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Million Dollar LIsting – Week Seven – By Quincy IL
Josh Flagg is at the yellow mansion, Heart Ridge, which sits on 20 acres. The house is a Victorian located 45 minutes north of LA. Josh has had a problem selling the house so he has brought in two professional photographers to help show the listing to potential buyers. Josh interviews with the photographers while they are working. He has made friends with the maid and includes her when looking at the photo shots.
Madison meets at an ocean front restaurant with Jane, the owner of a property that she would like to lease. For the past 4 years, Jane received $10,500 a month, but she would accept $9500 a month because of the bad market. Jane wants to leave her furniture there. Madison goes to the house and there are six barking dogs. Elisa, the renter, shows him the house with the dogs following him around. The house is 2344 sq. ft., 4 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, designer kitchen, and it’s on the ocean. This is going to be a problem to show as Madison hates dogs, especially little dogs.
Josh Altman is negotiating a huge sale. He has an offer of $15,000,000 on a house listed for $19,500,000. That is 4.5 million less than the listing and very low. Josh presents the offer to Elise, the listing agent and she tells him that she is surprised. They talk to their clients and make counter offers. Josh A is authorized to go to $17,000,000, but his client would be pleased if he stays below this and there is the potential of more work in the future from that buyer. They agree on $16.500.000 and start escrow immediately for a 10 day close.
Josh Flagg is back at Heart Ridge to show the house to potential buyers. He had people who are interested, but not offers. One lady with a small dog came and said how she would change everything including the draperies, but she did not make an offer.
Josh Altman meets with a condo developer in Venice Beach who has 9 units to sell. The units are from 876 sq. ft. to 2476 sq. ft. There are custom kitchens, green materials, rooftop views, and 40 ft walls of glass. They are 2 blocks from the beach. Josh immediately lists the units and advertises.
Madison has a potential renter and he goes to the house with dogs to find the current renter away. He has to enter with the dogs barking. He corrals the larger dogs behind a metal fence, but the smaller dogs surround Madison and avoid capture. The potential rental likes the house and offers $9,000 a month, but she does not want the furniture that the dogs have enjoyed for the lease term of their owner. The new renter agrees to have the owner’s furniture moved to storage when they move in and the deal is agreed upon.
Josh Flagg has no luck in selling the yellow mansion so he calls the owner to suggest that they lease the house. The owner thinks a rock star will rent and destroy his home so he says, “No.” Josh suggests taking the home off the market and then putting it back on. The owner thinks this makes him look indecisive and is a bad move. The owner wonders why his house is not in magazines. Josh Flagg said magazines don’t see houses. Josh says goodbye to the owner and sends a kiss to his wife and kids.
Madison is at a restaurant with Heather, his assistant and his friend Jessica. They talk and tease Josh about dating. The women decide to throw a mixer for Madison and he thinks it is time to date again.
Josh Altman and Mikey borrow Josh’s brother’s motorcycle for a trip to Venice Beach for multiple showings. Three women come at the appointment times, but Josh has trouble showing the apartments as they are spread out over one block. Josh and a client get trapped on a rooftop. Mikey leads another client all over and he can’t find Josh Altman for a while. They agree that it was a mistake to have the appointments so close together.
Josh Flagg meets with a man who appears to be editing his book. The man asks Josh about one chapter and wonders if this should be included. Josh says that Colton is reading the book. There is another chapter, but Josh states, “This is what I grew up with.” The man tells Josh that once it is in print, it is out. Josh will work on selling other properties and hope this sells too.
Josh Altman has three offers on units in Venice Beach. He dismisses one offer as too low. The owners have a set price per sq ft which makes the owners more secure in the value of their property. Two offers are at full price and the owners are happy with Josh’s work. His commission is $53,000 for two weeks of work.
Madison has anxiety and he tries on a number of outfits for his party. His underwear is bright pink. He tells us that he is going 120 mph at dating. He meets a lot of men and really likes one who is quite tall. Heather’s boyfriend, Josh Altman arrives. Heather steps away and Madison accuses Josh A of trying to plant ideas in Heather’s mind. Josh A denies this. There is a lot of swearing. Josh A finds Heather and tells her he is leaving, but he knows this is not her fault.
Thanks Quincy, great job. LynnNChicago
Josh Flagg’s blog is short but interesting, you can read it here:
Watch What Happens Live Andy Cohen by LynnNChicago
Guest: Kathy Griffin
Bravo’s My Life On The D-List star Kathy Griffin joins Andy tonight on Watch What Happens Live to promote her new special airing on Bravo Thursday night, “50 and Not Pregnant”.
Before getting into his discussion with Kathy Griffin, Andy talked a bit about The Real Housewives of Miami that just aired on his network. Noting that the slaughtering and roasting of a pig grossed him out, he called it disgusting. He’s obviously never tasted a freshly roasted pig! He also talked a bit about Lea on RHOM and her shopping techniques. Apparently she tries on clothes without removing her existing clothes and Andy seemed to think that is how homeless people do it?
Tonight‘s poll question: Who‘s side are you on? Kathy Griffin or Sarah Palin?
