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JT LeRoy: Incredible literary hoax profiled on Vanity Fair Confidential

Savannah Knoop as JT LeRoySavannah Knoop as JT LeRoy

Savannah Knoop as JT LeRoy, the literary hoax whose story is profiled on Vanity Fair Confidential

JT LeRoy was a literary prodigy, wowing readers with his autobiographical works about growing up as a former homeless, HIV-positive, heroin-addicted transgendered prostitute.

But all was not as it seemed. LeRoy was actually a fictitious persona created by American writer Laura Albert — but it took years for JT’s true identity to be revealed.

Thoughout the 1990s, the reclusive JT had never been seen in public but in the early 2000s he began making appearances.

By 2002, a then 21-year-old JT was supposedly writing the lyrics for a San Francisco band named Thistle, which was led by Emily “Speedie” Frasier and had her husband Astor Jones as the guitarist.

With celebrities flocking to JT’s side and authors

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‘Vanity Fair Confidential’ Premiere: Rolling Stone’s ‘A Rape on …

Investigation Discovery’s Vanity Fair Confidential is back for a fourth season on Monday, and the premiere couldn’t be more timely in the midst of the current Time’s Up and #MeToo movements.

This first episode will take a look at University of Virginia graduate Liz Seccuro, and her decades-long search for justice following a college sexual assault. It will also dive into Rolling Stone’s “A Rape On Campus,” and the national outrage that erupted following the now-retracted story’s 2014 publication.

Johnny Galecki to Host and Produce Discovery's New 'SciJinks' Prank Show

Johnny Galecki to Host and Produce Discovery’s New ‘SciJinks’ Prank Show

Described by Discovery as ‘the smartest prank show on television,’ the series will also air on Science Channel.

This moving profile will not only examine how these stories intersect, but it will also feature interviews with Seccuro herself. It then takes a closer look at the investigation

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‘Vanity Fair Confidential’ Premiere: Rolling Stone’s ‘A Rape on Campus’ Faces Backlash (VIDEO)

Investigation Discovery’s Vanity Fair Confidential is back for a fourth season on Monday, and the premiere couldn’t be more timely in the midst of the current Time’s Up and #MeToo movements.

This first episode will take a look at University of Virginia graduate Liz Seccuro, and her decades-long search for justice following a college sexual assault. It will also dive into Rolling Stone’s “A Rape On Campus,” and the national outrage that erupted following the now-retracted story’s 2014 publication.

Johnny Galecki to Host and Produce Discovery's New 'SciJinks' Prank Show

Johnny Galecki to Host and Produce Discovery’s New ‘SciJinks’ Prank Show

Described by Discovery as ‘the smartest prank show on television,’ the series will also air on Science Channel.

This moving profile will not only examine how these stories intersect, but it will also feature interviews with Seccuro herself. It then takes a closer look at the investigation

Read more at: https://www.tvinsider.com/664204/vanity-fair-confidential-season-4-premiere-rolling-stone/

Investigation Discovery’s VANITY FAIR CONFIDENTIAL Returns For New Season Tonight

Investigation Discovery's VANITY FAIR CONFIDENTIAL Returns For New Season Tonight

Investigation Discovery’s VANITY FAIR CONFIDENTIAL will take on some of the iconic magazine’s most explosive reporting on crime and SCANDAL when the hit series returns for its fourth season tonight at 9/8c, only on ID. From production company Truly Original and Condé Nast Entertainment, the series takes viewers deep inside the Vanity Fair vaults for a closer look into some of the esteemed publication’s most shocking stories, featuring exclusive interviews with those closest to each case – including insights from the Vanity Fair writers and editors who worked on the original articles.

In the season four premiere, the show will delve into University of Virginia graduate Liz Seccuro’s decades-long search for justice following a college sexual assault. Other episodes this season examine how the drug-related death of a teenager led to the unraveling of the first-ever DARK

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SEX, SCANDAL AND CRIMES SPOTLIGHTED IN NEW SEASON OF "VANITY FAIR CONFIDENTIAL" ON …

SEX, SCANDAL AND CRIMES SPOTLIGHTED IN NEW SEASON OF “VANITY FAIR CONFIDENTIAL” ON INVESTIGATION DISCOVERY

From Truly Original and Condé Nast Entertainment, Season Four of the Hit Series Premieres Monday, February 5 at 9/8c

(Silver Spring, Md.) – Investigation Discovery’s VANITY FAIR CONFIDENTIAL will take on some of the iconic magazine’s most explosive reporting on crime and scandal when the hit series returns for its fourth season on Monday, February 5 at 9/8c, only on ID.

From production company Truly Original and Condé Nast Entertainment, the series takes viewers deep inside the Vanity Fair vaults for a closer look into some of the esteemed publication’s most shocking stories, featuring exclusive interviews with those closest to each case – including insights from the Vanity Fair writers and editors who worked on the original articles.

