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Armie Hammer’s ‘cannibalism’ is just one ‘dark, twisted’ family secret

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Armie Hammer made headlines worldwide when accusations surfaced of assault, emotional abuse and cannibalism.

Now an upcoming docuseries is promising to expose details about not only the Hollywood actor’s shocking downfall — but also alleged coverups of abuse claims from five generations before him.

The now-disgraced actor’s life of alcohol abuse and alleged BDSM and infidelity is being chronicled in “House of Hammer,” a three-part series on Discovery+ delving into the Hammer family’s “sinister secrets that money and power couldn’t hide forever.”

“You don’t just wake up and become this dark controller, abuser,” a commentator says in the chilling trailer. “This behavior is deep-rooted.”

The docuseries will feature two of Hammer’s accusers, ex-girlfriend Courtney Vucekovich and artist Julia Morrison, who appear on camera and share disturbing texts and direct messages he allegedly sent them on social media in which he reportedly describes detailed sexual fetishes and a desire to eat their flesh.

Several women came forward accusing Armie Hammer of sexual assault in 2021.
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The actor rose to fame after his role in "Call Me By Your Name" in 2017.
The actor rose to fame after his performance in “Call Me By Your Name” in 2017. He is pictured with his co-star, Timothée Chalamet (right).
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The women describe the 35-year-old actor as being charming at first, and then he starts “pushing your boundaries a little at a time,” they claim, by telling them they’re his “completely” as they provide harrowing messages that the “Social Network” actor reportedly sent them.

“I have a fantasy about having someone prove their love and devotion and tying them up in a public place at night and making their body free use,” one alleged message from the “Call Me By Your Name” star reads.

“My bet was going to involve showing up at your place and completely tying you up and incapacitating you and being able to do whatever I wanted to every single hole in your body until I was done with you,” an alleged voice memo from the actor says.

The women reveal graphic messages and voice memos the actor allegedly sent them.
The women reveal graphic messages and voice memos that the actor allegedly sent them.
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Vucekovich and  Morrison claim he was manipulative and controlling during their relationships.
Vucekovich and Morrison claim he was manipulative and controlling during their relationships.
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The docuseries shows messages the star reportedly sent to the women.
The docuseries shows messages the star reportedly sent to the women.
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Despite looking like a “perfect family,” the ultrawealthy Hammer clan is like “Succession” but magnified by a “million times,” according to Hammer’s aunt Casey Hammer, the sister of Armie’s father, Michael.

“If you believe about making deals with the devil, the Hammers are top of the totem pole,” she says in the dramatic trailer. “Every generation of my family has been involved in dark misdeeds. And it just gets worse and worse and worse.”

“Debauchery. Deceit. Abuse. Addiction. Corruption. Over the course of five generations, the men in the Hammer family have more secrets and scandals than any vault can contain,” the synopsis for the three-part series reads, adding that “dark and twisted” secrets of the Hammer family are coming to light.

“Behind the money and power lies a dysfunctional dynasty with its male characters exhibiting all the devastating consequences of privilege gone wild,” it reads.

Hammer's Aunt appears on the series, saying she was 'not shocked' by the accusations.
Hammer’s aunt, Casey Hammer, appears in the series, saying she was “not shocked” by the accusations.
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In a statement, Jason Sarlanis, Discovery’s president of crime and investigative content for linear and streaming, said the accusations of “rape and abuse” were “just the tip of the iceberg.

“This documentary provides an important platform for the incredibly courageous women who came forward to share their stories, and we hope their courage inspires others to continue meaningful conversations around abuse in our society,” he said.

Armie Hammer’s fall from grace began in 2021 with leaked texts and direct messages from several women on social media, claiming they were from the actor and detailing graphic messages about his desire to drink blood, descriptions of scenes of sexual control and, in one message, declaring himself to be “100% a cannibal.”

According to the film's trailer, Armie Hammer's scandal is just the 'tip of the iceberg.'
According to the film’s trailer, Armie Hammer’s scandal is just the “tip of the iceberg.”
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In early 2021, a woman who went by the Instagram handle @houseofeffie, claimed to have had an affair with him and began sharing screenshots of the messages he reportedly sent her, claiming he had affairs with at least five other women while he was married to Elizabeth Chambers, who filed for divorce in July 2020.

