On May 27, 1995, actor Christopher Reeve, who’s career was launched by his film portrayal of Superman, was paralyzed from the neck down in a horseback riding accident. In light of the mysterious death of George Reeves, TV’s first Superman, fans began to question whether or not the role was cursed.
On May 9, 1997, popular Hollywood photographer Roland Kuster is found dead in his Los Angeles studio. Broken glass littered the floor and a bloody shoeprint told detectives that Kuster’s death wasn’t an accident.
Last month, a 12-year-old boy admitted to “swatting” the Los Angeles homes of Justin Bieber and Ashton Kutcher – his prank calls sent heavily-armed swat teams to the stars’ homes on false alarm. To combat copycats, the LAPD will no longer publicize these pranks.
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Actors, musicians and celebrities deprived of their personal property.
Remember a more innocent age where kids would prank people by ordering unwanted pizzas to their door? Today’s equivalent is a lot more dangerous: “Swatting” — fake 911 calls that send SWAT teams on false alarms to the homes of celebrities.
Surrounded by scandal and violence, the beautiful and talented actress Barbara Payton went from promising Hollywood starlet to desperate alcoholic prostitute in just a few short years.
On October 10, an LAPD swat team was called out to mansion in Calabasas to subdue a gunman who allegedly fired a gun several times, threatening the residents’ lives. The police swarmed the home to find nothing. The home’s owner, Justin Bieber, was out on tour. The incident was a hoax now commonly known as “swatting”.
The whole story of the fateful helicopter accident that occurred during the filming of Twilight Zone: The Movie, which resulted in the death of actor Vic Morrow and two young children, and forever changed the way stunts are done in Hollywood.
Actor Johnny Lewis, who played Kip “Half-Sack” Epps on the FX series Sons of Anarchy was found dead at the Los Angeles home where he lived Wednesday, after an alleged rampage that left his elderly landlady dead.