Want Ellen to flip? Net her $15 million

Posted: July 09, 2014

WHETHER OR NOT you love Ellen DeGeneres as a talk-show host, Tattle is confident you'd love her handling your real estate.

According to E! News, just six months after moving into her $40 million, 13,511-square-foot mansion in the Holmby Hills section of Los Angeles, Ellen has flipped the slightly-bigger-than-a-trinity home to social media billionaire Sean Parker for a reported $15 million profit.

TMZ.com said the recently married Napster creator - kind of makes you wonder why he didn't try to enjoy the home without paying for it - was so impressed with what Ellen (and wife Portia de Rossi) did with the place, he made the couple an offer they couldn't refuse.

Ellen and Portia now have only three homes left in their portfolio, and $55 million eating a hole in their pockets.

* Meanwhile, Ellen's buddy Sofia Vergara, whose closeness with the daytime yakker was rumored to be causing a rift with Portia, is now dating "Magic Mike" hunk Joe Manganiello.

So says Us Weekly.

"It's very, very new," one anonymous insider said. "They're having fun and getting to know each other." Another source notes that they were introduced at the White House Correspondents' Dinner in May, but that Vergara was there with soon-to-be-split fiance Nick Loeb. "That's the first time Sofia and Joe met," the source said, although Joe has supposedly been hot for the Colombian bombshell for years.

The couple spent the July Fourth holiday together, no doubt causing fireworks.


* Paparazzi in Italy snapped shots of a shirtless Zac Efron and a bikini-clad Michelle Rodriguez kissing.

Each other.

If this were 2006, Michelle would be feeling a whole lotta tween-girl hate.

Now, however, it's cool.

* A fresh Pink Floyd album is on the way - 20 years after the band last released new material.

Spokesman Doug Wright confirmed yesterday that "The Endless River" will be released in October. It's described as consisting of "mainly ambient and instrumental music" based on 1993-94 recording sessions for the group's last album, "The Division Bell."

"The Endless River" features band members David Gilmour, Nick Mason and Richard Wright, who died in 2008. Roger Waters, who left the group in 1985, is not involved.

Dolly Parton wants to take an unlikely fan home from the Glastonbury festival - "Dolly" the dog.

"Dolly" was abandoned after Dolly's performance at Glastonbury last month. The fluffy white lurcher (yes, that's the breed) was found after 150,000 revelers decamped the site in the southwest of England, and was being fostered by the Happy Landings animal shelter.

Dolly has pledged to adopt "Dolly," which staff at the shelter named in her honor.

"I will take the dog home to America if nobody claims her," the singer said in a statement.

The shelter says in a statement that "Dolly," much like Dolly, is a "sweet-natured older lady."

* The Essence Festival marked its 20th anniversary by setting a record for annual attendance with more than 550,000 participants celebrating four days of R&B music, community and black culture at New Orleans' convention center and Superdome.

That's about 10,000 more people than attended the 2013 fest, which included a sold-out performance by Beyonce.

This year's fest included more than 80 musical performances highlighted by Prince, Lionel Richie, Charlie Wilson, Mary J. Blige, Jill Scott, Erykah Badu, Janelle Monae, Trey Songz (who was scheduled for an in-store at FYE on Broad Street yesterday) and the Roots.

Madonna showed up for jury duty yesterday in NYC.

She was allowed to wait in the courthouse clerk's office and was dismissed within two hours.

Court system spokesman David Bookstaver says officials let her go because there were plenty of prospective jurors for the day's needs and they didn't want her presence to create a distraction in the jury-selection process.

Andrew Lloyd Webber announced yesterday that "Cats" will return to London's West End in December in a revamped hip-hop production.

Based on T.S. Eliot's whimsical "Old Possum's Book of Practical Cats," the musical opened in London in 1981, running for 21 years there and 18 years on Broadway.

That's nearly 100 human years.

Lloyd Webber said he had tweaked parts of the show, making the character of Rum Tum Tugger a rapping street cat because "I've come to the conclusion that . . . maybe Eliot was the inventor of rap."

Yup, the inventor of rap was an Oxford and Harvard-educated white man.

- Daily News wire services

contributed to this report.

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