Monthly Archives: February 2017

New Episodes of Original Documentary Series COLLISION COURSE Premiere on Reelz, 3/18

REELZ today announced new episodes of its original documentary series COLLISION COURSE will premiere Saturday, March 18, 2017 at 9pm ET/ 6pm PT. The series unravels the speculation surrounding car and airplane crashes involving celebrities relying on footage from the scene, police records, CGI reenactments and interviews with eyewitnesses to provide a detailed look at what put these celebrities on a collision course. THE MARCH 18 episode will focus on the tragic car crash that took the life of beloved Fast and the Furious franchise star, Paul Walker.

In Collision Course- “Paul Walker”, premiering Saturday, March 18 at 9pm ET/ 6pm PT, the action movie star’s shocking death is examined. In 2013, Walker is killed while riding as a passenger in a high-performance car driven by friend and professional racecar driver Roger Rodas who lost control of the car on a quiet industrial street in Valencia, California. What exactly caused the

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"COLLISION COURSE" ORIGINAL SERIES RETURNS SATURDAY, MARCH 18 AT 9PM ET/6PM PT

“COLLISION COURSE” ORIGINAL SERIES RETURNS SATURDAY, MARCH 18 AT 9PM ET/6PM PT

Documentary Series Explores the Stories and Scenes of Crashes Involving Celebrities Including Justin Bieber, Paul Walker, John Denver, Tracy Morgan and John F. Kennedy Jr.

(Albuquerque, NM) Tuesday, February 28, 2017 – REELZ today announced new episodes of its original documentary series Collision Course will premiere Saturday, March 18, 2017 at 9pm ET/ 6pm PT. The series unravels the speculation surrounding car and airplane crashes involving celebrities relying on footage from the scene, police records, CGI reenactments and interviews with eyewitnesses to provide a detailed look at what put these celebrities on a collision course. The March 18 episode will focus on the tragic car crash that took the life of beloved Fast and the Furious franchise star, Paul Walker.

In Collision Course-

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Autopsy: The Last Hours Of Bob Marley examines singer’s death

Autopsy: The Last Hours Of Bob Marley

Autopsy: The Last Hours Of Bob Marley

Autopsy: The Last Hours Of Bob Marley examines the truth behind the reggae star’s death in 1981.

The singer was first diagnosed with a malignant melanoma on his foot in 1977. Doctors advised him to have his toe amputated but he declined for religious reasons.

His illness progressed and by 1980 the cancer had spread through his body and he died on May 11 1981 at Cedars of Lebanon Hospital in Miami.

Marley’s final words to his son Ziggy were reported to have been: “Money can’t buy life.”

The series examines celebrities whose deaths caused a scandal or were subject to huge media interest. Often the facts have become mixed up with conspiracy theories and the truth is hard to uncover.

The show looks at the original autopsies and attempts to reconstruct their tragic final

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Crime & Celebrities Rule at REELZ

Steve Cheskin, the senior VP of programming at REELZ, tells TV Real about the signature shows on the channel and why crime- and celebrity-focused programs draw eyeballs.

True-crime titles are having their moment on both linear and nonlinear TV these days, and celebrities have always been a hook for viewers. Indie television network REELZ schedules programming that appeals to television audiences’ fascination with both crime and famous faces. According to Steve Cheskin, who serves as the senior VP of programming at REELZ, the content that airs on the channel is “an intersection of celebrity and crime.”

***Image***“On our network, the programs that we have involving crime must be told through our lens of real stories about real celebrities and/or Hollywood and movies,” Cheskin says. “True crime lends itself to great storytelling, and I learned long ago that you can tell sensational stories in a credible way,” which is what

Read more at: http://worldscreen.com/tvreal/crime-celebrities-rule-the-roost-at-reelz/

Crime & Celebrities Rule the Roost at REELZ

Steve Cheskin, the senior VP of programming at REELZ, tells TV Real about the signature shows on the channel and why crime- and celebrity-focused programs draw eyeballs.

True-crime titles are having their moment on both linear and nonlinear TV these days, and celebrities have always been a hook for viewers. Indie television network REELZ schedules programming that appeals to television audiences’ fascination with both crime and famous faces. According to Steve Cheskin, who serves as the senior VP of programming at REELZ, the content that airs on the channel is “an intersection of celebrity and crime.”

***Image***“On our network, the programs that we have involving crime must be told through our lens of real stories about real celebrities and/or Hollywood and movies,” Cheskin says. “True crime lends itself to great storytelling, and I learned long ago that you can tell sensational stories in a credible way,” which is what

Read more at: http://worldscreen.com/tvreal/crime-celebrities-rule-the-roost-at-reelz/

Gardner man’s voice is heard around the world

Like many youngsters growing up, Andy Barnett was glued to the television when the old Looney Tune cartoons came on. But he did more than just watch and laugh.

