On this day…in 1931

David Cornwell, later known as spy novelist John le Carre, is born on this day in Poole, England. Le Carre’s father was a charming, dishonest con man who ran up millions of dollars in debt, snookered friends and family on phantom deals, and spent time in jail for embezzlement. Charismatic and delightful company, Ron Cornwell … [Read the full story]

Dear Lily – I’m in love with an armed robber

Dear Lily, I’ve fallen in love with an absolutely wonderful man who is kind and funny and loving. The only issue is that he’s in jail for armed robbery and aggravated assault. We met through one of those prison pen pal schemes, which I got involved with soon after my last relationship went wrong. I’ve … [Read the full story]

Lauryn Hill is given a 3 month prison sentence

Fugees singer, Lauryn Hill, has been sentenced to three months in prison for failing to pay around $1million in taxes over the past decade. In addition to serving three months, Hill must pay a $60,000 fine. On release from jail, she will spend three months in home confinement and will be under parole supervision for … [Read the full story]

Australian male criminals who became women

Australia has a history of violent men who become women behind bars. Geoffrey Ian Websdale went on a murderous rampage on a country sheep station, shooting the girl who rejected him, killing two others and rendering another young man a quadriplegic. Years later in a NSW prison, he started wearing make-up and calling himself Michelle. … [Read the full story]

On this day…in 1979

To the New York City Police Department and Medical Examiner’s Office, he was John Simon Ritchie, a 22-year-old Englishman under indictment for murder but now dead of a heroin overdose in a Greenwich Village apartment. To the rest of the world, he was Sid Vicious, former bassist for the notorious Sex Pistols and the living … [Read the full story]

Dina Lohan allegedly raped as Lindsay slept

Lindsay Lohan’s mother has claimed she was raped by her husband Michael Lohan on Valentine’s Day 1990 while he was high on cocaine. The former dancer and singer, who has alleged she suffered a catalogue of domestic abuse at the hands of the partner, say the incident happened during a period of estrangement – and … [Read the full story]

Twilight actor arrested for pissing in public

Twilight actor Bronson Pelletier was arrested last week at LAX in Los Angeles after he reportedly urinated in public by one of the airport’s gates.  The 25-year-old was also allegedly thrown of his flight after causing a disturbance on board and being considered ‘too intoxicated to fly’. The latest arrest is said to have happened … [Read the full story]

Another Royal mess-up

We all make mistakes. The difference between us and a Royal is we have to suffer the consequences. Imagine you enter a country and make a TV show about squalid conditions in orphanages. But because you are a Royal and lacking any commonsense, you allegedly begin without the procedures in place. Simple rules like, are … [Read the full story]

The last known Nazi war criminal is dead

Nazi death camp guard John Demjanjuk died a free man yesterday aged 91. The monster…who was last year convicted of helping to murder 28,060 Jews  during the Second World War…passed away in an old people’s home. He was appealing a five-year jail term and lived in the sleepy Bavarian town  of Bad Feilnbach, Germany. Ukranian … [Read the full story]

One of the worst dates in history

This could be one of the worst dates in modern history. Hiren Pinaken Shah, 22, took pictures of himself and a female friend engaging in sexual intercourse and allegedly sent said pictures to several contacts in the woman’s phone. Those contacts included the woman’s mother and 14-year-old brother, a police report says. According to the … [Read the full story]

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