Friday, January 30, 2009

UPDATE: Robbie Williams

Back in October of 2008, we chit chatted with a gossipy gal we call Babbling Babette who whispered to Your Mama that British pop star Robbie Williams was gearing up to buy a big ol' mansion in Beverly Park. Although Babbling Babette seldom steers us wrong in the celebrity real estate game and swears on her well stuffed cross your heart bra that Mister Williams was negotiating to purchase the 7 bedroom and 7 bathroom property, in the end he did not buy the hulking house which was listed at $23,995,000 (now listed at $19,995,000).

Now we know why he didn't proceed with the purchase. Reports are starting to surface that Mister Williams is headed back to his native U.K. where in December of 2008 he bought an 18th century country mansion on 71 acres in north Wiltshire that includes 7 bedrooms, a swimming pool, gym, sauna and perhaps most interestingly, a helicopter hangar.

It was Mister Williams' sister who let Mister Williams' geographical cat out of the bag when she told an interviewer that her brother was returning to Britain to because he, "loves British culture and the British people." She went on to say that although Mister Williams has enjoyed living in Los Angeles where the suns shines all the time, it's also a "pretty soulless place." Oh. Ouch!

Might it also be, Your Mama wonders, his desire to return home is at least in part because his attempt of making it big in the U.S. of A. didn't go quite as swimmingly as planned?

Anyoo, Mister Williams, owns several pricey properties in Los Angeles including a couple of parcels on Mulholland Drive where he famously built a private soccer pitch as well as his primary L.A. residence, a 10,681 square foot house (pictured above) which happens to be sugar borrowing distance from the recently robbed Paris Hilton in the guard gated Mulhulland Estates community.

Mister Williams' sister stated that the former boy bander turned solo singer was planning to keep his house in Los Angeles. We heard something different. Your Mama recently heard through the gossip grapevine that Mister Williams' people are quietly negotiating to sell the house to kinky haired and real estate agent suing rock star Slash. We can't confirm that children, so remember, at this point it's just idle chit chat and party gossip. However, when and if you see it written about in a few weeks without credit being given, remember puppies, you heard it here first.

Mister Williams' British property holdings once included a flat in Notting Hill, a 15th floor apartment in the Chelsea Harbour development and a country place in east Sussex, but to be honest children, Your Mama has no idea if he still owns any of these properties.

22 comments:

knows more than I should said...

Stoke on Trent boys must look out for each other.

From the flat in Notting Hill he purchased a home in Holland Park. From there he went to Chelsea Harbour. And so forth.

Anonymous said...

I'm surprised he lasted so long in LA ... If you're used to cities like London/NYC etc.. then LA is pretty hard to get used too ... The sun always shining is nice but if you're miserable living there then it's no real comfort ...

Anonymous said...

There is more to life than the sun shining all the time, overly white teeth and and a laughable obsession with youth and money. I'd prefer a drizzly day in Yorkshire any day

Anonymous said...

Yorkshire! Oh my aching bones. There's other sunny places other than L.A., trust me. Of course you'll have to do without all that L.A. "stuff" -- but that's a plus!

Anonymous said...

Good grief people, saying that LA is ONLY about fake tits, fake tans and fake teeth is like saying that all Brits have bad teeth and apologize every 12 seconds. It just isn't true.

For the record, I am neither tan, nor big titted nor big toothed nor in the "entertainment" business.

The stereotype for L.A. is certainly alive and well here, but it's far, far, far from the only sort of thing going on here. Pity some of you are just too lazy or ignorant to dig a little deeper.

Josh Flagg said...

If you dig deeper you will miss our superficiality and that would be a shame.

Anonymous said...

How much money does this guy have?
Never heard of him.....

juunanagou18 said...

Curly.

Not kinky.

:)

red.door.read said...

anon, you look cute when you're angry.

moneymaker said...

RW wealth was estimated at around 100 million Uk pounds in 2007...

Anonymous said...

I don't get the idea he's ever lost sleep over not making it big in America.

outsmoker said...

He didn't come here for sleep. He came for the better quality Marlboro reds. Have you ever tasted the ones they sell in Europe. The easy availability of good smoke is all that kept him here. Even in UPC California.

Anonymous said...

Marlboro Reds... Yawn.

Someone needs a new hobby, just don't go back to telling us how badly the sky is falling.

Anonymous said...

Wonder what outsmoker will comment on once all of the communities in So. Cal. follow suit in banning smoking?

outsmoker said...

Oh don't worry. So. Cal. isn't the only place to find great houses and I am probably not the only smoker left who enjoys reading about these places. There aremore closeted but passionate smokers out there than you can imagine. It is going to take at least fifty more years for us to die off and leave your with your prissytine air in California.......yeah, right!

Anonymous said...

Where does this guy get his money? I know the U.S. currency tanked at one point but still...

Anonymous said...

Never heard of this guy??? You Americans ar so amusing! You seem to think if you arent successful in your country your no body. Robbie is massive almost everywhere else in the world and hugely successful.His album sales stand at over 55 million worldwide and he entered The Guinness Book of World Records when he announced his World Tour for 2006, selling 1.6 million tickets in one single day. Wake up, there is much more to the world than the self importantance (but rapidly diminishing by the day importance)of the US of A.

Anonymous said...

3:17 - 50 years? Let me buy you a case to get it over with quicker.

8:06 - Pardon my siblings. They only listen to Britney so they have no idea that Robbie has a song on the Billboard charts at the moment and is also extremely successful outside of their trailer parks.

outsmoker said...

Anonymous 8:18. I was speaking for smokers as a group and not me personally but of course abstract thinking has been shown by psychologists to be weaker in non-smokers so your comment is certainly not unexpected.

Anonymous said...

You're funny Josh!
A few corrections for the rest of you...
Rob doesn't buy Reds here, he gets his fags from the UK - ha!
He didn't move here to 'make it' in the US, he wanted away from the 24/7 glare of attention he attracts elsewhere.
He's moving back home because after a while, if you were not born here, the superficiality does give you a headache (no offense Josh) & digging thru it is rarely if ever worth it anyway.
Good luck to him in his new castle. I bet he even enjoys the dreary weather for a while!
Can't wait to hear what music he chooses for his next album.
Rock on Robbie!

Anonymous said...

roobie good luckk n ill babysit for you anytime bloody brats...........buy me sa flat

Anonymous said...

robbi goin do other rehab, its a cycle for him.hope he enjoys being back..in that big house...why a big house if its only him........bet hes got sum kids stashed away n a wee poor wife. shes a scottish female eh ......crap man..laugh tb.vr/rw