The one thing Thomas Kinkade’s wife didn’t want (and Thomas Kinkade wouldn’t have wanted), lest the Master of Hype’s ever-so-precious, carefully crafted Christian image be sullied, is what’s happening: Nanette Kinkade’s bid to keep the probate war between herself and challenger-to-the-throne Amy Pinto Walsh seee-krit has been rebuffed, and, for now, at least, the general public will be allowed to observe the ugly fight over Kinkade’s estate.
In short, Pinto-Walsh has “produced two disputed handwritten wills she claims leave her Kinkade’s Monte Sereno estate, $10 million in cash and authority over some $66 million worth of artwork,” and, predictably, Nanette says Amy’s full of baloney. But whether the wills are fer-reals or just a couple of Melvin Dummars, Nanette doesn’t want this hashed out in public. A judge says: “Tough noogies” (or more scholarly words to that effect).
And if you’ve ever been curious about what Amy Pinto-Walsh looks like, the San Jose Merc has a handful of photos at the first link above, and WaPo has a couple, too. As best as we can put ourselves in the place of a boozed-up, marginally-talented slob who, when he’s not cheating on his wife and kids, is peeing on Winnie the Pooh, we can see, just at a glance, at least four very big reasons Tommy would have been enamored by Amy, two of which are her eyes.
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