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The Versace Family Is Pretty Mad About FX’s ‘American Crime Story’

In true Versace fashion, the Italian brand is delivering some drama, just in time for the release of The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story. The FX show details the designer’s murder, with Penelope Cruz as Donatella Versace, Édgar Ramírez as Gianni Versace and Darren Criss as serial killer Andrew Cunanan. But according to the Versace family, this version of the story, based on a book by Maureen Orth and directed by Ryan Murphy, isn’t an accurate depiction of what actually happened.

On January 8, the fashion house released the following statement, just hours before the red carpet premiere of The Assassination of Gianni Versace in Los Angeles. “The Versace family has neither authorized nor

Read more at: http://observer.com/2018/01/versace-family-slams-the-fx-show-assassination-of-gianni-versace/

Versace family labels “unauthorised” American Crime Story starring Penelope Cruz a “work of fiction”

The next series of American Crime Story examines the assassination of Italian fashion designer Gianni Versace – but the Versace family has distanced itself from the show, insisting that it is an unauthorised “work of fiction”.

Ryan Murphy’s next instalment of the true crime TV series uses material from Maureen Orth’s book about the 1997 murder. It is set to air in the UK this year on BBC2.

Edgar Ramirez takes the lead as fashion designer Gianni Versace, Penelope Cruz portrays his sister Donatella, Ricky Martin plays his long-term partner Antonio D’Amico, and Glee’s Darren Criss stars as serial killer Andrew Cunanan.

In a statement, the family told The Hollywood Reporter: “The Versace family has neither authorized nor had any involvement whatsoever

Read more at: http://www.radiotimes.com/news/tv/2018-01-09/versace-family-labels-unauthorised-american-crime-story-starring-penelope-cruz-a-work-of-fiction/

Versace family calls upcoming FX true-crime series ‘work of fiction’

MIAMI BEACH, Fla. – The family of Gianni Versace has distanced itself from an upcoming true-crime TV series about the slain fashion designer, calling the show “a work of fiction.”

“The Assassination of Gianni Versace” is the second entry in the FX network’s American Crime Story series. The show, based on a nonfiction book by journalist Maureen Orth, premieres Jan. 17.

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Gianni Versace’s Family Breaks Their Silence on American Crime Story

With anything of the “true crime” genre, there will be criticism of how factually events are represented—and this time, it’s coming directly from the subject’s family. The Versaces are reportedly not big fans of Ryan Murphy’s upcoming American Crime Story: The Assassination of Gianni Versace. The family has released a statement concerning Murphy’s fictionalization of Gianni Versace’s murder by Andrew Cunanan, publicly denouncing the upcoming FX drama series and urging viewers to watch the show with a grain of salt.

“The Versace family has neither authorized nor had any involvement whatsoever in the forthcoming TV series about the death of Mr. Gianni Versace. Since Versace did not authorize the book on which it is partly based nor has it

Read more at: https://www.wmagazine.com/story/gianni-versace-family-statement-american-crime-story

Gianni Versace Family Denounces FX’s ‘American Crime Story’ As Premiere Looms

The family of slain fashion designer Gianna Versace has come out swinging against FX and Ryan Murphy’s upcoming installment of American Crime Story, calling it a “work of fiction” and saying it had not authorized and had no involvement in the anthology series.

The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story bows January 19. The first season of ACS, 2016’s The People v. O.J. Simpson, was a critical and ratings success, scoring nine Emmys and a pair of Golden Globes.

“The Versace family has neither authorized nor had any involvement whatsoever in the forthcoming TV series about the death of Mr. Gianni Versace,” the family said via the fashion house in a statement to media outlets today. “Since Versace did not authorize the book on which it is partly based nor has it taken part in the writing of the screenplay,

Read more at: http://deadline.com/2018/01/gianni-versace-family-american-crime-story-criticism-fx-1202238407/

Gianni Versace Family Denounces ‘American Crime Story’; FX Will “Stand By” Source Book – Update

UPDATED with FX statement, 12:16 PM: The family of slain fashion designer Gianna Versace has come out swinging against FX and Ryan Murphy’s upcoming installment of American Crime Story, calling it a “work of fiction” and saying it had not authorized and had no involvement in the anthology series.

