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Drake's Thanksgiving was indeed a sad one. The emotional rapper lost his grandmother, Evelyn Sher, who he often speaks on being very close to. Details inside on what Drake had to say about her passing...
The "No Lie" rapper took to Twitter recently to tell his fans some sad news in his life. His maternal grandmother, Evelyn, passed away on Thanksgiving Day. He revealed:
“Rest in peace to my grandmother Evelyn Sher. What a day to go...thankful to have had the times we did.”
He mentioned her plenty of times in his songs. And once even turned over the mic to her as she was recorded giving him a message, which was used on his "Look What You've Done" track off his latest Take Care album:
All I can say Aubrey is, I remember the good times we had together and the times I used to look after you and I still have wonderful feelings about that. So God bless you, and I hope I’ll see you.”
And it seems like Drizzy may harbor a little guilt over not tending as much to Ms. Evelyn these last few years. He rapped on his "The Resistance" track back in 2010 (Thank Me Later):
“I heard they just moved my grandmother to a nursing home/ And I be actin’ like I don’t know how to work a phone.”
SOURCE 1: http://theybf.com/2012/11/24/sad-news-drake-loses-his-grandmother-on-thanksgiving
SOURCE 2: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z1VlFPSK6p8
Azealia Banks: Rock glitter make-up
Azealia Banks has shared the secrets to her glamorous and glittery style.
Azealia Banks's favourite party make-up is layers of "glitter" until she gets a "foil" effect.
The star appears in a video for her campaign with online clothing website ASOS where she shares her essential party looks and beauty tips.
Since she burst on the scene in 2011, the rapper has become as well known for her statement style, as she is for her musical talent.
"My party make-up is glitter, glitter, glitter, glitter. I love glitter," Azealia revealed. "I like it hard and rocky on your eyes so it looks like foil."
The standout celebrity always rocks her own unique look that includes pulling off hair colour changes from purple to pink to green and back again. She explained how confidence is key to looking great no matter what you put on.
"My last minute party outfit is a blouse and a skirt. Even thought I know I look like a kid in a blouse and a skirt, if I don't have time to think then that's what I'll wear. If you show up inappropriately dressed for a party then you just have to work it," she explained. "You're already there, you are there for a reason what else are you going to do? Leave? Pump it, do it."
Azealia also gave some failsafe advice for party dressing. She says it doesn't matter what you have on as long as you have perfectly groomed hair and nails.
"A good styling tip is make sure you always do your hair and your nails because if your hair and nails are done then it doesn't matter what you have on," she finished. "Someone will forgive you if your hair and nails are nice and shiny."
The 2012 holiday shopping season is officially here, and we know you've got plenty of music fans on your list. Don't race off to the store in a panic; Billboard.com's annual holiday gift guide is here to help with rockin' ideas for everyone. Among our 30+ suggestions, check out this year's hot toys -- from One Direction dolls to Chris Brown's collectible figurines -- to a slew of new pop star perfumes (Justin Bieber's Girlfriend, anyone?), fashions, books, concert films and much more. There are also plenty of more eclectic choices like Beck's sheet music album and Nicki Minaj wigs. So get out that list, check it twice, and get ready to give your loved ones something very merry to unwrap. And no, we won't tell if you end up buying a little something for yourself.
A few pop princesses (and one pop prince) released perfumes sure to entice shoppers this holiday season. Nicki Minaj's Pink Friday perfume, the rapper's first fragrance, is designed to make any of Minaj's Barbz feel like a superstar. If you're looking for a sexier perfume for that special someone, there's Rihanna's Nude, something the "Diamonds" singer knows a thing or two about. For something edgier, there is Lady Gaga's Fame eau de perfume -- and the perfume liquid is literally black like the box. Friends will be 'red' with envy when they take a whiff of Taylor Swift's new Wonderstruck Enchanted. Our recent poll showed that lots and lots of folks are interested in who'll be Justin Bieber's next girlfriend. Turns out it's his Girlfriend scent, a perfume any Belieber will like right down to its pink and purple spiral bottle.
