Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Your Mama Hears...

...Okay children, we confess. We didn't hear this, we saw it on gossip Goliath X17 who reported that Grammy winning Barbadian babe Rihanna spent part of her weekend looking for a new LaLa Land crib to call home. We don't know all of the pricey properties she viewed but we do know she had a look-see at at a 5 bedroom and 4 bathroom house on Sunset View Drive that measures over 5,000 square feet, has an asking price of $4,495,000, features a blinding and disturbing wet bar slathered in mirrored subway tiles in the living room, an infinity edged pool looking out over the lights of Los Angeles and Cameron Diaz as a neighbor.

According to our source Mirakle Mike, Miss Rihanna currently rents digs in the hills above Los Feliz. Listing information we were able to secure thanks to Babbling Babbette shows her temporary hideaway on Tryon Road sits privately up a long gated driveway, measures 4,545 square feet with 4 bedrooms and 4.5 bathrooms. Fun features include a media room on the lowest level, Rosewood cabinets and kelly green glass counter tops in the kitchen and a gigantic master suite with sitting area, bedroom, fireplace, and a party-sized shower that's larger than most studio apartments in downtown Manhattan.

It is none of Your Mama's beeswax, has not a thing to do with real estate and since we were not there, we do not know for sure what went down in that stoopid rented Lamborghini between Miss Rihanna and Mister Chris Brown on that fateful night. However, Your Mama is a bizzy-body and as such would like to reiterate what that Oprah ladee–who, contrary to common belief, does not walk on the damn water–said to Miss Rihanna about her current romantic situation: We know that you are a teen aged woman in love and all that crap, but if that "man" you call yer boyfriend put his hands on you in anger and busted up your lip and scared you enough to go to the damn po-po station to file a report, he will do it again no matter how many times he tells you he will not. Real men do not beat up on women.

45 comments:

Anonymous said...

I looked at this house awhile back, it was then listed by Jeff Lewis's agent Carrie Berkman with Prudential.

Nice house. Huge closet. Great view and location tucked away above Chateau Marmont.

StPaulSnowman said...

Maybe she can.........."get it for a song"

Anonymous said...

I, too, have looked at this particular home and it's awful! However, she strikes me as someone that loves bright colors so I'm sure it will fit her personality just fine.

Anonymous said...

This house was better the 1st time it was on the market before they did the tacky re-do ... Brtiney also viewed it back then.

Watched the video Mama & she also views the property on Rising Glen Road that's not shifting even though it seems to have been nicely done ... even though some of the features are a bit ott ...

Anonymous said...

too funny cuz it is so true.. party sized shower that's larger than most studio apartments.....

Anonymous said...

I actually LOVE the house on Rising Glen the RiRi Looked at. Lots of very unique features and Janna Levenstein does a great overall project. I love the water features, the open air master closet, etc.

Originally the house was HORRIFICALLY overpriced, but now seems to be relatively realistic, but I think it will still sell for atleast a millioin off the present $6.5mm list price.

Check out the video
http://lxtv.com/openhousela/video/7921

Anonymous said...

Yeah, Ryan Phillipe bought his hott Asian mess just up the street from Rising Glen for $7,150,00 and its MUCH MUCH bigger on a better lot than that place. While Ryan's house needs a renovation, I think it shows this place is still priced high

Anonymous said...

I was in Ryan's house with my friend who is a designer, its not as bad as it looked. Much of the Asian-mess was furnishings and crap that was easily stripped from the property. His house is pretty nice actually now with his renovations.

Anonymous said...

THIS POST SUCKED MAMA, NO ONE CARES.

Anonymous said...

Damn, that is one fug house, Mama!!! Why do all these damned houses look like they belong in a shopping mall or an industrial park? Crap.

BTW. She and Chris never got back together. His people were putting that shiz out there. She was asked to go along with it. Pressured would be a better word. From people who she has to work with in the industry.

They were trying to "save" Chris's career. Chris believed his case would improve if it appeared they were back together. But the DA don't need no testimony from the victim. They have evidence without her testimony. Beat Down Brown is going down!

