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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

Read more at: https://www.monstersandcritics.com/smallscreen/jt-leroy-incredible-literary-hoax-profiled-on-vanity-fair-confidential/

‘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

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

‘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

Read more at: https://www.broadwayworld.com/bwwtv/article/Investigation-Discoverys-VANITY-FAIR-CONFIDENTIAL-Returns-For-New-Season-25-20180202

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

Radhika Jones named new editor-in-chief of Vanity Fair

Jones, who starts at the magazine December 11, had joined The New York Times last November as Editorial Director, Books

NEW YORK, NY  – November 13, 2017 – Condé Nast today announced that Radhika Jones has been named editor-in-chief of Vanity Fair, the fifth person to hold this distinction since its modern revival in 1983. In her new role, Jones will oversee all content development, production and consumer experiences for Vanity Fair’s digital, social, video, print and experiential platforms. Jones will lead Vanity Fair through its 24th annual Oscar Party in March, the fifth annual New Establishment Summit, the brand’s 105th anniversary and the continued digital expansion of The Hive, the title’s newest brand launch. Jones succeeds Graydon Carter, who is stepping down after 25 successful years at the helm. Her appointment takes effect on December 11th.

Jones has a distinguished career

Read more at: http://www.talkingnewmedia.com/2017/11/13/radhika-jones-named-new-editor-chief-vanity-fair/

Has Gary Oldman Already Won an Oscar? | Vanity Fair

Now that we’ve left behind the mountains and all the woo-woo “it’s about the art, man” of the (truly lovely) Telluride Film Festival, let’s focus on what really matters: the Oscars. Eight of the last nine best-picture winners passed through Telluride on their way to the Dolby, as well as myriad more films that featured performances ultimately bound for Oscars glory. So how did things look this year? Let’s break it down.

Gary Oldman May Finally Get His Due

Want to hear something crazy? Gary Oldman has only been nominated for one Oscar. And that was just five years ago! His nod for 2012’s Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy was the first time the Academy thought the venerable actor fit to be invited to their big party, which is nuts. But fear not: when Oldman’s latest film, Darkest Hour, premiered at Telluride, it became immediately clear that Oldman is, this far

Read more at: https://www.vanityfair.com/hollywood/2017/09/telluride-film-festival-oscars-award-season-gary-oldman-darkest-hour

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

Read more at: http://www.monstersandcritics.com/smallscreen/vanity-fair-confidential-exa/

Exclusive clip: White supremacist killer Dylann Roof profiled on Vanity Fair Confidential

Dylann Roof on Vanity Fair Confidential

Dylann Roof murdered nine people because of the color of their skin

This week Vanity Fair Confidential looks at the shocking case of white radical killer Dylann Roof, who murdered nine black people in Charleston.

Roof was just 19 on the evening of June 17, 2015, when he attended a church meeting at the Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church in Charleston.

Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church in Charleston

The Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church in Charleston

During what was a regular bible class he stood up and began shooting African American members of the congregation. He killed nine people, including state senator Clementa C. Pinckney.

Roof fled but was caught by police the next morning in North Carolina during a traffic stop. A .45 pistol was found in the car and Roof was arrested and interrogated

Read more at: http://www.monstersandcritics.com/smallscreen/exclusive-clip-white-supremacist-killer-dylann-roof-and-rise-in-online-hate-groups-profiled-on-vanity-fair-confidential/