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'Something Went Terribly Wrong' on 'Extreme' Version of AGT

Daredevil Jonathan Goodwin severely injured after being smashed between 2 swinging cars

(Newser) - Maybe "extreme" versions of talent show competitions aren't a great idea. A stunt for America's Got Talent: Extreme, an NBC spinoff of the popular original, went awry on Thursday at Georgia's Atlanta Motor Speedway, and "it was so bad people on the set thought [the...

Guy Crushes High Wire From Eiffel Tower Across the Seine

Nathan Paulin walked nearly 2,000 feet on slackline more than 225 feet above the ground

(Newser) - When Nathan Paulin was a kid, he had a fear of heights. He's apparently gotten over that, since he spent part of the weekend traversing a high wire from the Eiffel Tower across the Seine. Reuters reports that the 27-year-old acrobat practiced for four years to make the nearly...

Cruise: Stunt in New Movie Was Most Dangerous One Yet

He rode motorcycle off cliff for Mission: Impossible 7

(Newser) - After 40 years in the movie industry, Tom Cruise is still doing his own stunts—and he says a death-defying motorcycle jump in Mission: Impossible 7 was the most dangerous one yet. Cruise, 58, tells Empire that a lot of thoughts were going through his head as he prepared to...

Florida SUV Driver Jumps Drawbridge
Florida SUV Driver
Jumps Drawbridge

Florida SUV Driver Jumps Drawbridge

Police say driver plowed through traffic arms

(Newser) - A driver who didn't want to wait for a drawbridge in Daytona Beach to open and close apparently decided to pretend it was the county line and Boss Hogg's men were in hot pursuit. Video released by police shows the driver smashing through a traffic arm on the...

'French Spiderman' in 'Triple Trouble' After Latest Stunt

Alain Robert climbed a 545-foot-high skyscraper in Frankfurt, Germany, wearing cowboy boots

(Newser) - German police say urban climber Alain Robert faces a criminal investigation and fine after scaling one of Frankfurt's tallest buildings on Thursday. Robert, known as the "French Spiderman" for his daring stunts, clambered to the top of rail company Deutsche Bahn's 545-foot-high office building in Germany's...

Ruby Rose Severely Injured on Set of CW's Batwoman

Star posts video of her emergency surgery after stunt injuries

(Newser) - The CW Network's Batwoman premieres Sunday, featuring Ruby Rose in the lead role as the first openly lesbian TV superhero. But Rose made headlines for another reason over the weekend: She announced that production on the show actually had to stop earlier this year because she hurt herself so...

Guy's Crazy Stunt Gets Him Banned From Cruise Line
Guy's Crazy Stunt Gets Him
Banned From Cruise Line
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Guy's Crazy Stunt Gets Him Banned From Cruise Line

Video shows Nick Naydev leaping off 11th deck of docked ship

(Newser) - Maybe the only sane thing about a man's leap from the 11th deck of a cruise ship is that the ship was docked at the time. Nick Naydev, a 27-year-old from Vancouver, Washington, posted video to Instagram showing him leaping off Royal Caribbean's Symphony of the Seas into...

Woman Who Shot BF for YouTube Stunt Hears Fate

Monalisa Perez pleaded guilty to second-degree manslaughter in June killing

(Newser) - She hoped the stunt would be a viral hit. Instead, it's likely to land Monalisa Perez behind bars. The 20-year-old Minnesota woman has pleaded guilty to second-degree manslaughter after fatally shooting her boyfriend, Pedro Ruiz, through a hardcover book the pair believed would stop the bullet on June 26....

Rick and Morty Fans Furious Over Mickey D's Sauce Stunt

McDonald's 'really, really limited release' of special Szechuan sauce was an epic fail

(Newser) - Irate Rick and Morty fans are furious over a McDonald's stunt that went badly wrong, the BBC reports. Caving to a running gag on the popular TV show, McDonald's offered to hand out a limited edition of a defunct Szechuan dipping sauce at its shops on Saturday. But...

Tom Cruise Leaps to Building, Doesn't Quite Make It

Video shows him limping, but whether he was injured is unclear

(Newser) - A video taken on the set of Mission: Impossible 6 shows Tom Cruise limping after performing a stunt where he jumps between buildings. The video was published Sunday by TMZ . It captures a tethered Cruise leaping to a building, hitting its side, and then crawling over the top and running...

