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(2010) Elite Estate: LAs Most Expensive Home Gets A New Owner, Tom Hanks [Obama movie narrator]
Elite Choice.com ^ | 3/16/2010 | Saba

Posted on 03/16/2012 12:32:39 PM PDT by SoFloFreeper

...[Tom Hanks has] plunge[d] into a property deal that has made him the owner of the most expensive house in Los Angeles.

...Hanks along with his actress wife Rita Wilson (last seen as Meryl Streep’s buddy in ‘It’s Complicated’) have together bought a house in the Pacific Palisades for about $26 million.

The sprawling home is spread across 14,500 square foot and was built in 1996. Apparently, Kathleen Kennedy and Frank Marshall formerly owned it. The building consists of 4 bedrooms and 5 bathrooms. Two levels of living space and three levels of support space go very well with gorgeous Pacific Palisades backdrop which is located quite close to Malibu and Santa Monica.

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TOPICS: Culture/Society; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: 1; 2012; liberal; rich
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Here is a pic of the new home of the Obama supporter, member of the 1%, Tom Hanks.

Hanks' latest project was to narrate the Obama campaign's film praising Barack Hussein Obama (mmm mmm mmm) for his destruction of the American nation over the last three years.

1 posted on 03/16/2012 12:32:50 PM PDT by SoFloFreeper
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To: SoFloFreeper

Tom Hanks is a wonderful, wonderful actor. I love many of his films...Road to Perdition, Apollo 13, Castaway, Big, Saving Private Ryan, he really is a modern day Jimmy Stewart.

But his politics SUCK.


2 posted on 03/16/2012 12:34:19 PM PDT by SoFloFreeper
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To: SoFloFreeper

Rush played excerpts today. “He had a heavier burden dropped on his shoulders than any President since Franklin Delano Roosevelt...” Oh puke!


3 posted on 03/16/2012 12:34:27 PM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: SoFloFreeper
A person might think Tommy was part of the "1%," but he's a Left-wing extremist, so he can't possibly be.

Can he?

4 posted on 03/16/2012 12:34:40 PM PDT by Joe the Pimpernel (Islam is a religion of peace, and Moslems reserve the right to behead anyone who says otherwise.)
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To: SoFloFreeper
But his politics SUCK

From what I understand, Rita Wilson has a whole, whole lot to do with that.
5 posted on 03/16/2012 12:35:40 PM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: SoFloFreeper

Damn, that’s an ugly home. Looks like someone did their own architecture from a bubble gum wrapper.


6 posted on 03/16/2012 12:38:05 PM PDT by crosshairs
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To: SoFloFreeper

The idea of Forrest Gump narrating Obama’s video is amusing.


7 posted on 03/16/2012 12:38:05 PM PDT by Ingtar
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To: SoFloFreeper

What a little princess that guy turned out to be.


8 posted on 03/16/2012 12:38:47 PM PDT by samadams2000 (Someone important make......The Call!)
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To: crosshairs
It looks like a Medical Services building.

A foot doctor, a chiropractor, two dentists and a blood work lab.

9 posted on 03/16/2012 12:40:57 PM PDT by dead (I've got my eye out for Mullah Omar.)
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To: SoFloFreeper

There are a lot of homes in Beverly Hills, Malibu, and Brentwood that are upside down by millions of dollars. They have plenty of foreclosures there.


10 posted on 03/16/2012 12:41:12 PM PDT by forgotten man (forgotten man)
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To: crosshairs

Looks like a cancer research facility.


11 posted on 03/16/2012 12:42:28 PM PDT by wintertime (Reforming a government K-12 school is like reforming an abortion center.)
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To: SoFloFreeper

Well he is no Jimmy Stewart, but he is a good actor


12 posted on 03/16/2012 12:43:24 PM PDT by org.whodat
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To: SoFloFreeper
Seriously, the more I look at that, the more dumbfounded I am at the $26 million dollar price tag!! It's four bedrooms and ugly as hell!

Maybe it's sitting on a giant oil field or something.

