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Deberg_1990
03-26-2009, 10:29 AM
Anyone going?

I Didnt realize he lived in the KC Area?? All i knew was that he was "Bibleman" in recent years.


http://www.kansascity.com/news/breaking_news/story/1107533.html

Willie Aames, the star of “Eight is Enough,” “Charles in Charge” and an actor in other television shows and movie, is having a garage sale today at his Olathe house.

It’s a moving sale so all must go, and Aames himself will negotiate prices, according to an e-mail announcing the sale. It will be at 16054 W. 160th Terrace from noon to 2 p.m.

Aames will be taking cash only. There will be household items, antiques, artwork, a piano, deer head mounts, sporting goods and television and movie memorabilia.

Gonzo
03-26-2009, 10:31 AM
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Darth CarlSatan
03-26-2009, 10:35 AM
No secret cocaine stash? Not interested.

Rooster
03-26-2009, 10:39 AM
I would pay top dollar for a pair of Nicole Eggert's panties if he had them. :D

Lumpy
03-26-2009, 10:40 AM
I think that guy lives in my brother's neighborhood!!! :eek:

Sully
03-26-2009, 10:40 AM
I would pay top dollar for a pair of Nicole Eggert's panties if he had them. :D

Beat.
Me.
To.
It.

Darth CarlSatan
03-26-2009, 10:49 AM
I would pay top dollar for a pair of Nicole Eggert's panties if he had them. :D


Word.

http://i40.photobucket.com/albums/e234/mimps/nicole-eggert_28019.jpg

Deberg_1990
03-26-2009, 10:49 AM
I would pay top dollar for a pair of Nicole Eggert's panties if he had them. :D


Ill bet Scott Baio has a few pairs.

TrebMaxx
03-26-2009, 10:54 AM
Dude has been through some bad times.

http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,477847,00.html

crazycoffey
03-26-2009, 11:26 AM
I remember seeing some of the celebrity fit club, and when the big black old drill sgt went to his house to get him to work out. Willy came out pissed, hit his door, got the water hose out, it was a big mess. Spoiled stars, eat my ***hole and go **** a dick.

oh noes, people don't like me as much as they used to, I think I'll go cut my throat to get attention.

HemiEd
03-26-2009, 11:43 AM
2 hour garage sale?ROFL

reminds me of my buddy, his wife left him to run one.

He gave everything to the first person that would haul it all off, then went fishing.

Dicky McElephant
03-26-2009, 11:48 AM
I remember seeing some of the celebrity fit club, and when the big black old drill sgt went to his house to get him to work out. Willy came out pissed, hit his door, got the water hose out, it was a big mess. Spoiled stars, eat my ***hole and go **** a dick.

oh noes, people don't like me as much as they used to, I think I'll go cut my throat to get attention.

Dis.

crazycoffey
03-26-2009, 11:52 AM
2 hour garage sale?ROFL

reminds me of my buddy, his wife left him to run one.

He gave everything to the first person that would haul it all off, then went fishing.


my ex knew me well enough not to put me in charge until she was ready to just throw everything away, then I came out and charged like 5 bucks for most of the rest of the stuff and 1 dollar for the others. When she was ready to quit, I still made us like 50 bucks. LOL. I like your buddy's plan better though.....

Sully
03-26-2009, 12:14 PM
I was reminded of this this morning listening to St John.


...but it would be great if he stood in his driveway and told everyone how his wife held him in her hand like a dove...

Jilly
03-26-2009, 12:30 PM
Beat.
Me.
To.
It.

I am sure you did, I am sure you did.

Bob Dole
03-26-2009, 12:34 PM
Someone needs to find out where he is moving, since it's hard to imagine anywhere better than Olathe where it's always sunny and 72.

Darth CarlSatan
03-26-2009, 12:43 PM
Someone needs to find out where he is moving, since it's hard to imagine anywhere better than Olathe where it's always sunny and 72.

Cabrini Green:

http://www.davecasebooks.com/Cabrini.jpg

Definite Upgrade.

burt
03-26-2009, 12:52 PM
Cabrini Green:


Definite Upgrade.

That place is no more. On the lighter side, I an waiting on the Mrs. and we are goin to check out Willies Sale!

mikey23545
03-26-2009, 12:58 PM
No secret cocaine stash? Not interested.

Your parents would throw you out of their basement if they caught you with cocaine.

jwazzie
03-26-2009, 01:24 PM
2 hour garage sale?ROFL

reminds me of my buddy, his wife left him to run one.

He gave everything to the first person that would haul it all off, then went fishing.

ROFL Classic!!

Something I would do!

Darth CarlSatan
03-26-2009, 01:46 PM
Your parents would throw you out of their basement if they caught you with cocaine.

Don't you have a step-sister or a "kissin' cousin" you should be fucking right now?

blaise
03-26-2009, 01:50 PM
Dude, he lives like 1 mile from my house. It's the next subdivision over.

