This thief is definitely not what you call a mastermind. Celine Dion‘s home was broken into yesterday. But this little heist wasn’t exactly well planned out. It wasn’t like the thief thought — okay, this is Celine Dion‘s house so maybe I should watch The Italian Job as homework. Because this guy — Daniel Bedard — got arrested in her Montreal house while eating pastries, after her drew himself a bath! Ã‚Â What a genius, right?
Bedard supposedly stole Celine’s husband’s car keys and used them to break into the mansion, only he set off the alarm while doing so. And when police found him — well, we’ll just letÃ‚Â Laval police spokesman Franco Di Genova explain. He says, “He [Bedard] opened the water faucets, was pouring a nice warmish bath (and) he even managed to eat some pastry that was in the fridge.Ã‚Â The suspect was coming down the big staircase and was asking: ‘Hey, guys what are young doing here’?”
Bedard has been charged withÃ‚Â breaking and entering, auto theft, and causing property damage. And for being the worst burglar trying to break into a celebrity’s house, ever.
Well, here’s a new candidate for Person We’d Least Like To Be Today. Summit, the studio behind the Twilight franchise, has named one of the people they believe is responsible for hacking their site (illegally, obviously) and releasing tons of photos and clips from Twilight: Breaking Dawn. If your name is Daiana Santia and you live in Posadas, Argentina, well, your week is about to get reallllll crappy.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, Summit scoured four continents searching for the culprits using an investigative firm and lawyers. They somehow discovered the perps in the northern part of the country, and have filed civil lawsuits against them in the U.S. and are taking “criminal action” in Argentina. As if that wasn’t bad enough, Rob Pattinson once called the hackers “dicks.” Isn’t that the harshest punishment of all?
And because it is 2011, a fake Twitter account, @DaianaInJail, is already active. Let’s hope the person behind it just sticks to Tweeting.
Halle Berry‘s home was broken into twice this weekend, as we reported earlier. 911 was called. Cops were radioed. Police cars swarmed. Helicopters hovered. And luckily, all the investigation has proven fruitful. The man who trespassed on her property is named Richard Franco and Halle now has a restraining order against him. He must stay atleast 100 yards away from her and her daughter, Nahla, as ordered by court.
Of the frightening events that occurred on Saturday and Sunday, Halle recalled, “I looked out the glass door leading to my enclosed and gated back yard and was shocked to see a complete stranger, carrying something in his hands and approaching us.” Franco bolted as soon as he was spotted but was back again the following night, as Halle explained, “As I opened my glass kitchen door and closed it behind me, all of a sudden I sensed someone behind me and turned to see the same intruder standing less than a foot behind me starring at me through my glass kitchen door.”
Luckily, the LAPD moves quickly. Franco was arrested on Monday itself because apparently, the guy was crazy enough to go back a third time! He was found in her yard and booked. Franco obviously isn’t the brightest, because he knew her home was under scrutiny and still couldn’t help going back. Halle, in her restraining request, also mentioned, “I am also informed that Franco has a criminal history of violence, theft and drug offenses.Ã‚Â This personÃ‚Â has invaded and trampled upon the most fundamental sense of security I have and I am extremely frightened of him and what he might do to me or those I love.” We agree. This dude sounds bananas. Let’s hope he doesn’t try coming to her again.
An intruder trespassed on Halle Berry‘s property over the weekend. This happened on Saturday and she was freaked out enough to call the LAPD. Apparently, a man scaled her perimeter wall and was seen hanging about her front yard. Fortunately there were people at home at the time and when they all came running out, the man went back up the wall and bolted. The cops arrived and are said to be investigating the break-in. Could he be a paparazzo or is he really a stalker? That remains to be seen.
It was quite an eventful weekend because Halle had to call 911 again on Sunday! For the same reason — she spotted a man on her grounds again! Was it the same guy? Three cars and a helicopter responded to her call, but they seem to have nothing yet. This is truly scary though and we hope she stays safe.
For most people, The Notorious B.I.G.‘s death is the subject of endless speculation, debate and what is probably P. Diddy‘s single greatest song to date. For Chicago inmate Clayton Hill, Notorious B.I.G.’s killer is allegedly just a matter of remembering the details. Hill is now alleging that it was fellow Nation of Islam member Dawud Mahammad who ended the rapper’s life in 1997, while acting as a hit man. “[Dawoud Muhammad] stated to me that he was on the run for the murder [of The Notorious B.I.G.],” Hill told HipHopDX. “He disclosed that he was the shooter of The Notorious B.I.G. because he (Dawoud) was a former Blood gang member and was paid to do so.”
Hill’s claims paint an elaborate plot involving the Nation of Islam, aliases and transporting the murder weapon across statelines. Earlier this year the LAPD began investigating new evidence which “reinvigorated” Biggie Smalls’ unsolved murder case. Since Hill claims to have meet with the FBI in October 2010, his revelations could very well be the new details they were exploring. Alternatively, it could be a particularly cold-blooded way to promote his new e-book Diary of an Ex-Terrorist. Call us a little bit skeptical until after he doesn’t have a new release coming out.
