Monthly Archives: November 2018

ots 12-2

The holidays are quickly approaching, which also means it’s a time to reflect on a year of great books! So, as you scan your holiday gift giving lists and wonder what to buy for a loved one, consider gifting them a story. Here are some of my favorites of 2018.

I may be the teen librarian, but I have a passion for picture books and middle grade as well. If you’re looking for a picture book, “Dreamers” by Yuyi Morales and “The Rough Patch,” by Brian Lies are two of my favorites. Both are devoted to tougher subjects, “Dreamers,” about Morales’ move to America with her daughter and how the library helped her to learn English, and “The Rough Patch” about learning to cope with the loss of a loved one. They will both make you tear up and put a smile back on your face.

For middle-grade books, check out “Front

Read more at: http://www.kenoshanews.com/ots/article_ff6689b0-9619-5a20-b9bb-d864220b5385.html

The Candy Man Who Wasn’t So Sweet After All

San Augustine County Sheriff deputies displaying tools of murder—including three pairs of plastic gloves, shovels, sacks of lime, rope, and a torture board—found inside and under a cabin in Broaddus, Texas, a week after Henley shot and killed Corll.  Neighbors reported that Henley, then 17, and David Owen Brooks, then 18, were frequent visitors to the cabin, which was owned by Corll’s family.

Image: Courtesy Associated Press

They called him the Candy Man. The always-smiling Dean Corll was known for passing out sweets to kids in the Heights, where his family had a candy factory. But that smile was a mask, and behind it was one of the most brutal, calculating serial killers of the 20th century.

Elmer Wayne Henley and Dean Corll. Henley was recruited to help Corll procure his victims, but when Corll was

Read more at: https://www.houstoniamag.com/articles/2018/11/26/candy-man-murders

Woody Harrelson Turned ‘Blind Eye’ On Killer Father’s Woes During Rise To Fame

Woody Harrelson’s estranged father, Charles Harrelson, spent most of his life in prison after being found guilty of a series of crimes including the murder of judge John H. Wood Jr. in 1979. And while the actor started off hoping that his criminal dad was innocent in the murder case, the truth eventually spilled out, leaving him to create his own path, as a Hollywood star — without Charles.

Now, REELZ’s new docuseries, Geraldo Rivera’s Murder In the Family: Woody Harrelson looks back at their rocky father-son relationship, letting viewers see that while Woody was nothing like his dad, he too had a secret run-in with the law!

“As the story makes national news, Woody Harrelson turns a blind eye to his father’s woes, continuing to focus his energies on acting,” Geraldo Rivera says in the show teaser.

“Woody was finishing up college and

Read more at: https://radaronline.com/exclusives/2018/11/woody-harrelson-turned-blind-eye-father-murder-case/

AUDIO: Chris Watts’ Mistress Says She Might Have ‘Accelerated the Process’ of His Crimes

The day after Chris Watts was arrested for murdering his pregnant wife and two daughters, Colorado investigators sat down for two hours with the woman he’d been having an affair with.

In audio of the Aug. 16 interview released Thursday and obtained by The Denver PostNichol Kessinger tells police she believes the Watts’ finances were the biggest factor in his crimes, but said her relationship with Watts might have “accelerated the process.”

Bell Icon

https://people.com/crime/chris-watts-mistress-speaks-police-audio/

Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil and Vile: Zac Efron shares photo of himself as Ted Bundy in upcoming serial killer …

Zac Efron has shared the first close-up photo of himself as Ted Bundy in an upcoming thriller.

The actor, 31, can be seen in the image, posted on Thursday on his Instagram account, in a blue suit and printed tie – a timely outfit to play the serial killer, who was active in the Seventies and executed in 1989.

Efron’s still seems to have been taken from a courtroom scene. Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil, and Vile tells the story of Bundy from the perspective of his real-life girlfriend Elizabeth Kloepfer​ (Lily Collins).

The actor previously shared a time-lapse video showing the hair and make-up team working to make him look more like Bundy.

Collins has posted a still of film in which she and Efron are celebrating a child’s birthday, with Efron taking a large knife to the birthday cake.

Back in January, Efron shared a first image of himself as

Read more at: https://www.independent.co.uk/arts-entertainment/films/news/ted-bundy-zac-efron-film-extremely-wicked-shockingly-evil-and-vile-release-date-sundance-serial-a8661506.html

Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil and Vile: Zac Efron shares photo of himself as Ted Bundy in upcoming serial killer thriller

Zac Efron has shared the first close-up photo of himself as Ted Bundy in an upcoming thriller.

The actor, 31, can be seen in the image, posted on Thursday on his Instagram account, in a blue suit and printed tie – a timely outfit to play the serial killer, who was active in the Seventies and executed in 1989.

