I was looking at some past covers from People, and I found this one from 1989. I had forgotten about the Sean Young and James Woods relationship. I can't even imagine how much more would have come out about that, if the internet had been around and instant news. As it was, Sean definitely went overboard in that relationship.
James Woods was engaged and then James and Sean started having an affair. That is pretty much par for the course in Hollywood. But, then, no doubt seeing that Sean was not perhaps wired the same as most people, he broke the affair off with her.
Umm. Yeah. Sean kind of took that the wrong way. She started sending hate mail and pictures of corpses and mutilated animals. She finally topped it off with a mutilated doll sitting on his doorstep with simulated blood on it and the face painted white to make it look like a corpse.
I mean this is the stuff that was known. Can you imagine what we didn't find out or what we would have discovered if paps had been following her or staking out his house. Sean Young was everywhere then. I don't think that anyone would have predicted 20 years ago when this happened that Sean Young would not continue being the star she was then. It just shows that although we may be forced to put up with some people now who seem like they will never go away, chances are good they will fade and we won't have to deal with them.
If you want to read the article that went with this cover, click here. It is some great gossip.