Sycamore Gap: man, 60, arrested in connection with felled tree

A man in his 60s has been arrested by officers investigating the felling of the world-famous Sycamore Gap tree in Northumberland, police have said.

The tree, next to Hadrian’s Wall, was cut down overnight between Wednesday and Thursday in what detectives have called a “deliberate act of vandalism”.

It was made famous in a key scene in Kevin Costner’s 1991 film Robin Hood: Prince Of Thieves and was among the UK’s most photographed trees.

A 16-year-old boy was arrested on suspicion of criminal damage on Thursday in connection with the incident.

Northumbria police said the man in his 60s was arrested on Friday evening and he remains in police custody assisting officers with inquiries.

DCI Rebecca Fenney-Menzies, of Northumbria police, said: “The senseless destruction of what is undoubtedly a world-renowned landmark – and a local treasure – has quite rightly resulted in an outpour of shock, horror and anger throughout the north-east and further afield.

“I hope this second arrest demonstrates just how seriously we’re taking this situation, and our ongoing commitment to find those responsible and bring them to justice.

“Although another arrest has been made, this investigation is still in the early stages, and we would continue to encourage any members of the public with information which may assist to get in touch.

“If you have seen or heard anything suspicious that may be of interest to us – I’d implore you to contact us.

“I’d also like to remind the public that this remains a live investigation so, for that reason, please avoid any speculation both in the community and on social media.

“Any information – no matter how small or insignificant you think it may be – could prove absolutely crucial to our inquiries.”

Sycamore Gap tree: Second person arrested in connection with felling of iconic landmark

A second person has been arrested in connection with the felling of the Sycamore Gap tree at Hadrian’s Wall.

Police say a man in his 60s is in custody and assisting with enquiries.

On Thursday, a 16-year-old boy was arrested and released on bail after one of the most photographed trees in the country was cut down.

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“I hope this second arrest demonstrates just how seriously we’re taking this situation, and our ongoing commitment to find those responsible and bring them to justice,” said Detective Chief Inspector Rebecca Fenney-Menzies.

As a result of the incident, a pub and local businesses are offering a bar tab of up to £2,000 to any person who provides information to Northumbria Police that leads to the arrest and conviction of whoever is responsible for the felling.

The Twice Brewed Inn, located just a “stone’s throw” away from Hadrian’s Wall said they initially offered a £1,500 bar tab, but the number is now growing, in the hopes that someone will come forward with information.

Forensic investigators from Northumbria Police examine the felled Sycamore Gap tree

“Surely someone must know something, or would have seen something,” The Twice Brewed Inn general manager, Steve Blair, told Sky News.

“We offered £1,500 and a couple of other people and local businesses have contributed. I believe it is up to £2,000 now for information leading to the capture and prosecution of anyone who had anything to do with it.”

The tree is reportedly 300 years old and was planted between 1860 and 1890, according to the National Trust.

It is also known as the ‘Robin Hood Tree’ after it featured in the 1991 Hollywood film Robin Hood: Prince Of Thieves, which starred Kevin Costner and Morgan Freeman.

It was voted English Tree of the Year in 2016.

Mr Blair said the image of the tree is used throughout the pub, even down to the logo on its sister Brewery’s award-winning ale.

The tree at Sycamore Gap in the 1991 Kevin Costner film Robin Hood: Prince Of Thieves. Pic: Warner Bros

He said the destruction of the tree could threaten the success of the pub and the number of visitors it attracts.

A lot of people have also visited the site for proposals and the scattering of ashes.

“We do have a fear for local tourism,” Mr Blair said. “We have 65 staff employed here, one of the biggest sites in the area, but we are in quite a desolate location.

“We are worried.”

When asked what he hopes will happen now, Mr Blair said the local community hope to create of a lasting memorial where future generations learn about the tree’s history, it’s significance and the importance of preserving natural treasures.