One woman — who was named Effie and was represented by attorney Gloria Allred — accused Hammer of rape in March 2021, prompting the LAPD to conduct an investigation. She declined to answer when asked if she was @houseofeddie, but alleged Hammer “violently” raped her as well as “mentally, emotionally and sexually” abusing her during their four-year relationship.

The docuseries streams on Discovery+ on Sept. 2.
The docuseries will be available on Discovery+ on Sept. 2.
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At the time, Hammer called the allegations “bulls – – t,” citing “vicious and spurious online attacks,” but he was subsequently dumped from a series of high-profile projects following the accusations — including “Shotgun Wedding” with Jennifer Lopez and the Broadway play “The Minutes.” He was also dropped by his agency, WME.

Hammer reportedly left LA to live in the Cayman Islands near his estranged wife and their two kids — Harper, 7, and Ford, 5 — which led to rumors that he was “broke” and selling timeshares there to make ends meet. He also spent six months in a Florida rehab center, which was allegedly paid for by Robert Downey Jr.

“House of Hammer” premieres on Discovery+ on Sept. 2.

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Mandy Moore shares her first day back at work on Dr. Death set after giving birth to second child

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Mandy Moore shared that she was back on set following an extended maternity leave after giving birth to her second baby Ozzie.

The This Is Us star, 38, shared a cute selfie with her co-star Edgar Ramirez, 45, while on set of Peacock’s hit series Dr. Death, which is now filming its second season, with a new medical malpractice plotline.

‘Day 1 in the can. #drdeath,’ the star captioned the snap shared with her 5.5M followers. 

Back on set! Mandy Moore, 38, shared that she was back on set after giving birth to her second child, as she posted a cute selfie with her co-star Edgar Ramirez, 45, on set of Dr. Death

The singer and actress looked chic as ever in the photo, wearing a Canada Goose parka and flashing a bright smile at the camera.

Meanwhile Edgar – who was holding the camera – was dapper in a brown coat and sported a meticulously styled beard. 

The entertainer also took to her Stories to show off her stylish outfit in a mirror snap with the caption: ‘First day of work.’  

Back at it: The entertainer also took to her Stories to show off her stylish outfit in a mirror snap with the caption: 'First day of work'

Back at it: The entertainer also took to her Stories to show off her stylish outfit in a mirror snap with the caption: ‘First day of work’ 

The proud mom-of-two also shared an adorable Story as she took a walk with her two kids: one and a half year old Gus and Ozzie, whom she welcomed on October 21.

‘2 under 2.’ she wrote on the adorable snap which saw the boys in their respective strollers and Mandy bundled up in a plaid coat.  

Moore shares her two boys with husband Taylor Goldsmith, 37. The two have been married since 2018.

It comes after Moore revealed she’s ‘relishing’ her longer maternity leave with Ozzie – after rushing back to work following Gus’ birth.

'2 under 2': The proud mom-of-two also shared an adorable Story as she took a walk with her two kids: one and a half year old Gus and Ozzie, whom she welcomed on October 21

‘2 under 2’: The proud mom-of-two also shared an adorable Story as she took a walk with her two kids: one and a half year old Gus and Ozzie, whom she welcomed on October 21

She admitted last month that she didn’t get the chance to ‘hunker down’ with first son Gus, returning to work on This Is Us a month after his March 2021 birth.

Speaking to Parents Magazine, she said: ‘To be able to close out this really seminal chapter of my life with This Is Us this past May and take this time now to kind of just hunker down and be a family, it’s something I didn’t get to experience with Gus. I’m relishing this time.’

‘Again, especially around the holidays, it’s so fun and it’s the perfect excuse to just stay home and be cozy and get my feet underneath me and figure out how to operate in this new chapter.

However, she will now make her TV return as Benita Alexander – while Ramirez will play Paolo Macchiarini – in the second season of Dr. Death, which is based on the third season of the Wondery podcast of the same name.

