Wednesday, September 05, 2012



"Meet the Gold family. As owners of Detroit's biggest pawn shop, they've bought and sold things you can't begin to imagine. Every day brings new danger as the Golds operate in the heart of one of America's most troubled cities. With 50,000 sq ft of cash and goods surrounding them, there are millions to be made, but their profits come with huge risk. Welcome to the world of Hardcore Pawn."

Ashley With Seth And Les Gold

Well today I met the Gold family, in the heart of Times Square.  My millions of readers know that I rarely go out anymore for just about anything. After 30 years of photographing the stars and being profiled on every TV show from 60 Minutes to Fox News, I am pretty much a hermit now. I stay at home working on Times Square Gossip. But when my good publicist friend Linda Shafran contacted me in the middle of the night and told me the Gold family was going to be in Times Square, I just had to meet them. I love their show.

Most of these Reality Shows, I won't watch. But Hardcore Pawn brings back my fond memories of being on the set in Chicago with Jerry Springer. Just like Springer, you never know what is going to happen next and with HardCore Pawn you also get a education. Items coming into American Jewelry educate you on the value of things and sometimes you are just shocked that you have the same items in your home and they are worth so much money.

Meeting Les Gold today with Son Seth and Daughter Ashley was fun. I wish they did not have to catch a plane, I would have taken them out on the town and really shown them New York City. I am sure a night out with me would make all their customers look normal. 

Might be interesting to note, that Les will be on Varney - Thursday morning
VH1 Big Morning Buzz - Friday morning
Sean Hannity - Friday evening

Make sure you catch HardCore Pawn in it's new season on TruTV, Tuesdays at 9pm. This is one show that lives up to it's name!


Kathy Posner said...

I would do anything Linda Shfran asked me also! I love Hard Core Pawn!

Anonymous said...

Are you kidding??!! That is one of the fakest shows on TV, and they rip off people in desperate need of money.

Linda said...

Aww, thanks Posner. The three muskateers, Shafran, Edstrom and Posner. xxxxx

Anonymous said...

hmm fake??? really??? have you ever been to detroit? have you ever been around the people in detroit??? SO not fake. those crazies are real!!!! Les Gold has a heart of gold. he does everything he can to work with people. it's not his fault that people go in with things that are not worth anything. until you have been to the D and spent some time with the people of the D don't assume it's fake.


Hey, I like them, don't need to go to the big D to see.

Anonymous said...

Not true at all ! They try to help people the best they can ! Ashley is the star of the Show !

Anonymous said...

Les is a great business man. It's not his fault that someone agrees to his deal. I think he's a very respectable man for trying to make something for his wife and children and not turning into a monster like most men with money.