Though we're still all eagerly awaiting the release of his debut album, rising star A$AP Rocky has spent his year designing a line of T-shirts and tank tops for street outfitter KarmaLoop. With slogans like "ASAP Life" and "I Be That Pretty Motherf---er," the collection is sure to turn heads among the hip-hop fans in your life. Want something that pushes the boundaries even more? Check out A$AP's T-shirt with a nude model whose chest is covered only by the "Goldie" singer's embrace. If your allegiance lies with Maybach Music, check out "Amen" rapper Meek Mill's new Dream Chasers line with Marc Ecko Enterprises, which features old-school sweatshirts and classically inspired tanks.
There's no denying that 2 Chainz has made a mark on rap music this year, with spots on "Cruel Summer" and his very own album, "Based on a T.R.U. Story." In recent months, 2 Chainz has served as the face of the Respect My Vote campaign and launched a meme turned bestselling T-shirt. Featuring a cartoon Barack Obama throwing up peace signs and smiling from ear to ear, the 2 Termz shirt is all the more popular and relevant following President Obama's recent reelection. 2012 turned out to be the year of 2 Chainz *and* 2 Termz.
There's no better time for reading than the holidays when free time meets cold weather, and there's a bountiful crop of musically inspired books newly available for this season. After giving the band's new greatest hits collection "Grrr!" a spin, pick up The Rolling Stones's "50," a retrospective hardcover that details the group's storied career. Though he's busy touring for "Quadrophenia," The Who's Pete Townshend found time to reminisce about his life and and life in music in his memoir, "Who I Am." Collected by Beatles biographer Hunter Davies, "The John Lennon Letters" chronicles the candid poetry of one of the world's greatest songwriters. Or settle in for a thorough read of "Bruce," writer Peter Carlin's authorized biography of Mr. Springsteen. Looking for something lighthearted? Try Justin Bieber's second book, "Just Getting Started," full of pictures and anecdotes about the "Believe" star's life on the road.
Pop Toys For All Ages
ONE DIRECTION DOLLS: Hot on the heels of their No. 1 album "Take Me Home," One Direction members Harry, Liam, Niall, Zayn and Louis are immortalized in plastic as lifelike dolls that will surely work as stocking stuffers for the boy band lovers in your life. Part of the "What Makes You Beautiful" collection, these poseable pop stars come with signature outfits that ultimate One Direction fans can instantly recognize.
TWISTER DANCE: The classic childhood board game comes back with a very "Toxic" twist, this time with a poppy soundtrack helmed by the likes of Britney Spears, Willow Smith and Ke$ha. Rather than other dance-inspired video games, Twister Dance also contains original remixes of songs like "Till The World Ends," for which the "X Factor" judge filmed a brand new video clip. You can even plug in your own MP3 player to soundtrack your own toe-twisting dance party. With Twister Dance, bust out your best Britney and break a sweat at the same time. Who knows? You might be on your way to dance stardom.
CHRIS BROWN'S DUM ENGLISH COLLECTIBLES: Toys aren't just for kids anymore. Take Chris Brown's artistic line of collectible figurines, a collaboration with contemporary artist Ron English and Made by Monsters. The series features creative, hard-to-find mini pieces that quickly achieved collector's item status for the lucky thousands who got their hands on the expensive trinkets. If you're looking to splurge, Dum English toys featured a $20,000 fiberglass sculpture among its inaugural offerings, limited to 20 pieces. Now that's opulent.
Beck & Bjork: Eclectic & Collected
Beck delivers a unique format twist with for his first album in almost five years that's so beyond retro it's possibly futuristic. "Song Reader" features twenty brand new songs -- but you are in charge of actually performing the tunes. The album arrives in the form of sheet music, never recorded by any studio musicians. It's the perfect gift for the musician on your holiday list who's looking to up his or her indie cred -- what's cooler than saying you played a song by Beck that he's never recorded?
At the other end of the format spectrum this season is Bjork. Following a series of sold-out shows around the globe in support of her recent album "Biophilia," the Icelandic singer and multimedia maven has now released the next of a series of must-have related mercy. "Biophilia Live" is a hardcover book that features gorgeously rendered, glossy photos of the live experience. To accompany the book, Bjork has enlisted a roster of big-name producers to remix "Biophilia's" wide-ranging tracks, including rappers Death Grips and indie superstar Omar Souleyman. Looking for something more unique? Bjork is there to help with a handful of exclusively designed vinyl records that offer the same remixes with original artwork.
