Anne Hathaway’s new boyfriend might be a thief, just like the last one

Anne Hathaway and boyfriend Adam Shulman leave the opening party for La Vida restaurant in LA

Throughout the 2009 awards season, I was somewhat amazed at how well Anne Hathaway had rebounded after her disastrous relationship with her con artist, fraud and thief boyfriend Raffaello Follieri. Not only was she nominated for every major award last year, but after Follieri was charged and put in jail, no one really asked Anne about it. Anne certainly behaved with class during the situation, and at some point last year, she began dating a very low-key dude named Adam Shulman. Did I say “low-key”? I meant “art thief”. Yes, Anne’s new boyfriend might be as much of a criminal as Follieri. Except not really – Shulman is just being accused of stealing a part of an outdoor mural in NYC, not of bilking millions of dollars from some of the most influential people in the world. Here’s more:

Can’t Anne Hathaway — one of Hollywood’s most angelic and seemingly nice young actresses — just find a guy without some sort of criminal implications?

The ‘Alice in Wonderland’ starlet is stuck in the middle of more headlines thanks to a significant other, as her new boyfriend Adam Shulman allegedly took off with part of a painted mural. Unfortunately for Shulman, someone else claims the mural is his property, and is going to press charges unless it’s returned.

According to the New York Post, H&H Builders president Ken Hart claims the artwork painted by infamous New York City street artist Mr. Brainwash was taken from him by Mr. Shulman, but in true forgive-and-forget fashion, promises that “if he brings me back the art, it’s over … But if he doesn’t, I’m going to the police to report it stolen!”

For Hathaway, this must be a blatant reminder of her romantic woes past. She previously was in a long-term relationship with Raffaello Follieri, who is currently serving jail time after he pled guilty to fraud charges. Follieri was sentenced to 4 1/2 years in prison for bilking investors out of nearly $4 million in a real estate scam.

Just how did he scam all that money? Follieri told his investors that because he had ties to the Vatican, he could easily secure church property for well below market value.

Hathaway has kept mostly mum about Follieri since splitting with him months before his sentencing. She did reference him in an Independent interview, saying: “The worst thing that happens to you can be the best thing for you, if you don’t let it get the best of you.”

She even joked about her dating record while on ‘The Late Show With David Letterman.’ After being grilled by Dave about Follieri, Hathaway joked: “You do have to give me credit because as far as relationships crashing and burning goes, c’mon, I did pretty great. I mean, scorched that earth!”

Here’s wishing Miss Hathaway a happy and drama free future with whoever her man of choice is.

[From PopEater]

It sounds more like a prank or a shenanigan rather than an art heist. Although if it was taken from private property, I guess Adam should have known better? Anyway, Shulman should return the mural and all will be forgiven. Even if he doesn’t, he’s still got a way to go before he’s a Follieri-type con artist/criminal mastermind.

Anne Hathaway and boyfriend Adam Shulman walk hand in hand through the crowds at the Coachella Music Festival in California

Anne Hathaway and boyfriend Adam Shulman leave the opening party for La Vida restaurant in LA

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  1. Joan says:

    I hope that he is a good guy, for her sake. She definitely deserves a stable relationship after all the crap she went through.

    Btw, am I the only one to notice that Adam seems to be – ahem – rather ‘equipped’ from those photos? ;)

  2. Praise St. Angie! says:

    um…

    the ONLY man who should ever wear a velvet jacket is Hef.

  3. Anna says:

    Some gals just like the bad guy type a little too much. Even if it was a prank/shenanigan type thing, it just proves he’s immature and stupid. I wouldn’t want to go out with anyone these two adjectives can be applied to so well.

  4. lucy2 says:

    Oh, that’s unfortunate. Perhaps she should invest in a background check account?

    Seriously though, this sounds like some sort of misunderstanding or other issue, not a con artist like the last guy. And how exactly does one steal a mural? Aren’t they painted on walls???

  5. Risa says:

    @Joan:

    No I was going to comment on that… he definitely has SOMETHING hiding under those pants… and it looks substantial!

  6. Cruisin Through says:

    If it wasn’t for her former boyfriend, this wouldn’t even be a story.

  7. d says:

    What’s up with his camel toe?

  8. carrie says:

    funny! like every one likes her whereas she sold her ex-boyfriend to FBI and she benefited his fraud!!

  9. hatsumomo says:

    Yeah, i think she digs the ‘bad-boy’ type petty well, dosent she? Just keep in mind you get what you ask for.

  10. Ellen Smith says:

    Ladies – you should know by now that what looks like a “good” package can just be the “accessories” parading themselves, and not the “entree” itself.

  11. Chris J says:

    Is that a hole in his pants in the last pic?

  12. Anti-icon says:

    Wow, it’s just like us civilians, trying to find a decent guy to date…..it’s a crap shoot. Dump this loser before he gets his skank on you, Ann.

  13. Tia C says:

    He may not be a “Follieri-type con artist/criminal mastermind,” BUT it sure does sound like he’s on the wrong side of sleazy. Keep trading up, Anne!

  14. Missmilly says:

    He could at least be a “hot” bad-guy…why so dorky?

  15. Bee says:

    “um…the ONLY man who should ever wear a velvet jacket is Hef.”

    @Praise St. Angie even Hef pushes it too far sometimes. I just want to raid that man’s closet to see if he has any other clothes besides those velvet pajamas he’s always sporting. Maybe he’s too exhausted by all his girls to change clothes.

  16. I Choose Me says:

    Hmm, the ex looked like Zach Braff and he looks a little Ryan Gosling-ish so I’d say upgrade? And uh, is it me or does he look like he’s packing?

    Edit: I see I have company in Joan and Risa. Good to know. :D

  17. Mistral says:

    Wow. That’s sad if it’s true.

  18. Carrie says:

    Smart woman, horrible taste in men…

  19. insidescoop says:

    Wow, those pictures, ahem. Doesn’t leave a lot to the imagination does it…?

  20. Roma says:

    @d: When a guy is sporting it, the camel toe becomes a moose knuckle!

    At least that’s what we call it in Canada ;)

  21. jzhz says:

    That dude is packin’ (I hope, for Anne!)!

  22. Cheekemunkey says:

    Carrie, I’m with you. She must have a great PR team.

  23. ViktoryGin says:

    Okay, this guy is hardly a hardened criminal. I just don’t see much of an issue with this. It’s not as if he’s trafficking underaged girls across international borders for sex. If other nefarious goings-on surface, then I’ll change my tune. For now, though, I’ll just keep looking at him because he’s hot. At least current dude is an upgrade in the looks department. Cuz that’s what totally matters.

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