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Man arrested in connection with rapper Tupac Shakur’s 1996 killing: Report

Las Vegas police have arrested a man in the deadly 1996 drive-by shooting of Tupac Shakur, a long-awaited break in a case that has frustrated investigators and fascinated the public ever since the hip-hop icon was gunned down on the Las Vegas Strip 27 years ago.

Duane “Keffe D” Davis was arrested early Friday morning, although the exact charge or charges were not immediately clear, according to two officials with first-hand knowledge of the arrest. They were not authorised to speak publicly ahead of an expected indictment later Friday.

Davis has long been known to investigators and has himself admitted in interviews and in his 2019 tell-all memoir, “Compton Street Legend,” that he was in the Cadillac where the gunfire erupted during the September 1996 drive-by shooting. Shakur was 25 when he was gunned down.

The arrest comes more than two months after Las Vegas police raided his wife’s home July 17 in neighboring Henderson. Documents said police were looking for items “concerning the murder of Tupac Shakur.”

Police reported collecting multiple computers, a cellphone and hard drive, a Vibe magazine that featured Shakur, several .40-caliber bullets, two “tubs containing photographs” and a copy of Davis’ memoir.

In the book, Davis said he broke his silence over Tupac’s killing in 2010 during a closed-door meeting with federal and local authorities. At the time, he was 46 and facing life in prison on drug charges when he agreed to speak with the authorities.

“They promised they would shred the indictment and stop the grand jury if I helped them out,” he wrote.

He has described himself as one of the last living witnesses to the shooting.

On the night of September 7, 1996, Shakur was in a BMW driven by Death Row Records founder Marion “Suge” Knight in a convoy of about 10 cars. They were waiting at a red light when a white Cadillac pulled up next to them and gunfire erupted.

Shakur was shot multiple times and died a week later.

In 2018, after a cancer diagnosis, Davis admitted publicly in an interview for a BET show to being inside the Cadillac during the attack. He implicated his nephew, Orlando “Baby Lane” Anderson, saying he was one of two people in the back seat where the shots were fired.

The shooting happened shortly after a casino brawl earlier in the evening involving Anderson, Shakur and others.

Anderson denied any involvement in the Shakur shooting. He died two years later in a shooting in Compton, California.

Shakur’s death came as his fourth solo album, “All Eyez on Me,” remained on the charts, with some 5 million copies sold. Nominated six times for a Grammy Award, Shakur is largely considered one of the most influential and versatile rappers of all time.

Shakur was feuding at the time with rap rival Biggie Smalls, also known as the Notorious B.I.G., who was fatally shot in March 1997. At the time, both rappers were in the middle of an East Coast-West Coast rivalry that primarily defined the hip-hop scene during the mid-1990s.

Greg Kading, a retired Los Angeles police detective who spent years investigating the Shakur killing and wrote a book about it, said he would not be surprised by Davis’s indictment and arrest.

“It’s so long overdue,” Kading told The Associated Press during a recent interview. “People have been yearning for him to be arrested for a long time. It’s never been unsolved in our minds. It’s been unprosecuted.”

Kading said he interviewed Davis in 2008 and 2009, during Los Angeles police investigations of the killings of Shakur in Las Vegas and the slaying of Biggie Smalls.
Kading said also that he talked with a Las Vegas police detective about the case, including after the SWAT raid in July at the home in Henderson.

The former Los Angeles police detective said he believed the investigation gained new momentum in recent years following Davis’s public descriptions of his role in the killing, including his 2019 memoir.

“It’s those events that have given Las Vegas the ammunition and the leverage to move forward,” Kading said. “Prior to Keffe D’s public declarations, the cases were unprosecutable as they stood.”

“He put himself squarely in the middle of the conspiracy,” Kading said of Davis and the Shakur slaying. “He had acquired the gun, he had given the gun to the shooter and he had been present in the vehicle when they hunted down and located both Tupac and Suge (Knight).”

