Homes gossip: Christina Aguilera; Tom Cruise, Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis
Christina Aguilera turns her back on her pink LA mansion
Two years after putting it on the market, Christina Aguilera has at last sold her Los Angeles mansion. The singer and actress bought the Mediterranean-style estate, which has six bedrooms and nine bathrooms, in 2007 for £7.42 million.
When she filed for divorce from Jordan Bratman, it was decided the relentlessly pink-themed property — which was once the setting for MTV’s hit reality series The Osbournes, starring rocker Ozzy and family — should be listed for £8.71 million.
With features such as a cinema and beauty salon, as well as a detached guesthouse with a recording studio, it is a pop star’s palace. And being Christina’s old place, the interior decoration shows a complete absence of restraint.
Kutcher and Kunis won't risk London without an LA trial run
Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis are speeding up their moving-in plans. The Tinseltown couple were recently spotted house hunting around Marylebone as Kutcher, 35, is keen to stay with Kunis when she works on sci-fi movie Jupiter Ascending in London later this year.
But before they venture across the Pond they are having a trial run at living together in Kutcher’s 9,000sq ft Hollywood Hills mansion. He asked his housemate to move out so that Kunis, 29, could move in.
The couple will be in suitably starry company if they decide to rent in Marylebone, where Kate Hudson and Muse singer Matt Bellamy have their £11 million townhouse near Guy Ritchie’s place.
Count Tom Cruise as a neighbour
A mock Tudor Surrey mansion is for sale close to Tom Cruise. Dernam House, part of the exclusive Dormans Park estate, is being sold by Jackson-Stops & Staff for £2.075 million.
The Mission Impossible star bought his six-bedroom house — with indoor pool and underground car park for a collection of fast cars — for £2.5 million six years ago so he could be close to the UK headquarters of Scientology in nearby East Grinstead.
Time to buy a Lichtenstein
For home décor that dazzles, don’t miss the auction of film producer Hercules Bellville’s treasures at Holloway’s of Banbury next Tuesday. Gems under the hammer include art by Jim Dine, Roy Lichtenstein and Erró and framed, signed photographs from Bette Davis.
Bellville, who died in 2009 and spent much of his career working alongside Roman Polanski, also worked with Terry Gilliam, Jack Nicholson, Johnny Depp and Ray Winstone. Many of the sale items were presents to him from colleagues and friends — including signed books from Ernest Hemingway.
With pieces to suit a range of budgets, this is a chance to make a statement and an investment (hollowaysauctioneers.co.uk).
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