A woman who played one of the “walkers” on AMC’s “The Walking Dead” has pleaded guilty to sending ricin-laced letters to President Barack Obama and outgoing New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg.
Shannon Rogers Richardson (pictured above, left on “The Walking Dead”) was arrested in June for allegedly sending three poisoned notes to Obama, Bloomberg and his colleague Mark Glaze, threatening harm if they continued to push for tougher gun control laws.
The actress, who also appeared on the CW’s “Vampire Diaries,” originally tried to pin the blame on her estranged husband, Nathaniel Richardson, who filed for divorce in June. But she has now taken responsibility for the crimes.
Richardson entered the guilty plea on Tuesday (Dec. 10) in Texarkana, Texas.
*She’s not even a U.S. citizen, but Nina Dobrev of the CW’s “Vampire Diaries” is willing to go naked to promote President Obama’s Affordable Care Act.
The Canadian star has posted a topless picture of herself on Instagram holding up a sign that reads “#getcovered,” which refers to a website that facilitates signing up for health care insurance.
She writes, “I’m Canadian. We have health care for all. If you don’t have insurance go to GetCovered, Because w/o it, you’re naked.”
Dobrev is not the only celebrity raising awareness for Obama’s Affordable Care Act, which went into effect on Tuesday. Pearl Jam star Eddie Vedder and his bend members tweeted after the launch: “If you want to make sense of the whole healthcare thing, or just want to GetCovered, check out… KnowYourOptions.”
*Kat Graham, the 23-year-old star of “Vampire Diaries,” looks to be engaged to Cottrell Guidry, according to a post the groom-to-be put on his personal Facebook page Monday—and later deleted.
The duo celebrated over the weekend by dressing up as another couple: Princess Jasmine and Aladdin! Cottrell tweeted a pic of himself and Kat along with two friends who were dressed as Ariel and Sebastian for Halloween.
Cottrell also kinda confirmed the good news over the weekend by tweeting the hashtag “#Waiting forWifey” along with a picture of him waiting for Kat to join him in walking the dog.
Shortly after the Virginia Beach native became the first African American and fourth American period to win the women’s gymnastics all-around gold medal at the London Olympics on Aug. 2, the cast taped a special video message to the athlete. [Scroll down to watch.]
The 35-second clip is especially exciting for Douglas, as she recently told Us Weekly that her “celebrity crush is Ian Somerhalder.” The actor, 33, plays one-half of the bloodsucking Salvatore brothers.
Ian Somerhalder of the CW’s “Vampire Diaries”
Other “Vampire Diaries” stars who participate in the video include Nina Dobrev, 23, Paul Wesley, 30, Claire Holt, 24, and Michael Trevino, 27.
After congratulating her and wishing her luck, Somerhalder even blows Douglas a kiss. Watch below.