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Jessica Simpson buys Osbourne home

 

Los Angeles Times

In a multimillion-dollar twist on celebrity musical chairs, singer-actress Jessica Simpson, 32, has bought Sharon and Ozzy Osbourne’s estate in Hidden Hills for $11.5 million, public records show.

The Cape Cod-inspired mansion, built in 2001, sits on a 2.5-acre promontory off a cul-de-sac in the gated community. It features a paneled study with fireplace, a home theater and studio area, six en suite bedrooms and a guest apartment with kitchenette. The family room of the 11,000-square-foot home has sliding barn doors and a reclaimed brick fireplace.

The grounds include a pool, spa and barbecue island.

The Osbournes paid nearly $12.4 million for the estate in 2007, public records show.

‘SUPERNATURAL’ STAR

Supernatural star Jensen Ackles has sold his house in Brentwood for $3 million.

The Mediterranean home, built in 1947 and recently renovated, sits on a walled site of about a third of an acre. The 3,554 square feet of living space features high ceilings, a loft library, three bedrooms and three bathrooms.

The 900-square-foot guesthouse has a gated entrance. Outdoor amenities include a pool with spa, a kitchen, a lawn and fruit trees.

Ackles, 35, has been on Supernatural since it started in 2005. Public records show the actor bought the property in 2009 for $2.435 million.

MOGULS DEAL

Producer Jerry Weintraub has sold his longtime Malibu compound, and the paper trail leads to apparel mogul Serge Azria as the buyer.

Ownership of the seven-acre spread transferred early this year, but public records do not include a sales price. The beachfront/bluff-top compound had been listed at $42.5 million to $75 million over a span of six years.

Beyond its panoramic ocean views, the lot boasts a road down to the beach should the new owner want to use a golf cart rather than walk. But that’s just for starters. There’s the main house, two guesthouses, a guardhouse, video security, two barns/stables, a riding ring, a gym, a pool and a tennis court. The 11,810 square feet of living space includes seven bedrooms and 11 bathrooms.

Weintraub, 75, produced such hits as the Karate Kid and Ocean’s movies. Azria, 64, owns the Joie, Equipment and Current/Elliott fashion lines, among others.

TV DOC

If you haven’t swooned over Dr. Joe Gannon of Medical Cente r then you haven’t lived … through the early 1970s, that is.

The estate of actor Chad Everett, whose name became synonymous with the dashing doctor, and his actress wife, Shelby Grant, has come on the market in Westlake Village at $3.795 million.

The custom-built Mediterranean sits amid redwoods on a cul-de-sac surrounded by a golf course. The single-story estate features 1.78 acres of park-like grounds, a long circular driveway, a pool and a four-car garage.

The 7,161-square-foot house’s amenities include an oversized foyer, floor-to-ceiling windows, a bar, a den, two kitchen islands, a breakfast room and a porch. There are five bedrooms and six bathrooms.

Everett, who died last year at 75, starred in Medical Center from 1969 to 1976 and continued to work in film and television throughout his life.

Grant died in 2011 at 74. She appeared in Medical Center as well as the films Our Man Flint (1966) and Fantastic Voyage (1966).

The couple bought the property in 1993 for $1.94 million, public records show.

Stellar tenants

Beverly Coburn, actor James Coburn’s first wife, has sold a West Hollywood triplex with a history of stellar tenants for $3.72 million.

The building has counted film star Marilyn Monroe and singer Frank Sinatra among its residents.

Monroe’s and Sinatra’s tenancies overlapped in 1961. She lived in her apartment, and he used his as a getaway, according to Mr. S: My Life With Frank Sinatra, written by George Jacobs, his valet at the time.

The three units in the gated compound share a courtyard and patio space. The main unit features floor-to-ceiling glass doors in the living room, high ceilings, five fireplaces and two bedrooms. The above-garage studio has a fireplace, a kitchenette and terrace space. A one-bedroom, one-bathroom unit with an office includes an atrium garden.

There are a total of four bedrooms and six bathrooms in 5,637 square feet of living space.

Beverly Coburn bought the building in 1989 for $1.643 million.

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