Wiretapping Tom Cruise And 15 More 'Reporters' Who Crossed The Line

When getting the story is more important than journalistic integrity.
Wiretapping Tom Cruise And 15 More 'Reporters' Who Crossed The Line

Becoming a superstar can make you crazy wealthy, but that also means dealing with thousands of obsessed fans and weirdos on a regular basis. Consider the following reporters, who have all crossed the line in different very surprising ways!

The press is not the enemy of the people, but it may be a great annoyance at times. We're not just talking about the paparazzi following celebs into the restroom. In the interest of getting that scoop, reporters, photographers, and other otherwise reasonable journalists will frequently throw ethics and safety concerns out the window.

We're talking about journalists that faked their own murders, reporters who have disguised themselves as patients in psychiatric wards, journalists who have groped actresses and even stalked pregnant stars.  It turns out some people will do ANYTHING to get their scoop.

Scroll down for some truly wild examples of reporters who absolutely crossed the line. We couldn't believe some of these. For instance...

CRACKEDc COM While taking photographs, two paparazzi trapped Maria Shriver and her husband, Arnold Schwarzenegger, in their car by boxing it in with t
CRACKEDC COM Investigative jouralist Donal Macintyre got a Chelsea tattoo SO he courld gJo uindercover for a piece on footballl hooligans! The pain wa
CRACKEDOOM Russian journalist, Arkady Babchenko, faked his murder so that he could investigate the people who were actually trying to murder him.
Wiretapping Tom Cruise And 15 More 'Reporters' Who Crossed The Line
CRACKED COM Anas Aremeyaw Anas is a master of disguise. He posed as a mental ward patient, albino body parts smuggler, and once, a rock-n the Rock, an
CRACKED COM THEODORE C FREEMAN When he learned that astronaut Ted Freeman had been killed in a plane crash, Houston Chronicle reporter James Schefter
When Tori Spelling was pregnant with her third child, a photographer followed her as she tried to drop her kids off at school. When he chased HeR up t
Tara Brown, an Australian 60 Minutes scorrespondent, involved herself in a CRAU parental abduction. The abduction was broadcast live as a news show. B
In 2013, paparazzi in two cars cut off Chris Brown's car and came out to take pictures. He backed away, but then two more cars cut him off, and he Cra
Frank Smith faked insanity to get inside Kankakee Mental Asylum and lived through hell. He found that all the patients drank unsafe water using the sa
D Anna Erelle romanced an ISIS commander to get inside stories. Erelle wrote about radicalization among Parisian youths by creating a fake social medi
In 2010, Italian journalist Carmelo Abbate went undercover for 20 days as the boyfriend of gay Vatican priests. He managed to discreetly record three
When Halle Berry was in a custody battle with her ex-boyfriend over their daughter Nahla, paparazzi would ambush Nahla.. PRE. A POST. HOST They'd ask
Investigative journalist Tessa Mayes broke the law and put herself in danger for a scoop. In 2009, she faked an ID to get hired in a brothel and bough
When Reese Witherspoon wouldn't let photographer Todd Wallace take pictures of her kid's birthday party at a theme park, he got desperate. He ended up
Eric Ford wiretapped a phone conversation between then-married Tom Cruise and Nicole Kidman, and sold it to The Globe. They sued him, and he got six m
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