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Onassis Heiress, Olympian Hubby Split

Rumors suggest Miranda cheated

(Newser) - Athina Onassis—the granddaughter of the Greek shipping magnate and Jackie Kennedy's onetime husband Aristotle Onassis—is back on the market. A rep for Alvado "Doda" de Miranda Neto, 43, confirms he has split from the billionaire heiress and his wife of 11 years, with whom he "... More »

Millions May Still Be Out There From '70s Murder

FBI agent investigating heiress's murder may have lifted cash: reporter

(Newser) - During the last few months of her life, Marjorie Jackson became wary of keeping her inherited fortune in the bank, so she withdrew $8.6 million and stashed it in garbage bags, drawers, and toolboxes all over her Indianapolis home, the Indianapolis Star reports. And she may have had even... More »

Heiress Designer of White House Gardens Dies at 103

Rachel 'Bunny' Mellon was art patron, friend of Kennedys

(Newser) - Rachel "Bunny" Mellon, the "fresh-faced, slender, ebullient ... dazzling" heiress who redesigned the White House Rose Garden, has died at age 103 at her Virginia home, the New York Times reports. A friend to presidents and monarchs, Mellon was heir to the Listerine fortune; she was also known for... More »

Relatives of Heiress Near Deal to Get Share of $300M

But settlement talks could collapse before Huguette Clark case goes to trial

(Newser) - It looks like the distant relatives of a reclusive heiress may get a chunk of her estate after all. NBC reports that settlement talks are under way over the more than $300 million left behind by the reclusive Huguette Clark , daughter of a copper magnate. Of course, given that 60... More »

In-N-Out Burger Run by Female Billionaire, Age 30

Bloomberg shines just a little light on the mysterious Lynsi Torres

(Newser) - As far as company owners go, Lynsi Torres has to be among the most intriguing. A Bloomberg article attempts to put a finger on the mysterious In-N-Out Burger president who, at age 30, is one of the youngest female billionaires on the planet. As Seth Lubove reports, she ended up... More »

How This Reclusive Heiress Spent Her Fortune

$2.5M in payments to a Parisian doll shop, among other things

(Newser) - To say that mystery surrounds the life—and pocketbook—of Huguette Clark is an understatement. The reclusive heiress to a $400 million copper-mining fortune died in May at age 104, and excluded her relatives from her will. Now, they're heading to court to challenge it, and MSNBC reports on... More »

Reclusive Heiress Leaves Fortune to Arts, Nurse

And, in a move being investigated, her lawyer and accountant

(Newser) - Her will was filed in court yesterday, and reclusive heiress Huguette Clark left behind a $400 million estate that will be divvied up between her nurse, her goddaughter, an arts foundation, and—in a move that's raising eyebrows—her lawyer and accountant. Wallace Bock and Irving H. Kamsler will... More »

'20s Socialite Dies After 80 Years as Recluse

Huguette Clark dead at 104

(Newser) - Copper heiress Huguette Clark, a fixture of society pages in the 1920s, has died some 80 years after she turned her back on high society. Clark died at age 104 in a Manhattan hospital where she had spent more than 20 years despite being in good health, the Wall Street ... More »

Casey Johnson Died of Self-Neglect

Thirty-year-old wasn't taking insulin, medication

(Newser) - Casey Johnson died of “natural” causes and a disregard for her own well-being, the LA County coroner said today. The 30-year-old diabetic hadn’t been taking her insulin or other medications, hadn’t been exercising, and hadn’t been following the strict diet doctors prescribed for her. The official... More »

Socialites in Catfight Over Casey Johnson's Dogs

Tila Tequila thinks Bijou Phillips, Nicky Hilton will put them down

(Newser) - In the wake of fiancee Casey Johnson’s death, Tila Tequila has declared “war” against Nicky Hilton and Bijou Phillips for taking Johnson’s dogs from her. “They don't care about the dogs. They are putting them to sleep to bury with Casey,” Tequila claims, although Phillips... More »

Casey Johnson's Final Days Squalor-Filled

Details emerge of heiress' money troubles, house in shambles

(Newser) - As the initial autopsy results for Casey Johnson came back inconclusive but with no evidence of suicide, a slew of news—and opinions—about the heiress’s tragic final days also emerges. The latest:
  • Johnson was living in a house filled with garbage and rats in the pool, but with
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Casey Johnson: Drama Surrounds Me

Heiress' troubled life remembered

(Newser) - Casey Johnson’s premature death caps a lifetime of trouble that the heiress herself summed up in a 2006 Vanity Fair piece: “Drama seems to kind of surround me.” Peter Davis, who first met Johnson a decade ago as a leather-clad “Chapin girl” who idolized Marilyn Monroe,... More »

Johnson & Johnson Heiress Found Dead

Cause of Casey's death unknown

(Newser) - The 30-year-old heir to the Johnson & Johnson empire has been found dead in her Los Angeles home. Casey Johnson's death appears to have been from natural causes, but the results of toxicology tests will take weeks, the Los Angeles Times reports. The hard-partying socialite, daughter of New York Jets... More »

Newspaper Heiress' Body Washes Ashore

Descendant of Detroit News founder committed suicide

(Newser) - The body of Anne Morrell Petrillo was pulled from the Hudson River yesterday, three days after the newspaper heiress jumped off the same bridge where her stepfather leapt to his death more than a decade earlier. Petrillo, 38, was descended on her mother’s side from Detroit News founder James... More »

Guinness Heiress In Court for Drunken Striptease on Plane

'Cavorted' with passenger, threw child's dirty diaper, testify witnesses

(Newser) - A descendant of the Guinness brewing family got so drunk on a long flight that she "cavorted" with a male passenger, took off her skirt, and threw her son’s dirty diaper into a row of seats, observers say. A flight attendant said “she had absolutely no clue... More »

In Estate Planning, Take a Lesson From MJ

He knew what he was doing—and we should follow his example

(Newser) - Michael Jackson wasn't known for his financial prudence, but he got one thing right: his estate planning, writes Jane Bennett Clark for Kiplinger. Here’s how to follow his good example:
  • Write a will: Two-thirds of Americans don’t. Jackson’s is concrete: His kids get 40% of his
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Paris, New Beau Talk Kids

(Newser) - Paris Hilton and boyfriend Doug Reinhardt are openly discussing having children, In Touch reports. “Paris would make a great mom—she’s my Angel Princess,” says Reinhardt, the former baseball prospect who’s recently dated Hills star Lauren Conrad and actress Amanda Bynes. The heiress herself is also... More »

'Swiss Gigolo' Gets 6 Years in Blackmail Schemes

(Newser) - Helg Sgarbi, the man European media nicknamed “the Swiss Gigolo,” was sentenced to 6 years in prison today after pleading guilty in German court to seducing and conning the BMW heiress who is Germany's richest woman, along with several others. Sgarbi apologized to his victims, none of whom... More »

Gigolo Who Scammed German Women Goes on Trial

Swiss seducer accused of blackmail

(Newser) - A smooth-talking Swiss man accused of bilking Germany's richest woman out of millions will go on trial next week, Der Spiegel reports. Prosecutors say Helg Sgarbi seduced billionaire BMW heiress Susanne Klatten, persuaded her to give him $8 million, and then threatened to send sex tapes of the two of... More »

Paris Slays 'Misconceptions'

Indeed, having a nightclub at home makes life soooo much simpler

(Newser) - Paris Hilton dishes to Esquire about what she’s learned from being, well, Paris Hilton. For starters, she wants everyone to know she’s not a brainless celebutard—“I was up making phone calls at seven in the morning, and I’ll be working until 1 a.m.”... More »

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