Disguised as a doctor, Tabloid reporter, Jonathan Huntley barges into the
hospital room of elderly silent screen star, Carol Wendover. He convinces
Carol’s son and former agent that Carol needs privacy and ushers them into
the hallway. Alone with Carol, Jonathan whips out his camera and snaps
photos of her writhing in agony. Despite her pitiful protests, Jonathan
forces Carol to the floor and places a bedpan beside her and gleefully
snaps more photos.
Days later, Jonathan reviews the photo layout with Editor in Chief of
“International Report”, scruffy Englishman, Sandy Trollop. Sandy loves
Jonathan’s celebrities on their deathbed series and asks him to cover a
At the premiere, Jonathan shouts insults at arriving celebrities and
captures their outraged expressions on film. He hurls insults at aging TV
tough guy, Vincent Hawk, and his date, causing Vincent to smash Jonathan’s
camera. Jonathan vows to “see him in court”.
Months later, Jonathan trots up the steps of the International Report
building when he runs into tabloid colleagues, Seth and Daren. Jonathan
gloats about his lawsuit against Vincent Hawk where he hopes to get
millions. He adds that Vincent is dying of Leukemia so he plans to add
Vincent to his celeb deathbed series. Seth and Daren are in awe.
Nestled in the bushes outside Vincent Hawk’s estate, Seth and Daren lay in
wait with cameras ready, hoping to get a glimpse of Vincent. But Jonathan
shows up dressed as a deliveryman and barges into Vincent’s home. Jonathan
wastes no time snapping photos of a sickly Vincent Hawke in his
wheelchair. But Vincent pulls a gun on Jonathan and forces him to don
kinky women’s underwear. Seth and Daren watch the scene unfold and snap
photos through a window. Jonathan rages at his tabloid colleagues. But
they continue to take pictures. Finally Vincent announces that Jonathan
must pay for his cruelty. He forces Jonathan to pick up a gun; both men
raise their weapons, Bang….
Later, Sandy Trollop reviews the photo layout of Jonathan/Vincent Hawk
incident. The Headline reads, “Deranged Reporter Jonathan Huntley breaks
into home of TV Star, kills himself”. Sandy thanks a healthy looking
Vincent for dropping all charges against the magazine. Vincent reveals
that he never had Leukemia, just a bad cold.
Copyright 2006 Jason N. Zimmatore
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