Monthly Archives: May 2017

Why Vili Fualaau Split from Mary Kay Letourneau, Who ‘Courted’ Him Since He Was 12 Years Old

When Mary Kay Letourneau was accused of having an illicit relationship with student Vili Fualaau, the story became an international scandal. Letourneau was sentenced to more than seven years in prison on charges of child rape in connection with their affair, which began when Fualaau was just 12 years old.

At the time, Letourneau was represented by David Gehrke, a high-profile attorney who got to know the now-married couple well — and has kept in touch with them for more than two headline-grabbing decades.

When Fualaau filed for separation from the 55-year-old Letourneau, the development didn’t shock Gehrke. “I’m not surprised that they got married,” Gehrke tells PEOPLE, “and I’m not surprised, in this day and age, that they got divorced.” 

Gehrke says that, beyond the tabloid headlines,

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First Look: ‘Copycat Killer’ James Holmes Exposed In New Show

On a summer evening in Aurora, Colorado, a movie audience sits down for the opening night of The Dark Knight Rises. Sitting among them is mentally disturbed James Holmes.

He’s taken inspiration from one of Batman’s most recognizable super villains, The Joker.

Intent on causing chaos and destruction, this Joker-like villain is using the latest Batman release as his location for murder, and his deadly rampage won’t stop at the theater because at his apartment, the clock is ticking on a time bomb.

PHOTOS: A Look Inside The Bomb-Filled Apartment Of Batman Shooter James Holmes –– See His Shocking Death Lair In 8 Clicks

Before the night is over, a killer’s disgusting joke will become one of the most infamous copycat crimes in American history.

Copycat Killers: The Dark Knight, Saturday, June 3, 10 p.m. ET/PT.

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Drug abuse link to death of Natalie Cole investigated on Autopsy: The Last Hours Of…

Headshot of Natalie Cole

Natalie Cole in a promotional picture for Autopsy: The Last Hours Of… on REELZChannel

Tonight’s Autopsy: The Last Hours Of… on REELZChannel looks into the death of singer Natalie Cole — and whether it was related to her past drug abuse.

Natalie, the daughter of Nat King Cole, died at the age of 65 in December 2015 from heart failure brought on by rare lung disease pulmonary arterial hypertension, the cause of which was unknown.

But tonight Autopsy: The Last Hours Of… looks at whether her death was linked to her history of heavy drug addiction.

Forensic pathologist Dr. Michael Hunter, who hosts the show, says: “Just prior to her death, Natalie was still performing in huge concert venues around the globe.

“So what’s happened in her body that she’s gone from an extensive tour to passing away in just a few months?


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WATCH EUR’s Exclusive Clip from Reelz’s ‘Autopsy: The Last Hours of … Natalie Cole’

*Natalie Cole was a music legend. The daughter of crooner Nat ‘King’ Cole became a huge success, winning nine Grammys on her rise to the top, but she had a serious drug problem.

Natalie’s struggle with drug addiction threatened her career and life at every turn and while she appeared to have turned her life around, Dr. Michael Hunter discovers that her dark past caught up with her and set off an extraordinary chain reaction of medical conditions.

Through all her health battles, Natalie bravely continued to perform all over the world and had an extensive tour lined up just before she died in 2015. What did Natalie actually die from? Forensic pathologist, Dr. Michael Hunter has the answer.

“Autopsy: The Last Hours of … Natalie Cole” airs Saturday, May 27 at 8pm ET/PT, only on REELZ. But you don’t have to wait until then to

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Prince Is Subject of ‘Autopsy: The Last Hours Of…’ Returning Tonight to REELZ

“Autopsy: The Last Hours Of…” is back tonight May 20 on REELZ with a story about music legend Prince. As is the case with the series, it brings clarity to both the life and the final days of the superstar’s life.

There are experts in the medical field to discuss the cause of death, as well as interviews with Prince’s biographer, Mick Wall, former girlfriend Anna Fantastic, fellow musician JD Steele and the Paisley Park DJ, Michael Holtz.

