Monthly Archives: April 2016

Why Karla Homolka’s children will pay for her crimes

MONSTER IN MY FAMILY host Melissa Moore. (Richard Knapp/Lifetime/Everett Collection)

Melissa Moore. (Richard Knapp/Lifetime/Everett Collection)

Melissa Moore had always understood that something was wrong with her father. Keith Jespersen could be fun and loving one moment, doting on her and her two siblings, then volcanically angry and abusive the next. Once she brought home some stray kittens and was forced to watch as he tortured and ultimately strangled them. And there was the time when she was in junior high that he remarked about knowing how to murder someone and get away with it. He didn’t seem to be joking.

It was on March 30, 1995, when Moore was 15, that Jesperson was unmasked as the “Happy Face Killer.” Arrested for the murder of a girlfriend in Washougal, Wash., the Canadian-born, long-haul trucker confessed to seven other sex killings in six different states. (The

Read more at: http://www.macleans.ca/culture/books/karla-homolkas-children-will-pay-for-her-crimes/

Is There More To The Adam Walsh Story?

Adam Walsh

Arthur Jay Harris

Adam Walsh — Summer, 1981

On July 27, 1981, six-year old Adam Walsh vanished from a Hollywood, Florida shopping mall. His mother, Reve Walsh, left him unattended for several minutes, and when she returned, he was gone. Two weeks later, Adam’s severed head was found in a canal, and to this day, the rest of his body has never been recovered. John Walsh, Adam’s father, went on to champion unsolved crimes in his America’s Most Wanted television program, using his son’s loss as the impetus for his campaign. In 2008, Ottis Toole, a serial killer who died in 1996, was recognized as the man behind the grisly murder.

This is the story we know well, but, everything may not be what it seems. True-crime author Arthur Jay Harris has been following the Adam Walsh case almost since its inception, and

Read more at: https://uproxx.com/news/is-adam-walsh-still-alive/

Karla Homolka’s children will pay for her crimes

MONSTER IN MY FAMILY host Melissa Moore. (Richard Knapp/Lifetime/Everett Collection)

Melissa Moore. (Richard Knapp/Lifetime/Everett Collection)

This article originally appeared in Maclean’s magazine in April, 2016, after it was reported that Karla Homolka was living in Châteauguay, Que., with her three children.

Melissa Moore had always understood that something was wrong with her father. Keith Jespersen could be fun and loving one moment, doting on her and her two siblings, then volcanically angry and abusive the next. Once she brought home some stray kittens and was forced to watch as he tortured and ultimately strangled them. And there was the time when she was in junior high that he remarked about knowing how to murder someone and get away with it. He didn’t seem to be joking.

It was on March 30, 1995, when Moore was 15, that Jesperson was unmasked as the “Happy Face

Read more at: https://www.macleans.ca/news/karla-homolkas-children-will-pay-for-her-crimes/

Why Karla Homolka’s children will pay for her crimes

MONSTER IN MY FAMILY host Melissa Moore. (Richard Knapp/Lifetime/Everett Collection)

Melissa Moore. (Richard Knapp/Lifetime/Everett Collection)

This article originally appeared in Maclean’s magazine in April, 2016, after it was reported that Karla Homolka was living in Châteauguay, Que., with her three children.

Melissa Moore had always understood that something was wrong with her father. Keith Jespersen could be fun and loving one moment, doting on her and her two siblings, then volcanically angry and abusive the next. Once she brought home some stray kittens and was forced to watch as he tortured and ultimately strangled them. And there was the time when she was in junior high that he remarked about knowing how to murder someone and get away with it. He didn’t seem to be joking.

It was on March 30, 1995, when Moore was 15, that Jesperson was unmasked as the “Happy Face

Read more at: https://www.macleans.ca/news/karla-homolkas-children-will-pay-for-her-crimes/

The National Enquirer and Reelz Enter the True-Crime Genre …

The National Enquirer and Reelz Enter the True-Crime Genre

The National Enquirer and Reelz Enter the True-Crime Genre

As more networks look into developing true-crime series for their networks, a new series is in development on Reelz with tabloid magazine The National Enquirer working on the show, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

That’s right, the tabloid you see at the grocery store declaring some out-of-this-world story is venturing into the true-crime genre.

The new series, National Enquirer Investigates, will premiere on May 28 at 9 p.m., with each hour long episode focusing on a different case. The first episode will look at the death of Marilyn Monroe and will present new evidence in the case.

Other topics the show will look into include the death of Natalie Wood, Elvis Pressley’s death, the deaths of Whitney Houston and Bobbi Kristina, the story Charlie Sheen’s HIV announcement and everyone’s favorite true-crime subject, O.J. Simpson and the death

Read more at: http://television.mxdwn.com/news/the-national-enquirer-and-reelz-enter-the-true-crime-genre/

Officials Probe Sudden Death of Patton Oswalt’s Wife, Michelle McNamara

The coroner’s office is so backed up, the testing process has slowed considerably.

It might be months before officials know why writer Michelle McNamara died suddenly last week at the age of 46.

The noted true-crime author and wife of comedian and actor Patton Oswalt was found dead at the couple’s home in Los Angeles on Thursday. Ed Winter, spokesman for the Los Angeles County coroner’s office, tells The Hollywood Reporter a cause of death likely will take months to determine because the medical examiner’s office is so backed up with cases. Tests, including a toxicology report, will be conducted in an effort to determine the cause of death.

For the moment, Winter says there is no new information in the case. 

The Hollywood community, especially Oswalt’s friends and collaborators, were shocked by the news of McNamara’s death. She is said to have been free of known medical conditions, with no

Read more at: https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/michelle-mcnamara-officials-probe-sudden-887396

‘National Enquirer’ Series a Go at Reelz; O.J. Simpson, Charlie Sheen Among Topics

Hot off the press: National Enquirer is officially making its move to the small screen.

Several months after The Weinstein Company joined forces with the publication’s parent company American Media, Inc. for a production unit, Reelz has unveiled a new docuseries centered on the magazine, National Enquirer Investigates.

Set to premiere May 28 at 9 p.m. ET/PT on the cable channel, each hourlong episode will feature interviews, new evidence and archived documents as well as recreations for a deep dive into celebrity scandals like questions surrounding O.J. Simpson’s involvement in the murder of his ex-wife Nicole Brown and the mysterious death of Natalie Wood.

The premiere will focus on the sudden death of Marilyn Monroe and questions about whether the Hollywood bombshell was actually murdered. According to the announcement, which promises newly released evidence, some of the possible suspects include the mob and the Kennedy family. Other upcoming episodes will

Read more at: https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/live-feed/national-enquirer-series-a-go-887359

Virtually in Love: Online Dating Series Coming to Oxygen – canceled + renewed TV shows

Oxygen TV shows logo

“That’s kinda crazy.” Today, Oxygen has announced their new online dating series Virtually in Love will premiere in May.

The series follows real people who are traveling to meet the person they’ve been dating online face-to-face for the first time.

From Oxygen executive Rod Aissa:

This series takes an in-depth look at couples who are stepping out of their comfort zones in order to move forward with their lives. As these romantic hopefuls confront their online relationships, the emotional stakes run high and reveal a genuine heartfelt scenario that is sure to resonate with our viewers.”

Virtually in Love premieres on May 24th at 9 p.m. ET/PT. 

Watch a preview and read the full details below:

New York, NY – April 20, 2016 – Oxygen Media takes the ultimate leap of faith when “Virtually In Love” premieres on Tuesday, May 24 at 9pm ET/PT. The

Read more at: https://tvseriesfinale.com/tv-show/virtually-love-online-dating-series-coming-oxygen/