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Amy Fisher: The Long Island Lolita Who Shot Her Lover’s Wife

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Who is Amy Fisher?

American woman Amy Elizabeth Fisher was born in Merrick, New York State USA, on 21 August 1974, making Leo her zodiac sign. She’s probably only known for shooting and severely wounding her lover Joey Buttafuoco’s wife Mary Jo Buttafuoco when she was only 17; she pleaded guilty to first-degree aggravated assault, and was sentenced to spend five to 15 years behind bars.

Joey’s 18 years Amy’s senior, and the magazines thus referred to Amy as ‘the Long Island Lolita’; she was paroled in 1999, and has since become a pornographic actress, webcam model and author.

Education and early life

Amy was raised in Merrick by her mother Roseann Fisher and father Elliot; not a lot has been disclosed about her family, as they prefer to stay away from media, but it’s known that her father was Jewish.

Amy studied at Kennedy High School, and was interested in a number of activities during her time there, as she tried to become a cheerleader, appeared in a couple of school plays, and played soccer. She was 16 when she kept her father company while he was taking his car to Joey Buttafuoco’s auto body shop; it was then that the two met, and engaged in sexual activities less than a month later.

Amy took her GED tests while in jail, and hasn’t attended college.

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Imprisonment

Amy was obsessed with Joey, and became highly jealous of his wife Mary Jo.

She found help in auto supply salesman Peter Guagenti, who gave Amy a .25-caliber handgun and served as her getaway driver. She rang the bell on Buttafuocos’ doors, and when Mary Jo answered, Amy lied that Joey was having an affair with her younger sister; the two women talked for around 15 minutes, and Mary Jo eventually told Amy to leave and never come back. This was when Amy hit Mary Jo twice with the gun, and shot her in the head.

Mary Jo’s neighbors called the police, and the doctors performed surgery all night; the bullet wasn’t removed, but they were able to save her life. Joey told the police about Amy, and Mary Jo recognized her after she woke up the next day; Amy accepted the plea bargain on 23 September 1992.

Only a day or two later, the show “Hard Copy” played a conversation between gym owner Paul Makely and Amy, in which she spoke about her name being in all the newspapers, that the entire incident was to make her famous, and that she was going to buy a Ferrari when she’s released from prison.

Amy also filed a lawsuit against Joey, claiming that he had raped her when she was underage; Joey pleaded guilty in October 1993, and served four months behind bars.

After jail

Following her release, Amy began working for the news and lifestyle magazine “Long Island Press” as their columnist, and the year 2004 saw Robbie Woliver publish Amy’s biography “If I Knew Then…”; the book was a New York Times bestseller.

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Amy and Mary Jo reunited on the talk-show “Entertainment Tonight” in 2006, and she reunited with Joey in May 2007, when they had dinner. In the summer of 2011, she made a guest appearance in the reality show “Celebrity Rehab with Dr. Drew”.

Amy’s husband Louis ‘Lou’ Bellera sold their sex tape to the film studio Red Light District Video in October 2007, and Amy sued them on 6 November 2007, citing copyright infringement. The two sides settled in January 2008, and Amy also reconciled with her husband; parts of the video were played on “The Howard Stern Show”.

Amy then launched her career as a pornographic actress, and her debut movie “Amy Fisher: Totally Nude & Exposed” was released on 12 January 2009; she signed a contract with Lee Entertainment and became a stripper, performing at night clubs once a month. Her second adult movie “Deep Inside Amy Fisher” came out in September 2010, but she revealed in June 2011 that she was no longer a pornographic actress, although still today working as a webcam model.

A number of movies have been made about Amy, including the 1992 “Amy Fisher: My Story”, and in 1993 “The Amy Fisher Story” and “Casualties of Love: The ‘Long Island Lolita’ Story”.

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Love life and marriage

Joey was the first man whom Amy was romantically linked to, that her fans know about, but it’s widely believed that she had dated several men prior to meeting him.

It was in 2003 that she exchanged vows with American non-celebrity man Louis ‘Lou’ Bellera, in a private ceremony attended by not more than 100 people; Louis prefers to stay away from media, and not many details about him have been disclosed. Amy gave birth to their three children in the 2000s, but their divorce was finalized in 2015.

