Web Exclusive: Swatters strike again; Ryan Seacrest the target

(CNN) - Following a tragedy, MTV pulls the plug on a popular reality series.  It's stopped production of the reality series "Buckwild."  21-year-old Shain Gandee died of carbon monoxide poisoning last week, along with two others.  They were found in a vehicle partially submerged in mud.  The deaths were labeled accidental. 

In a statement Wednesday, MTV said "..this was not an easy decision, but given Shain's tragic passing and essential presence on the show, we felt it was not appropriate to continue without him." Fans have taken to twitter, calling for MTV to reconsider. One wrote, "so sad when real reality hits, the show gets canceled."

Ryan Seacrest has become the latest celebrity targeted by a "swatter."  Police say a hoax 911 call reported armed men were shooting their way into the "American Idol" host's home Wednesday.  Beverly hills police say when they arrived they found Seacrest there, but no group of armed men.  Seacrest joins a growing list of celebs "swatted" in recent months, including Rihanna, Justin Timberlake and the Kardashians.  These prank calls earned the nickname "swatting" because law enforcement agencies sometimes would send swat teams to respond.

"Wings" fans listen up.  Paul McCartney is re-releasing the group's 1976 live album, "Wings Over America."  The deluxe edition box set will include a remastered, two-disc version of the album, along with bonus material.  The extras would include a DVD of the TV special, "Wings Over the World," and a commemorative tour book.


To find out more about Facebook commenting please read the
Conversation Guidelines and FAQs

Leave a Comment