There's no better way of feeling like you know a musician then seeing them them live, but when you can't, concert movies are probably the next best thing. Though LCD Soundsystem called it quits in 2011, fans can now relive the band's epic last show in "Shut Up And Play The Hits." Michael Jackson was known for his live performances, and one of his best has just been released with "Michael Jackson Live at Wembley 7.16.1988," an iconic show from the king of pop.
Since tickets to the upcoming "Take Me Home" tour have almost entirely sold out, check out the lads from One Direction in "Up All Night," chronicling the British guya as they tour the United States. Katy Perry, meanwhile, knows a thing or two about live pop too, as evidenced by the candy confection that is her "Katy Perry: Part of Me 3D" documentary. "Sade: Bring Me Home - Live 2011," meanwhile, brings heart and heartache to the ears, raw and beautiful.
Smokin' Stocking Stuffers
Diplo is certainly best known for his beats, but who knew the Florida-based DJ/producer had his own herb grinders for sale through his website? The tiny wooden boxes are stamped with the image of his cartoony Major Lazer character alongside the ML logo, "Lazers Never Die."
One of the most famous smokers in music recently now has his own smokable product line, but it's not what you think. Snoop Lion (aka Snoop Dogg) launched a tobacco cigar line called Executive Branch made with premium product imported from the Dominican Republic.
Mau5 & Minaj Fashions
NICKI MINAJ WIGS: Plenty of fans have been clamoring to dress up as the brightly colored, sparkly queen of rap, Nicki Minaj. Her Minajesty heard her people's cries and responded by selling seven of her most iconic wigs through her own website, which include the shocking neon pink hair from her first ever MTV Video Music Awards performance and her bright blonde hairpiece from 2011's "Rocking New Year's Eve" midnight show. The wigs are the perfect poppy gift for adventurous Barbz and Ken Barbz alike.
DEADMAU5-WEAR: This year, Deadmau5 has mixed fashion into his EDM empire. Working with California clothing company Neff Headwear, the DJ/producer launched Neffmau5, his first official clothing line. The collection offers hoodies, T-shirts and hats with the popular Deadmau5 insignia. Hey Deadmau5, how about next year you make your gigantic mousehead masks for fans to buy? Many folks like to pretend to be the man inside the Mau5.
Shopping/gift ideas post imo!! How was your black friday, ONTD?
Homeward Bound / Home - Quinn, Puck, Mike, Santana, Finn & Mercedes
For the second time in four years, Leonard Cohen brings his bolo tie and baritone to Calgary, this time at the Saddledome. It won’t be as intimate as his 2009 show at the Jack Singer Concert Hall, but 2009 reviews from friends in Edmonton said he made Rexall Place feel like Cohen’s neighbourhood coffeehouse.
Hyperbole tends to flow from people not used to spouting hyperbole after they sit through the 78-year-old’s charming, three-hour trips through his catalog.
Almost as good, and sometimes better, are the many sublime covers from the many, many artists who take on the poet’s unparalleled lyrics. With some great difficulty and some lousy brandy, I divined a list of 10 must-hear Cohen covers.
10) R.E.M., First We Take Manhattan. From the I’m Your Fan compilation. “Remember me, I used to live in music. Remember me, I brought your groceries in” — with an anxious urgency only Michael Stipe can offer.
9) Buck 65 and Jenn Grant, Who By Fire. Rich Terfry at his whispering best, and Jenn Grant is reliably angelic. The instrumental break will stop you in your tracks, so best put down that chili spoon now.
8) Beck, So Long Marianne. This song, for Beck’s record club, captures the celebration of the original without sacrificing his Beckness. If you want to something weird and fairly blasphemous, view his Suzanne.
7) Willie Nelson, Bird on a Wire. The late Johnny Cash‘s “Unearthed” cover may get more attention, but to me the definitive country cover is by Ol’ Willie.
6) Feist, Closing Time. From the new Sarah Polley film, Take This Waltz. I did not think this song could be covered. One should never doubt Feist. This clip from the movie, which bobs in and out of the unreleased song.
5) Teddy Thompson, Tonight You Will Be Fine. What is it about second-generation musicians that make them so deft at Cohen covers? See #4, #1 below.
4) Martha Wainwright, Tower of Song. A song it took her a while to realize reflected how she felt about music. I saw her play this at a bar in Berlin; I was there by myself, but the Montrealer-on-Montrealer performance brought me very close to home sweet Canada.
