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Reporting by GENEVIEVE WONG in Los Angeles

BOUGHT! Desperate Housewives star Eva Longoria is enjoying her life of luxury even more than her character Gabrielle Solis does. Eva, 29, just treated herself to a $1.2 million, salmon-colored, three-bedroom, three-bath home in the Hollywood Hills.

Out of the Closet: The 133-square-foot master closet in Eva’s home is full of gorgeous gowns, shoes, shirts—and a coveted Hermes hot-pink crocodile Birkin bag.

The Mediterranean pad sits in a high-profile neighborhood, and Molly Sims and Johnny Depp are nearby homeowners. Built in the 1920s, Eva’s 2,000-square-foot manse boasts a fireplace and state-of-the-art kitchen. It also sits on a hillside over a lush garden, which will help protect our favorite on-screen adulteress from any nosy neighbors worthy of homes on Wisteria Lane.

Livin’ on the Edge: Julia and her hubby Danny bought two neighboring cliffside lots in Malibu back in 2005.

New mom Julia Roberts, 37, is sprucing up her $9.5 million Malibu compound. She and her husband, Danny Moder, 36, are adding a nursery for their twins, Phinnaeus and Hazel, next to the master bedroom. Danny’s also become quite the interior decorator. After Julia complained about the color of the master bedroom, he secretly had it painted a romantic shade of brown and installed soft lighting, an insider says. Julia was thrilled!

Some Simple Life: Paris falls in love… with a house.

Paris Hilton, 23, has plunked down $3 million for a four-bedroom, three-bath, Spanish-style home in the Hollywood Hills. She has a view of the Sunset Strip from the second floor, and she’s only minutes from party hotspots like The Standard and Skybar. “It’s a great location for her,” says Paris’ uncle, Mauricio Umansky, who acted as her broker. It’s secure, too! An upgraded security system should prevent any incidents like the burglary last year at the Hollywood Hills rental house that she shared with sister Nicky.

Inside Job: Uma’s NYC crib boasts seven bedrooms and six and a half bathrooms.

Uma Thurman has sold her Gramercy Park bachelorette pad, landing close to the $5.45 million asking price. Uma, 34, purchased the three-story town house last year, after splitting with ex-husband Ethan Hawke, but she never moved in. After getting cozy with her boyfriend, hotelier Andre Balazs, she took up residence at his $6 million Soho loft.

Not a bad life, if you can get it.