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Was the Jackie Galloway murder inspired by Postmortem?

Under cover of night in Richmond, Virginia, a monster strikes, leaving a gruesome trail of stranglings that has paralyzed the city. Medical examiner Kay Scarpetta suspects the worst: a deliberate campaign by a brilliant serial killer whose signature offers precious few clues. With an unerring eye, she calls on the latest advances in forensic research to unmask the madman. But this investigation will test Kay like no other, because it’s being sabotaged from within—and someone wants her dead.

    Some interesting facts about Postmortum and Patricia Cornwell:

  • Postmortem (Kay Scarpetta) is an award-winning novel and it launched Patricia Cornwell’s career.
  • Postmortem is based on Richmond’s real-life “South Side Strangler” case.
  • Patricia Cornwell is a former reporter and has worked in a medical examiner’s office.

Read about the Jackie Galloway murder.

Heidi Allen: No Body Found Store Clerk Murder, Gary Thibodeau Near Death, On ‘Deadline Crime With Tamron Hall …

Heidi Allen’s disappearance and murder by convicted killer Gary Thibodeau debuts on a new episode of Deadline Crime with Tamron Hall. Heidi Allen was just 18-years-old when she suddenly vanished during her shift at a local store in New Haven, New York, almost 25 years ago. Her body has never been found. The episode showing Heidi Allen’s murder case is “The Vanishing Clerk.”


Deadline Crime with Tamron Hall episode “The Vanishing Clerk”

When an 18-year-old store clerk vanishes, Oswego County investigators point the finger at two brothers. But did they do it?



The Heidi Allen Case: Who Killed Her?

Even after almost 25 years, people still want to know if Gary Thibodeau was really the one who kidnapped and killed Heidi Allen. Many believe someone else took her from the convenience store that Easter morning. That’s what Investigation Discovery’s Deadline Crime with Tamron Hall will investigate.

Guillermo Diaz & Scott Foley Star in ID Movies this December

Guillermo Diaz  Scott Foley Star in ID Movies this December

It’s movies and mayhem this December on Investigation Discovery, starting with the premiere of DATING GAME KILLER on Sunday, December 3 from 8-10pm ET. Guillermo Diaz (“Scandal,” “Weeds”) stars in the role of, perhaps, America’s most prolific serial killer, Rodney Alcala, alongside Emmy® winner Carrie Preston (“The Good Wife,” “True Blood”) as Carol Jensen, a mother who tirelessly seeks justice for her murdered daughter. The following week brings audiences FINAL VISION on Sunday, December 10 from 8-10pm ET, a twisted psychological thriller starring Scott Foley (“Scandal”) as Jeffrey MacDonald, respected U.S. Army Green Beret doctor – and suspect in killing his wife and young children – and Dave Annable (“Heartbeat,” “Brothers Sisters”) as best-selling author Joe McGinniss.

First, Guillermo Diaz transforms into the disturbing role of Rodney Alcala, a man with a

Read more at: https://www.broadwayworld.com/bwwtv/article/Guillermo-Diaz-Scott-Foley-Star-in-ID-Movies-this-December-20171019

Buffy the Vampire Slayer star Nicholas Brendon arrested

The former TV monster hunter has found himself in trouble with the law once again.

E! News reports that Nicholas Brendon, who’s best known for playing Xander in Buffy the Vampire Slayer, was arrested in Palm Springs, Calif. on Oct. 11, 2017. According to reports, Brendon allegedly violated a protective order that an unidentified girlfriend had filed against him and committed acts of domestic violence.

According to USA Today, Brendon, 46, pulled his girlfriend’s arm and grabbed her by her hair after the two argued. Sgt. William Hutchinson confirmed to the paper that Brendon’s girlfriend had a protective order in place in the states of New York and Florida, which prohibits Brendon from threatening, harassing, and assaulting her, though he is allowed to be physically near the woman.

Unfortunately, this is not the first time that Brendon has been on the wrong side of the law. He was

Read more at: http://www.nickiswift.com/91667/buffy-vampire-slayer-star-nicholas-brendon-arrested/

Conde Nast’s Dawn Ostroff on Turning Magazine Articles Into Movies and New TV Plans

The media company’s entertainment president (and former CW chief) opens up about developing a GQ feature into ‘Only the Brave,’ hitting theaters Friday, and the promise of digital video.


In 2011, Dawn Ostroff, who had been president of The CW, entered what she calls “a slightly dysfunctional universe” when publisher Conde Nast tasked her with exploiting its 19 magazine brands — including Vogue, The New Yorker and Vanity Fair, and a trove of 100,000 articles dating back decades — across film, TV and digital under the banner of Conde Nast Entertainment. “We couldn’t utilize a lot of the existing infrastructure because the print side was so different,” she says.

While Ostroff’s background is in TV, six years later, CNE has found more traction in digital video and film. It has 35 movies in development with such A-listers as Alexander Payne (The Judge’s Will) and Frank Marshall (The Longest Night). And

Read more at: http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/conde-nasts-dawn-ostroff-turning-magazine-articles-movies-new-tv-plans-1049313

More men behaving badly

We do love CNN anchor Erin Burnett. With the exception ofthe days she was reporting from Las Vegas in the aftermath of the massacre we’vealready pushed out of the news cycle, when she looked truly shaken, she neverfails to call out Trump.

Oct. 12 was no exception. Burnett labeled Trump the”hypocrite-in-chief” on her show “Out Front” after Trumpsigned his 50th executive order in office. That 50th EO rescinded the subsidiesone in five Americans receives for their healthcare. Burnett said,”Hypocrite-in-chief Pres. Trump did something today he harshly criticizedPres. Obama for doing. Trump signed his 50th executive order.” She thendetailed in old Trump tweets how he’d referred to Obama’s executive orders as”authoritarian” and “power grabs.” Huh.

