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Spellbinding Tale of Murder, Love, Deceit, and Redemption

When New York Times reporter Michael Finkel meets accused killer Christian Longo, who has taken on Finkel’s identity, his investigation morphs into an unforgettable game of cat and mouse. True Story weaves a spellbinding tale of murder, love, deceit, and redemption, following Finkel’s relentless pursuit of the shocking truth.

In February 2002, New York Times Magazine writer Michael Finkel received a startling piece of news: a young man named Christian Longo, wanted for killing his entire family, had been captured in Mexico, where he’d taken on a new identity: Michael Finkel of the New York Times.

The next day, on page A-3 of the Times, came another troubling item: a note from the editors explaining that Finkel, having falsified parts of an investigative article, had been fired. Nonetheless, the only journalist Longo would speak with was the real Michael Finkel, and so Finkel placed a call to Oregon’s Lincoln County jail, intent on getting the true story. So began a bizarre and intense relationship, ending up as a reporting job that eventually morphed into a shrewd game of cat-and-mouse. Part mystery, part memoir, part mea culpa, True Story: Murder, Memoir, Mea Culpa weaves a spellbinding tale of murder, love, and deceit with a deeply personal inquiry into the slippery nature of truth.

True Story was made into a movie starring Jonah Hill & James Franco.


Now Casting: Join Steven Spielberg’s ‘West Side Story’ + 3 More Gigs

There’s a place for you on the set of the new Steven Spielberg adaptation of the classic musical “West Side Story.” The upcoming feature is holding an open call for background actors. Plus, appear on a Disney TV series, an episode of a true-crime show, or in a Zillow video.

The upcoming Steven Spielberg adaptation “West Side Story” is holding an open call for background actors in New York City. Talent, aged 5 and older, is wanted for 1950s NYC residents including Puerto Rican neighborhood residents. The open call will take place on April 27. Filming will take place from June through September with mandatory costume fittings beginning in May. Professional pay will be provided. Apply here!

Read more at: https://www.backstage.com/magazine/article/now-casting-join-steven-spielberg-west-side-story-more-gigs-67911/

Breaking News – FX Sets Revised Premiere Date for Second Season of "Pose"

The Category Is: POSE Season 2

Ten-Episode Second Season of the Award-Winning and History-Making Series Will Premiere
Tuesday, June 11 at 10 p.m. ET/PT on FX

LOS ANGELES, April 23, 2019 – FX has set the premiere date for the second season of the award-winning and groundbreaking drama series Pose from Fox 21 Television Studios and FX Productions, it was announced today by Chuck Saftler, President, Program Strategy and COO, FX Networks. The ten-episode second season of Pose will debut on Tuesday, June 11 at 10 p.m. ET/PT on FX.

Pose explores the juxtaposition of several segments of life and society: the underground ball culture, the rise of the luxury Trump-era universe and the downtown social and literary scene that came to define New York in the 1980s. The first season of Pose was named an AFI TV Program

Read more at: http://www.thefutoncritic.com/news/2019/04/23/fx-sets-revised-premiere-date-for-second-season-of-pose-10115/20190423fx01/

Peabody Awards: ProPublica, ‘Frontline’, ESPN, New York Times Among News/Radio Podcast Winners

The Peabody Awards on Tuesday revealed its winners in the News and Radio/Podcast categories, rounding out the organization’s honors for 2018’s most powerful, enlightening and invigorating stories in TV, radio and digital media. Winners of the 78th annual awards will be honored May 18 during a ceremony at Cipriani Wall Street in New York.

The Peabodys previously revealed its 2018 winners in the Documentary and Entertainment/Children’s Youth categories.

The organization today also said ProPublica will receive the inaugural Peabody Catalyst Award. The independent investigative journalism group is being recognized for its story that brought change to a controversial government practice of family separation at the border.


Read more at: https://deadline.com/2019/04/peabody-awards-2018-winners-news-radio-podcasts-list-1202600115/

Peabody Awards Announce First-Ever Catalyst Award and 2019 News and Radio/Podcast Winners

The Peabody Board of Jurors have selected “$2 Tests: Bad Arrests,” “Anatomy of a Killing,” “Back of the Class,” “Cambridge Analytica,” “The Plastic Problem,” “Separated: Children at the Border” and “Spartan Silence: Crisis at Michigan State” as the 2019 Peabody Award winners in the news category, Variety has learned.

