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FROM THE SH ARCHIVES: It All Started With ‘Big Kathy,’ Kim and Kyle Richards’ Mother… The “House of Hilton”

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ORIGINALLY POSTED FEBRUARY 2011… NOTE:  The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills‘ Kim and Kyle Richards often speak of their mother, ‘Big Kathy,’ as their role model.  ‘Big Kathy’ died in 2002, and after Kyle spoke of herself as ‘being the … Continue reading

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YOLANDA FOSTER: Report States That Yolanda Bought Twitter Followers… Twitter Audits… UPDATE: Yolanda Responds “No Purchase of Followers”!

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This guy was ‘shocked’ to find that tweeters, YouTubers and Facebookers can **GASP** actually BUY followers… he told TheWrap that he was ‘shocked’ to learn that Yolanda Foster was named as one of the tweeters who bought followers.  NOTE:  UH… … Continue reading

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KYLE RICHARDS: Kyle-ee Still Thinks The RHOBH is REAL “Reality”!!… MO-REESE Calls The RHOBH “A Game”!

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TOO Fab!!… HagfaceKyle still does not have those lips/tongue under control!!  How long has HagfaceKyle been doin’ the RHOBH… and she’s whining about it as if it’s all new to her?? Watch as MO-REESE contradicts his wife’s statements… and calls … Continue reading

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REAL HOUSEWIVES OF BEVERLY HILLS RECAP: Season Three, Episode Twenty-Two… Secrets Revealed

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REAL HOUSEWIVES OF BEVERLY HILLS RECAP Season Three, Episode Twenty-Two… “Secrets Revealed” by Sandi Duffy I will apologize ahead of time if I missed anything important.  I watched this while walking on my treadmill. There is talk of the Morally … Continue reading

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From The SH Archives… Two Years Ago: How “BigKathy” Influenced Kim and Kyle Richards…

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February 13, 2011… RE-POSTED February 28, 2013 NOTE:  The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills‘ Kim and Kyle Richards often speak of their mother, ‘Big Kathy,’ as their role model.  ‘Big Kathy’ died in 2002, and after Kyle spoke of ‘being the most … Continue reading

flipit/Ronnie’s ‘BS of the Day’!!

Ma boo, flipit/Ronnie, from TVGasm’s latest “BS of the Day”!!!

 

 

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SH “HIT AND RUN” SATURDAY AND TAKIN’ A SH DETOUR!… ALL OTHERS, YOU KNOW WHAT TO DO!!

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Just somma the stuff left over and/or included in various posts which were stalled in “draft” mode!   Some Housewives-related… some not!  So, not REALLY a detour… just a lil bend in the road! One of the largest, if not … Continue reading

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REAL HOUSEWIVES OF BEVERLY HILLS: MORE of What You May Have Missed!!… Kyle Richards “Nasty Niece”… Lisa Vanderpump “Refreshingly Refreshed”!… RHOBH Moroccan Restaurant “Closed”… Mohamed’s $58 Million House “Please BUY It”!!

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If you were watching the Real Housewives of Beverly Hills, you may have missed HagfaceKyle asking her niece about her upcoming “concert.”    Hmmm… thought that Kyle and her family were THISCLOSE!  It was so nice of HagfaceKyle to allow … Continue reading

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SH “HIT AND RUN” SATURDAY: Jax Laurita “AutismEvent”…Kyle Richards “Who Will Pay?”…

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September 22, 2012  2:03 pm From TMZ:   Paris Hilton is under fire for comments she made about gay men … claiming, “Gay guys are the horniest people in the world … they’re disgusting. Dude, most of them probably have AIDS.” … Continue reading

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KYLE RICHARDS: Kyle’s Before and After… 2004 to 2012!

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September 2, 2012  3:33 am   Kyle Richards was out yesterday, showing off her newly lipo’d body… strolling around Beverly Hills with her little daughter, FrontPorcha… in her slim jeans!   NOTE:  Love that Kyle-ee doesn’t use a stylist!! **************************************** … Continue reading

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KYLE RICHARDS: 10 Things Kyle-EE Loves!!!… VIDEO

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July 5, 2012  5:55 am  Kyle Richards… Mother… on her wedding day to John Turturro…  Kyle Richards… before nose job… If you didn’t catch the Bravo special about Kyle Richards, and have been feeling empty inside because you don’t know … Continue reading

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SH “HIT AND RUN” MONDAY: Tamra Barney… “BuyMyStains”… Adrienne Maloof…”FireTrauma!!”… PHilton “Appearing On RHOBH?”…

