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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.


Emmy Snubs: ‘Atlanta,’ ‘The Handmaid’s Tale’ Shut Out in Major Categories

The critically acclaimed series both won awards at last weekend’s Creative Arts ceremonies, but didn’t take home any trophies on Monday night.

While Game of Thrones, Saturday Night Live, The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel and Ryan Murphy’s Versace-centered second season of American Crime Story cleaned up Monday night at the 2018 Primetime Emmy Awards, a number of other multiple nominees went home empty-handed.

Hulu’s critically acclaimed series The Looming Tower and The Handmaid’s Tale, last year’s best drama series winner in the absence of Thrones, failed to collect any awards. Handmaid’s Tale did win three honors at last weekend’s Creative Arts Emmys ceremonies but failed to take home any prizes Monday night, including in the categories of best drama series and lead actress in a drama, both of which it won last year. Looming Tower, which was up for four Emmys, including for star Jeff Daniels, was completely shut out. Daniels

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The Latest: ‘American Crime Story’ wins limited series Emmy

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Latest on the 70th prime-time Emmy Awards being presented Monday at the Microsoft Theater in downtown Los Angeles (all times local):

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The winner of Emmy Award for best limited series is “The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story.”

The FX series from producer Ryan Murphy focused on the murder of the Italian designer by spree killer Andrew Cunanan. Darren Criss played Cunanan in the series, which is a follow-up to Murphy’s fictionalized retelling of O.J. Simpson’s murder trial.

Murphy won an Emmy Award earlier in the evening for directing the series, and Criss won for best actor in a limited series.


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“RuPaul’s Drag Race” is the winner of the best reality competition Emmy Award, a landmark win for a show that spotlights LGBTQ culture.

The VH1 series has won widespread praise and a devoted for highlighting LGBT stories and drag culture.

Since its creation in 2003, the category

Read more at: https://www.9and10news.com/i/the-latest-american-crime-story-wins-limited-series-emmy/

‘The Assassination of Gianni Versace’ Defeats ‘Godless,’ Wins Emmy for Outstanding Limited Series

Ryan Murphy continues to be a powerhouse at the Emmys when it comes to the outstanding limited series category. The creator’s second installment of “American Crime Story,” entitled “The Assassination of Gianni Versace,” took home the prize at the 2018 Emmy awards. The show’s debut season, “The People vs. OJ Simpson,” won the same honor in 2016.

The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story” beat out TNT’s “The Alienist,” Nat Geo’s “Genius: Picasso,” Netflix’s “Godless,” and Showtime’s “Patrick Melrose” to win the 2018 Emmy for outstanding limited series. “Patrick Melrose” was considered one of its biggest challengers given its acclaim and the star power provided by Benedict Cumberbatch. “Godless” also gained momentum during the show after winning actor honors for Jeff Daniels and Merrett Wever.

Murphy’s name has been all over the outstanding limited series category this decade. While his FX anthology series “American Horror

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Mo. Toddler, 2, Dies After Being Run Over by Ice Cream Truck

A Wentzville, Missouri family is mourning the loss of their 2-year-old daughter who died after being struck by an ice cream truck over the weekend.

The incident took place around 4 p.m. Sunday afternoon after Felicity Karam walked in front of the vehicle after getting an ice cream, Fox 2 reported.

Wentzville Fire Chief John Schneider said the young girl was immediately taken to a nearby hospital but later died, according to NBC-affiliate KSDK.

At this time, no charges have been filed against the truck driver, but the investigation is ongoing, according to a statement released by the Wentzville Police Department.

RELATED VIDEO: Ohio Driver Who Killed 2 Teens in Texting Crash Gets 6 Years — as Victim’s Mom Rejects Tearful Apology

Stan Stnav, the President of the ice cream truck company Cool Times Ice addressed the accident in a statement obtained by KSDK.

“Our hearts go out to the family

Read more at: https://people.com/crime/two-year-old-girl-dies-struck-ice-cream-truck/

Emmy Awards 2018: The Full List Of Winners

Peter Dinklage wins for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP)

The 70th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards, hosted by Saturday Night Live’s Michael Che and Colin Jost, went largely as scripted, asides from scene-stealing surprise proposal from director Glenn Weiss.

Critical darling The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel won five awards, including Outstanding Comedy Series. Limited series The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story took home three wins, a much smaller haul than its last season, The People v. O.J. Simpson, but a respectable tally nonetheless.