3) Antony, If it Be Your Will. The humble singer stands before his Lord. Through his humility, he reaches such great heights.
2) Tori Amos, Famous Blue Raincoat. Tenderly captures the sadness, the mystery — in the way Tori Amos can slow down anything on a piano without actually making it feel like a ballad.
1) Jeff Buckley, Hallelujah. Yeah, I like the k.d. lang version immensely as well. But nothing drips sexuality like Buckley’s version. Yeah, I know that Hallelujah covers are the most overdone thing this side of Gangnam Style parodies. Don’t care. This is one of my favourite songs, full stop.
personally, i've never heard a leonard cohen cover i liked
Drake Bell and Daniella Monet stars in the new promo below for Nickelodeon’s “A Fairly Odd Christmas” movie.
The movie will premiere on the channel on November 29, 2012 at 7/6c. In the movie Daniella and Drake Bell team up as the characters Tootie and Timmy Turner and they have to work together to save Christmas. When his good intentions get him in trouble with Santa Claus and land him on The Naughty List, Timmy must find a way to save Christmas before it’s too late. Do you think they’ll be able to do it? The TV movie is executive produced by Nickelodeon hit-maker Butch Hartman and is based on his Emmy Award-winning animated series The Fairly OddParents. “Fairly Odd Parents fans loved the first live-action version of their favorite show so we decided to bring back these great characters in a Christmas adventure,” said Marjorie Cohn, President, Content Development, Live Action, Animation, Digital Nickelodeon Group.
A Fairly Odd Christmas is based on the animated series and characters created by Butch Hartman. It is executive produced by Hartman, Lauren Levine, Marjorie Cohen and Fred Seibert. The movie is directed by Savage Steve Holland. Teleplay by Hartman and Holland and story by Hartman, Ray DeLaurentis and Will Schifrin. Scott McAboy serves as co-executive producer. A Fairly Odd Christmas is produced by Pacific Bay Entertainment. Watch below, and let us know if you’ll be tuning in when the movie premieres on the Nickelodeon Channel. What do you think?
Daily chart from Box Office Mojo
Tomatometer from Rotten Tomatoes
How was your Friday night, ONTD?
As it turns out, it's not just Justin Bieber's world.
South Korean rapper Psy's contagious hit, "Gangnam Style," just nabbed quite the impressive title from the Biebs' "Baby," becoming the most-watched YouTube video of all time.
The music video has earned about 803,761,000 views since it was first posted to the site in July. Meanwhile, the music video for "Baby" racked up 803,732,000 since it was released in February 2010, according to Billboard.
"#GangnamStyle just became the most watched video @YouTube!! #History," Psy tweeted Saturday.
Psy catapulted to international stardom this summer with the release of the hit single and music video, most recently performing the dance with Madonna at her New York City concert, and with MC Hammer at the 2012 American Music Awards.
Ironically, Psy became label mates with the Bieber in September, when he signed to Scooter Braun's Schoolboy Records.
- The Stand In (3:20)
- Sweet ♥ (6:43)
Beautiful inside & out, tbh
With the holidays quickly approaching, giving back is on all of our minds, which is why InStyle caught up with several stars for our “Shining Stars” story in the new December issue to see how they support the causes closest to their hearts. We’ve got behind the scenes video with two of the celebrities featured—Leighton Meester, who works with blood cancer-focused organization DKMS America (Vera Wang introduced her to their work!), and Colin Farrell about his work with the Foundation for Angelman Syndrome Therapeutics (his son suffers from the illness). “It’s just so simple to help,” Meester said. Watch the video above, and flip to page 447 of our December issue to get the full story—or download it on your iPad, Nook, or Droid tablet.
X Factor 2012 hopeful Christopher Maloney has topped the votes for the past seven weeks, it’s been claimed.
It’s been reported today that Chris has made X Factor history by staying top of the weekly results since the first live show.
Despite the best attempts of the judges who have done nothing but slate his performances, Chris’ support hasn’t wavered.
It could mean that tonight’s bottom two result will prove just as shocking as last week’s, with only five acts including Chris remaining.
Only Chris and Jahmene have yet to avoid the bottom two this series, with the gap between the two apparently growing.
It all means that Chris is the tip to win the show in next month’s Manchester final.
