Happy Birthday, Cameron!

Cameron Diaz is one of Hollywood’s most successful actresses, with her films grossing more than $3 billion! She’s the fifth-highest earning actress in US sales. Not only does she know how to act, she’s not afraid to make bold choices, like stepping back at the height of her career.

After a few years away from the camera, she’s recently come back, to film a Netflix movie that will be released soon. The actress, author, wife, mom, and activist is celebrating her 51st birthday today, so let’s wish her a happy birthday by taking a peek at some of her amazing real estate choices.

Mansion in Montecito, CA

In 2022, Cameron and her husband, Good Charlotte guitarist Benji Madden, bought this gorgeous, 11,000 square foot mansion in tony Montecito, California. They dropped about $12.5 million for the six-bedroom mansion that models a Lake Como villa.

The 1.75 acre estate has an in-home movie theater, gorgeous interior decor like high ceilings and stunning chandeliers, as well as stunning vistas of both the ocean and mountains.

Cameron Diaz & Benji Madden's House (Google Maps)
Cameron Diaz & Benji Madden's House

Mansion in Beverly Hills, CA

Just two years before, the happy couple bought another mansion in Beverly Hills, for about $14million. The 1949 house has been renovated to have all the amazing, modern amenities like retractable glass walls, his-and-hers bathrooms, marble showers, and more.

In addition to the seven bedrooms in the main house, there’s also  guest house, detached garage, landscaped pool area, outdoor entertaining areas, and plenty of parking for all their guests.

Cameron Diaz & Benji Madden's House (Google Maps)
Cameron Diaz & Benji Madden's House

Older Beverly Hills Mansion

Cameron bought this mansion in 2010, when she dropped $9.3 million for the 5,000 square foot home with two living rooms, detached guesthouse, tennis court, swimming pool, hot tub, and everything a Hollywood star would want. The neighborhood is full of celebrities, and she even bought the house from Candice Bergen.

While it’s obvious she doesn’t live here anymore, she’s kept the property all these years. It’s an amazing property, and certainly a great investment.

Cameron Diaz's House (Birds Eye)
Cameron Diaz's House

Apartment in New York City, NY

Cameron is a born and bred California girl, but she’s maintained residences in New York for decades. She bought this three bedroom apartment in the high-end Walker Tower in Chelsea in 2013. She paid close to $10 million for the property, and has invested even more to give it the chic, classy feel that has landed it in architectural and design magazines all over.

Cameron Diaz's apartment (Google Maps)
Cameron Diaz's apartment

Nicole Richie and Joel Madden’s Mansion in Beverly Hills, CA

Cameron’s in-laws, Nicole Richie and Joel Madden, also live in Beverly Hills. In 2021, they bought a modern mansion for $10.2 million. The home is in a gated community that many celebrities call home, including Serena Williams and Hilary Duff.

The home was designed in the 1980s, but suffers none of the Brady Bunch-era design crimes. It was redone in 2019, and has very modern features, including high ceilings, white interior, huge windows, and beautiful gold accents. Outside, the lawn has a gorgeous pool, and amazing views of the mountains, the valley, and Los Angeles.

Nicole Richie & Joel Madden's House (Google Maps)
Nicole Richie & Joel Madden's House

Jim Carrey’s Mansion, Los Angeles, CA

Cameron Diaz has been in films for nearly 20 years, and she’s had so many hits. Her breakout role in Jim Carrey’s The Mask put her on the map as a strong actress who could hold her own with Hollywood’s most intense actors.

Jim has had as successful a career as anyone, and has the real estate to prove it. He has owned the same sprawling 12,700 foot mansion for nearly 30 years, but recently put it on the market for an asking price of $29 million. The property sits on two acres, has five bedrooms and nine bathrooms, vaulted ceilings, home theater, and even a waterfall pool. Whoever ends up with this house will be one lucky duck.

Jim Carrey's House (Google Maps)
Jim Carrey's House

As she’s celebrating her 51st year, we can see Cameron has so much she can enjoy and cherish. So, let’s take a second and say, Happy Birthday!

The Eras of Taylor Swift

Taylor Swift’s epic Eras Tour has been going on since March and is set to wrap up next month. As we wind down one of the decade’s most anticipated, and most talked-about, music tour, let’s peek behind the curtain at the amazingly talented Taylor Swift.

Childhood Home, West Reading, PA

Taylor grew up the older of two kids in West Reading, Pennsylvania, about an hour outside Philadelphia. Her parents were both involved in finance. From a very early age, Taylor realized she wanted to be a famous singer/songwriter, and her family gave her all the support she needed.

She started getting music and modeling gigs, which fueled her passion. When she was 14, her family moved to Nashville so she could be closer to the country music scene.

Taylor Swift's Childhood Home (Birds Eye)
Taylor Swift's Childhood Home

Bluebird Cafe, Nashville, TN

Even though she was making a little progress towards her dreams, Taylor had a long way to go. When she was 15, she got the chance to play at the famed Bluebird Cafe in Nashville, Tennessee. Taylor knew it was a big deal, as the Bluebird has a well-deserved reputation as a place where country music stars are born. In fact, it’s where Garth Brooks was discovered!

