Category Archives: People Magazine: True Crime

Heaven’s Gate Survivor Desperately Tried to Pull Girlfriend Out of Cult Before Mass Suicide

He didn’t know what it was or where it was coming from, but it was a feeling Frank Lyford knew he couldn’t just ignore.

A somewhat foreign sensation, it struck towards the end of the summer of 1993, and, because of it, Lyford walked away from the Heaven’s Gate cult after 18 years of devotion — leaving behind the woman he loved.

“It was this deep, gut-felt misgiving of remaining in the group, remaining in the cult,” Lyford — who defected from the alien-obsessed religious sect when he was 39 — recounts ahead of the next episode of People Magazine Investigates:

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What lies lay in wait in this week’s tabloids?

You’re a tabloid reporter and you’re used to fabricating many of the “facts” and “quotes” in your stories, but there are some days when you can’t even be bothered to do that with any conviction, days when your fevered imagination doesn’t have the energy to get out of bed.

So you get what we see in this week’s tabloids.

George Amal Clooney are “Dating Other People!” reports the ’National Enquirer,’ in an “Exclusive” inspired by the Clooneys announcing a charity fundraiser offering the winner a private dinner with the celebrity couple at their home in Italy.

The ‘Enquirer’ amazingly interprets the Clooneys’ altruism as “an excuse to ignore their wedding vows,” suggesting that the couple are wife-swapping swingers for charity, and that George has “opened the door to other men to enjoy the company of his leggy 41-year-old wife!” Expect the Clooneys to fire off an uncharitable lawsuit any minute now.

The ‘Globe’

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Ohio Mom Accused of Leaving Baby to Die in Woods in 1993 Allegedly Admits to ‘Similar Crime’

An Ohio woman accused of leaving her newborn to die in the woods 26 years ago allegedly admitted to doing the same with another baby two years before that, say police.

In 1993, Gail Eastwood-Ritchey, 49, of the Cleveland suburb of Euclid, allegedly abandoned her baby shortly after he was born, leaving the child’s body to be mauled by animals and dragged onto a roadway, say authorities.

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Ex-Manson Family Member Recounts Being Told About Actress Sharon Tate’s Murder

A former member of the murderous Manson family is speaking out — and recalling how other members told her about the grisly killings of pregnant actress Sharon Tate.

Dianne Lake met Charles Manson in 1967 when she was just 14. She was a loyal follower for the next two years, but ultimately ended up testifying against him in court at age 17.

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239 – SHOWBIZ Jane Fonda, Lee Daniels, Lady Gaga, ‘The Babadook’ – Gay Lesbian Bi Trans News Archive


Jane Fonda said she suffered a nervous breakdown during the first season of Grace and Frankie because she felt “triggered” by her character’s plotline of being abandoned by her husband for another man, Page Six noted, citing The Hollywood Reporter. “It took me a season to come to care for my character. I had to go back into therapy and start Prozac,” Fonda said. She said she eventually grew to love her character on the Netflix hit.

Star co-creator Lee Daniels took to Instagram to update fans on the music drama series, which has been looking for a new home since Fox canceled it after three seasons, Deadline noted. “Fighting guys! Will know this week… or top of next!” Daniels wrote next to a clip from the series. “I’m NOT letting them STOP the CULTURE.. SORRY!!” Daniels and Tom Donaghy created Star, about three talented singers trying to navigate

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632 – SHOWBIZ Jane Fonda, Lee Daniels, Lady Gaga, ‘The Babadook’ – Gay Lesbian Bi Trans News Archive


Jane Fonda said she suffered a nervous breakdown during the first season of Grace and Frankie because she felt “triggered” by her character’s plotline of being abandoned by her husband for another man, Page Six noted, citing The Hollywood Reporter. “It took me a season to come to care for my character. I had to go back into therapy and start Prozac,” Fonda said. She said she eventually grew to love her character on the Netflix hit.

Star co-creator Lee Daniels took to Instagram to update fans on the music drama series, which has been looking for a new home since Fox canceled it after three seasons, Deadline noted. “Fighting guys! Will know this week… or top of next!” Daniels wrote next to a clip from the series. “I’m NOT letting them STOP the CULTURE.. SORRY!!” Daniels and Tom Donaghy created Star, about three talented singers trying to navigate

Read more at: http://www.windycitymediagroup.com/lgbt/SHOWBIZ-Jane-Fonda-Lee-Daniels-Lady-Gaga-The-Babadook/66205.html

Everything to Know About the Central Park 5 Case Featured in Netflix Miniseries

On the night of April 19, 1989, a 28-year-old banker named Trisha Meili was jogging in New York City’s Central Park — something she often did after work to help her unwind. But shortly before midnight that night, two joggers discovered Meili unconscious in a wooded ravine.

