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Old 07-24-2009, 03:11 PM
 
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OK, I'll bite. What is your profession sumrgurl?
sumrgurl is TMZ's Tri-Cities' bureau chief. Someone's gotta follow Kenny and Brad and Jabogitlu and all the other local celebs around.
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Old 07-24-2009, 05:03 PM
 
Location: Kenai Peninsula, AK
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*g* How'd you guess my true identity?
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Old 07-24-2009, 05:03 PM
 
Location: Charleston, SC
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Then I heard that Diane Sawyer bought a place in the Bristol vacinity and talked about it on the news
(whatever news show she's on)...how pretty it is up there and how inexpensive homes and land is there. Did anyone else hear this one?
I'm like the rest of you, though, I don't really care what someone does for a living. We have lots of famous people with homes here in Charleston, and no one pays them a bit of attention, except for tourists.
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Old 07-24-2009, 08:50 PM
 
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sumrgurl is TMZ's Tri-Cities' bureau chief. Someone's gotta follow Kenny and Brad and Jabogitlu and all the other local celebs around.
I actually own one of the top 10 celebrity gossip/pop culture websites in the world. I joined this site a week or so ago, because I'm looking for a place in Atlanta and wanted to get more info. I grew up in Johnson City and browsed to the TN section, and ironically I've been working on the Brad Pitt story for the past couple of weeks. He DOES fish on the Holston River in Hickory Tree, and he HAS looked at property there, although you're not likely to see him and his brood roaming around Walmart. He comes with a few other guys, they hole up in Hickory Tree, and eat at small, out-of-the-way restaurants and diners with other fly fisherman. Brad became an avid fly fisherman while filming the movie "A River Runs Through It."
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Old 07-24-2009, 09:41 PM
 
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Its true. Brad has been spotted at a local hangout in Hickory Tree. Several people have spotted him waste deep in the river and sources say he spent $3 million on 50 acres with lake frontage. My grandmother lives just down the road.
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Old 07-25-2009, 09:19 AM
 
Location: Limestone,TN/Bucerias, Mexico
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More than anything (if all this is true) it says what a astonishingly beautiful area we live in...

In the Connecticut countryside, two plus hours from NYC where we once lived, there were lots of 'celebrities' with weekend homes. Noone paid them much mind - or virtually ignored them when they came into town to shop. The fact is they're all just folks with families like us - but with loads more money... I think the biggest plus for them is when they can be in an area where they can be more-or-less anonymous..
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Old 07-25-2009, 07:56 PM
 
Location: Deane Hill, Knoxville, Tennessee
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More than anything (if all this is true) it says what a astonishingly beautiful area we live in...

In the Connecticut countryside, two plus hours from NYC where we once lived, there were lots of 'celebrities' with weekend homes. Noone paid them much mind - or virtually ignored them when they came into town to shop. The fact is they're all just folks with families like us - but with loads more money... I think the biggest plus for them is when they can be in an area where they can be more-or-less anonymous..
Exactly. I believe sumrgurl. I was a reporter for many years, critiquing country stars when I didn't know anything about country. It is not that big of a deal and I hope Brad gets some privacy. Believe me, he hopes you don't care, either.
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Old 07-25-2009, 10:34 PM
 
Location: Johnson City, TN
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While I was working on my undergrad back in Maryland I worked for a company that in the central MD/ DC area was THE provider of high end home audio and home theatre systems. I won't here, but I've got a lifetime's worth of name dropping, photographic proof and all, from those years from authors, actors, music stars, sports stars, heads of state, etc. 'Wired homes that make Crantzdorf look like just another big house. It was neat being in those homes each day but in the end it didn't enrich my life much more than the weekly paycheck and a lot of cool 'percs' at the time. Those folks differ just like any other folks, some gracious and unpretentious, some total pricks that make you take your shoes off in the foyer [as if the dirt from the driveway I drag in is worse than the dirt that they drag in]. What I learned is that they are truly no different than we are. If more people knew that they wouldn't care so much about what they think, or do, or who they date, etc,... I envied their wealth...but never their fame. The "famous" ones couldn't go to the corner for a paper without security guards and what's funny is my clients that bought and sold those people were almost anonymous...invisible, in spite of their immense wealth. I'd take their quiet wealth over all the 'fame' any day.

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Old 07-25-2009, 10:53 PM
 
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Beware anyone using celebrity first names. Very creepy.
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Old 07-25-2009, 11:05 PM
 
Location: Johnson City, TN
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I hope you don't mean me joking with Jabog about speaking with "Brad"? I was just "having him on". Never worked for the man. Don't know him. That was just in fun. Lots of people like me get to work for [quote] famous people. From lawn care, pool boys on up...just a paycheck.
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