In case you’ve missed the internet’s collective freakout this week, Charles Manson, mass murderer, is engaged to a 26-year-old named Afton Elaine Burton. Manson is serving life in prison and the pair has permission to marry in the facility. A few questions I have for Burton…
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Love is a complicated thing. The most complicated thing, even. Montagues fall in love with Capulets. Americans fall in love with Australians. And no matter how morally depraved and heinous his crimes, there always seems to be some woman who will marry a convicted murderer. Take Leydi Figueroa Uceda, a Peruvian woman who has been engaged to Joran van der Sloot, the Dutch man who allegedly killed teenager Natalee Holloway in Aruba in 2005, since last year. Not only are these two engaged, but Uceda is now five months’ pregnant with their child. Keep reading »
Are you done eating lunch? Because mass murderer Charles Manson has a 25-year-old maybe-fiancee he renamed “Star,” who has been visiting him prison since she was a teenager.
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And we thought thought it was strange that there are dueling Snow White and Linda Lovelace movies coming down the pipeline at the same time. Apparently, there are currently four movies about Charles Manson in the works. First, there’s “The Manson Girls,” starring Thora Birch and Nikki Blonsky as two women who become fascinated with the creepy dude. Then there’s “The Family,” which will have Ryan Kwanten of “True Blood” as Manson himself. Then there’s “Eyes of a Dreamer,” the movie which Lindsay Lohan has been asked to star in as Sharon Tate, the actress and wife of Roman Polanski who was killed by Manson’s followers when she was eight months pregnant. And now we hear about “The Dead Circus,” a movie which will look at the death of Bobby Fuller, which was ruled a suicide but is very likely tied to Manson, too. James Marsden will be taking on the role of Manson in this one. [Huffington Post]
So I have to ask—what’s up with all the Manson movies? Keep reading »
Lindsay Lohan is trying to pick herself up and dust herself off after falling—both literally and metaphorically—in the past year. Rumor has it that she is auditioning for a role as a villain in the new “Superman” this week. I definitely want to hear LiLo’s super-villain cackle, but even more exciting is the news that she has reportedly been offered the role of actress Sharon Tate in a movie about Charles Manson, “Eyes of a Dreamer: The Charles Manson Story.” It would be a very dark role for Lindsay—after all, Tate was murdered by Manson’s followers when she was eight months pregnant—but it’s also one that could be a great, edgy return to acting for her. You know, since the Linda Lovelace thing didn’t work out.
After the jump, a comparison of the two ladies. Keep reading »