Monthly Archives: June 2019

Wendy Williams seems in good spirits amid son’s legal troubles as she sports rainbows at World Pride

Wendy Williams looks ready to party wearing a rainbow bodysuit at WorldPride in NYC… amid divorce and son’s legal woes

Nothing is getting in the way of Wendy Williams showing her support for the LGBTQ+ community.

The talk show host has faced a series of dramatic issues this year with her son pleading not guilty to assaulting his father, with whom she recently filed for a divorce.

But she was all rainbows and smiles as she hit the World Pride parade in New York City on Sunday, as did celebs like Billy Porter and Donatella Versace.

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Donatella Versace Has Long Been a Gay Icon. Now It’s Official.

In 2015, 18 years after Gianni’s death, Madonna returned for another campaign. This time she paid tribute to boardroom Donatella, licking envelopes and putting her feet up on the desk as she tapped away at an Apple computer.

What is true power in fashion if not the ability to hire one of the world’s biggest celebrities to impersonate you?

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Ms. Versace can barely step outside without having a drag queen approach to thank her for providing them with inspiration. Ms. Versace attributes this in part to her “acceptance” of other people, who know instinctually they can walk up to her and that she’ll be nice. “I say, ‘Hi, I’m Donatella,’ and they go, ‘Aaaah!’” she said.

But it’s her appearance, too. “The hair and make up and clothes,” she said. “I do not blend.”

Gianni

Read more at: https://www.nytimes.com/2019/06/29/style/donatella-versace-gay-pride-stonewall.html

Maleah Davis: More charges on the way in connection with little girl’s death, police say

Texas authorities said more charges are expected in connection with the death of 4-year-old Houston girl, Maleah Davis, but they’re urging the public to be patient as the investigation continues.

“You look at social media. They want people arrested; they don’t understand that that’s not the way investigations go,” Houston Police Chief Art Acevedo said. “Justice sometimes is a marathon but we’re well into this marathon. We should have an update within the next few weeks.”

So far, 26-year-old Derion Vence, the boyfriend of Maleah’s mother, Brittany Bowens, has been charged with tampering with evidence in connection with the case. No other arrests have been made at this time.

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As CrimeOnline previously reported, the Harris County Institute of Forensic Sciences released Maleah’s

Read more at: https://www.crimeonline.com/2019/06/29/maleah-davis-more-charges-on-the-way-in-connection-with-little-girls-death-police-say/

How Irishman Paddy Moriarty and his dog disappeared from an Outback town with a dozen residents

Paddy Moriarty was a creature of habit in a tiny Outback community where the publican would call police if one of his regulars did not show up at the bar. 

So everyone in Larrimah immediately knew something was wrong when Paddy and his dog could not be found in their town, about 500 kilometres south-east of Darwin.

More than 18 months after the last known sighting of the 70-year-old and his kelpie cross Kellie the dozen residents of Larrimah still don’t know what happened to the retired stockman.

He walked out of the Pink Panther Hotel at dusk on December 16, 2017, got onto his red quad bike with Kellie and was gone. 

Irish-born Paddy, who had no known family in Australia, was last seen wearing a singlet, dark shorts, silver watch and black thongs. 

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Read more at: https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-7152187/How-Irishman-Paddy-Moriarty-dog-disappeared-Outback-town-dozen-residents.html

5 truly addictive true crime podcasts hosted by women.

Every night, all over Australia, women are sneaking off to bed early.

They’re snuggling into the covers and secretly indulging in one of their favourite activities.

Some of them even do it on the bus.

Or at the gym.

I’ve been known to do it at my desk at work.

The mysterious disappearance of Maura Murray. Post continues after podcast. 

You see, they’re listening to true crime podcasts, and they can’t get enough of them.

Once they’ve listened to the latest episode of Casefile, then caught up on the newest investigative podcast sweeping the nation, they’re frantically searching through the podcasts charts for more.

To help them out, we’re rounded up five of the best true crime podcasts hosted by women:

1. My Favorite Murder

 

 

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My Favorite Murder enjoyed a meteoric rise up the podcast charts.

Hosted by comedians Karen Kilgariff

Read more at: https://www.mamamia.com.au/best-podcasts-2019/

The Australian private eye who has doubts over the death of Gianni Versace

Gianni Versace’s exquisite, slinky and sometimes challenging designs propelled him to the pinnacle of international fashion.