And just like Garth, Taylor played an amazing show and was immediately signed by a new record exec, and the rest is history. A year later, she was a platinum-selling artist setting all sorts of Billboard records.

The Bluebird Cafe (StreetView)
The Bluebird Cafe

In less than 20 years, Taylor Swift has become one of the world’s most beloved musicians, and has a net worth of more than $800 million! Her real estate empire really is that, estimated to be worth more than $150 million!

It’s hard to keep track of everything she buys and sells, let alone where she actually spends time, but let’s look at some of the homes she’s bought over the years.

Peter Jackson’s Duplex, New York City, New York

In 2014, Taylor bought a duplex from famed director Peter Jackson in downtown NYC, for around $20 million. The ten-bedroom, ten bathroom apartment is on the top floor of an old building on Franklin Street.

The duplex has a massive entertaining room, a playroom for kids, library, butler’s kitchen, and more to make it a perfect spot for a wonderful entertainer. The feel of the unit is amazing and authentic, with old exposed brick, wood beams, and wood paneling that helps to maintain the historic feel of the building.

Peter Jackson's Duplex Penthouse (former) (Birds Eye)
Peter Jackson's Duplex Penthouse (former)

In the following years, Taylor has bought even more property on Franklin Street, including a unit for $18 million and one more for almost $10 million. While it’s often unclear what celebs do with their many properties, we do know Taylor has hosted lots of fun events with friends and other celebs, because pictures of her awesome gatherings always end up on Instagram!

Taylor Swift's New York House (StreetView)
Taylor Swift's New York House

Mansion in Watch Hill, Rhode Island

Taylor has spent a lot of downtime with friends at her Rhode Island seaside mansion. Built on a hill directly above the ocean, it is the highest home in the area, and has a majestic feel, and amazing views of the ocean and surrounding area. The 12,000 square foot house is her go-to destination for her famous Independence Day parties.

She paid about $18 million in cash for this house that has seven bedrooms, eight fireplaces, a pool, and five acres of property to give the music maven as much privacy as she needs when she’s not on a stage in front of thousands of adoring fans.

Taylor Swift's House (Google Maps)
Taylor Swift's House

Goldwyn Estate, Beverly Hills, California

Since becoming a successful musician, Taylor has bought several homes around Los Angeles, but it seems her favorite is one she bought in 2015. Taylor bought the 1934 estate from Samuel Goldwyn for $25 million, and has since worked to have it declared a historic landmark. With that status, as well as improvements made by Taylor, it’s current worth is estimated at $70 million!

The two-acre estate has a main home with 11,000 square feet, and has a recording studio, where Taylor recorded her “Folklore” album.

Goldwyn Estate - Taylor Swift's House (Birds Eye)
Goldwyn Estate - Taylor Swift's House

These are just a few of the many homes of Taylor Swift. We know she has a few around Nashville, including one she probably bought for her parents. She appreciates her privacy, especially for places her family stays, rather than where she entertains other rich and famous people.

As she wraps up her Eras tour, we can guarantee she’s going to want to take a nice, long, relaxing break; and it’s probably going to involve spending some quality time with friends and loved ones at some of these amazing places.

It’s Kevin Bacon’s Birthday!

It’s Kevin Bacon’s birthday! Today he’s turning 65, and the super-connected Hollywood actor is sure to be celebrating, and probably dancing and singing along to Happy Birthday as he parties with friends and loved ones.

Let’s take a look at the longtime celeb’s life, and some of the interesting connections he’s made along the way.

Childhood Home, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Kevin was born and raised in Philadelphia, the sixth kid of an elementary teacher and urban planner. His interest in acting started early, encouraged by an opportunity to participate in an acting program that convinced him he wanted to pursue the career.

Rather than attend college, he moved to New York when he was 17, and by 19, he was appearing in movies, but he had a long way to go before becoming a household name.

Kevin Bacon's childhood home (StreetView)
Kevin Bacon's childhood home

Family Farmhouse, Connecticut

While Kevin and his wife of 35 years, Kyra Sedgewick, are both very successful film and television stars, they actually spend much of their time on their farm in Connecticut. They even spent part of the Covid lockdown here. Kevin, an avid musician and member of a rock band, has made viral videos serenading the pigs and animals on the farm.

They have also shared videos showing the unique decor of the house, and the funky pool, complete with a rock for a diving board. And being so quirky and unique, the pool is actually in the middle of their orchard!

Kevin Bacon & Kyra Sedgwick's House (Birds Eye)
Kevin Bacon & Kyra Sedgwick's House

House in Los Feliz, California

While they do love the farm life, Kevin and his family actually spent the first part of Covid in LA with their son, Travis. They bought the home in 2012 for $2.5 million, a two bedroom, three bathroom property complete with pool, fountains, and a spa, as well as a perfect view of Griffith Park and the Observatory.

The home is a gorgeous mid-century design, with stunning woodwork, an open interior, and minimalist decor. Natalie Portman, Robert Pattinson, and Kristen Stewart have lived in the neighborhood at one point or another, which is known for its amazing views, privacy, chic homes, and famous neighbors.

