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Ryan Murphy and FX defend ‘American Crime Story’ after criticism from Gianni Versace’s family

That book, of course, is Vanity Fair writer Maureen Orth’s 1999 tome, “Vulgar Favors: Andrew Cunanan, Gianni Versace, and the Largest Failed Manhunt in U.S. History,” which Fox 21 Television Studios and FX Networks contend was a “heavily researched and authenticated non-fiction best seller … which examined the true-life crime spree of [serial killer] Andrew Cunanan.”

“We stand by the meticulous reporting of Ms. Orth,” the companies said in a statement.

They also noted that the series’ award-winning predecessor, “The People v. O.J. Simpson,” was also based on a nonfiction bestseller, Jeffrey Toobin’s “The Run of His Life.”

Murphy reiterated that sentiment at the show’s Hollywood premiere later on Monday, noting that the series is in fact an adaptation of Orth’s “very celebrated, lauded work of non-fiction that was vetted now for close to 20 years,” according to Variety

“That’s really all I have to say about it, other than of course I feel if your family is ever portrayed in

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Tonya Harding Almost Ends TV Interview After Host Says Nancy Kerrigan Was the Real Victim

Tonya Harding nearly cut short a Tuesday appearance on Good Morning Britain during an interview with host Piers Morgan, who was trying to pin down whether Harding was involved in the 1994 attack on skating rival Nancy Kerrigan.

The segment grew contentious as Harding attempted to redirect the focus onto a new biopic about her life, I, Tonya, starring Margot Robbie. The film dramatizes Harding’s hardscrabble upbringing, including the domestic violence she faced.

“I respect you for trying to ask these questions, however I am really here just to talk about the future and what it means,” Harding told Morgan. “My movie now, to me, is going to help so many people to realize that it is okay to ask for help. It took me so long to be able to ask for somebody to help me. So that’s why I’m here speaking

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Missing Virginia Woman Found Dead Inside Her Home After Her Fiancé Reported Her Missing

The body of a Virginia woman was found inside her home on Monday night, two days after her fiancé reported her missing.

Police haven’t announced a cause of death for 31-year-old Molly Miller. The medical examiner will conduct an autopsy on Wednesday to determine how she died.

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Miller was found inside the home that she shared with her fiancé, Anson Parker.

According to police, Parker had last seen Miller at the home at 8:30 p.m. on December 29. Shortly after, someone used Parker’s credit card to purchase more than $300 of groceries. Police have not disclosed if they believe either Parker or Miller used the card. About 24 hours later, Parker filed a missing persons report.

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Teen Boy Charged with Killing Girlfriend’s Parents After They Allegedly Learned He Was a Neo-Nazi

A teen has been charged with murdering a Virginia couple who reportedly pushed their daughter to end a relationship with him, believing he held neo-Nazi views.

Fairfax County Police announced Scott Fricker, 48, and his wife, Buckley Kuhn-Fricker, 43, were shot by the 17-year-old suspect, whose identity is not being released due to his age, in their Reston home on Friday. The teenager also shot himself, inflicting life-threatening injuries. As of Saturday, he remained in the hospital under police watch.

According to police, the preliminary investigation determined that the suspect got into the home before being confronted by the couple. Four other relatives who were home at the time of the shooting were not harmed, police said.

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After Nearly 30 Years, Suspect Arrested in Murder of College Freshman Who Vanished on a Jog

Investigators in Washington claim they have cracked a nearly 30-year-old cold case, arresting a 50-year-old man this week in the 1989 slaying of 18-year-old college freshman Amanda “Mandy” Stavik, PEOPLE confirms.

Whatcom County Sheriff Bill Elfo said in a statement that DNA evidence collected from Stavik’s remains allegedly matched that of Timothy Bass, who has been formally charged with first-degree murder.

The count against him reportedly also includes allegations of rape and kidnapping, prosecutors said. (The statute of limitations on those standalone crimes has expired in Stavik’s case.)

Bass has yet to enter a plea and does not have a lawyer who could comment on his behalf. He is being held on $1 million bail, PEOPLE confirms. He faces a possible life sentence in prison.

