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Thursday
Oct042012

Report: A Fortune in Jewelry Swiped from Julianne Moore's Home

ABC/MATT BROWN(NEW YORK) -- Julianne Moore personally carried her shiny new Emmy award statuette in a paper bag to keep it safe on a recent flight, but a New York Post story claims the actress should have been equally protective of her bling at home.

Nearly $130,000 worth of jewelry was reportedly swiped from Moore's New York City apartment, the paper notes.  Ten missing items include a $33,000 platinum Cartier tennis bracelet, as well as four watches from the high-end retailer priced at nearly $80,000.

The Post reports workmen had easy access to the Oscar winner's West Village brownstone for nearly two months over the summer while renovations were underway.

Moore was in Toronto at the time the bling went missing.

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Tuesday
Oct042011

'Dancing with the Stars' Pro Mark Ballas Loses Girlfriend, Gets Robbed

ABC/ADAM TAYLOR(LOS ANGELES) -- Mark Ballas has not had a great past couple of weeks.

The Dancing with the Stars professional broke up with his girlfriend Pia Toscano two weeks ago, and now he's the victim of a car break-in.

The dancer tweeted to his fans, “My car just got broke into and my first Martin guitar was taken…”

But wait, there's more bad news.  According to TMZ, Ballas also had an expensive Breitling watch stolen from him last week.

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Thursday
Jun162011

Inmate Confesses to 1994 Robbery of Tupac Shakur

Ron Galella/WireImage(NEW YORK) -- A convicted murderer serving a life sentence in a Brooklyn, N.Y., prison claims he robbed Tupac Shakur in a 1994 incident where the late rapper was shot five times, insisting that a hip hop mogul hired him for the job.

Dexter Isaac is listed as the author of a confessional letter to Allhiphop.com in which he claims that he was hired by entertainment mogul James "Jimmy Henchman" Rosemond to carry out the November 1994 robbery in front of New York's Quad Studio. Isaac is currently serving a life sentence for an unrelated crime.

During the robbery, Tupac was shot, but Isaac didn't indicate who actually pulled the trigger.

"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, Cynthia Ried. I still have as proof the chain that we took that night in the robbery," Isaac wrote in the statement.

Isaac's allegations against Rosemond -- who manages the careers of Mike Tyson and Sean Kingston through his Czar Entertainment -- come after Rosemond accused him of being a government informant.

Claiming that he has kept Rosemond's secret for years, Isaac accuses Rosemond of being the actual informant, stating that he has documents proving that Rosemond aided the government to arrest his friends in order to keep himself out of prison.

In the letter, Isaac also insinuates that he has further information regarding Shakur's unsolved 1996 murder and the death or rapper Christopher Wallace, better known as The Notorious B.I.G., in 1997. He also implies that Sean "P Diddy" Combs is in cahoots with Rosemond in some capacity.

"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 reads. "It's about time that some one did, and I will do so at a different time," Isaac says in the letter. "Jimmy, you and Puffy like to come off all innocent-like, but as the saying goes: You can't fool some of the people of the time, but you cannot fool all of the people all of the time."

The 1994 robbery and shooting – in which Shakur was shot five times, twice in the head -- is widely cited as an instigating event in the long-running rivalry between Shakur and Wallace throughout the mid- 1990s. Shakur recovered from the 1994 shooting.

In an interview with Vibe magazine in April of 1995, Shakur stated that he believed that Uptown Records' founder Andre Harrell, Sean Combs, and Wallace -- who were all inside the Quad Studio building at the time -- had prior knowledge of the robbery.

Rosemond's lawyer, Jeffrey Lichtman, said Isaac's confession is merely a ploy to get out of a life sentence for a crime unrelated to the Tupac incident.

"All of a sudden, 17 years later, he's not looking to clear his conscience," Lichtman told ABC News. "He's looking to get out of a life sentence for a murder he committed that has nothing to do with this."

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Thursday
Jun162011

Two Men in Joss Stone Robbery Plot Appear in Court

ROBERT VOS/AFP/Getty Images(LONDON) -- The two men accused of plotting to rob and harm British singer Joss Stone appeared in court Thursday and were ordered to be held in jail until their next hearing on July 1.

On Monday, 30-year-old Junior Bradshaw and 33-year-old Kevin Liverpool were found in a red car near the home of Joss Stone with a samurai sword, a body bag, and detailed notes about the layout of Stone's home.

The 24-year-old singer is worth nearly $15 million and it appears her wealth and fame made her a target. Stone's home is in the small town where she grew up, Cullompton, 175 miles southwest of London.

The kidnapping plot was foiled when neighbors became suspicious of the men and officers swooped in and arrested them. In the men's car, officers also found a rope and maps of the area.

It's unclear if Stone was at her home on Monday.

Stone rose to stardom as a teenager. Her debut album, The Soul Sessions, went multi-platinum. She's a Grammy winner and has sold 11 million albums worldwide. She is friends with Prince William and was invited to his wedding to Kate Middleton. She also sang at a concert honoring the late Princess Diana.

Police said that despite the sword, body bag and detailed notes, nothing was actually taken from Stone's home and no one was harmed. But police are taking no chances. Security remains tight around the singer's home.

The two men face charges of conspiracy to commit robbery and grievous bodily harm.

Stone embarks on a European tour next month.

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