Johnny Depp is held by a bodyguard as he leaves the May 2011 screening of Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides in Cannes, France.
A trio of bodyguards for the late Michael Jackson stopped by ABC’s “Good Morning America” on Tuesday to defend the pop icon’s image. Mike Garcia, Javon Beard, and Bill Whitfield said the “King of Pop” lived a sheltered life, recalling a naive comment he made one night on the Las Vegas strip
Selena Gomez with a Large Bodyguard
The fallout from the Chris Brown and Drake brawl back in June of 2012 is, seemingly, never-ending. The lawsuits stemming from this scuffle could singlehandedly fund a law firm on their own.
This time Breezy’s bodyguard, Pat Sutherland, is the latest to sue following the club melee — and, according to The Daily News, he’s got his sights set on Drizzy and the nightclub W.i.P.
Sutherland, who is suing for an undisclosed amount, says he received “severe and disfiguring injuries to his face, head and eyes,” as a result of the fight, which is clearly evidenced by the nasty gash he has across his forehead.
The big burly Sutherland seems to be using his lawsuit as a means to a personal attack on Drake calling the rapper, “a popular and successful, albeit critically derided, entertainer.” Ha! You mean to say the guy who pays your salary, Chris Brown, isn’t in the crosshairs of critics all over the world, even though he’s had a very successful music career? The saying, “If you live in a glass house, you shouldn’t throw stones,” is coming to mind here.
The bodyguard apparently didn’t really care for the nightclub’s feng shui either saying the seating arrangements posed, “a substantial and unjustifiable risk that a mass altercation would occur between the two camps.” Okay, or said camps could have acted like grown ups and, ya know, not thrown bottles at each other?
Tom Brady Bodyguard
Two bodyguards who worked at Gisele Bundchen and Tom Brady’s 2009 wedding in Costa Rica were convicted of attempted murder and sentenced to five years in prison after they opened fire on two paparazzi photographers during the nuptials.
They were also reportedly ordered to pay a fine of about $10,000.
From the Agence France-Press:
Yuri Cortez, a Salvadoran who works for AFP, and Costa Rican colleague Carlos Aviles had been trying to take pictures of the wedding.
The bodyguards confronted them and demanded in vain that the photographers hand over their cameras’ memory cards.
As the photographers drove away, at least one of the bodyguards opened fire, according to the complaint against them. Neither of the photographers was hurt.
The bodyguards were identified as Miguel Solis and Colombian Alexander. A third bodyguard was acquitted in the case.
“I could have lost my life for the sale of some pictures that Gisele didn’t want published. Are they insane?” Aviles told the Daily Mail.
Shortly after the incident, Brady dismissed the claims in an interview with Sports Illustrated. We found two guys on our property, and we told them to get out. Our security guys didn’t even have guns. There were no shots fired,” he said.
Justin Bieber’s Bodyguard
This is the moment Justin Bieber’s bodyguard was arrested in Atlanta for allegedly stealing a photographer’s camera.
The 19-year-old’s bodyguard Hugo Hensy, 32, was cuffed in Georgia on Tuesday afternoon, before being taken away in a police car.
A new report claims that the posse member stole a camera from a photographer outside of a fun house, before jumping into an Escalade that was later found parked in front of the star’s rented spaceship mansion.
Cuffed: Justin Bieber’s bodyguard Hugo Hensy is arrested in Atlanta for allegedly stealing a $10,000 camera from a photographer while his charge was in an arcade
According to TMZ, the photographer followed the crew home to the outlandish digs Bieber is currently renting from hip hop impresario Dallas Austin.
Once police arrived, they discovered the stolen property still inside of the Escalade, along with a small amount of marijuana and two large glass pipes used to smoke the drug.
Due to the miniscule amount of the drug, no extra charges were filed in relation to the finding.
Hensy was charged with stealing the camera of a photographer who allegedly came to close to the young singer; and of course, it isn’t the only legal issue the crew have ongoing.
Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitts Bodyguard
Angelina Jolie: Bodyguards for the star revealed that she was known to throw knives at the wall when she and Brad Pitt argued. The guards said phone calls from Brad’s ex-wife, Jennifer Aniston, caused Angelina to throw tantrums. The superstar couple “go through bodyguards like crazy,“ a source said, and “one time she made her bodyguard drive her to a fast-food place at 4 a.m. to get a burger.