“I was about three or four then and when Mel Blanc did Bugs Bunny or Daffy Duck I started imitating him,” Barnett said. “It became a ritual with me.”

His skill with imitations eventually led to a career as a voiceover actor with national and international clients.

“When I started school at Overland Christian in Overland Park I was kind of a goofball, you know, the class clown,” Barnett said. “I was always in trouble doing imitations. Now I get paid for doing it. That makes it more fun.”

This year his career took a new twist.

He was retained by REELZ Cable Network to narrate the series, “Rich and Acquitted,” which focused on high-profile celebrities whose prestige and wealth enabled them to

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Coroner Reveals How Much Money Kurt Cobain Spent On Heroin

This past weekend, on the Reelz series Autopsy: The Last Hours of Kurt Cobain (via RadarOnline), expert coroner and forensic pathologist Dr. Michael Hunter discussed the medical evidence surrounding the suicide of Cobain nearly 23 years ago.

Shortly before Cobain’s death, “his heroin use increased,” Hunter said. “He was using about $400 worth of heroin every day. And that’s $700 in today’s prices.”

Cobain reportedly turned to heroin during his teens, as a painkiller to help him get over a bad back and bad stomach. But as the years went on, his addiction grew out of control, and towards the end, friends were very worried about him, Hunter claimed.

“This is an enormous amount of heroin to take on a daily basis,”

Read more at: http://www.alternativenation.net/coroner-reveals-much-money-kurt-cobain-spent-heroin/

What Really Happened To Kurt Cobain? Top Doc Drops A Bombshell About The Late Star

A troubled childhood, a life of pain, an addiction to drugs and heroin. What exactly led grunge pioneer Kurt Cobain to suicide nearly 23 years ago?

RadarOnline.com has learned that is exactly what the new Reelz series, Autopsy: The Last Hours of Kurt Cobain, hopes to answer.

As Radar reported, Cobain was just 27 when he was found dead from a gunshot blast in his Seattle home. But as the Reelz special reports, Cobain lived a troubled life, and battled years of addiction.

“Kurt initially got into heroin because it seemed to him to be a pain killer,” said Cobain biographer Christopher Sandford. “His whole teenage years, he was looking for various pills and prescriptions to help get over his bad back, his bad stomach.”

Psychologist Dr. Linda Papadopoulos has heard the “turning to drugs to escape pain” excuse before.

“While that is I guess kind of understandable in

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Smells Like Heroin! New Series Reveals What Really Killed Grunge God Kurt Cobain

For over 20 years, controversy has surrounded the death of grunge rocker Kurt Cobain, with many refusing to believe it was suicide. Now, RadarOnline.com has exclusively learned that a new medical team has uncovered explosive secrets about the life and loss of the Nirvana front man.

This weekend, on the Reelz series Autopsy: The Last Hours of Kurt Cobain, expert coroner and forensic pathologist Dr. Michael Hunter examines all the available medical evidence about the death of the musical icon, who was found in his Seattle mansion with a gunshot wound to his head.

Hunter says one key finding was that Cobain had a LETHAL dose of heroin in his bloodstream at the time.

Shortly before his death, “his heroin use increased,” Hunter said. “He was using about $400 worth of heroin every day. And that’s $700 in today’s prices.”

Cobain reportedly turned to heroin during his teens, as a painkiller to

Read more at: http://radaronline.com/videos/kurt-cobain-autopsy-reelz-heroin-claims/

Kurt Cobain Bombshell: Cousin Reveals Dark Family Secret Behind His Suicide

Grunge pioneer Kurt Cobain’s shattered childhood and an addiction to drugs and heroin paved the way for his suicide, The National ENQUIRER has exclusively learned.

Grunge pioneer Kurt Cobain’s shattered childhood and an addiction to drugs and heroin paved the way for his suicide, RadarOnline has exclusively learned.

The shocking revelation comes in an explosive interview with a Cobain family member, featured in the new Reelz series Autopsy: The Last Hours of Kurt Cobain.

“The whole Cobain family was dysfunctional. I’m talking all of us,” cousin Bev Cobain said. “The dysfunctional part was I think that he was living with parents who were using more alcohol than normal, and it’s hard for you to be a happy little kid if you’re growing up in a family that is fighting and don’t really know how to raise children.”

Kurt’s parents separated when he was only nine years old. In a rare audio recording from 1993, discovered

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