Kevin Bacon and Kyra Sedgwick's house (Birds Eye)
Kevin Bacon and Kyra Sedgwick's house

John Belushi, Chateau Marmont, Los Angeles, California

Kevin Bacon has a reputation for being closely connected to everyone in Hollywood, so much so that there’s a game called the Six Degrees of Kevin Bacon. He’s been in so many movies, with so many actors, that it’s really fun to play.

Sadly, one of the first Hollywood connections Kevin made was with the cast of National Lampoon’s Animal House, including the famed, but ill-fated, John Belushi. He was a rising star in Hollywood, known for his comedic talent, when he died of a drug overdose in the infamous hotel Chateau Marmont.

The Chateau Marmont (StreetView)
The Chateau Marmont

Sarah Jessica Parker’s Townhouses in New York City, New York

Kevin has a connection to another of Hollywood’s most famous and long-lasting couple in his ties to Sarah Jessica Parker and her husband Matthew Broderick. And like Kevin and Kyra, they have a great real estate portfolio. But Sarah, who starred with Kevin in their breakthrough roles in Footloose in 1984.

Sarah and Matthew bought two side-by-side brownstones in the West Village for $35 million! The couple, who absolutely love living in the city, turned the two residences into one massive 14,000 square foot haven, complete with a 2,000 square foot garden. That’s bigger than most houses! And fun fact, the address of Sarah’s most famous character, Carrie Bradshaw, is just one block away.

Sarah Jessica Parker & Matthew Broderick's Townhouses (Google Maps)
Sarah Jessica Parker & Matthew Broderick's Townhouses

Bernie Madoff’s Last Residence, FCI Butner, North Carolina

One of the unfortunate connections Kevin has made over the years is the connection he and Kyra made with Bernie Madoff, the Ponzi scheme mastermind. Kevin and Kyra lost “most of their savings” to the fraudster. Rather than complain or attempt to pursue legal routes, the actor just committed to working hard and earning more money to replace what was lost.

Overall, at least $20 billion was lost, including investments for Jewish children’s charities as well as several other philanthropies.

Madoff was sentenced to more than 100 years in prison, and he died in the medical center of the Butner federal prison in North Carolina.

Bernie Madoff's new home: FCI Butner Medium (Google Maps)
Bernie Madoff's new home: FCI Butner Medium

Kevin always seems to have a pleasant, upbeat disposition. But on a day like today, there’s certain to be an extra spring in his step, an extra song to sing, and extra joy to go around. Let’s wish Kevin a happy, healthy, and prosperous year. Happy Birthday, Kevin!


Happy Birthday, Mindy Kaling

Mindy Kaling has the reputation of being a charming, happy girl-next-door actress, but did you know she’s also a Hollywood producer, screenwriter, author, and mom? She really does it all, and today, she’s turning 44!

Let’s take a look at Mindy’s awesome career, and some of the real estate she’s acquired as she’s become a successful, influential Hollywood icon.

Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire

Mindy grew up in Massachusetts, with an older brother and parents who immigrated from India. The family valued education, and she graduated from Dartmouth, where she majored in play writing and was involved in several improv and writing groups.

One of the oldest colleges in the US, Dartmouth is the smallest of the Ivy League schools. The school in New Hampshire focuses on research and undergraduate work, and has a global reputation as an excellent center of education. Among the alumni, in addition to Mindy, are at least 170 members of Congress, three Nobel Prize winners, two Supreme Court justices, and many titans of industry.

Dartmouth College (Google Maps)
Dartmouth College

Hancock Park Mansion, Los Angeles, California

Mindy and her two kids live in a gorgeous, colorful, and exclusive mansion in the Hancock Park area of Los Angeles. She bought the house in 2017 for about $6.5 million. She spent almost a year remodeling and decorating it to her unique and creative style.

The house is filled with vibrant artwork, colorful fabrics and wall coverings, and lots of fun toys and activities for her kids. Mixed in with the high-end furnishings, Mindy has actually brought several items from her childhood home, including the dining room table.

Mindy Kaling's House (Google Maps)
Mindy Kaling's House

Beach House, Malibu, California

Like any self-respecting Hollywood star, Mindy has a second home in Malibu. It set her back a lot more than her main home, at nearly $10 million! But it’s worth it! The house, formerly owned by none other than Frank Sinatra, has 6,000 square feet, sits right on the beach, and has amazing sunset views.

The mansion was designed by Frank and Barbara Sinatra, and nicknamed “the happiest place on earth.” It has an indoor/outdoor bar, beautiful pool, a main suite complete with vaulted ceilings, two bathrooms, a private patio, and a hair salon!

Mindy Kaling's House (Formerly Frank Sinatra's) (Birds Eye)
Mindy Kaling's House (Formerly Frank Sinatra's)

Steve Carell’s House, Toluca Lake, California

Mindy got her break in the business as a writer and cast member on the hit television show The Office. Starring Steve Carell, the show gave Mindy time to develop and prove herself as an actor, writer, and even director.