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July 2, 2012  11:30 am   UPDATE 4:15 pm Who wants Tamballs old, used, sweaty, stained items that have been pressed against her skin by the hot California sun?   YOU can actually OWN one of Tamballs castoffs!  Tamballs is … Continue reading

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SH “HIT AND RUN” FOR FRIDAY: Kyle Richards, Kim Richards… Sheree Whitfield’s Chateau Sheree… Brandi Glanville’s “Demotion”… Andy Cohen Weed Ripoff… Vancouver’s Jody Claman… Kim Zolciak “Livin’ A Dream”… Vicki Gunvalson At Kentucky Derby… UPDATE… “Tardy For The Wedding” Recap…

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UPDATE… NEW “Tardy For The Wedding” RECAP by BSL for TVGasm… HERE. Reality stars Paris Hilton, Kyle Richards, Kim Richards and mom Kathy Hilton had a blast together in front of cameras at The Grove as they did an interview … Continue reading

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KYLE RICHARDS: KYLE ONLY STOPPED BY SHANA “TAYLOR ARMSTRONG” AND DANA WILKEY PARTY FOR THE PHOTO-OP… KYLE WAS OUT WITH KATHY HILTON… DINNER AT MR. CHOWS… PHOTOS… UPDATE… VIDEO ADDED

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MARCH 11, 2012  12:50 pm UPDATE MARCH 12 11:40 pm Video of Kyle at Mr. Chows…   Further indication that LLL Kyle Richards just popped by Shana and PamDana’s soiree long enough to show her support of her new BHH, … Continue reading

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Real Housewives of Beverly Hills: Taylor Armstrong…WHAT’S DR. SOPHY UP TO???… CALL HIM AND FIND OUT!!

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Since his starring role on the Real Housewives of Beverly Hills, playing a therapist, Charles Sophy has continued to ride the Housewives fame bus… building on his 15 minutes. Taking a page from the “I’ve been on a Housewives show… … Continue reading

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Real Housewives of Beverly Hills: Dr. Charles Sophy… Shana and Russell Armstrong’s Shrink… How Does He Do It??

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               “Hey guys!  I just got my fame certificate  from Dr. Drew!!!  Go ahead, start talkin’…” An article from the LA Times describing the double professional life of Shana and Russell Armstrong’s therapist, Dr. … Continue reading

Watch What Happens Live: The After Show with Kyle Richards and Wendi McLendon-Covey: Part I

Wendy McLendon-Covey and Kyle Richards were guests in the clubhouse with Andy on last night’s Watch What Happens Live!

Wendy answers a “lez be honest” question… her answer is Alexis Bellino.  No Taliban Jimbo necessary…

Kyle tells how she met Mauricio 17 years ago and does a good imitation of her niece Paris’ lil pretend squeeky voice…

Why does Kyle remind me of an old hag everytime I see her?  Remove the hair and makeup… and maybe you’ll see the hag face…

 

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Real Housewives of Beverly Hills: Win A Visit to Filming of RHOBH!

ALL READERS OF StoopidHousewives THAT LIVE IN CALIFORNIA…this is for YOU! And, if you win, you must report all to MS SH… The ‘In Your Face’ blog is sponsoring a two-day sweepstakes, beginning today and ending tomorrow, May 20 at 3 … Continue reading

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Real Housewives of Beverly Hills: Housewives Stole the Spotlight From Niece Paris Hilton

Paris Hilton, niece of Real Housewives of Beverly Hills‘ Kim and Kyle Richards, had a premier party for her new Oxygen docu-series ‘The World According to Paris‘ at Tropicana Bar in LA.  Looks like Paris’ co-star, Brooke Mueller didn’t make the … Continue reading

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Real Housewives of New York: Kelly Bensimon… Teenager in Her Own Mind

Really, what is wrong with these two chicks… especially Kelly Bensimon, one of the Real Housewives of NY???  Does Kelly know that she is over 40 and she needs to stop trying to compete with younger women… especially in the … Continue reading

Real Housewives of Beverly Hills… It All Started With ‘Big Kathy,’ Kim and Kyle Richards’ Mother.. “House of Hilton”

NOTE:  The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills‘ Kim and Kyle Richards often speak of their mother, ‘Big Kathy,’ as their role model.  ‘Big Kathy’ died in 2002, and after Kyle spoke of ‘being the most like her mother’,  wanted to know how much of ‘Big Kathy’ lives on in Kyle… and if Kim also carries her mother’s traits…

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From the book ‘House of Hilton’, 2006:

“Like any mother, Kathleen Richards wanted the best for her daughter, Kathy. Where she differed from other mothers was in the way she intended to get it. She wanted her child to know all about sex, and to learn how to perform, literally, so she asked a young man to give her teenage daughter ‘sex lessons’ in his van.  Kathy learned well, and hit the jackpot at the age of 20 when she married Rick Hilton, a scion of the hotel dynasty. Fifteen months after the wedding, in February 1981, Kathy gave birth to Paris Whitney.

