Not to worry children, Your Mama will be back to our normal posting routine soon enough, but we keep getting all these small items in our inbox and on our voicemail that we think are interesting enough to merit another day of mish mash. Don't like it? Too bad. Suck it up. We don't want to hear about it neither because we are in no mood to listen to the children whimper and whine.
Looks like Dan Aykroyd and his wifey Donna Dixon are looking to leave La-la Land entirely. Just last week the couple sold their allegedly haunted house on Woodrow Wilson Drive to dee-voon actress Beverly D'Angelo for $3,800,000, and with an assist by The Property Pimp, Your Mama has learned that Mister Aykroyd has listed another Los Angeles property for sale with an asking price of $2,595,000 (pictured above). Mister Aykroyd has long owned the West Hollywood property with his younger brother, the actor and psychic researcher Peter Aykroyd.
According to property records, Messrs. Aykroyd laid out $732,500 in December of 1987 to purchase the imposing 4,176 square foot house with 3 bedrooms and 2.5 bathrooms that occupies the high point of a triangular shaped lot on Selma Avenue in the foothills of the Hollywood Hills.
Listing information reveals that the house was built in 1922, has two fireplaces (living room and master bedroom), a grand staircase, a formal dining room with walls covered in murals, a smoking lounge (who the hell is fool enough to smoke anymore?), and that each of the upstairs bedrooms have access to a terrace. While there is no swimming pool or guest house, listing information indicates there is room for each.
According to multiple reports, the home was at various times occupied by one or other of the brothers, and there have long been rumors that this house was the base of operations for the Aykroyd sibs intense and long standing fascination with parapsychology and the paranormal.
Records reveal the Aykroyd/Dixon clan also own a spread on Martha's Vineyard, they are rumored to own a big house by a lake in Ontario, Canada, and the couple are also trying to unload their triplex condominium on the Upper East Side of Manhattan for $7,000,000.
The children will recall that in the Spring of 2007, not long after coughing up $30,500,305 to purchase a humongous house on Calle Vista Drive in Bev Hills, religious zealot Tom Crooz, the smartly coiffured but disturbingly blank eyed Missus Crooz and their cute little offspring Suri moved out of the leased Crooz compound on N. Alpine Drive where they were rumored to have shacked up with various family members, staff, and "minders."
Once the impeccably groomed odd couple vacated the premises, the owner of the property put the nearly 3-acre estate out for lease with a blistering $100,000 per month asking price. The real estate rumor is that moody Oscar winning Aussie actor Russell Crowe has recently moved his burgeoning family into the well located and super secured property. The couple is said to be leasing short term only.
Your Mama also hears that even though their new digs were recently renovated by its previous owner (celebrity real estate agent Kurt Rappaport), the kooky Crooz couple are none the less doing a fair amount of work on their new mansion. Perhaps they are creating his and her bedroom suites? Because according to old reports in the gossip glossies, Mister Crooz reportedly snores so loudly that in order to get a good nights rest, young Missus Crooz has to sleep in her own bedroom in a separate wing of the house. A separate wing? Chew on that one for a while.
We hear from a lovely ladee named Leticia Lipsmacker that even though singer/songwriter Michelle Branch and her gee-tar pickin' huz-band Teddy Landau recently sold their big casa in Calabasas and just bought a modest house in the swanky Belle Meade neighborhood of Nashville, they are already back in Calee-for-nigh-ay looking for another Calabasas crib.
We continue to receive more gossip and information about the $22,500,000 Holmby Hills house that BenJen or AffNer (or whatever they're called) are rumored and reported to have purchased. One of Your Mama's more reliable and better looking sources whom we'll call Mister Sunshine tells us that the a-list couple are indeed in contract to purchase the 15,000 square foot, 7 bedroom and 12 bathroom mansion. Your Mama hopes these two can tolerate live in staff, because to maintain a house of this magnitude they're going to need at least one gurl to dust and another one to scrub all them terlits. And that's not even taking into account the nannies, the landscapers, the window washers, the hopefully pulchritudinous pool people, the private chef (who has time to cook when trying to manage a large household?), and that kinda creepy dude who will come to your mansion and detail your car each week for a princely sum.