She’s yet to speak of other men whom she’s perhaps been with, Amy’s unattached as of April 2023, was once married to Louis Bellera and has three children with him.

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Interesting facts and hobbies

Amy nowadays prefers to stay away from media, and has deleted the social media accounts which she had previously been quite active on.

She’s passionate about travelling and has been to a number of US states and many countries around the world, while her dream travel destination’s Paris, France.

Amy enjoys leading a lavish lifestyle, and can be seen staying only at the most expensive hotels when travelling.

She’s a cat-lover.

Amy’s a fan of Israeli-American actress Natalie Portman, and some of her favorite movies include “Leon: The Professional”, “Brothers” and “Black Swan”.

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Height, eyes and wealth

Amy’s age is 48. She has brown eyes and hair, her height is 5ft 4ins (1.63m) and she weighs about 120lbs (54kgs) – she’s enhanced her breasts.

Amy’s net worth’s been estimated at over $200,000, as of April 2023.

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Blood and Oil: Michael Franzese and the Gasoline Tax Scam

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Who is Michael Franzese?

American motivational speaker, author and former convict Michael Franzese, was born in New York City USA, on 27 May 1951, making Gemini his zodiac sign. He’s probably known best for having served time for implementing a scheme to defraud the federal government of oil taxes in the first half of the ‘80s; since his release from prison in 1994, Michael’s been travelling around the US giving motivational speeches, and has also published seven books.

Education and early life

Michael was raised in New York City by his father John ‘Sonny’ Franzese who was an underboss of the Colombo crime family, and mother Cristina Capobianco-Franzese who was only 16 when she gave birth to Michael; he spent most of his early life believing that Frank Grillo was his father, and went by the name ‘Michael Grillo’. Cristina married Frank because it would’ve been a scandal if she gave birth out of wedlock, but after Sonny was allowed by the mafia to divorce his then-wife, he married Cristina and Frank disappeared.

Michael wanted to follow in his father’s footsteps and become a mobster, but Sonny didn’t want that kind of life for him; Sonny was sentenced to spend 50 years behind bars for robbing a bank in 1967, and Michael dropped out of college in 1971 to provide for himself, his brother and their mother.

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Life of crime

Michael met his father’s friends after he was incarcerated, including the boss of the Colombo crime family Joseph Anthony Colombo Sr, and became a made man (fully initiated mafia member) in 1975, under acting boss Thomas ‘Tom’ Dibella; Michael took the blood oath together with other recently initiated members John Minerva, Vito Guzzo Sr, Salvatore Miciotta, Joseph Peraino Jr. and Jimmy Angelino, all of whom but Salvatore died violent deaths in the following two decades.

He was mentored by Joseph ‘Joe-Joe’ Vitacco at the beginning of his ‘career’ in the mafia, and in 1980 became the capo in charge of more than 300 men.

Mafia member Lawrence Salvatore Iorizzo contacted Michael in 1981, claiming that he had a plan for defrauding the government out of gasoline taxes; Lawrence had problems in California, and offered Michael a percentage in the scheme if he was to help with his problems. The two men started 18 stock-bearer companies in Panama, and Michael then partnered up with New York City’s Russian mafia; officials later stated that Michael was making $1.25 million a month through the scheme, while his associate claimed that he was making $1 million a week. At the peak of his ‘career’, Michael was making $8 million a week, while the scheme defrauded the federal government of $250 million a year.

“Fortune Magazine” ranked Michael #18 on their 1986 list ’50 Wealthiest and Most Powerful Mafia Bosses”, while the magazine “Vanity Fair” referred to Michael as the second biggest mafia money earner, right behind Al Capone.

Michael was the owner of a number of legal businesses in the ‘70s and ‘80s, such as movie production companies, nightclubs, restaurants, car repair shops and dealerships; his film production company Miami Gold produced the popular 1986 action adventure movie “Knights of the City”.

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Arrest and incarceration

Michael was arrested on various charges in 1985, but was acquitted of racketeering in April; he was indicted on 14 charges in New York City in 1986, and on 177 counts in Florida in the same year.

Iorizzo turned against Michael and other mafia members in March 1985, when put in the witness protection program. Michael pleaded guilty to two counts of tax and racketeering conspiracy on 21 March 1986, and was sentenced to pay $15 million and spend 10 years behind bars; he eventually entered a plea agreement, and his sentence was lowered to nine years, of which he served three years and seven months prior to being released on parole, but violated the parole and on 27 December 1991 was sentenced to spend four more years in prison.

