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April 7, 2009 | By Lauren Beale
Update: Scary Spice, a.k.a. Melanie Brown, has sold her Hollywood Hills home for $3.14 million after only seven days on the market, according to the Multiple Listing Service. The contemporary, described in MLS lingo as "ultra chic," has four bedrooms and four bathrooms in 3,476 square feet. The home, purchased in 2007, was remodeled for $1 million, the MLS said, and had been listed at $2,999,999. The home has a saline pool, waterfalls and a state-of-the-art entertainment area. Realtor.com advertised it as having a "twilight open" house.
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August 12, 2012 | By Alene Dawson, Los Angeles Times
In the run-up to the London Olympics' closing ceremonies, rumors have swirled that the Spice Girls, Britain's quintessential girls pop group, will reunite for a special performance. If they do - and promoters have been cagey about it, with no firm confirmations or denials as of press time - it may seem hard to believe that 18 years have passed since they came on the scene and, with anthems such as "Wannabe," went on to become the No. 1 selling girl group in music history. But one thing is certain: though their "brand" was strong, Sporty, Scary, Baby, Ginger and Posh have all moved gracefully through time, modernizing and updating their looks instead of making the all too common mistake of sticking with a tried and true style.
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HOME & GARDEN
October 23, 2009 | By Lauren Beale
Singer Melanie Brown, known as Scary Spice, has bought a gated home in the San Fernando Valley area for about $3.15 million. The country French-style house has five bedrooms and eight bathrooms in more than 8,000 square feet of living space. Wrought-iron doors open to an entry foyer with limestone floors. The chateau, its 1,352-square-foot soundproofed media house and a swimming pool sit on more than half an acre. The home, designed by Xorin Balbes and built in 2006, has fireplaces in the family room, living room and master bedrooms, plus three dishwashers and a yoga studio.
ENTERTAINMENT
June 28, 2012
Justin Bieber's "Believe" is the year's top-selling debut album. Nielsen SoundScan reports sales of 374,000 copies following its release last week, giving the 18-year-old Canadian pop singer the fourth No. 1 album and the best sales week of his young career. "Believe" also debuted at No. 1 in 29 other countries. The album topped Madonna's "MDNA" as the year's top debut thus far and is the bestselling first-week release since Drake's "Take Care" came out in December.
HOME & GARDEN
October 31, 2009 | LAUREN BEALE
Singer Melanie Brown, also known as Scary Spice from her days with the Spice Girls, has purchased a gated home in the San Fernando Valley area for about $3.15 million. The country French-style house has five bedrooms and eight bathrooms in more than 8,000 square feet of living space. Wrought-iron doors open to an entry foyer with limestone floors. The chateau, its 1,352-square-foot detached media house and a swimming pool sit on more than half an acre. Designed by Xorin Balbes and built in 2006, the house has a fireplace in the family room, living room and master bedroom, plus three dishwashers and a yoga studio.
BUSINESS
January 22, 2012 | By Lauren Beale, Los Angeles Times
Singer Melanie Brown — Scary Spice from her days with the Spice Girls — and her husband, producer Stephen Belafonte, have put their Tarzana compound on the market at $3.45 million. The country French-style house, which was recently renovated, contains a gym, five bedrooms and eight bathrooms in 8,200 square feet of living space. The chateau, a detached media recording studio, a detached movie theater and a swimming pool sit on more than half an acre. Outdoor living spaces include a dining room with chandeliers, a living room and a cabana.
BUSINESS
January 13, 2012 | By Lauren Beale, Los Angeles Times
Singer Melanie Brown — Scary Spice from her days with the Spice Girls — and her husband, producer Stephen Belafonte, have put their Tarzana compound on the market at $3.45 million. The country French-style house, which was recently renovated, contains a gym, five bedrooms and eight bathrooms in 8,200 square feet of living space. The chateau, a detached media recording studio, a detached movie theater and a swimming pool sit on more than half an acre. Outdoor living spaces include a dining room with chandeliers, a living room and a cabana.
ENTERTAINMENT
June 29, 2008 | Denise Martin
We can't believe we're talking about: NBC's "The Baby Borrowers." Social experiment or the worst idea for a reality show yet? Here, teen couples are forced to grow up quickly. They're given homes, full-time jobs -- and babies. Real ones. And you thought the parents of the tots on "Kid Nation" were bad. (Wednesday) You will probably talk about: "Hancock." But only because you will be puzzled by it.
ENTERTAINMENT
September 2, 2011
A roundup of entertainment headlines for Friday: KISS star Gene Simmons is finally tying the knot with Shannon Tweed, his girlfriend of 28 years. ( Los Angeles Times ) Chaz Bono has spoken out about the controversy his casting on "Dancing With the Stars" has stirred. ( ABCNews.com ) "The Walking Dead" will get a 90-minute Season 2 premiere. AMC also greenlighted a Kevin Smith reality show set in his comics shop, Jay and Silent Bob's Secret Stash. ( Los Angeles Times )
ENTERTAINMENT
April 21, 2009 | Reed Johnson
Hey, you bons vivants and connoisseurs of the amatory life! Are you looking for a grown-up, erotically charged entertainment that will tickle your libido, stimulate your imagination, engage your sense of humor and chase away those ol' recessionary blues for a couple hours? Yeah, same here. Tweet me if you happen to find one. Meanwhile, we'll have to make do with "Peepshow," an intermittently amusing but utterly predictable and cliche-besotted soft-core revue that opened Sunday night at Planet Hollywood Resort and Casino.
