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“And then I got hammered and talked to her like I think I’m part of the family.”The house had been renovated just before she bought it, so all Lawrence had to do was fill it with furniture.“I hired these decorators from Louisville, where I grew up,” she says. .” The result is a kind of luxe-comfy-chic, with some rustic flourishes, like tables made out of old Kentucky-bourbon barrels."I remember thinking that was a weird thing to say, but assumed he had good intentions and a mildly awkward soul," she says.Rebecca Mairone, a former Countrywide executive, was one of the few bankers the government went after in the wake of the financial crisis. (Joshua Roberts/Bloomberg via Getty Images) Back in the late-housing-bubble period, in 2007, Countrywide Home Loans, which was then the largest mortgage provider in the country, rolled out a new lending program.The house—a convincingly faux-Tuscan villa, with five bedrooms, six bathrooms, a gym, a theater, and a hair-and-makeup room (“Thank for Jessica Simpson,” says Lawrence of the previous owner)—is exactly as old as Lawrence herself.
(My favorite line has to be the caption on a photo of 40-year-old Daniel Rochkin, one of the brave interviewees to have sworn off excessively attractive romantic interests: "Dan Rochkind used to date swimsuit models," it reads, "but he’s happier now that he’s engaged to a merely beautiful woman, Carly Spindel.")The reason for Rochkind's new dating style is apparently that hot women are very, very, very, very boring.
Buck the system, set up home, and try to find a date._It’s sweltering in Los Angeles, the kind of heat that melts the ice cubes in your caramel macchiato faster than you can say Kardashian. Forget meeting at the Italian restaurant on Laurel Canyon; just come to my house now.
As we are waved through by a guard, Paul thoughtfully points out the other houses of note in this wonderland of privacy: There’s Cameron Diaz’s pile, and just over there, Ashton and Mila’s new place.
Lower-level Countrywide executives repeatedly warned top executives that the mortgages did not fulfill the requirements.
Employees changed data about the mortgages to make them look better, sometimes increasing the borrower’s income on the forms until the loan looked acceptable.