Cher’s former Beverly Hills Estate

Cher’s former Beverly Hills Estate hits market

Los Angeles, June 11 (IANS) Singer Cher’s and later Eddie Murphy’s former Beverly Hills Estate is now on sale — with a $85 million price tag.

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Spanning 16 acres of Benedict Canyon and minutes from Rodeo Drive, the guard-gated estate is an equestrian’s dream. It boasts of five stables, two white-graveled horse rings and miles of meandering riding, hiking trails and woodlands, reports variety.com.

Visiting riders can be housed in the main stable building, which holds two guest bedrooms, two bathrooms, a living room, fireplace and safe room.

In addition to the privately accessed 20,000 sq ft main house (currently being re-envisioned) that is invisible to the rest of the compound, a 7,000 sq feet Moroccan two-story guest house is nestled on the sprawling grounds.

Decorated with Moroccan tiles, arched windows, hand-carved wooden doors and coffered ceilings, the guest quarters includes a master retreat, two additional bedrooms, six bathrooms, two full kitchens, two fireplaces, a full dining room, a spa with Jacuzzi, a dry sauna and salon sink, and a large open patio.

The palm tree-adorned compound additionally houses a tennis court that is flanked by sprawling green slopes.

Following Cher’s ownership of her four-acre estate in the 1970s, the renowned superstar sold the property to Murphy. It was later sold in the 1990s to owners who acquired all four surrounding land parcels and redeveloped the property.

Jolie might star in ‘Murder on the Orient Express’

Los Angeles, June 11 (IANS) Actress Angelina Jolie is in talks to star in Kenneth Branagh’s “Murder on the Orient Express”.

The shooting is expected to begin in November in London and then move to Malta, reports hollywoodreporter.com.

Jolie would play Mrs. Harriet Hubbard, a role once played by actress Lauren Bacall in the 1974 version.

The Fox film, based on Agatha Christie’s classic mystery, has been in the works for years.

The story is on special detective Hercule Poirot, who boards the train from Istanbul to London only to have a murder committed in the car next to his during a snowstorm. Poirot tries to discover the murderer or murderers before there’s another victim.

Director Sidney Lumet had made the first adaptation in 1974 for Paramount. Albert Finney starred in that version as Poirot, while actors Ingrid Bergman, Bacall and Sean Connery were among the passengers or the suspects.

Branagh is producing the projectalongside Ridley Scott, Simon Kinberg and Mark Gordon. Aditya Sood and Michael Schaefer are executive producing the film, slated to release on November 22, 2017.

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