Celebrity Real Estate: Benji Madden, Keith Olbermann, Moby
By Laura Vecsey
Benji Madden Sells Bachelor Pad
Back when he was a bachelor and the frontman for the now defunct band Good Charlotte, Benji Madden went out and bought himself a nice little bungalow in Nichols Canyon in Los Angeles. That was in 2013, before the many-tattooed Madden met and married Cameron Diaz after his brother, Joel Madden, and Nicole Richie introduced the couple.
After moving into Diaz’s Beverly Hills estate, there was no reason for Madden to hang onto the past. So he sold his 3-bedroom, 3-bathroom chill house to Australian drummer Chris Cester for $1.55 million.
Olbermann Takes Parting Shot at Trump
Former MSNBC political commentator Keith Olbermann has left Trump Palace with an attack on the GOP presidential frontrunner, Donald Trump. Olbermann has listed his Trump Palace condo for sale for $3.9 million. So what that he paid $4.2 million for it in 2007?
Olbermann said he feels a lot less “icky” about himself and feels a lot lighter now that he’s out of the Trump property at 200 East 69th Street in Manhattan’s Upper East Side. Trump, meanwhile, commented that Olbermann is just trying to get some buzz off the Trump name. Maybe. Maybe not.
Trump also offloaded an NYC apartment recently. According to the listing agent, the candidate never lived in the home in Trump Park Avenue tower. He first priced the apartment at $35 million and cut the price twice, finally getting $24.995 million for the property.
Moby Strikes Again
With a string of interesting real estate purchases in New York and California behind him, electronic music producer Moby has bought another property. This time, the Herman Melville descendent paid $3.4 million for a Tudor in the Los Feliz section of Los Angeles.
Moby must like the neighborhood – and fixing up houses. Two years ago, after selling a storied Hollywood Hills property called Wolf's Lair, Moby bought another Tudor on the same street for $2.9 million. This spate of West Coast real estate wheeling and dealing comes a few years after Moby sold a very cool, modern retreat in upstate New York.