To answer our own question: No.

Hollywood stars and entertainment moguls are still very active in the real estate market. But as the often slower holiday season approaches, we are seeing some tried-and-true “get it sold” strategies, such as price chops, and some more serious efforts at selling, including putting heretofore “whisper” offerings into the Multiple Listing Service.


Entrepreneur and television producer Simon Fuller, who launched an empire as the creator of “American Idol” and the “Idol” franchise, has sold the house in Beverly Hills where he kicked backfor $14.6 million.

The English traditional-style home, built in 1925 and updated during his ownership, has subdued, contemporary interiors. Dark hardwood floors, gray hues and modern fixtures carry throughout the 8,000 square feet of living space. A floating-style spiral staircase connects the levels of the three-story home.

Fuller paid $8.5 million for the property in 2005, records show.


Actors Kurt Russell and Goldie Hawn have put their longtime home in Pacific Palisades officially on the market for $7.25 million. Up to now they were having it shopped quietly among area real estate agents.

The Georgian traditional-style home on nearly half an acre is approached by way of a flower-lined brick walkway flanked by lawn. Built in 1951 and since remodeled, the two-story house is shaded by mature trees.

Inside, the classic-looking home turns country with an abundance of checkerboard-patterned accents. The 6,389 square feet of living space include a skylight-topped living room with a wall of bookshelves, a formal dining room, a media room and a gym.

Among fun outdoor features, a meditation hut sits next to the pool.


Courtesy of: Neal J. Leitereg and Lauren Beale