Steve went from a working actor to a major celebrity in large part because of the show, helping him earn a net worth of more than $80 million. He was able to buy this amazing $19 million estate in 2010. It’s incredible to learn that Steve and his wife paid $19 million for an estate only to demolish it and rebuild an entirely new home on the same land.

The new house has about 16,000 square feet of living space, with a pool and both tennis and basketball courts. It even has a specialty garage with an elevator for some of his car collection.

Steve Carell's House (Birds Eye)
Steve Carell's House

Mindy’s Former House, Los Angeles, California

Mindy has owned several homes over the years, but she tends to hold onto her properties for awhile, and actually live in them. When she moved into her renovated home in 2018, she sold her last home for about $2 million.

The nearly 100 year old home had four bedrooms and almost 3,000 square feet, but it was clear Mindy wanted something more for her growing family. With gorgeous timber beams, wrought-iron detailing, arched doorways, the Spanish-themed home was maintained in excellent order, and the new owners should certainly be happy with their purchase.

Mindy Kaling's House (Birds Eye)
Mindy Kaling's House

Mindy is an amazing woman, an idol to anyone who dreams of success and fame based on talent, wit, and comedy. She has produced, written, and directed several television shows, written a best-selling book, and even starred in major movies. And amid all her professional success, she took time to become a mom to two kids, and it seems like she’s just as good at that as anything else she’s put her mind to.

So, on her 44th birthday, let’s all wish Mindy the happiest of birthdays!


Great Movies Out This Month

June is a great time to see a movie. Whether you’re catching a matinee because school’s out, or staying out late to see a blockbuster, there’s no bad time to go to the theater. From animated stories such as Elemental to the guaranteed blockbuster Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny, there are so many great choices!

As we plan our summer viewing schedule, let’s take a look at some of the celebrities starring in this month’s most anticipated movies.

Harrison Ford

With the end of the month comes one of Hollywood’s biggest summer blockbusters. Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny is the fifth installment of the amazing Harrison Ford-led franchise that we’ve loved since Raiders of the Lost Ark came out in 1981.

Harrison Ford has been a Hollywood rock for decades, but he hasn’t actually lived in LA in years. He bought an 800-acre ranch along the Snake River in Wyoming in the 1980s, but moved there full-time after he started dating his now-wife Calista Flockhart.

At the property, he does his own manual labor, and when his chores are done, he loves to fly his private airplane in the mountains. He’s even participated in a few aerial rescues of people stranded in the Teton Mountains! He’s a real life action hero (who is worth $300 million)!

Harrison Ford's House (Google Maps)
Harrison Ford's House

Eva Longoria

If you’ve forgotten what a powerhouse comes in Eva Longoria’s tiny frame, you’ll certainly remember when you watch her new film Flamin’ Hot which tells the story of the man who invented Flaming Hot Cheetos! She even screened the movie with the Bidens at the White House!

Eva and her husband reportedly put their gorgeous Beverly Hills estate on the market a few moths ago. With a climate-controlled wine cellar, landscaped property, outdoor covered lounge area, and more spread across 11,000 square feet, it’s no wonder the power couple is asking $23 million, about $10 million more than they paid five years ago.

Eva Longoria's House (Google Maps)
Eva Longoria's House

David Attenborough

The critically-acclaimed documentary narrator David Attenborough has not one but two new specials out. With the the second season of Our Planet just out on Netflix and the second season of the dinosaur spectacle Prehistoric Planet on Apple TV which came out a few weeks ago, the 96 year old historian, author, and narrator is at the top of his game!

His British accent is instantly recognizable, and he has had a long and successful career in radio and television connected to natural sciences and history. He lives in a humble, but historic, home in the Richmond area of London.

As fitting a man who loves history, the house itself has a story. In 1879, the owner of the home, a widow in her 50s, was murdered by her maid in what became a famous news story. The final pieces of the crime were actually found when renovations were being conducted at David Attenborough’s request in 2010. Very fitting that the chronicle be completed by the master storyteller himself.

David Attenborough's House (and historic murder site) (StreetView)
David Attenborough's House (and historic murder site)

Jon Hamm

Jon Hamm has moved beyond his fame as Don Draper in Mad Men and has starred in several movies since then. This month, he’s starring alongside Tina Fey in a murder mystery set in small-town Arizona. It’s a far cry from his big city persona, and this gorgeous property he bought in 2017 in Los Feliz, California.

He paid about $3.4 million for the exclusive, gated property. It’s on a cul-de-sac, has four bedrooms and 4.5 bathrooms, and lots of modern and eco-friendly design features to help make it even more exclusive.

Jon Hamm's House (Google Maps)
Jon Hamm's House

Scarlett Johansson

She’s been featured on here before, but she’s such a successful actor, and she’s in yet another highly-anticipated film this month. Asteroid City, the newest Wes Anderson film, is full of celebrities in addition to Scarlett, including Tom Hanks, Margot Robbie, and Jason Schwartzman.

Scarlett has a massive real estate portfolio, including this Los Feliz, California pad she’s owned since her earlier days of stardom. She paid about $3.9 million in 2014 for the 3,500 square foot secluded property on nearly an acre of land.