FX responded with a statement this afternoon:

“Like the original American Crime Story series “The People Vs OJ Simpson,” which was based on Jeffrey Toobin’s non-fiction bestseller “The Run of His Life,” FX’s follow-up “The Assassination Of Gianni Versace” is based on Maureen Orth’s heavily researched and authenticated non-fiction best seller “Vulgar Favors” which examined the true life crime spree of Andrew Cunanan. We stand by the meticulous reporting of Ms. Orth.”

The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story bows January 19. The first season of ACS, 2016’s The People v. O.J. Simpson, was a

Read more at: http://deadline.com/2018/01/gianni-versace-family-american-crime-story-criticism-fx-1202238407/

Gianni Versace Family Rips FX’s ‘American Crime Story’ As …

UPDATED with FX statement, 12:16 PM: The family of slain fashion designer Gianna Versace has come out swinging against FX and Ryan Murphy’s upcoming installment of American Crime Story, calling it a “work of fiction” and saying it had not authorized and had no involvement in the anthology series.

FX responded with a statement this afternoon:

“Like the original American Crime Story series “The People Vs OJ Simpson,” which was based on Jeffrey Toobin’s non-fiction bestseller “The Run of His Life,” FX’s follow-up “The Assassination Of Gianni Versace” is based on Maureen Orth’s heavily researched and authenticated non-fiction best seller “Vulgar Favors” which examined the true life crime spree of Andrew Cunanan. We stand by the meticulous reporting of Ms. Orth.”

The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story bows January 19. The first season of ACS, 2016’s The People v. O.J. Simpson, was a

Read more at: http://deadline.com/2018/01/gianni-versace-family-american-crime-story-criticism-fx-1202238407/

NJ Teen Killed Parents, Sister, Family Friend in Brutal New Year’s Eve Shooting, Police Allege

Authorities in New Jersey have detained a 16-year-old boy who stands accused of the brutal New Year’s Eve slayings of his parents, sister, and a 70-year-old family friend, PEOPLE confirms.

The suspected killer’s name is not being released because of his age, but prosecutors in Monmouth County announced they would be filing formal murder charges against the teen on Monday.

A press release from authorities alleges the quadruple homicide was committed with a semi-automatic rifle. A motive for the deaths has not been released by investigators.

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Linda and Steven Kologi

Killed in the New Year’s

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Disney has a wholesome, family-friendly image. Will acquiring Fox create a culture clash?

Stewie Griffin, meet Mickey Mouse.

The foulmouthed toddler of Fox’s animated series “Family Guy” is an un-potty-trained troublemaker whose florid vocabulary and diabolical machinations would likely get him kicked out of the Magic Kingdom.

But with Walt Disney Co.’s game-changing plan to acquire key 21st Century Fox assets, including its movie and TV production studios, Stewie could soon find himself corporate cousins with Disney’s wholesome cast of animated characters, from “Aladdin” to “Zootopia.”

20th Century Fox has consistently pushed the envelope in the realm of mainstream TV and cable programming, exploring the dark side in FX’s “American Horror Story,” and bawdy comedy with Fox’s “Family Guy” and “The Simpsons.” On the movie side, the studio recently scored big with R-rated titles like “Deadpool” and “Logan.”

Coming Soon: “Family I Had,” “Chain of Command”

In this week’s roundup, new unscripted series and documentaries are scheduled to debut across PBS’s ‘Independent Lens’, Investigation Discovery, National Geographic and Bravo Media.

American pubcaster PBS’s long-running doc strand ‘Independent Lens’ is preparing to share the television broadcast premiere of director Jessie Auritt‘s documentary Supergirl.

The 80-minute film, which premiered at the 2016 Hamptons International Film Festival, paints an intimate portrait of Naomi Kutin, who broke a world powerlifting record at the age of nine, lifting 215 pounds when she herself weighed only 97 pounds.

The doc chronicles Kutin’s attempts to hold onto her title while navigating adolescence, from strict Orthodox Judaism obligations to cyberbullying and health issues that could jeopardize her career. Supergirl premieres Dec. 18 at 10 p.m. ET/PT on ‘Independent Lens’.

Meanwhile, Katie Green and Carlye Rubin’s feature-length documentary The Family I Had (pictured) will receive its television debut when it airs across Investigation Discovery on Dec. 21

Read more at: http://realscreen.com/2017/12/07/coming-soon-family-i-had-chain-of-command/