Jan 25th 2011 5:51PM bbhanks said the most sensible thing I have read in the comments - that her big mistake was to remarry! OMG, what I could do with 1.6 mil a week. I truly do believe that I could live happy and generously for the rest of my life without going insane and overspending into poverty. I am too used to being frugal, and that would not change. Not to mention the fact that I wouldn't trust anybody with my money.
Anyway, the whole story is just a shame. No, I don't believe it had anything to do with her former occupation, and she did put some work into the whole thing. She just trusted the wrong people and took bad advice - along WITH the overspending. Sure is a beautiful estate with some gorgeous things. I would go for a simpler life and just travel some and have fun with people who have been good to me - and invest in something that every area needs more of, a non-kill animal shelter.
Jan 25th 2011 5:35PM Well said, and I agree.
Jan 7th 2011 10:49PM Well, aren't you a happy guy? I believe the lady who wrote her charming story was just joking about becoming friends with the stars - and I enjoyed hearing about her experience.
Jan 7th 2011 10:47PM I did go to see Alex O'Loughlin in LA at the Jimmy Kimmel show last April though - and THAT was fun! Actually I got 3 days of Alex - JK one the night, the AIF (Australians in Film) screening of The Back-Up Plan with a Q&A with Alex after the next night - then the red carpet premiere of TBUP the 3rd night. What fun! I was so surprised at how small the whole area was at Jimmy Kimmel and we got great seats. It was great. At the AIF my friends and I sat about 2 feet from Alex - more fun - then I finally got to meet him at the premiere.
Then we went to Oahu for Sunset on the Beach - the premiere of Hawaii Five-0 - and I felt like I had been to Woodstock! Over 10,000 people showed up on that beach - and my friend and I got to talk to Alex longer that time when he did the red carpet. He was flattered that we had come all the way from Georgia to see him. He is such a nice person. Then 2 friends and I went to the hotel where the after party was just for the cast and crew. We thought everybody would be gone by then, but we walked into the lobby of this posh hotel and when I looked out the door there was Alex. It was a great trip.
I hope my ramblings weren't too far off the subject - just felt like talking, I guess... ;)
Jan 7th 2011 10:38PM Thanks for the story - that was too funny! I love the part about "warm bodies", and the fact that they use dummies for people in the background. I haven't been an extra, but I did go to The Wheel of Fortune when it was at the Fox Theater in Atlanta one time. Yes, I used to watch it - I haven't seen it in years now. I used to like to try to solve the puzzles with no letters...
Anyway, I was shocked by how rehearsed everything was. Some guy comes out and tells us how to respond to everything, and I can relate to the clapping thing. I was wearing a ring, and by the time we left my other hand was bruised. The producer was actually surly when the audience wasn't being enthusiastic enough for his taste - and we were all screaming and clapping ourselves senseless.
The "stars" of the show - White - and God, I don't even remember his name now - never acknowledged the audience except when they came out and waved (to get more applause and screaming) - and it was so weird. They looked like they had just walked out of a wax museum. Maybe it was the lighting, but they just didn't even look real - even the way they moved. I felt like I was watching robots.
Anyway, by the time the warm-up guy and the producer were through with us, I thought if I clapped and/or screamed any longer I would keel over. I got a taste of just how different things are when you watch them on TV.