TMZ reports that John Bernecker died when a planned fall on the set of “TheWalking Dead” went horribly wrong, but there are conflicting accounts as to who, if anyone, is to blame … TMZ has learned.
Here’s what we know … John and another actor, Austin Amelio, were shooting a scene on a balcony, and the script called for John to plummet 22 feet to the ground. According to police, there was a safety cushion in place below the balcony. Assistant director Matthew Goodwin told cops he missed the cushion “just by inches.”
According to Goodwin … John didn’t appear to get good separation from the balcony when he started falling, and even “attempted to abort the fall by grabbing onto the railing with both hands.” He told cops John’s momentum slammed him into the bottom of the balcony and then he released his hands and fell … landing on his head and neck … right next to the cushion.
Production staff placed cardboard next to the safety cushion to cover the blood left after John’s fall.
John’s girlfriend, Jennifer Cocker — who is a stuntwoman herself, but was not on set — tells TMZ she’s extremely upset with the production, saying, “Sets need to be safer. There has to be a prerequisite not to put a super professional stuntman with an inexperienced actor who doesn’t know what he’s doing.”
Other stunt people we spoke to tell us there was a very experienced and respected stunt coordinator for the scene and it was completely safe. According to the cops … John even gave a thumbs-up to signal he was ready to begin filming.
Amelio told cops he and Bernecker chatted before the scene and John said he’d never done a stunt fall from that height. He also said John “seemed a little nervous.”
Stop Giving Attention To People Who Treat You Like You Are Not Worth Their Time!
Hello?! Hello?! I want to make sure this message gets through to somebody who may be questioning their worth because of the actions of a nut job!
Let me tell you something! You are going to have to learn whether you like it or not, to find your place in this world and stand on who you are as an individual! You are going to run across a diverse group of individuals and some will be worth your time and some will be almost as relevant as the amount of times you use the toilet per day.
You will find yourself developing some thick skin sooner or later because people will enter your life and seek to destroy you whether it is mentally, spiritually or physically! You are going to have to make a decision as to just how much space and time you plan to give to them. Some people are like poison, they just find a way to kill you slowly in some form. The thing that you fail to realize is that no matter how freaking nice you are, and how much good you pour out to them and others….it means absolutely nothing to a poisonous species. They were created with a purpose to be lethal and do you no good. They come with a mission to get close enough to figure out what your weak areas are and then they attack you in those spots.
Ever had surgery and then the doctor wanted to examine the wound? Well they come to examine your wounds and then pull the scabs off of them every chance they get so you never truly heal properly.
Honey there are those who come with intentions to bring you down! They come in to attack you and stir up your emotions. They sit back and get a kick out of making you feel like something is wrong with you when really they are the ones with the problems. They seek attention in any form to take you off the course of your destination. You will have to learn to pump your brakes and kick them out of your car!
Never ever let someone remain in your life and treat you as if you are not relevant enough to have their attention, time or respect. Even a dog is entitled to some level of respect and are you not greater than a dog?
The same people who you think so highly of have mental issues and they are seeking to bring others down into the pit with them. They are miserable and have nothing positive going on in their lives so they seek to destroy the joy of others. The bible says the enemy comes to steal, kill, and destroy! Honey they will kill your spirit, steal your joy, and destroy who God created you to be because they have a personal issue within themselves.
They hate that you are positive, and they don’t understand why you carry yourself the way you do despite all the hell that you have been through in your life. They sit up plotting and although they claim to be for you, their actions say the opposite. They parade themselves among the multitudes, building themselves up high among their peers as if they are mighty when deep down inside they are nothing. They want you to feel the same way people have treated them all their life.
You can not & you will not let irrelevant people come in and set up camp in your life. Don’t let nobody destroy you with their own personal insecurities. You are so much better than that and despite how they treat you…know that a jewel does not lose value because a fool can’t recognize its worth!
I want you to rise up and move on! Right now I want you to say that I vow to turn loose everyone and anything that serves me no earthly good. Right now, know in your heart that you are something special and just because one person or a few may treat you bad and make you feel like you are not worthy…does not mean you are what they think of you!
Remember who you are! Any attention you got to constantly beg and chase after is attention that is not worth it. The right people will chase you down and do all they can to be part of the journey God has already ordained for your life.
Sometimes we are begging for people to notice us and include us in their life but God sits high and sees that honey they are far from what you think they are. He can see the roots of them and though they look nice on the outside, the core of the fruit is rotten. It may hurt your feelings and bring you to tears when you are trying to understand why the heck they are treating you the way they are but as the saying goes….Honey time heals all wounds. Soon they will be a memory and a thank you God that what I thought was for me was nothing more than a reflection of what appeared to be a jewel.
Baby even aluminum foil glistens in the light if placed properly. Some are simply that…just glistening until you get up close and see them for what they really are.
Remember who you are and I promise that if you hold on to that knowledge…everything else you encounter in this world will bounce right off of you and never have much of an effect on you. Its either for you or its not and if it is not then thank you and good bye!
Let those who want to walk out of your life keep on tracking and you go on to blossom honey because too much shade will block the sun trying to shine down on you! Let them be great because if they were important then they would be beside you and not against you.
The hottest series on television these past three days was the ‘New Edition Biopic!
There’s no other group in modern black music history as deserving of a biopic as New Edition, as their musical reign spanned over 3 decades.
All of the members of New Edition (Bobby Brown, Michael Bivins, Ralph Tresvant, Ricky Bell and Ronnie DeVoe, as well as Johnny Gill, who joined the group after Bobby was voted out) signed on as co-producers.