An X Factor insider told the Daily Star Sunday today: “Traditionally it’s been said acts who do well early on lose momentum in later rounds but Chris shows no sign of that.
“It’s not certain he’ll win but other acts must raise their game and get fans voting – and fast – if they want to upset him. It’s looking really good for him.”
And Chris vowed to stand up to his haters, saying today: “I’ve been bullied in the past and I know what bullying is about.
“Bullies have won too many times when I was younger.
“People have said bad things over the years and I’ve given up. I gave up on my dream because of bullies.
“But I’m not going to give up this time. I’ve wasted too many years. I’ll never quit because I’m a fighter.”
Former boxing champ Hector 'Macho' Camacho died early Saturday in Puerto Rico.
Camacho went into cardiac arrest and was then taken off life support and died shortly thereafter, Dr. Ernesto Torres, the director of the Centro Medico trauma center in San Juan, told the AP.
He won super lightweight, lightweight and junior welterweight world titles in the 1980s for a stunning career record of 79-6-3. He knocked out Sugar Ray Leonard in 1997, ending the former champ's final comeback attempt.
Camacho was shot in the face on Tuesday while sitting in a car with a friend. Cocaine was later found in the friend's pockets.
Camacho was declared brain dead on Thursday, but his family was still divided over whether to remove life support. His cardiac arrest early this morning made that decision for them.
Camacho's sisters have said they would like to fly his body back to New York, where he grew up, and bury him there. The fighter was raised mostly in Harlem, earning the nickname the 'Harlem Heckler.'
"A letter to a friend...This subject is old but I have never answered it in its entirety. And even with this post it will remain incomplete.
The question why I would LET Willow cut her hair. First the LET must be challenged. This is a world where women,girls are constantly reminded that they don't belong to themselves; that their bodies are not their own, nor their power or self determination. I made a promise to endow my little girl with the power to always know that her body, spirit and her mind are HER domain. Willow cut her hair because her beauty, her value, her worth is not measured by the length of her hair. It's also a statement that claims that even little girls have the RIGHT to own themselves and should not be a slave to even their mother's deepest insecurities, hopes and desires. Even little girls should not be a slave to the preconceived ideas of what a culture believes a little girl should be. More to come. Another day.
Jada Pinkett Smith and her children Jaden(14) and Willow(12) jetted out of Los Angeles yesterday in the hopes of spending the Thanksgiving holiday catching some rays in Hawaii.
But while the first day of the group's vacation was overcast, they were able to catch some waves.Mum Jada, who took the trip without husband Will Smith, chose to stay on dry land however, keeping bundled up in a gray sweater and leggings.
New Dragon Ball Z Movie Title Chosen
Our collective rears were tickled with the teaser trailer for a new Dragon Ball Z movie penned by its original creator, Akira Toriyama this past summer, and now a new glimpse of the new movie has arrived – the official title. Along with the announcement comes a once in a life time offer!
Toriyama had previously stated that “this movie will have the original atmosphere and a little bit of modern flavor” and this newest title change seems to reflect that.
Until now the working title of this theatrical release was Dragon Ball Z: Dragon Fist Explosion!! If Not Goku, Who Will Do It which was sensibly shortened considerably to Dragon Ball Z: Wrath of the Dragon for English markets.
Although the original Japanese title reflects the wild and fun intensity that made the original series famous Toriyama seems to have toned it down to a more mature Dragon Ball Z: Kami to Kami which was localized to Dragon Ball Z: Battle of Gods.
In other Dragon Ball news, limited edition tickets will go on sale for the Battle of Gods release on 30 March and the upcoming release of One Piece Film Z on 15 December. There are 8989 tickets in total and they feature artwork from Akira Toriyama and Eiichiro Oda for their own movies. Here is a list of theaters selling (Japanese only), but they probably won’t last long.
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The Juice' Innocent? New theory surfaces in Simpson-Goldman slayings
The head of the network offering a new theory about who killed Nicole Brown Simpson and Ron Goldman still believes that O.J. did it.
That may be the most damning thing we can say about “My Brother the Serial Killer,” which airs Wednesday on Investigation Discovery. It suggests that Glen Rogers, a part-time painter, killed Simpson’s ex-wife and her friend while trying to retrieve a pair of diamond earrings at the NFL star’s behest.