Kading noted that Davis is the last living person among the four people who were in the vehicle from which shots were fired at Shakur and Knight. Others were Anderson, Davis’s nephew; Terrence “Bubble Up” Brown and DeAndre “Freaky” Smith.

“It’s a concerted effort of conspirators,” Kading said, adding that he believed that because the killing was premeditated Davis could face a first-degree murder charge.

“All the other direct conspirators or participants are all dead,” Kading said. “Keffe D is the last man standing among the individuals that conspired to kill Tupac.”

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Boy, 16, arrested in connection with felling of famous Sycamore Gap tree

A 16-year-old boy has been arrested on suspicion of causing criminal damage in connection with the felling of the Sycamore Gap tree in the north of England, police said.

The boy is in custody and assisting officers with their inquires, Northumbria police said.

The tree, next to Hadrian’s Wall in Northumberland, was made famous when it appeared in Kevin Costner’s 1991 film Robin Hood: Prince Of Thieves.

Northumbria police said they believed the damage caused to the tree was a deliberate act of vandalism.

Supt Kevin Waring, of Northumbria police, said: “This is a world-renowned landmark and the events of today have caused significant shock, sadness and anger throughout the local community and beyond.

“An investigation was immediately launched following this vandalism, and this afternoon we have arrested one suspect in connection with our inquiries.

“Given our investigation remains at a very early stage, we are keeping an open mind. I am appealing to the public for information to assist us – if you have seen or heard anything suspicious that may be of interest to us, please let us know.”

The Sets Of This Imran Khan Film Has A Jo Jeeta Wohi Sikander Connection

Image was shared on Instagram. (courtesy: imrankhan )

Imran Khan’s throwback posts are unmissable. From sweet anecdotes to his initial days in the industry, the actor has been real more than ever. In his latest Instagram post, Imran Khan talked about how the “summer of 2013” was one of the most gruelling, exhausting periods of his life. Talking about some “core memories,” the actor said how he juggled and struggled to complete two films – Gori Tere Pyaar Mein and Once Upon A Time In Mumbai Dobaara. Both films were released in 2013. While Once Upon A Time In Mumbai Dobaara hit the theatres in August, Gori Tere Pyaar Mein came out in November. Sharing a slew of images from the sets of Gori Tere Pyaar MeinImran Khan recalled that the film was “launched with much enthusiasm.” As per Imran Khan, Gori Tere Pyaar Mein gave him “a sense of comfort and optimism.” Reason? It was his second project with filmmaker Punit Malhotra and Kareena Kapoor FYI: Imran Khan worked with Punit Malhotra in I Hate Luv Storys (2010), and co-starred with Kareena Kapoor in One main and one you (2012).

Imran Khan wrote, “Gori Tere Pyaar Mein was launched with much enthusiasm. It would be my second time working with director Punit Malhotra and also my second time sharing the screen with Kareena Kapoor so there was a sense of comfort and optimism. Our first schedule was in Bengaluru, a city very dear to me; I attended The Valley School there for a few years, and many of my core memories feature Brigade Road, Nagarjuna’s chilli chicken, and the legendary Corner House (Cake Fudge gang unite!). The Bengaluru shoot was a blast, particularly ‘Dhat Teri Ki [a party song in Gori Tere Pyaar Mein]’.”

Sharing some trivia, Imran Khan said, “You may be surprised to learn that most of the remaining scenes were shot on sets in Film City Mumbai… the village set, in fact, was built in the same place that years before had been the site of the Mall Road set from Who Jeeta Wohi Sikandar! It was also conveniently located across the street from the massive set constructed for OUATIM [Once Upon A Time In Mumbaai Dobaara]. I remember shooting ‘Tayyab Ali [a song from Once Upon A Time In Mumbaai Dobaara]’ during the days, then peeling off my moustache while I walked across the street to shoot night scenes for Gori [Tere Pyaar Mein].”