During his time in jail, Michael was given a Bible by a guard and became a born-again Christian; he co-authored his autobiography “Quitting the Mob” in 1992.

Life after prison

Michael was released on 7 November 1994, and retired from the mob in the following year, and moved with his family from New York City to California, after receiving several death threats.

He’s since given motivational speeches all around the US, including in prisons and schools, while he also occasionally speaks at Christian churches and conferences.

Michael narrated the 2013 documentary movie “The Definitive Guide To The Mob”, and played a supporting character in the 2017 American Christian movie “Let There Be Light”.

He’s published six books since his 1992 autobiography, including the 2009 “The Good, the Bad and the Forgiven”, the 2014 “From the Godfather to God the Father”, and the 2022 “Mafia Democracy”.

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Love life and marriages

Michael’s married twice, but not many details have been disclosed about his first wife Maria Franzese, while it’s known that they don’t have children together.

He married his second wife, American devout Christian Camille Garcia in 1985, a year after they met while shooting for the movie “Knights of the City”; they have seven children together. Michael’s revealed that it was Camille who convinced him to leave the mafia.

He hasn’t mentioned other women whom he’s perhaps dated, Michael’s married to his second wife Camille Garcia as of April 2023, and they have seven children together.

Interesting facts and hobbies

American actor Joseph Bono portrayed Michael in the critically acclaimed 1990 biographical crime movie “Goodfellas”, which won 44 of its 82 award nominations, including an Oscar win for Best Actor in a Supporting Role (Joe Pesci).

Michael’s brother John Franzese Jr. testified against their father, and Sonny was sentenced to eight years in prison; John was wired during his and his father’s conversations – Michael’s described John as ‘a nobody in the mob life’.

His favorite actor is Brad Pitt, and some of his favorite movies include “Snatch”, “Ocean’s Eleven” and “World War Z”.

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Height, eyes and wealth

Michael’s age is 71. He has brown eyes and short black hair, is 5ft 9ins (1.75m) tall and weighs around 160lbs (73kgs).

Michael’s net worth’s been estimated at over $1 million, as of April 2023.

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8 Seconds of Glory: The Story of Lane Frost and His Tragic Death

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Who was Lane Frost?

The late American professional rodeo cowboy Lane Clyde Frost, was born in La Junta, Colorado USA, on 12 October 1963, meaning that Libra was his zodiac sign. He competed in the professional Rodeo Cowboys Association (PRCA) as a specialized bull rider, and won the World Championship in 1987; Lane was posthumously inducted into the ProRodeo Hall of Fame.

Education and early life

Lane was raised in Lapoint, Utah alongside his younger brother Cody and older sister Robin, by their mother Elsie who was a housewife, and father Clyde who was also a cowboy, specialized in saddle bronc and bareback riding.

Lane was only six years old when he began riding dairy calves, and only 10 when he started entering competitions and won his first award and two others at that for calf riding, calf roping and bareback riding. He studied at Atoka High School, and was mostly into wrestling during his time there, although he was also passionate about playing soccer and football.

Lane matriculated in 1982, while he’d already been a 1981 National High School Bull Riding Champion and a 1982 Youth National Finals’ Bull Riding Champion.

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Career as a cowboy

Lane joined PRCA in 1982, and was 24 when he became their World Champion Bull Rider in 1987; Red Rock was named the Bucking Bull of the Year, with 309 attempts to ride him and zero successful, until Lane went on to ride him in 1988, succeeding in four of his seven tries. Lane entered the special competition Challenge of the Champions, in which he rode Red Rock at seven showdowns across the West; for the event, Red Rock was brought out of retirement. The same year saw him compete at the Rodeo ’88 Challenge Cup.

Death and legacy

Lane had just completed riding the bull Takin’ Care of Business on 30 July 1989 at Cheyenne Frontier Days, however, he landed in the mud upon dismounting. The bull turned and pushed Lane against the floor with his right horn, breaking several ribs; although Lane’s life was not in danger at that particular moment, after he got up and then fell down on the ground, his broken ribs punctured his lungs and heart. He was pronounced dead upon arriving at Memorial Hospital, and was buried at Mount Olivet Cemetery next to American rodeo cowboy Warren Granger ‘Freckles’ Brown, who had been Lane’s mentor and hero.