She just wants to move on. She went along with the charade in Miami at Puffy's estate even tho they only saw each other when it was time to board a plane. Jay Z had her bodyguarded 24/7. Still does.

Chris is pissed because she went to NYC to end the fiction and to very obviously send the message: Finis.

angeleyes said...

Well said Mama, and I wish Rihanna the best. It's tough to wake up one day and out of the blue discover you've fallen in love with someone who it turns out is abusive. That's alot of tug-of-war emotion for anyone to have to sort through. I really liked the way Oprah put it - "Love dosen't hurt." Words to live by.

The Sunset View home's infinity edged pool overlooking Los Angeles is dee-voon. I prefer it's views to that of Rising Glen but I prefer Rising Glen's architecture.

Photography can be deceptive, but the ceilings on Sunset View look a bit low for the size of the larger open area rooms. Someone mentioned they liked Sunset View better before the re-do. I can easily imagine that. It seems to be lacking somewhat in cohesiveness.

Anonymous said...

Well said Mama.

By the way, Chris Brown is the one that said this post sucked.

Anonymous said...

What, that's all you get for $4.6M these days? An orange tent and a couple of matching chaises? Seriously, though--Grammy or no Grammy (which itself is little more than a nickname for one's grandmaw as far as I'm concerned), never heard of this Ree-onna creature before whatever it is happened in the rented Eye-talian car... you don't suppose it was a publicity stunt in the old Hollywood tradition, something to gain broader recognition... no? If so, it certainly had none of the class of the Lana/Johnny/Cheryl drama. Anyway, Chris Brown might as well be Downtown Julie Brown... or Ryan Philippe. No real chops. Nice body, that Ryan, but gimme some of dat Jake. My Reese is no fool. But I digress.

Anonymous said...

Anon 12:22

What rock have you been living under? Rihanna doesn't need to do cheap taudry publicity stunts, she is one of the biggest R&B Female Artists on the Planet.

Anonymous said...

Sunset View is kind of a tacky mismatched renovation. The Rising Glen house is much beter, but it is listed at $1.9mm more.

Anonymous said...

I live on W Live Oak, right next door to Rihanna's rented cribs. I have to say she would be much better staying in the hood and purchasing the $5.5mm house at 2173 W Live Oak. The views from our particular hillside are probably really some of the best in all of LA.

Anonymous said...

http://liveoakdrive.com/

Anonymous said...

I don't care if she's one of the biggest stars in the universe-- I still don't give a damn about this taWdry Miss Ree-anna. One simply does NOT allow oneself to become tangled up in such a public spectacle. She'll never get into the Wednesday Afternoon Fine Arts League if I have anything to say about it. I might forgive her for being in show business-- but her behavior is just disgraceful.

Anonymous said...

So that's where Cameron Diaz lives eh?

Perhaps Rihanna could pop next door and ask her if she could get some of her damn car collection out of the El Royale.

Parking in this city is hard enough as it is!

;^)

Anonymous said...

anon 125, your white trash, give it up

Anonymous said...

Maybe he heard her song Umbrella in the Lamborghini.

Anonymous said...

That orange awning made me laugh out loud. It looks like something Kraft Foods would set to host a Velveeta cheese sampling.

"Real men do not beat up on women."

Thank you Mama.

Anonymous said...

This smacks of a publicity stunt. I mean, what better way to show the public that you're picking up the pieces than to be photographed touring several multi-million dollar properties?

I only say this because there were reports floating around that she has just $20,000 to her name. Rumor has it that her label made her foot the bill for all of her own music video shoots.

How does one go from $20,000 in the bank to multi-million dollar mansions in the span of six months?

Did Chris pay her off?

Anonymous said...

How?..........ask Bernie!

Anonymous said...

Her latest album has sold multi-platinum, had 8 singles off that album alone, and 3 of those singles have certified multi-platinum.

I'd say she's worth more than 20k.

It also looks like the *rumors* about her being worth 20k are old news (last summer) and never proven to be anything more than that - rumors.

Anonymous said...