Indoors, the house has four bedrooms, a gorgeous master suite, a mantle carved of marble in the living room, an all-white kitchen, and views of the Hollywood sign. Outside, it has a lovely manicured lawn, a pool, and a spa, as well as a cabana for outdoor gatherings. With a net worth close to $200 million, she can have all the fancy features she wants!

Scarlett Johansson's House (Google Maps)
Scarlett Johansson's House

June is just the start of the classic box office success season, and with these stars leading the way, it’s likely to be an excellent year for movies. The talent, legacy, and creativity of the likes of Scarlett, Harrison, and the rest will bright up the silver screen and keep us entertained all summer long!


Happy Birthday, Bob Dylan

Today is music legend Bob Dylan’s 82nd birthday, and his music is no less powerful and moving as it was sixty years ago when he came onto the scene. His music has influenced the world through the passionate 1960s, the chaotic 1970s, and even through today, when his songs are as powerful and moving as ever.

Let’s take a look at the life of Bob Dylan, and appreciate the artistry created by possibly the best musical writer of all time.

Birthplace, Duluth, MN

Robert Allen Zimmerman was born on May 24, 1941, in Duluth, MN. He and his parents lived in a small duplex in the city, and were active in their Jewish community.

From a very early age, he was drawn to music. He listened to blues, folk and country music in his childhood, and then moved on to rock and roll, jazz, and American music. All of these influences can be heard in his unique music.

Bob Dylan's childhood home (Birds Eye)
Bob Dylan's childhood home

Childhood Home, Hibbing, MN

When he was six, his father contracted polio, so the family moved to Hibbing to be closer to family. His father ran a hardware store, and Dylan grew in his musical talent. He formed bands and worked with up and coming artists, performing at high school and local venues, and getting in trouble for his new sound of music.

He and his family lived in Hibbing until Dylan moved away to college. He only lasted a year at school before dropping out to move to New York City to meet his idol Woodie Guthrie and start his own career in music.

Bob Dylan's childhood home (Birds Eye)
Bob Dylan's childhood home

Chelsea Hotel, New York City, NY

Dylan started at the bottom like all musicians do, but quickly gained a small following and respect in the industry. Once he started earning a little money, he stayed at Chelsea Hotel, which has a storied reputation for being a gathering place for talented, and sometimes troubled, artists. Mark Twain, Thomas Wolfe, Joni Mitchell, Jimi Hendrix, and Janice Joplin are just a few of the talented individuals who influenced, and were influenced by, the hotel.

He stayed here off and on for a few years, and wrote his most famous song Blowin’ in the Wind here. A few years ago, the hotel did a remodel and sold the doors to rooms where famous individuals resided. Dylan’s door sold for a whopping $100,000!

Hotel Chelsea (StreetView)
Hotel Chelsea

Fat Black Pussycat, New York City, NY

Another haunt where Dylan liked to pen his lyrical poetry, the Fat Black Pussycat coffee bar, was a major stop in the 1960s beatnik scene. The original venue has been turned into another restaurant, but you can still visit another version of the Fat Black Pussycat in the city. It has been relocated and reestablished, and has a great layout for people who just want to chill and enjoy a show.

The Fat Black Pussycat (StreetView)
The Fat Black Pussycat

Shangri-La Studio, Malibu, CA

By the 1970s, Dylan was one of the most famous musicians in the US, and he toured the music group The Band. The group created a music studio in Malibu in a home named “Shangri-La” and decided to keep the name. The place, designed with input from Dylan, was a recording studio, clubhouse, and hangout for musicians, to encourage talent development.

Dylan recorded there often, as did Eric Clapton, Ringo Starr, Joe Cocker, and more. Dylan actually lived outside in a tent for several months! It’s still in use today, by artists such as Kanye West, Eminem, and Ed Sheeran.

Shangri-La Studios (Google Maps)
Shangri-La Studios

Bob Dylan’s Home, Malibu, CA

Dylan clearly loved the Malibu area, because in 1979, he bought a home there for around $105,000, and he’s been there ever since. He’s actually bought neighboring properties over the years, developing a massive compound, and added to the original home.

While details are not public, it’s understood the main house is about 6,000 square feet, with six bedrooms and seven bathrooms. It has eco-friendly amenities including solar panels.

Unique, especially in chic Malibu, there’s a shack out in the back property that Dylan goes to when he needs to get away from it all.

Bob Dylan's House (Google Maps)
Bob Dylan's House

Dylan, who has a net worth of over $200 million, has been inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, been awarded ten Grammys, an Academy Award, and even the Presidential Medal of Freedom. Perhaps most amazing for a musician, he was even awarded a Nobel Prize for Literature, for “having created new poetic expressions within the great American song tradition”.

With all these accomplishments, hopefully Dylan will have a wonderful, relaxing, and rewarding birthday. After all he’s done, he deserves it. Happy birthday, Bob Dylan!

Happy Birthday, Wonder Woman!

Gal Gadot, known around the world for her starring role as Wonder Woman, turns 38 today. Let’s take a look at this real-world superhero, and wish her a happy birthday!