With 112 nominations, Netflix was the most-nominated studio heading into the ceremony, breaking Netflix’s 17-year streak. But Home Box Office still took home the biggest prize for Outstanding Drama Series. Though Netflix reigns supreme when it comes to nominations, its streaming competitors, Amazon and Hulu, have beaten Netflix to the punch when it comes to series wins.

Below is the full list of winners. (Winners are in bold.)


Read more at: https://www.forbes.com/sites/hayleycuccinello/2018/09/17/emmy-awards-2018-the-full-list-of-winners/

Wife Who Vanished at Sea Was Allegedly Killed by Husband on Honeymoon Because He Wanted Her Fla. Home

In documents filed last week, federal prosecutors laid out their case against Lewis Bennett, alleging he killed his wife at sea in 2017 before deliberately scuttling his own boat — all in an effort to inherit the home she owned in Delray Beach, Florida.

The documents, obtained by PEOPLE, allege Bennett wanted out of his marriage, and that he and his wife, Florida mother Isabella Hellmann, were struggling financially, which led to constant arguments.

Hellmann, a 41-year-old real estate broker, vanished in May 2017 while on a belated honeymoon with Bennett, 42, and hasn’t been seen since. The couple departed from St. Maarten in the Caribbean and traveled to Puerto Rico and Cuba before heading back to Florida.

The criminal complaint against Bennett, who was rescued from a life raft by the Coast Guard, alleges he told investigators he was asleep below the deck of their boat when he

Read more at: https://people.com/crime/wife-vanished-sea-allegedly-killed-by-husband-wanted-florida-home/

Woman Who Rang Doorbell of Tx. Home Before Vanishing Describes Night of Domestic Abuse: ‘Nightmare’

The partially-dressed woman captured on surveillance video ringing the doorbell of a Texas home before vanishing spoke out in a recent interview about the harrowing circumstances that brought her to that doorstep.

The woman, who asked only to be identified by her first name Lauren, told Inside Edition that before she was seen outside the Montgomery home, she woke up to her boyfriend “kneeling” above her, “stuffing some sort of cloths in my mouth, duct-taping my entire head,” she said.

“I truly felt like when that was happening, like, I was going to die there that night,” she said.

The case made national news in August when the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office released the disturbing footage of her ringing the doorbell at about 3:30 a.m. on August 24.

“I was asleep and awoke to what seemed like a nightmare,” she said.

Read more at: https://people.com/crime/texas-doorbell-woman-describes-night-domestic-abuse/

Daughter Says Serial-Killer Parents — Who Killed Her Sister — May Have Murdered 30 People

A woman whose serial killer parents sexually assaulted and murdered at least a dozen young women — including her older sister — now says she believes they may have killed as many as 30 people.

The father, Fred West, hanged himself in prison in 1995 before he could face trial for the 12 murders of which he was accused, according to the BBC. His wife, Rose West, was convicted in November 1995 of 10 murders and is serving life in prison.

The allegations against the couple — which included the murder of their daughter, Heather, and Fred’s daughter, Rena, from a prior marriage — horrified Britain after authorities looking for Heather in 1994 began digging into the garden of the Wests’ home at 25 Cromwell Street in Gloucester. There, and in the home’s basement, they discovered the dismembered bodies of multiple victims.

Read more at: https://people.com/crime/fred-west-serial-killer-daughter-says-parents-possibly-murdered-many-more/

15 New Books With Fall-Colored Covers To Bring Some Autumn Fun To Your Nightstand

Is your room looking a bit too summery for the PSL season that’s rapidly approaching? I’ve got 15 new books with fall-colored covers that will bring some autumn fun to your nightstand, so keep scrolling to find out how you can make your nightstand pile look more like a pile of crunchy leaves.

The two weeks of fall weather my little southern home gets every year are some of the most spectacular days you can imagine. The foliage alternates between being crisply golden and fiery red, and the weather gets damp, chilly, and breezy. It’s a welcome respite that falls — pun only somewhat intended — between the harsh summer heat and the bone-numbing cold of winter.

This is all to say that I love fall, and I will do anything and everything to bring the autumn indoors, even when it’s 90 degrees and sunny outside.

Read more at: https://www.bustle.com/p/15-new-books-with-fall-colored-covers-to-bring-some-autumn-fun-to-your-nightstand-11861629