Speaking of women who call out Trump, Minority Leader NancyPelosi was interviewed by David Axelrod on “The Axe Files” on CNNSat., Oct. 14. Some days it seems Pelosi, Maxine Waters and Kamala Harris areamong the only people in

Read more at: http://www.ebar.com/arts/art_article.php?sec=television&article=302

SHS grad has featured role in new indie horror flick

Actress Tiffany Browne-Tavarez, a 2000 graduate of Salem High School, has a role in the soon-to-be-released feature film “Messenger of Wrath,” a horror/thriller about a neglected 12-year-old girl, Charlotte, who faces masked invaders breaking into her home late one night. While trying to escape, she learns of a far more dangerous threat lurking outside.

The independent film will be released Friday, Oct. 27, on Amazon Prime. It premiered Sept. 7 at Bow Tie Cinemas in Red Bank, N.J. Browne-Tavarez, 35, plays Det. Kana Miyoshi, a tough, wise, diligent law enforcement agent who has had her share of heartache.

“The character works extremely hard, and perhaps still cares for people more than she would like,” Browne-Tavarez said. “She was fun for me to play because her demeanor is so different from roles I normally play. Normally I’m cast as characters who show more warmth, but Kana is more sarcastic and less animated.”

Ryan Callaway,

Read more at: http://www.roanoke.com/community/sosalem/shs-grad-has-featured-role-in-new-indie-horror-flick/article_254e0e9b-546a-59b9-89b2-3724f888b7f8.html

Investigation Discovery tells story of woman killed in murder-for-hire plot

JACKSON, MI – The story of Frances Craig, stabbed to death in a murder-for-hire plot gone awry, is to be featured next week on the Investigation Discovery series “Unusual suspects: Deadly intent.”

An episode featuring interviews with Craig’s family and friends and Jackson County law enforcement authorities is to air at 8 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 25, Investigation Discovery announced in a Wednesday, Oct. 18, statement.

Craig, 28, was a young mother of two, working in a restaurant and a clothing store, living in a “new dream home” on Timbercrest Trail, just east of the Country Club of Jackson, the program notes, and died in her bedroom in the middle of the night.

Three men, charged after more than a year of investigation and a secret grand jury, are serving life sentences for the crime.

“Evidence points to some of those closest to the young woman, but determined investigators continue to uncover new leads that guide

Read more at: http://www.mlive.com/news/jackson/index.ssf/2017/10/investigation_discovery_tells.html

People Magazine Investigates: Season Two Coming to ID in November

(Silver Spring, Md., October 16, 2017) – America’s most-watched true crime network, Investigation Discovery (ID), and Time Inc. Productions, the award-winning television group of multi-platform consumer media company Time Inc., announced today the return of their break-out hit series, PEOPLE MAGAZINE INVESTIGATES. Drawing from the original reporting of PEOPLE’s award-winning true crime editorial team, the second season of PEOPLE MAGAZINE INVESTIGATES features 12 all-new, compelling stories of ordinary people thrust into the spotlight following notorious crimes. Through the lens of PEOPLE’s trusted journalists, each hour-long episode takes viewers to the heart of the crime and is interlaced with archival footage, dramatic recreations and emotional interviews with those closest to the cases. Season two of PEOPLE MAGAZINE INVESTIGATES debuts Monday, November 6 at 10/9c, only on ID.

“We at ID are delighted to partner once again with some of the best people in true crime journalism today,” said Henry Schleiff, Group President of

Read more at: https://tvseriesfinale.com/tv-show/people-magazine-investigates-season-two-coming-id-november/

INTERVIEW: Joe Kenda on his top-rated crime show, new autobiography

Detective Lt. Joe Kenda stars in Homicide Hunter on Investigation Discovery. Photo courtesy of Investigation Discovery / Kim Cook.

Investigation Discovery’s Homicide Hunter with Detective Lt. Joe Kenda, formerly of the Colorado Springs Police Department, is the top-rated show on the network, pulling in an average of nearly 2 million viewers per week. Audience members for the series, which premieres new episodes Wednesdays at 10 p.m., are also enjoying Kenda’s new autobiography, I Will Find You: Solving Killer Cases From My Life Fighting Crime.

The retired detective has a matter-of-fact line delivery that has caught the attention of true-crime enthusiasts, and in a crowded reality TV marketplace where surviving to see a second season is nearly impossible, Kenda has a hit on his hands. Homicide Hunter will celebrate 100 episodes this January.

That’s longevity.

“I’m busy, as they

Read more at: https://www.hollywoodsoapbox.com/?p=18521

Five Things You Didn’t Know about ID’s “One Frightful Night”

One of the most disparaging things that can happen to a family is to have a loved one come up missing with no explanation. It is close to impossible to get closure when you do not have the pieces to the puzzle to make sense of it all, or at least that is what most people believe. After watching “One Frightful Night,” — a television series that chronicles the investigation into the disappearance and murder of Carla Fuqua. While there are a lot of revelations exposed throughout this series, the one thing that will become increasingly evident is that you cannot make sense of that which is senseless. One Frightful Night takes its viewers into this story in a way that only Investigation Discovery can.

To give a little more insight into the series, here are five facts you did not know.

1. Jimmy Ray Steed is Likely a Serial Killer

It took

Read more at: https://www.tvovermind.com/tv-news/five-things-didnt-know-ids-one-frightful-night