Gal Gadot’s LA Home

Gal Gadot first came to fame in the Fast and the Furious franchise, but cemented her stardom as Wonder Woman in the DC Extended Universe. With a net worth of over $30 million, she’s bought some amazing real estate, including this mansion in the LA hills, which set her back around $6.8 million in 2016.

The 4,000 square foot home has plenty of both privacy and beauty. In fact, the stunning outdoor pool rests on the edge of a cliff. At least one bathroom and bedroom have floor to ceiling windows to allow them to enjoy amazing unobstructed views.

She, her husband, and three kids spend some of their time here, but also live a quiet life back in her home country of Israel.

Gal Gadot's House (Google Maps)
Gal Gadot's House

Malibu Penthouse

Like any self-respecting celebrity, Gal purchased beach-side property in exclusive Malibu. The penthouse condo is a perfect getaway spot for the family of five. She spent $5 million on the 2,000 square foot home, which was built in 1984. She bought it from a fellow beauty queen, Thai philanthropist and former Miss Universe, Bui Simon.

Like her other LA-area home, the condo is known for its privacy, as part of a gated community, and is considered to be in one of the most desirable and in-demand areas of Malibu. These features certainly make the $5 million price tag more understandable!

Gal Gadot's House (Google Maps)
Gal Gadot's House

Filming Location for Wonder Woman, Villa Cimbrone, Ravello, Italy

The opening scenes of Wonder Woman take place in a mythical paradise of Amazon women, left to protect the world from the god of war, Ares. The scenes on the island of Theymscira, where the women live and train for battle was filmed at and around the Villa Cimbrone on the beautiful Amalfi coast in Italy.

The role was perfect for Gal,with her Mediterranean beauty and years of military and combat fighting training made her a real-life Amazon warrior.

Villa Cimbrone (Google Maps)
Villa Cimbrone

Lynda Carter’s Maryland Residence

While Gal is this generation’s Wonder Woman, she’s not the first to star in the role. Another beauty queen, 1972’s Miss World, Lynda was cast as the star on the television show Wonder Woman, which ran for three years. After the show wrapped, it went into syndication for years, keeping Lynda and her on-screen persona in the cultural eye for decades.

She and her second husband, Robert Altman, bought a home outside Washington, D.C. shortly before the birth of their son. The 20,000 square foot home has a gorgeous landscaped yard, including a huge pool, hot tub, tennis court, and even a waterfall!

Lynda Carter's House (Google Maps)
Lynda Carter's House

Gal Gadot really is Wonder Woman, with an amazing acting career, beautiful family, and growing real estate ventures. On this date, when she takes a moment to celebrate her birthday, and life, we all hope she celebrates with her loved ones and looks forward to her best year yet! Happy Birthday, Gal!

Funny Women, Fabulous Homes

In recent years, comedians have risen to the top in Hollywood, becoming the most successful and most popular actors and actresses in the business. Along with that success comes wealth and the ability to have nice things, including amazing dream homes in cool places.

These funny women have made it big in Hollywood, and have sweet homes to show for it.

Tina Fey

A leading comedic actress for over 20 years, Tina Fey got her big break on Saturday Night Live, and moved on to starring and writing for her own television show 30 Rock. She has produced and starred in movies, executive produced other television shows, and topped the New York Times best seller list for her book Bossypants.

Fey and her family live in New York City, in an apartment in the Upper West Side. They purchased the apartment in 2009 for about $3.4 million, and in 2016, purchased the unit directly above their apartment for $9.6 million. The floor plans are nearly identical, with a large master bedroom suite, three additional bedrooms each with private bathrooms, and other luxurious amenities that someone as successful as Fey can enjoy on her downtime.

Tina Fey's apartment (Google Maps)
Tina Fey's apartment

Amy Poehler

Like Tina Fey, Amy Poehler started her road to comedy success as a cast member of Chicago’s Second City improv group. She eventually moved to Saturday Night Live in 2001, and quickly became a full cast member and celebrity. She starred with Fey on the Weekend Update segment, making headlines and breaking gender barriers. Poehler left SNL to head her own show, Parks and Recreation, which ran for several years. She has also been in dozens of films, worked on shows for Hulu, and written a memoir.

Poehler and her husband Will Arnett split in 2014, and she bought a new home in Beverly Hills, California for $3.6 million. She performed extensive renovations on the home before moving in, but has reportedly settled into her new home.

Amy Poehler's House (Birds Eye)
Amy Poehler's House

Ellen DeGeneres

Ellen DeGeneres has made people laugh on television and in the movies for over 25 years. She hosts a television talk show that incorporates comedy and slapstick along with the normal celebrity and human interest pieces. She’s famous among the next generation as the voice of Dory, the charming fish with a memory problem. She has hosted the Oscars, Emmys and Grammys and works behind the scenes in various capacities in Hollywood. She is also famous for being among the first women in Hollywood to come out as a lesbian.

She and her wife Portia de Rossi own multiple homes in Southern California, and are constantly selling and buying new properties. They owned one home in Hollywood Hills for several years, but sold it in 2007. But in 2014, they repurchased it from the owner for about $9 million.

