GOOGLING "Britney Spears" just now yielded 98,600,000 hits; googling " President Bush," 44,600,000. Makes you wonder what's wrong with this planet, doesn't it?
Nevertheless, here's one more contribution to Google: Britney Spears -- pop princess or pop pariah -- has listed her Beverly Hills Post Office home for $7.9 million.
It is being offered for sale partly furnished and decorated.
This is the house that Spears was wrenched from in January as part of a well-executed LAPD plan to skirt the paparazzi and have the singer involuntarily committed to a psychiatric ward at UCLA Medical Center.
Neighbors are unlikely to forget that winter night with helicopters buzzing overhead and more than 100 paparazzi, who chase Spears for a living, hovering at the gates.
Spears, whose every move has been dutifully recorded by paparazzi, the courts, her fans and her detesters, was last seen looking for a new place to live in the Hidden Hills and Calabasas areas. Definitely gated.
The midriff-baring 26-year-old singer is planning a tour -- or so says her mother. Maybe her new neighbors won't have the same headaches that her old neighbors had.
Tomer Fridman of Ewing & Associates, Sotheby's International Realty in Calabasas, has the listing, according to the Multiple Listing Service.
A 'Confidential' topic in works
Talk-show host Leeza Gibbons and her estranged husband, actor and architect Stephen Meadows,have listed their house in the Hollywood Hills at $7,395,000.
The house was listed in December 2006 at just under $8 million but didn't sell. It is set behind gates and up a long driveway on more than an acre that includes landscaped gardens.
The 11,137-square-foot Mediterranean was built in 1926 and was once owned by Joan Crawford.
Gibbons and Meadows completely remodeled and renovated the home, which has carved moldings, hardwood floors and lots of stone and wrought iron. The main house has seven bedrooms and eight bathrooms in three stories. A detached guesthouse, built in 2000, is suitable for use as a studio or office.
Gibbons, 51, a former Southern beauty queen who still looks the part, is a former reporter and anchor for "Entertainment Tonight." She hosted the daytime talk show "Leeza" from 1994 to 2000 and now hosts the nationally syndicated radio show "Hollywood Confidential."
Meadows has appeared in numerous guest roles on TV. The couple separated a few years ago.
Drew Mandile and Brooke Knapp of Sotheby's International Realty, Beverly Hills, have the listing.
Going traditional in Toluca Lake
David Barrett, a producer and director who has worked on episodes of "Cold Case," "Smallville" and "Bionic Woman," has bought a house in Toluca Lake for $1.2 million.