Before Shooting Boyfriend for YouTube Glory, She Tweeted

Monalisa Perez tweeted it would be 'one of the most dangerous videos ever'

(Newser) - A Minnesota woman charged with fatally shooting her boyfriend in a failed YouTube video stunt foreshadowed the event when she tweeted that it would be "one of the most dangerous videos ever." Monalisa Perez, of Halstad, was charged Wednesday with second-degree manslaughter in the death of Pedro Ruiz...

Daredevil's 'Very Peculiar' Death Leaves Cops Perplexed

For one, they have no idea what happened to Misty the boa constrictor

(Newser) - "I still have lots of questions," New York State Park Police Detective Sgt. Brian Nisbet tells the Niagara Gazette . For one thing, where is Misty the 7-foot-long boa constrictor? Nisbet is investigating the April 19 death of daredevil Kirk Jones, who was in his early 50s. Jones went...

Stanley Cup Catfish-Tosser Had a Very Elaborate Plan

Jacob Waddell won't face charges, says he's just 'a dumb redneck with a bad idea'

(Newser) - Prosecutors are dropping charges filed against a Tennessee man for throwing a catfish onto the rink in Pittsburgh during the opening of the Stanley Cup Final, reports the AP . Thirty-six-year-old Jacob Waddell was charged in Pennsylvania's Allegheny County with disorderly conduct, possessing instruments of crime, and disrupting meetings or...

Arrow Stunt Goes Wrong on America's Got Talent

Daredevil was hit in the throat by flaming arrow

(Newser) - Tuesday was a rough night for a Canadian daredevil on America's Got Talent. Judges Howie Mandel, Mel B, Heidi Klum, and Simon Cowell appeared horrified as Ryan Stock was hit in the throat by a flaming arrow fired by fiancee AmberLynn Walker live on TV, the New York Daily ...

Guy in Wingsuit Hits Target on Great Wall While Going 120mph

Wow

(Newser) - Jeb Corliss proved Sunday that his nickname, "Human Arrow," is quite accurate. The 40-year-old daredevil jumped from a helicopter 6,000 feet in the air while wearing a wingsuit, then flew through the air at 120mph toward an apple-sized target on the Great Wall of China—a target...

Real Estate Agent Jumps Freeway Ramp on Motorcycle

And now the police are investigating

(Newser) - A Los Angeles-area real estate agent could be in hot water with police after he released a promotional video showing himself jumping over the onramp of a major freeway on a motorcycle. The Los Angeles Times reports Topher Ingalls, a former professional motocross rider, created the video to advertise his...

Meet the Woman Who Helps Keep Bear Grylls Alive

She can catch fish with her bare hands and start a fire with a tampon

(Newser) - As a girl, Megan Hine's family, led by her geologist father, spent holidays climbing, hiking, and exploring the forests of their homeland in the UK. Hine spent a year before college as a raft guide in New Zealand, got her degree in outdoor education, and has been working as...

Extreme Athlete Dies Setting Up Hot Air Balloon Stunt

Tancrede Melet, 32, was 'at arm's length' from the basket when he fell 100 feet

(Newser) - A French extreme sportsman described by the Inertia as an "inspiration to the working man" has died at the age of 32 after a hot air balloon stunt backfired, ABC News reports. Tancrede Melet, part of a daredevil group known as the Flying Frenchies , was setting up the stunt...

Force Awakens Stuntwoman Faces Amputation

Olivia Jackson, 34, suffered terrible accident

(Newser) - A stuntwoman who worked on Star Wars: The Force Awakens says her arm will be amputated following a horrific on-set motorbike crash, Yahoo Movies reports. Olivia Jackson, 34, was filming Resident Evil: The Final Chapter in South Africa in September when she hit a metal camera arm. "My left...

Illusionist in 'Water Torture Cell' Has a Close Call

Spencer Horsman said to have nearly drowned in promo for Criss Angel show

(Newser) - With just a rubber band and a piece of bent wire, Spencer Horsman entered a 30-by-30-inch Plexiglas tank filled with 100 gallons of water on Tuesday in handcuffs and chains, hoping to pull off a feat that would excite crowds for an upcoming show with illusionist Criss Angel, New Jersey...

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