Additionally, “Believed,” “Buried Truths,” “Caliphate,” “Kept Out” and “Monumental Lies” have been named the 2019 winners in the radio/podcast category. And for the first time, the Peabody Awards have a Catalyst Award, which is being given to ProPublica.

ProPublica, a nonprofit newsroom, made headlines in June 2018 for publishing nearly eight minutes of audio of 10 sobbing Central American children separated from their parents at the U.S.-Mexico border. Within 48-hours of publication, the Trump administration retreated, halting its “zero tolerance” immigration policy practice of family separation.

Breaking News – Leading Homicide Detective Rod Demery Returns for a Third Season to Reopen His Case Files in the Hit ID Series, "Murder Chose Me"


-Season 3 Premieres on Thursday, May 2 at 9/8c –

(Silver Spring, Md.) – Investigation Discovery’s MURDER CHOSE ME, featuring legendary Shreveport homicide detective Rod Demery, returns to Investigation Discovery to reflect on more cases of murders that deeply impacted him. Pulling from his case files from his 14 years as a homicide detective, intimate first-person storytelling meets the gritty Shreveport, La backdrop, as Demery personifies how very impactful and life altering murder is on the victim’s loved ones. With 10 all-new episodes, MURDER CHOSE ME returns for its third season on Thursday, May 2 at 9/8c, only on Investigation Discovery.

Demery himself is

Read more at: http://www.thefutoncritic.com/news/2019/04/23/leading-homicide-detective-rod-demery-returns-for-a-third-season-to-reopen-his-case-files-in-the-hit-id-series-murder-chose-me-487402/20190423id01/

Tuesday, April 23: Can She Have It All? ‘Being Mary Jane’ Series Finale on BET

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All Times Eastern.

Tuesday, April 23

Being Mary Jane
BET, 8pm
Series Finale!

Will it be happily ever after for ambitious broadcast journalist Mary Jane Paul (Gabrielle Union)? She might choose her Mr. Right in producer Justin (Michael Ealy), who proposed in 2017’s Season 4 finale. But what will he think about those frozen embryos she just had implanted?

The Young and the Restless
CBS, 12:30pm

Today, the residents of Genoa City begin to learn the devastating news that Neil Winters (Kristoff St. John) has passed away, as YR writes-in the Feb. 3 death of St. John, who succumbed to hypertrophic heart disease after 28 years on the soap. On Thursday, Neil’s funeral gives his TV family and

Read more at: https://www.channelguidemag.com/tv-news/2019/04/23/best-bets-tuesday-april-23-being-mary-jane-finale/

Israeli TV host implies Muslims set fire to Notre Dame Cathedral

Popular Israeli morning TV host Avri Gilad sparked controversery Monday by claiming that Muslims in France have been setting fire to churches, and insinuated that Notre Dame Cathedral was among them. 



Gilad said during a discussion on the Sri Lanka terror attacks on his morning television show that French churches are being set on fire by Muslims.


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Shoppers go mad for new Crime Monthly magazine featuring stories on Ted Bundy and Madeleine McCann

While it’s always been something that’s interested plenty of people, there’s been a big boom in the popularity of true crime this year.

You could argue that one of the main protagonists for this is Netflix.

Over the past few months the streaming service has given viewers a number of gripping documentaries including the Ted Bundy Tapes, the much talked about Abducted in Plain Sight and Dirty John: The Dirty Truth , the real-life story behind the true crime drama which has proved a massive hit.

Following in their footsteps, the eight part series The Disappearance of Madeleine McCann hit the streaming service in March to a huge reaction.

And the investigation into the disappearance of the three year old during a family holiday to Portugal is one of the cover stories of a new magazine that has been flying off the shelves and generated a big

Read more at: https://www.chroniclelive.co.uk/whats-on/shopping/new-crime-monthly-magazine-uk-16166823

20 years ago, Rex Krebs’ crimes unraveled in the one discovery everyone feared