Celebrity

Bizarre Hollywood Murder Cases

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Best known for his award-nominated role opposite James Dean in Rebel Without a Cause, Sal Mineo’s sexuality and death has often overshadowed his Hollywood career. Mineo, who would have been 77 today, was murdered outside his apartment by a teenage pizza delivery boy during a botched robbery. The case made the tabloids since Mineo was an openly bisexual actor and people linked the murder with a spurned gay lover. The press often speculated who Mineo’s lovers were, too, as the actor was close friends with stars like Dean, David Cassidy, Don Johnson, and Bobby Sherman. But this is just one of many bizarre murders that happened in Hollywood.
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Who Is Saartjie Baartman, the “Hottentot Venus,” and Why Would Beyoncé Want to Play Her in a Film?

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Yesterday it was reported that Beyoncé, one of the biggest pop stars in the world, has her eyes on a new project. According to the report, she wants to write and direct an adaptation of the story of Saartjie “Sara” Baartman, a South African woman with prominent physical features that led to her being displayed in freak shows in London and Paris, and who for many represented Europe’s view of Africans as sexually savage and racially inferior. 
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