Rihanna has lived in some really ugly houses in Los Angeles—leaky in Beverly Hills Post Office, bizarrely bland in Pacific Palisades—but at least her latest rental, as reported by the Real Estalker, is ugly with some flair. The Fortress above the Sunset Strip is known for its very phallic pool and for looking like a place where Bret Easton Ellis characters might get up to some torture; it was last owned by a DJ, naturally (Val Kolton), and before him Russ Weiner, the man who created Rockstar Energy Drink. Paris Hilton has thrown a Halloween party there. Kolton sold the house in 2012 for $7.2125 million. Rihanna is getting seven bedrooms, nine bathrooms, a separate guesthouse with two bedrooms, a double-height living room with a glass-floored bridge running above it, a library/billiard room, a kitchen island designed by Porsche Design Group, a screening room with wetbar, a fitness room, and a 12-person spa ("the balls").
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