Two USC fans have been charged for allegedly vandalizing UCLA‘s on-campus statue and now face up to 3 YEARS in JAIL.
Louis Torres (19) and Willie Johnson (18) allegedly hit up UCLA’s campus on Nov. 13 — just days before the Trojans’ rivalry game with the Bruins — and sought to violate the bear statue.
Officials say the two men doused the statue in Trojan-colored paint … and also inked the letters “SC” into the landmark’s pedestal.
It’s interesting … ’cause in preparation for the big game — UCLA officials actually boxed up the bear … which means the vandals had to go the extra mile to get to it … physically prying open the box to get to the statue.
Reports estimate the vandalism caused $ 15,000 worth of damage … and now, officials say both suspects could face up to 3 years in jail, if convicted.
This ain’t the first time the Bruin bear has been subject to USC antics … back in 2009, it was also doused in red and yellow paint — which caused a reported $ 20,000 of damage.
For their part … USC fans make sure UCLA can’t retaliate by wrapping their on-campus statues in duct tape and having students guard them throughout rivalry week.
Sandra Bullock‘s latest hit movie is racking up record-setting Netflix views, sparking tons of memes … and also turning a small California suburb into a tourist attraction.
Small spoiler alert … there’s a house in “Bird Box” where the film’s stars take refuge from an evil force. The exterior shots of the property — including the stone stairway entrance — were not shot on a studio back lot, but at a real home in Monrovia … about 20 miles Northeast of L.A.
The owner tells TMZ … a handful of visitors have been showing up to take photos at the house every day — including Christmas Day — since the movie was released on December 13.
We’re told everyone who’s stopped by to snap a pic of the “Bird Box” house has been very polite, and some have even knocked on the door to ask for permission.
The owner says she got $ 12k for the exterior shots — and despite her house’s central role in the movie … she has no plans to watch “Bird Box.” She doesn’t have Netflix.
The Hollywood thing’s kinda old hat for her because she says her home’s been featured in at least 3 other films in the past 20 years, although she couldn’t remember specific titles.
We’re trying to research which ones but, honestly, some of us still have on blindfolds after watching the movie. We scare easy.