Ellen Degeneres & Portia de Rossi's House (Birds Eye)
Ellen Degeneres & Portia de Rossi's House

That’s not the only home they own in sunny California. They bought this home in gorgeous Montecito, outside Los Angeles, in 2013 for a reported $26 million.

Ellen DeGeneres & Portia de Rossi's House (Google Maps)
Ellen DeGeneres & Portia de Rossi's House

Mindy Kaling

Mindy Kaling got her start as a writer and actor on The Office, one of the most successful comedy shows of recent history. She has moved onto producing and starring in her own show The Mindy Project. She has written two best selling memoirs, and is branching out into film and other areas of work in Hollywood.

Mindy owns at least two homes in the Los Angeles area, one she bought around 2013 for $1.7 million.

Mindy Kaling's House (Google Maps)
Mindy Kaling's House

She has owned another home in Los Angeles since around 2007, when she was first getting settled in Hollywood. She bought this from coworkers on The Office.

Mindy Kaling's House (Birds Eye)
Mindy Kaling's House

Betty White

Betty White was the undisputed OG female comedian. Her career spanned more than75 years, and she received Emmy and Screen Actors Guild awards, as well as a Grammy and many other awards and honors.

White was most famous for her roles on The Mary Tyler Moore Show and Golden Girls, as well as Hot in Cleveland and recurring roles on many current shows and talk shows. She was known for her comedic timing and ability to play to her audience, as well as entertain a crowd under any circumstance.

White was so beloved and engaging that NBC aired a special 90th birthday commemoration for her.

White lived in Hollywood for decades, but had always remained private about her personal life.

Betty White's House (Demolished) (Birds Eye)
Betty White's House (Demolished)

She had a second home in Carmel, California, where was able to relax and get away from things.

Betty White's House (Deceased) (Google Maps)
Betty White's House (Deceased)

These funny women have made it big by making us laugh for years, and it’s all but certain they’re smiling big in their awesome dream homes, whether they’re in Los Angeles, New York, or somewhere in between.

Happy Birthday, Carrie!

Carrie Underwood was born and raised in rural Oklahoma, but when she was 21, she took a chance and auditioned for the fourth season of American Idol. And the rest, as they say, is history.

Today, the singing sensation turns 40, so let’s look back on the life and career of one of music’s brightest stars.

Edward Jones Dome, St. Louis, Missouri

When she was 21, Carrie Underwood drove to St. Louis to audition for the red-hot television show American Idol. She auditioned at the Edward Jones Dome in downtown St. Louis. In front of judges Randy Jackson and Simon Cowell, she sang a country classic and punched her ticket to Hollywood. At the time, she’d never even been on an airplane, but her world was about to change!

Edward Jones Dome (Google Maps)
Edward Jones Dome

Kodak Theater/Dolby Theater, Los Angeles, California

The next stop on Carrie’s crazy journey was performing at the Kodak Theater, now known as the Dolby Theater, in LA. The theater hosts the annual Academy Awards, America’s Got Talent, and other performances and events.

On May 25, 2005, Carrie sang her heart out in front of a live audience, and millions of viewers around the world. When Ryan Seacrest read her name from the gold card, her life changed forever. She won a $1 million music contract, a Ford Mustang, and the use of a private jet for a year. These days, Carrie is worth around $140 million, has two amazing kids, amazing homes, and an incredibly successful music and crossover careers.

Dolby Theatre (StreetView)
Dolby Theatre

Simon Cowell’s House, Malibu, California

Megajudge Simon Cowell has a reputation as being intimidating and scary for American Idol contestants, but he knew Carrie had true star power from the first time he heard her sing. He’s also an incredibly talented producer and music executive. His net worth is north of half a billion dollars! And with that he has acquired a massive real estate portfolio.

One of his recent favorites is this $24 million Malibu estate. He suffered a major back injury here in 2020, and spent a year healing. The 1.6 acre, six bedroom, seven bath estate overlooks the ocean; a perfect place to recover!

Simon Cowell's London House (StreetView)
Simon Cowell's London House

Bridgestone Arena, Nashville, Tennessee

Carrie met her future husband, NHL player Mike Fisher, backstage at one of her concerts. About a year later, they were engaged, and the rest is history. Canadian by birth, Mike was playing for the Ottawa Senators when they started dating, but after they were married, he was traded to the Nashville Predators, where he finished out his career.

The Predators play their home games in the Bridgestone Arena in downtown Nashville, close to the haunts and hangouts of country music stars, making it  a perfect location for the power couple to have dual careers.

Bridgestone Arena (Birds Eye)
Bridgestone Arena

Estate Outside Nashville, Tennessee

In 2011, Carrie Mike bought a 400-acre parcel of land outside Nashville, Tennessee, for around $3.5 million. They had plans to build a “forever” home, which was completed in 2018. The mansion has an insane kitchen, an indoor lettuce garden, a walk-in closet complete with washer and dryer, and so much more.

Outside, they have an immense garden, orchards, picnic areas, horse stables, and a private pond! While the family keep it private, they did give Oprah Winfrey a tour before they started building, and even planted an oak tree in her honor!

