Taylor Swift: Homes New York to Nashville to Beverly Hills

While Taylor Swift’s meteoric rise to music stardom is impressive, so too is her growth as a real estate mogul. As of 2020, she owns approximately $81 million in mansions and penthouses in Nashville, Rhode Island, Beverly Hills and New York City and is presently looking for a home in London to be near her boyfriend, British actor Joe Alwyn.

As a tween music prodigy, Swift’s parents moved from Pennsylvania to Nashville to help jump-start her career. A few years later at age 20, Swift embarked on her ten-year real estate adventure purchasing her starter home in the center of Nashville’s Music Row for $1.99 million. The 3,240-square-foot condo overlooking the city kept her close to the recording studios and her new peer group.

With her singing career growing rapidly and the necessity of spending time in Los Angeles, Swift needed a comfortable retreat and purchased a Cape Cod-style home in Beverly Hills in 2011 for $3.55 million that she sold a few years later for about $4 million. Back to Nashville in 2011, Taylor bought a 5,000-square-foot, Greek Revival-style mansion on almost six acres for her parents in the elite suburb of Forest Hills for $2.5 million that she still owns. In 2012, Swift bought a mid-century-modern home in Los Angeles for $1.78 million which she sold for $2.65 million in 2018.

By 2013, Swift’s music and real estate careers had both hit the stratosphere with multiple Grammy, MTV, People’s Choice, Billboard and Entertainer of the Year Awards, and her cash purchase of a 12,000-square-foot beach mansion in Rhode Island’s Watch Hill for $17.75 million. It is the house where Swift is known for the parties she throws for her girl squad. But soon back on the East Coast, New York City was calling.

By Valentine’s Day in 2014, Swift was checking out the trendy Manhattan neighborhood of Tribeca. She settled on two penthouses for $20 million, which she combined to cover 8,309 square feet of living space encompassing ten bedrooms and ten baths. She added a third next door in 2015 in the form of an $18 million townhouse and further in 2018 by adding an apartment in the same building for $9.75 million.

The best of them all came in 2015 in Beverly Hills when Swift bought the historic Samuel Goldwyn mansion for $25 million. In honor of Goldwyn’s award-winning career as a film producer and contributions to the film industry, Swift decided to restore the home to its original 1934 condition when it was built for the Goldwyns. In 2018, she applied for and won Los Angeles landmark status for the estate ensuring that the home will never be significantly changed or demolished.

Now at age 30, Taylor Swift isn’t slowing down for a second. Her new Netflix documentary, Miss Americana has just hit the Internet with a splash and it is rumored that she has jumped the pond and is in London checking out its real estate market!

Visit TopTenRealEstateDeals.com for more historic, spectacular and celebrity homes and real estate news and Celebrity Home Video Tours.

Source: Top Ten Realestate Deals


Skyline Drive In Blacktown has reopened to the public

Skyline Drive In Blacktown has reopened and is inviting movie lovers back to enjoy the nostalgia of the drive in. As NSW’s only remaining drive in, Skyline is in a unique position to offer out of home entertainment in an environment that complies with current social distancing guidelines.

Following sessions that sold out in hours last weekend, the gates have officially reopened with Friday Fright Nights, Go Retro on Saturdays and a line-up of much loved family favourites.

The program of films will feature some of the best blockbusters, cult classics and family flicks from the back catalogue including Frozen II, Ford V Ferrari, The Goonies, Dolittle, The Invisible Man, Angry Birds, Birds of Prey, Bad Boys for Life, Grease, Spies in Disguise, IT Chapter Two, Knives Out, The Gentlemen and more.

With a Happy Days inspired retro diner serving up classic snacks like burgers, hot chips and Choc Tops and two opposing screens showing features nightly, Skyline Drive In offers an unbeatable cinema experience under the stars.

Luke Mackey, Director of Entertainment, Event Cinemas said, “We know that movies can offer a wonderful escape and are thrilled to be in a position to reopen our doors to offer people access to the simple joy of watching a movie on the big screen.”

“More than 60 years after the drive in movie concept first came to Australia, the fun of the drive in is experiencing a revival right across the world and we anticipate we will see this result in strong demand as we open our doors again. However, with limited capacity these new sessions are expected to sell out quickly, so we advise pre-purchasing tickets online in advance.”

“While we are thrilled to be able to reopen, the health and safety of our customers and our team remains our highest priority and as we welcome movie lovers back we do so after introducing a range of extra safety measures to offer additional peace of mind for those keen to enjoy an entertaining night out”.

Skyline Drive In has introduced social distancing, both between cars and in common areas, online bookings, contactless payment in the Diner Candy Bar as well as increased frequency of cleaning and hand sanitisation facilities.

Skyline Drive In will be open Thursday through to Sunday each week as well as Monday 8 June over the Queen’s Birthday long weekend. There will be four films to choose from every night.

For those wanting to re-create the cinema experience at home, Skyline is also offering a Drive In Candy Bar featuring classic movie snacks, delicious hot meals, a brand-new cook at home range and a selection of great value movie boxes to help you create the ultimate movie night. Simply purchase your order online anytime, or through the Event Cinemas App and pickup during Drive In Candy Bar operating hours.

