As Bravo rolls out their second season of “Million Dollar Listing” they are facing a bit of a problem. One of the stars of the series has been arrested on charges he has stolen some very expensive pieces of art.
Josh Flagg, the star of next season’s Bravo show, “Million Dollar Listing,” may be the victim of one of the oldest proverbs in the world. But in his case, a picture may be worth a thousand days in the slammer.
Josh’s day job is an estate broker — selling expensive stuff that dead rich folks owned. Josh was arrested for allegedly stealing ridiculously expensive art that was part of the estates he was handling, including Picassos and Chagalls. via TMZ
I wonder if the pressure of trying to maintain the illusion of success while waiting for “Million Dollar Listing” was too much for young guy. When the homes did not sell and the money stopped rolling in, did he panic and not want to seem like a failure? These shows typically are filmed far in advance and in the downtime can be dangerous for young professionals in a volatile market.
Season 2 revolves instead around three agents: Chad Rogers, Josh Flagg and the lone holdover from Season 1, Madison Hildebrand. None of them are over 30, and all are as focused on landing the next deal as they are with themselves. Mr. Rogers spends an inordinate amount of time on his hair and is given to making statements like, “I have a gorgeous girlfriend because image is everything in real estate.” via NYTimes.com
UPDATE: TMZ is now reporting that a photographer took picture of the stolen loot hanging in Josh’s house. His lawyer explains that it is past the statute of limitations so there is nothing any one can do.