By the mid-80s he was the must-have designer for A-list celebrities.

Watch the video above of the coverage of Versace’s death in 1997

Versace had a lifestyle to match his professional glories.

Glitterati like Princess Diana, Elizabeth Taylor, Elton John and Michael Hutchence were friends.

But Versace’s stellar career ended abruptly and brutally at the hands of 27-year-old serial killer Andrew Cunanan.

He shot and killed Versace on the steps of his Miami Beach mansion as he returned from his morning walk.

Gianni Versace with sister Donatella Versace at New York's Fashion Institute of Technology in 1992.Gianni Versace with sister Donatella Versace at New York's Fashion Institute of Technology in 1992.
Gianni Versace with sister Donatella Versace at New York’s Fashion

Read more at: https://7news.com.au/original-fyi/crime-story-investigator/the-australian-private-eye-who-has-doubts-over-the-death-of-gianni-versace-c-187410

Police return to landfill for second day after tot boy vanishes from home overnight

As the search for a missing Virginia toddler continues into its fourth day, police remain hopeful they’ll find him alive, but are taking every precaution necessary, including a thorough search of a Hampton landfill.

WAVY reports that police began a second day of searching a landfill on Big Bethel Road on Thursday, following a previous Wednesday search that didn’t initially yield results. Authorities are searching for 2-year-old Noah Tomlin, who was last seen off of the 100 block of Atlantic Avenue in Hampton, wearing a diaper and a green and white pajama shirt.

According to police, the boy’s mother said she put him to bed around 1 a.m. on Sunday but by 11:35 a.m the same morning, he was missing. Authorities turned their search efforts to the landfill as a standard part of the investigation, but not because of a tip or specific information about the area.

https://www.crimeonline.com/2019/06/27/police-return-to-landfill-for-second-day-after-tot-boy-vanishes-from-home-overnight/

Marketers, TV Execs Show LGBTQ Pride With Purpose

Perhaps the overriding message of Pride Month is that pride shouldn’t be confined to just one month. With the 30 days of June about to come to a close, several of the initiatives and developments that have unfolded in recent weeks cast a watchful eye to the months and years ahead. For example, as Pride-themed commercials and sponsorships have bowed in recent weeks, Seattle-based ad agency Copacino+Fujikado (C+F) addressed the long haul, introducing its Pride Brand Guide, “Rainbow for a Cause.”  Conceptualized by C+F’s LGBTQ+ employees, the guide takes the form of a microsite and walks brands through what to do–and what not to do–when marketing to the LGBTQ+ community during Pride Month and beyond. Click here to access the guide.

“As a queer person in advertising, I continually see my community asking brands to do better, but I rarely see an industry perspective on how to help brands

Read more at: https://www.shootonline.com/news/marketers-tv-execs-show-lgbtq-pride-purpose

Rob Morrow ages up to portray Willy Loman in ‘Death of a Salesman’

He’s been directing for TV, including four episodes of the BET show “Games People Play,” which are now airing. As an actor he’s in the movie “The Kill Team,” awaiting a release date, in which he portrays the father of a U.S. soldier implicated in civilian killings in Afghanistan. He’s also a musician, singing, playing guitar and co-writing songs with Carlos Calvo for the Rob Morrow Band.

Read more at: https://www.latimes.com/entertainment/arts/theater/la-et-cm-rob-morrow-death-of-a-salesman-20190626-story.html

Steven Canals Spent Years Hiding. Now Everyone Can See Him

Steven Canals is quietly sitting here. He’s wearing what he’s wearing, and no one knows that it’s this man who created the most glamorous, most ostentatious, most eleganza-packed show on TV right now. He is, after all, the co-creator and executive producer of FX’s breakout success Pose, the LGBTQ ballroom melodrama that has become a hit for not only its style but its heart. On a Wednesday morning, Canals blends in with the other New Yorkers grabbing breakfast at the Upper East Side café Irving Farm, sporting black-rimmed glasses, a neon blue sweatshirt with a pin that says “Shh. Stop Talking,” and a knapsack. The only difference is that he is, in fact, preparing for the ball, even if he doesn’t look like it.

You would also never know from Canals’s demeanor that it’s just less than a week until Pose’s Season Two premiere. There are no worry lines, no exasperation.

Read more at: https://www.gq.com/story/steven-canals-profile