Your Mama hears…

…that there is a little more to the story about writer/producer Mark Brazill (That 70’s Show and 3rd Rock From the Sun) purchasing Gwen Stefani’s gorgeous house in Los Feliz earlier this year. It was reported by Miz Ruth Ryan at the LA Times and also by Mr. Big Time at Big Time Listings that Brazill purchased the house for the asking price of $4,795,000, so we’re not even close to breaking any gossip about that.

Mr. Big Time also noted the high-larious and insane email exchange between screenwriter Judd Apatow (40 Year Old Virgin and Knocked Up) and Brazill that was printed in Harper’s in March of 2002. The exchange has nothing to do with the real estate or Gwen Stefani, but it’s worth a read. Seriously funny stuff.

Anyhoo, a very reliable source tells Your Mama that Mister Brazill, who is well known for his vindictive and angry demeanor (did you read the Harper’s thing?), purchased the Stefani/Rossdale house not because he wanted to live in the house, but because one of his perceived “rivals” was interested in purchasing the place. So, we are told, Brazill bought it out of spite so the rival could not have it. What?! We have no way of proving this to be true, but if it is indeed true, it’s ugly. And very funny. And even more sad.

Property records indicate Mister Brazill continues to own several properties in the Toluca Lake area including a 5,292 square foot house on Navajo Avenue with 3 bedrooms and 7 bathrooms that he purchased in June 2006 for $2,910,029. Not sure why the man would buy a house in Toluca Lake and then turn around and buy another far more expensive home in Los Feliz less than one year later. Unless…

You’ll also note, as have some of our readers that the house has been placed back on the market with another listing agent with different furniture and a new, improved, and higher price of $5,200,000. Wonder why Mister Brazill would do that? We have to wonder if there are any exclusions to purchase. Hmm.

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  1. Anonymous says:

    Allow me to add a bit of fuel to the fire. I personally got royally fucked by Mark Brazill. The details don’t really matter, I suppose, because it happened long ago when I was just starting out in Hollywood. I can’t speak to Apatow’s character; I’ve had no dealings with the man. (And yes, I’ve heard the rumors that he steals material. Can’t speak to those, either.) But as for Brazill, he’s a sad, sad man. Chemically unstable. When he’s on his meds, he’s decent enough. When he’s off ’em (and for the record, I’m talking antidepressants, not some code for coke/speed/whatever), he’ll ream you just for fun.

  2. Anonymous says:

    This has to be a bunch of Judd Apatow’s “buddies” or people who just buy into the hype he created for himself. I would tend to go with the former ’cause the latter probably wouldn’t give a rat’s ass. Anyone who knows Mark Brazill and has ever encountered Judd Apatow knows that Mark is a good and decent human being and Judd is a soulless, hack, climber who surrounds himself with funny people (Seth Rogen’s wit and talent has nothing to do with Judd Apatow). Mark was a funny stand-up comic. Judd was not. Mark is original. Judd is not. Just ask the people he stole from, and there are many aside from that poor Canadian woman who wrote Knocked Up and was paid to shut up. Granted, Judd is one of the few if not only producers in Hollywood to name his production company after himself, has a 24-team to monitor his Wikipedia entry, has The LA Weekly and Variety in his pocket and puts his name on movies he really has nothing to do with. And if he really was that nerd and outcast he claims he was growing up, he’s certainly paid people back in spades. He’s made women who worked for him cry and ever since he got to Hollywood in his early 20s has made it his mission to only associate with people who could help further his career. If you weren’t a possible connection, he wouldn’t give you the time of day. So obviously the people on here don’t actually know Mark Brazill except for the one exchange they read online. Maybe these people should consider what kind of shitbag would drive him to such anger. There’s nobody lower than Judd Apatow, except of course those who kiss the ass of Judd Apatow. And as far as the cancer remark, don’t worry about it, only the good die young.

  3. Anonymous says:

    This house is going to be up for sale again here very soon. Watch for it.

  4. Anonymous says:

    Mama, I just spoke with the listing agent for Brazill. This person has been his agent for a few years, so she’s a reliable source. When asked why he didn’t move into the Los Feliz house and re-listed it, it’s because his brother passed away un-expectadly. A move at that time was too stressfull, since moving is such a pain. Since then, I’m happy to report Brazill and his wife have moved into the house and are very happy there. Brazill has no hard feelings for Judd, and the two have made peace while attending a friend’s funeral a few years ago. Mark wishes Judd continued success with his movies, he said.

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    You can’t tease us like that, sweetie. What would Mama say? Please share with the class.

  7. Okay, I’ll confess, I’m actually friends with Mark, and while we’ve butted heads a few times (let’s just say we do business differently), we respect one another enough to maintain that friendship…

    I’ll go on to say that there’s more to Apatow v Brazill feud than the general Hollywood outsider can know.


  8. Anonymous says:

    Mark Brazill obviously went to the David O. Russell School of People Skills. Wow, some serious mental damage going in Marks mind. It’s funny but sort of tragic.

    Judd kicked Marks ass and made me laugh. Kudos!

  9. Anonymous says:

    Hmmm.. being short tempered, mean spirited, and vindictive is ok because you have a knack for turning a profit?

    Judas turned a profit too, Jake..

  10. Anonymous says:

    I’ve heard of grudges, but this is seriously insane stuff. I’d love to know more about the history on Brazill’s wife being upset about a similar house down their street.

    If I ever doubted my love for Judd Apatow, the doubt is gone. He’s just plain funny with a strong streak of common sense, a lethal combination in a town of egos.

  11. Oh, I dunno, I’ve always sorta liked Mark….we’ve had our disagreements (we have the same temperment and fuse length) over the years, but we get along okay.

    He’s a smart cookie and knows how to turn a profit, eve in real estate.

    Jake Hollywood

  12. Anonymous says:

    Yup, I just checked too, and it was last updated about a month ago. Apparently the lovely (cough) Mister Brazill bought it, then turned right around and relisted it.

  13. Anonymous says:

    It’s still there but with a different listing agent and the price has risen to $5.2 Million.

  14. Anonymous says:

    The whole situation is kind of strange Mama. Are you aware that to this day the former (?) Stefani/Rossdale house is still multiple listed for sale in active status?

  15. Anonymous says:

    Game, Set, Match, Apatow! Brazill probably will be the one getting cancer is he keeps letting anger control his life. What a JERK!

  16. Anonymous says:

    I just read the Harper’s exchange, hysterical!!!! This Brazill guy is a piece of work. But Apatow is pretty funny. Love it! Thanks for sharing Mama.

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