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Friday
Oct142011

Chris Tucker Facing Foreclosure on Florida Mansion

Jed Jacobsohn/Getty Images(LAKE APOPKA, Fla.) -- Despite making tens of millions of dollars for appearing in the Rush Hour movies, actor and comedian Chris Tucker is facing foreclosure on his multi-million dollar Florida mansion, according to court papers filed earlier this week.

The star of the Rush Hour trilogy and the comedy Friday purchased the 10,000-square-foot lakefront home in 2007 for $6 million.  The hefty home purchase was made just before the housing market took a nosedive later that year.

SunTrust Bank reportedly filed papers against the actor in Circuit Court in Florida’s Lake County.  The bank says Tucker owes over $4.4 million.

According to the Orlando Sentinel, Tucker’s estate is located in the Bella Collina development, a nearly 2,000-acre community with waterfront homes and estates that overlook a massive golf course.

Tucker’s home reportedly features five bedrooms, three fireplaces, and a personal spa.  An outdoor kitchen overlooks a swimming pool, and the basement is fit to resemble a pirate ship, according to the Sentinel.

Though his last film -- 2007′s Rush Hour 3 -- was a sizable hit, taking in over $140 million at the domestic box office, he hasn’t been featured in a film since.  Earlier this year, Tucker returned to stand up comedy, touring theaters across the U.S.

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Friday
Sep232011

Jennifer Lopez Buying $18 Million Mansion

Kevin Winter/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- Even though Jennifer Lopez's family unit has shrunk from four to three, she's not downsizing.

Sources tell the New York Daily News that she's close to purchasing an $18 million mansion in New York's ritzy Hamptons.  The property, which Lopez is looking to purchase through an LLC, is a 14,000-square-foot home in the town of Water Mill and features seven bedrooms and water views.

Gawker.com points out that Lopez purchased her first home in the Hamptons in 2006 with then-hubby Marc Anthony.  This would presumably be a second property in the area for her, unless Anthony's getting the first one in the divorce.

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Wednesday
Jun152011

Candy Spelling Sells Los Angeles Mansion

Theo Wargo/WireImage(LOS ANGELES) -- Candy Spelling is 85 million dollars richer after selling her 56,500 square-foot Los Angeles mansion. TMZ reports 22-year-old fashion designer Petra Ecclestone has taken the mansion off Candy’s hands. Petra is the daughter of billionaire and Formula One President and CEO Bernie Ecclestone.

Even though $85 million is a chunk of change anyone would love to have, the sale price is significantly less than Spelling’s original asking price of $150 million. When Spelling put the house on the market back in 2009, it was the most expensive home for sale in the United States.

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Wednesday
Jan262011

Zsa Zsa Gabor’s Husband: Medical Bills Forcing Them to Sell Mansion

Photo Courtesy - WireImage/Getty Images(LOS ANGELES) -- Zsa Zsa Gabor's mounting medical bills have reportedly forced her husband to put their Bel-Air mansion up for sale for $28 million.

The veteran actress has been battling health issues for several years and recently underwent a partial amputation of her right leg to combat infection.

During a tour of the mansion for the press Tuesday, Gabor's husband, Frederic Prinz von Anhalt, told reporters his 93-year-old wife’s monthly medical bills are $21,000 and the monthly upkeep for the mansion is $35,000.  Von Anhalt says Gabor has no medical insurance besides Medicare and the couple can no longer afford the home.

He told reporters, “She partied with the rich and famous, flirted and sometimes got married.  She did not think of the future.”  He added, “I just want to settle my wife’s debts and keep her comfortable.”

He says the aging actress will have to remain in bed for the rest of her life.

The couple’s 28-room, 12,000-square foot mansion is in need of repair, but it has some history behind it: it was built by Howard Hughes and was once owned by Elvis Presley.  Gabor bought it in the 1970s.

Von Anhalt says he has already received numerous calls from interested buyers, but one condition of the sale is that Gabor be allowed to live in the home for the rest of her life.  Von Anhalt says he and Gabor are "the poorest guys in Bel Air," adding that he's sick and tired of "hiding behind two words: rich and famous."  Von Anhalt says, "We may be famous, but we are not rich.”

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