Monthly Archives: March 2017

Book Review: Maximum Harm: The Tsarnaev Brothers, The FBI, and the Road to the Marathon Bombing

Steve, a father, was at the race waiting for his wife, Amber, while he wheeled his son around in a stroller. After the first bomb went off, Steve knew he needed to get away from the explosion, unfortunately he moved toward the Forum restaurant, the site of the second bomb.

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Spotlight on M. William Phelps

The subtitle of Dangerous Ground, the latest from award-winning investigative journalist and New York Times bestselling true crime writer M. William Phelps, is My Friendship with a Serial Killer. But is it really possible to be friends with a serial killer?

Phelps says he’s using the term friends loosely. “I viewed our professional relationship as reporter vs. psychopath, but there were times when I felt there was a breath of a human being trapped deep inside this killer’s mind.”

Dangerous Ground tells the story of that interplay between the human and the psychopath. It’s an unusually personal book for Phelps, who has written more than 20 true crime books to date. Like his other work, Dangerous Ground offers readers a fascinating glimpse inside the mind of a criminal—but it also puts Phelps squarely in the story, exploring how his relationship with the killer develops. It’s as much a memoir

Read more at: http://www.publishersweekly.com/pw/by-topic/authors/profiles/article/73231-spotlight-on-m-william-phelps.html

INVESTIGATION DISCOVERY CLOSES 1Q 2017 AS TOP FIVE NETWORK IN PRIME FOR W25-54 AND HOLDS …

INVESTIGATION DISCOVERY CLOSES 1Q 2017 AS TOP FIVE NETWORK IN PRIME FOR W25-54 AND HOLDS ONTO #1 SPOT IN DEMO FOR TOTAL DAY

America’s leading true crime network Investigation Discovery (ID) closed out the first quarter of 2017 as the #5 network in prime delivery of W25-54 in ad-supported cable, and held onto its coveted spot as the #1 network in for total day delivery of W25-54 on Live+3 Day viewing. Among P25-54, ID ranked #2 for total day delivery, behind only ESPN.

ID achieved its best first quarter and best March in network history for prime and total day delivery among all key demos, including P2+, HH, P254-54, W25-54, P18-49 and W18-49. 1Q 2017 marked 33 consecutive quarters of year-over-year prime delivery growth among P2+.

Programming

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Investigation Discovery Closes 1Q 2017 as Top Five Network in Prime for W25-54 and Holds Onto #1 Spot in Demo for …

INVESTIGATION DISCOVERY CLOSES 1Q 2017 AS TOP FIVE NETWORK IN PRIME FOR W25-54 AND HOLDS ONTO #1 SPOT IN DEMO FOR TOTAL DAY

America’s leading true crime network Investigation Discovery (ID) closed out the first quarter of 2017 as the #5 network in prime delivery of W25-54 in ad-supported cable, and held onto its coveted spot as the #1 network in for total day delivery of W25-54 on Live+3 Day viewing. Among P25-54, ID ranked #2 for total day delivery, behind only ESPN.

ID achieved its best first quarter and best March in network history for prime and total day delivery among all key demos, including P2+, HH, P254-54, W25-54, P18-49 and W18-49. 1Q 2017 marked 33 consecutive quarters of year-over-year prime delivery growth among P2+.

Programming

Read more at: http://www.thefutoncritic.com/ratings/2017/03/31/investigation-discovery-closes-1q-2017-as-top-five-network-in-prime-for-w25-54-and-holds-onto-number-1-spot-in-demo-for-total-day-941111/20170331id01/

‘RuPaul’s Drag Race’ Queens Slam Wendy Williams For Transphobia

After nine seasons, RuPaul’s Drag Race is more popular than ever. The competition reality show recently made the move from Logo to VH1, and the channel airs a live viewing party every week — hosted by Wendy Williams — to coincide with the premiere of each new episode.

The only problem here is that the viewing party is hosted by Williams, Vulture reports. As many Drag Race alums and fans have been saying, Williams doesn’t have the best history when it comes to her treatment of drag queens, as well as of the LGBTQ community at large.

Former Drag Race contestant Detox shared a Facebook post earlier this week by fellow queen Stephanie Stone that explains the issue many have with Williams attaching herself to the much-loved show.

Here’s the gist of it: back in 2009, drag queen and performance artist Erickatoure Aviance was almost kicked out of the audience at Wendy’s show,

Read more at: http://www.oxygen.com/very-real/rupauls-drag-race-queens-slam-wendy-williams-for-transphobia

‘Law and Order: True Crime’ Taps Lesli Linka Glatter to Direct – Yahoo

Lesli Linka Glatter is headed to NBC.