Nicole Richie: The former party girl turned her life around after having two kids with husband Joel Madden. But according to a former bodyguard, Nicole kept things spicy with Joel by “constantly texting him sexy messages, telling him what she’s wearing and what she wants to do with him when she gets home.” Nicole’s other addiction, said a guard who worked for her during the summer of 2008, is shopping! “She can easily blow $2,000 a week on shoes — she loves Louboutins, which can go for over a grand. And spending $1,000 on three pairs of jeans in a week? No biggie for Nic!”
Mary-Kate Olsen Bodyguard
Mary-Kate Olsen: Sometimes fashion maven Mary-Kate thinks nothing of stripping down in her chauffeured car in full view of the rearview mirror, said a former bodyguard! “She’s not shy. When she buys a new outfit, she hops into the backseat and takes off all her clothes to put it on. It makes her guards uncomfortable, but they just have to deal with it.” The tiny twin also leans heavily on her minders after nights of heavy partying, according to sources in 2008. “Mary-Kate has nodded off in her chauffeured car numerous times,” her former employee recalled. “Her driver isn’t allowed to wake her up. He has to watch her until she comes to.”
Lindsey Lohan Bodyguard
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Lindsay Lohan: Onetime employee Lee Weaver recalled, “Guarding her was a nightmare. I would pray every night she wouldn’t kill herself on my watch.” While Lindsay’s reps denied it, Weaver insisted, “She had a total death wish and took more drugs and drank more than anyone I’ve ever met.” Another former guard also said the troubled actress was “the biggest slob I have ever seen; she never cleans up after herself. That girl can turn a beautiful hotel room into a pigsty in an hour.”
Miley Cyrus Bodyguard
Miley Cyrus: The former Hannah Montana star has recently raised eyebrows with her sexy look, and that would not be surprising to her former bodyguard, who said several years ago, “Miley’s a little hell-raiser behind closed doors. Limo rides are a total party, blasting music and snapping risqué pictures—a lot of them she wouldn’t want anyone to see, or she’d be in big trouble. She gets all smoochy with her girlfriends.” The former bodyguard also dissed Miley’s mom, Tish, as “rude and bossy.”
Paris Hilton Bodyguard
Paris Hilton: One former bodyguard for the hotel heiress and reality star said she didn’t like to pay for her wardrobe. Although Paris’ rep denied it, the guard revealed, “Before she was so well known, Paris use to grab jackets, jewelry, shoes — anything that wasn’t nailed to the floor. At a party in the Hollywood Hills, she asked me to put a pair of shoes she liked in my jacket and walk out with them. This girl could buy a thousand pairs of these shoes if she wanted to, so I don’t know why she’d steal them.”
Julia Roberts Bodyguard
Julia Roberts: Pretty Smelly Woman! That’s what a former employee dubbed the gorgeous Oscar winner a few years ago. “Julia is a total hippie,” a security expert who worked with the actress on a film said. “She’ll go days without showering. She likes to save water — she’s really green. And she likes the smell of her natural oils. Her husband, Danny [Moder], doesn’t care because he’s just as much of a hippie. Those two are the farthest thing from Hollywood glamour. They’re grunge all the way!”
Jennifer Aniston Bodyguard
Jennifer Aniston: “Jen is very free when it comes to showing off her body,” said a former bodyguard. “When she answers the door in the morning she’s in a mini camisole and underwear. She never covers up. But everyone is used to that. That’s just Jen! She’s always half-naked. When she’s not in her underwear, she’s in a bikini. I can name all the moles on her body, that’s how many times I’ve seen her undressed.”
Pink: In 2008, long before she had her daughter with husband Carey Hart, a former employee of the singer said, “She likes to pound drinks, often without mixers. She’s one of the biggest party girls I’ve ever seen.” The ex-employee said Pink often took naps after having one too many. “Once at a party at the Playboy Mansion, she curled up in a chair and fell asleep.”
An excerpt from Johnny Depp’s Bodyguard
Johnny Depp: The Lone Ranger star recently split from Vanessa Paradis, mom to their two children. But before the breakup, a former bodyguard revealed the family spent a lot of time at a secret hideaway in West Hollywood—not in France, as fans assumed. “He spent a fortune on a security system, which includes almost a dozen hidden cameras,” the former bodyguard explained. “He doesn’t want to be thought of as a Hollywood-type celebrity. You’ll never find him shopping on Robertson Blvd. He has clothes picked up by the guards and brought to the house for him to try on.”