For real estate entertainment value, it’s hard to beat Southern California’s celebrity market. This week, a boxing champ picked up a contemporary knockout in Beverly Hills, a former Lakers point guard traveled out of Hidden Hills and an HGTV star let us in on what floats his boat. Once you’re done checking out these transactions, visit and like our Facebook page, where you can find Hot Property stories and updates throughout the week.
A Montecito residence once owned by “Transformers” filmmaker Michael Bay has sold for $7.2 million. He sold property in 2012 for $4.9 million to the current seller. Designed by architect Jan Hochhauser and built in 1993, the bold two-story contemporary has a dramatic two-story great room with a fireplace. Sliding-glass doors and walls of windows bring light inside. Panoramic views take in the surrounding mountains and ocean.
Entertainer and comedian Norm Crosby, known as the Master of Malaprop for his clever mangling of the English language, has sold his longtime home in Hollywood Hills West for $5.425 million. The sprawling single-story house sits on a nearly half-acre corner lot with views extending from downtown L.A. to the Pacific Ocean. Built in 1954, the well-preserved house is described as a “celebrity-owned time capsule” in the listing.
Muck Rack makes it simple to find people, tweets, or articles that mention any name, keyword, company, hashtag etc. We've compiled this guide to help you make the most of your search.
Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
names, titles and bios with some suggested searches:
Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
Muck Rack's Advanced Search allows for many boolean operators.
Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
searching Obama AND Romney or Obama + Romney.
Use the operators OR or , to broaden your search when you'd like either of
multiple terms to appear in results. (This is the default behavior of our search when no operators
are used.) For example, search for democrat OR republican to find results that refer to
Democrats and/or Republicans.
Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
example, searching Disney will yield results about the Walt Disney Company as well as Walt Disney
World Resort. To exclude mentions of Disney World, search for Disney -World or Disney
When using one of these operators with a phrase, enclose it in quotation marks. For example, you can
find results about smartphones excluding Apple's iPhone 4S by searching smartphone -"iPhone
Exact case matching or punctuation
If you're searching for a brand name or keyword that relies on specific punctuation marks or capitalization, you can
find results that match your exact query by adding matchcase: before the keyword you're searching for, like matchcase:E*TRADE .
Use parentheses to separate multiple
boolean phrases. For example, to find journalists talking about having fun in Disney World or
Disneyland, search for ("disney world" OR disneyland) AND fun.
An asterisk can be used to search for any variation of a root word truncated by the asterisk. For example, searching for admin* will return results for administrator, administration, administer, administered, etc.
A near operator is an AND operator where you can control the distance between the words. You can vary the distance the near operation uses by adding a forward slash and number (between 0-99) such as strawberries NEAR/10 "whipped cream", which means the strawberries must exist within 10 words of "whipped cream".