, available hotel numbers have grown exponentially from an initial 10,000 rooms being available on March 27.

“Every day we’re seeing the number of available rooms increase as hotels respond to the request from public health officials to provide temporary shelter during this pandemic,” said Heather Rozman, Executive Director of the Hotel Association of Los Angeles. “This is definitely not business as usual. Now that the various levels of government are working together, the contracting process to actually get rooms online should be speeding up.”

Throughout California more than 1,100 hotels have volunteered almost 145,000 rooms since Gov. Newsom declared a State of Emergency on March 4. California Hotel and Lodging Association, HALA and their members have worked with a multitude of government departments and agencies to identify hotels that could help municipalities respond to the COVID-19 outbreak.

“By working closely with Gov. Newsom and California’s public health leadership, our hotels have responded when they are most needed,’’ said Lynn S. Mohrfeld, President and CEO of the California Hotel and Lodging Association. “This is a critical time for our hotels to demonstrate their commitment to their communities and to our state’s well-being.”

Los Angeles hotel rooms provide shelter for COVID-19 isolation, people experiencing homelessness, victims of domestic violence, elderly populations, and medical personnel fulfilling needs that are determined by public health officials.

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