Professional ballroom dancer Cheryl Burke of "Dancing With the Stars" has purchased a midcentury modern post-and-beam house in the Hollywood Hills for $1,295,000.
The three-bedroom, three-bathroom, 2,494-square-foot home, built in 1957, has 180-degree city and mountain views, a stone fireplace, vaulted wood ceilings and a separate studio office. There are two decks for dining, lounging, entertaining or practicing a season-winning samba.
Emmitt Smith (Season 3) to become the ABC reality show's first two-time winner. She and actor Gilles Marini were the Season 8 runners-up in May, losing to gymnast Shawn Johnson, who won Olympic gold, and dancer Mark Ballas.
Burke, 25, purchased the house from Jon Shapiro, executive producer of the Daytime Emmy-winning PBS series "Curious George" (2006-present) and producer of "U2 3D" (2007), which followed the Irish rock group's global "Vertigo" tour. Shapiro bought the property in 2007 for $1,539,000, public records show.
Michael J. Okun of Prudential California Realty, Studio City, had the listing. Eden Escamilla of Re/Max Marquee Partners, Beverly Hills, represented the buyer.
Cher relists her Malibu estate
Update: Now that the interiors are redone,Cher has put her ocean-view Malibu estate back on the market for $41 million.
The singer-songwriter-actress had listed the home at $45 million in August but withdrew it in early May while the work was going on, according to her listing agent, Robert Kass of Hilton & Hyland, Beverly Hills.
The Italian Renaissance-inspired house, which Cher built in 1999, has seven bedrooms, nine bathrooms, a theater and a gym in 13,126 square feet. It sits on 1.7 acres of bluff top with a tennis court, infinity pool and a guesthouse.
The updated look is "light, Zen, bright, beachy and beautiful," Kass said.
Cher, 63, an Oscar, Grammy and Emmy winner, appears regularly at the Colosseum at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas.
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Actor Morris Chestnut, whose breakthrough role came in the film "Boyz N the Hood," has listed his digs N the hills at $4,495,000.
The six-bedroom, seven-bathroom remodeled Mediterranean sits on 2.4 acres in bucolic Hidden Hills. It features a tennis court, a swimming pool, a covered patio, a barbecue area and a five-stall stable, according to the Multiple Listing Service. A long sweeping driveway leads past mature trees and an expansive grass lawn to a porte-cochere.
The 5,522-square-foot house, built in 1974 and expanded over the last two years, has a teen suite on one floor, and all other living areas on the main floor. There are open-beam ceilings, stone floors and two master bedroom suites. French doors off one suite open to the pool.
Chestnut, 40, purchased the home in 2007 for $3.3 million, public records show.
He starred in this year's "Not Easily Broken," a relationship drama from Sony's TriStar Pictures. Among his other film credits are "The Perfect Holiday" (2007), "Half Past Dead" (2002), "The Best Man" (1999) and "G.I. Jane" (1997). In the 1991 film "Boyz N the Hood," he was cast alongside Cuba Gooding Jr. and Ice Cube.
The listing agents are Marc Shevin and Rory Shevin of Prudential California Realty, Calabasas, according to the MLS.
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