That one fact gives insight as to why the biopic was so authentic and had such impressive detail, particularly in regards to wardrobe and production design.
From the very start of the series, we learn the struggle that these young boys encountered on their road to fame. What surprised many of us was the fact that they had to go through so much with bad record deals before they were able to eventually move out of the projects!
Talk about a long and rough journey.
The most difficult part of the group’s journey occurred when they had to vote Bobby Brown from the group! We all can admit that Bobby was a tough cookie to deal with as he grew into his teenage years. BET did an amazing job with allowing the members to display the true hurt behind having to do that. They grew up together and were really tough about keeping the group together despite Bobby and his habits getting out of control.Bobby Brown has always been ‘Bobby Brown’. The ‘bad boy’ of New Edition has always had a wild side and even sold drugs during his early days in the group.
It’s revealed in the movie that after an arrest in L.A. where Bobby was driving a corvette without a license, he had over $6,000 in cash on him!Despite being banished from the group, Bobby Brown ends up with a solo deal from MCA because he was still under contract.
But hey it’s his Prerogative right so Don’t be Cruel!
After watching this movie, we could understand some meanings behind his music that was produced after being booted out the group.
As the lead singer, Ralph is treated like a king, while the others are almost like his background dancers. As expected, that causes strife within the group.Ralph becomes even more of a diva after Bobby is voted out and things come to a head when Brown gets his solo deal.
Everyone, including Ralph’s girlfriend, is hyping him up to go solo, so he begins working on his own music without telling the group.
Of course that strikes a nerve with the group and leads up to Mike Bivens adding a new edition, Johnny Gill, to sort of replace Ralph. I look at it as a smart way of reminding him that another person was just as talented as him out there and this calmed him down a bit with his ego.
Of course the industry is still shady for them!
Mike Bivens learns it first hand, which is why he’s become the brains behind the business of NE. Bivens visits’ MCA to inquire about a production company that he’d never heard of that was listed on their album and finds out that their ‘manager’ is actually pocketing money from signing them.
Now we know why the group was still living in the projects… everyone was getting paid but them!
The final 2 hours of ‘The New Edition Story’ takes us through the groups demise and it’s subsequent rebuilding.After a chart topping album with NE Heartbreak, everyone is on cloud 9… including Bobby Brown who has a successful solo album.Fame takes hold and the group slowly disintegrates as lead singer Ralph Tresvant has been itching to release a solo project as well.
Meanwhile, label execs are in Johnny Gills ear promising that his vocal ability on a solo project is a no brainer and Ricky Bell, Mike Bivens and Ron Devoe are talked into creating a hip-hop trio by Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis.In the movie, this all transpires during a celebration for the success of the album and a drunken Bobby Brown takes it all in as he watches each conversation unfold from his seat.
He clearly realizes that the brotherhood of “New Edition” may be irretrievably broken as De La Soul’s classic ‘Me, Myself & I’ closes out the segment.The tour ends before anyone gets paid and all are left deep in debt after extravagant spending and travel costs. Brooke Payne can see that it’s not going to end well, as he watches it all unfold and states that they were more professional back when they were a boy band.
A topic that’s never really been revealed is that Ricky Bell was addicted to cocaine and alcohol.
The movie sheds quite a bit of light on his situation as it’s revealed he even kept his problem from his wife by hiding the drugs in a protein canister
Rick seemed to be the one who suffered the most after the group’s breakup and the cancellation of BBD’s tour. With no backup plan and a costly drug habit, he soon falls deeper in debt and even loses his home.He turns it all around by heading to rehab and admitting he has a problem with not only cocaine, but with ‘the feeling’ associated with fame, something he knows he may never have again. Despite the rough journey, The movie wraps up as New Edition takes the stage and it’s clear that the brotherhood of NE is 4Life!
Jaden Smith is obviously going through something massive. Whatever the issue is, must be pretty major for him to announce that he feels he has failed his father.
Jaden went on a rant Wednesday, to Instagram Live to pour out his thoughts on following your dreams!
But, that was only after he felt the need to confess that he’s moving out of Los Angeles and that he failed his father Will Smith!
Now I for one along with many would love to know exactly what it is he is engaged in that will be a letdown to his father. We all know that the Smith family seems to be pretty open to allowing the children to be very diverse in expressing themselves.
Yet something is clearly not being fully said in this little confession. I mean come on out and spill the tea for us Jaden because the world is a bit eager to know what exactly you are saying.
While sitting in the parking lot of the DMV, the actor and artist shared:
“It’s going to be so funny to tell my dad that I’ve failed straight up. Everybody follow your heart, you know what I’m saying? Do exactly what you want to do, be who you want to be. I’m about to move out of LA. There’s a lot of bad things here. Create the life that you want for yourself. Don’t try to be somebody else. It’s hard these days to really create the life you want for yourself because there’s nobody really here that’s like supporting the youth or the youth’s creativity.”
He implies he’s not being supported creatively, but made no mention of why exactly he feels like he’s letting his dad down!
I honestly believe that it has nothing to do with getting some support on his creativity. This issue goes a bit deeper than the surface and that could very well be why he feels the need to get out of the LA spotlight for a while.
Yet being the son of a very popular set of parents, can put a large amount of stress on any young adult.
The 18 year old simply wants to be free to be who he is.
We’re sure more will surface on this topic later this year but for now, you can’t help but understand his desire to get away from the big lights!
Watch his rant (below) to see if you can figure it out!