Prince sold more than 100 million records over a 30 year career and lived a fit, health-conscious lifestyle, one in which he was vehemently anti-drugs. But on April 21st, 2016 Prince’s death from a drug overdose sent shockwaves around the world.

Series host and renowned forensic pathologist, Dr. Michael Hunter, will analyze Prince’s medical history and final days to uncover the possible reasons for his untimely death at only 57 years of age.

“Autopsy: The Last

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Reelz Looks at Prince’s Last Hours for Their Latest ‘Autopsy’

Pop superstar Prince ascended to (one presumes) purple heaven one year ago and is now the latest subject of Reelz’s series Autopsy: The Last Hours Of…, which will explore the possibilities of why the cryptic one’s life was cut short, resulting in his passing at age 57.

In this week’s installment, Prince’s appearance as a “fit and health-conscious person” will begin as the main focus, says series consultant and medical examiner Dr. Michael Hunter, “but we’ll also analyze his medical history to uncover possible contributing factors in his untimely death.”

Prince Conquered Music on Television

Prince Conquered Music on Television

We look back the best televised moments of the late pop icon Prince—from his Super Bowl halftime show to his breakout performance on The Midnight Special.

With Prince’s demise ruled an accidental overdose of the pain med fentanyl, Autopsy will explore its larger impact. “Fentanyl [is] a drug that

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REELZ Unveils Fall 2016 Programming Slate – PR Web

REELZ today announced a fall programming slate packed with new original series and specials in addition to the return of viewer favorite original series. New series include Rich and Acquitted, Hollywood Homicide Uncovered and Scandal Made Me Famous. New documentary specials include Titanic: Sinking the Myths, Karen Carpenter: Goodbye to

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Lifetime’s ‘Girl in the Box’ depicts real-life story

Girl in the Box 8 p.m., Lifetime

This movie is based on the true story of Colleen Stan, who was abducted at 22 by a young couple and held captive for seven years. During that period, she was tortured, forced to live as a slave, and kept in a box for 23 hours a day. Zane Holtz, Addison Timlin, and Zelda Williams star.


Oprah: Where Are They Now? 10 p.m., OWN

The show files updates on Boyz II Men, Marla Gibbs of “The Jeffersons,” and Larry Thomas, who played the Soup Nazi on “Seinfeld.”

A Star Is Born 8 p.m., TCM

The 1937 version, with Janet Gaynor and Fredric March.

Rich and Acquitted 9

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Inside The Sick Sex Act The ‘Playmate Killer’ Did To His Ex’s Corpse

Peter Snider‘s jealousy over his wife Dorothy Stratten‘s rise in Hollywood ultimately turned him into a sick killer, a sneak peek clip reveals.

In the new show called Murder Made Me Famous: The “Playmate Killer”, the events leading up to the Playboy Model’s brutal death are retraced and retold.

“While hanging around the Playboy mansion, Dorothy runs into this Hollywood director Peter Bogdanovich, who she previously met at a party,” said Steve Helling, senior crime reporter for People magazine.

PHOTOS: Hugh Hefner Introduces Playmate Of The Year Dani Mathers’ Nude Photos At A Playboy Mansion Party

“When he met Dorothy, he went, ‘Oh my God, this girl is a major star,’” actress Colleen Camp recalled in the series.

Bogdanovich had just began casting for his upcoming movie They All Laughed and desperately wanted Dorothy to make her big debut in

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Hugh Hefner and Dorothy Stratten

Dorothy Stratten had the world at her fingertips in 1980.

She had rocketed to fame as the Playboy Playmate of the Year. Now, Hollywood was calling. She landed guest roles on TV shows such as Buck Rodgers and Fantasy Island. 

Things got even better for her when she earned a substantial role in the movie They All Laughed, a comedy film starring Audrey Hepburn, Ben Gazzara  and John Ritter.

She maintained warm relationships with several Hollywood heavy hitters, including Playboy founder Hugh Hefner.

Hugh Hefner and Dorothy Stratten
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But Stratton’s personal life was messy. Her marriage to her controlling small-time manager, Paul Snider, was on the rocks. Estranged from her husband, she started seeing director Peter Bogdanovich, who had recently split from Cybill Shepherd.


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