The bull Takin’ Care of Business could then have been seen taking part in the 1990 National Finals Rodeo, and was retired following the event.

Following Lane’s death, American former professional rodeo cowboy invented the specific vest that was to protect professional cowboys from similar situations, and the organization Professional Bull Riders (PBR) made it mandatory to wear it. The year 1994 saw the release of the biographical sports movie about Lane’s life, entitled “8 Seconds”. It was directed by John G. Avildsen, starred Luke Perry, Stephen Baldwin and James Rebhorn, and follows Lane’s marriage and friendships. PBR has been awarding the Lane Frost/Brent Thurman Award since 1996, while the Lane Frost Health and Rehabilitation Center was built in his memory.

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Several musicians have dedicated songs to Lane, including the song “The Dance” by Garth Brooks, the song “A Smile Like That” by Randy Schmutz and the song “Red Rock” by Smokin’ Armadillos. Lane’s parents allowed Lane to be featured on the cover of the book “Cowboy Bible: The Living New Testament”, while the documentary movie about him “The Story of Lane Frost and Red Rock: The Challenge of the Champions” was released in 2008.

American professional stock car racing driver Austin Reed Dillon was involved in a serious car crash at the 2015 Daytona International Speedway of the NASCAR Cup Series; upon coming out of his car unharmed, Austin waved to the crowd in a similar manner to Lane’s, and later stated in an interview that he had done it to honor Lane.

Awards and accolades

Lane was inducted into the ProRodeo Hall of Fame in 1990, and into the PBR Heroes and Legends in 1999.

The year 2000 saw him inducted into the Texas Cowboy Hall of Fame, and the year 2008 into both the National Cowboy &Western Heritage Museum and Rodeo Hall of Fame. Lane was inducted into the Cheyenne Frontier Days Hall of Fame in 2003, and both the Bull Riding Hall of Fame and the Molalla Walk of Fame in 2017.

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Love life and relationships

Lane rarely spoke about his love life in public, but it’s known that he was a married man at the time of his death. Lane exchanged vows with non-celebrity American Kellie Kyle in 1984, in a large ceremony attended by many of their friends and family members; Kellie and Lane met in 1979 at the National High School Rodeo Finals, when he was 15 years old. They separated in 1988, as Lane’s career was taking its toll on their marriage, but the two managed to reconcile in the following a couple of months.

Kellie married her second husband Mike Macy in 1993; he’s also a professional cowboy, and has won the National Finals Rodeo twice.

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Interesting facts and hobbies

Lane was to venture into the film industry upon his return from the event Cheyenne Frontier Days, as he was cast to work as a stunt double in the movie “My Heroes Have Always Been Cowboys.

He wanted to build a new ranch for him and his wife, and had already applied for a loan when he died.

Lane was passionate about travelling, which was perhaps why he and Kellie waited to have children together, as he wanted to be there for them.

He loved to watch movies starring Clint Eastwood, and some of his favorites were “Dirty Harry”, “For a Few Dollars More” and “A Fistful of Dollars”.

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Height, eyes and wealth

Lane was 25 at the time of his death, so would’ve been 59 today. He had brown eyes and hair, was 5ft 11ins (1.8m) tall and weighed around 160lbs (72kgs).

Lane’s net worth was estimated at over $1.5 million at the time of his death.

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Naked Truth Of ‘The Price Is Right’ Model – Rachel Reynolds

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Who is Rachel Reynolds from “The Price Is Right”? Wiki Bio

Rachel Ann Reynolds was born in Mandeville, Louisiana USA, on 4 November 1982, so her zodiac sign is Scorpio and she holds American nationality. She is a model and a TV personality, best known for co-hosting the family reality game show “The Price is Right”, alongside Mr. Drew Carey who is a famous American actor, writer and film producer. The show has been airing since 1972 (Rachel joined in 2003) and features contestants who guess the prices of consumer goods to win prizes such as money, vacations, and cars among other things.

