Catching up on a busy week

May 29, 2009

What a week, I had a great lunch yesterday with divorce lawyer to the stars and beyond Ron Rale, Esq. It was fun to see Ron outside the legal arena and not sitting in his German Meat Grinder aka Da Porsche.(Ron was Anna Nicole Smith’s attorney for many years). Ron is one very funny fellow…well, maybe not that funny, but you run the risk of being thrown to ground and having the “pork chop” hold wrapped around your head and face if you do not at least smile at his comments…Rale is a “grappler,” honest, he loves going to the gym and grappling!

The best part of the morning was seeing Judge Ken Black, I have been a fan of his for many years. Ken is now retired and is a “rent a judge.” Yes , when judges retire from the bench they often continue in what is a private practice of offering their services for a fee to settle cases. Ken should charge double as you will always get much more than you paid for. While he sat on the bench he was a tough judge to go before, especially if you tried playing the divorce game. He is just as tough as a judge for hire and will move the nonsense along rapidly. As all of you regular readers know he is and will always be one of my favorites…he has style and panache.

Josh MankiewiczThis morning I met with one of my old friends, NBC Reporter Josh Mankiewicz, I have always loved Joshs stories. His voice is very distinguishable when you hear him. I enyoy his easy but tenacious style and ability to get to the truth, or at least give the options to understanding what has happened. We had lunch at the Smokehouse over by the studios and close to his Burbank office. We do not do it often enough and that is what makes it so very special when we do meet. Josh got me on DATELINE several years ago…could there be more in future, wait and see. He has some incredible stories coming up and I wont leak anything, just stay tuned.

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