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Real estate auctioneers take TV show by storm

Julie from Hollywood

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Several months ago, I mentioned in this column that my husband and I had been called for a potential role in the Fox TV show, "The Complex." We were just on the verge of our own remodeling project, so the idea of packing up and moving (again) seemed completely unappealing although several of our nearest and dearest insisted that "we'd be perfect." No sooner had I passed, did I come to find out that the show was to be set in Malibu. How's that for a blown opportunity? Eight weeks out at the beach. Sounded perfect. Needless to say, it turns out to be a blessing in disguise that we missed this great chance of a lifetime, as commercials showed couples almost killing each other (literally) and lots of other really unflattering images of them in remodeling hell as they competed for the prize money to be had from selling the unit with the biggest profit. We were out of town for a couple of weeks when "The Complex" started (and frankly forgot to watch when we got back) so I really didn't kno...