TMZ television is reporting that Paula Abdul, former judge from American Idol and X Factor, is selling her celebrity home in California. They are joking that the home is cursed, though, which is likely to make the famous place a tough sell for most Realtors.
The house is the same place where a crazed fan killed himself outside and where another woman slipped and fell in the driveway, then sued the perky and quirky ex-cheerleading pop music singer for a whopping $900k. Even the police showed up leery and with guns drawn when they responded to a security alarm call back in December of 2011.
Abdul was recently fired from X Factor, the show created by her old Idol nemesis Simon Cowell. Both she and judge Nicole Scherzinger, the lead singer of the Pussycat Dolls and former Mirror Ball Trophy Winner on Dancing With The Stars, were let go.Host Steve Jones was also fired in with the ladies in what ultimately boiled down to a mass axing of Hollywood talent that happened in one fell swoop.
But, it’s unlikely she’s selling the California home because she has financial problems. The home is listed at a modest $1.9 million — which is relatively low cost for a Hollywood celebrity home.
See pics of Paula Abdul’s celebrity home for sale.
The LA Times reports, “The contemporary Mediterranean, built in 2000, features a grand entry with a double staircase, French doors opening to patio and pool areas, five bedrooms and 41/2 bathrooms.”
They say it is listed at $189,999.00 based on their investigation of multiple listing services.
The entertainment news source further revealed:
Abdul, 48, got her start as a Laker girl. She won Emmys for her choreography on “The Tracey Ullman Show” (1989) and “The 17th Annual American Music Awards” (1990) and a Grammy in 1991 for the “Opposites Attract” music video. Among her early hits were “Straight Up” and “Forever Your Girl.” She also has been a judge on “Live to Dance” (2011) and “American Idol” (2002-09).
Since bought the celebrity property back in 2000 for $1.285 million, if she’s able to sell at or near the full asking price, curse or not, she stands to make a profit.