At the risk of turning this into People Magazine, a quick corollary post to the most recent post on nonagenarian Sumner Redstone and his mental capacity and estate planning. Sydney Holland is Redstone's 44 year old former live in girl friend who was mentioned in the Vanity Fair article about him. She is a composite of LA stereotypes - movie producer, real estate flipper, founder of an eco-conscious line of yoga clothing, and president of her own small foundation. While living with Redstone, she was also involved with a man her own age, George Pilgrim, who had served two years in prison for income invasion. He lived with his parents in Sedona after being released from prison. He and Holland would fly between LA and Sedona on private jets. Pilgrim had been unaware of Holland's relationship with Redstone prior to the Vanity Fair article. When Redstone became aware of Holland's relationship with Pilgrim, he immediately excommunicated her from his house and life. She and her bodyguards now hang out at the Montage Hotel in Beverly Hills. Pilgrim was the subject of a Vanity Fair update in which his emotions ranged from anger and perplexed road kill to wistfulness.
Points? Between billionaires, private jets, prison time, Beverly Hills hotels, and body guards, there is little here that applies to most people except "don't act like people in LA."