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Word of the Day: ‘Stoparazzi’

Are you familiar with the term “stoparazzi?” If so, you’re way ahead of FishbowlLA.

Thanks to a recent piece on forbes.com by Morgan Brennan about what Lalaland celebrities look for in a home, we learned that this is often a leading VIP-MLS attribute:

“The number one feature celebrities need in a house is that it’s ‘stoparazzi,’ ” says Billy Rose, president of The Agency, a Los Angeles-area luxury real estate firm he co-founded with Mauricio Umansky, husband of reality TV star Kyle Richards of Real Housewives of Beverly Hills. He says it’s not uncommon to drive a house-hunting celeb around LA with paparazzi in tow. His clients tend to like homes quietly tucked behind long, gated driveways, outfitted with extensive security systems and guard houses.

Along with such celebs as Ashton Kutcher and Justin Bieber, Brennan also notes that Jennifer Aniston’s return to the west coast had a lot to do with Manhattan’s less plentiful “stoparazzi” properties. According to the reporter, the actress quickly bailed on a pair of adjacent West Village condos because of a lack of privacy.

Perhaps to drive home the point at her new Trousdale Estates lair, she and future hubby can post a couple of “BEWARE OF TMZ-HATING DOG” signs.

[Photo of Kutcher's spectacular Lake Hollywood-area abode courtesy realtor.com]

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