The Homeland veteran is set to direct the first two episodes of the network’s upcoming anthology series Law Order: True Crime  –  The Menendez Murders, The Hollywood Reporter has learned.

The first season will focus on brothers Lyle and Erik Menendez, who were convicted of their parents’ 1989 murder and subsequently claimed they had suffered a lifetime of abuse from their parents. Their father, Jose Menendez, was accused of sexual abuse, as well as being unusually cruel, while mother Kitty Menendez was accused of being mentally unstable and a violent drug and alcohol abuser.

Read more: Edie Falco Snags Key Role in NBC’s ‘Law Order’ Menendez Brothers Drama

The brothers were convicted and sentenced to life

Read more at: https://www.yahoo.com/movies/law-order-true-crime-taps-lesli-linka-glatter-180605002.html

‘Law and Order: True Crime’ Taps Lesli Linka Glatter to Direct

Lesli Linka Glatter is headed to NBC.

The Homeland veteran is set to direct the first two episodes of the network’s upcoming anthology series Law Order: True Crime  –  The Menendez Murders, The Hollywood Reporter has learned.

The first season will focus on brothers Lyle and Erik Menendez, who were convicted of their parents’ 1989 murder and subsequently claimed they had suffered a lifetime of abuse from their parents. Their father, Jose Menendez, was accused of sexual abuse, as well as being unusually cruel, while mother Kitty Menendez was accused of being mentally unstable and a violent drug and alcohol abuser.

Read more: Edie Falco Snags Key Role in NBC’s ‘Law Order’ Menendez Brothers Drama

The brothers were convicted and sentenced to life

Read more at: https://www.yahoo.com/movies/law-order-true-crime-taps-lesli-linka-glatter-180605002.html

‘Law and Order: True Crime’ Taps Lesli Linka Glatter to Direct …

Lesli Linka Glatter is headed to NBC.

The Homeland veteran is set to direct the first two episodes of the network’s upcoming anthology series Law Order: True Crime  The Menendez Murders, The Hollywood Reporter has learned.

The first season will focus on brothers Lyle and Erik Menendez, who were convicted of their parents’ 1989 murder and subsequently claimed they had suffered a lifetime of abuse from their parents. Their father, Jose Menendez, was accused of sexual abuse, as well as being unusually cruel, while mother Kitty Menendez was accused of being mentally unstable and a violent drug and alcohol abuser.

The brothers were convicted and sentenced to life in prison without the possibility of parole in 1996. The siblings, who were 21 and 18 years old, respectively, at the time of the murders, were tried separately but eventually found guilty in a third trial after no verdicts were rendered in the

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‘Law and Order: True Crime’ Taps Lesli Linka Glatter to Direct

Lesli Linka Glatter is headed to NBC.

The Homeland veteran is set to direct the first two episodes of the network’s upcoming anthology series Law Order: True Crime — The Menendez Murders, The Hollywood Reporter has learned.

The first season will focus on brothers Lyle and Erik Menendez, who were convicted of murdering their parents and claimed they suffered a lifetime of abuse from their parents. Their father, Jose Menendez, was accused of sexual abuse, as well as being unusually cruel, while mother Kitty Menendez was accused of being mentally unstable and a violent drug and alcohol abuser.

Similar to FX’s The People v. O.J. Simpson, the show’s first season will be a re-creation of their trial. The brothers were convicted and sentenced to life in prison without the possibility of parole in 1996. The siblings, who were 21 and 18 years old, respectively, at the time of the murders, were

Read more at: http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/live-feed/law-order-true-crime-taps-lesli-linka-glatter-direct-990418

Meet The Women of Reelz: Nancy O’Dell, Deborah Norville and Natalie Morales On Their Exciting Trio Of Docuseries

A true crime that stuns the nation. The royal wedding. Celebrity scandals and practically every other form of watercooler-worthy fare. For an elite club of journalists, standing on the front lines of pop culture is just another day at the office. And few reporters have managed to stake out their positions there quite like Natalie Morales (West Coast anchor of Today, bottom), Nancy O’Dell (coanchor of Entertainment Tonight, below) and Deborah Norville (anchor of Inside Edition, above). So it’s only fitting that the three powerhouses are finally converging under one roof, with each now at the helm of her own program for the premium cable network Reelz. (Behind Closed Doors, Morales’s docuseries, has been on the air since 2015, while Nancy O’Dell Remembers and Exposed With Deborah Norville will premiere on April 3 and April 12, respectively.) Here, the trio of new colleagues gather for a rare joint chat to

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