Your Mama knew something was fishy when all these stories started spinning about that poor Britney Spears gurl buying herself a new house in sleepy Hermosa Beach, CA. Yes, we heard through the gossip grapevine that Miz Spears had checked out a few properties in that neck of the woods. In October of 2007, there were even several reports that showed Miz Spears holding real estate marketing materials for a big house in Hermosa with a hefty asking price of $8,585,000.
But the beleaguered and erratic Miz Spears had recently toured a few high priced houses in Brentwood too, so cynical real estate gossip that we are, we figured that the unstable pop princess was simply peeping at property for publicity reasons. The oft bewigged bee-hawtcha seems to enjoy toying and trickin' the media and daily drives her Mercedes Benz around at all hours of the day and night for no damn reason, so why not look at a few high priced houses while the paps snap their money shots and let all the people think she's looking for a new house?
Then came a press release on PR-Inside.com about her driving a hard bargain and dumping $6,000,000 on a new crib in Hermosa Beach that was listed for $8,500,000. Then came the article in the National Enquirer (no link available) about Spears buying a house in Hermosa. The article included photos of a large house overlooking the Pacific Ocean that Your Mama determined sits on Tennyson Place in Hermosa's Hill Section, the very same house at which Miz Spears was photographed back in October 2007. Then came the deluge of folks contacting Your Mama like they thought we'd spoken to Miz Spears herself at the UCLA Medical Clinic where she's currently being held on a 72-hour 5150 hold.
This morning we woke to a bit of clarity with a communication from crack researcher B.S. Beaverman who linked the house on Tennyson Place to Dani Brubaker. And sho' enuf, the house belongs to professional photographer Dani Brubaker and her husband. Surely all the children who read the blogs, tabs and gossip glossies remember who Dani Brubaker is and the photo fracas that erupted over private pictures she snapped (sans signed confidentiality agreement) of Miz Spears and her fractured family in late 2007 that wound up in OK Magazine. The media lambasted Miz Brubaker for selling and profiting from the photos and she vehemently and publicly denied selling the pix. In mid January reports came out declaring that Miz Spears was planning on suing Miz Brubaker over the brouhaha, and then, Ta-Da! Later reports claimed it was Miz Spears herself who sold the photos to OK Magazine. She's certainly got some serious issues, but we are of the uninformed opinion that the gurl is also crazy like a fox children. Crazy like a fox.
Anyhoo, Your Mama can't with any real certainty say that the unpredictable Miz Spears did or did not buy a house in Hermosa Beach. However, we still find no evidence of a current sale in that price range and we find no evidence of a sale of the Brubaker house on Tennyson Place even though it does appear to have been taken off the market. We also think it would be very odd that the Brubaker's would accept $2,500,000 less than the asking price for their house from a young, rich and unstable celebrity who has no doubt propelled them into a harsh limelight and caused them considerable grief.
So, we don't completely solve the mystery of the alleged home purchase in Hermosa Beach, but perhaps we get one step closer?
Now then, let's all take a moment to wish Miz Spears well. While we gossip and giggle about her supposed and mysterious real estate transactions, she and her family suffer in very real and very painful ways. The Spears family bleeds just like everyone else, and Your Mama genuinely aches for her and her family. We may not much care for Miz Spears music, and we may in fact participate in the schadenfruede of the whole mess, but in truth, Your Mama would much rather see Miz Spears well and raising them kids of hers than watch her mind all too publicly run off its rails.