Stars flee beachfront homes

The rich and famous of Hollywood can't evade southern California's devastating fires. Production on TV series has been disrupted and stars have traded their beachfront homes for shelter in posh hotels. Kelsey Grammer was among those who fled Malibu, the oceanfront town that is also home to Tom Hanks, Jennifer Aniston, Courteney Cox, Ryan O'Neal and others. Promises, the Malibu rehab center where Britney Spears and Lindsay Lohan have sought treatment, moved staff members and about 18 patients. "We evacuated Sunday morning before the order came because the conditions there were very frightening," the center's founder told press yesterday. "The power went out, the winds were blowing at hurricane force and you could see flames coming over the mountain top." Malibu resident Jane Seymour was sweeping across the stage Monday on Dancing with the Stars while her husband protected their house. "The fire is close to our home and there was a mandatory evacuation. My husband is illegally there, fighting the fire." Hollywood mogul David Geffen opened up his recently renovated Malibu Beach Inn to firefighters and rescue workers for free, according to Variety. Shutters on the Beach and the Viceroy in Santa Monica and Beverly Hills' Peninsula and Four Seasons hotels were booked for the rest of the week with guests who had fled the fires in Malibu and San Diego.

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