HC_Chief
03-26-2009, 02:57 PM
I remember seeing some of the celebrity fit club, and when the big black old drill sgt went to his house to get him to work out. Willy came out pissed, hit his door, got the water hose out, it was a big mess. Spoiled stars, eat my ***hole and go **** a dick.

oh noes, people don't like me as much as they used to, I think I'll go cut my throat to get attention.

That "big black old drill sgt" was a mma fighter/trainer from here in KC. To this day I am amazed he didn't give Ames a Muay Thai leg kick then a knee to the skull as he laid flat on his druggie ass. That dude could give you a leg kick that would rupture quadracepts.

HemiEd
03-26-2009, 04:09 PM
my ex knew me well enough not to put me in charge until she was ready to just throw everything away, then I came out and charged like 5 bucks for most of the rest of the stuff and 1 dollar for the others. When she was ready to quit, I still made us like 50 bucks. LOL. I like your buddy's plan better though.....

Yeah, his wife was pissed. They had both just retired, and had bought a motor home, they were going to live in it. They had a lot of crap to get rid of, he thought it was funny, guess she didn't.

good for you, did your Mrs. let you keep the $50?

Dicky McElephant
03-26-2009, 04:13 PM
Dude, he lives like 1 mile from my house. It's the next subdivision over.

Go take pictures!

mikeyis4dcats.
03-26-2009, 04:17 PM
not a bad looking house according to Google street view...I have 2 buddies that live within a half-mile...

Darth CarlSatan
03-26-2009, 04:28 PM
not a bad looking house according to Google street view...I have 2 buddies that live within a half-mile...

Address? Coordinates? Screen shot?

mikeyis4dcats.
03-26-2009, 04:41 PM
Address? Coordinates? Screen shot?

go to maps.google.com, type in the address from the article. then drag the little orange stickfigure to the street in front of the house

RJ
03-26-2009, 04:48 PM
Moving from Olathe? Does he not like the weather?

Soupnazi
03-26-2009, 04:48 PM
"Yeah, that useless Hollywood memorabilia is for sale, but these broken dreams, they're staying with me."

Darth CarlSatan
03-26-2009, 05:20 PM
go to maps.google.com, type in the address from the article. then drag the little orange stickfigure to the street in front of the house

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crazycoffey
03-26-2009, 05:31 PM
Yeah, his wife was pissed. They had both just retired, and had bought a motor home, they were going to live in it. They had a lot of crap to get rid of, he thought it was funny, guess she didn't.

good for you, did your Mrs. let you keep the $50?


what do you think.....

Thig Lyfe
03-26-2009, 05:36 PM
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Darth CarlSatan
03-26-2009, 05:36 PM
Good lord...

KChiefs1
03-26-2009, 06:26 PM
the Mrs. and we are goin to check out Willies Sale!

how was it? Buy any of Eggert's panties?:)

nstygma
03-26-2009, 06:29 PM
http://www.splendoroftruth.com/curtjester/Pics/bibleman.jpgchanneling the posting style of UP now?

Deberg_1990
03-27-2009, 11:39 AM
Sounds like Willie drew a big crowd from the Stars report. Anyone attend? I wonder if he had any "Zapped" memorbilia for sale?? :)

http://www.kansascity.com/105/story/1109154.html





Was it the stuff that lured hundreds of garage-sale shoppers to a south Olathe home?

Or was it hard-luck actor Willie Aames, who played Tommy Bradford in “Eight is Enough” and later portrayed the costumed hero “Bibleman”?

It had to be Aames, who is trying to move on after a year of negative press reports: bankruptcy, a ruptured marriage and a suicide attempt last Thanksgiving.

Hundreds of people, many with cameras, gathered outside his home Thursday for the two-hour sale of belongings that marked the former child actor’s life.

There was a plush leather couch and chair and a giant television. Also, a lion head mounted on an oak pedestal, along with stuffed wild boars and other wildlife he hunted. Other items included crystal and posters of Aames when he was young.

The posters had the blond curls that helped launch his acting career at age 9. Now he is 48, and the curls are marked with gray.

Mikki Wehrli of Olathe said, “I’m looking at the stuffed lion.” It was not to be, but she would later leave lucky. As a waitress at Winstead’s on the Plaza in the 1990s, she said, she served Aames often and he tipped well.

Many there felt they knew him.

He became a teen star with “Eight is Enough,” which ran from 1977 to 1981, and he toured as lead singer and guitarist with his own rock band. He later portrayed the role of Buddy Lembeck in “Charles in Charge.”

There were problems with cocaine over the years, and he and his second wife overcame that together and became Christians. Aames taught Christianity to kids for years as “Bibleman.”

