MARICOPA, Ariz. – Bristol Palin has bought a five-bedroom home in Pinal County south of Phoenix.

Paperwork shows that the recent “Dancing With the Stars” diva and daughter of Sarah Palin is the sole purchaser of the house in the town of Maricopa. She bought it for $172,000 from a North Dakota couple.

It’s not clear if Bristol Palin will be a seasonal visitor or permanent resident at the home, in a development called Cobblestone Farms.

According to real estate websites, the residence is a two-level, brown stucco house with a tile roof, landscaped front and backyards, and access to a community pool.

The Arizona Republic reported that the 3,900-square-foot home was built in 2006 and was bought for a little under $330,000 at the time. It has 2.5 baths and a three-car garage.

Bristol Palin, 20, closed on the home in early December, buying it from Michael and Cynthia Smith, according to paperwork filed with the Pinal County Recorder’s Office.

“I’m not sure why she wanted to buy that home, but we are real happy for her,” Michael Smith told The Republic.

Bristol Palin came to the forefront during her mother’s 2008 vice-presidential run when the Palin family announced that the then-17-year-old was pregnant.

Following the birth of her son, Bristol Palin spoke out as a teen pregnancy prevention advocate.

Tweet thing: Playboy founder engaged to Playmate, 23

CHICAGO – Playboy magazine founder Hugh Hefner says he’s gotten engaged again.

Hefner, 84, said in a Twitter message early Sunday that he’d given a ring to girlfriend and Playmate Crystal Harris, 23.

To clear up confusion over whether the ring was simply a Christmas gift, Hefner later tweeted: “Yes, the ring I gave Crystal is an engagement ring. I didn’t mean to make a mystery out of it. A very merry Christmas to all.”

This would be his third marriage. He stars in “The Girls Next Door.”

Tyler Perry will aid fire victim, 88

ATLANTA – Entertainment mogul Tyler Perry is offering to rebuild the home of a great-grandmother who lost all her belongings in a fire.

Rosa Lee Ransby, 88, and her 4-year-old great-granddaughter escaped the fire Tuesday that destroyed her home of 40 years in Coweta County, southwest of Atlanta. Firefighters began soliciting donations, and calls flooded in.

The Atlanta-based filmmaker visited Ransby’s neighborhood Thursday and pledged to rent her a house for a year, pay for her utilities, buy her furniture and then build her a new home.

‘Little Fockers’ opens big

NEW YORK – On a weekend when Hollywood competed with Christmas gatherings and fierce snowstorms in the Northeast and Southeast, “Little Fockers” was No. 1 at the box office.

The third installment of the Ben Stiller-Robert De Niro series of in-law comedies was to earn $34 million over the three-day weekend, and $48.3 million since opening Wednesday, according to studio estimates Sunday.

That was less than the debut of the 2004 sequel, “Meet the Fockers,” which opened to $46.1 million, but more than the original, “Meet the Parents,” which made $28.6 million in its opening weekend.

It was an overall down weekend for Hollywood, but the big success was the Coen Brothers’ “True Grit,” which was the No. 2 film of the weekend with a better-than-expected $25.6 million, and a five-day gross of $36.8 million.