Rihanna puts 'major fixer' home on the market
Pop star Rihanna has listed a Beverly Hills Post Office-area home at $4.5 million, substantially less than the $6.9 million she paid two years ago.

The listing describes the house as a "major fixer" with "extensive damage from moisture and water intrusion" at the roof, windows, doors and balconies. The home's water problems are the subject of a lawsuit the singer filed this summer in Los Angeles County Superior Court.

The property will not qualify for bank financing, according to the listing, so potential buyers will need cash, a contractor and perhaps an umbrella, to borrow the title of one of Rihanna's early hits.

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The 8,520-square-foot, three-story contemporary includes a den, media room, breakfast area, three fireplaces, eight bedrooms and 10 bathrooms. The gated estate sits on more than three-quarters of an acre with a swimming pool.

The singer-songwriter is a four-time Grammy Award winner and, at 23, already one of the world's top-selling recording artists. Named 2011's sexiest woman alive last month by Esquire magazine, she is known for performances in which she undulates in skimpy costumes, outdoing even Madonna as the queen of "carnal pop." Her sixth studio album, "Talk That Talk," is due out this month.

John A. Woodward IV of Coldwell Banker's Beverly Hills north office and John Galich of Rodeo Realty are the listing agents.

Rocker peels out of Glendora

Chickenfoot bassist Michael Anthony has sold his home in Glendora for $1.77 million.

The custom-built Tudor, which the musician bought new in 1989, sits on more than half an acre with a beach-entry saltwater swimming pool and hidden rock slide built into a hillside. The 7,100-square-foot home features a double-island kitchen with a 140-gallon fish tank, guest quarters with a separate entry, and a six-car garage. There are five bedrooms and seven bathrooms.

Anthony, 57, played with the rock band Van Halen for two decades starting in the mid-1970s. Chickenfoot released its second album, "Chickenfoot III," last month. Offstage, Anthony is a hot rod enthusiast.

Property records show he paid $971,220 for the house.

Lori Ceci-Haines of Podley Properties was the listing agent. Vivi Chu of Win-Win Realty represented the buyer.

Hoping for a big bang

Simon Helberg, one of the five central characters in the ensemble comedy "The Big Bang Theory," has listed his home in the Hancock Park area at $849,000.

The restored two-story Craftsman, built in 1910, is entered through a deep-set front porch with a swing. Period features include leaded windows, built-in cabinetry and wood floors and trim. The main house contains a fireplace, a den, five bedrooms and two bathrooms. Guest space above the detached garage has a kitchenette and a bathroom. An additional office with a bathroom sits next to the garage.

The comic actor, 30, plays fashion-challenged and self-deluded "ladies' man" Howard Wolowitz on the sitcom, which started in 2007. He starred in "Derek and Simon: The Show" (2007).

Helberg is selling because he has purchased a home elsewhere, said listing agent Elisa Gil-Osorio of Nourmand & Associates in Beverly Hills.

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