Given her career there is no way she's worth $20K ... that's the most ridiculous thing ever! Even if she doesn't make tens of millions off her albums she'll rake it in from her endorsements ... Her Cover Girl contract alone is worth in excess of $1.5M ...

Anonymous said...

Rihanna has piles of cash. Whoever / Whatever is informing you otherwise is just nuts and horrible misguided.

Anonymous said...

Have to remember the median demographic of Mama's children. 40-60 year old queens who think they are hip because they keep up with Madonna's cd releases. They wouldn't know Rihanna if she stuck the umbrella up their butt (but they'd thank her for the thrill).

Anonymous said...

Oh you're so clever 5:15.

Let's hear if for all us middle aged queens!

HEEEAAYYY!

P.S. I hate to tell you but Rihanna is hardly "hip." Mainstream, yes, but hip, no. Hip is ALWAYS so much less mainstream than a girl with an army of publicists and record company execs looking to mass market the shit out of her.

I'm not knocking her, she deserves her success. But she ain't hip.

As for the house...ugh. Did she actually pay someone to decorate that place? Thank God there's a lid for every pot, because that don't look like an $8m house to me. But what do I know...I'm not in the $8m house market.

Anonymous said...

Well, Rihanna didn't pay anyone to decorate it bc isn't her house (she toured it... as in a showering with a realtor) and since its priced at $4.5mm, I wouldn't expect it to look like an $8m house.

Anonymous said...

Not to mention, poster 5:15 never call Rihanna hip. Are you reading the same blog or do you not know how to read?

Anonymous said...

Thanks 5:43/5:45, I guess we have to make allowances for the middle age queen @ 5:23. He was probably into his 3rd Popov & Diet Coke. Hard for his old eyes to focus through that cheap vodka.

Anonymous said...

This middle-aged queen can't stand Madge either, but compared to Ree-anna, she is the very definition of hip. In fact, now that their names have been brought up together here, I think I will have to reevaluate M..... pleez! Ree-anna is nothing! Madge would have disembowled Chris if he'd so much as raised a hand to her. She's got balls.

Anonymous said...

popov and diet coke - how funny!

Anonymous said...

Madge is like the opposite of Michael Jackson, he's turning into a women, and if you've seen many of the picture of Madge lately, she's getting more muscle-ey and manly. A wee bit gross. Next thing you know she'll have a penis.

OPHELIA TIETZ said...

I suspect she has had a penis......several actually

Anonymous said...

I suspect she's had hundreds of penis's

Now it kinda like throwing a hot dog down a hall way

Anonymous said...

Hi mama, Aerial view has Rihanna living on gramercy pl. And I have noticed some security outside the house on Gramercy.Which is it. By the way, I am a huge fan of yours mama.

Anonymous said...

6:07 - Madonna, like many of the middle age queens around here, is fast approaching hip-replacement, not hip.

Anonymous said...

Rihanna lives on Tryon Road in Los Feliz, right by the interesection of it and Live Oak Drive. I see her all the time, as I live just around the corner.

Anonymous said...

There are some nice homes for sale in Hancock Park......a neighborhood that Rihanna has visited before.

Anonymous said...

Hancock Park is too oldworld traditional. Rihanna likes modern, clean, contemporary homes by the look of her rental house and the other properties she is looking at. She has also looked at Christina Aguilera's former house on Devlin - $6,995,000 as well as Jerry Sienfeld's former home on Sierra Mar $6.25mm.

Hippie Canyon said...

Some of the comments left here are nearly as horrific as the act of violence against Rihanna. WTF are people thinking???

And yes, this house is nice - not grand, but nice - but not on that street, at that price. Better not be even slightly high/intoxicated/groovin' when you enter that driveway!

Anonymous said...

1:23 -

1:08 is being an a** about the fact that the attack on Rihanna took place while they were driving through Hancock Park. Apparently they think it is cute but in fact juvenile and as our Mama would write - STOOPID.

Anonymous said...

my sister lives on N. Gramercy Place and saw Rihanna driving up the hill a couple days ago...doesn't look like she moved after all....sorry Mama.