Hayden Panettiere rips off fans, gets robbed

Hayden PanettiereHeroes star Hayden Panettiere‘s home was recently burglarized, and approximately $15,000 in jewelry was stolen. A spokesperson from the Los Angeles Police Department told Access Hollywood that the theft took place while Panettiere was on vacation. Sources say there were no signs of forced entry, and that several people were entrusted with keys to her home during her absence. Police are currently trying to catch the burglars; looks like they should include her so-called friends in their investigation! In spite her misfortune, 19-year-old Panettiere will have no problems raising money to buy herself some new bling. She recently charged Australian fans $50 to have their picture taken with her and another $40 for her autograph, while refusing to do interviews at the Supernova Pop Culture Expo in Melbourne, because “she was there for the fans, not the media,” said an event spokesperson. ~Meryl H.

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  1. A-nony-mouse • April 24, 2009 @ 11:03 AM

    So we should slam her for making money? There aren’t any other celebs out there charging for their autographs or pics right? Get real. And get over yourself. I’m sure if you became famous enough you’d do it too.

  2. Dogmeat • April 24, 2009 @ 11:12 AM

    Ha! Hypocrite.

    She should have said “I’m there to make money off my fans. The media I do pro bono.” Then she should make the pumping arm motion and yell out “Ka-CHING!” At least then we could say she was being honest.

  3. Rez • April 24, 2009 @ 12:45 PM

    No I wouldn’t charge people to get their picture with me or my autograph. That’s just low, self absorbed.

    I would feel embarrassed charging anyone for something like that. Maybe she knows she doesnt really have a future in TV or Movies and is trying to get what she can while she can.

    Still though. Shame

  4. SOPHIE • April 24, 2009 @ 1:21 PM

    Correct me if I’m wrong but who reads the interviews the media does????…The fans, no?? How are we supposed to know anything about her if she does not do the interviews?? Plus if she is there for the fans charging them is pretty low…What? Heroes doesn’t pay enough per episode??? Maybe she should ask for a raise instead of charging for pictures and autographs..I would not pay for that or if I did it would be for someone who is actually famous….

  5. Me • April 24, 2009 @ 1:39 PM

    If at least 100 people asked you for your photo and autograph everywhere you went EVERYTIME, EVERYDAY, would you be happy?

  6. Disgusted • April 24, 2009 @ 1:50 PM

    Absolutely disgusted she should be ashamed of herself….Making money is one thing but riping your fans off is anouther.

  7. Disgusted • April 24, 2009 @ 1:55 PM

    If you don’t want the attention from fans wanting a picture then maybe it is time to change your profession don’t ya think?????

  8. Jo-Anne • April 24, 2009 @ 2:04 PM

    yeah, you always feel kinda “special” at the concert tables displaying those chintzy keyrings for $5 or a “really special deal of the day” $60 t-shirt…but hey, paying $$ to attend our fave celebrity must-see movies/concerts has somehow moved into the $$$$$$$$$ range…why?…because we pay it

    no buyers…no sellers

  9. tributegirl • April 24, 2009 @ 2:09 PM

    SOPHIE, I couldn’t agree more.

  10. jim • April 24, 2009 @ 2:19 PM

    who cars i think she should watch out who her friends are

  11. Jonathan • April 24, 2009 @ 2:59 PM

    She may be cute and all, but I wouldn’t pay her $90

  12. James • April 24, 2009 @ 4:29 PM

    Your headlines are incorrect! She has not ripped off her fan by charging for photos and autographs. I think it shows the integrity of the reporting too be that inflammatory, what is this Fox news? Most of the stars donate a large portion of those fees to charity. What a horrible thing to say and a sarcastic, unprofessional tone Meryl H. Report the facts not your feelings.

  13. charles. u. farley • April 24, 2009 @ 5:28 PM

    Two things to remember, regarding celebrities any where anytime IT,S MY TIME !!! IT,S MY MONEY !!!!!!!!!!

  14. Bernice Parsons • April 24, 2009 @ 5:38 PM

    It is so disgusting to see this happening! If there were no fans of these so-called ‘stars, they would have no status to begin with. It is so nasty to see them ripping off the very people on whom they count to have their careers advance. If we stopped noticing her, where would she be?

