Melanie Brown, Stephen Belafonte

Melanie Brown and husband Stephen Belafonte have bought a house in Hollywood Hills West. (Chris Pizzello, AP / July 4, 2014)

Melanie Brown — also known as Mel B or Scary Spice from her days with the British pop group Spice Girls — and her husband, producer Stephen Belafonte, have bought a house in Hollywood Hills West for $4.34 million, public records show.

Built in 1928, the multi-level hillside house has been updated to a contemporary style with walls of glass that take in city views.

The home features a media room, a gym, two fireplaces, four bedrooms and six bathrooms in more than 4,600 square feet of living space. There's a swimming pool with a spa and a pool house.

Brown, 39, started with the Spice Girls in 1994 and half a dozen years later released her first solo album, "Hot." She will be joining Simon Cowell as a judge on the British competition show "The X Factor." She has been a judge on "America's Got Talent" since last year.

Belafonte produced "Mel B: It's a Scary World" (2010) for television. His film work includes "The Bad Lieutenant: Port of Call — New Orleans" (2009) and "Mutant Chronicles" (2008).

The pair have bought and sold several Los Angeles-area homes in recent years.

This deal took place outside the Multiple Listing Service.

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Josh Hutcherson of "The Hunger Games" films has bought a house in Studio City for $1.25 million.

The traditional-style house, built in 1935, was remodeled several years ago. Features include a vaulted beam ceiling in the living room and a fireplace in the dining room.

The tidy house has three bedrooms and two bathrooms in 1,506 square feet of living space.

The terraced yard includes a swimming pool and a brick patio.

Hutcherson's next appearance as sweet-talking Peeta Mellark will be in "The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1," due out in November.

The 21-year-old owns other property in the Los Angeles area. Two years ago he spent $2.5 million on a Hollywood Hills West house that has been owned by talk show host Ellen DeGeneres and the late actor Heath Ledger.

Lori Shelton of John Aaroe Group was the listing agent. Deedee Howard of the Agency represented Hutcherson.

Lyrics can't describe Westwood penthouse

The penthouse of the late Academy Award-winning lyricist Hal David has come on the market in Westwood at $5.15 million.

Set atop a 22-story building along Wilshire Boulevard, the 4,150-square-foot, two-level unit features fireplaces in the living room and den, a kitchen with an island and a breakfast area, two terraces, a staircase, an in-unit elevator, three bedrooms and four bathrooms. A stand-alone bathtub takes in city views.

The building, constructed in 1982, has a swimming pool, a gym, a library, a 24-hour valet and concierge services.

David, who died two years ago at 91, partnered with composer Burt Bacharach and collaborated on such hits as "Raindrops Keep Fallin' on My Head," "This Guy's in Love With You" and "Walk on By." Dionne Warwick, the Carpenters and Tom Jones were among those who saw commercial success singing their songs.