Kathy explains that her feud with Palin started because of Palin’s daughter Willow and her inappropriate comments on Facebook. Apparently little Willow and LuAnn de Lessups daughter, Victoria have something in common, they use the same vulgar language to describe gay people.
Andy’s three obsessions tonight:
1. Mama Elsa of The Real Housewives of Miami is quite a character, a montage of her scenes were pretty comical, particularly her announcement that it takes 2 weeks for her to prepare to get on an airplane, and her concern that her daughter may roll down the mountain at her snowy Aspen wedding.
2. At Alexia‘s dinner party on RHOM, Lea was mean to Marysol, making inappropriate comments about her new fiance needing a green card. Andy asked Kathy if inappropriate comments are considered a joke if you announce that it’s a joke and cackle. Kathy disapproved.
3. Andy played a sneak peek of Kathy Griffin’s Special 50 and Not Pregnant. The special will air Thursday at 9pm
Kathy doesn’t always respond to questions with a straight answer, I know, shocking! She was asked which housewives had best/worst plastic surgery. Kathy noted that Miami’s Elsa takes it to a new level. Elsa’s not a housewife, but a housewife’s mother so Kathy added that The Real Housewives of Orange County’s Alexis had giant bonkers – and wondered where that was in the bible. Speaking of plastic surgery…see for yourself, Kathy doesn’t deny it.
Kathy gave a fascinating answer when asked if she would ever date Slade Smiley of The Real Housewives of Orange County. Apparently at some point in time Slade did approach Kathy, trying to convince her that it would be good publicity for Kathy to go out with him. Obviously Kathy didn’t agree but she did note that Gretchen is a good sport and attends Kathy’s shows and is able to laugh at jokes about herself.
Kathy added that Slade is one of those people that she can make fun of right to his face, similar to Andy Cohen. Andy’s wonky eye was a good example of one of those Cohen jokes.
Kathy was asked which celebrity was most vocal about Kathy’s jokes, apparently Whitney Houston approached Kathy at the Billboard Awards, waved a finger in her face, and said, “Don’t talk about me, don’t make jokes about me.” Naturally the first thing Kathy did was put it in the show.
Griffin had some tips for Charlie Sheen. He should have someone wash his hair. She suggested that one of his live in girlfriends hose him down. Kathy completely disagreed with Alex Baldwin’s advice to sober up and shut up, she thinks he should continue talking, its selling.
Kathy was asked if she had to choose one Housewife to swim in the lady pond with, who would she choose? Andy called this question a WWHL question classic, I think it‘s just Andy‘s sick obsession with turning everyone gay. Kathy chose Atlanta’s Phaedra Parks.
Kudos to Kathy for her “A List Type” appearance on tonight’s episode of Glee! She told viewers that she was able to improvise a bit with her lines. She was thrilled to play someone in Tea Party.
Tonight’s game was a bit less lame than usual, still lame but at least no cheap wheel to spin, just Andy calling out names of Irish celebrities and asking Kathy if they’re good for the Irish or bad for the Irish. Calling the Game “Irish or I-Rash”
Andy called out celebrities like Conan O’Brian, Rosie O’Donnell and Liam Neeson and with one exception, Kathy said they were all good for the Irish, her one exception, Bill O’Reilly.
A caller asked why Kathy was no longer producing her hit show, My Life On The D-List. She jokingly said she had gotten “too big” for the show but seriously said that she was very proud of her six seasons and thankful to Bravo for letting her do whatever she wanted with the show. She is sticking to specials in the form of her stand up routine now.
When asked which shows Kathy was banned from appearing on, she rattled off, Regis, Letterman, Ellen, The View, and has accepted the fact that she’ll most likely never be one of Barbara Walters most fascinating people.
Kathy asked which Housewife was the most fun to impersonate, I think she’s feeling pressure not to show any favoritism toward any of the Housewives similar to Andy, but she said that it depended on which series was airing at the time.
Andy’s Mazel tonight when to Tina Fey for doing Housewives spoof on 30 Rock.
The Jackhole – to a Broadway producer who refused to allow Barbara Striesand to star in the movie version of Gypsy.
Poll Results – Sarah Palin 51% and Kathy Griffin 49%
I think this was viewers attempt to show Cohen they won’t be made a fool of, this was clearly a poll that Andy thought would be a landslide in Kathy’s favor and viewers voted for Palin as a joke and a bit of slam at Andy’s ridiculous polls.
Andy says The Real Housewives of Miami will be the last Housewives series he plans on creating:
Coming up on Watch What Happens Live:
Sunday – Alexis Bellino of The Real Housewives of Orange County and Carla Hall from Top Chef
Next Tuesday – Real Housewives of Miami’s Marysol and her mother Elsa, apparently she’s preparing to fly as we speak.
My latest Associated Content article called, “Real Housewives – Where Are They Now?“ has some interesting information about ex-housewife and ex-Slade Smiley Victim Jo De La Rosa among others. I hope you’ll take a look:
Mary Amons of The Real Housewives of DC is making an appearance in Chicago today. She’ll be at the 900 N Michigan Shops between 6pm and 8pm tonight.
Since returning from New York City I have finished reading Cat Ommanney’s book “Inbox Full”. I highly recommend it, I found it difficult to put down. Its a great read, you can get it now on Amazon.com:
Until Next Time…..