“The summer of 2013 was one of the most gruelling, exhausting periods of my life, as I juggled my time completing these two films. But take a look at my face in every one of these pictures; you can tell I was having fun,” the actor finished off.

Director Punit Malhotra shared Imran Khan’s post on Instagram Stories and wrote, “Many moons ago.”

Previously, Imran Khan shared that Once Upon A Time In Mumbai Dobaara was a “tricky film.” The actor mentioned that though it was perceived and marketed as a gangster movie, he always saw Once Upon A Time In Mumbai Dobaara as “a tragic romance.” As the film was not very well received upon release, Imran Khan said that he “shouldered most of the responsibility.” However, the debacle never tarnished the affection he felt for his teammates, Akshay Kumar and Sonakshi Sinha.”

Imran Khan made his acting debut in 2008 with Jaane Tu… Ya Jaane Na.

Vermont Man Pleads Not Guilty In Connection With Death Of Treat Williams – Update

UPDATED, 10:07 AM: Ryan Koss pleaded not guilty Monday in connection with the collision that led to the death of Treat Williams.

Koss, 35, was turning his Honda SUV left into a parking lot when he hit Williams on his motorcycle. Williams, 71, of Manchester Center, was pronounced dead at Albany Medical Center in New York.

Koss could be sentenced to up to 15 years in prison if he’s convicted of gross negligent operation that resulted in a death, according to AP.

Koss is the managing creative director of the Dorset Theatre Festival in Vermont and has reportedly said he knew Williams for years and considered him a friend. The AP reports Koss issued a statement in August saying he was devastated by Williams’ death and offered his “sincerest condolences” to Williams’ family, but he denied wrongdoing and said charges weren’t warranted.

PREVIOUSLY, August 1: The man who was driving a car and crashed into Treat Williams riding a motorcycle has been charged following the fatal accident.

Almost two months after the accident that killed the Everwood actor, the Bennington County State’s Attorney has completed its review. The driver identified as Ryan Koss has been charged with “grossly negligent operation with death,” according to the press release from the Vermont State Police.

Koss was driving a vehicle that “turned into the path of Mr. Williams motorcycle” with the actor suffering “critical injuries in the crash and subsequently pronounced dead” at a nearby hospital. The cause of death by the medical examiner was determined to be “severe trauma and blood loss as a result of the crash.”

Koss voluntarily met with authorities and was processed on the charge and released. He will appear for arraignment on September 25 of this year.

Williams died June 12 at 71, and his family issued a statement at the time. “Treat was full of love for his family, for his life and for his craft, and was truly at the top of his game in all of it. It is all so shocking right now, but please know that Treat was dearly and deeply loved and respected by his family and everyone who knew him. We are beyond devastated and ask that you respect our privacy as we deal with our grief. To all his fans, please know that Treat appreciated all of you and please continue to keep him in your hearts and prayers.”

Kansas City Chiefs’ Patrick Mahomes shares Travis Kelce’s touchdown connection to Taylor Swift

Travis Kelce delivered a good performance by catching seven passes and scoring a touchdown in NFL game between Kansas City Chiefs and Chicago Bears in the Arrowhead Stadium on Sunday. Chiefs won the match by 41-10 over Bears. However, it was Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes who stole the limelight as he threw for 272 yards and three touchdowns in the match.

Singer Taylor Swift who is dating Travis Kelce, was in attendance during the match between Kansas City Chiefs and Chicago Bears(Getty Images via AFP)

Singer Taylor Swift who is dating Travis, was in attendance during the game. Along with Travis’ family, Swift was seen cheering for Chiefs who eventually emerged victorious in the match.

Chiefs were very dominant in the match, leading 34-0 by the end of first half. In the third quarter, Travis scored a touchdown to make the scoreline 41-0. A video of the moment when Travis scored went viral on social media. In the video, Swift is seen jumping in joy and banging the glass window in front of her in jubilation.

