For decades, the business of music and media as a whole have been fueled by the secular and the profane or the grand and the coarse or God and sex, drugs, and nowadays, hiphop. Seemingly, it would be because most acts grew up in homes espousing faithful values in America. The late, great Prince Rogers Nelson built up an entire career based on the ideals of trying to coalesce the notions of some alleged floating consciousness outside the bounds of reality with the urges of the flesh. Corporeal thoughts and actions meant greater dollar signs to the companies that produce everything from music to pornography and everything in between. The recognition that some mystical force would one day save the makers and consumers of such fair through the blood of the son continues to resonate with audiences. R. Kelly is just a pawn, a freak that has only brought upon himself the indignation of a nation.
Tupac Amaru Shakur was a revolutionary figure, a prophet, and one of the foremost legends ever to be produced by the hip hop genre. His outspokenness mixed with his ability to cater to street sensibilities and the THUG LIFE (“The Hatred U Give Little Infants F–– Everyone”) movement solidified his place as one of the most controversial, poetic, and timely figures of his day. Jussie Smollett is a marginal actor who claims that he is the “Gay Tupac.” This is offensive to the estate of Mr. Shakur and the LGBTQ community. But both Mr. Smollett and the representatives of this faction of the world are in error for propagating the notion of an anti-concept, the “hate crime.” Even if (which appears to be doubtful based on the facts) Smollett had been attacked for his being a gay African American man, it would not mean that his chemical makeup or life as a gay person grants him special privileges before the law. Smollett brings the thought of a scared little boy in a man’s frame. Sensing that he would lose face over the whole debacle, he hid behind both the Pan-African and the rainbow flags.
Kryptonite is the only weakness that Superman has. Sadly, the same could not be said for the first man to portray him on TV, George Reeves. While he was beloved for the iconic role, there were many secrets that the former Man of Steel kept from the adoring public that came to light after his mysterious death. Once they did, the belief that there was a conspiracy to get rid of any investigation into his death became almost undeniable. One of those things was that his body was found naked, sprawled across his bed. A bullet had gone through his skull and lodged itself in the ceiling, and two more were located in the floor. That led to the belief that George Reeves was murdered.
13. Montauk Beach Home—Bernie Madoff
The hottest topic in true crime right now is Ted Bundy. He's everywhere. Netflix's new documentary Conversations With A Killer and the upcoming movie starring Zac Efron have brought one of the craziest cases from the 70s in the forefront of our minds. He's long since been dead, a terrible man met the fate he deserved in 1989, but his influence is still seen to this day. That's why he's still a hot topic. A handsome, educated man, who had a relatively normal childhood, was killing women. He killed them one after the other and he would've never stopped if he had been caught.
Disgraced R&B legend R. Kelly has been making negative headlines for a better part of the last 25 years over controversial activities, which made him known as a shadowy sexual molester of underage girls in the dark.
Some may remember the 1994 case in which O. J. Simpson was accused of the murder of Nicole Brown and Ron Goldman at Brown's Brentwood, California house. This case is one that has many different turns, including the acquittal of O. J. Simpson. But the question still remains: who killed Brown and Goldman on the 12th of June 1994?
“My parents would say to my aunt, ‘What are you doing letting a 50-year-old man take a bunch of under-age girls in his car?’ And my aunt would say, ‘Oh, he’s a friend of the school.’ ” —Merion Jones
Bonnie wanted to be a writer. She filled her notebooks up with poems she scribbled on the porch to escape the Texas summer heat. Time would drip slow as molasses through her fingers. She was bored, she was broke. She, above all, had the nagging feeling she was meant for so much more.
Anime geeks may already be acquainted with the series known as Lupin the Third. In it, a classy male burglar and his team of bandits work together to steal priceless goods. There's hijinks, hilarity, and once in a while, touching moments, too.
Mass murderers, serial killers, and cult leaders have long been a fascinating phenomenon to the general public. People such as Charles Manson, Ted Bundy, and Richard Ramirez have committed such cruel acts that they have created household names for themselves. With the media curating stories, releasing books, and telling tall tales of these murderers, they have accumulated fan clubs around the globe who do everything from write love letters to send countless amounts of fan mail.
It seems only fair to talk about the most prolific on this list of creepy entertainers. Someone that actually committed horrible crimes against children.