Efron’s still seems to have been taken from a courtroom scene. Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil, and Vile tells the story of Bundy from the perspective of his real-life girlfriend Elizabeth Kloepfer​ (Lily Collins).

The actor previously shared a time-lapse video showing the hair and make-up team working to make him look more like Bundy.

Join Indpendent Minds

For exclusive articles, events and an advertising-free read for
£5.99
€6.99
$9.99Read more at: https://www.independent.co.uk/arts-entertainment/films/news/ted-bundy-zac-efron-film-extremely-wicked-shockingly-evil-and-vile-release-date-sundance-serial-a8661506.html

Actor Woody Harrelson Had Look Of ‘Hope’ During Killer Father’s Murder Trial

“After serving over 19 years behind bars, Charles Harrelson has his new defense attorney file an appeal to a Texas court. Harrelson now claims he was in Dallas the day Judge Wood was murdered in San Antonio and could not have committed the crime,” Geraldo Rivera starts off by saying in a clip for REELZ’s new docuseries, Geraldo Rivera’s Murder In the Family: Woody Harrelson.

As RadarOnline.com readers know, actor Woody Harrelson’s estranged father was an American hitman focused on organized crime. In 1979, he was accused of assassinating federal judge John H. Wood Jr., but denied the claims throughout his years-long trial.

“In 1998, the motion for retrial was actually granted, and you could see Woody’s facial expression was an expression of hope, of excitement,” recalls Detective James Copenhaver of the Orlando County Sheriff’s Department.

Says Rivera: “Woody’s brothers also attend the hearing, joining in his quest for justice.”

Videos of a

Read more at: https://radaronline.com/exclusives/2018/11/woody-harrelson-had-hope-killer-father-murde-trial/

RANKED: All of the ‘Law & Order’ spin-offs

  • There have been six (and counting) spin-offs of the show “Law Order.”
  • “Law Order: Special Victims Unit” is the most successful spin-off.
  • There was a successful two-hour made-for-TV-movie which inspired more spin-offs.

“Law Order” premiered in 1990 and ran for 20 seasons, spawning six spin-offs (and counting) as it became one of the most successful franchises in television history.

The original series used a split-approach to each episode, dividing its time between “two separate but equally important groups: The police, who investigate crime, and the district attorneys, who prosecute the offenders.” The long-running show was famous for using “ripped-from-the-headlines” events as inspiration for its episodes. Stories were often rooted in real-life cases but always had their own

Read more at: https://www.thisisinsider.com/law-and-order-spin-offs-2018-11

Friday, Nov. 30: Melissa Joan Hart in ‘A Very Nutty Christmas’

Lifetime

ALSO SEE: NFL Regular Season Schedule 2018

All Times Eastern.

Friday, Nov. 30

A Very Nutty Christmas
Lifetime, 8pm
Original Film!

Harried bakery owner Kate Holiday (Melissa Joan Hart) has lost her holiday spirit. But after Kate hangs the last ornament on her tree and goes to bed, she wakes to finds a handsome soldier named Chip (Barry Watson) — who may or may not be the Nutcracker Prince from Tchaikovsky’s The Nutcracker — in her living room. Also stars Marissa Jaret Winokur, Conchata Ferrell and Rizwan Manji.

Baby
Netflix
New Series!

Loosely inspired by a true story, this Italian series is a coming-of-age story that explores the unseen lives of

Read more at: https://www.channelguidemag.com/tv-news/2018/11/30/best-bets-friday-nov-30-melissa-joan-hart-in-a-very-nutty-christmas/

Go: Christmas Ships Parade, Hello Vancouver!, Reindeer Block Party

1. Float your spirits

Set your spirits a-bobbing from 5 to 7 p.m. Dec. 1 at the Port of Camas-Washougal, 24 S. A St., Washougal, where you can see a flotilla of light-adorned ships during the Christmas Ships Parade. Watch from Marina Park or enjoy hot cider, cookies and caroling inside the warm port building, with an excellent view of the river. The port will open its doors at 5 p.m. and the parade will float into view at 6 p.m. Best of all, it’s free! 360-835-2196, portcw.com or www.christmasships.org

2. Hello, jolly!

Hello Vancouver! — the always-entertaining live community talk show — brings its free “Holiday Extravaganza” to the Kiggins Theatre, 1011 Main St., at 7 p.m. Dec. 5. The show features Stephen Herndon of the Triple Point Youth LGBTQ+ Program; the Clark County Food Farms Panel with Amber Baker of Red Truck Farms and Dave Silagy of Silagy

Read more at: https://www.columbian.com/news/2018/nov/30/go-christmas-ships-parade-hello-vancouver-reindeer-block-party/