Entertainment News: celeb homes
Jonathan Kirby, the 56-year-old man charged with breaking into LL Cool J's home, pleaded not guilty to first-degree burglary with a person present at a Los Angeles court on Tuesday, August 28.
Kirby, who authorities say is a transient, was hospitalized with a broken nose, jaw and ribs after the "NCIS: Los Angeles" actor and hip hop star confronted and overpowered him inside his house last Wednesday. He was given the felony charge the following day and faces a maximum sentence of 38 years to life in prison if convicted, prosecutors say.
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The man who was arrested for allegedly breaking into LL Cool J's Los Angeles-area home has been charged with first-degree burglary with a person present, which is a felony offense, and could face a maximum sentence of life in prison.
The intruder was identified by police as Jonathan A. Kirby, 56. He was hospitalized with serious injuries after the "NCIS: Los Angeles" actor overpowered him inside his house on Wednesday, prosecutors added. He was charged on Thursday, August 23, and has not commented.
An intruder learned the hard way he broke into the wrong celebrity home. He found himself face-to-face with LL Cool J, who took the matter into his own hands.
The Los Angeles Police Department confirmed with KABC Television, OnTheRedCarpet.com's parent company, that the burglary suspect made his way into the 44-year-old star's home at around 2 a.m. on Wednesday, August 22.
See photos of Kenny Rogers' former Polynesian-inspired lake house in Nicholson, Georgia. The singer had designed the 5-bedroom estate, which he once compared to Disneyland, and sold it on June 27, 2012 for $2.25 million.
The 5,681-square-foot home was set to be put up for auction but sold early. The fully-furnished and decorated property sits on 150 acres, overlooks a lake and contains several horse pastures, a barn, hiking and riding trails, a private beach, a heated pool, a waterfalls pool, a koi pond, an exercise studio and a go-cart track. It also has an attached guest house.
Josh Hutcherson has cemented his place in Hollywood, purchasing a home formerly owned by the late actor Heath Ledger, located in the Hollywood Hills.
The 2-bedroom, 2-bathroom home was built in 1951 and is referred to locally as the "tree house," due to the dense surrounding foliage and large deck area with an outdoor screening room, grill and fire pit.
Ellen DeGeneres bought Brad Pitt's Malibu beach house on Friday, for $1.75 million less than the asking price.
According to People magazine, the sale was finalized on December 16 and the talk show host bought the 4,088-square foot Mid-Century Modern house, which is in the coastal community of Malibu, California, for $12 million.
See photos of Dennis Quaid's $14 million Montana ranch property which the 'Footloose' actor bought 25-years ago from director Sam Peckinpah and actor Warren Oates and recently put on the market.
The 5315 square foot home, which Quaid built in 2000 with architect Frank Cikan, has 3 bedrooms, 3 1/2 bathrooms and features wide-plank hardwood floors salvaged from the Great Chicago Fire of 1871. There are also four guest houses, a ranch manager's home, a creek, horse facilities and an observatory.
Dennis Quaid, who currently appears in "Footloose," has put his $14 million Montana ranch on the market.
The 420-acre property is located in Paradise Valley and as Quaid told the Wall Street Journal, "The backyard is basically Yellowstone Park."
Brad Pitt is selling his 4,088-square foot Mid-Century Modern house in Malibu, California for $13.75 million.
Pitt's Malibu house was put on the market earlier this week, real estate listings show. The home overlooks the ocean and boasts four bedrooms, four bathrooms, a tennis court, a lap pool, fireplaces, security and sound systems, and a path to a sandy beach cove.
See photos of Katy Perry and Russell Brand's new Hollywood Hills home, which they purchased for $6.5 million, according to property listings.
The home, which is a 1925 Spanish-style house with a swimming pool, includes 7 bedrooms and 9 bathrooms. The couple recently put their Los Feliz home on the market for$3.3M.