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8 Celebrities Who Are Obsessed With True Crime

Sometimes stars can be just like us, you know, super into "Making a Murderer."

By Gina Tron

Celebs. They can be just like us, right? Well, maybe not all of the time but at least these celebrities are obsessed with true crime. We can get behind that.

1. Blake Lively

"A Simple Plan" Star Blake Lively revealed to Coveteur that she has been binging on Netflix's "The Staircase" and "Evil Genius."  The docu-series “The Staircase” gives a compelling look at Michael Peterson’s 2003 trial for the murder of his wife Kathleen, who was found dead at the bottom of their staircase in their Durham, North Carolina home on December 9, 2001. "Evil Genius" delved into  the infamous 2003 “pizza bomber heist,” a complex series of events that involved a bank robbery, a scavenger hunt, and, ultimately, a public murder by way of bombing.

2. Mindy Kaling

Mindy Kaling is a woman of many talents. She's an actor, a comedian and a writer. She also created, produced and starred in the sitcom, "The Mindy Project."

We don't know when she has the time to watch true crime, but she definately makes time for it.

“I love true crime—I think a lot of writers are into the specificity of the details of grisly crimes. It’s so different from the world I know, which is a very comfortable, safe writer’s room,” she told Rolling Stone in 2012.

During an appearance on the podcast WTF, Kaling talks about "The Staircase."

3. Roseanne Barr

The controversial comedian and queen of blue collar sitcom moms has a thing for true crime! Check out this conversation that took place during a 2013 interview between Kaling, Roseanne Barr, and a New York Times writer:

Kaling: I love murder shows.

New York Times Writer: Like “CSI”?

Barr: No, I like true crime, the ID channel. I’m a complete ID addict. They’ve got a new show called “Elder Skelter.” It’s about old grandmas that kill their families. And the one before that was “Wives With Knives.” That was unbelievable.

Kaling: I also go to TruTV.com because I love reading about true crime. There must be some connection between women in comedy and true crime.

Writer: Like what?

Kaling: For me, it’s a little narcissistic. All I do is work, so I have this narcissistic idea that somebody is thinking about me and wants to kill me.

Barr: I have that, too.

4. Anna Kendrick

This Academy Award nomiated actor appears to be a fan of the true crime genre. Check out her tweet after the last episode of HBO documentary The Jinx: The Life and Deaths of Robert Durst.

5. Kim Kardashian West

She was entranced by CBS’s "The Case of: JonBenét Ramsey."

West has real life ties to true crime. Her dad Robert Kardashian was one of O.J. Simpson's lawyers. And, the superstar always said that if she wasn’t who she was, she would have been a forensic investigator. She’s mentioned it in multiple interviews. Recently, she advocated for the release of former inmate Alice Johnson. In May 2018, she went to the White House to push for her pardoning. President Donald Trump pardoned Johnson, who was convicted in 1996 for conspiracy to possess cocaine, attempted possession of cocaine and money laundering, in June.

6. Gwyneth Paltrow

This one is a surprise! The actor is reportedly obsessed with murder.

"I love murder shows," she told Vanity Fair. "I finished 'The Night Manager.' And then I just finished 'Marcella,' which I binge-watched. And now I'm watching 'The Night Of' on HBO—have you seen this?—it's another murder show.

"I love a murder show. Murder. Murder's my thing. I don't know why! It's so creepy."

Okay, so technically none of these shows are actually true crime, more fictional crime, but she makes the list because at least she's not talking about jade eggs. 

7. Gigi Hadid

The supermodel went on a Twitter rant after she finished up watching "Making A Murderer." We can relate.

8. Emmy Rossum

Singer and "Shameless" star Emmy Rossum also got obsessed with "Making a Murderer."

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