News

John Lennon’s Hollywood star defaced

John Lennon’s Hollywood star defaced

STAR VANDALIZED: John Lennon's star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, shown here in 2008, was defaced over the weekend, just days before a ceremony to mark his birthday. Photo: Associated Press

The Beatles legend John Lennon’s star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame was defaced over the weekend.

The “Imagine” icon’s star, which lies next to Los Angeles’ iconic Capitol Records building, was covered in graffiti drawn in marker pen, including a spotted toadstool, and the phrases I love you and Blackbird… Rain was here.

Ana Martinez of the Hollywood Walk of Fame organization tells The Hollywood Reporter she determined to catch the culprits, saying, “We don’t mess around. I think Capitol is looking into seeing if there’s any video (of the crime). They’re registered state landmarks. We’ve had people destroy stars, cracking or prying out parts of the stars, and they do go to jail and they have to pay back for the repairs.”

The graffiti was removed by Monday morning, just two days before a special event will be held at the landmark to honor what would have been Lennon’s 73rd birthday on Oct. 9.

Recent Headlines

in Music

CHART TOPPERS: This week’s top alt tracks

tompetty

LISTEN: This week's top alternative tracks, according to the latest Billboard charts.

in Trending, Viral Videos

TODAY’S MUST SEE: Johnny JamBoogie

18-overlay8

If football doesn't workout, "Johnny Football" always has this to fall back on.

in Viral Videos

Boy’s hilarious reaction to baby news

19-overlay3

This little boy is NOT excited about being a big brother again, but his reaction is priceless.

in Viral Videos

Dad catches daughter taking selfies

11-overlay8

This teenage girl takes more photos of herself in this 58-second video, than you have all year.

in Music

Michael Jackson’s hometown plans three-day birthday bash

FILE - In this March 5, 2009 file photo, Michael Jackson is shown at a press conference in London. Testimony from AEG Live executive Paul Gongaware on his interactions with Jackson and his negotiations with the singer’s doctor dominated the fifth week of a civil case against the company filed by the superstar’s mother, Katherine. On Tuesday May 28, 2013, Gongaware reluctantly acknowledged that he negotiated the $150,000 per month rate that Jackson’s doctor expected to be paid to serve on the “This Is It” tour.

The King of Pop's boyhood home of Gary, Indiana will celebrate this weekend with the Michael Jackson Tribute Festival of the Arts.