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Hollywood Heartthrob Flees LA

James Van Der Beek and his family find a new home in Texas

(Newser) - "And... we've landed." So wrote James Van Der Beek after he and his family relocated from Beverly Hills to Texas, CNN reports. The Dawson's Creek star also explained on Tuesday why he and his wife, Kimberly, and their five kids were finding a new home in... More »

Patriots Star Is Under Arrest

Julian Edelman is accused of vandalism

(Newser) - New England Patriots star Julian Edelman was arrested in Southern California on suspicion of misdemeanor vandalism after jumping on the hood of someone's car, authorities said Sunday. Police say Edelman, 33, caused unspecified damage when he jumped on the vehicle Saturday night on a commercial block of Beverly Hills,... More »

Billionaire's Son Is Found Dead

Andrew Burkle was only 26

(Newser) - A California billionaire experienced what must be a living nightmare Monday when he rushed to his son's home and found him dead, People reports. Andrew Burkle, 26, was unresponsive and declared deceased Monday at the Beverly Hills property. His father, Ron Burkle—who co-owns the Pittsburgh Penguins and has... More »

Stunning $1B Property Sells for Just $100K

But the Mountain of Beverly Hills has a sketchy financial history

(Newser) - A sprawling LA property once listed at $1 billion sold Tuesday for just $100,000—and that's not the worst of it, the Guardian reports. The so-called Mountain of Beverly Hills was repurchased by its former owner along with an estimated $200 million in debt. "This is the... More »

Beverly Hills Makes a Novel Move Against Tobacco

In 2021, most sales will be banned

(Newser) - Beverly Hills has become the first US city to end most tobacco sales. The City Council on Tuesday unanimously voted to snuff out sales of cigarettes, cigars, e-cigarettes, and other tobacco products beginning in 2021. The ban covers sales at gas stations and pharmacies as well as convenience and grocery... More »

In This City, Tobacco Sales Are About to Become Illegal

Beverly Hills would be America's first to do so

(Newser) - The smoke hasn't cleared yet, but Beverly Hills is poised to become the first US city to end most tobacco sales, the AP reports. The City Council in the world-renowned enclave of the rich and famous unanimously indicated Tuesday that it's ready to snuff out most sales when... More »

ZIP Code 94301 Has a No. 1 Distinction

Palo Alto area is the priciest in the nation

(Newser) - Some ZIP codes are pricier to live in than others, and 24/7 Wall St has crunched data to determine the priciest in the nation. It's likely no surprise that ZIP codes in California show up frequently on the list of the top 50, but perhaps a little more surprising... More »

Surprise Front-Runner in Golden Globes: Cheney Biopic

Lady Gaga also earns a nod for 'A Star Is Born'

(Newser) - Adam McKay's Dick Cheney biopic Vice swooped in to lead nominations for the 76th annual Golden Globe Awards, narrowly edging Bradley Cooper's tear-jerking revival A Star Is Born, the interracial road-trip drama Green Book, and the period romp The Favourite. Vice topped all contenders Thursday with a surprising... More »

Pitcher Gets Charged $1M at Beverly Hills Hotel

But Justin Verlander took it all in good fun

(Newser) - Houston Astros ace Justin Verlander is likely no stranger to big bills, but this? The 35-year-old was dining at the Cabana Cafe at the Beverly Hills Hotel on Friday with ex-tennis player Mardy Fish when the bill came—including a $42 salad, $30 pancakes ... and $1 million for "Open... More »

$1B for 157 Acres: It's a Mind-Boggling LA Listing

'The Mountain,' still undeveloped, has the most expensive asking price in LA history

(Newser) - What do Merv Griffin, the founder of Herbalife, and the sister of the late shah of Iran have in common? They all owned (and failed to develop) a 157-acre property that sits in the hills high above Los Angeles. Now, the "crown jewel of Beverly Hills" as it is... More »

