Monday, December 8, 2008

Who Doesn't Love A Little News About Paula Abdul?

Due to the disturbing and bizarre tragedy of having one of her more fervent and unstable fans off herself in a car down the street from her house, the Laker Gurl turned pop star turned treacly American Idol judge who once (jokingly?) claimed on national tee-vee she was abducted by aliens, has reportedly decided to sell her Sherman Oaks mini-mansion.

Your Mama spent far too much time this morning searching and scouring the interwebs, but we have yet to turn up an official listing for the glassy eyed gal's 4,679 square foot Mediterranean-ish style domicile. However, a peep into the property records reveals Miz Abdul purchased her Beverly Ridge Drive residence in September of 2000 for $1,285,000.

Thanks to our always helpful cohort Babbling Babette we were also also able to suss out that this is not the first time Miz Abdul has attempted to unload her 5 bedroom and 4.5 bathroom homestead that features one of those horrid double curving staircases that are often found in newly built mcmansions trying to look capital "G" Grand, a media room with wood hewn ceiling and a master bedroom with fireplace, gigantic closet, spa-like bath and private, canyon-view balcony overlooking the swimming pool.

Listing records indicate that back in 2003 the gossip magnet listed her house for $1,995,000 and later reduced the asking price to $1,899,00. The following summer she listed the property again, but this time with an asking price of $1,900,000. But alas, no one wanted to buy Miz Abdul's house.

It remains to be seen whether in this rather lackluster real estate market the entrepreneurial singer/choreographer/reality tee-vee queen will be able to sell her house at a number that rings the bells of her bank accounts, but her people are saying that in light of recent events, "it seemed time that she move into a gated community."

In addition to propping up the less talented contestants on American Idol, Miz Abdul also hawks jewerly on QVC, pushes the stoopidly named perfume "Sexy Thoughts" and, despite her much reported chronic back pain, is rumored to be scheduled to appear on the next season of that played out Dancing With the Stars program. Good grief.

photo: Pacific Coast News

18 comments:

Anonymous said...

She should have never left that house she owned in Mullholland Estates. Tom Arnold is a loser.

dolly said...

I had never heard of Sexy Thoughts before, but thanks for the heads up Mama - you have now solved my holiday gift giving problems.

Anonymous said...

paula is awesome. i think she will have a great year 2009. idol is looking good, she apparently has "great" songs coming up (according to a radio guy that previewed them) and her new cheer show looks cool.

Anonymous said...

Great songs. not "great"

nc said...

I don't think her house is big enough for a double curving staircase. I've never seen one of these in a house this size that looked good.

Anonymous said...

I imagine she'd making pretty good coin from Idol now, so she should just price it right, and accept (or counter reasonably) the first offer that comes in within 25% of her ask and be done with it. I really hope she doesn't hold out for that last nickel.

Anonymous said...

Thank you Josh Flagg, I am sure she will heed your advice. But.........wait a minute, how fair can it be to have a former professional dancer competing against gimpy tennis pros and ackters. I don't see how she could possibly compete........judge maybe?

Anonymous said...

so if an artists' work is worth more after he/she dies, does Paula think her house is worth more after a fan offs herself in front of it?

Paula will be great on 'Dancing' - especially after she lubes up with a couple of cocktails.

Anonymous said...

How would one physically get more that one car in and out of that garage? There isn't enough room to back out of the garage and maneuver around to drive out, especially if there's another car either in the garage or on the driveway. Maybe that's why the box hasn't sold before.

Viva! said...

I hate that house. Ugly and too big for the lot.

This isn't the same house she lived in on that hilarious "Hey Paula" show on Bravo is it?

Where was that pile located?

Anonymous said...

I never knew this house was so ugly on the outside.

Good luck to Paula, careful with those "meds."

mr. smiley said...

its haunted!

people magazine article

Anonymous said...

12:56 - looking at the aerial photos, there is plenty of room. Just looks a little tight from the angle of Mama's photo. I say it isn't selling because it is uglee and in Sherman Oaks.

Anonymous said...

Paula Abdul has a lot of $$$, more than most people think. I don't get why she's living in this house... maybe that's why she's unloading it. Remeber her Dr. Phil "love" interview, was that filmed here?

average joe :[) said...

I am going to buy it and make it into a memorial for my girlfriend who died in front of it. She just wanted to be like Paula. She used to sing Cold Hearted Snake to me while I made love to her.

TonyV said...

I saw a show about fung shui that she was featured on a few years ago. Um, nut job. Her fung shui consultant told her that her last house (in Mullholland Estates) had horrible fung shui and it was wrecking her career (before her gig on AI). And according to the f.s. guy this house was perfect! Ha ha!

Anonymous said...

She should move into the Summit or back to Mullholland Estates. Brit Spears house is for sale....right??

average joe :[) said...

I cant believe the ho turned down my offer!!!!!

I gave her my favorite Josie & The Pussycats bank with $5 in it!!!!!!

I am going to take my private jet to Ibiza. Can someone help me with the rubber band???????