13 posted on 03/16/2012 12:43:54 PM PDT by dead (I've got my eye out for Mullah Omar.)
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To: crosshairs

Only four bedrooms? How big of a bedroom does a person need?


14 posted on 03/16/2012 12:43:54 PM PDT by RC2
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To: SoFloFreeper

I liked Tom a lot more when he was making movies like “Bachelor Party”.


15 posted on 03/16/2012 12:44:28 PM PDT by dfwgator (Don't wake up in a roadside ditch. Get rid of Romney.)
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To: crosshairs
Damn, that’s an ugly home.

But the view of the Pacific Ocean is spectacular.

16 posted on 03/16/2012 12:45:48 PM PDT by dragnet2 (Diversion and evasion are tools of deceit)
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To: Ingtar

LOL. I can just hear it now “Momma says Obama is like a box of chocolates, you never know what kind of crap your gonna get”

OH, Yeah, that would be so racist. Never mind


17 posted on 03/16/2012 12:46:29 PM PDT by JewishRighter (Anybody but Hussein)
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To: SoFloFreeper
Petra Ecclestone buys Spelling mansion for $85 million July 15, 2011
18 posted on 03/16/2012 12:46:57 PM PDT by ELS (Vivat Benedictus XVI!)
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To: Buckeye McFrog

“He had a heavier burden dropped on his shoulders than any President since Franklin Delano Roosevelt...”

Moochelle


19 posted on 03/16/2012 12:47:04 PM PDT by silverleaf (Funny how all the people who are for abortion are already born)
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To: SoFloFreeper

Tom looks like hell.
With that bloated face I wonder if he’s hitting the bottle.


20 posted on 03/16/2012 12:47:41 PM PDT by CaptainK (...please make it stop. Shake a can of pennies at it.)
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To: SoFloFreeper

4 bedrooms??? What, his guests should please go stay at the Breakers??? Because the 3 “accessory floors” are filled with accessories?

I also reluctantly think he’s a good actor.

His politics show him to be a stupid clique leader, though. Emphasis on STUPID. All the values his movie characters stand for are shot to cheesecloth by Obama.


21 posted on 03/16/2012 12:47:52 PM PDT by Yaelle
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To: SoFloFreeper

It is time to say good by to watching even the good actors that have a very different version of Liberty. I can’t spend my money on them period...


22 posted on 03/16/2012 12:48:13 PM PDT by taildragger (( Palin / Mulally 2012 ))
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To: dead

Don’t forget the Planned Infanticide arbortuary in the basement...


23 posted on 03/16/2012 12:48:32 PM PDT by Hunton Peck (See my FR homepage for a list of businesses that support WI Gov. Scott Walker)
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To: SoFloFreeper

I was going to say that if I had the money, I might get a home like that, too. Until I saw it. Ugly as hell. Looks like an office building or a nursing home.

And the landscaping is pretty bad, too. Beautiful oceanside property, and they screw it all up.


24 posted on 03/16/2012 12:49:47 PM PDT by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
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To: SoFloFreeper
Peter Scolari's problem is that he chose the blonde wig.


25 posted on 03/16/2012 12:50:04 PM PDT by mikey_hates_everything
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To: SoFloFreeper; Admin Moderator

Can you fix the “published date”? It was on March 16, 2010...not March 16, 2012.

The story still fits, though. Tom Hanks is a great actor with a lot of money whose political ideas are damn wrong.


26 posted on 03/16/2012 12:50:04 PM PDT by SoFloFreeper
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To: Buckeye McFrog

“He had a heavier burden dropped on his shoulders than any President since Franklin Delano Roosevelt...”


If Hanks could get those words out of his mouth, he is an even better actor than I thought. Did Obama ever find himself Leader of the Free World during an all out sudden attack on the USA where thousands of people were dead within an hour????? That was only 11 years ago.

Obama’s heaviest burdens are hiding his origins and orientation.


