By Laura Vecsey
Kanye & Baby Mama Stick With L.A.
After house hunting in Miami, the made-for-TMZ couple Kanye West and Kim Kardashian have decided West is best.
And to prove the point, the couple has apparently plunked down more than $10 million on a 9,000-square-foot home in the Bel-Air Crest section of Los Angeles, with plans to renovate the 3-year-old property and add 4,000 square feet.
That might qualify for the world’s biggest baby nursery, which is what the rapper and reality TV celeb will need in the coming year. In case you missed it, Kanye spilled the beans – and upset Kardashian’s mama Kris Jenner who would have preferred to sell the scoop – when he let it fly via Twitter that Kim was his baby mama.
No word on what becomes of Kim’s place in Beverly Hills or Kanye’s nest in Hollywood Hills now that the couple will co-habitat in their new Mediterranean estate.
Billy Bob Salesman
Billy Bob Thornton didn’t have to wait long to unload the Beverly Hills estate he once shared with former wife Angelina Jolie. After listing the North Roxbury Road mansion for $9.95 million in October, the actor/singer/writer accepted an $8 million offer on New Year’s Eve, thus ending a 12-year chapter in the Spanish-style estate that Thornton and Jolie purchased from guitarist Slash back in 2000.
Et Tu, Madonna?
The Material Girl appears eager to cut her West Coast ties for good, now that she has officially listed her Beverly Hills estate for $22.5 million. Madonna quietly tried to unload the 17,000-square-foot French country-style estate last year for $28 million via a “pocket listing” without luck.
It appears Madonna’s 2009 purchase of a $32 million townhouse in Manhattan’s Upper East Side, plus her estate in Bridgehampton, have solidified her East Coast roots. Maybe this Hollywood separation means there will be no “Evita Part 2” sequel from the singing actress?