BUSINESS
March 20, 2012 | By Lauren Beale, Los Angeles Times
Singer Melanie Brown — Scary Spice from her days with the Spice Girls — and her husband, producer Stephen Belafonte, have sold their Tarzana compound for $3 million. The renovated country French-style house features Venetian chandeliers, a gym, five bedrooms and eight bathrooms in 8,604 square feet of living space. The chateau and a swimming pool sit on more than half an acre. Outdoor living spaces include a dining room with chandeliers, a living room and a cabana. Brown and Belafonte added the gym, a detached recording studio and a detached movie theater in what the listing said was $1-million renovation.
BUSINESS
January 22, 2012 | By Lauren Beale, Los Angeles Times
Singer Melanie Brown — Scary Spice from her days with the Spice Girls — and her husband, producer Stephen Belafonte, have put their Tarzana compound on the market at $3.45 million. The country French-style house, which was recently renovated, contains a gym, five bedrooms and eight bathrooms in 8,200 square feet of living space. The chateau, a detached media recording studio, a detached movie theater and a swimming pool sit on more than half an acre. Outdoor living spaces include a dining room with chandeliers, a living room and a cabana.
BUSINESS
January 13, 2012 | By Lauren Beale, Los Angeles Times
Singer Melanie Brown — Scary Spice from her days with the Spice Girls — and her husband, producer Stephen Belafonte, have put their Tarzana compound on the market at $3.45 million. The country French-style house, which was recently renovated, contains a gym, five bedrooms and eight bathrooms in 8,200 square feet of living space. The chateau, a detached media recording studio, a detached movie theater and a swimming pool sit on more than half an acre. Outdoor living spaces include a dining room with chandeliers, a living room and a cabana.
ENTERTAINMENT
September 2, 2011
A roundup of entertainment headlines for Friday: KISS star Gene Simmons is finally tying the knot with Shannon Tweed, his girlfriend of 28 years. ( Los Angeles Times ) Chaz Bono has spoken out about the controversy his casting on "Dancing With the Stars" has stirred. ( ABCNews.com ) "The Walking Dead" will get a 90-minute Season 2 premiere. AMC also greenlighted a Kevin Smith reality show set in his comics shop, Jay and Silent Bob's Secret Stash. ( Los Angeles Times )
HOME & GARDEN
October 31, 2009 | LAUREN BEALE
Singer Melanie Brown, also known as Scary Spice from her days with the Spice Girls, has purchased a gated home in the San Fernando Valley area for about $3.15 million. The country French-style house has five bedrooms and eight bathrooms in more than 8,000 square feet of living space. Wrought-iron doors open to an entry foyer with limestone floors. The chateau, its 1,352-square-foot detached media house and a swimming pool sit on more than half an acre. Designed by Xorin Balbes and built in 2006, the house has a fireplace in the family room, living room and master bedroom, plus three dishwashers and a yoga studio.
HOME & GARDEN
October 23, 2009 | By Lauren Beale
Singer Melanie Brown, known as Scary Spice, has bought a gated home in the San Fernando Valley area for about $3.15 million. The country French-style house has five bedrooms and eight bathrooms in more than 8,000 square feet of living space. Wrought-iron doors open to an entry foyer with limestone floors. The chateau, its 1,352-square-foot soundproofed media house and a swimming pool sit on more than half an acre. The home, designed by Xorin Balbes and built in 2006, has fireplaces in the family room, living room and master bedrooms, plus three dishwashers and a yoga studio.
ENTERTAINMENT
September 18, 2009 | Mark Sachs
In a few short seasons, Karina Smirnoff has emerged as a star in her own right on ABC's "Dancing With the Stars," which begins its fall campaign Monday night. This time around, the Ukraine-born beauty has been matched up with teen pop star Aaron Carter. "I've been so busy that some days I just come home and pass out," said Smirnoff, who lives in Studio City. "But think it's going to be a good season. No one knew what to expect when the show started, whether America was going to go for ballroom dancing.
IMAGE
August 12, 2012 | By Alene Dawson, Los Angeles Times
In the run-up to the London Olympics' closing ceremonies, rumors have swirled that the Spice Girls, Britain's quintessential girls pop group, will reunite for a special performance. If they do - and promoters have been cagey about it, with no firm confirmations or denials as of press time - it may seem hard to believe that 18 years have passed since they came on the scene and, with anthems such as "Wannabe," went on to become the No. 1 selling girl group in music history. But one thing is certain: though their "brand" was strong, Sporty, Scary, Baby, Ginger and Posh have all moved gracefully through time, modernizing and updating their looks instead of making the all too common mistake of sticking with a tried and true style.
ENTERTAINMENT
September 18, 2009 | Mark Sachs
In a few short seasons, Karina Smirnoff has emerged as a star in her own right on ABC's "Dancing With the Stars," which begins its fall campaign Monday night. This time around, the Ukraine-born beauty has been matched up with teen pop star Aaron Carter. "I've been so busy that some days I just come home and pass out," said Smirnoff, who lives in Studio City. "But think it's going to be a good season. No one knew what to expect when the show started, whether America was going to go for ballroom dancing.
ENTERTAINMENT
April 21, 2009 | Reed Johnson
Hey, you bons vivants and connoisseurs of the amatory life! Are you looking for a grown-up, erotically charged entertainment that will tickle your libido, stimulate your imagination, engage your sense of humor and chase away those ol' recessionary blues for a couple hours? Yeah, same here. Tweet me if you happen to find one. Meanwhile, we'll have to make do with "Peepshow," an intermittently amusing but utterly predictable and cliche-besotted soft-core revue that opened Sunday night at Planet Hollywood Resort and Casino.
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