27 posted on 03/16/2012 12:51:34 PM PDT by Yaelle
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To: SoFloFreeper

My, my my; that’s quite a statement for an outspoken “environmentalist”


28 posted on 03/16/2012 12:51:50 PM PDT by Baynative (Please check this out - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fFIcZkEzc8I)
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To: SoFloFreeper
"a property deal that has made him the owner of the most expensive house in Los Angeles."

Um... $26 million? "the most expensive"? I mean, that's a lot of money but didn't Spelling Manor just sell for about $150 Million?

29 posted on 03/16/2012 12:53:10 PM PDT by Hatteras
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To: SoFloFreeper

He’s done some decent work.

Jimmy Stewart he ain’t.


30 posted on 03/16/2012 12:53:38 PM PDT by PBRSTREETGANG
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To: SoFloFreeper
All I know is if I ever see a TV or movie involving Hanks, I won't have anything to do with it.

Won't hurt him, but it'll make me feel better.

31 posted on 03/16/2012 12:56:00 PM PDT by eCSMaster (Conservative patriots, Rise up!)
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To: SoFloFreeper

Candy Spelling, widow of television giant Aaron, has listed the Manor, Los Angeles’ largest, and arguably most opulent, house up for sale at $150 million, out-pricing every other listed home in the country. Just down the street the owner of a sprawling classical style marble mansion is asking for $125 million, making it the second most-expensive home in America.


32 posted on 03/16/2012 1:00:41 PM PDT by jessduntno ("Newt Gingrich was part of the Reagan Revolution's Murderers' Row." - Jeffrey Lord, Reagan Admin.)
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To: dead

Whitney Houston lived in an equally ugly house

http://www.celebrityhousepictures.com/whitney-houston.php


33 posted on 03/16/2012 1:04:22 PM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: mikey_hates_everything
Peter Scolari's problem is that he chose the blonde wig.

I thought his problem had something to do with the radio ads he is doing for erectile dysfunction treatment?
34 posted on 03/16/2012 1:06:30 PM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: Hatteras; jessduntno
didn't Spelling Manor just sell for about $150 Million?

Follow the link I posted in reply #18. The asking price was $150 million, but it sold for $86 million. That's still more than 3x what Hanks paid.

35 posted on 03/16/2012 1:14:51 PM PDT by ELS (Vivat Benedictus XVI!)
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To: Buckeye McFrog

The style is called ‘Early Gorp’


36 posted on 03/16/2012 1:14:58 PM PDT by SMARTY ("The man who has no inner-life is a slave to his surroundings. "Henri Frederic Amiel)
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To: SoFloFreeper

The occasionally-heard comparisons of Hanks to Jimmy Stewart are hugely offensive. Stewart served his country in ww2, lost his son in VietNam, and was a real American. Hanks, who claimed it was racism against the Japanese that was an impetus for America’s war effort, and just produced a smear-filled propaganda piece against Palin for his boyfriend Obama, is nothing but a worthless POS, typical of the America-hating scum that infests modern-day Hollywood. The bastard can just go straight to hell!


37 posted on 03/16/2012 1:23:12 PM PDT by greene66
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To: SoFloFreeper

He is like so many of his ilk. Preaching at the average folks is highest level of hypocrisy. His clan like Springsteen whining about taxes being too low while using tax loopholes, AlGore’s global warming while flying private jets.

Their Hubris and Narcissism is off the scale.

Not just his politics suck, Tom Hanks has made the transformation into a human being that sucks.


38 posted on 03/16/2012 1:24:13 PM PDT by ImJustAnotherOkie (zerogottago)
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To: Buckeye McFrog
What makes me sick about Tom Hanks’s politics is that I suspect Hanks is insincere. I think he's smart enough to know liberal politics have wrecked this country, but he's afraid of being envied by the downtrodden, so he plugs the politically correct liberals who “care about the little people”. (I suspect Ron Howard is also like this.) Rita Wilson may indeed be a lefty — women tend to be more liberal politically than men — but Hanks is “all in” for Obama and I think it's 100% for the sake of his own image.
39 posted on 03/16/2012 1:27:57 PM PDT by utahagen
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To: SoFloFreeper

How much tax dodging has he done to afford a home like that?