“You may have to kill the bitch,” Simpson told Rogers, according to a profiler quoted on the show.
That’s double hearsay - an alleged quote of an alleged quote - and would likely be considered too unreliable to be admitted in a courtroom. But that sort of so-called evidence abounds in “My Brother the Serial Killer.”
The ID Films documentary offers an occasionally intriguing new take on one of our most famous unsolved mysteries. But by failing to acknowledge and address the weaknesses in its supposed evidence, it comes up as short as that glove did on Simpson’s hand.
The documentary already has sparked fury from Goldman’s relatives for suggesting that Simpson wasn’t the real killer. The football star, now serving time for robbery, was acquitted of the murders but found liable for the deaths in a civil trial and ordered to pay millions of dollars.
ID President Henry Schleiff defends “My Brother the Serial Killer” by saying it isn’t out to prove that Rogers committed the killings. Rather, the idea is to give viewers new facts and let them make up their own minds.
Personally, Schleiff told TheWrap, he still thinks Simpson is probably guilty.
“I think that he is still the most likely or beyond the most likely suspect,” Schleiff said. “But I don’t know with all certainty. I don’t think you can completely rule this guy out... He has one horrible skill, and that is his ability to kill people.”
Schleiff said the documentary doesn’t point out inaccuracies or inconsistencies in the evidence against Rogers because ID viewers are savvy enough to root them out on their own.
“We have a really smart audience, and I don’t think they need to be told what the warnings are or all the caveats,” he said.
Rogers, convicted of one murder in Florida and another in California, is awaiting execution in the Sunshine State. Though the show focuses on his brother and sister coming to the realization that Rogers was a multiple murderer, the possible Simpson connection “was frankly a key part of the interest in the documentary,” Schleiff said.
Much of the information linking Rogers to the killings comes from his brother, Clay, who narrates the film. He has the type of background that would invite jurors’ skepticism: He has admitted to robbing people with his brother decades ago, served jail time and says during the documentary that he and his brother once chanted to raise demons.
He describes the feeling of one clawing him from the inside out.
But perhaps his biggest problem is his trouble with specifics, including about how his brother supposedly knew Nicole Brown Simpson. Glen Rogers was working as a painter in Los Angeles in the months before the murders, and the documentary surmises, without evidence, that he might have done work on her home.
According to Clay Rogers, his brother reported “partying” with O.J.’s ex, and he planned on “takin’ her down” because she was well-off financially.
“Glen told me that he had set up Faye Redmond and Nicole Simpson, and they met him at a Van Nuys nightclub,” he says on camera. “He set ’em up to rob ’em. Whether or not he was gonna kill ’em or not I don’t know. He expected just the two girls to be there. But I guess that Ron Goldman showed up.”
That statement may set off alarms for people who followed the 1994 criminal trial. First, Clay Rogers is thinking of Faye Resnick - not Redmond. She was the admitted drug abuser who was living with Brown Simpson when the latter was killed. Simpson’s lead attorney, Johnny Cochran, suggested during the trial that Brown Simpson and Goldman may have been murdered by drug dealers trying to collect a debt from Resnick.
It’s unclear from Clay Rogers’ statement what happened to his brothers’ alleged plan to rob Resnick and Brown Simpson at a nightclub, or why Goldman supposedly appeared as well.
Whatever the case, he doesn’t seem to be describing the night of the killings: As exhaustively explained during the trial, Goldman was a waiter and friend of Brown Simpson’s who was murdered outside her home as he visited her to return a pair of eyeglasses left at his restaurant.
The documentary addresses none of these points of confusion. But Schleiff acknowledged Clay Rogers might not be a completely reliable narrator.
“I don’t think the memory or being able to identify, years later, specific names or dates, happens to be the strength of anybody, particularly these guys,” he said of the Rogers siblings. Still, he believes, they have no motive to lie.
The Goldman family begs to disagree. An attorney for Ron’s father, Fred Goldman, noted that most high-profile slayings yield false confessions from people seeking the spotlight.
“You can pack the Los Angeles Coliseum with 100,000 Glen Rogerses all confessing to the murders of Nicole Brown Simpson and Ronald Goldman, and nothing would change the fact that O.J. Simpson murdered these two people in cold blood,” said the attorney, David J. Cook.
But Clay Rogers’ believability isn’t the biggest obstacle to the documentary’s. The film repeatedly airs claims from Glen Rogers’ siblings that he confessed to more than 70 killings.
