Gossip Reports Tie Beyonce’s Slain Bodyguard to Lewd Acts on Video
After a former body guard to Jay Z, Beyonce and Lady Gaga, among other stars, died in Miami last week, a series of gossip items have tied the late Norman Oosterbroek to multiple lewd acts involving video. our editor recommends ‘Fifty Shades’ Movie: Universal Hires Bodyguards for Charlie Hunnam The Miami Herald reported last week that the 43-year-old Oosterbroek was discovered by Pinecrest police, naked and ingesting what appeared to be narcotics. According to the Herald’s report, Oosterbroek had broken into a neighbor’s home ad physically assaulted the neighbor. After being tasered by police, he was pronounced dead a short time later at Baptist Hospital. Oosterbroek, also known as the “Dutch Giant,” is survived by his wife, April McDaniel, and two small children. PHOTOS: 12 of Hollywood’s Most Mysterious Deaths On Wednesday, a new report surfaced from New York Daily News — appearing to confirm a blind item follow-up from Crazy Days and Nights — alleging that the bodyguard had a salacious history with his former employers, Jay Z and Beyonce. According to the NYDN report, Oosterbroek had been fired by the Carters after the power couple discovered that he had solicited a prostitute while on duty for them in Las Vegas. They also allegedly discovered video evidence depicting Oosterbroek using the family’s passports in a lewd act. The story was allegedly uncovered by a major magazine — according to Crazy Days’ blind item, Shape — and the couple agreed to appear in a cover story in exchange for keeping the scandalous story out of the press. PHOTOS: The New A-List: 23 Salaries From Angelina Jolie to Robert Downey Jr. Revealed Depressed after losing his job with the family, Oosterbroek reportedly found himself in and out of rehab toward the end of his life. The 6-foot-5, 280-pound man is best remembered for breaking both legs of a Jay Z fan who rushed the stage at one of the rapper’s shows in Washington, D.C., three years ago.
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Jay Z helped re-brand the Brooklyn Nets franchise after it moved from New Jersey. Jay Z also helped overhaul their look and the Jay Z brand name helped bring in a bigger audience. Despite selling his shares, Jay Z says hes a Brooklyn Nets forever on his website. Jay Zs net worth after selling his Barclays Center stock netted him far more than the Nets, bringing in a cool $1.5 million. The Barclays Center is valued at $741 million and Jay Zs ownership amounted to one-fifth of one percent. So what is the total Beyonce and Jay Z net worth ? Combined, the celebrity couple managed to bring in around $80 million between June 2012 and June 2013. Current estimates place their combined net worth at over $1 billion. But, back in the summer, estimates for Jay Zs net worth pegged him at $475 million . Interestingly enough, Jay Z claims most rapper lie about their net worth. For example, Nicki Minaj claimed to be a billionaire but her income was closer to $15 million. Even Jay Z exaggerated his net worth by rounding it up to half a billion.
The New York Daily News published a bananas story Wednesday exposing the bizarre circumstances surrounding Jay Z and Beyonces abrupt dismissal of their 6’5″, 280 lbs. head of security, Norman Oosterbroek: He was fired after the couple allegedly saw photographic and video evidence of him using the familys passports in a lewd act.” (The couple also discovered he had hired a prostitute while on duty for them in Las Vegas, which is crazy because it is somehow the LEAST interesting aspect of the story.) The Daily News write-up is scant on details with regard to the act itself, except to note that a source described Oosterbroek’s performance entailed “some pretty freaky things.” Oosterbroek met an even stranger end when he died earlier this month at the age of 43, after he was Tasered by police for resisting arrest. The Miami Herald reported that he had broken into a neighbors home, fully nude, and was beating the owner of the home when the cops arrived. Police said they saw Oosterbroek ingest an unknown substance before he was Tasered. The wife of the man Oosterbroek attacked called the encounter “horrifying” and said her family “[didn't] really know the man at all.” The Daily News reports a major print publication uncovered the story of Oosterbroek’s firing last year, but then brokered a deal with the Carters in exchange for burying it. Which leaves us with the following questions: What major print publication squashed this insane story? To what lewd acts does a collection of three passports (Beyonce, Jay Z, and Blue Ivy’s) lend itself? Update: As many astute commenters have pointed out, entertainment blog Crazy Days and Nights published a version of this story as a blind item earlier this year, and later identified American Media, Inc. (publisher of Shape Magazine…and the National Enquirer) as the company that buried the bodyguard story. Beyonce appeared on the April cover of Shape. We’ve reached out to the company for comment and will update if we hear back.
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For Lyndall Locke it was love at first sight when he first laid eyes on Houston-bred superstar Beyonce, as he describes it in a video on Entertainment Tonight. He says he remembers everything about that day: her hair, what she was wearing. He remembers it all. We were at cheerleading practice and [Kelly Rowland] walks in with Beyonce, the most beautiful girl Ive ever seen in my life, he said, I couldnt even do cheerleading practice cause I was staring at her. According to Locke, he was so love struck that he broke up with his girlfriend at the time just so he could win over Beyonces heart. Lockes quick actions were successful, and they started dating. The relationship lasted long enough for Locke to plan on marrying Beyonce, but toward the end insecurities got the best of him, and he made some choices that cost him his relationship, he said in the TV interview. She just so happened to be in Atlanta and [through mutual friends] find out that I was hanging out with his other girl. Locke said She called me and asked me is this the case, and I was like yes this is the case, and she said well thanks a lot, we cant be together now. At the time, the break up didnt bother Locke. He blames it on being young and dumb. When you are young and its your first time doing certain things you get excited about those certain things, he said. In his mind Locke thought he was still going to get back with Beyonce, after all how you gonna pass up on all this? But Beyonce moved on and started dating Shawn Corey Jay-Z Carter. Locke figured it would fizzle out. He was just waiting for Carter to screw things up with Beyonce. He was a lot older than her, and if I can mess up he can mess something up too, Locke said. Any man who is 10 years older than a younger woman has got to be able to mess it up, but they know how not to mess up also. Through all that Locke still thinks fondly of Beyonce. He remembers her as a simple, down to earth girl.
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According to Forbes , a large portion of the pair’s revenue has come from both artists’ heavy touring schedule throughout the year. Jay-Z’s Watch The Throne tour, which he performed alongside Kanye West, earned the star $1.4 million (900,000) per night, while this summer’s Legends of the Summer dates with Justin Timberlake also made a considerable contribution. Beyonce, meanwhile, pulled in $2 million (1.25 million) per date on her own Mrs Carter tour. The pair also are involved in a number of endorsements from Beyonces partnership with Pepsi to Jay-Z’s deal with Samsung, which saw the rapper receive a multi-million dollar fee in return for Samsung distributing downloads of his recent album ‘Magna Carta Holy Grail’ for free to contract-holders. Second on the list were supermodel Gisele Bundchen and American football player Tom Brady, while Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie came in third. ‘Watch The Throne’ partner Kanye West, meanwhile, ranked fifth with his partner Kim Kardashian. Beyonce, meanwhile, was recently attacked by a fan during a show in Sao Paulo . During a performance at the Morumbi Stadium on September 15, a shirtless man attempted to pull the singer into the crowd during her rendition of ‘Irreplaceable’ but was stopped by security immediately. In that portion of the set, Beyonce moves closer to the crowd, singing from a smaller ‘Bey Stage’, which allowed the fan to be able to reach her. Earlier in the tour, the singer also faced danger when her hair became caught in the blades of a fan during ‘Halo’. The singer continued the performance, nonetheless, and finished her Montreal set without further disruption.