Monthly Archives: May 2018

Producer strikes ‘Pose’ with latest work

Before producer Ryan Murphy starts his Netflix deal, he still has horizons to explore for the networks that have been his television homes.

The mentor of “American Horror Story,” “American Crime Story” and “Glee” offers another cutting-edge drama as FX’s “Pose” premieres Sunday, June 3. Set in New York circa 1986, the “dance musical” examines various facets of the city’s society as mirrored by a New Jersey couple (played by Kate Mara and Evan Peters) drawn to the locale. Also featuring James Van Der Beek and Charlayne Woodard, “Pose” includes the largest number of transgender performers yet cast as scripted-series regulars, with Dominique Jackson and Indya Moore among them.

Murphy explains his starting point for “Pose” – along with fellow executive producers Brad Falchuk and Nina Jacobson, and co-creators Falchuk and Steven Canals – was “Paris Is Burning,” the award-winning 1990 documentary about the New York drag scene during the 1980s.

“I felt

Read more at: http://www.journalgazette.net/entertainment/tv/20180601/producer-strikes-pose-with-latest-work

Notorious Killers and the Woman Who Mops Up the Gore

Some people say that summer reading — whether poolside or briskly air-conditioned — means big, unwieldy books, too heavy to lug farther than from the shelf to the lounge chair, a single volume to last the season. These people baffle me. The best summer reading is absorbing, delightful and, in the sun or shade, will make you break a sweat. That’s romance, and here are eight new releases for the summer. They’ll take you from Regency England to Gilded Age New York to present day, from summer camp to a Broadway stage to, yes, a sex-commune chateau in rural France.

Let’s start with that sex-commune chateau. Tiffany Reisz’s THE CHATEAU (8th Circle Press; paper, $14.95; ebook, $5.99) is both a spiritual sequel to the midcentury erotic novel “Story of O” and a prequel to Reisz’s erotic thriller series, Original Sinners, but it works beautifully as a stand-alone story. There

Read more at: https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2018/books/review/summer-reading-true-crime.html

Notorious Killers and the Woman Who Mops Up the Gore

Some people say that summer reading — whether poolside or briskly air-conditioned — means big, unwieldy books, too heavy to lug farther than from the shelf to the lounge chair, a single volume to last the season. These people baffle me. The best summer reading is absorbing, delightful and, in the sun or shade, will make you break a sweat. That’s romance, and here are eight new releases for the summer. They’ll take you from Regency England to Gilded Age New York to present day, from summer camp to a Broadway stage to, yes, a sex-commune chateau in rural France.

Let’s start with that sex-commune chateau. Tiffany Reisz’s THE CHATEAU (8th Circle Press; paper, $14.95; ebook, $5.99) is both a spiritual sequel to the midcentury erotic novel “Story of O” and a prequel to Reisz’s erotic thriller series, Original Sinners, but it works beautifully as a stand-alone story. There

Read more at: https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2018/books/review/summer-reading-true-crime.html

University of Montana interviews Catherine Cole for enrollment and communications vp

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Mary Kay Letourneau ‘Hopeful’ She Can Fix Marriage with Her Student-Turned-Husband, Vili Fualaau

A year ago, Vili Fualaau grabbed national headlines when he filed for legal separation from his wife, former school teacher and sex offender Mary Kay Letourneau.

But things aren’t over. The couple has repeatedly been spotted together around the Seattle area. Sources close to them have told PEOPLE that they’re working on their marriage — and still in love.

On Tuesday night’s Autobiography on AE, Fualaau, now 34, declined to address the split directly. When asked about it by a producer, he sheepishly smiled while Letourneau said, “We’re not talking about that.”

While the couple themselves wouldn’t address it, their inner circle was given the green light to speak frankly about what went wrong in their notorious coupling.

“When the news came out that he filed for separation, people were stunned,” friend Anne Bremner told the show. “They’d been together all this time.”

Want to

Read more at: https://people.com/crime/mary-kay-letourneau-wants-fix-marriage-vili-fualaau/

Viral Video of Officer Punching Woman on NJ Beach Is Under Investigation: ‘You’re About to Get Dropped!’

Police in a New Jersey town are investigating an incident caught on viral video of a police officer punching a woman in the head during a violent confrontation on the beach Saturday.

The incident began when Wildwood police approached 20-year-old Emily Weinman on suspicion of underage drinking, body cam footage released by the department shows. But the incident quickly escalated and just before the violence ensues, an officer tells Weinman, “Alright, you’re about to get dropped!”

