Katy Perry is even farther away from owning the convent of her dreams after a judge ruled Thursday that her $14.5 million Los Feliz mansion-turned-convent—accidentally doubly sold to both Perry and entrepreneur Dana Hollister—was improperly purchased.

Page Six reports:

Thursday’s mixed ruling by Superior Court Judge James C. Chalfant will tie up the once-lavish estate in months of litigation. While the judge preliminarily ruled that entrepreneur Dana Hollister’s purchase of the convent is invalid, he ordered her to pay $25,000 a month to support the nuns and denied representatives for Los Angeles’ Catholic archbishop or Perry access to the convent during the dispute.

“There is no doubt in my mind sale to defendant Hollister was improper and invalid,” Chalfant said.

Hollister has plans to turn the convent into a boutique hotel and restaurant, while Perry would transform it into a private home.

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Perry, who bought the convent from Archbishop Jose H. Gomez, cannot go forward with her purchase because Hollister, who bought the convent from the nuns who lived at the convent, has already registered for the property’s deed. According to the judge, “it will take months, if not years, to resolve the dispute between the Sisters of the Most Holy and Immaculate Heart of the Blessed Virgin Mary and the archbishop.”

[Page Six]


Lena Dunham update: Lena likes to run now.

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She wrote on Instagram:

Not usually one to post a paparazzi shot but this fills me with pride. Basically my whole life I have hated running and run like a wounded baby Pterodactyl. It was embarrassing and honestly I did not trust myself to escape a burning building or even move briskly towards a buffet. @jennikonner is directing the season finale of Girls and decided that as Hannah evolved so would her run, so she got me a training session with Matt Wilpers from Mile High Run Club. Within an hour I had a different relationship to this formerly torturous activity. I felt strong, swift and proud. I’m not about to embrace that triathlon life but it’s a true joy to continue getting more connected to my body and its powers.

[E! News]


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James Woods is suing some rando on Twitter who goes by the name of “Abe List” (har har har) for making a joke about Woods being addicted to cocaine.

“On July 15, 2015, AL stepped over the line by falsely accusing actor James Woods of being a cocaine addict…with a message sent to thousands of AL’s followers and hundreds of thousands of Woods’ followers,” Woods’ attorney writes in the suit.

Sent out to “hundreds of thousands of Woods’ followers?” Does that mean Woods retweeted it? [Gossip Cop]

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