New baby: Last month the star revealed she's 'relishing' her longer maternity leave with Ozzie - after rushing back to work following first son Gus' birth

New baby: Last month the star revealed she’s ‘relishing’ her longer maternity leave with Ozzie (pictured) – after rushing back to work following Gus’ birth

Family: Moore shares her two boys with husband Taylor Goldsmith, 37. The two have been married since 2018

Family: Moore shares her two boys with husband Taylor Goldsmith, 37. The two have been married since 2018

Season two will follow Macchiarini ‘a charming surgeon renowned for his innovative operations that earn him the nickname “Miracle Man.” When investigative journalist Benita Alexander approaches him for a story, the line between personal and professional begins to blur, changing her life forever,’ according to Variety.

‘As she learns how far Paolo will go to protect his secrets, a group of doctors halfway across the world make shocking discoveries of their own that call everything about the “Miracle Man” into question.’

The first season of Dr. Death, was based on the true story of Christopher Duntsch (played by Joshua Jackson), a neurosurgeon who became infamous for mutilating his patients. The negligent neurosurgeon killed two of his patients during surgery and maimed nearly three dozen others. 

There is currently no release date for the new season of Dr. Death, though the expected air date is sometime in 2023. 

Dr. Death: She will make her TV return in the second season of Dr. Death. The first season was based on the true story of Christopher Duntsch (played by Joshua Jackson), a neurosurgeon who became infamous for mutilating his patients

Dr. Death: She will make her TV return in the second season of Dr. Death. The first season was based on the true story of Christopher Duntsch (played by Joshua Jackson), a neurosurgeon who became infamous for mutilating his patients

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Sharna Burgess Depends on Mom ‘A Lot’ With Her, Brian Austin Green’s Baby

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Celeb moms also need their mothers every once in a while! Sharna Burgess opened up about how her “mum” has been there for her after she and Brian Austin Green welcomed their son in July.

“How it started … how it’s going,” the Dancing With the Stars pro, 37, wrote via Instagram on Friday, December 2, alongside two sweet photos of her mom holding baby Zane.

“It really does take a village,” Burgess continued in her caption. “I have depended on my mum a lot these last few months and especially weeks with us moving house. Watching her be a Grandma to my son has been so beautiful. The memories and moments and sometimes unsolicited advice 😉 have all been exactly what I needed at the time.”

She added: “Mums just know things and I totally get that now. And she is LOVING her Grandma duties and her now big family filled with all the kids and all the animals and all the love,” concluding the emotional post by writing, “Deep gratitude for my Mums strength, ability and desire to move her whole life here to be with us. I love you Woo.”

Burgess’ fellow DWTS costar Sasha Farber appeared to appreciate the dancer’s sentiment, commenting, “❤️❤️❤️,” in the caption of the post.

The Australia native previously gave credit to her mom when gushing over her baby boy. “I now wholeheartedly understand everything my mother ever said to me about how a mother’s love is unlike any other,” Burgess wrote via Instagram in a post days after Zane’s birth. “You know, the whole ‘you’ll understand when you have kids’ thing parents say… I get it now.”

She concluded the heartfelt message with an emotional sentiment about her little one. “I will love him and worry for him to my last breath and beyond,” she penned. “Heaven is a place on earth and I have found it.”

While Burgess didn’t hesitate to praise her mother’s skills with her son in her latest upload, she previously opened up to Us Weekly about her own instincts as a new mom.

“You’re like, ‘What if I don’t know what to do? What if I don’t have an instinct? What if I drop him?’ You have all these insane, irrational fears,” she exclusively told Us in August about her worries before welcoming Zane. However, the Disney+ personality told Us, the “motherly instinct” kicks in. “And you just somehow know that to do,” she shared.

Burgess and Green, 49, have been dating since 2020. The Beverly Hills, 90210, alum is also dad to four more sons. He shares Kassius, 20, with ex Vanessa Marcil, and Noah, 10, Bodhi, 8, Journey, 6, with ex-wife Megan Fox.

The Transformers star, 36, came to visit her sons’ youngest half-sibling soon after his birth.

“She came in and got some Zane snuggle time,” Burgess exclusively told Us just weeks after delivering her baby boy. “Which was wonderful and really great to see.”



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