  15. Patricia • April 24, 2009 @ 5:53 PM

    Are these people nutz! I’d not spend 10cents let alone 50.00 to have a pic or signature of anyone! If the people stopped chasing these so called celebs where would they be? They owe us we owe them nothing! We the people watch these lame tv shows they are on which make them popular, perhaps it’s time we stopped watching and then they fade into oblivion and see who or where they are then!

  16. Monique • April 24, 2009 @ 6:12 PM

    She can do whatever she wants to do. It’s up to the fan if he/she is stupid enough to pay that price.
    Personally, I don’t like her acting (very one dimentional), and stopped watching Hero’s mid-second season. It just got toooooo stupid.

  17. Nancy • April 24, 2009 @ 6:23 PM

    One word…….D I V A ! ! !

    😛

  18. xantheus • April 24, 2009 @ 7:54 PM

    lol @ all of you crying babies. you are just jealous you cant charge people for stuff like that. as was said by someone else if people refused to pay, then she wouldnt be able to charge. dont blame her for the stupidity of fans willing to pay for that kind of thing.

  19. demigod • April 24, 2009 @ 8:20 PM

    Fans can be ‘fanatics’.
    How Gene Simmonsish of her.

  20. quinn • April 24, 2009 @ 8:24 PM

    Hey Nancy she hasn’t earned her diva status. However I do know what you mean. She is believing her hype, therefore she has a short shelf life. Next!

  21. apsoe • April 24, 2009 @ 8:55 PM

    Karma.

  22. Adrian • April 24, 2009 @ 9:33 PM

    Totally karma. I love the headline. She’s ripping off her fans. And she got robbed. If that’s not karma, what is? I wouldn’t pay my favourite star in the world $10 for their autograph. And if I were making the money she is, I would feel ashamed to take money from people for just posing for a picture or signing my name. How ungracious of her.

  23. Yves • April 24, 2009 @ 11:14 PM

    All this boils down to is this. She likes her fans, but doesn’t want to be swarmed by thousands of them asking for pictures and autographs.

    While 90$ is quite a lot, it lets her know who the fans that truly support her are and she probably chats with them for awhile and thanks them for everything.

  24. Andrew • April 25, 2009 @ 1:50 AM

    I agree with Yves. Despite all the angry comments, I think Hayen’s fans who paid for a pic and autograph with her aren’t thinking about the price. I think they’d be saddened by these remarks against their fav. star. It’s not like these fans are bumping into Hayden on the street and handing her cash for a photo and autograph. I’m sure it’s a controlled appearence where fan’s can pay to get a picture and autograph with her…and like James said, proceeds go to their fav. charity. I VERY, HIGHLY DOUBT that Hayden is receiving the cash in her hand. I think someone passed by such a scheduled appearence, noticed a price for a photo and autograph and blew the whole thing out of proportion.

  25. demigod • April 25, 2009 @ 2:30 AM

    Andrew, if that’s the case, it makes all the difference. But I’m sure she still gets some kind of appearance fee.

  26. Ottawa shopper • April 25, 2009 @ 3:41 AM

    No one is forcing the fans to pay any money!
    I’M SURE THE FANS WILLINGLY PAID THE $50, NO ONE IS HOLDING A GUN TO THEIR HEAD AND MAKING THEM DO IT.

    WE LIVE IN AMERICA WHERE WE ARE FREE TO SPEND OUT MONEY ON WHAT WE WANT.

    I DON’T SEE HOW SHE IS RIPPING OFF FANS IF THEY WILLINGLY SHOW UP AND PAY FOR AN AUTOGRAPH.

  27. Jo-Anne • April 25, 2009 @ 8:54 AM

    Agree, Ottawa shopper, “rips off” ill choice…but it gets the attention it seeks

  28. whatever • April 25, 2009 @ 12:22 PM

    shes freaking hilarious. lol. awesome. smart girl.

  29. Simmy • April 25, 2009 @ 9:08 PM

    I really think this was for charity or something a bit ‘Heroine’ oriented, I don’t think she would do this for her own gain. Just some great PR and adoring fans, maybe?

  30. Edith • April 27, 2009 @ 12:08 AM

    OK i dont get this she is there for the fans yet she is charging them around $90 just to see her and sign some stupid peice of paper that to me is really stupid. She deserved to get robbed maybe the same people that robbed her are the ones using that money to see her hey you never know lol.

  31. Matt • April 27, 2009 @ 10:57 PM

    Hey, Adam West won’t even let you take a picture of him. He has security all around his table.

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