By Lauren Beale
(MCT)—In a multimillion-dollar twist on celebrity musical chairs, singer-actress Jessica Simpson has bought Sharon and Ozzy Osbourne’s estate in Hidden Hills for $11.5 million, public records show.
The Cape Cod-inspired mansion, built in 2001, sits on a 2.5-acre promontory off a cul-de-sac in the gated community. It features a paneled study with fireplace, a home theater and studio area, six en suite bedrooms and a guest apartment with kitchenette. The family room of the 11,000-square-foot home has sliding barn doors and a reclaimed brick fireplace.
The grounds include a swimming pool, spa and barbecue island.
In addition to her work on reality TV, Simpson, 32, starred in the films “Major Movie Star” (2008), “Blonde Ambition” (2007) and “The Dukes of Hazzard” (2005).
Sharon Osbourne, 60, is a co-host on “The Talk” (2010-present) and has been a judge on “America’s Got Talent” and “The X Factor.” She also is the manager of Ozzy Osbourne, 64, who made his mark as the lead singer of Black Sabbath. The pioneering heavy metal group continues to tour.
The couple paid nearly $12.4 million for the estate in 2007, public records show.
Mogul Makes Malibu Deal
Producer Jerry Weintraub has sold his longtime Malibu compound, and the paper trail leads to apparel mogul Serge Azria as the buyer.
Ownership of the 7-acre spread transferred early this year, but public records do not include a sales price. The beachfront/bluff-top compound had been listed at $42.5 million to $75 million over a span of six years.
Beyond its panoramic ocean views, the lot boasts a road down to the beach should the new owner want to use a golf cart rather than walk. But that’s just for starters. There’s the main house, two guesthouses, a guardhouse, video security, two barns/stables, a riding ring, a gym, a swimming pool and a tennis court. The 11,810 square feet of living space includes seven bedrooms and 11 bathrooms.
Weintraub, 75, produced such hits as the “Karate Kid” and “Ocean’s” movies. Azria, 64, owns the Joie, Equipment and Current/Elliott fashion lines, among others, serving in such roles as chief executive and creative director.
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