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December 9, 2012 | By Lauren Beale, Los Angeles Times
Pop star and singing competition judge Britney Spears has bought the Thousand Oaks home of former professional hockey player Russ Courtnall and his wife, actress Paris Vaughan. The property came on the market in August at $8.5 million and was withdrawn from the Multiple Listing Service within a month. A withdrawal is a tactic sometimes used to hide celebrity home purchases. The sales price was not disclosed. The Mediterranean-style house, built in 2010, is in the Lake Sherwood area.
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HOME & GARDEN
September 7, 2011 | By Lauren Beale, Los Angeles Time
"Let's Make a Deal" host Wayne Brady has listed his home in the Sherman Oaks at $2.2 million. The Mediterranean-style house has floor-to-ceiling living room windows, a home theater and a master suite with a built-in media center and a sitting area. The 5,468-square-home has five bedrooms and five bathrooms. The actor, singer and comedian, who started hosting the revival of "Let's Make a Deal" in 2009, is also known for his role on the comedy improv show "Whose Line Is It Anyway?"
BUSINESS
August 4, 1998 | BARBARA MARSH, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Paul R. Safronchik, the former chief executive of the now-defunct Home Theater Products International Inc., was sentenced Monday to three years in federal prison for a scheme in which his company logged millions of dollars of bogus sales. Prosecutors said investors in the Anaheim company lost more than $20 million as a result of the scheme. Safronchik, 37, of Aurora, Ore., also was ordered by Judge Gary L. Taylor to pay $300,000 in restitution to investors.
HOME & GARDEN
February 26, 2004 | David Colker
No matter how simple or elaborate the design of your home theater setup, it's not going to be much good if you end up with a shoddy electronics installation. A major boon to do-it-yourselfers is the home theater component package that includes surround-sound speakers, amplifier, FM tuner and DVD player. You just add a TV and you're ready to watch a movie.
NEWS
July 13, 2000 | KEVIN HUNT, HARTFORD COURANT
Not everyone assembles a home theater piece by piece. Some people start from Sound Zero, with checkbooks and credit cards on standby, and say they want it all in one shot--speakers, receiver, DVD player and television. For all that, $3,500 is not an unreasonable ticket into the wonders of home theater. So, to readers who have requested an all-in-one home-theater guide, here it is. And remember, it's only a suggestion.
HOME & GARDEN
April 3, 1993 | From Associated Press
Today's electronic sound decoders take the Dolby stereo audio signal present on many laser discs and videotapes and split it into four separate channels of sound--left, center, right and surround--to produce an audio effect known as surround sound. When the separate channels of sound are routed to strategically located speakers, they can turn a living room into a home theater. According to Video Magazine, decoders can offer the most for your money in upgrading a home theater environment.
HOME & GARDEN
November 3, 2009 | By Lauren Beale
Former USC tailback turned New Orleans Saint Reggie Bush has listed his Hollywood Hills home at $5,099,000. The tri-level contemporary sits at the end of a cul-de-sac and has 360-degree views encompassing Long Beach, Santa Catalina Island, Malibu and the mountains. There are four bedrooms and 5 1/2 bathrooms in 4,831 square feet. Glass entry doors open to a soaring living room. Designed for entertaining, there is a home theater, a swimming pool and a spa. The home even has an elevator.
BUSINESS
August 6, 2012 | By Lauren Beale, Los Angeles Times
Screenwriter Kevin Williamson has sold his house in the Hollywood Hills to Indiana Pacer Danny Granger for $3.715 million. The chic contemporary, built in 1990, features walls of glass, city views and 15-foot-tall ceilings, which may have appealed to the 6-foot-8 small forward. Designed for entertaining, the house has three expansive terraces, a pool area bar and a swimming pool. There is a gym with a sauna, a home theater, four bedrooms, 51/2 bathrooms and 5,140 square feet of living space.
NEWS
March 31, 1994 | PANCHO DOLL, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Consumer electronic pioneers are pushing the envelope of home entertainment with the latest gadget for home theater, letterboxed laser discs and wide-screen TVs. The combination generates the same oblong dimensions as screens in movie theaters. At a ratio of 16:9, the picture is one-third wider than the 4:3 ratio of TV screens.
BUSINESS
April 29, 2013 | By Lauren Beale
Former UCLA basketball Coach Ben Howland has listed his home in a gated Bel-Air neighborhood for $1,899,950. Built in 1999, the stone-clad home features an elevator, a home theater, five bedrooms, four bathrooms and close to 4,700 square feet of living space. The nearly half-acre lot includes a swimming pool with spa, a covered patio and a barbecue center. During Howland's 10 years at UCLA, he won four conference titles and coached the team to three Final Fours. Jordan Cohen of Re/Max Olson & Associates is the listing agent.
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