After the match Chiefs quarterback Mahomes shared that he was aware of his Swift’s presence in the Arrowhead Stadium. He highlighted that he wanted to help Travis do well in the match in the presence of Swift.

“I heard she (Taylor Swift) was in the house….so I knew I had to (get the ball) to Travis,” said Mahomes.

Interestingly, Travis had hinted to Mahomes about Swift visiting the stadium to witness their game.

“Some things with Travis. He(Travis) says it and you don’ t know if it’s true or not, he says it so calmly,” Mahomes was quoted as saying by ESPN.

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The other star performers for Chiefs in the match were Jerick McKinnon, Isiah Pacheco and Clyde Edwards-Helaire as they scored touchdowns to ensure their team’s victory.

What is Prince Harry’s connection to the sport Meghan Markle wants her children to learn ?

Meghan Markle wants her children Prince Archie and Princess Lilibet to learn skiing, just like their father Prince Harry. She has set her eyes on the next edition of the Invictus Games will be held in Vancouver and Whistler, Canada and will involve winters sports. Meghan wishes to use the opportunity to make her children learn skiing. The royal couple have often faced the question of bringing their children to the Invictus Games.

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle(Twitter)

Bridget Bridge, who is the wife of an IG25 board member shared to The Mirror about Meghan’s desire.

“Meghan said that she really wanted her children to learn to ski and that maybe Whistler was the ideal place. She said she didn’t ski, so we told her they must come and learn,” said Bridge.

Notably, Prince Harry knows skiing which he learnt while on vacations in Switzerland with his parents- King Charles and late Princess Diana.

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Recently, Harry and Meghan were in Düsseldorf, Germany where the 2023 Invictus Games took place between September 9 and 16. The event was founded by Prince Harry in 2014 to celebrate the great contribution by military veterans and help them enjoy community life and have good mental health through sports. “Invictus” translates to “unconquered.”

At the closing ceremony of 2023 Invictus Games, Harry thanked the participants and said, “As you have seen and experienced, this week is so much more than a sporting event. It is a platform for positive change. We hope you too are feeling it deeply. I am sure, you’re all physically exhausted, but I also hope you are mentally stronger than when you arrived.” (as quoted by GB News).

Since shunning their royal duties in the United Kingdom and relocating to the United States, the royal couple have been living in Montecito, California. After Harry published his memoir titled “Spare” with bombshell revelations about the British Royal Family, Harry-Meghan’s ties with the family members have been strained.

Dancing On Ice pro shares surprising connection to Meghan Markle after audition

Colin Grafton revealed he was not aware of Meghan Markle when he auditioned for a role on Suits.

From 2011 to 2017, she played her best-known role as Rachel Zane in the legal drama series.

The Dancing On Ice skater opened up about his “random” audition process when his friend urged him to be an extra on the programme but he was soon promoted and given a small role.

Speaking exclusively to, the American-born star said: “It was actually really, really random. I was on holiday with one of my best friends, who is also an actress, and she said ‘Well, I’m going to be on a different set all day [for Suits]. If you would like to be like a background actor for the day, just to pass the time.’

“So I said yes but I had never seen the show.”

Colin continued: “I actually ended up using the restroom and bumped into one of the lead actors, who was playing Harvey at the time. He is also an American, and he said, ‘Oh man you need to be in the main scene.’

“I ended up getting promoted from being an extra to one of the main scenes for a few episodes. It was purely chance.”

The professional skater admitted that while he never got the chance to meet the Duchess of Sussex he recalled fans of the royal lining up to meet her on set.

“[Meghan] wasn’t in any of the scenes that I was in,” Colin said. “I wasn’t really aware of who she was at the time because this was right before all of her ties to the UK.

“I do remember that she had fans waiting outside for her and stuff like that. But I never had the pleasure of meeting Meghan.”

Meanwhile, the pro-skater has joined the Alzheimer’s Society for their Memory Walk which brings together people who have been personally affected by dementia, those who want to walk to remember a loved one, and people looking to raise money for charity.