Her maternal grandmother’s maiden name was Dugan, but she was known as ‘Big Kathy’ – and over the years she had four husbands.  The first of her unions was essentially a shotgun wedding to a bad boy named Larry Avanzino, an Italian-American who had got the pretty Irish-American Dugan girl pregnant in the back seat of her 1957 black Chevrolet convertible. The unplanned bundle of joy conceived in that car would grow up to be ‘Little Kathy’, Paris’s mother.

Big Kathy’s third husband was Jack Catain, a sinister figure in organised crime whom she is said to have married and divorced twice, impressed by the big diamond he gave her and by his tough-guy persona.  But husbands number two and four, Ken Richards and Bob Fenton, were submissives to Big Kathy’s dominatrix. Richards, whom she had stolen from his wife and three children, raised Little Kathy.

He was also the father of her half-sisters Kim and Kyle, who had huge success in TV sitcoms and movies in the Seventies and Eighties. Once Kim was making plenty of money from her screen work, Big Kathy gave Richards the heave-ho. As for Fenton, she boasted that she denied him sex throughout their marriage.  Big Kathy was very ambitious and obsessed with accumulating money, diamonds, fancy cars, expensive homes – and husbands to pay for them all.

Marry money and have lots of babies, that was the philosophy she sought to instill in her daughters. Sex, she believed, was one way to a man’s heart.

Hence the lessons in a van for Little Kathy, who also took classes in singing and dancing. As a child, Little Kathy appeared in print advertisements and TV commercials, but her acting career failed to take off.  She was asked to pose in Playboy for $30,000.  She turned down the offer. She cut a demo record, hoping to become a singing star, but that, too, came to nothing.

She was more concerned about marrying well. And finally she nabbed the rich guy that her mother had taught her to snare.  For Little Kathy and her mother it was the ultimate prize. Rick Hilton was a cute 23-year-old with a mop of blond, Shirley Temple curls and a laid-back West-Coast manner.  He was the sixth of William Barron Hilton and Marilyn Hilton’s eight children, and grandson of Conrad Hilton, patriarch of the wealthy and powerful hotel dynasty.  William Barron, had married Marilyn Hawley in 1947. Their son, Rick, had known Little Kathy since high school in California, and they both ran with a showbusiness crowd that included the sons of Lucille Ball and Dean Martin.

Rick went on to the University of Denver – ‘The Harvard of the West’ – but did little to distinguish himself there, other than playing volleyball, throwing parties and chasing girls. It was while he was about to graduate in 1978 that he and Little Kathy started dating seriously.  When Little Kathy told her mother that Rick was a potential husband, big Kathy threw a party that was like a victory celebration. “Big Kathy was beside herself with joy,” remembers one relative. “She had trained her daughter well.”

Around that time veteran Hollywood reporter Barbara Sternig met Little Kathy for lunch. She says: “She talked all about the Hiltons and how daunting it was for her to be marrying into that dynasty, and I thought, she’s a cute little nothing: nothing special, coming from a plain family.  “She was a kind of flibberty-jibberty little blonde indistinguishable from many, many other blondes in Hollywood. That’s what struck me as incongruous, and made it interesting to me to see what was in her head, to see why he’d marry her over some other little blonde.

“My take on Rick was that he was enamoured of showbusiness and that’s why he liked her: that she was an arm-piece who would happily hang out with him and do all the rich guy things that he wanted to do.  I thought they were not the brightest light bulbs in the chandelier, so it was a match made in Heaven. I never heard anything about Kathy again until Paris became famous.”

Little Kathy married into the Hilton family in November, 1979, at the Church of the Good Shepherd in Beverly Hills – ‘Our Lady of the Cadillacs’ as it was known, because of its wealthy parishioners.  “My daughters are married to men who have a total net worth of $13billion,” Big Kathy bragged.