Carrie Underwood's House (Birds Eye)
Carrie Underwood's House

Residency at Resorts World, Las Vegas, Nevada

If you want to see Carrie perform her amazing portfolio of music these days, you’re in luck! She’s performing about a dozen shows for her Reflections residency this summer through winter at the new, amazing, Resorts World property in Las Vegas.

The recently-opened $4.5 billion development has a massive hotel, mall, panda exhibit, and even a replica of the Great Wall of China! And of course a massive theater that can hold nearly 5,000 adoring fans.

Resorts World Las Vegas (Future) (Google Maps)
Resorts World Las Vegas (Future)

On her mile marker birthday, let’s take a second and give a shout out to one of the most talented, kind-hearted, and entertaining musicians out there, and wish her another 40 years of beautiful music, laughter, and joy. Happy Birthday, Carrie!

Happy Love Day!

It’s Valentine’s Day, when we think about love, and the people we love. In honor of this holiday some love, and some love to hate, let’s take a look at some celebrity couples that got together, or sealed the deal in 2022.

Jennifer Lopez and Ben Affleck

Twenty years after they first got together, Jennifer and Ben finally tied the knot in 2022, and it seems that this time, the two A-list celebs are together for good. As easy as their relationship seems this time around, finding a home for the filthy rich newlyweds and their blended family has been a lot harder.

After more than a year of rumored home purchases, it seems the new family will end up living at a home Jennifer has owned for years. The $28 million Bel Air mansion will undergo serious year-long renovations before they move in, though.

Jennifer Lopez's House (Google Maps)
Jennifer Lopez's House

Meanwhile, the couple is renting a gorgeous home worth around $60 million. Jennifer hasn’t held back in her social media posts of the temporary home, which some sources thought they were purchasing in late 2022. The amazing mansion has a beautifully-landscaped backyard complete with pool, movie theater, and plenty of privacy for the high-powered couple.

Danny DeVito's House (Former) (Birds Eye)
Danny DeVito's House (Former)

Sarah Hyland and Wells Adams

Everyone knows and loves Sarah from Modern Family and Wells Adams from various Bachelor shows. But the two adorable celebs met in 2017, when Sarah sought out Wells after seeing him on TV. Their relationship has been happily ever after, unlike most of the shows Wells hosts.

The happy couple even bought a new house in 2020, when they originally planned to get married. The $4 million house is described as a “modern farmhouse” in the Studio City area of LA. It has five bedrooms, seven bathrooms, and 6,000 square feet of living space.

Sarah Hyland's House (Google Maps)
Sarah Hyland's House

Kourtney Kardashian and Travis Barker

Coming from her family, it makes sense that Kourtney would be big into weddings, but who knew she and Travis Barker, drummer for Blink-182 would have three? The first was a backyard wedding with an Elvis impersonator, the second was at a courthouse and the final wedding was a grand affair in Italy.

The couple, who have six kids between them, still maintain their previous residences to keep things easier on the kids. Kourtney has a massive estate in Calabasas, of course. She and her former partner Scott Disick bought the home at a bargain basement price of $7.5 million, well below the $12 million Keyshawn Johnson originally wanted. The two-acre property has a pool, spa, sports area, and an impressive living area with six bedrooms across 12,000 square feet.

Kourtney Kardashian's House (Google Maps)
Kourtney Kardashian's House

Britney Spears and Sam Asghari

Britney Spears has been in the news a lot lately, and mostly for great reasons! After having her conservatorship terminated, she was able to marry her longtime boyfriend Sam Ashgari on June 9. The couple married at her Thousand Oaks, California home. She bought the house in 2015, for about $7.4 million.

Britney Spears' House (Google Maps)
Britney Spears' House

Right after the marriage, the newlyweds announced they were moving to Calabasas, near her ex and her two sons. The home has seven bedrooms, nine bathrooms, an area for the housekeepers, heated pool, and even an entire room dedicated for gift wrapping! With all that, the 11,600 square foot house was just not a good fit, and the lovebirds have announced the house will be back on the market in 2023. Changing your mind about a $11.8 million home is no big deal when you’re worth at least $70 million.

Britney Spears' House (Former) (Google Maps)
Britney Spears' House (Former)

Patrick Mahomes and Brittany Matthews

Superstar NFL quarterback Patrick Mahomes and his partner Brittany Matthews have been together, and very public, for so long that it may come as a surprise that the couple only married in 2022. And while Brittany’s presence on social media may be flashy, their Kansas City home is not.

The 4,000 square foot home is understated but absolutely gorgeous, and the couple spent an additional $400,000 on renovations after paying around $1.75 million for the 70 year old home. That’s pretty restrained for Patrick, who signed the single largest NFL contract ever, earning $500 million over ten years! One big splurge is the special closet for Patrick’s 180 shoes.

Patrick Mahome's House (Birds Eye)
Patrick Mahome's House

These are just a few of the happy celebs who tied the knot in 2022, making their relationship official. Hopefully they have what it takes to last in the crazy world of celebrity and show business.

And hopefully, we are all able to surround ourselves with people who lift us up and make us want to be better people. Happy Valentine’s Day!