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Dancing on Ice star Laura Hamilton has bought her new dream home in Surrey. And Sean Penn is said to be so taken with Hollywood beauty Scarlett Johansson that he's given her the keys to his Malibu mansion.
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Sean Penn and Scarlett Johansson
Sean Penn and Scarlett Johansson

Scarlett has the key to his heart

As Scarlett Johansson and Sean Penn’s romance blossoms, it appears the Vicky Christina Barcelona actress has won more than the key to her new love’s heart.

Hollywood’s latest couple are said to be so loved-up that Sean has given the 26-year-old star the keys to his £3 million six-bedroom, five-bathroom Malibu mansion with its pool and spacious garden.

And as she gets in shape for her upcoming role in The Avengers, the former Mrs Ryan Reynolds is making herself quite at home with the neighbours, who include Natalie Portman. She is regularly spotted jogging with A-list friends such as Owen Wilson.

Laura Hamilton
Laura Hamilton

Laura and boyfriend glide into her new luxury home

TV presenter Laura Hamilton is currently skating in style on the nationwide Dancing On Ice tour, but from Friday, during her six-night Wembley Arena stint, she will be able to stay at her new dream home in Purley, Surrey.

The Nickelodeon favourite and her boyfriend recently bought the luxury four-bedroom, three-bathroom pad after letting out their two-bedroom, two-bathroom penthouse apartment in the same area with Townends estate agents in Croydon. The couple struggled to sell in a tough market, so decided to see how they fared as landlords.

Tori Spelling and Dean McDermott
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Tori Spelling and Dean McDermott

Baby becomes a moving story

Pregnant 90210 actress Tori Spelling has lots to organise before the birth of her third child. She and husband Dean McDermott have put their six-bedroom Tuscan-style Californian villa, which was featured in their reality show Tori & Dean: Home Sweet Hollywood, on the market.

The parents who decorated two-year-old daughter Stella’s bedroom with an ultra-sophisticated pink, princess-style theme, are keeping the sex of their new baby a secret, so the colour scheme remains - neutral.

Have neighbours who will impress your friends

Steeped in celebrity history, Cheyne Walk is one of London’s most prestigious streets.

Cheyne Walk
Number 102 Cheyne Walk has front and rear gardens plus seven bedrooms and a stunning roof terrace
From Laurence Olivier and Henry James to Ronnie Wood and Mick Jagger, some of the most high-profile names have called it home.

So when I heard that number 102, which once belonged to Dudley Moore, was for sale it seemed the perfect chance to get a glimpse of one of the Walk’s glamorous properties.

Set back behind its own front garden, it provides extensive family accommodation with the option of a self-contained flat on the lower-ground level. The current owners have gone for a neutral colour scheme, which makes for an elegant interior and, with plenty of natural light flooding in through the many large windows, there is a wonderfully bright and airy feel.

The seven-bedroom, south-west-facing residence, which once had Paloma Picasso as a neighbour, has a passenger lift serving all six floors, a roof terrace with spectacular views, a 38ft rear garden and a separate studio house. There is a stunning reception area and first-floor drawing room with Thames views. The property is listed with Daniel Corbett and Co, for £5.25 million.

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