When San Antonio real estate investors Armando and David Montelongo buy a house once owned by a Hollywood actor they think they've got an easy flip. Sure, the house feels like a '60s time capsule, but a simple update is nothing for these veteran flippers to overcome. Soon enough, unforeseen problems arise. Foundation issues, contractor squabbles and a serious bee infestation stretch the brothers' budget--and sanity--to the limit. Meanwhile, David's wife Melina has her own challenge to overcome when Armando gives her a tough public relations assignment and a nonexistent budget. It all comes down to the final sale... will the "Movie Star House" be a blockbuster or a flop?
Scott agrees to team up with the twins to flip a house that is filled with apocalypse prepping gear, which soon becomes a nightmare as Scott finds himself caught in the middle of fights with everyone... including the preppers.
Dave finds a hot new listing but puts it on hold to help Peter out of a bind. A unit in Peter's three-family rental was trashed by the previous tenant and will continue to lose money without some TLC. Dave agrees to lend a hand, but when Peter's inspection of the exterior reveals a much larger scope of work, Dave's quick favor becomes a complete headache. Saddled with a novice assistant, a pushy upstairs tenant, and a deal about to slip through the cracks, will Dave make it through before he cracks up?
When one lover attacks another in a moment of unbridled emotion—or tries to eliminate their romantic competition—it's traditionally been known as 'a crime of passion.' These days, fits of rage over lost love are often chalked up to 'temporary insanity.' Whatever you call them, crimes committed in the name of love have been part of our cultural history since ancient times. Here are some of the most famous examples of passion-gone-wrong, from those who couldn't bear to part with their true love to those who found themselves on the receiving end of an obsessive romance.
After Caesar's assassination, Cleopatra set her sights on the dashing Roman general Mark Antony. The two began an affair, resulting in twins in 40 B.C. Antony wed Cleopatra in 36 B.C., and appointed his new wife ruler of Egypt, Cyprus, Crete, and Cyria. This abuse of power so outraged the Roman Senate that they denounced him a traitor. After losing a major battle at sea, Antony and Cleopatra were forced to flee to Egypt in 31 B.C. In desperation, Cleopatra spread rumors of her own suicide. Antony, unaware of her plan, stabbed himself to death. When Cleopatra heard of this, she took her own life by inducing a poisonous snake to bite her.
Aside from their gender, female leaders don't have much else in common. Some have brought peace to troubled lands, while others have strewn discontent. Some have been competent or brilliant, others inept or corrupt. They come from political positions ranging from arch-conservative to ultra-leftist and represent all the world's religions.
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These famous faces were a mix of genius, ego, and ultimately self-destruction. Although many of them contributed to the betterment of humanity in the form of the arts, some were oppressive political tyrants. Unable to deal with their own personal demons, these notable figures ended their problems on their own terms. Below are some of the most famous suicides.
They are the famous women who were born into royalty, or found their way to it by marriage, and grew up to be the ecelectic empresses who have inspired countless stories, books, plays and films. As Great Britain's Queen Elizabeth II celebrates her Diamond Jubilee in 2012, a celebration of her 60 years on the throne, the queens who have long been admired—some for thousands of years—for their grace, public charm, dedication to philanthropy, finesse and fashion sense, come back into the spotlight. Explore the lives of notable queens such as Cleopatra VII, Queen Rania and Anna Ivanovna, from the time they were crowned, to their tragedies and milestones as rulers and consorts.