Beverly Hills Youth Soccer Ref Slams 'Despicable' Parents

He denounces entitled attitudes in resignation letter

(Newser) - A referee administrator for youth soccer in Beverly Hills says he is resigning for a simple reason: He hates many of the parents and their entitled attitudes. In an emailed resignation letter obtained by the Ankler , Avery Krut of the Beverly Hills branch of the American Youth Soccer Organization tells... More »

Beverly Hills Cops Investigating Toback, Weinstein

They say they have received 'multiple complaints' about both men

(Newser) - Legal problems are multiplying for Harvey Weinstein and James Toback: The Beverly Hills Police Department said Tuesday that it is investigating "multiple complaints" involving Weinstein, who has been accused of sexually assaulting or harassing scores of women, Deadline reports. The department later issued an almost identical statement about director... More »

Bieber Accidentally Runs Down Photographer

He stayed at scene until cops arrived

(Newser) - Justin Bieber accidentally drove into a photographer Wednesday night in an incident captured by many of the man's fellow paparazzi. The singer ran over the man, one of many photographers surrounding his vehicle, as he was leaving a City Church event at the Saban Theatre in Beverly Hills, TMZ... More »

NSFW Ad for $100M Home Stars Gold- Coated Women

Beverly Hills residence has champagne vault, car museum, and a really weird sales video

(Newser) - "Come for the sale ... Stay for the sexy fantasy chicks!" That's the way TMZ plugs a bizarre video trying to sell what's being touted as Beverly Hills' most expensive home: a $100 million retreat called Opus, the brainchild of film producer Nile Niami, per People . The... More »

Cam Newton Sued for Allegedly Partying Too Hard

Lawsuit claims the Carolina Panthers QB destroyed a rental mansion

(Newser) - Apparently Cam Newton shied away from that Super Bowl fumble because he was (allegedly) saving his body for partying. TMZ reports a lawsuit filed against the Carolina Panthers quarterback by the manager of a luxury hotel rental company claims he did nearly $100,000 in damage to an $11 million... More »

Saudi Prince, 28, Accused of Sex Assault at LA Mansion

Majed Abdulaziz al-Saud allegedly tried to force a worker to perform oral sex on him

(Newser) - A Saudi prince was arrested Wednesday in Los Angeles for allegedly attempting to force a worker to perform oral sex on him, the Los Angeles Times reports. A neighbor tells the paper that someone described as "a resident" reportedly saw a bloody woman attempting to climb over the 8-foot-high... More »

Crazy Reckless Driving Case in Beverly Hills Gets Weirder

Cars are owned by sheikh who allegedly falsely claimed diplomatic immunity

(Newser) - A case of reckless driving last weekend in Beverly Hills involved a $1.4 million Ferrari, false claims of diplomatic immunity , an alleged death threat, a Middle Eastern sheikh, and zero arrests. The whole thing started Sept. 12 when the swanky Los Angeles neighborhood was terrorized by a yellow Ferrari... More »

Beverly Hills Man Pays $4.8M for 26 Cents in Coins

Kevin Lipton paid the prettiest penny ever for a one-cent piece

(Newser) - One man's cash is another man's treasure. Just ask Kevin Lipton, a Beverly Hills man who placed the winning bid of $2,585,000 for a rare penny last Thursday. Lipton doesn't find anything unusual about paying so much for this rare Birch Cent , one of only... More »

Tech Whiz Snags Beverly Hills' Priciest Home

Markus Persson's new digs include a candy room, iPad-controlled fountains

(Newser) - It's the most expensive home ever sold in Beverly Hills: a 23,000-square-foot mansion with eight bedrooms, 15 bathrooms featuring $5,600 toilets, an 18-seat theater, fountains controlled by iPad, vodka and tequila bars, and something called a "candy room." But the $70 million home wasn't... More »

World's 'Longest Poop' Could Fetch $10K

A Beverly Hills gallery will put fossilized excrement on the auction block

(Newser) - This Saturday, a Beverly Hills gallery plans to auction off a piece of crap—literally. The IM Chait Gallery says it will put a 40-inch-long piece of excrement up for auction, and it hopes to fetch around $10,000, LiveScience reports. Why the big bucks? The "eye-watering" poop "... More »

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