Besides Little Kathy’s matrimonial catch, Kyle and Kim both married twice, and their husbands included the son of a billionaire oilman and Hollywood mogul; a wealthy foreigner and a Beverly Hills estate agent.  Little Kathy didn’t wait long before having children and continuing the Hilton dynasty. Paris was born after 15 months, followed by a sister and two brothers.  Unfortunately, though, their mother had little time for mothering. She and Rick were cavalier about leaving the children with the hired help or relatives while they went out on the town.

According to Pat Hilton, a Texan beauty who also married into the hotel dynasty: “Kathy Hilton’s very selfish and very spoiled and very self-centred, and that absolutely carries through to Paris.”  When Rick and Kathy travelled, and deigned to bring along Paris and sometimes their two dogs, they naturally stayed at Hilton hotels. They demanded special attention, including baby-sitting for their children, sometimes for entire weekends as they partied.  One of their targets was the Hilton in Parsippany, New Jersey. One night, after Rick and Kathy had checked out, the manager was called back to deal with a crisis. “I go up to the suite the Hiltons were using and there’s dog s*** all over the place – I mean everywhere.

“They didn’t walk their dogs the whole weekend. That’s where their mindset is. They act like the imperial court.”

Margaret Yakovlev, a former Hilton personal assistant, says:

“Kathy was absolutely pushy, arrogant, condescending and presumptuous, and Paris picked that up from her. The spotlight always had to be on Kathy. It was always, ‘Do you know who we are? Do you know who I am?'”

Unsurprisingly then, Paris was no normal teenager but the kind who kept ferrets in her Prada handbag. They went everywhere with her, including to the Las Vegas Hilton.

“Rick and Kathy didn’t care,” says Yakovlev. “They couldn’t see any further than what their children wanted.”  She’s bright about three things – men, money and how to get attention – and those are the only things she really cares about.  “I’ve spent an enormous amount of time with her, and after she leaves a meeting I always find myself wondering, where did this creature come from? What are the genetics happening here? Who’s responsible for turning out a persona like Paris? Where’d she get her values and ethics and morals?”

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Little Kathy has played her part. By relentlessly pushing her daughter into the spotlight, just as her own mother did to her, she has ensured Paris made the most of her dubious talents. Father Rick has always been on hand to advise on business deals. A family insider says: “They’re proud of everything she has done.”

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Like her famous great-grandfather, who turned a fleabag hotel in a dead-end Texas town into an international empire, Paris has proved she can make money. One day, like the fiercely ambitious women before her, perhaps she’ll marry it as well.”

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August, 2006…


KKB… Koo-Koo Kelly Bensimon

While looking for something else, I came across this short blurp (combo of ‘blip’ and ‘burp’) about that wack-job, Real Housewives of New York cast member,                 Ka-razy Kelly Bensimon.  Apparently, she had been running around NYC for years asking how to become famous.  The following is from the August 8, 2010 New York Magazine:

Kelly Bensimon Asked for Advice on How to Become FamousPerennial teenager, Kelly K Bensimon

“It’s no secret that Real Housewife Kelly Bensimon has always yearned to be famous. “I wanted to put my name up there,” she told Bazaar last year, of why she joined the reality show. “I was like, it’s not enough for New York to know me. I wanted the rest of America to know me.”   And to get there, she apparently solicited advice from entertainment lawyer, and father of Lizzie, Allen Grubman.   As he told the Journal this weekend:

“You know, Kelly Bensimon used to call me all the time and ask me, ‘How do I become famous?’” he said.

Now, if she asked him, she must have asked other people the same thing. Which makes us wonder:   Is Kelly Bensimon‘s whole DEAL the product of people reacting to that question with whatever popped into their head? Because if so, that almost … makes sense. “Get arrested for abusing your boyfriend,” we imagine Liza Minnelli saying to her in a martini haze. “Become the ambassador for wool,” Isaac Mizrahi might have told her, just to be quirky. “Flash your vagine,” said Paris Hilton.

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But Allen doesn’t say what the advice he gave her was.   Maybe he said, “Be in a car wreck, that’ll get you on national television,” but the connection was bad, and Kelly heard, “Be a car wreck on national television.

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NOTE:  The next time KKB  starts whining about how she’s portrayed on the Real Housewives of New York, remember this article.  Kelly:  you need to be careful what you wish for…

Real Housewives of Beverly Hills: Six Degrees of Separation

IF YOU HAVE TO WORK, THE PLACE TO WORK IS HILTON & HYLAND.

LET’S SEE IF WE CAN SPOT ANYONE WE KNOW AND HOW THEY’RE CONNECTED TO THE REAL HOUSEWIVES OF BEVERLY HILLS…

(KYLE’S BROTHER-IN-LAW!)