The department made the video public after a bystander days earlier posted a video that showed officers tackling and holding Weinman face down in the sand, with an officer on top of her who punched her at least twice as surrounding beachgoers shouted for Weinman to “quit resisting!”

The incident swiftly raised outrage on social media and elsewhere about alleged overzealous policing and brutality. New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy responded to descriptions of the video by calling it “pretty darn disturbing,”

Read more at: https://people.com/crime/viral-video-police-officer-punching-woman-new-jersey-beach/

Half-Hour Comedy Based on the Life Story of Rapper and Comedian Dave Burd

Lil Dicky Shooting Pilot For FX Networks

Half-Hour Comedy Based on the Life Story of Rapper and Comedian Dave Burd

Co-Created by Burd and Jeff Schaffer, the Untitled Pilot Will Be Directed By Greg Mottola and Produced by FX Productions

Executive Produced by Burd, Schaffer, Kevin Hart,
Mottola, Marty Bowen, Scooter Braun and Mike Hertz

LOS ANGELES, May 31, 2018 – FX Networks has ordered a pilot for a half-hour comedy based on the life of rapper and comedian Dave Burd, known best by his stage name Lil Dicky, it was announced today by Nick Grad and Eric Schrier, Presidents of Original Programming for FX Networks and FX Productions.

The series is centered

Read more at: http://www.thefutoncritic.com/news/2018/05/31/lil-dicky-shooting-pilot-for-fx-networks-half-hour-comedy-based-on-the-life-story-of-rapper-and-comedian-dave-burd-439014/20180531fx01/

Prominent Texas Jeweler’s Son and Wife Accused of Murder-for-Hire — But Suspect’s Mom Thinks He’s Innocent

A Texas man and his wife allegedly hired someone to kill the man’s jeweler father — but the suspect’s mother believes her son is innocent.

Nicolas Shaughnessy and Jaclyn Edison, both 19, have been charged with solicitation to commit capital murder in the death of Nicolas’ father, Theodore Shaughnessy. Shaughnessy is currently being held at the Travis County Jail on a $3 million cash bond while Edison is being held on a $1 million cash bond, according to online jail records.

At 4:45 a.m. on March 2, Shaughnessy’s mother Corey called 911 to report an intruder inside her Austin-area home, police said, according to a report by the Associated Press.

When Travis County deputies arrived to the scene, they discovered Theodore Shaughnessy, a jewelry store owner, dead from multiple gun shot wounds, according to an arrest affidavit obtained by the Austin American-Statesman. The parents’ Rottweiler was also

Read more at: https://people.com/crime/texas-jeweler-son-girlfriend-accused-murder-for-hire/

Man Allegedly Killed Teen While She Was on Phone with Mom Because He Feared She’d Disclose Secret Relationship

Shaun French, the Utah man accused of killing 15-year-old Baleigh Bagshaw while she talked on the phone with her mom after school, was allegedly “obsessed” with the teen and later admitted he “damn near cut her head off” by slitting her throat, the suspect’s friends told investigators according to court documents obtained by PEOPLE.

The filings, dated May 25, lay out the allegations against French, 24. They include police interviews with Baleigh’s mom, who said French was having a sexual relationship with her daughter.

According to the mother, French allegedly called Baleigh repeatedly a week before her May 7 killing trying to meet up with her so that he could try to dissuade her from disclosing the relationship to her mom, the filings state.

But Baleigh opened up to her mother about French, telling her the two began having sex when she was 14, the mother told authorities, according to

Read more at: https://people.com/crime/baleigh-bagshaw-utah-teen-killed-phone-with-mom-suspect-allegedly-confessed/

9 Newsletters About Books That Every Reader Will Look Forward To Seeing In Their Inbox

If you’re anything like me, you are the kind of reader who is constantly seeking out new ways to connect to the book community. It’s why I love how easy it is to join online book clubs, how often my local bookstore hosts cool author events, and it’s also why I love these newsletters all book-lovers will look forward to seeing in their inboxes. There are plenty of emails you get every day and wish you hadn’t, but I promise, these will never be one of those.

Nowadays, it seems like there is a newsletter for everything, and the book world is no different. A quick online search will show you that there are dozens and dozens of them dedicated to helping you decide what book to read next, which debut authors to pay attention to, or what the book industry’s next biggest trend might be. There are also plenty

Read more at: https://www.bustle.com/p/9-newsletters-about-books-that-every-reader-will-look-forward-to-seeing-in-their-inbox-9242779