"Dan said to me, people just want to have a chance to thank him and congratulate him and let him sort of have a final send-off. But he doesn't require that! You can't force it on someone. He's not asking for a curtain call."
Catalano — who went on Taberski's sixth and final episode — has opened up about his 30 years of nonstop working with Richard, and how it was just time for the energetic star to enjoy his personal life:
That's what fans wanted to know after friend Mauro Oliveira said once again on this week's episode of the Missing Richard Simmons podcast that the 68-year-old is being held captive by his housekeeper (a claim which Simmons' rep has denied).
Seeing as this is a serious allegation, the LAPD actually took the time to pay the fitness guru a visit. According to TMZ, after a long conversation with Simmons, they determined the Sweatin' To The Oldies star is "of sound mind and perfectly fine."
Marie Garofalo, who was a regular at Slimmons Studio in Beverly Hills for three years, has since opened up about how Richard's demeanor truly changed during those final years at his (recently closed down) fitness center. Marie revealed to People:
In episode three of Missing Richard Simmons, which aired last week, Simmons' longtime friend Mauro Oliveira repeated his startling allegations that the 68-year-old is being held captive by his housekeeper, Teresa Reveles.
News is just coming in that Kim Zolciak-Biermann's son Kash, 4, was bitten by a dog at some point on Saturday night, with "traumatic injuries" so extensive, it required multiple hours of surgery afterwards.