Rick Hilton is the Chairman and co-founder of Hilton & Hyland Real Estate, the leading exclusive boutique real estate firm in Beverly Hills. As Chairman, Rick can hire any family members he wants and nobody can say nothing. Rick and his wife Kathy were married in 1979 and they are the proud (most of the time) parents of four children who keep getting arrested for bullshit charges.

1227216464.jpg Mauricio Umansky(310) 858-5464

(IT’S KYLE RICHARD’S HUSBAND!)

www.mauricioumansky.com

Mauricio was born in Mexico City and moved to Bel-Air in 1976. He is married to his beautiful wife Kyle, who got him his job because her sister, Kathy is married to Rick, and has four gorgeous daughters that are not permitted to wear hotglued jumbo flower/mesh headbands. Mauricio is considering a full-time position as a reality TV star offered to him by Sir Andrew Cohen (knighted by JillZarin after her visit to Great Britian’s territory, Australia, and Andy fell for it after JZ promised him a sash). God, Andy is so easy…
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(KYLE’S FATHER-IN-LAW AND MAURICIO’S DAD)

www.laluxuryestates.com

My insatiable curiosity and passion for research (the bulk of my research is in correct shaving techniques) provides me with the necessary tools to stay on top of current market conditions in order to represent my clients. I’m committed to provide my clients with the highest degree of excellence and Heroic Customer Service. I will throw myself into burning buildings to save your iPad; I will find runaway brides; I will grab onto the handle of a car that lost its brakes and suffer third degree dragging burns… really, any kind of heroics you want, I’ll do… just name it… anything for a sale, that’s my motto. And I can get Kyle to call you on your birthday.

Christy Hilton

(SHE’S RELATED, BUT SPECIFICS ARE SKETCHY)

A combination of Christie Brinkley and Paris Hilton, Christy Hilton was a total unknown before walking into Rick’s office and giving him a totally made up name. She also told him that she is definitely related to him by Uncle Terry. Well, there could be an Uncle Terry because Rick has met Uncle Jerry and before Christy could think of another story, Rick said, “You’re hired!” because Rick Hilton is Donald J. Trump in reverseworld.

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(THIS IS REALLY TAYLOR ARMSTRONG)

www.luxurylahomes.com

Susan Andrews/Taylor Armstrong has been a recognized and respected top producing real estate agent since early in her career, right after the Real Housewives of Beverly Hills premiered. Dedicated to her profession because motherhood is so last year, Susan/Taylor quickly established an impeccable reputation for representing her clients’ best interests by throwing Alice in Wonderland open houses.

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(ALEX McCORD’S SECRET TWIN)

www.trista.tv

Raised in Acapulco, her father kept her twin sister, Alex, in New York to experiment first-hand the nature versus nurture theories. Alex and Trista have never met.
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(Million Dollar Listing)

www.chadrogers.tv

Chadsworth vonEichhorn Rogers was born and raised in ‘The Bu.’ Chad steadfastly upholds the motto, “Give clients what they want, whenever they want,” is what has catapulted Chad Rogers into one of the most successful and sought after real estate experts (as advertised in the Pennysaver) and Realtors in Southern California.Yo, Chad, I want some pierogies and chocolate milk. Right now. Oh…wow! Thanks, Chad. Chad, how about a satchel brimming with bundles of fresh cash? Well thank you, Chad.

Chad is not related, but Rick makes him uphold his motto everyday.

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(JULIO’S COUSIN)

www.LAFIVEMILLIONPLUS.com/

Noted by the Wall Street Journal as being number 37 in the year 2007 (yeah… that’s like three years ago or 42 years in real estate years) of the top real estate agents for size and number of transactions in the entire nation (the entire nation of Marouk, pop. 37,048).
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(WAS MARRIED TO ANNE HECHE)

Coley Laffoon is an entertainment industry veteran who produced documentary films and managed talent (mainly helping Anne Heche through her ‘alien’ period) before joining Hilton & Hyland just to talk with normal people.
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(USES ONE NAME… LOOKS LIKE A FUN GUY)

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(CAN ARRANGE A WHACKING)

Frankie J, as he’s known, has represented many clients from the motion picture industry and sports world and represented the former home of Frank Sinatra in Palm Desert, CA known as “Villa Maggio.” Frankie J never met Sinatra, but he has personal knowledge of his house. When he swaggered into Rick Hilton’s office and said “Sinatra,” Rick Hilton did the reverse Trump and said, “You’re hired!” Plus, Rick likes saying his last name, Jackwerth.