Entertainment and Storage meet in Beverly Hills!

It looks like CNN’s Larry King and his wife are purchasing the President of Network Appliance Tom Mendoza’s House.

By Ben Casselman
The Wall Street Journal Online

Talk-show host Larry King and his wife, Shawn Southwick, have agreed to buy a Beverly Hills home listed for just under $12 million.

The five-bedroom, Tuscan-style home was on the market less than two weeks before the couple agreed to buy it. The almost 10,000-square-foot house, built in 1989, has a skylit foyer and a master suite with a sitting room and twin bathrooms. There is also a two-bedroom guest house and a pool. Local agents identified Mr. King as the buyer. Listing agent Stephen Resnick of Westside Estate Agency confirmed that a contract has been signed, with the deal set to close later this month.

Mr. Resnick wouldn’t name the sellers but said they spent two years renovating the house. Records show the sellers are Thomas and Kathy Mendoza, who bought the home three years ago. Thomas Mendoza is president of Network Appliance, a Sunnyvale, Calif., data-storage company.

The King and Mendoza families declined to comment. Mr. King, 73 years old, is the longtime host of the CNN talk show “Larry King Live.” Ms. Southwick, 47, is a former host of the television show “Hollywood Insider.”

It would make an interesting interview on the Larry King show for Tom Mendoza to spend an hour answering questions on his company’s technology, future vision, and commitment to long term relationships for resellers, partners and customers.

Inquiring minds are wondering if Larry King will get transferable licenses with the purchase?

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