Category Archives: Celebrity

Man arrested for sending threats, white powder to Celebs and Politicians

LOS ANGELES — A man suspected of mailing more than a dozen threatening letters containing white powder to Rep. Nancy Pelosi, Jon Stewart and other high-profile figures was in custody and awaiting a court appearance.

Obliviously a deranged individual.  But it might be time to ask if celebrity stalking (and the tools to make that happen) have gotten out of control?  More insight into the mind of a celebrity stalker here.

Comedian Arrested at Airport

Comedian Katt Williams was arrested Monday at Los Angeles International Airport for allegedly carrying a stolen concealed weapon.  Security officers found a concealed weapon in his carry-on luggage. One law enforcement source described it as a “cheap, Saturday night special.”  Am I missing something here? How would anyone think that was a good idea?  Guess he wasn’t aware of the type of police presence the have at LAX.

Mainstream Media Covers Celebrity Bodyguards

Talking shop with celebrity bodyguards — The personal security men of Justin Timberlake, Beyonce and Ashlee Simpson show us a side we haven’t seen. 

It’s the “Photo Issue” so it’s a bit of a light read, but great exposure for the guys in our industry.  Special mention to Hassan and Big Shorty both of whom I know personally and have had the pleasure of working side by side with.

Tools (and tricks) of the Trade

When you think of outfitting yourself for a career as a bodyguard what’s on your essential must-have list?

  • Semi-Automatic Handgun? (With appropriate license to carry)
  • Bulletproof Vest?
  • How about one of those cool–talk into your hand–microphones?

It’s true, at some point and time there is probably a place for all of that.  However, one of the biggest assets to someone doing this line of work for any length of time is something so obvious it really gets overlooked:

Yep, a good, COMFORTABLE, pair of shoes will make a world of difference for the bodyguard.  Just ask any agent who’s worked a detail where he has to stand for 12 hours plus, or walked 3 miles on an overseas sight-seeing trip with a VIP (on unpaved roads!) I’ve done all those things and I’ll tell you, wear the wrong shoes and the unpleasantness factor goes up dramatically.    

Elijah with Usher in the UK

The best of the Past…

Behind the Bodyguard Business existed previously as version 1.0 on Myspace.  If your interested in what makes the people in our profession do what we do, or if your an insider just looking for a good read, there are a lot of great post archived there.  Feel free to take a vist by clicking here.