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Our condolences go out to Nicki Minaj and her family this morning. The hip hop starlet announced on Twitter today that her cousin, Nicholas Telamaque, was gunned down outside his Brooklyn home over the holiday weekend. “Lived in Brooklyn his whole life. My precious cousin. My baby. Killed last nite,” she wrote on Twitter, adding, “*My cousin Nicholas. Also goes by Juse, or @brolicalcoholic* Murdered. Last nite. Near his home. Brooklyn,NY.”
Nicki also posted two photos of Nicholas, one of which is above. The NY Post confirms Nicki’s report in their Daily Blotter, with this brief report:
“A man was killed in a barrage of bullets in East Flatbush yesterday, police said. Nicholas Telamaque, 27, was shot five blocks from his home on East 52nd Street and Farragut Road at 2:40 a.m. Cops were called and found him with gunshot wounds to his upper torso. He was rushed to Kings County Hospital, where he later died. It is unclear what spurred the violence.”
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Once again, the dastardly Lindsay Lohan has managed to escape a certain prison term. Rubberneckers were licking their chops when it was revealed that Lindsay failed a sobriety test, seemingly in violation of her parole. However, Judge Stephanie Sauter ruled that the controlled testing was only supposed to go through last February, meaning that Lindsay is free to chug away her super-tough house arrest if she so desires. She didn’t get off scott free though, due to her “extremely poor judgment,” Lindsay is only allowed to have one friendly visitor at a time for the remainder of her house arrest. Yup, LiLo is no longer allowed to have parties while she’s grounded. Tough but fair.
Lindsay must have been confident she’d stay out of jail, considering she spent the morning an ad for Air New Zealand, according to TMZ. Hopefully this is kosher with the rules of ‘house arrest’—we’d hate to see taxpayer money used for another hearing denying her the right to promote for two weeks. See photos of Lindsay outside the courthouse in the gallery below.
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Now we know why Oprah‘s show ended despite having the devotion of millions of fans: she needs that free time to find the real killer. Yup, now that her appointment book has some breathing room, Oprah wants O.J. Simpsons’ confession that he did, in fact, murder his ex-wife Nicole Brown Simpson and her friend Ronald Goldman in 1994, an allegation that Oprah seems pretty confident in asserting. “I have a dream of O.J. Simpson confessing to me, and I am going to make that happen people,” Winfrey told the crowd at the NCTA’s Cable Show in Chicago. Meanwhile most retirees dream about getting a really nice hammock, but we guess that’s why Oprah’s a billionaire and our grandmas aren’t.
The queen of media is hoping to snag such an interview for Oprah’s Next Chapter, an evening interview show starting January on OWN that would have Winfrey traveling the globe, as well as tackling much harder guests than a jolly Hugh Jackman swinging in on a faulty harness. “I donÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t just want the interview. I want the interview on the condition that you are ready, Mr. Simpson,” Oprah explained. If this scheme somehow works, the F.B.I. should hire Oprah to solve the nation’s backlog of unsolved mysteries.. If they can afford her, that is.
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Well, it looks like the end of that upcoming Tupac movie just got way more convoluted. Apparently earlier today Dexter Isaac confessed to Tupac Shakur’s shooting in 1994 via a written statement to AllHipHop.com. Before you call your mom, Isaac is not referring to Tupac’s untimely death, but instead to another horrible shooting at New York’s Quad Recording studios that put Shakur in the hospital with five bullet wounds. Either way you look at it, a bombshell. Provided it’s true, of course…
In his confession, Isaacs alleges that CEO of Czar Entertainment James “Jimmy Henchman” Rosemond paid him and another man to jump Tupac, saying in part “In 1994, James Rosemond hired me to rob 2Pac Shakur at hte Quad Studio. He gave me $2,500, plus all the jewelry I took, except for one ring, which he wanted for himself. It was the biggest of the two diamond rings that we took. He said he wanted to put the stone in a new setting for his girlfriend at the time, Synthia Ried. I still have as proof the chain that we took that night in the robbery.” Isaac also touches on both Tupac and Biggie Smalls‘ deaths, saying, “Now I’m not going to talk about my friend Biggie’s death or 2Pac’s death, but I would like to give their mothers some closure.. It’s about time someone did, and I will do so at a different time.” Oh yeah, and there’s also the little matter of Isaac alleging that P. Diddy is, in fact, involved in some way. Go ahead and read the full transcript, but make sure you’re at home; you are going to need to lie down immediately after you’re done.
Two men were arrested yesterday after traveling over 200 miles from Manchester to rural Devon, England, apparently with plans to rob and murder singer Joss Stone. Police found the duo with swords, rope, a body bag, maps and aerial photos of Stone’s property, after neighbors reported a car cruising slowly around the area. Stone did not appear to be home at the time of their arrest.
Stone, 24, achieved her commercial breakthrough with The Soul Sessions in 2003 and has remained one of the most successful women in British music. A close pal of Prince William & Kate Middleton, Stone was recently announced to be a member of Mick Jagger‘s new group Super Heavy, which also features Eurythmic Dave Stewart, producer A.R. Rahman and Damian Marley. Her next album is scheduled for release in July.
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