Jerry Bruckheimer Destroyed His Neighbors' Property Values And An Elderly Couple's Subsistence Garden
Inexplicably rewarded for his role in creating Pirates Of The Caribbean, National Treasure, and four identical CSI shows, Jerry Bruckheimer decided to treat himself to a 400-acre ranch in California's scenic Ojai Valley. Bruckheimer values his privacy, no doubt because of the endless masses clamoring for him to create The Lone Ranger 2, so he encircled his property with trees that can grow to over 20 feet. And in doing so he earned the wrath of everyone in his new neighborhood.
No, the locals weren't demanding a literal look at Bruckheimer's incredible creative mind as it churned mightily to set the wheels of Bad Boys: Screw It, Here's Another One in motion. A big part of living in a scenic valley is being able to see the scenery, and Bruckheimer's trees annihilated everyone's view. Property values plummeted accordingly, because the loss of the incredible majesty of nature was somehow not counterbalanced by the potential to maybe occasionally catch a glimpse of a man who brought the world a timeless film about guinea pigs who are secret agents that make fart jokes.
Jason Merritt/Getty Images"I'll do to your home value what I did to every theater that ran Kangaroo Jack."
These neighbors weren't exactly living in tenement blocks, but this wasn't an elitist gated community either. Bruckheimer dropped a multi-million-dollar eyesore into a regular neighborhood, and he doesn't even spend much time in it, because he's too busy bringing society a Top Gun sequel despite society politely asking him not to. Worst of all, the shade created by his trees devastated the garden of an elderly couple that relied on their harvest for food. And an incredibly rich and powerful man blocking out the sun so that his everyday neighbors can't eat is a little too on the nose, even by the standards of the villain who subjected the world to Pearl Harbor.
Dr. Dre Tried To Prevent An Actual Doctor From Going By Dr. Drai
Dr. Drai is a Pennsylvania gynecologist. Dr. Dre is a rapper and producer whose medical knowledge of women is limited to whatever information he's informally gleamed from repeatedly assaulting them. The average person would not get them confused, but that did not stop Dre from launching a lengthy legal battle on the claim that Dr. Drai's "brand" would confuse some presumably very stupid people.
Though it seems like an OBGYN being confused with a woman-beater might have more to lose.