Visit www.eventcinemas.com.au for more info on the Drive in Candy Bar, movie sessions and for bookings. Sessions start from $25 per car, nightly capacity is limited and online bookings are strongly recommended.

Source: Event Cinemas


NETFLIX unveils Hannah Gadsby trailer for new show, Douglas

Emmy and Peabody Award winning comedian Hannah Gadsby stopped the comedy world in its tracks with her genre bending show, Nanette.

Having given herself her very own tough act to follow she named her difficult second album after her eldest dog and took it for a walk across the planet, finishing up in Los Angeles and recording her second stand up special, Hannah Gadsby: Douglas.

You can expect your expectations to be set and met by Douglas, a tour from the dog park to the renaissance and back guided by one of comedy’s most sparkling and surprising minds.

Hannah Gadsby: Douglas premieres May 26 on Netflix

Source: Netflix


Sophie Monk beats iso boredom in hilarious new Jimmy Brings videos

When it comes to adding fun to isolation, Sophie Monk has it down to a knack which she demonstrates in a series of new promo videos from drinks delivery service Jimmy Brings.

In the first video, the Aussie starlet gets her limbs in a twist while trying the ‘Aussie pretzel’ yoga move, before opening the door for her wine delivery – stuck in the yoga pose, she’s forced to hold her ID between her toes.

“Jimmy Brings is the best invention since reality TV. When I’m in a rush after a long day on-set, it’s convenient having the drinks come to me. Jimmy is such a good guy, always on time!” she said.

In the second video, Sophie tries her hand at vegetable carving to recreate her dream guest Keanu Reeves, completing his look with a slab of red cabbage leaves, yellow squash and chilli – and then enjoying a pink gin cocktail with her finished work of art.

In the third video, she gets into DIY beauty grooming in preparation for an online date, and opens the door to her Jimmy Brings delivery with facial hair strips all over her face.

The videos are being launched today as part of a digital advertising and TV campaign to promote Jimmy Brings.

“It was a no-brainer for us to work with Sophie Monk on these videos – she’s cheeky, entertaining and delivers the goods, just like we do!” Jimmy Brings Head of Marketing, Jamie Gagliardi said.

Renowned for its carefully curated range of wine, beer and spirits, Jimmy Brings is Australia’s original on-demand drinks delivery service, bringing beverages to your doorstep in 30 minutes or less – in other words, faster than you can do the ‘Aussie Pretzel’, carve your dream movie star guest or get ready for an online date!

Jimmy Brings is now delivering to over 800 suburbs nationwide. To find out if Jimmy Brings to your suburb, head to JimmyBrings.com.au.

Source: Jimmy Brings


Foxtel news as SBS On Demand lands on iQ3 and iQ4

Foxtel has announced that the SBS On Demand app is available to its customers with the iQ3 or iQ4 set top box. The move broadens Foxtel’s already significant streaming footprint and means customers now have access to content from three of Australia’s most popular streaming providers: Netflix*, ABC and SBS.

The arrival of SBS On Demand brings a host of streamed content including SBS-produced news, documentaries and entertainment as well as curated international drama and movies.

This includes complete seasons of shows such as Years and Years (season 1); The Handmaid’s Tale (season 3); The Young Pope (season 1) and The New Pope (season 1); On Becoming A God In Central Florida (season 1) and SBS’s award-winning local drama, The Hunting (season 1). SBS On Demand also offers complete box sets of fan favourites such as The Bridge (seasons 1-4); New Girl (seasons 1-7); The X-Files (seasons 1-11); Harlots (season 1-3); You’re The Worst (seasons 1-4) and Borgen (season 1-4).

Foxtel’s Chief Product and Strategy Officer Alice Mascia said: “We are pleased to add the incredibly popular SBS On Demand app to our iQ3s and iQ4s providing customers an even broader range of content directly on their Foxtel set top boxes while also giving SBS access to an highly engaged TV audience.

“The addition of SBS On Demand comes at particularly relevant time for customers as they settle in at home supporting social distancing measures. Since its launch last year, feedback from customers on the New Foxtel Experience has been exceptionally positive with more than one million homes now experiencing the best of TV and on demand all in one place.”

SBS On Demand General Manager Chris Tangye said: “SBS On Demand is home to some of the world’s best and most distinctive programming, providing a truly unique collection of content for Australians. With everything from culinary adventures, global cinema, compelling drama, thought provoking documentaries and trusted news and current affairs. There couldn’t be a better time to be bringing this to more audiences through Foxtel iQ3 and iQ4 as we all look for opportunities to escape and be entertained, as well as informed.”

“Foxtel audiences will also be able to access SBS On Demand’s extensive multilingual offering, including many locally-made programs available with subtitles through our Arabic and Chinese Collections.”

SBS On Demand will begin arriving for iQ3 and iQ4 customers from tomorrow morning and will download automatically to set top boxes putting its content, along with Netflix, ABC iview and Foxtel’s own live and on demand programming, at customers’ fingertips.

Source: Foxtel