Christina Aguilera closes on Westside mansion

LOS ANGELES - Christina Aguilera recently closed escrow on a mansion in gated Mulholland Estates, buying the Westside home of Detroit Pistons owner Tom Gores and his wife, Holly, for $10 million.

The Mediterranean, custom built in 1992, features a family room with exposed beams, a paneled library, two bars, five fireplaces, a screening room, six bedrooms, nine bathrooms and 11,107 square feet of living space. A saltwater swimming pool with spa, a bathhouse and a gazebo also sit on the more than three-quarters of an acre of grounds.

Aguilera, 32, is among the world's bestselling recording artists with sales of more than 50 million records.

Gores and his Beverly Hills private equity firm, Platinum Equity, own Palace Sports & Entertainment, which includes the Pistons.

The Goreses paid $4.595 million for the property in 1999, public records show.

ROLE OF TENANT HAS BEEN CAST

Comedic actor and film star Sacha Baron Cohen and his wife, actress Isla Fisher, have leased out their Hollywood Hills West investment property for $10,000 a month.

The Midcentury-style home, built in 1959 and later renovated, came on the market in March for lease at $9,950 a month or for sale at $2.595 million. The couple owns another house nearby that they bought several years ago for $14 million.

The single-story house for sale features canyon and mountain views, beamed ceilings, a river rock fireplace, a media room/den, four bedrooms, 2.5 bathrooms and 2,806 square feet of living space. The lot, less than a third of an acre, includes a swimming pool, a spa and an outdoor gym.

APATOW, WIFE BUY BEACH RETREAT

Producer Judd Apatow and his wife, Leslie Mann, have purchased a house in gated Malibu Colony. The asking price was $10.95 million.

Described as a contemporary cottage in the listing, the house dates to the 1930s. Features include a courtyard, a sun room, walls of glass, three fireplaces and a guesthouse. There are four bedrooms, 4.5 bathrooms and 2,550 square feet of living space.

Apatow, 45, has been involved in numerous sitcoms and films

The property last changed hands in 2010 for $5.26 million.

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