Eager to leave Los Angeles, the couple moved to Olathe in the early 1990s. He had been in Kansas City earlier to work on a syndicated fishing program and liked the area.

Shortly after noon Thursday, he walked out smiling with a stuffed deer head under his arm.

“I think you’re all nuts,” he said. “I want to party with you.”

Someone shouted, “We’re sorry, Willie.”

“We’re your friends,” another added.

People cheered and clapped.

Soon Aames was in the middle of the crowd trying to dicker on prices after he told handlers, “I have no idea what the prices are.”

Big cameras focused in, and fur-covered mics dangled from poles above him, and they were not just from local television stations.

People are making a television documentary of Aames’ life, the hard times he’s faced and how he gets through them, said Sarano Kelley, a California life coach for athletes and celebrities who’s now advising Aames.

“We’re filming what Willie is going through, like what the country is going through,” he said.

Aames is getting rid of stuff “to learn,” the coach said, “to learn how to let go of the past.”

He and Aames will now start working on where he will live and what he will do for a living, Kelley said.

Meanwhile, Aames negotiated while buyers and others jostled to take his picture.

“I got him,” one woman yelled to another.

“E-mail it to me,” others said.

He signed $5 posters of himself as a young man in a bathing suit. “It’s been a long time since I looked like that,” he said.

Michele Price of De Soto left with one of the signed posters. “I had posters of him as a teenager. That’s why I wanted it.”

“How much for the lion’s head?” a man yelled.

“He wants $3,500,” another buyer responded

On some things, Aames would not bend readily. Someone offered him $200 for a giant chopping block with legs.

It is over two centuries old and comes off a meat butchering ship, he said. “If you could find one today you’d pay $2,000 for sure.”

Besides, he said, “all of my kids have been changed on that so you probably don’t want to eat on it.”

Wehrli, the former waitress who eyed the lion, backed off on that. But she purchased three crystal decanters for $5 each from one of Aames’ helpers.

When the Olathe woman she went up to Aames to show him one, she said, he remembered her from Winstead’s. He also told her in a kind of wonder, “That’s a $500 decanter.”

She was told that members of his rock band bought the decanter, made by Orrefors of Sweden, for Aames while they were touring overseas.

Brandon Johnson of Olathe paid $100 for the deer head. “I have one at the house just like it,” he said, “so we’re going to give him a buddy.”

Toward the end of the sale, Deborah Essex of Olathe approached Aames and offered $400 for the lion head.

“It would mean a lot to me but you don’t have to say yes,” she told him.

“It’s one of my favorite things,” Aames said. “You promise to love him... It’s yours.”

As she walked away, she said, “My boyfriend is going to kill me.”

Judy Frese of Lenexa left with DVDs and books and said the event was bittersweet.

“He’s got the weight of the world on him but he’s laughing, too,” she said.

Fish
03-27-2009, 02:18 PM
Popularity turns most folks into idiots....

googlegoogle
03-27-2009, 02:35 PM
Why all the jackasses ragging on him.

Seems like a great guy.

He did flip out on some tv reality show though when a trainer knocked on his door.

burt
03-27-2009, 02:39 PM
I woulda went, but the 2 hour window was too slim.....

Pioli Zombie
03-27-2009, 05:36 PM
Holy crap. I used to live in that subdivision. My ex divorced me I'm probably going to have to declare bankruptcy. Maybe that was me????
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googlegoogle
03-28-2009, 02:43 AM
http://www.popeater.com/movies/article/willie-aames-holds-garage-sale/401540?icid=webmail|wbml-aol|dl2|link3|http%3A%2F%2Fwww.popeater.com%2Fmovies%2Farticle%2Fwillie-aames-holds-garage-sale%2F401540

Why doesn't someone here with a business who does commercials offer him a job.

Car sales?

jjjayb
03-28-2009, 09:58 AM
I live close by so I went. It was pretty crowded. There wasn't much left when I went, but I did pick up a couple of DVD's. Unfortunately, Nicole Eggerts panties were already gone by the time I got there.

Deberg_1990
11-05-2009, 09:06 AM
Bump..


Looks like Aames got himself a VH1 reality deal. It airs tonight.

Financial advice from Willie Aames. Thats rich... ROFL



http://www.kansascity.com/1032/story/1550215.html



In our last episode of “Willie Aames Confidential,” the onetime star of TV’s “Eight Is Enough” and “Charles in Charge” was holding a yard sale in front of his foreclosed home in Olathe. Eight months have passed since then, and the 49-year-old Aames has since begun an extreme makeover — not of his house, but of his life.

He’s training to be a financial adviser.

That’s right. Aames, who has filed for bankruptcy twice since 1997 and was selling his possessions in March just to make ends meet, has stabilized his finances and is well on his way toward learning this new profession. He hopes his story will inspire others who find themselves in similar straits.