Early life and education

Rachel was raised a single child in Mandeville by her father who was a lawyer, and her mother who was an accountant. She grew up wanting to become a model, reading teen magazines together with her peers, and in local high school she became physically active, running track and playing soccer. Upon matriculation, Rachel enrolled at Louisiana State University, where she was on the university’s track and field team, and while several sources have stated how Rachel was a cheerleader and a Golden Girl (meaning she was a member of the popular Louisiana State University’s dance team), Rachel has stated that this isn’t true.

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She graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in public relations in 2004.

Career as a model, TV personality, and actress

Upon graduation, Rachel was not able to find work in her field of study, and so started working as a supermarket cashier where she was noticed by a modelling scout, who invited her to attend one of their auditions. This led to Rachel becoming a model for Venus Swimwear, working with them for 10 years, while she later also became a spokesmodel working for Los Angeles Fitness.

Rachel has been featured in many magazines, including on the cover page of “Fitness RX”.

She gained wider recognition after she started working on “The Price is Right”, and was then invited to guest star in the drama romance series “The Bold and the Beautiful”, which starred Katherine Kelly Lang, Ronn Moss and Susan Flannery, and which covered the importance of family, honor, and passion. She was then invited to appear in a single episode of another comedy romance series “How I Met Your Mother” which starred Josh Radnor and Jason Segel among others, and was about five best friends and their everyday lives.

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Rachel also appeared in the “Ellen DeGeneres Show”, and one of her latest appearances on TV has been in the comedy movie “Jack and Jill” in 2011 which starred Adam Sandler, Al Pacino and Katie Holmes, and which follows Jack Sadelstein who is visited by his twin-sister Jill for Thanksgiving, and who then refuses to leave his house.

Love life and relationships

Rachel met her future husband David Delluci, a retired baseball outfielder, in 2008 and they married two years later on 13 February 2010.

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Rachel and David were open about their relationship since the very beginning, as Rachel announced that they were dating in an episode of “The Price is Right” and then in 2010 announced in the series that she was marrying. In September 2012, David appeared alongside Rachel in “The Price is Right” when she addressed her fans stating she was pregnant, giving birth to their daughter Ruby Rae on 13 February 2013 (exactly three years after their wedding). David appeared in another episode of “The Price is Right”, when he surprised Rachel for the Valentine’s Day.

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David Michael Delluci was born in Baton Rouge, Louisiana USA, on 31 October 1973 – his zodiac sign is Scorpio and he holds American nationality. He is best known for having played for seven baseball teams in Major League Baseball (MLB). David attended Catholic High where he began playing baseball, becoming the Most Valuable Player (MVP) as both a baseball and basketball player, and in 1991 when he matriculated, he won the Catholic High Man of the Year Award. He enrolled at the University of Mississippi – ‘Ole Miss’ – on a baseball scholarship, and where he set 10 university records, some of which still haven’t been broken.

In 1995 David was named Athlete of the Year, and also became one of the 50 Greatest Athletes in the history of Ole Miss. After graduation, he started playing for the Baltimore Orioles, and switched to many teams until retiring from playing in 2009. He then started working as a color commentator with several networks such as ESPN3, Sports South, and CST among others. Today, David does a lot of charity work, and is helping organizations such as Easter Seals, Make a Wish Foundation, and Special Olympics.

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Hobbies and other interests

Rachel’s main hobby is exercising, and she has several training sessions at the gym each week, mostly focused on working on her thighs and her abs which are her most favorite parts of her body.

She is also following a strict diet, meaning she doesn’t eat fast food and has a very low to no intake of sugar, mostly eating vegetables, fruits and chicken meat.

She likes to watch movies in her spare time, and some of her favorite actresses and actors are Natalie Portman, Angelina Jolie and Johnny Depp, while some of her favorite films are “Leon the Professional”, “Mr. and Mrs. Smith”, and the franchise “Pirates of the Caribbean” among others.

Rachel is interested in doing charity work, introduced to it by her husband. She has contributed to several charity organizations, while she is today mostly focused on working with Wounded Warrior Project which is a non-profit focused on helping veterans and those still on active duty.

Appearance and net worth

Rachel is 37 years old. She has long blonde hair and blue eyes, is 5ft 8ins (1.73m) tall, and weighs around 145lbs (66kgs). As of April 2020, her net worth is estimated at over $4 million, while her income is estimated at $600,000.

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