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Usher’s Son Doing Fine After Near-Death Pool Accident

The singer’s eldest son, Usher Raymond V, is reportedly smiling, laughing and even eating since his freak accident in his backyard pool earlier this week. Get the scoop on when the tot will be able to leave the hospital on TMZ.

Mariah Carey Reveals Disturbing Racist Incident

During a press conference for her latest flick, The Butler, the singer recalls a racially-charged childhood incident that happened to her on the school bus. Huffington Post has the full story.

Chris Colfer Spills On Adam Lambert’s Glee Role

Who is the American Idol runner-up playing on the FOX series? Socialite Life has the scoop.

Johnny Depp, Armie Hmmer Blames Critics For The Lone Ranger Flop

The two actors think the media has something to do with their blockbuster’s lackluster box office performance. See what they have to say on Us Weekly.

Adrienne Bailon Has A Secret She Needs To Get Off Her Chest

Things are getting real on The Real. The former Disney star has admitted to getting – then removing – her double D breast implants. TooFab has the story on why she went under the knife.

Miley Cyrus’ Has Yet Another New Song

The songstress has team up with Wiz Khalifa, Juicy J and “We Can’t Stop” collaborator Mike WiLL Made It for a hot new hip-hop track. Hear a snippet of it on Idolator.

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Kevin Federline Drops $8,000 a Month On This Calabasas Crib

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Kevin Federline is now officially off the dating market – and he’s done the same with a California pad fit for his growing family.

The dancer-turned-rapper-turned-reality star is splashing out over $8K a month (no doubt with a bit of financial help from his superstar ex Britney Spears) on this pretty sweet spread, Celebuzz has learned.

Located a stone’s throw away from the Princess of Pop, Federline – who tied the knot Vegas-style with his longtime girlfriend/baby mama Victoria Prince, 30, over the weekend – actually keeps it classy with the Spanish Colonial that comes with nearly 6,000 square feet and plenty of room for his growing brood – Sean Preston, Jayden James, Kori Madison, Kaleb Michael, and almost 2-year-old daughter with Prince, Jordan Kay.

Originally on the market for nearly $2.5 million, the private abode can be found in Justin Bieber‘s swanky neck of the woods in Calabasas, Calif., with five bedrooms plus a family room, library, kid-friendly game room and theater. And the 15,000 square foot lot is so big it comes with multiples, like two staircases, three fireplaces, and three-car garage.

And on to the more important features for these newlyweds (who moved in April 2012) – the master suite comes with a sitting room and balcony, while outside you’ll find a custom pool, spa, waterfall and sport court.

Let’s just hope K-Fed, 35, treats this place better than the last mansion when he was sued for wrecking the pad and not paying rent.

Take a peek for yourself in the CB! gallery above.

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Lucy Liu Gets $12K A Month For This Stunning L.A. Sanctuary

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It doesn’t take Sherlock Holmes to know Lucy Liu is sitting pretty… on a good real estate investment, that is.

The Elementary actress, 44, who films the hit CBS show in NYC as Holmes’ trusty sidekick Watson, is raking in a sizable chunk of monthly dough after recently renting out her L.A. abode in the hills of Studio City, Calif. for $12,000, Celebuzz has learned.

And the private hideaway is California living at its finest, complete with a feeling of serenity and a true escape from the city.

The stunning 4-bedroom, 5-bath wooded oasis, which she purchased in 2004, is over 4,000 square feet and filled with Liu’s impeccable designer taste and modern furnishings that compliment the Craftsman architecture.

One feature every SoCal home must have is pool access and plenty of natural sunlight – and this retreat has it in spades. Both the master suite and media room open onto the sparkling pool and patio where you’ll also find a cabana perfect for entertaining.

And that’s not all. There’s a chef’s kitchen, sitting room with its own fireplace, sunroom that can moonlight as a gym, windows galore, and one-of-a-kind treetop views. Not to mention, there are three additional bedrooms and if you don’t want to work out at home, you don’t have to. Liu’s sanctuary is just steps away from L.A.’s famous Fryman Canyon hiking trails.

Take a tour of Lucy Liu’s L.A. sanctuary in the CB! gallery above.

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Realty Byte: Ryan Serhant Shows You How Bill Gates Like$ To Live

What’s a measly $8.7 million when you’re worth $72.7 billion?!

Yes, real estate savvy friends, we’re talking about none other than the world’s richest man himself, Bill Gates.

The co-founder and chairman of Microsoft recently picked up some extra investment property in the Sunshine State for a quite affordable (in billionaire standards) $8.7 million.

The relatively modest Mallet Hill estate in Wellington, Florida (70 miles outside Miami) sits on a lush green 4.8 acres and Gates is the first owner because this spread is brand spanking new.

The secluded and majestic 4-bedroom, 7,000 square-foot manse comes with all the fancy amenities fit for the software king – open floor plan, tile flooring, granite countertops, custom made English cabinetry, 10-foot mahogany front doors, gorgeous pool and even a 20-stall barn.

Not quite what we’d expect from the mega-rich mega-mogul, but we’re still quite impressed with his humble real estate taste.

Let Million Dollar Listing New York’s Ryan Serhant take you on a tour of the Florida estate in the CB! video above.