There are 24 Memory Walks taking place across England, Wales and Northern Ireland on September 30.

Speaking about the event, Colin shared: “I’m so thrilled to be a part of such an incredible society and foundation because I have a personal connection.

“My grandfather passed away from the disease and so obviously it greatly impacted my family. It’s something that I witnessed firsthand and I’m very passionate about it.

“So to be given an opportunity to be a part of such an incredible organisation it’s something I’m thrilled about.”

To sign up and find out more about Alzheimer’s Society’s Memory Walks, visit

Forgotten Prem player arrested in connection with assault of former partner

FORMER Premier League footballer Ognjen Koroman has been arrested on suspicion of assaulting his ex-partner, according to reports.

The Serbian played in the English top flight in 2006.


Ognjen Koroman played six times for Portsmouth in 2006Credit: Getty

He played six times for Portsmouth before moving to Red Star Belgrade.

According to Sportal, Koroman was detained by police this morning.

The 45-year-old is alleged to have physically and verbally assaulted former partner Ana Micic.

He is accused of hitting Ana in the ribs.

Koroman is claimed to have been breathalyzed by police this morning.

The former right midfielder played 36 times for his country.

Prior to joining Portsmouth on two loan spells he represented Radnicki Kragujevac, Spartak Subotica, OFK Beograd, Dynamo Moscow, Krylia Sovetov Samara and Terek Grozny.

Following his stint in England he returned to Serbia to play for Red Star Belgrade between 2007 and 2009.

He then moved to Asia to play for Incheon United in the K-League, before returning for another spell at Red Star.

Koroman finished his career by going back to Krylia Sovetov Samara in Russia, retiring in 2013.

Since hanging up his boots he has moved into coaching.

He took charge of Serbian club Zarkovo in 2019, before moving on to Smederevo 1924.

Koroman most recently managed Bosnian outfit Tekstilac Derventa last year.

Salman Khan’s Aww-Dorable Throwback Pic With Niece Alizeh Agnihotri Has A Wanted Connection

Salman Khan shared this image. (Courtesy: BeingSalmanKhan)

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Superstar Salman Khan’s throwback picture with his niece Alizeh Agnihotri is absolutely cuteness overloaded. However, what is even better that the picture is perhaps “mamu” Salman’s adorable caption alongside it. The tiger star on Saturday shared a throwback photo with Alizeh, the daughter of Salman’s sister Alvira Khan Agnihotri and Atul Agnihotri. In the picture we can see a young Salman Khan holding little Alizeh in his arms. While Alizeh wore a navy-blue dress, Salman was seen in a black T-shirt. Salman captioned the post, “Do a favor to uncle, whatever you do, do it with heart and hard work. (Do a favor to your uncle, whatever you do, do it with heart and hard work)! Always remember, in life go straight and turn right. Only compete with yourself.”

In the matter of being fit, you have to be equal, and in the matter of being different, you have to be the best. (Don’t become the same in order to fit among the rest, and don’t get separated from everyone in the process of becoming different). And moossssssst importantly, Once you committed, even your mother did not listen. (once you have committed then don’t even listen to uncle)!!

For the unversed, “Ek baar jo tumne commitment kardi toh phir mamu ki bhi nahi sunnaa” is tweaked version of Salman Khan’s “Ek baar jo maine commitment kr di tab main aone aap ki bhi nahi sunnaa” dialogue from the movie Wanted.”

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Meanwhile, Salman Khan is back with yet another season of tv reality show Bigg Boss. The makers shared the TV reality show’s promo on social media on Thursday night. The 17th season of the show will air on Colors TV soon. The release date has not been announced yet. In the promo, Salman Khan sports short hair and he appears in 3 different looks. He says in the video. “Till now Abhi has only seen the eyes of Bigg Boss. Now you will see your teen avatar (Till now you have only seen Bigg Boss’ eyes. Now you will see his 3 looks).”