She’d been brutally raped and had a fractured skull. Meili went into a 12-day coma and had no memory of the attack, and the horrific attack became front page news during a time in New York City marked by high crime and tense race relations. 

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The murder of young mother Michelle Young shook Raleigh. Now there’s a book about the case.


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The murder of young mother Michelle Young shook Raleigh. Now there’s a book about the case.

Attorney Steve Epstein had no direct connection to the Jason Young murder trial.

He didn’t know Jason or Jason’s murdered wife, Michelle Fisher Young, or their families, and he wasn’t part of any of the legal teams connected to the case. He doesn’t even practice criminal law.

But that didn’t stop him from diving deep into the tragic and sordid story of 29-year-old Michelle’s 2006 murder in her North Raleigh home and into Jason’s two murder trials. Epstein has written a page-turner of

Read more at: https://www.heraldsun.com/news/local/article230900614.html

The murder of young mother Michelle Young shook Raleigh. Now there’s a book about the case.


Local

The murder of young mother Michelle Young shook Raleigh. Now there’s a book about the case.

Attorney Steve Epstein had no direct connection to the Jason Young murder trial.

He didn’t know Jason or Jason’s murdered wife, Michelle Fisher Young, or their families, and he wasn’t part of any of the legal teams connected to the case. He doesn’t even practice criminal law.

But that didn’t stop him from diving deep into the tragic and sordid story of 29-year-old Michelle’s 2006 murder in her North Raleigh home and into Jason’s two murder trials. Epstein has written a page-turner of

Read more at: https://www.newsobserver.com/news/local/article230900614.html

Meredith Sheds Time Inc. Legacy 05/28/2019

  • by Rob Williams
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How Meredith Corp.’s
handled magazine titles inherited in last year’s acquisition of Time Inc. provides an interesting case study for a publishing industry coping with deep cuts in ad revenue.

The company
quickly determined it needed to shed some of Time’s most prestigious titles, namely Time, Sports Illustrated, Fortune and Money. Meredith management also saw more potential for
People magazine, with its mix of exclusive Hollywood coverage, human-interest stories and true-crime accounts.

Meredith executives have provided the kind of impartial analysis that
Time needed to be freed from nostalgia and the burden of its esteemed legacy, as The Wall Street Journal reported last week. Without an attachment to Time’s past, Meredith
focused on practical concerns, such as profit growth.

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“We aren’t media barons,” Meredith CEO Tom Harty told the WSJ.

Like all publishers, Meredith is working to limit the damage of declining print revenue, which
doesn’t show any sign of abating. eMarketer forecasts print and digital magazine ad spending will decline about 20% in the next four years as advertisers put more marketing dollars into internet
search and social media.

Keeping a lower cost structure is a key part of lifting the profitability of former Time Inc. titles.

The publisher slashed Time’s expenses and let go of
600 New York employees who were paid more than workers at Meredith’s headquarters in Des Moines, Iowa. Personnel costs make up about half of the $550 million that Meredith estimated it could
save during the first three years after the acquisition.

In determining which of Time Inc.’s titles to sell, Meredith didn’t see a future for magazines providing news and sports coverage
amid online competitors that provide real-time updates.

Meredith favors lifestyle content that isn’t time-sensitive and focuses on the styles of famous personalities. Its Magnolia
Journal
, a quarterly that features home-renovation stars Chip and Joanna Gaines, reached a record profit in its first year for Meredith.

People historically had been one of the
most profitable magazines in the country, but its ad pages were falling rapidly, alongside a drop in newsstand sales, to an average of 354,000 per issue last year vs. 1.5 million a decade earlier,
according to the Alliance for Audited Media.

As the owner of 17 TV stations, Meredith saw an opportunity to cross-brand People’s celebrity coverage on TV. It launched
People Now Weekend” to derive more revenue from the magazine’s investment in content.

Meredith also plans an expansion of People’s ecommerce efforts
on People.com, which is now its second-biggest ecommerce site behind the one for Better Homes Gardens.