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.
“The idea was that Frederic would come out and greet the people and give them water and lemonade,” said Blanchette noting that the mansion, which has been for sale and recently dropped in price to $16 million from $28 million, was once Howard Hughes and Elvis Presley’s home. “For that, he would be paid.”
Let’s hope van Anhalt delays those lemonade plans now that Gabor has slipped into a coma. Meanwhile, Hilton, whose access to mom remains limited, sadly told her publicist Edward Lozzi that she is now “waiting for that dreaded call from an AP obituary reporter.”