Famed real estate investor and hotelier Leona Helmsley has passed away at the age of 87 due to heart failure. Helmsley reached infamy in the 1980s for being a "boss from hell." (She kept that image up into the new millennium: In 2002 she was sued by a former employee for firing him for being a homosexual. The man was awarded several million dollars in damages.) In 1989, Helmsley was convicted of tax evasion and while she was sentenced to 16 years in prison, she managed to only serve 18 months. She will be missed. By some. [NY Times]



The one thing you DO have to admire about 'ol Leona...

All that money...and she clearly never had any work done.

Brava, Leona, for keepin' it real.

That being said and viewing that photo...if ever there was a case for elective plastic surgery being well worth the money...and somehow not against the natural order...