I wandered over to Desperate Exes.com today to see if John J. Nazarian had part 3 up on his critique of the trip to Europe, he usually gives us a head’s up if one is coming out but with the trip and all I figured I would just check it out.
Yeppers there is part 3 up and we will bring you all a lead in to that tomorrow.
HOWEVER, what caught my attention right off was that John’s long time friend, Julie, has put up a picture and all it said was “Happy Birthday John and Christian” dated July 9th.
Shes does GREAT graphics for John’s site Desperate Exes.com so we “borrow/swipe” them occasionally to go with a lead in story here on Rose Speaks.com and to date she has never been miffed about that.
Speaking of Julie being miffed, today as a Birthday wish, I am going to share some of the journey of John J. Nazarian and Rose Speaks.com.
I became aware of John J. Nazarian on March 31, 2007 when Rivera Geraldo’s brother, Craig, waylaid him outside a restaurant to try to get a statement about one of his clients. My thought was this is a tough guy you would not want to meet as an enemy in a dark alley. Later that fall of 2007 John did a couple of posts on the old Rose Speaks.com site and of course Rita Cosby put his email out there for the world in her book on Anna Nicole Smith, Howard K. Stern and Larry Birkhead, but this is NOT about any of that.
I found that John was going to cover the Anthony Pellicano trial, how great I thought a PI covering a defrocked Hollywood Royal PI’s in federal a wire tapping trial. So I approached John via email and that led to me “dealing” with Julie. I found she can tough when it comes to John. I had to do a major presentation, show the numbers Rose Speaks.com got per month, promise how the lead in to John’s article would be done etc. I really was scared of this very tough woman. However if you treat her John right, you are in like glue with her. She became delightful to work with. During the trial one of our guest writers, Sprocket, wrote on her blog about seeing John during the Pellicano trial and mentioned that John was a celebrity in his own right in Hollywood. WOW new information on this guy.
John did cover the Pellicano trial and from there a somewhat email relationship began between John and me. John did several articles and always graciously allowed Rose Speaks.com to ride on his fame and do a lead in and the numbers just went up and the readers it brought in was a whole different crowd then the Anna Nicole Smith articles and papers brought in. These people read and did not post but as I told John and Julie at the end of the day it is about page reads that a blog lives or dies from, not the number of posts.
Then came Hurricane Ike and during that time the loss of our beloved black lab, CJ, and I was distraught beyond words, sobbing with Ken and I huddled like any pet owners that lost their “child”. I sent a simple mass email out that told of our loss and asked that no one call us for the next couple of days to allow us to grieve privately (and because I did not want anyone to know how hard the loss had been for us). About thirty minutes later the phone rang and I was annoyed but picked it up, life and articles for the blog goes on I thought. NOT so, John said simply; “Rose we are going to sit here together and cry together over CJ and share the memories we both have of pets that we loved and lost”; and that is what we did for an hour. John won my heart that day; a $400 an hour PI to the rich and famous gave me an hour and showed me a human none PI side of a fellow pet lover/owner.
That was in August or September 2008, my birthday came in October and John sent me an email and said; “I am not trying to interfere or step on your toes, and I know CJ can never be replaced, but if you want another lab, save one from a shelter or puppy mill and I will pay for it, not as a payment for the writings you helped with lead in articles but as friends with the one condition that no one ever knows about this.” I think John said that because he does not like for his kind side to be exploited or he can’t lose that tough and rough PI image. He ended with, “Hell get two if you want them, keep me posted and take your time”. We found Duke and Thor at a puppy mill, heartbreaking and told John; Duke and Thor promptly came home with us. John asked about them, we sent pictures and kept our word and the world never knew of this side of John, it would not mess up his tough guy Hollywood image or allow anyone to know about this loving gift from a fellow “pet” parent.
Then came the deposition and some stupid did not know shit forum poster on that “T” site had spun a story that the Stern family paid us off with these two darling babies. I called John and told him this might come up in the deposition and what I had read from witness statements. John said; “Well F— (I think you know the words he would have used), tell them the truth Rose at the deposition”. So I told them the truth even before the deposition date and told them that the witness statement they had was not going to stand up under scrutiny with emails from this forum poster or even from phone calls between this “poster” and me. In other words their witness had no credibility and it would be easy to prove.
So today on John and Chris’ birthday we offer them our heartfelt congratulations, Chris is a great son and I have been lucky enough to talk to both of John’s sons at times. Chris had to walk his dad through what a Jpeg was from a digital camera and Chris is the one that emailed us the pictures of John by his limousine covering the Pellicano Trial we asked for. I could tell from the tone I heard between Chris and his dad, John, the love that abounded in their home and the ability to kid his dad, and John loving every second of it.
John is rough and tough and a mighty adversary when it comes to his representation of his clent, but if you are lucky enough to get a look beyond that, he has a gentle giant side when his heart is touched.
Happy Birthday John and Chris, from our home to your home and thank you so much for what you have given to both Rose Speaks.com and to us personally.
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July 10, 2010
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