It fails to note, however, that he recanted those statements in 1995, which might call into question his other supposed admissions as well.
They include those he allegedly made to Anthony Meoli, a criminal profiler who exchanged letters with Glen Rogers and met with him. Meoli said that Rogers told him from death row that he had killed Brown Simpson and Goldman while trying to retrieve the $20,000 earrings because Simpson wanted them back after giving them to his ex-wife.
Rogers also showed him a painting, Meoli said, of headstones with the names “Ron” and “Nicole” and drew the supposed murder weapon.
Meoli said Rogers also described how he carried out the killings in brutal detail and mailed his mother an angel pin he said he had stolen from Brown Simpson, who collected angel memorabilia.
Simpson went to the crime scene after the killings to check out Rogers’ work, Meoli said. As a result, his shoeprints were found there, along with something that may have been another shoeprint. That possible shoeprint belonged to Rogers, the documentary suggests.
The documentary doesn’t explain how Rogers allegedly knew O.J. Simpson or why Simpson would trust him enough to involve him.
The filmmakers didn’t interview Rogers - understandable since he is on death row. But his pending execution gives him an obvious motive to try to delay it by any means possible, perhaps by confessing to crimes he didn’t commit. The documentary fails to raise this possibility.
Few know the details of the case better than the Goldman family, who say they weren’t told about the documentary until this week. They took issue with the decision to air it Wednesday.
“This is another attempt to capitalize on the most famous crime in our history, during what is an otherwise slow news week,” said Goldman’s sister, Kim.
The reason for the slow news week is Thanksgiving, a day the victims’ families will now be forced to spend thinking about the murders.
Mods - why don't we have a 'celebrity crime/criminals' tag?
Also this is a SERIAL KILLER post.
All right, we haven’t had a Rumor Mill update in a very long while, so now that we’re up and running on the newly-redesigned Bits, it feels like it’s time to get the Mill going again, yes? And with a nice Cold War-era, espionage-inspired logo to boot!
So here’s today’s dispatch: A number of our industry sources are now telling us that Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment is planning (and in fact may already be gearing up to) release their classic TV series The X-Files on Blu-ray. As fans will already be aware, the first four seasons of the show were produced in 4x3 format, like many TV programs of its era. The series then went to a 16x9 widescreen format for the remainder of its run, as anamorphic widescreen displays were starting to become common. The entire show was still broadcast in standard definition – not actual high-definition – and the visual effects and post-production were finished in SD. (Note that the first actual HD broadcast on Fox was for the 2004 NFL season, while X-Files ended its run in 2002.) Our sources say Fox has likely decided to “rebuild” the seasons in high-definition, in much the same way that CBS has done with Star Trek: The Original Series and Star Trek: The Next Generation. Provided all the original camera negative has been properly stored and archived, it’ll presumably be an easier task as the show featured fewer and less elaborate visual effects.
This wouldn’t be the first time Fox has upgraded a show to Blu-ray: They did something roughly similar with Firefly on Blu-ray back in 2008, although to be fair all of the show’s visual effects were upconverted to HD rather than re-rendered in actual high-definition to save costs.
If all goes well, we’re told the first seasons of The X-Files could appear on BD sometime in late 2013. We’ll post additional updates as they come in. Stay tuned…
- Bill Hunt
I would still hit it so hard, idgaf loving the beard
looking goooood even from behind
Never forger, bless the 90s
Comes out in UK around January 2013, haven't seen a trailer yet though....and yes both of their new projects have similar names :D
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Arriving to the NRJ Studios in Paris November 14th
On the Vivement Dimanche morning show November 14th
At the Macy Thanksgiving Day Parade November 22nd
At the airport in Paris November 12th
Taylor was spotted arriving at Narita International Airport in Japan.
Taylor was photographed at the Narita International Airport today as she caught a flight to Australia after her promotional tour in Japan.
More pics of Taylor filming the music video for her next single, “I Knew You Were Trouble,”
Nigel Barker announced on his site that his photo book, 8 Hours With Taylor Swift, is now available in Sony stores across the US!
I'm thankful for friendships like this.
Sources: 1 - 2 - 3
Jenelle becomes upset when she learns that she may have to miss a Ke$ha concert when serving jail time