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Realty Byte: Ryan Serhant Gets Cozy With Gisele Bundchen Inside Her $20 Million L.A. Mansion

Every guy dreams of getting the six-foot tall, bronzed, leggy supermodel. But very few could even come close to the hotness that is Tom Brady. So inside Gisele Bundchen‘s designer-clad closet may be the closest Ryan Serhant‘s ever going to get to her boudoir – so he’s taking full advantage… and pretending he’s her other half (of course).

And with the able lens of Architectural Digest, he’s getting a guided tour of her not-too-shabby L.A. pad she shares with her equally-pretty quarterback hubby, Brady.

Grand and gargantuan, yes. But the manse is far from the flashing light bulbs of the Paris runway. In fact, you won’t find a catwalk anywhere, unless it’s leading to the solar-paneled garden or over the moat (yes, koi-filled moat) to the front door.

The Brazilian beauty tells the mag she likes her eco-friendly dwelling with a dose of “simplicity and coziness,” so that means doing the very un-supermodel-like chore of collecting produce from the garden (gasp).

But, don’t fret, she can wash off all that dirt under her well-manicured nails in one of the numerous bathrooms inside the 22,000 square foot fortress made out of not one, not two, but three kinds of Texas limestone; steel doors; incredibly high ceilings swathed in dripping crystal chandeliers, silk linens and marble countertops from the great room and loggia to the gourmet kitchen and walk-in wardrobe.

Yep, this totally sounds like cozy living to us.

And don’t forget about Mr. Brady. He gets to express his manly side, too with a million-dollar man cave in the form of a cigar room, wine cellar, oak-paneled library, gym (with both a cardio area and weight room), living area with two giant TV screens, and an outdoor salt water plunge pool built into the balcony off the power couple’s master suite (because who wants to trek all the way to the backyard to take a dip.).

You know, it’s this ridiculously simple life that’s keeping these two from bumping Jay-Z and Beyonce out of the No. 1 highest paid celeb couples spot.

Maybe they’re fine with being No. 2 and making a mere $80 million a year.

But we wanna see two moats the next time.

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Farrah Abraham’s Dad Will Only Talk About Daughter’s Plastic Vagina Toys For Cash

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In the wake of the sex tape she filmed with actor James Deen, Farrah Abraham is directing her business-minded prowess toward a new venture: sex toys. Like a plague of locusts, The Backdoor star is set to release the toy molds of her frontdoor in January 2014.

We reached out to Michael Abraham, Farrah’s dad, for his paternal opinion. But Abraham, who had helped negotiate the terms of his daughter’s sex tape, was uninterested when pressed for comment.

“Are you going to pay me?” he asked.

Farrah’s father went on to inform us that outlets like TMZ have offered to pay him to opine on his daughter’s decision to sell the sex toys, and that he would only comment in exchange for money. Like father, like daughter.

He added: “You make money for a living too, so you know how the game is.”

But because Abraham didn’t want to overstep his bounds between his father-daughter relationship, he wanted to check with Farrah and her management team before saying anything else.

Before abruptly ending the interview, Abraham told us: “I’m not making any statements at this time. Thank you for your understanding. Word to the wise… stick to the facts it’s safe that way.”

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Jada Pinkett Smith’s Former Stepdad Expresses Guilt Over Her Addiction Confession

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Jada Pinkett Smith‘s recent admission that she battled “many addictions” may have shocked the world, but it only added more grief for the man who helped raise her.

Warren A. Brown, now a successful attorney in Baltimore, Maryland, married Smith’s mom Adrienne Banfield Jones in 1979 when the actress was just 8-years-old. Although Jones has recently spoken openly about her drug abuse when her daughter was a child, this is the first time Smith’s stepdad has revealed what really went on under their roof. And he’s not proud of it.

“At times I felt guilty,” Brown told Celebuzz. “I remember just the three of us in the house together and I knew I was high and so was her mother.

“She didn’t know though, she was too young to recognize it. She didn’t see us doing anything. But I felt really bad because I thought this little girl deserves better than her parents (being) addicted.”

Brown admits cocaine was his drug of choice, but stopped short of revealing too much about his ex-wife’s substance abuse.

“While we were both dealing with that, I was still going to court and she was going to school and working. She left it up to me to watch Jada,” he added.

“It’s difficult to feel guilty. I don’t really blame myself, but I think about a couple things. I question that if I had not divorced myself from them, whether or not she would have fallen into addictions. And if I had been around I may have witnessed it and been able to pull her out of it.”

Although he doesn’t know of any “addictions” Jada may have endured back then, he tries to remember only the good times they shared being “thick as thieves.” And there were many.

“She was a sweet little girl. We were very close. It was me and Jada,” said Brown. “I was raising her while her mother was working and in college.”

Brown recalls taking her on many “firsts,” including trips to New York City, Cape Cod, Virginia Beach and Jamaica.

He even recalls a day trip to the movie theatre to see The Karate Kid, which brought back a flood of memories when he passed by a local theatre only to see her son Jaden on the marquee for the new installment in 2010.

“We spent a lot of time together,” he said of their bond before he divorced her mother around 1986. “But once I separated from her and her mom, I quickly got remarried and my new wife asked that I distance myself from her. So it was a sudden departure for Jada, and it was always just the two of us.”

He can’t help but think if he would have been there for her, she would have struggled less.

“Anyone who knew of our relationship would not disagree that my estrangement with her may have played a part,” admitted Brown.

“I tend to think that if I was there, I could have provided a positive role model.

“I loved that little girl.”

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