The ''Shaft'' actor bought a house from Roseanne

By Tricia Johnson
Updated July 28, 2000 at 04:00 AM EDT

Mutha of all pads!
9 BR, 10 BTH secluded Beverly Hills spread
Price: $8.9 million

Who da man with a new screening room, library, spa, and tennis court? Shaft — a.k.a. Samuel L. Jackson! The actor has purchased an 11,500-square-foot traditional-style brick home from ex-talk-show host Roseanne (who bought a Palos Verdes home in May for a reported $6.5 million). Built in 1987, the estate sits on 2.5 acres in a gated community whose residents include Denzel Washington and Sylvester Stallone. And Jackson — who will live there with actress wife LaTanya Richardson (U.S. Marshals) — can literally dig it: The grounds include a rose garden.