British singer Leona Lewis, whose album "Spirit" premiered in North America at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 last year, is making her U.S. base of operations in the Hollywood Hills. That's where she has leased a sleek contemporary listed for almost $9,000 a month.
Lewis was nominated for the 2009 best pop album Grammy Award. She also was nominated for best female pop vocal performance for the hit single "Bleeding Love."
The 24-year-old was the 2006 winner of the U.K. talent competition show "The X Factor." Show creator Simon Cowell, also the flame-throwing judge on "American Idol," became her mentor and worked with her on the global launch of the album.
While in Los Angeles, she should have time to focus on her next album as the lease includes maid, gardening and pool services.
The listing agent was Alexis Valentin, Sotheby's International Realty, Beverly Hills.
Flea lists his Malibu home
Bass guitar player Michael Balzary, better known to fans as Flea of the Red Hot Chili Peppers, has listed his bluff-top Malibu home at $13,676,000.
With unobstructed ocean, coastline and beach views, the four-bedroom, four-bathroom house sits on two flat acres. A private road and staircase provide access to the water. The property has expansive lawns, mature trees, two guesthouses and a spa surrounded by a wooden observation deck. There's an outdoor living room, bar and dining area.
The house, built in 1980, has more than 2,700 square feet in an open floor plan. There are rough-hewn beamed ceilings and walls of glass. Guitars cover a wall in the music room in a photo at the home's website. Another shot of the grounds provides a glimpse of Flea's VW van -- perfect for a surfer.
"It's the beautifulest residence of mega-fun and peace," the rocker said.
He bought the home in 2006 for $9.98 million, according to the Multiple Listing Service.
Flea, 46, will be moving to a Los Feliz home that he bought about a year ago and just finished restoring. But he likes having a place near the beach, his real estate agents said, and he owns another Malibu property where he will be building a house.
He is a founding member of the six-time Grammy-winning band, which has produced nine studio albums since it formed in 1983 and has sold millions of copies worldwide. In 2001, Flea co-founded the Silverlake Conservatory of Music, which supports affordable music education for children. A Lakers fan, he sang the national anthem and performed a guitar solo in mid-May at a home game.
Sherri Ann Rogers and Konstantine Valissarakos of Sotheby's International Realty, Los Feliz, have the listing.
Star Trek actor sells 1912 home
Actor Connor Trinneer, the commander on the TV prequel "Star Trek: Enterprise," and his wife, Ariana, have sold their Franklin Village Craftsman for $1.1 million.
The three-bedroom, 1 1/2 -bathroom home, built about 1912, has beamed and coffered ceilings, leaded glass, wainscoting, inglenooks and decorative metalwork. The walled and gated property has more than 2,000 square feet of living space. There are two porches, a detached art studio and hedges for privacy.