In the season

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Investigation Discovery’s VANITY FAIR CONFIDENTIAL Returns For New Season, 2/5

Investigation Discovery's VANITY FAIR CONFIDENTIAL Returns For New Season, 2/5

Investigation Discovery’s VANITY FAIR CONFIDENTIAL will take on some of the iconic magazine’s most explosive reporting on crime and SCANDAL when the hit series returns for its fourth season on Monday, February 5 at 9/8c, only on ID. From production company Truly Original and Condé Nast Entertainment, the series takes viewers deep inside the Vanity Fair vaults for a closer look into some of the esteemed publication’s most shocking stories, featuring exclusive interviews with those closest to each case – including insights from the Vanity Fair writers and editors who worked on the original articles.

In the season four premiere, the show will delve into University of Virginia graduate Liz Seccuro’s decades-long search for justice following a college sexual assault. Other episodes this season examine how the drug-related death of a teenager led to the unraveling of

Read more at: https://www.broadwayworld.com/bwwtv/article/Investigation-Discoverys-VANITY-FAIR-CONFIDENTIAL-Returns-For-New-Season-25-20180126

Vanity Fair Confidential examines the case of Natalee Holloway who went missing on Aruba

Natalee Holloway went missing from the island of Aruba in 2005 and her body has never been found

Natalee Holloway went missing from the island of Aruba in 2005 and her body has never been found

This week Vanity Fair Confidential examines the case of Natalee Holloway, who went missing after a night out on the Caribbean island of Aruba.

Natalee was from Mountain Brook, Alabama and on a high school graduation trip to the Dutch island.

However, when she failed to show up for her flight home on May 30th the alarm bell was sounded.

A poster from the time of her disappearance

A poster from the time of Natalee’s disappearance

She was last seen outside a restaurant and nightclub called Carlos n’ Charlie’s in the island capital, Oranjestad. Witnesses told police they saw the teenager in a car with

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True Crime Confidential

Unwitting victims kidnapped off the street and brutally murdered. Serial killers scattering body parts across miles of swampland. Desperate searches by law-enforcement officials in a race against time to find a missing person.

At first blush, these terrible incidents seem incomprehensible to the typical TV viewer. Yet millions tune in almost every night to one of several networks that depict such stories — part of the popular genre of true-crime programming.

Such networks as Investigation Discovery (ID) — which devotes its entire programming lineup to true-crime content — as well as Lifetime, Oxygen, TV One and AE are betting that depictions and re-enactments of disturbing and mysterious tales of real-life murder and mayhem will continue to captivate viewers who can’t seem to look away from the tragedies explored in genre-based series, documentaries and specials.

The true-crime genre has particular appeal to women viewers, who generally favor mysteries with dramatic storylines but also see

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Live blog: Vanity Fair Confidential’s show on Columbus’ ‘Stocking Stranglings’ – Columbus Ledger

Monday night an episode of “Vanity Fair Confidential” at 9 p.m. on the cable crime channel Investigation Discovery examines Columbus’ “Stocking Stranglings.”

A film crew visiting Columbus interviewed journalists and others familiar with the series of rapes and stranglings that terrorized the city from September 1977 to April 1978.

In 1986, Carlton Gary was convicted in three of the seven murders, though prosecutors maintained he committed them all, as well as other rapes and assaults.

The show is based on work by David Rose, author of “The Big Eddy Club,” which casts doubt on Gary’s guilt and alleges prosecutors hid evidence of his innocence.

The show

The show switches between interviews with former Ledger-Enquirer Editorial Page Editor Billy Winn, author David Rose and former Columbus police Sgt. Mike Sellers, who followed up on the stranglings investigation.

They discuss the terror that followed the first few killings, and Sellers notes the consistent pattern of the

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‘Vanity Fair Confidential’ Scores a Third Season at Investigation Discovery (Exclusive)

Vanity Fair Confidential will live on.

Investigation Discovery on Wednesday announced that it has greenlighted a third season of the true-crime docuseries, where each episode chronicles a different dramatic saga ripped from the pages of the monthly magazine. The show, created by True Entertainment in partnership with Conde Nast Entertainment and ID, is expected to return with 12 more hourlong episodes in early 2017.  

“Over the past few years, we’ve had the opportunity to showcase the very best of Vanity Fair’s quintessential investigative journalism — and we look forward to another season of captivating our audience with some of the nation’s most harrowing crimes and mysteries,” said ID group president Henry Schleiff, who described the series an “ID fan favorite.”

To the delight of Schleiff and his programming team,Vanity Fair Confidential arrived at the height of the true-crime genre’s popularity, thanks to such entries as Serial and The Jinx. The

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