40 posted on 03/16/2012 1:33:05 PM PDT by Moonman62 (The US has become a government with a country, rather than a country with a government.)
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To: utahagen

The story I heard was that Hanks once said he wished he could take back the $10000 he gave to Clinton during Monicagate.....but when the word got out, he quickly retracted and said he would very gladly donate again to Clinton’s campaign.


41 posted on 03/16/2012 1:33:12 PM PDT by dfwgator (Don't wake up in a roadside ditch. Get rid of Romney.)
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To: ELS

I don’t know if Beverly Hills is considered part of L.A. or not but I just checked some listings in there and there are 6 or 7 properties listed for more than $26M, one listed at $125M. Of course, those are the “listed” prices but, on the other hand, those are just the properties for sale, not all properties.


42 posted on 03/16/2012 1:33:29 PM PDT by Hatteras
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To: greene66

Agree. Tom Hanks is not fit to wear Jimmy Stewart’s shoes. Tom Hanks may be able to memomorize a script, but is otherwise a moron.


43 posted on 03/16/2012 1:34:08 PM PDT by Swede Girl
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To: greene66
Agree. Tom Hanks is not fit to wear Jimmy Stewart's shoes. Tom Hanks may be able to memorize a script, but is otherwise a moron.
44 posted on 03/16/2012 1:35:05 PM PDT by Swede Girl
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To: SoFloFreeper

Tom Hanks buys a $26 million home in the Pacific Palisades

http://www.thaindian.com/images/hanks-home.jpg


45 posted on 03/16/2012 1:36:14 PM PDT by kcvl
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To: Hatteras
Beverly Hills is it's own city contained within the city of Los Angeles.
46 posted on 03/16/2012 1:38:14 PM PDT by NathanR
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To: dfwgator

Hahaha
Remember Bosom Buddies?


47 posted on 03/16/2012 1:43:23 PM PDT by funfan
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Tom Hanks, Rita Wilson

48 posted on 03/16/2012 1:44:19 PM PDT by kcvl
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To: Hatteras

You’re right. There were MANY homes in Los Angeles worth more than $26M in early 2010. Also, noting that he purchased this home for $26M in 2010, it’s undoubtedly worth considerably less than that now.


49 posted on 03/16/2012 1:46:38 PM PDT by lonevoice (Klepto Baracka Marxo, impeach we much.)
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To: SoFloFreeper

Tom Hanks Loses Legal Battle Over Idaho House

May. 26, 2011

The Money Pit star and his wife, Rita Wilson, sued an Idaho construction company for $3 million in 2007 for the botched building of their $12 million home. But arbitrators ruled against their claim, instead placing the blame for the shoddily built house on the architect.

Not only did Wilson and Hanks lose, now they have to pay up...

After the American Arbitration Association determined that the duo failed to prove that damages to the house were the fault of Storey Construction (the case was completed over 10 days in April), they slapped the couple with the full cost of arbitration: $167,623.

Hanks and Wilson said in a statement that they aren’t happy with the decision and that they’ve already resolved their problems with the architect.

“Over the years, we have experienced a number of serious problems with how our home was designed and built,” the couple stated. “We have previously resolved our claims against the architect. For various legal reasons, including the passage of time, the arbitrators did not share our view of the contractor’s portion of responsibility. While we disagree with the outcome, we are pleased that the contractor’s counterclaims were rejected.”

A lawyer for Storey Construction says the judgment finally vindicates the firm.

“It’s shocking and disgusting that Tom Hanks and Rita Wilson would treat anyone the way they treated [owner] Gary Storey,” attorney Miles Stanislaw said. “The emotional and financial damage they have done to Gary Storey and his family is incalculable. Hanks and Wilson didn’t just lose the case, they were disgraced.”

Hanks and Wilson had settled with the firm last year in a one-day arbitration deal in which the couple received $900,000.

http://www.eonline.com/news/tom_hanks_loses_legal_battle_over_idaho/244131#ixzz1pJZhiEFZ


50 posted on 03/16/2012 1:48:19 PM PDT by kcvl
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