“As of Dec. 12, I had no wife, no family, no car, no computer, no home, no electricity, no gas and no way to obtain any of it,” Aames said this week. “How do you start over from scratch? I didn’t know. But I thought that if I made it, maybe, just maybe, it would be helpful to some people.”

No less than Thomas W. Butch, the president of Waddell & Reed Inc., and the VH1 cable channel — which is airing a one-hour special on Aames tonight — took an interest in the former actor after he hit bottom. Aames has responded by passing the Series 7 and Life & Health examinations, two of the three tests required to qualify as a financial adviser.

Not unlike a contestant on the weight-loss program “The Biggest Loser” who decides to become a fitness trainer, Aames could find himself hanging out a shingle as a financial adviser with Waddell & Reed by 2010.

“He will still have to do what all of our advisers do — become adept at financial planning, at knowing our products and understanding how to ascertain products that are best for clients, marketing himself and acquiring a client base,” Butch said in an interview. “I think he will have the capacity to do that very, very well.”

Tonight America will see how far the longtime Johnson County resident has climbed out of his personal and financial pit when “Broke and Famous” airs at 9 p.m. on VH1. The special, hosted by Sarano Kelley, a financial literacy advocate and corporate trainer based in California, chronicles Aames’ rapid turnaround from a negative bank balance, estrangement from family members and near-homelessness to charting a new course for himself and repairing personal ties, especially with his 18-year-old daughter, Harleigh.

Much of the program, which began taping in March, has a reality-show air to it. It opens with a heated exchange between Aames and Kelley over some questionable decisions Aames had made in recent years, such as getting $3,000 worth of tattoos. “Do you realize that all your investments are on the outside?” Kelley tells Aames. “It’s stupid.”

Up until that point, said Aames, the program was proceeding as he’d expected. And then: “I was sitting there, literally face-to-face with Sarano Kelley, when one of the producers said, ‘You’re on the radio in 10 minutes.’ I said, ‘For what?’ ‘We’re throwing a garage sale.’ ”

Aames immediately balked.

“I’ve done a lot to stay out of the public eye since last November,” he said. That was when news reports surfaced that he had attempted suicide, reports Aames called “overblown.” Within minutes of announcing his garage sale, hundreds of people had gathered outside his home.

“I was really nervous,” said Aames, but he went along with VH1’s plan and netted more than $5,300 from the yard sale.

Later, when he agrees to stick with Kelley’s plan for financial accountability, including relocating to a $760-a-month apartment in western Johnson County, Kelley rewards him with a $25,000 check.

On the show, Aames is seen taking a woodworking job with Brown Midwest, an Olathe-based home builder. Mike Brown of Brown Midwest said Aames worked “three or four days” before leaving to concentrate on a financial advisory career.

“I have 50 people a day in this economy asking me for work, and most of them I take them out and say, ‘Show me what you can do,’ and that drives a lot of them away,” Brown said on Wednesday. “But Willie, he showed up.”

Once the cameras were shut off, that was when the real makeover of Aames began.

“The approach I take is real and lasting change,” Kelley said in an interview. “They’ve got to confront their demons, their challenges, around making the change. And then they need to accept the help to execute the change. And in the case of Willie, one needs the necessary support to sustain the change.”

Kelley, a former stockbroker with extensive ties in the financial industry, enlisted the help of two prominent area executives to oversee Aames’ recovery: Waddell & Reed’s Butch and Andy Heath, the vice president of investments at Stifel Nicolaus & Co.

“Sarano and I have known each other many years,” said Butch. “He had done some coaching for our financial analysts in the Waddell & Reed system. He’s someone I knew well and regard highly. So he called me and asked me point blank if I’d be willing to serve as a mentor to Willie. And I reflexively told him I would if he thought there was something of value I might impart to Willie.”

With Heath or Butch routinely checking in on him — and Kelley holding weekly 5 a.m. conference calls to oversee his progress — Aames had a support system few homeless people have. He entered the Career Readiness Program at Waddell’s Overland Park training center. Staff members there also joined his mentoring team.

“Here I found myself in this position, completely undeserving,” said Aames, “with people willing to reach down and give me a hand and mentor me, but only mentor me. There … were no guarantees. They gave me the opportunity to learn if I would take it.”

Aames, who admitted he never studied much as a young actor, said he has been preparing five to 10 hours daily for his exams. He still lives in his budget apartment and has become financially adept for the first time in his life.

For Financial Literacy Month, in April 2010, Kelley is planning to mobilize 100,000 advisers, educators and celebrities to promote personal responsibility in managing finances. He plans to use Aames’ story as a centerpiece in his promotional efforts.

Aames said he has no plans to leave the Kansas City area, where he has lived for 18 years.

“The thing about that garage sale that struck me the most was the generosity and the sincerity of the people that came out,” he said. “I mean, that really choked me up. This is just an amazing city. I love this city.”