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Posts Tagged ‘Zsa Zsa Gabor’

Zsa Zsa Gabor’s Husband Takes Media Cake, Again

For years now, everyone from Jay Leno to TMZ has made fun of willing target Prince Frederick Prinz von Anhalt, the ninth husband of currently bed-ridden 94-year-old actress Zsa Zsa Gabor. But much of the time, the Prince does it all by himself.

He apparently was misinformed by his Beverly Hills household staff that the cake for a 25th wedding anniversary party held yesterday was coming from Spago’s. That prompted an LA Times denial (!) from restaurant co-founder and former Wolfgang Puck spouse Barbara Lazaroff:

“Spago is neither providing a cake or any cuisine for this event whatsoever,” Lazaroff said. “I fully support Zsa Zsa’s daughter Francesca Hilton in her quest to have visitation rights to see her mother and to receive independent evaluation of Zsa Zsa’s mental and physical health.”

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Zsa Zsa’s Daughter Waits for ‘Dreaded Call from AP Obit Reporter’

If not for the Schwarzenegger love child scandal, the plight of Constance Francesca Hilton, a woman who–according to her mother Zsa Zsa Gabor‘s autobiography was the result of “rape” by Conrad Hilton–would be getting a much larger share of media attention this week.

Former LA Times staff writer Lorenza Muñoz lays out the current sad state of affairs for mother and Gabor’s only daughter via a Daily Beast article chock full of interesting media and publicist tidbits. Front and center is the cozy relationship between Gabor’s ninth husband, Frederic von Anhalt (pictured), and TMZ:

Through his spokesman John Blanchette, von Anhalt, denies that he has a paid relationship with the tabloid TMZ. However, he is friendly with TMZ founder Harvey Levin and did agree to opening up the couple’s Bel Air mansion for public viewing on the new TMZ tour of celebrity homes, said Blanchette.

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Zsa Zsa Gabor Having Leg Amputated

Zsa Zsa Gabor was hospitalized at Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center on Sunday evening. Due to an ongoing health issue, the actress’s right leg must be amputated. Doctors had hoped to operate before the holidays, but Gabor and her husband Prince Frederick von Anhalt wanted to spend the holidays at home.

The amputation is likely related to hip replacement surgery the actress had in July. Since then, Gabor has suffered swelling in her legs and blood clots. Her longtime spokesman, John Blanchette, explained that a lesion on her leg has grown and become gangrenous. He said:

She will lose the lower half of her leg below the knee. It’s a dangerous operation, but the upside is that, if successful, she will remain her same old feisty self for a few more years.

Gabor, 93, has been in frail health for several years. She was partially paralyzed in 2002 after a car accident, and suffered a stroke in 2005. She now shuns the public eye, preferring to be remembered as she was in her glory days. In keeping with Ms. Gabor’s wishes, we have posted the above photograph.