The video then transitions to Salman Khan dressed in a pink outfit and it represents “Dil” (heart). The second avatar in question is the “dimaag” (brain) and third one is “dum ” (power). Salman Khan signs off saying, “That’s it for now, the promo is over. (This is all for now! The promo has ended).”

The caption on the video shared by Colors TV’s official Instagram handle read, “This time Bigg Boss will show a different color, which you will keep seeing all the time. (This time Bigg Boss will show a different color, seeing which you will be shocked)Watch Bigg Boss 17 soon, only on Colors. ( Watch Bigg Boss 17 soon only on Colors). #BB17 #BiggBoss.”

Check out the Bigg Boss 17 promo here:

Bigg Boss 17 will be Salman Khan’s 14th season as the show’s host. Other than Salman Khan, stars like Amitabh Bachchan, Shilpa Shetty and Arshad Warsi have hosted the show. The last season was won by rapper MC Stan, while Shiv Thakare was the runner-up.

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Ree Drummond’s Life and ‘Killers of the Flower Moon’ Are a Lot Alike — What Is Their Connection?

Blogger and Food Network star Ree Drummond shares an unlikely connection with the film ‘Killers of the Flower Moon’, and what it is may surprise you.

The Gist:

  • The upcoming Leonardo DiCaprio film Killers of the Flower Moon is based on a true story.
  • Ree Drummond’s Pioneer Woman blog documents her life in Pawhuska, Oklahoma.
  • The movie and the lifestyle blogger’s real life are connected in an eerie way.

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Actor Leonardo DiCaprio set his eyes on the film Killers of the Flower Moon back in 2017. Not surprisingly, the movie’s director is his longtime collaborator Martin Scorsese. The flick is based on the 2017 book Killers of the Flower Moon: The Osage Murders and the Birth of the FBI, written by David Grann. Blogger Ree Drummond shares an unexpected connection to this story.

The movie centers around a series of Oklahoma murders in the Osage Nation during the 1920s, committed after oil was discovered on tribal land. A total of 24 murders occurred, and either went unsolved or were hardly investigated. The killing spree ended in 1926 after the arrest of William K. Hale, the self-proclaimed “King of the Osage Hills.” Leonardo portrays his nephew in the film.

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The connection between Ree and Killers of the Flower Moon thankfully is nothing sinister, but highly coincidental. So, what is this interesting connection? Find out below!

Location is key in the connection between Ree Drummond and ‘Killers of the Flower Moon’.

Ree’s successful blog The Pioneer Woman is based on her life in Pawhuska, Okla. The small Osage County town currently has a population of 2,900. It is also the one of the shooting locations for Killers of the Flower Moon.

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The movie was filmed Pawhuska due to it being the location of one of the trials involved in the case. The star-powered movie was also filmed in Bartlesville and Fairfax, the latter being where most of the killings played out.

Filming took place in Pawhuska during the spring of 2021, and the film wrapped in October 2021. Leonardo and Martin’s presense led to an increase in town population!

Do Ree Drummond’s businesses share a connection with ‘Killers of the Flower Moon’?

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Interestingly, the wife and mom of five owns businesses with a connection to the 1920s. Consider that she purchased a 100-year-old building in Pawhuska back in 2012, and turned it into a restaurant and store called The Mercantile. She also owns a bed and breakfast called The Boarding House, a pizzeria called P-Town Pizza, and an ice cream and candy shop known as Charlie’s Sweet Shop.

The movie set notably turned the entire town upside down with its makeover to appear as though its residents live in the 1920s. A train track was built, roads were covered in sand, and the outside of businesses received slight makeovers to reflect that era. The changes seemed to fit quite nicely for the small town. Ot is unclear if Ree’s businesses were part of them.

Because some of her businesses are located in town, it is possible that one or two are featured. So, will Ree make a cameo in the film? We’ll wait to find out!

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