MARIEL HEMINGWAY, who played magazine editor Stephanie Wells in the CBS series "Central Park West," and her husband, producer-writer STEPHEN CRISMAN, have sold the Brentwood home they bought in 1992 from actress Courteney Cox of the NBC sitcom "Friends," sources say.
Hemingway opted to leave the low-rated "Central Park West" last November before it was canceled. She is in production now on "The Crying Child," a USA Network movie, and she will appear in the feature film "Thor," a source said last week. Hemingway starred in the divorce-court drama series "Civil Wars" (1991-93) and before that was a spokeswoman for John Paul Mitchell hair products. She made her film debut in "Lipstick" (1976).
Hemingway and Crisman, who have been living in New York and have a ranch in Sun Valley, made the Spanish-style three-bedroom Brentwood home, built in 1931, their principal residence before converting it to a rental property, sources say.
The 2,100-square-foot house, which also has a guest cottage, was sold for about $800,000, according to public records. The buyers were described as a local couple.
Hemingway, 34, was born in Mill Valley three months after the death of her grandfather, Ernest Hemingway. She was raised in Ketchum, Idaho. She and Crisman, who have two daughters, were married in New York in 1984.
They owned several Sam's restaurants, from Manhattan to Westlake Village, which they sold in 1992, sources say. "Sam" is Crisman's nickname for Hemingway.
The home was listed by Cheryl Platz and Craig Ashley, both of the Prudential-Jon Douglas Co. in Brentwood, and the buyers were represented by Charlotte Love-Jennings, John Aaroe & Associates, Brentwood.
FREDDIE DeMANN, Madonna's manager and her partner in Maverick records and films, and his wife, Candy, have listed their Malibu home for sale or for lease. DeMann also manages Grammy-winning singer-songwriter Alanis Morissette, the rock group Candlebox and singer Lionel Richie.
The DeManns are selling their Malibu home because they want a larger one in the area. They also have a home in Bel-Air.
The Malibu house, which the DeManns have owned since 1991, has three bedrooms in about 3,000 square feet. The entire upstairs is a master suite with a workout room and a steam shower. There are also two-bedroom guest quarters over the garage and 45 feet of beach frontage.
The home, on Carbon Beach, is listed for sale at just under $2.5 million and for lease at $15,000 a month for a year or $12,000 a month for two years.
Carol Rapf and Jack Pritchett of Pritchett-Rapf & Associates, Malibu, share the listing.
K CALLAN, who plays Clark "Superman" Kent's adoptive mother on the ABC-TV series "Lois & Clark," is remodeling her Sherman Oaks home, which she has owned for 16 years.
Callan, 57, is divorced and raised three children alone while pursuing her acting career.
She is overseeing the gutting and rehab of a bath, adding a bay window so she can look out at her gardens and pool, and she's expanding her guest room, which she also uses as a sewing room.
She is also enlarging her home office, where she writes such self-help books for the entertainment business as "How to Sell Yourself as an Actor."
As a way to have matching metal file cabinets without buying all new ones, she had a car painting company spray her old cabinets and some new ones the same color. "We [actors] do things to save money just like everyone else," she said.
She estimates that she is spending $50,000 to $75,000 on rehabbing her 2,500-square-foot house, built in 1948.
RON SHELTON, writer and director of such movies as "Bull Durham" (1988) and "White Men Can't Jump" (1992), is planning to move in April into the Pacific Palisades home he has purchased from BERNIE LEADON, who sang and played guitar, banjo and mandolin with the Eagles.
Shelton, 50, is screenwriter-director-producer of "Tin Cup," a golf film starring Kevin Costner. It's due out this summer. Leadon, 48, has moved to London.
Shelton purchased Leadon's home of 10 years for a bit more than its $1.6-million asking price.
The Spanish-style house, which has three bedrooms in 2,600 square feet, was built in 1925 and is on a bluff with nothing to obscure the ocean view.
Shelton, divorced with two daughters, has been a companion of actress Lolita Davidovich, whom he met when he cast her as a stripper in the 1989 movie "Blaze," which he wrote and directed.
Leah Mendelsohn of Fred Sands' Santa Monica office represented Shelton in his purchase, and Jody Fine of Sands' Pacific Palisades office had the listing.
RONALD M. COHEN, who is writing a screen adaptation of novelist Elmore Leonard's 1959 western "Last Stand at Saber River" for an upcoming TNT production, and actress/dialect coach Julie Adams have sold their Bellingham, Wash., farm for $925,000, sources say.
Cohen and Adams will continue to live in their Los Feliz home, which they bought in 1979, a source said.
Their 133-acre farm was sold to a developer. The sale included two houses, two barns, some horses and some cattle. Cohen and Adams purchased the farm in 1984 for $540,000, sources say.
Cohen created and wrote the 1991 TV series "The Exile," and he produced the series "Ohara" (1987). Adams played Jimmy Stewart's wife in the 1971 TV series "The Jimmy Stewart Show," and then she became a dialect coach in numerous films, including "A Walk in the Clouds," "Sommersby," "Robin Hood: Men in Tights" and "The Color Purple."