On the afternoon of Nov. 24, 1989, Stavik — who was home for Thanksgiving from Central Washington University — went for a jog with the family’s

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N.C. Woman Sentenced to Prison After Son Freezes to Death …

A North Carolina woman whose 3-year-old son froze to death on their porch earlier this year pleaded guilty on Monday to an involuntary manslaughter charge, PEOPLE confirms.

Jamie Basinger was unconscious, with drugs in her system, as her son, Landyn, was dying outside her home in March, according to a Burke County court official.

Following her plea this week, Basinger was sentenced to 19 and 32 months in prison. That sentence was suspended and she was give three years’ probation, with credit for 245 days already served, according to Basinger’s attorney, Frank Webster, and the Morganton News Herald.

Webster tells PEOPLE she will only serve her remaining months in prison if she violates her probation, meaning her release from behind bars is immediate.

Basinger was also originally charged with felony child abuse in Landyn’s death, but prosecutors dropped that count as part of a plea deal, according to Webster and the

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Couple Charged After Woman Was Found Dead & Her 8-Year-Old Daughter Tied-Up Inside Hawaii Home

A couple was charged with second-degree murder on Monday after law enforcement discovered a 51-year-old woman bludgeoned to death inside a Hawaii home, officials told local news outlets.

Stephen Brown, 23, and Hailey Dandurand, 20, were charged with second-degree murder, as well as burglary in the first degree and kidnapping. Brown’s bail was set at $1 million and Dandurand was set at $500,000, according to records obtained by PEOPLE.

On Thursday afternoon, Telma Boinville was reportedly hired to clean the two-story vacation house where her body was found by tourists arriving from Australia. Her 8-year-old daughter was discovered upstairs where she was alive but tied up, officials said.

“They tied up my daughter and they beat my wife to death with a baseball bat,” the victim’s husband Kevin Emery told Hawaii News Now on Thursday. “They won’t even let me in the house because

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Couple Charged After Woman Found Dead And Her Daughter Tied …

A couple was charged with second-degree murder on Monday after law enforcement discovered a 51-year-old woman bludgeoned to death inside a Hawaii home, officials told local news outlets.

Stephen Brown, 23, and Hailey Dandurand, 20, were charged with second-degree murder, as well as burglary in the first degree and kidnapping. Brown’s bail was set at $1 million and Dandurand was set at $500,000, according to records obtained by PEOPLE.

On Thursday afternoon, Telma Boinville was reportedly hired to clean the two-story vacation house where her body was found by tourists arriving from Australia. Her 8-year-old daughter was discovered upstairs where she was alive but tied up, officials said.

“They tied up my daughter and they beat my wife to death with a baseball bat,” the victim’s husband Kevin Emery told Hawaii News Now on Thursday. “They won’t even let me in the house because

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Ex-Priest Gets Life for Murdering Beauty Queen Found Dead Days After Going to Confession

A former priest accused of killing a Texas beauty queen in 1960 was convicted of murder on Thursday, according to multiple news outlets. On Friday, he was reportedly sentenced to life in prison for his crime.

John Feit, 85, was emotionless as he learned jurors had reached a guilty verdict after deliberating for more than six hours, according to the Associated Press and the San Antonio Express-News.

Relatives of the victim, Irene Garza, who was 25 when she was murdered in McAllen, Texas, hugged each other after the verdict was read, the Express-News reports.

Feit, of Scottsdale, Arizona, was convicted of killing Garza more than 57 years ago when he was a 27-year-old visiting priest. He chose to have the jury decide on his punishment, the Monitor of McAllen, Texas, reports.

Feit was working at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in

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After 36 years on the air, María Elena Salinas is looking forward to me time and happy hour

María Elena Salinas will be stepping down early next month from Univision after a 36-year run, and she’s feeling duly emotional.

But the longtime news anchor is also relishing the moment of freedom for a while.

“First I’m going to pay attention to María Elena, the woman. I’m going to pamper myself,” she told El Nuevo Herald. “I’m going to travel on a Wednesday without having to wait for the weekend and return on a Tuesday. I’m going to go to a happy hour that starts at 5. I’m going to visit friends who live far away who I’ve been waiting for years to see.”

Salinas, one of the top Spanish-language journalists in the country, announced she was leaving the station in August. She is co-anchor with Jorge Ramos of “Noticiero Univision,” the highly rated evening news broadcast on Univision, the nation’s biggest Spanish-language TV network.

Never miss a

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