As far as his country music fans are concerned, Tim McGraw could sing the Yellow Pages, and it would still sound mighty purdy. And the fact that he's mad at his record label for putting out another greatest-hits package of his songs instead of new tunes, well, it just makes those fans happier than bugs who missed the windshield to know that he cares.
So why, oh why, did he and Faith Hill list their Beverly Park home? Can he really be giving up Los Angeles and, with it, shattering any hope fans had for a chance encounter at Ralphs?
The couple's Mediterranean on 4 acres is on the market at $14.8 million. It has six bedrooms and 7 1/2 bathrooms in 10,500 square feet.
The two-story entry features limestone floors, a large skylight and a wrap-around staircase.
The master suite has his and her bathrooms; the "his" bathroom is, somewhat voyeuristically, open and connected to a state-of-the-art gym. The pool area is pretty spectacular, as is the kitchen with all stainless-steel appliances.
McGraw has sold 40 million albums and singles worldwide and won three Grammys. McGraw and Hill, both 41, ended their two-year Soul2Soul Tour in 2007, grossing $142 million; more than 2 million fans attended 117 shows in 92 cities.
He appeared in the lead role in the 2006 film "Flicka" after making his acting debut in the critically acclaimed TV show "Friday Night Lights" and has a supporting role in the upcoming holiday release "Four Christmases."
The raspy-voiced Hill, a country legend in her own right, played Sarah Sunderson in the 2004 movie "The Stepford Wives."
She is quoted on the Internet Movie Database as saying, "A man who is right by your side through everything makes you happy. But he can leave your side to make dinner once in a while!" And just in case he does, his fans will be at the grocery store a-waitin'.
Marisa Zanuck of Keller Williams Realty, Beverly Hills, has the listing.
No crime scene, just city scenery
When you're channel-surfing some evenings, doesn't it seem like there's a "CSI" show on every station?
While all those gory dissection scenes sort of blur together, few on the TV series could wield a scalpel with the savoir-faire of Miami chief medical examiner Dr. Alexx Woods. Heck, she even spelled her name in a cool way.
Khandi Alexander, who played the role, is hoping to sell her Hollywood Hills house for $2,995,000.
The house has four bedrooms and 4 1/2 bathrooms in 4,126 square feet of living space.
From its two-story entry, there are views of the Chateau Marmont, and you can see city lights from the lap pool and spa.
There are two living rooms, five fireplaces, a separate guest apartment, a formal dining room and a three-car garage.
Alexander, 51, left the CBS hit show "CSI: Miami" just before the end of last season but says she is returning, according to her listing agent. She played the recurring role of Jackie Robbins on "ER" and was a regular on "NewsRadio."
Alex Brunkhorst of Coldwell Banker, Beverly Hills, has the listing.
Will the Scooby gang be dropping by?
For Freud, the question may have been "What do women want?" For others, it's "Scooby-Doo, where are you?"
And one of the few people responsible for answering that latter query -- Richard Suckle, producer of two "Scooby-Doo" movies -- has listed his home in the Hancock Park area for $3,295,000.
The home has a gourmet kitchen with top-of-the-line appliances. There are hardwood floors, a butler's pantry and lots of French doors and tiling. It has four bedrooms and four bathrooms in 4,885 square feet.
Suckle was the producer of "Scooby-Doo" (2002) and "Scooby Doo 2: Monsters Unleashed" (2004). He also was the executive producer of "Yours, Mine & Ours" (2005). His next movie, "The International," scheduled for release Feb. 13, stars Clive Owen and Naomi Watts.
Sharona Alperin of Sotheby's International Realty, Sunset Boulevard, is the listing agent, according to the Multiple Listing Service.
Schlemiel, schlimazel . . . in Woodland Hills
Laverne and Shirley's pal Squiggy has listed his Woodland Hills home at $999,900.
Actor David Lander's home has four bedrooms and three bathrooms in 2,832 square feet. Recently redone, the home has a gourmet kitchen with stainless-steel appliances and granite countertops, and an open floor plan, hardwood floors, a gas fireplace and high ceilings with skylights.
The yard has a pool and spa plus fruit trees. The property is gated, and there is a guest apartment with its own entry.
Lander, who published the book "Fall Down Laughing" about dealing with his multiple sclerosis, was on the popular sitcom "Laverne & Shirley" from 1976 to 1983. He also appeared in numerous other TV shows, including "The Bob Newhart Show," "Twin Peaks" and "Mad About You."
Since 1997, he has been a baseball talent scout, first for the Anaheim Angels and currently for the Seattle Mariners.
Derek London of Rodeo Realty is the listing agent.
The $2,975,000 does not include seagulls
A Beverly Hills home built in the 1920s has come on the market for the first time in two decades. Owned by composer Lee Holdridge, who collaborated on the score of the movie "Jonathan Livingston Seagull," the property is listed at $2,975,000.
The English Tudor-style house has five bedrooms and four bathrooms in 4,774 square feet. The property has a pool.
Holdridge has scored numerous films and TV shows, including "Splash," "Mr. Mom" and "16 Days of Glory." He has won six Emmys, including awards for the background score of "Beauty and the Beast" and the song "The First Time I Loved Forever."
Gracee Arthur of Ewing & Associates, Sotheby's International Realty, and David Findley of Sotheby's International Realty, Brentwood, co-listed the property.
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